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About Bistro Cassis Manhattan

Authentic French Bistro serving New York's upper west side faithfully for decades.

225 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 579-3966

Website:
http://www.bistrocassisny.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Cassis Manhattan Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Authentic (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
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Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Cozy (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for a Date (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The staff was warm, helpful and efficient. The food was delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We have always lived Cassis for its excellent classic French fare, lively atmosphere and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is a classic high end bistro. The food is well prepared and of very excellent quality. The wine selection is super. We have been here many times. It’s not an innovative menu but a very satisfying traditional French preparation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had a lovely dinner here before going on to a concert at Lincoln Center. From other reviews, I was aware that the place gets busy later and on weekends; but this was a Thursday night, and we ate at 6. The bar was a friendly place to wait for my companion, and when we sere seated we have a nice quiet seat with some great food -- the skate special was great. Ill be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have dined at Bistro Cassis in the past and enjoyed it. That is why we made a 7:15 reservation last Saturday night. A movie we saw nearby, on West 78th Street ended at 7:10. I called Bistro Cassis and explained to the woman who answered the phone that we would be right over. She said it was no problem. We arrived closer to 7:25. The place was packed and people were lined up for a table to open up. OUR TABLE WAS GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE, even though we called to explain. The manager told me that they have many people booking thru Open Table that make multiple reservations and don’t always show up. I explained that we called. It didn’t matter—-he had given away our table. No apology. No trying to accommodate us. I prefer to go somewhere else next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The person who confirms reservations is not an asset to this very good restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We've been to Bistro Cassis many times, usually before a performance at nearby Lincoln Center, and it never fails to deliver on very good French cuisine. My trout almondine and my husband's sole meuniere were both tasty and nicely presented. All the staff are friendly and efficient. The one sour note, for the table at which we sat (and at which we'd never sat before), was the shaky floor, which rumbled like an earthquake every time someone walked by. So, a word to the wise - by all means enjoy your meal at Bistro Cassis, but avoid Table 20/1.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our group was pleasantly surprised by the great food. Not a bad word from anyone!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

good food, good service, convenient to Lincoln Center. We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It's a small, busy authentic French bistro . ... but it's on Columbus Ave, Manhattan, not on the left bank in Paris. The food - I had exquisitely cooked lamb - and attentive service are excellent. I was dining alone, so it didn't really matter, but the place - which was completely full - would have been a bit too noisy for some people and certainly not suitable for a romantic tete-a-tete. And it's a bit pricey. But ... I'd eat there again and recommend it to anyone who likes real French food. Oh yes, and it's really handy if you're going to the Lincoln Center, as I was ...

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My teenage daughter and I went there before seeing a performance at Lincoln Center. The location was great. We got there around 5 and were one of the first tables seated but next thing we knew the place was packed! Everything from the service to the food were great! The owner was there greeting people with a smile. I could just tell he was the owner from how he presented himself. He was very proud of his restaurant. We would definitely make it a point to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Best French bistro spot in NYC. Been a regular here for years, and they consistently deliver on all aspects

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our experience here was wonderful. We came for New Year’s Eve dinner and the food, atmosphere and service were great! Food was authentic and amazing! Granted it was a little pricey but we expect to pay more when we venture into the city. Loved this little bistro!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding and unpretentious French cuisine. Great service and nice ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came in for a relatively quick bite on New Years between two movies. Server was very accommodating, not the least upset that we were not there for a fully elaborate meal. That kind of service deserves an excellent tip. Still, with only about an hour, we were able to have a salad and a really delicious filet of sole. All in all very pleased. (The noise level does get quite high, however, in this restaurant)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Bistro Cassis on New Years eve. The food was very authentic french bistro fare with several items such as escargots and duck a l'orange that you rarely find on NYC french restaurant menus. Food was excellent though the service was rushed; probably because it was new year's eve. House wine by the bottle or glass was very good and not over-priced. Would recommend this restaurant as a solid neighborhood option with lots of local appeal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Bistro Cassis is a truly authentic French Bistro Restaurant that offers consistently good food. The Salad Cassis, Pear Salad and the Salade Lyonnaise are particularly good starters. The Sole Meuniere is consistently excellent as is the steak au poivre. And save room for the Profiterole for dessert.

The Manager and Host, Manny, is always gracious and welcoming to us. And the wait staff is always very nice. We highly recommend Bistro Cassis and have done so to our friends, who have always enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food is wonderful here, but the service is horrible. The waiters are all inept and the host is completely incompetent and rude - - he also is dirty and unkempt.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great neighborhood bistro. Food is consistently good and staff is attentive.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Snooty host and a member of wait staff we approached upon our arrival to get assistance . We were ignored a full 5 minutes when we entered the restaurant. We couldn't get anyone's attention. Food was good, but attitude ruined the experience. Fortunately, the waiter attending to our table was pleasant. Neighborhood restaurant we will avoid.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was wonderful. The service was okay. BUT

There was a central table with very loud people - - women in particular screaming everything they said. I wish someone had told them to respect the other diners. Remember when men and women were Ladies and Gentlemen and spoke so their dinner partners could hear them and didn't feel compelled to attract the attention of the whole room? It really make the experience less appetizing. It wasn't "Energetic" it was like going to a Yankee game.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pleasant greeters and servers, good food (mushroom & brie crêpes, pan bagnat, crab cake with greens in lieu of the crab salad), and good coffee (including a very finicky order for ultra-pale café au lait) all contributed to a lovely weekend lunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

As usual the food was delicious and the service was greaat. A bit noisy but the table in the rear agaainst the wall made for good talk and listening for th 3 of us although the place was packed and fairly noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and ambience! I live in the neighborhood and always suggest Bistro Cassis
When friends ask where to eat. My favorite thing is the mussels in pernod sauce- like no other!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This place is amazing! The food is really good! It is very difficult to find a place where you are treated with such dedication in Manhattan.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This seems a genuine bistro with some French staff, but all are reasonably attentive. The place is attractive if a bit cramped. The bread service offers a bit of warm ficelle and small tubs of butter and pate. The food is excellent bistro fare as you might get in France with prices you have come to expect in NYC: 1 salad, 2 glasses of wine, 3 entrees, 1 dessert, 2 coffees (all quite good): $195.00 including tip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Think about Duck leg Confit as Main with small salad and roasted potatoes. Cool.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I have eaten at Cassis many times. Particularly enjoy it in good weather when I can sit outside.
The food is always excellent or near excellent. I like the ambience and if it isn't very crowded, the noise level is tolerable. The service is always lacking, not terrible, but never great. I asked for coffee and it never came. My friend wanted skim milk for her coffee and they had only whole milk, which is very unusual for NYC. And the service was slow and not attentive. If the service was better, It would really be an excellent restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Finest French food in U.S. Waiting staff are the best and extremely helpful in recommending which wine goes with each course. Duck breast was prepared perfectly and the sauce was excellent. Try the specials. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Almost everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. The one exception -- snails as an appetizer -- had little grainy black things in it -- maybe burnt garlic or burnt parsley?? Otherwise the food and wine were very good, though wine by the glass seems very pricey.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I love Paris and France - dining at Cassis transported me there for a few hours. The service was capable and efficient, and the food was really quite excellent for a "neighborhood" restaurant. The decor is very authentic French bistro style and casual. We were there relatively late (9:30p on a Thursday night) and the restaurant was not crowded, so it was very easy to have a conversation which I liked.

The pricing is reasonable (for New York). If you just order an entree you'll have a great meal pretty inexpensively, but with appetizers and a two drinks each you'll end up paying close to $200 (including tip) for two. That's pretty standard, but may shock some folks.

I live 3 blocks from Cassis, so it will definitely be on my list of regular restaurants for casual dining.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food and service was excellent as always. Salads are generous and the steaks grilled to perfection.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was terrific: highly recommend the duck l'orange. The was fine -- a little rushed; water glass remained empty; no offer of a second glass of wine; no offer of dessert or coffee. The pate served with the bread is a nice touch. My biggest complaint was the maitre d', Manny, a part owner in restaurant. We had a reservation for four and a person cancelled at the last minute. We apologized, Manny gave us a table adjacent to the service area. I asked for a different table, he replied rather snarkily that that was reserved for a party of four (both tables were four tops but ours was adjacent to service area). The other table sat vacant for an hour and then he sat three people at the other table. I understand that we changed our reservation, but he could have been much more gracious "I'm so very sorry, but that specific table was reserved by another party..." would have been nice. There are too many other great restaurants in the area to waste time with someone with a bad attitude. Head to Nice Matin instead.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The menu had a good variety. My Cousin said the Fillett Of Sole was the best she had ever had. Crime Brûlée and French Onion Soup was superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I find Bistro Cassis to have become a very average restaurant. Over the past 8 years that I have been coming here I have notices a slow but gradual decline over the past few years, especially in regard to service. The staff, the ownership, the food all seem to be very tired. Items on the menu are frequently not available, little changes in terms of menu items, the food is average and lacks any uniqueness and the service has really declined. On a consistent basis I notice that virtually the entire staff has become disinterested and things traditionally done by the waiter staff is now left to the bus boys. Still a nice ambiance but little else.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always dependable French bistro classics from Coquille St. Jacques to Steak Frites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good luck getting the head waiter to pay attention to you. He roams around the room, talking to friends and ignoring the guests waiting at the door for tables. Food is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have been to restaurant several times.
Always pleased with food and service
Highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband is french and we often visit many french restaurants in nyc. We loved it! The food was amazing and the choices were plenty. Very authentic menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent vibrant bistro on upper westside. Perfect for pre theatre or just an evening out. Very good classic French bistro food with good wines. The warm bread and pate is a lovely touch.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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