Saju Bistro
Saju Bistro

Saju Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sajubistro.com/
  • Phone: (212) 997-7258
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Jose Calleja
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Justin Bernard 2129977258x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, N, Q, R, S, & V trains to 42nd Street/Times Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Hippodrome Garage is located on 50 West 44th Street, only 1 block from Saju Bistro.
A word from Saju Bistro
Located in the heart of Midtown, our restaurant serves authentic French Provencal cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Our carefully crafted menu, extensive wine selection, impeccable service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere brings the best of Provence to your dining experience.
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Saju Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (93)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (63)special occasion (43)romantic (38)good for groups (38)great for brunch (31)late-night find (24)notable wine list (19)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. Had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Saju Bistro!
    Rubell
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    A friend and I went there before a show that was right across the street. We were there early, never felt rushed, and the food, service, and ambiance were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From beginning to end this was a terrific meal
    StipMan
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    From beginning to end this was a terrific meal. Arrived at the reservation time and were promptly seated. Waiter took our drink order and asked if we were seeing a show and what time the show was. We ordered the burrata special. Burrata with beets, some salad greens and some onion. My wife and I enjoy a good barrata and this one fit the bill. For our main course my wife had the Risotto special and added chicken to it for a few dollars more. I has a grilled chicken breast with mashed and ratatouille which was very tasty. For dessert we shared the Panna Cotta with berries. It was a terrific end to the meal. The overall experience was excellent and given the opportunity we would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    BunnyVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We eat at Saju fairly regularly. Food is excellent and the hosts are very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Theater District Restaurant
    ghhtooth
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I have eaten here sveral times for Brunch when I am going to a Sunday Matinee. Had lunch here for a Wednesday Matinee and enjoyed it just as much. Great selection of food, good wait service,very pleasant attmoshpere. My only complaint would be the noise level. I don't much can be done about that and I wouldn't forgo the restaurant because of it. Bon Appetit
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saju excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Amazing meal, outstanding service and the ability to have a conversation in a quiet setting - perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • France in the Theater District
    4food
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    You can't go wrong with this lovely bistro on 44th street. From the warm greeting of your host to the charming bistro ambience to the quality of the food and the service. A find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great after-theater place
    borman
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our group enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. The server was very friendly and a walking encyclopedia of Broadway shows.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another one bites the dust!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very Disappointed.Been 3 times in the past and recommended to friends,as well. Sunday Brunch Nov 9th. Coffee and hot chocolate were lukewarm. sent them back for hotter.No bread brought to table. Toast with omelets were clearly from packaged grocery store bread. Hey, it's NYC.Great bread to be had in the city. Had the most delicious bread @ Le Mirabelle Friday.No excuse for bad bread. Toast served lukewarm and unbuttered. 3 egg omelet was puny and dull. Potatoes were seemingly nuked and packaged. So called salad served along side omelet was 3 limp pieces of lettuce… Come On Folks… Pretty pathetic. I will not come back. Too many really worth it places in the city.My friend was scouting out places for Thanksgiving…Not This for sure.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Marie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was looking for a place near my friend's house that would have a diversified menu, good ambiance and great food. Saju Bistro was the perfect fit. Even though it's not located at a place we walk by everyday, it's worth the detour. The dim lights and bistro decoration give each table a sense of intimacy. The decoration included many leaves and plants because of fall, which made it feel cozy while still elegant. The menu includes meats, seafood, salads and pasta to meet everyone's wishes and everything sounds inviting. We had salmon and fillet with wine and it was all delicious. Except for a waiter forgetting one of our requests, service was very friendly, helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • badwaiter
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was great,the waiter was a nightmare- rude, inattentive, forgetful, inappropriate and ruined the evening.Appeared to be under the influence of something. We love this restaurant, but not sure we will return after this most unpleasant experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goat cheese ravioli!
    Teachceo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Favorite place for goat cheese ravioli with pesto! Service fast . Reservations a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Saju Bistro always pleases. I continually return and am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome grilled octopus
    lookinforyum
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were visiting from out of town, a friend that works in Times Square suggested we meet here for lunch. Lovely restaurant. Best grilled octopus appetizer ever. Butternut Squash soup also delightful. Quiet and easy to chat, waitress was knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLASSIC BISTRO
    SAVANNAHGILLVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We frequently eat at Saju before the theater, though this was the first lunch. The food is perfectly prepared and classically French Bistro. The French onion soup was dense and chewy. The salads were perfect, especially the special roasted beets, mozzarella and basil. Sanju is a good find that we're happy to have.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Have enjoyed breakfast here twice, and dinner just a few days ago. Always good food, without being outrageously expensive. Good location if going to a show. Ambience is inviting without being pretentious. One of my favorites in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Final Farewell to Cy
    WarmHeartedSoul1VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My colleague and I celebrated the 26-year milestone of one of our dearest colleagues, who's last day at work was last Friday. It was a happy and sad occassion, but we made the most of it by celebrating his life, work and accomplishments throughout his tenure here at our company. The restaurant set the perfect mood for this occassion and we really had a wonderful time as we dined on our own delicious meals. Saju Bistro is an awesome treasure on 44th Street. I would recommend this gem to anyone and will definitely visit again!!! Kindly, R. Cooper
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre debacle
    WarningVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The waiter was totally off. he was told we were there for pre theatre lunch and he dragged the service, A bottle of wine was ordered and he served the wrong one. for the sake of time, i did not return it. he was slow with the entrees and had problems understanding the order (? language barrier) I had been here before and it was spot on. maybe it was idiosyncratic to the wiat staff but It was awful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Marvelous
    HankB
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    One of the advantages of an attending an early theater performance is you get to your restaurant before the crowd. In this case, we virtually had a personal server, David. He was very personable, and his dinner suggestions were excellent. The food was done to perfection. Between four people the escargots, chicken, pasta special, Skate fish special were all very good to wonderful. The onion soup also was excellent, made more so by having recently returned from Nice where it seemed to be unavailable. We have been to Saju previously. but this was a memorable evening, thanks in part to David. (The two bottles of Macon Village also probably helped.) Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    HandyRandy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My wife found this restaurant by "googling" french restaurants near our hotel and Times Square. What a delightful find!!! We got there at 6;15 pm and ate out in the front part by the bar with a view of the street. It was fun watching people walk by and stop to look at the menu/special board at the entrance. The portions served to us for our dinner selections were very generous, nicely presented and tasted great. The wine selection was good and we enjoyed a moderately priced Pinot Noir. The service was excellent and fast. All in all a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    chooseyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Saju bistro was again my go-to for consistent good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent for dinner before the theater. Service was attentive and asked us about theater plans before we ordered.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant with style
    Goodchoice
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Once again the management and staff have shown why this restaurant is a gem that should not go unnoticed. The food and service and friendly atmosphere was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We used both the brunch and lunch menus and were quite happy with all our choices. A lovely spot for pre-theater. Very convenient location for theater district. Pleasant and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gracious host
    BunnyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We have been eating at Saju for awhile and it has become our "go to" place east of Bway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good Food
    Sheil31VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This is a very good pre-theater restaurant to patronize if you need to be on the east side of Broadway. Food is consistently good and service is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable-already recommended Saju!
    Ophira
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the food, service at Saju were great. Delicious and nicely set. All three of us enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    YorkshireExplorerII
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Poor service, just expected a tip and didn't think they needed to work for it! Steak that should have been bleu was well done! A disgrace!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Times Square Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service was excellent. Jean Marc, the Maitre D' seated us within 5 minutes. We were unhurried by the staff and had lots of time to talk. The food was very good and was served hot. My wife loved the Chandon champagne split. She said it was one of the driest she has ever had. I noticed that the theatre goers were served quickly in order to make curtain time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for pre-theatre dining
    TJW123
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    True to its name, a proper French bistrot. The food is really well prepared. Wine list is decent. However, the service is very slow so it's best to foresee ample time if you are going to the theatre. On the other hand, all staff are friendly and courteous which makes up for the lack of speed. Even spotted some celebrities! Definitely added to our list of local pre-theatre dining regulars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Staff & Delicious Food
    theaterloverVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were stuck in a traffic jam and called to say we'd be late. The maitre d assured us that he would hold our table. We were going to the theater, so the waiter kindly rushed our order. As we were leaving, the maitre d even suggested a short-cut to the theater! We arrived at the theater with time to spare after one of many delicious meals at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • laura8VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    As usual, the food was very good. BUT the oysters were not shucked properly, so our friend had great difficulty eating them. And the pistou was kind of dull.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great ambiance
    Allaboutthewine
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Beautiful and roomy french bistro, in very convenient location to Times Square and theater district, on one of the side streets away from tourist traffic. Had seafood risotto which was plentiful and delicious, very rich, but with just a little too much butter. Enjoyed the bread and olives on the table. Atmosphere was great, but service was a little slow for lunch. Fortunately we were not in a hurry and enjoyed the added time. Excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ent24
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The best way to describe Saju Bistro is that it is a pleasant surprise. Whether you're having breakfast upfront or lunch/dinner in the back of the restaurant, the food, ambience and service are all excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch on Braodway
    Samszasa
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went to the theater district for a Matinee not expecting to find a descent brunch for a good price. Mostly restaurants in this area are so so and they want you out a fast as possible. Here they let us enjoy a price fix brunch,$22 with a good selection on the menu. The portions were large and the brunch came with a cocktail. Very enjoyable and relaxing .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tortugita
    Tortugita
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fabulous find especially pre theater. Outstanding octupus and panne cotta. Intimate yet vibrant
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater Dining
    BKLPHD
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Convenient to the show "Beautiful", and excellent service and food. We enjoyed our dinners and found the prices fair. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post matinee
    writeratlunch
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had an early dinner after a matinee performance. The service was terrific, food very good, and reasonably priced. I'd certainly go back!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok place
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Ok place for brunch. Nothing special to say about it. The place was dead for the sunday brunch. Food was ok and service was below standard.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After Theater....
    VBDiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Was given this restaurant suggestion from a friend in the theater world as a great spot in mid town theater district with terrific food that won't break the bank...our dining experience there fit all the above. Wonderful food combined with friendly excellent wait staff made for the perfect post theater meal! I will suggest this to friends and will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.