Sullivan Bistro
Sullivan Bistro

Sullivan Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sullivanbistro.com/
  • Phone: 2122286091x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast/Lunch: Monday-Friday- 8am-4pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday- 9am-4pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday- 4pm-10:30pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday- 4pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Richard Galcik
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bleecker/Houston
  • Public Transit: We are located on 169 Sullivan Street, between Bleecker and West Houston.



    There are several subway lines close to the restaurant.



    The A,C,E or B,D,F,M lines to the West 4th Street station



    The 1 line to the Houston Street station



    The 6 train to the Bleecker street stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sullivan Bistro
Conveniently situated in the Sullivan, MacDougal Historic District, our little gem of a restaurant is a cozy oasis boasting plush magenta velvet banquets with a delightful European flair and a full bar. Perfect for small groups or a romantic dinner for two, Sullivan Bistro offers comfort food in a relaxed and charming atmosphere with attentive and friendly service.



This neighborhood favorite is not only famous for its early morning(open at 8am everyday)and late afternoon comfort delights but also for its hefty yet simple,traditional yet creative dinner fare that boasts dishes such as the signature Meatloaf,Free Range Roast Chicken,Roasted Salmon, Hanger Steak and much more that are sure to excite and sooth any palate.Our burgers (including the vegetarian burger) have been described by many as the best in NYC!



Please dine in with us and enjoy an evening of affordable,delicious cuisine, sheer charm and a warm,inviting staff.
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Sullivan Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (11)romantic (11)fit for foodies (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (8)good for groups (8)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Perfect for us
    LoveSohoVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We took 8 college friends of our on to dinner. This was perfect. Food excellent. They sat us in a wy we could all talk. Prices very reasonable. Not a destination, but very very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner before a show
    CarolmicVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went to dinner with my husband there this past Friday night. I ordered the seafood and pasta special. It was tasty but the tilapia was overcooked to the point it was unedible. My husband had the shrimp over risotto and he liked his dish too but thought it could use seasoning. He had one drink at happy hour and the bill before tip came to $54.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot
    Cskap
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We made a reservation on a Saturday night and arrived to find only two other couples seated. It's a pretty small place and very cozy. The wait staff was attentive without hovering over us. The Owner stopped by for a moment as was very nice as well, We ordered the Salmon and the Roast chicken and both were excellent. Compared to other restaurants in the area the costs were very low. High quality food and low costs in a quiet atmosphere, what's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • curious
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food is good but the best of all was the red wine from Montepucciano. We ordered bc we knew it woukd be a great choice and it was. Place is quite relaxing to enjoy good meal wine and company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    linat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    A friend who lives in the neighborhood suggested i try this place out and so glad that i did! I enjoyed every moment of the dinner i shared with my husband. While he had their risotto with shrimp, i had the milanese style chicken breast with basmati rice. The sauce (with capers and tomatoes) was so delicious but i have to say the winning component was the chicken itself! It was so juicy and tender that i only needed a fork to cut through it! Definitely coming back for that! To top it all off, the chocolate mousse was simply decadent! Service was an extra extra plus for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast done right!
    gbotti
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Made a lunch reservation but was happy to see that they serve breakfast through most of the day,basically brunch everyday! We ordered the banana and blueberry pancakes and the salmon eggs benedict with a side of their homemade corned beef hash. Hit the ball out of the park! The people sitting next to us suggested we try their burgers so that's another trip right there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I showed up and was almost embarrassed to say I had a reservation, as there was no one else in the restaurant. For dinner I ordered the tilapia and my friend had a steak. I served canned corn with store bought pesto mixed in as a side dish, so-so mashed potatoes and an underwhelming piece of fish. My friends steak, which was ordered medium was served well-done. While the 1,000 points were nice, and the food wasn't inedible, I will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay brunch place
    LSKA
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was the only place we could reserve Friday night for Saturday afternoon brunch. The food was okay, nothing amazing. It's a good deal if you get the breakfast platters but it sucked having to swat away flies the whole time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service and food.
    maz100
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Everything was good. Hummus, salmon and chocolate macademia tart were delicious. The steak though was a bit chewy and had too much charred taste.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super cozy and friendly
    DanSVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very small and cozy restaurant. Great food. Very kind service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food and service
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Went to this bistro for the first time with a group of 7. We had a nice table and an excellent waiter who patiently described the menu options and who came throughout the evening to check on us and to refill water glasses. I had a Bistro Burger - it was enormous, very tasty and came with some awesome fries. We had a Nutella crepe for dessert - it was also delicious. We enjoyed the low key atmosphere and chatted there for a long time without being rushed - a very nice evening. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit disappointed
    jeatherhane
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I read some review and expected the food to be amazing. The food was good, but I was not blown away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rachael
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Good food, outstanding service, at a good price. This is a small, cute spot in a great location. Highly recommend for dinner. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great deal
    Foodie15
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This place is a gem in a neighborhood with so many options . They give you a lot of food and offer you a price you can't beat . The breakfast menu is so delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I went in not knowing what to expect after looking through their menu. The bistro is on the smaller side so i wouldnt recommend reserving for groups of more then 10, however, it was perfect for two of us. Service was quite warm and friendly, and we were given great recommendations, i opted for the peasant chicken with some basmati rice and my friend went for the BBQ Ribs which were delicious with s great kick to it! Try one of their Dutch Crepes as a dessert. Yum overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MkayVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is more like a diner than a bistro. Food perfectly acceptable but nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Feel to the place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Overall I was more impressed with the ambience. It wasn't too crowded and it was a nice quiet place. I was able to sit outside on the small porch where they have a few seats to just hang out. That was a nice touch. It's a great place to meet up with a few friends for a quiet spot. Even nicer out there if there is good weather. Food was alright but the prices were fair so overall okay bang for your buck.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine enough
    BKDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I came here for dinner with a colleague. The food was fine...nothing spectacular. The restaurant was very quiet. I would come here again if I was in the neighborhood and needed a quiet place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice and quiet
    Bourbon92VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This little spot proved a good place for us to talk quietly with dear friends. The food was okay, with a nice variety and good-looking steaks. The service was fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 166 reviews are from the Sullivan Bistro reviews archive.
  • Delicious!
    PennyVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was fantastic. Everything from the appetizers to desserts were delicious and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small french bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I was hoping for a little more ambiance but it was a very local/neighborhood place, so not great for a birthday celebration. The steak frites, however, were superb. The wine was surprisingly not from France, but the service was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice and cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    sometimes it's difficult to find a nice And cozy place to enjoy good food, good service and not have to go to the bank for it in NYC. however Sullivan bistro was a great find, I will definitely return to try the other items on the menu. it's like staying home for a nice meal and having your own personal chef. the decor is like you're at a friends home, the service was awesome and attentive. the food was on par with some fancy high end restaurants but it's located in an off beaten path so you don't have to worry about a long wait and noisy crowds.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    EMP012
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    It was our first time here and won't be our last. Great food and wine, tons of menu options for even the pickiest eater and nice size portions. Can't wait to go back and try another item off the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool SoHo Spot
    TomEBoy
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    What you would expect in a bistro- nice ambiance, wonderful service, tasty food. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful, quaint bistro
    ManhattaniteVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Based on the great reviews, we decided to try this bistro that I missed when I attended NYU. The seating and tables etc are a bit worn and old which made me doubt my choice. However, as soon as the food was served, it proved itself and all the reviews to be true. The ribs were perfectly prepared as well as my friend's tortellini bolognese. The waiter(s) were attentive and accommodating. In spite of the fact that the place lost some electrical power later in the evening, we liked this place very much. Without electric power, they could not make lattes or swipe credit cards. Fortunately I had plenty of cash in my wallet. We will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    CassidySmiles
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Everything from the service to the food was top notch!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing breakfast
    ngab
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    While weekend brunch is a long held tradition of NYC, its not always easy to find a place that dedicates 7 days a week to serving brunch! After an incredible dinner experience, i decided to take my best friend for an early weekday brunch(they open at 8am) and was glad my first experience with this quaint little restaurant carried on well into my second experience! As expected, service was warm, incredibly friendly and so very accommodating! We decided to order the salmon Benedict, their homemade corned beef hash and seeing how enthusiastic the staff was about the banana and blueberry pancakes we went ahead and shared that too! Everything was prepared to perfection. The mimosas (with fresh OJ!!) were divine! Again,highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food, Service, Location
    Zone
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Enjoy weekend brunch in time for downtown theater. Neighborhood, friendly. Food variety fits most all diets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Greenwich Village spot
    ngab
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I came in after reading various reviews and looking through Sullivan's extensive menu and was really happy that it was everything i was hoping and expecting it to be. They were incredibly warm and welcoming and you could easily see why this place also seems to be a neighborhood favorite. I was in the mood for something spicy and decadent and so opted for the BBQ Ribs with their garlic mash potatoes! It was simple yet incredibly rich and flavorful and went well with the Cabarnet that was recommended. I finished off my meal with the chocolate mousse and what a way to finish! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice casual restaurant
    rrayllVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    This is a very comfortable and enjoyable neighborhood restaurant for a casual meal. Recommended
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very French
    ChelseaGirlVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My husband (who is French) and I both thought it was authentically French. Unfortunately the authenticity they imported to NYC is the dreary, depressing vibe of not very good French bistros in shabby little towns. The food was okay, not awful but not particularly good. It was a weird mix of geriatric diner and French food, in a very cool neighborhood.
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  • Valentine's Day Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I reserved this restaurant for Valentine's Day for 4:30 PM, knowing big crowds usually come after that time. The service was great, and the food was even better. I had the eggplant parmesan; the eggplant was cooked deliciously with cheese melted on it. The broccoli was set on the side. I also ordered a baked potato on the side, and it came with sour cream and butter. The meal was very satisfying. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My boyfriend and I chose to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I chose to come to Sullian Bistro for our anniversary dinner because it was near the Angelika Movie Theatre and it had great reviews on yelp. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We have since been back for brunch with friends and it was just as good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Small bistro tucked away but great menu and good prices. The food was slightly underseasoned but prepared well. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Village Dining
    Comista
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We recently enjoyed a fabulous meal with excellent service and the bistro. Highly recommend this quaint bistro
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    A friend and I had dinner here. It was our first time dining at Sullivan Bistro and we were pleasantly surprised. We shared the beet salad, which was delicious. We both cut out carbs for 2014 (...or as long as we could manage) and the server gladly accommodated both our requests to substitute items on the menu to create dishes that worked for us. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crepes
    KennyB
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Definitely try the lemon or apple crepes for dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute, calm, unpretentious
    skyline17
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Cute, calm, unpretentious place. Solid bistro food. Nice, attentive staff. It seems like an easy and pleasant place to return to for a brunch with girlfriend, dinner before a music performance, or a glass of wine and a salad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pleasant; nice family supper
    LoveMaine21VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We gathered for a latish supper with our two sons last week. This a small restaurant with a nice menu. Atmosphere is comfortable and understated. Two of us had the chicken milanese and seemed happy with it. I had the fish and chips which were OK ( a little too fishy and dry); Other son had a ham and cheese Dutch crepe which he seemed to enjoy. We didn't order dessert or appetizers. Service was pleasant and we had a nice time in this nice little neighborhood restaurant. It was intimate and allowed for conversation and family togetherness.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy & Very Good Food
    scarp
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    A really nice evening - good food, good music - nice atmosphere. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate