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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
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Cozy (16)
Authentic (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

I expected a better meal and more competent service. The waiter was surly from the start. I asked him if there was a sauce on the fish and he said no. But, it came with a sauce that I would have preferred to have had to the side. I would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I was left out for about 10 minutes without being attended, even though servers and the floor manager were around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Always love Cassis. Neighborhood gem. Classic French bistro food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A wonderful gem in the neighborhood and great food and service

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Stumbled upon Bistro Cassis Manhattan by simply reading a Facebook Page about NYC Restaurant Week Bastille Day theme with $17.89 lunch menu. Perused the restaurant list for west side and took a chance. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I tried three white wines, none were chilled so I asked for ice. This should not happen in any restaurant, particularly one in their price category. The noise level was quiet because it was not crowded, when it can get noisy.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Fine food, thoughtful service, mature crowd! A lovely place for an evening with the girls or a corner with the guy. No need to go to Paris! Cassis is around the corner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Always charming with an interesting menu and a reliable staff. A must every time we are in New York.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2017

My sister and brother in law were in town from Seattle. It was my first time at Bistro but it is now my go to place on the UWS.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The restaurant is adequate but not worth the cost. White wine was warm.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food was terrific and the ambiance was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. It feels like it could be in Paris and the menu provides good French Bistro fare.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This time the head waiter didn't ignore us. The food here is always good and they have an extensive wine list.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

It is my go-to neighborhood place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Delicious mussels and frites; smaller servings were plenty. French atmosphere. The bill seemed a little high for what we had; maybe the wine was more expensive than we had realized. Overall great experience; we would all go back there

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