Found this lower eastside restaurant on a Google search for French good and read positive reviews. Would never have thought to find a super restaurant in that part of town! The main room is charming , with comforably-spaced tables. Menu had many moderately-priced choices. Our plates were elegantly presented, with interesting combinations of ingredients, and quite tasty. Wine and beer lists were also quite varied. Our only complaints were tepid tap water ( nicely served in a table carafe) and too loud music volume.
The portions were tiny and the food ranged from well prepared (asparagus) to bland (chicken under brick drowned in brown sauce) to inedible (shrimps).
The service was mediocre. One of the waiter was nice but not attentive with our table. Didn't feel welcome.
Food was not incredible. I felt that the $17.89 meal was nothing but some stupid marketing to make people come. The night before I went to the restaurant Lucien. Even though I paid much more the taste was there. The bread and butter they give you was so so. I was just a little bit disappointed.
However, the 3 stars I'm giving you are for the atmosphere. The place is cute and I like that it is the only restaurant on this street. We arrived at 9pm. It was dark outside but you could see the little lights from Delancey street.
Not sure I will give them another chance... too bad.
The Lower East side is not close to us, but with the name Antibes and great memories of the French Riviera, we had to try it. Are we glad we did! It is charming, friendly, delicious choices, very Southern France looking; exactly what we were looking for. The bar tender was very helpful, my drink was great, we cant wait to go back!
The manager of the restaurant thought it suitable to stand by our table and order supplies such as paper towel and perrier
she then thought it suitable to stand by our table and scream at the landlord about garbage outside the restaurant
but the ultimate no no.......the waitress who was lovely failed to return our credit card to us.
My daughter went in to ask for it and the manager refused to return it citing that she had to prove who she was........fortunately our waitress who was lovely identified my daughter and acknowledged it was her error
no wonder the restaurant was empty on Bastille Day
As always, had a very nice time. The service wasn't quite up to par this time. The waitress didn't tell us there were specials, no less read them to us. I noticed them on a blackboard after I ordered. I ordered linguine without realizing there were two on the menu, I think she gave me the appetizer special instead of the entree I wanted. I started eating before I realized, but it was delicious so I didn't say anything. They also had some very nice live music. I'll definitely go back, the place is so cute, still one of my favorites.
The restaurant is very cute however I was quiet disappointed by the food. The appetizer was tiny and tasteless. The dish was very average.
The restaurant atmosphere is perfect for a dinner with a small group of friends. But the food was only fair. Octopus appetizer the best of the evening. Short ribs overcooked. Trout bland.
Lovely lovely ambience. Mediocre food. That's all I can say.
Perfect for our group of 9 seeking a relaxing dinner to unwind, intimate ambience, lovely jazz trio but not too loud to talk. Small menu and smallish entrees (which were actually just right for us) with only a few appetizers added. All 9 liked their dishes...broiled octopus was outstanding and lamb shank special was tender and very good...mushroom risotto and other dishes got high marks.
Staying nearby and looking for dinner spot. Came upon this little french bistro and could not have been more delighted! Ambiance like being in one of the bistros in france I had loved so much in years past, music, lighting food just right. Had the flounder - light, delicately prepared - lots of fresh herbs, sweetie had lamb shank - also perfection. Between the French music, candles, wine and food - was transformed to another place if only for a night. Can't wait to return - and by the way a steal for nyc - cocktails wine starters entrees after dinner port and dessert - $140...
Had the most delicious octupus here. It was nicely salted and crispy on the outside and so incredibly tender on the inside. The crushed chickpeas balanced the salt on the octupus. However, I wouldn't call the heirloom carrots a salad, as it's just a couple of slivers of carrot.
The broiled trout was so yummy. It was moist and tender and the sesame garlic was just right didn't overwhelm the fish. You could taste the freshness.
I will definitely recommend this place and come back soon.
We chose Antibes Bistro to celebrate New Year's Eve and it couldn't have been better. The drinks at the small bar and the service by the host, barman, and waitresses were friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and the ambiance was very energetic because the place was packed, but we expected this for that special night. We enjoyed every drink and all dishes. My whole selection -foie gras, lamb stew, and an exquisite chocolate and chestnut mousse were exactly what I expected. My husband was also very pleased with his own selection, particularly a fish appetizer with caviar. The only thing that didn't impress us was the ricotta and brioche as amuse-bouche. They also complemented the ambiance with a well designed playlist of French and Latin jazz tunes that wrapped the small bistro and made us feel as if we were at our own intimate party. I would definitely like to go back to Antibes B. for a quieter romantic night when we make it back to NYC in the upcoming months.
I booked this smaller restaurant with 9 other people with the intention of having a meal before an evening event. Our table was ready as requested and the food came out in perfect cadence. We finished out meal eactly when we needed to in order to attend our event. Everyone liked the food very much and the restaurant was clean, well kept, and truly adorable.
I went to brunch at Antibes with five friends over the weekend. the atmosphere was cozy and relaxed and the decor was beautiful. Lots of wood detailing and wild flowers. The food was great. We all had either the wild mushroom omelette or the eggs florentine. The omelette was amazing. However, portions were pretty small so don't xome starving. Our waitress was a little snobby. She took forever getting even our coffees and when we asked about substituting potatoes for fries (yes we did ask that) she was a little brusque. However, great food and an adorable restaurant. Would be great for a date or happy hour.