Bistro Le Steak

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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Bistro Le Steak opened it's doors in May of 1996. Since then, it has satisfied the Upper East Side with a classic French appetizers such as Escargots, Frog Legs and Shrimp St. Tropez. Our famous "Provencale" steak sauce has been a staple recipe that has continued to put smiles upon thousands of families for over two decades, Family owned and operated, this bustling corner bistro serves great food with a French twist! We proudly invite you to join us for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner or give us a call and we'll deliver it to your door!
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4.3
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CN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lunch is a good time to visit, as the restaurant is not very busy, the service is unobtrusive and conversation can flourish. The food is not over-priced and is excellent value.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waitress was rude, paid no attention to detail and got two out of three orders wrong. Food was subpar and service was dissapoint ing. As a UES local I can vouch for the numerous other wonderful places in the neighborhood, do not waste your time or money here.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambiance and value. We sat in the enclosed porch area which was quiet enough for easy conversation. Highly recommend Bistro Le Steak.

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A local favorite of ours. Dependable, friendly and good food and drink.

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came for New Year’s dinner.

The food and service was excellent!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

UE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We’ve always had good meals at BLS. Unfortunately, NYE was our first bad experience - crab martini appetizer - had no crab chunks at all and was a goop of mayonnaise. Unclear how they dish made it out of the kitchen. Poor quality control. Our entrees took almost an hour to arrive and the Halibut special was tasteless and dry. Others around us experienced similar disappointments as we overheard many complaints. Our Waiter apologized and suggested that the holiday crowd and special menu items were causing problems. From my perspective, the restaurant was no busier than a typical weekend night and I am not sure why food execution was impacted - the Halibut was a featured item.

We will likely overlook this disappointment and return again as we’ve had many positive experiences until now, but there are too many good restaurants in the area to accept another disappointing meal.

RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was very good, nice portions. Unfortunately one of the dishes we ordered, pork chop, was way over done and dry. The rest of the dishes (steak, lamb, and seafood) and appetizers were prepared as ordered and very tasty.

DC
Canberra / ACT
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a late mid week dinner. Excellent service and good food!

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just what I hoped for for Christmas dinner with my family. Quaint, warm, Christmas light decorations and a delicious meal. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We had the garlic Gorgonzola bread and calamari as appetizers. Yum! I loved that they didn’t rush us and that they waited for us to be done before the entrees came out. I had the sole almondine, my husband the ribeye, my eldest the burger and my youngest the penne with chicken. All were perfect. I made sure to save room for dessert. I had the chocolate mousse which was rich and creamy. A perfect Christmas dinner. Would definitely recommend for any time of year.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Usually the food is very dependable but maybe because this was Christmas Eve and much more crowded than usual, our steaks and roast duck were overcooked and a bit tasteless.

D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My husband and I have been dining at the restaurant for the last 8 years. The ambience is lovely, the service on point and the food was delicious. We have our favorites on the menu and are always open to hearing about the specials.
We had reservations for Xmas eve for dinner. After looking at the specials, we decided to go with a couple of our favorites from the regular menu. My husband has always been partial to the grilled swordfish, served with mashed potatoes and spinach and so he ordered it. When it arrived, he noticed that the piece of fish was half the size as usual and there were no mashed potatoes. We stopped the waiter and asked if the kitchen forgot to include the potatoes. He told us that some of the entrees that had come with a starch before, like potatoes, now come without, but we could order a side for an additional cost.
I can understand increasing the cost of an entree by a couple of dollars, but who takes away an expected part of an established dish??? Le Steak has its menu posted online in many different sites and none of them indicate this new policy. At the very least, after being questioned, the waiter should have brought over the mashed potatoes as a gesture of good will.
There are many restaurants around that we really enjoy. Sadly, we’re crossing Le Steak off our list.

r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok - too expensive for quality of meat. Smell of cleaning fluid throughout the restaurant Friendly service. However unlikely will go back

B
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bistro food. Don't let the name of the restaurant fool you -- they have have lots of great menu options other than steak, including excellent fish dishes. Festively decorated for the holidays!

SH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After spent $250 for dinner, it was definitely one of the worst experience I have ever had. Food was not right. Servers were unfriendly. I’m for sure never go back there again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went for a birthday dinner and the food was amazing
Experience but with the incredible taste
It was perfect and cooked expertly

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Food , Service and Ambiance with a welcoming attitude and classic French Bohemia !

OT
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was excellent but food was mediocre. When a French bistro has bad onion soup, it's not a good sign. We won't be returning.

JA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's really so good to have a neighborhood restaurant like this!

The food is up to snuff, the service is perfect, and the ambiance to match.

They have great hamburgers!!

All told, recommend highly.

t
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The waiter got things wrong- forgot one appetizer, forgot one drink, never asked if we needed anything. But the food was good, except a shrimp cocktail I should have known not to order in a bistro! icy-cold straightened shrimp- no curl to them at all, served on a bed of ice so they seemed to need defrosting. The escargots were so small we couldn't see one when it came out of the shell! - the size of a jumbo green pea. But the rib eye steak was a great piece of meat, the calves liver special was cooked beautifully,and the chocolate mousse came in a lovely martini glass. The prices are admirably fair for the neighborhood and the quality of the food. The wine of the day by the glass ($15) was supposedly Sancerre but I had to send it back- it was as sweet as a cheap cahrdonnay. The Pinto Grigio on the menu was jsut fine, thoguh.

h
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great pork chop and steak- juicy crisp and flavorful

M
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Unfortunately, food was poor, service very good.

c
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Food was very good but service was far below par. Asked for certain things and some never came and things we did ask for came too late.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there this month once for Dinner and once for Brunch... both were great!

L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good ; relaxed ; comfortable ; good food ; bar area is congested and noisy at times

SS
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently well-prepared dishes, both meat and fish entrees. Salad appetizers have choices and are delicious. Service is attentive and courteous.

D
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If you're looking for an unassuming place with excellent French food, this is your place. The staff knows the product, they write everything down oh, and the owner is always around. I recommend this place highly

h
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great steak perfectly cooked

WG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to visit and have an enjoyable lunch or dinner with no hassles.

JK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our meal was delicious. Thank goodness we had a quiet table by the window - otherwise the noise level was very high.

b
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great quiet place for lunch with great menu and food

FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us really enjoyed our meals - absolutely delicious! And the homemade cheesecake is sinful!

CR
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nice option if you're in the area. Friendly, accommodating staff and really decent food. Extra points for willingness to turn down the music (which NO ONE was listening to).

TC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will be back for sure.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a great dinner! I loved it !

PR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive and the food was excellent. We both had the evenings special bronzini with shitaki mushrooms and bok choy.

UW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Though we live on the west side, we come here to the best side at least twice a year.
Good food, great service and nice ambience with a moderate noise level make this one of our "go to" dining destinations.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this great Bistro!
It never disappoints!

AG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very reliable neighborhood place for steak and seafood. I have never had a disappointing meal here.