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Bistrot Leo, New York, NY

Bistrot Leo

4.2
4.2
116 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

French dishes are served morning to night in this softly lit bistro with a bar & outdoor seating.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 219-8119

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have a wide range of private dining options that are available for all meal periods - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Sara Parenti & Chelsey Wells: (212) 219-8119

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Cross street

    Spring

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The C & E subway stop on Spring and 6th Avenue.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Hot Spot

  • Manhattan

    Hot Spot

  • Manhattan

    Special Occasion

  • Manhattan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TK

    TK719

    New York Area

    424 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    424 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch at Bistro Leo. Very nice space with great selection of indoor and outdoor seating. I loved the salmon and the banana bread with ice cream. I hope to go back soon to try their dinner menu.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    It’s very cute and service was great but food was not at all what we were expecting. Portions were so small and SO expensive. They literally put truffle on everything which probably makes them thing it is ok to charge $35+ for a pasta dish that you could finish in two bites. Also. All the dishes were very bland and that’s coming from someone who generally doesn’t need a lot of seasoning.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Horrible food. No flavor and tasted bland. Not worth the price

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Went to try the Italian pop up. Food was overpriced for the portion and quality.

  5. T

    Theresa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    I was stunned at how bad the food was. Our $37 mozzarella En carozza was awful, cold and dry, tastes like it was cooked under a heat lamp. The pasta did not taste fresh and the sauce was comparable to store bought jar sauce. Biggest let down of a restaurant experience I’ve ever experience. This cannot be the quality of the food served in Florence’s Osteria delle Tre Panche and I’m surprised they allowed their name to be used. I could see the disappointment and confusing on fellow diners faces.

  6. SA

    SarpA

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The only thing special about the dishes were the extra truffle on everything. The pasta’s were plain and were not tasty. Id rather would’ve eaten only truffle

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lot of good quality black truffle. The pasta is so tasty with black truffle on top. Good wine as well. Very special experience.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2

    We Had reservations w notification of our this being our anniversary. When being seated we walked past several booths set for two into an overly packed room with smaller tables for two. When I asked if we could have a booth or be seated in a different room I was told by the hostess that the booths were only for large parties. I mentioned that the booths were all set for two and she then turned to me and said, “The booths are for our special guests.” I was stunned silent. We were finally seated in the bar area. I will say that our waiter was attentive and kind. As someone who travels and knows fine dining the food was mediocre to less than expected. If not for the wait staff being so polite I would have been super upset about spending such an important evening at Bistro Leo.

  10. g

    gldb

    New York Area

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Duck prosciutto pizza. Need I say more

  11. AC

    AshleighC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was delicious. The ambiance was adorable, and the wait staff was warm and attentive. It was an overall wonderful experience!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner at Bistrot Leo was perfection. The hostess is lovely and the wait staff were so attentive and professional. The ambiance and decor…so gorgeous and elegant.

  13. NY

    NYOrangecat

    New York Area

    112 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    We originally went for NYC restaurant week, but after seeing their selections we decided it was not a good deal so we just ordered from the regular menu. I ordered escargot for appetizer and grilled sardines as my main dish. To my surprise they brought a small can of sardines with baguette. It was $18. I should have send it back, but I was too tired that evening and did not have energy. The place was empty and no wonder why. Everything was overpriced including wines. The interior was nice and waiters were friendly, but I just don’t see the reason to go back there.

  14. A

    Alpe

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu choices, and very good service 👍🏻

  15. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We went for lunch during Restaurant Week. The restaurant's menu had 3 appetizer choices as well as 3 entreé choices. We had the garlic/cauliflower soup (excellent) and caesar salad (very good) for appetizers. For our main courses we had the chicken pillared (good) and the roasted salmon (excellent). The service was excellent. We certainly recommend this place to anyone.

  16. MO

    MidnightOwl

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience. I think we were there on a weeknight but I imagine its a hot spot on the weekends. Great deep booths, dark sexy bar and really kind and fast waitstaff. Cant wait to go back!

  17. B

    Bobo

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    It was a good place to meet a friend for brunch and be able to hear each other talk. The food and decor were fine, but could be updated and more exciting (e.g., choices for food).

  18. JJ

    JerryfromJersey

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Typical French bistro food with excellent service.

  19. g

    gldb

    New York Area

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate outside. Great service and food

  20. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and food. Lovely wine menu. Will come back!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All very lovely indeed! From the moment we arrived, until exiting, every detail was taken care of. I’m most grateful to the entire staff!!! Q

  22. WM

    WorkingMom

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a really lovely evening at Bistro Leo. They serve beautifully executed classic French food. Their patio is beautiful, away from the street and protected from the elements, so a perfect setting even on a rainy night. The staff is lovely and were incredibly kind to our dad who has difficulty seeing and getting around. The tomato and watermelon salad is a must have. The chicken, duck and escargot were also big hits. Highly recommend!

  23. MV

    MarliesV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside, but inside looked beautiful! Food & wine where great!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great meal, lovely venue attentive staff. Wine list was a little expensive but otherwise great

  25. EC

    ElleC

    New York Area

    178 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious food…they do amazing bread!…came w/ the steak tartare & escargot, and the duck prosciutto pizzette was fantastic too! Branzino was perfectly prepared…tender/moist with crispy skin. Duck frites is a fairly small portion of duck, and medium-rare order came medium-well, but the sauce was great, as were the fries! Great cocktails & wine.

  26. BF

    BleeckerFrank

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    For a hotel restaurant very good. Nice bar scene. Spacious in the back.

  27. R

    Ronan

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Most of the entrées are $40. The waiter told us about a special. We ordered two of them. Delicious. And then we found out that they were $125 each when the bill came. I feel like if you’re going to get someone excited about the special you should mention that it is three times the average price of the rest of the entrées on the menu

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the Mussels so much! Amazing ambiance and even better food, met the chef and he was amazing.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was so accommodating! We love this restaurant. The food and service is 100%

  30. B

    Buddy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very good food. The Branzino is wonderful and the bread amazing. I recommend this restaurant.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    The service just for that day was very poor. We were greeted and seated with a cup of water and was told the menu options. Took an hour for someone (only because we stopped someone and he was kind enough to help us) to write down our order and get us a glass of wine and then they brought out our entree's first before the starters so that was a little disappointing. But none the less the place was amazing and id definitely come back on a regular occasion and not when its chaotic especially like valentines day!

  32. V

    Veronica

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Valentine’s Day dinner was great! They seemed understaffed which was a bit sad (not the staff’s fault of course ). although I had requested indoor dining on the reservation, they placed us outside— and the tables were a bit crammed out there and sadly, my BF and I were right next to a very loud table. The VDay pre fixe menu was not at the table so we had to ask for it but it was worth it! The food was so delicious, the wine pairings were delightful and our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. 4 stars just because the understaffing lead to some slow service and the lamb shank was nothing to write home about at all— but the rest of the food was amazing

  33. Y

    Yuliya

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic, except for the drinks from the bar. Stick with the wine which they have a great selection.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    The food was great! The music didn’t match the ambience.

  35. GP

    GaryP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The atmosphere and service were great. The food was decent. Unfortunately, the Valentine's Day menu posted on their website was completely different from the actual Valentine's Day menu, which was disappointing. I might've enjoyed it more if I knew the actual menu and didn't get my hopes up for a different selection. The dessert was not good at all. It was chocolate pudding with some crumbled peanut brittle on top.

  36. BC

    BlakeyCakes

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Waited forever for our meal and between courses. The kitchen lacked organization.

  37. JM

    JackM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Weren’t seated until 30 mins after our res. Took 15 after that just to get water...that continued for 3 hours. Food was ok but didn’t match price

  38. BF

    BleeckerFrank

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great French restaurant and bar in SOHO. Great staff and marvelous menu with very good wine list.

  39. J

    Jane

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Cozy friendly neighborhood gem, we go here often i the early evening

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was meh but the outdoor seating was a delight. Heat lamps covered all the tables so it was nice and warm.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistrot Leo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bistrot Leo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 219-8119.

Bistrot Leo is rated 4.2 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Bistrot Leo

60 Thompson Street New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The C & E subway stop on Spring and 6th Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 219-8119

  • Private party facilities

    We have a wide range of private dining options that are available for all meal periods - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Sara Parenti & Chelsey Wells: (212) 219-8119

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