Bistrot Leo

4.5
28 reviews
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BRIAN LOIACONO, a former chef for Daniel Boulud at Bar Boulud and DB Bistro Moderne, will take over the kitchen at John McDonald’s restaurant, Sessanta, in the Sixty SoHo, to be renamed Bistrot Leo. His menu, in place starting in April, will represent a shift to French bistro fare from the original Italian approach. - New York Times, Off The Menu
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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Girlfriend had a bone from “boneless branzino” stuck in her throat and instead of comping us part of the meal, they gave us garbage dessert wine, which was ridiculous. At least offer dessert too

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S
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Dover Sole this side of the Atlantic. Don’t miss the steak tartare. For dessert pain perdu is scrumptious!

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EA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The hamburgers were fine, unfortunately everything else was disappointing.

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We definitely enjoyed the night.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Impulse reservation - Sat night. Empty.
Food over priced.

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CI
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here it was absolutely fantastic. I had the whole branzino which tasted like it was poached in butter. It was extraordinary! My only criticism is that they charge you four dollars for a few slices of baguette and butter. I can understand not wanting to waste bread in a day and age where people vilify and demonize every carbohydrate known to man. So just offer it upon asking. To charge four dollars for it is highway robbery.

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TB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Service. Staff was very attentive. Food was great!
Marcus greeter was fantastic. Loved the conversation with him as I waited for car service

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SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food design and service.. one of the best under the radar spots in soho

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Top notch service and excellent food. Fausto at the bar is the best! Cocktail maestro that we knew from his prior bar. Food was excellent and service from our waitress and the som top notch. Will be back!

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T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

ordered mussels and they were terrible.........but they did give us a new entree

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but I think I coulda got more for my money. Service was excellent and the place itself was very nice.

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My creme brûlée was curdled. Thats not the end of the world, but it was a little disappointing. Starter and main dish (a salad and risotto) were good, but there are better French restaurants in town with better value and atmosphere.

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ML
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate brunch here, quiche, croque monsieur, french omelette, etc. Very classic preparations, with the omelette perfectly, slightly underdone, croque monsieur crisp and flavorful, and the quiche dense with flavor. We sat at the outdoor terrace on a drizzly morning, very peaceful and quiet. The restaurant is co-located with a hotel and near to, but a couple blocks off 6th Ave., thus it was a very quiet street.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The Service and the hosting were very good, just nice people. Lunching outside on a beautiful day was very pleasant and relaxing. The food was more French Carib. than that of any particular french Provence.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Bistro Leo is one of our stable of regular SoHo restaurants. We especially enjoy the steak frites which are usually cooked to perfection. This time, however, on a Sunday night, 4 out of 5 of us had to return them for being overdone. Unfortunately, the second round was not much better. We’ll chalk it up to going to a NYC restaurant on a Sunday night, but it was still disappointing.
The waiting staff was very attentive and did try to make up w some comps but there is only so much they could do....

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Bistrot Leo has a lovely setting in Soho with a pleasant outdoor dining area. It's a pretty place both inside and out. But the food was extremely disappointing: skimpy portions, failed recipes (for example the crème brulée). We thought the prices excessive.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is awesome best chicken. But service is soso

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4
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the chef and his team are a talented bunch. Service was professional and courteous. All in all a very good experience and we will definitely return. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Ordered a side of bacon, came towards the end of my meal after I asked for it three times. No one cared to refill our waters.. we asked for some lemon wedges, the women who brought it literally yelled at us. Our coffee was just sub par. The eggs benedict was good but we couldnt enjoy it after all of this. Had a good experience the week before for breakfast but this week my experience was really really bad.

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FI
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. The Salmon en papilotte was perfectly cooked and accompanying cherry tomatoes, quinoa and broccoli made a harmonious and balanced plate of heaven.

The chocolate cremeaux is fantastic, with a deep richness of chocolate that is memorable.

Service was excellent and ambiance special enough for romantic dining or a business meal.

Truly enjoyed our time here!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious. Tried several apps, salads and desserts. Loved all of them. The pork rillons, steak tartare and potato mille feuille were our top favorites. Don’t forget the desert... banana pan perdu was out of this world. Cocktails were also up to par. Would definitely return here again. I give this place a huge thumbs up. Perfect!!!

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and our server was wonderful!

We had dinner outside on the patio but can't wait to come back again and sit inside in the back - the decor is gorgeous.

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfect! Staff was friendly and helpful.

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a
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bistrot Leo is expensive but definitely worth it. The foie gras was exceptional and the wine list has a good range of choices and prices. Going to a hotel for a good meal may be unusual we will definitely return

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S
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The beginning was great to have a table outside. Drinks and waiter service were extremely sporadic and seemed as if we had been asking a favor to see when things would come to the table. The busboys were attentive. Place wasn’t crowded and waited an hour for entries. Host was trying to help but was clear the wait staff sitting around had focus on larger tables and others and overall a real disappointment. The place is really cool but clearly alot of issues for a new restaurant.

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D
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent new place. The GM and bartender were excellent. The Steak Tartare was outstanding. The Foie Gras had great flavor but a little too chilled. The Filet Au Poive would have been a 5 star for the sauce alone but unfortunately some of the peppercorns in the curst of the steak tasted burnt. The short rib was massive and delicious. NOTE: The DOH was there for an inspection which I am sure did not help matters in the kitchen (Ex: Foie Gras temp) but they still did an incredible job. Looking forward to a return trip. Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service
Food took forever, unfriendly stuff, over cooked steak
Never again

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal! Decor was amazing! Outside seating was great!

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