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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Casual (18)
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Authentic (18)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Romantic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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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 8, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 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 6, 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 December 1, 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 28, 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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·Dined on November 25, 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 23, 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 18, 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 12, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Girls night out - the fried calamari was very good. I had the pork chop with salad and the meat itself was very dry. I didn’t eat much of the chop but the salad was delicious. Took home the leftover chop and put that in another salad. All in all, got two meals so it didn’t turn out badly after all.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Consistently delicious and excellent meals. Best local French restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Terrific dinner from start to finish. Checks all the successful bistro boxes--good choice of traditional bistro fare, French ambiance, delicious food served quickly and thankfully hot from the kitchen.

Easy to see why it is so very popular--glad we reserved!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, nice service. A bit crowded... we had folks standing behind us waiting to be seated which detracted from the dining experience a bit. I could handle that in a diner or cafe, but not while trying to enjoy my dinner. All aside though, we would return, but when it is not prime time unless management comes up with a better traffic plan for guests who are waiting.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My ladyfriend and I had visited Paris last fall (2016). Dining here transported us back there, flooding us with good memories. Our server was quite efficient and friendly, and the fact that he originally hailed from Corsica brought even more ambiance to our experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent as Usual. Great French Bistro food. Always have had an excellent meal there, and this time was no exception. Food, service and Ambiance were outstanding. Try the Sole Meuniere, The Steak Frites and the Steak Au Pouvre. And leave room for the Profiterole.

Manny the manager always remembers us and that is always appreciated.

Definitely go there for Excellent, Authentic French Bistro Cuisine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This has been a tradition for us as we have spent time in and out of NYC for about 15 years. It is just a lovely neighborhood bistro with regulars, visitors, and a great welcoming staff, good French bistro menu and lovely wine offerings. It is not fancy- just perfect. We eat in places that are far more expensive and enjoy them- but we always fit in a visit to Cassis for the welcome back- it does have the feel of a French neighborhood bistro and I am delighted that they have never lost that

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The mussels mariniere and trout almondine were fantastic. Best ever. The pork chop was a bit dry. Wine and service very good. We left happy.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our family of 5 shared dinner at Bistro Cassis. The food was delicious Italian, good wine suggestions & service was fast and friendly. We would return again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Cassis used to have wonderful, sizzling steak and frites. last night's dinner was cold and over-cooked. I can't imagine that old management (if it has been taken over), would stand for that level of food.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is a good place to have French food in our neighborhood. The dishes are all well prepared and what one wants in a French bistro. The bread is served with delicious butter and pate that is hard to resist.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A great little spot on upper west side. Great little French bistro. Service was terrific and always with a smile. Great food. Will be back again

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We sat for fifteen minutes until the waitress brought menus. I took her ten more minutes to take our order. The less than adequate food arrived in thirty more minutes. $7.00 for french fries is highway robbery!

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

Bistro Cassis provided a uniquely different and cozy restaurant for my friend and I to get-together and to enjoy an excellent meal with professional and attentive service. On Saturday evening it was just about full, so it was a little noisy at times, but we sat on the side near the rear of the restaurant so we have no complaints. We could hear each other talking, which is always a challenge in a restaurant. All in all, we had a delightful evening with wonderful and delicious food.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent steaks. Friendly and efficient service. Limited wine list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Consistently excellent. Had the red snapper special which was delicious. My husband had the trout which he said was amazing. One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Cannot say enough good things. Staff and food wonderful. Told friends about it & they go every time they come to NYC!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service was not good or friendly at all, our server was actually quite rude and the manager didn't seem to care when told about it. The food was just ok, basic fare like eggs Benedict,m was bland and overpriced,m: $25 for eggs Benedict and a watered down cocktail.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Canned tuna on salad nicoise just doesn't cut it. Had to wait 15 minutes before rolls were served and had to ask for a second - never offered. None of above is like it used to be. Service very mediocre.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A classic French bistro and a welcome alternative on the west side.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Thanks for a great dinner and excellent service. I live in the neighborhood and eat at Cassis at least once a month and it's consistently very good.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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