Saju Bistro
Saju Bistro

Saju Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sajubistro.com/
  • Phone: 2129977258x
  • 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
161 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (83)great for lunch (56)fit for foodies (53)special occasion (39)romantic (36)good for groups (34)great for brunch (30)late-night find (21)notable wine list (16)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Pre-theatre debacle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Horrible service
    PDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    we had to ask five different people and waited over 15 minutes to get a glass of water. will never go back to this restaurant
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • UESFOODIEVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Reasonable and good bistro in the theatre district. Would definitely consider when next looking for a restaurant pre-theater.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food & Good service
    stagestruck
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had a very nice experience. Enjoyed the food and enjoyed very professional service. This was my 5th time at Saju. I recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    One of my favorite theatre district haunts. Food is consistently good, prices are reasonable, and service is always attentive to theatre time constraints. Highly recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A french gem in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated a friend's 65th birthday who had come back home to NYC after many years. There were 5 of us and we had a wonderful time. The food is always exceptional and the service is perfect. The ambience of the restaurant is very homey and french and I always enjoy being there. I have recommended this restaurant to many and everyone is always more than satisfied. Thanks so much for making our celebration a wonderful success!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • clean plate club
    Annie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Six of us went to Saju prior to the theater. We were given a round table as requested. The waitress was delightful and helpful. The busboys were very quick to respond to our requests. And, the food was fab! Three people had the salmon which they loved. Two of us had the seafood grill which was delicious and one had the turkey burger with a side that they said was great. Everyone of us had a clean plate at the end of diner! The 3 desserts we shared were also yummy. My husband and I were here once before but our friends never were. They certainly will be returning soon as well as recommending this bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exellent Services
    SmartChoices
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went in with a short timeline and an expectatio. For good food . Got both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food options!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great variety of food. Hamburger to great fish options! We all had something different and all cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and fast service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Staff is very conscious of customers' time for theatre show. Very attentive and good seafood! Other reviews' helped me select this french bistro. Worth going especially for pre-theatre dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried and true
    JudithVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food quality is consistent; good sized portions, but service is sometimes uneven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for casual Business Lunch
    JRD63VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Quick service, wide menu and good food in a french bistro atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro food in Theater District
    DK1362
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good quality food at reasonable prices. Was not too busy the Sunday dinner we were here. We enjoyed our comfortable surroundings, good service and dinner. I rate this restaurant above average and you get what you would expect from a bistro.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Food @ Times Sq & Theaters
    KDAA
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were running late but the host was very considerate to honor our reservation of 9! We were pleased to find ample room here...good sized table for us and a bar in the front of the restaurant. The menu choices were good for breakfast and lunch...and satisfied all of our 4 young men who are all over 6' 4" & know how to eat! But the items were refined enough to satisfy my husband and me...nice French options with enough choice mixed in for everyone. Prix Fixe Menu for Brunch was appreciated...Mimosas or Bloodies and a meal for $33ish. All in all a very solid option in the chaos near Times Square and the Theater district.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before theatre
    Spads26
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Saju Bistro was a great place to go before a theatre matinee. Service was great...food was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find....
    Nistrach
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Based on the great reviews we booked Saju Bistro in advance of leaving Scotland with the aim of enjoying a pre-theatre. It was an excellent move. The food was superb and we ended up going a la carte in any case. Highly recommended..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveoutdoordining
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved being able to sit by the open window for our 5th anniversary! We were running late due to traffic but staff held our special table!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saju Bistro
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great - We enjoyed ourselves once again at this European inspired Bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish I could be more positive
    BklndfVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My wife and I had a dreadful evening. It's not completely the restaurant's fault: The level of noise at the restaurant is brutal, not "energetic." The problem is the decor: all plaster and hard surfaces. It's just a loud place. And yes, part of the problem was other patrons who, mostly, were yelling (because once one groups starts talking loudly, so do you). If you want to eat and talk, this is not the place. if you want to eat and yell, go. Food was quite good. Service ended up fine, but started out with a major misstep--we were ignored while tables on either side, seated at the same time, had drinks and appetizers before we were even told the specials. After we made a fuss with the waiter, he recovered well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic