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A little more mature than most of the other restaurants in the area, Tree is "Perfect For" Date Night and Dinner with the Parents.

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About tree bistro

tree bistro serves thoughtfully prepared bistro fare in a casual friendly atmosphere, from small plate charcuterie delights to delectable standards like steamed PEI mussels or steak frites with parmesan truffle fries, along with a full and eclectic seasonal menu. A well rounded wine list, draft and bottled beers, cheese plates and great desserts are also available (don't miss the fried oreo!). Guests can eat in the intimate dining room for a cozy meal, or in the more expansive canopied walled garden - an enchanting secret spot in the heart of the city. The garden is also a great festive space for private parties. Open Tuesday thru Thursday 5-11 pm, Friday & Saturday 5 pm -midnight, delivery service available.

190 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday, Monday and weekday daytime hours for private parties.

Cross Street:
between 11th and12th st

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 358-7171

Website:
http://www.treebistro.com/

Parking Details:
On-street public parking available on 1st ave. directly outside. Parking garage located on 11th st. between 1st ave. & 2nd ave. 1 minute walk.

Public Transit:
Take L train to 1st ave., 6 train to astor place, R/W trains to 8th/NYU, M15 uptown bus to 1st ave./11th st., M15 downtown bus to 2nd ave./12th st.
and M8 cross-town bus on 8th st. to 1st ave.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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tree bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Cozy (15)
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Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent! Better than expected. I do recommend the grilled salmon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding food and service. This is the kind of restaurant that makes dining in NYC such a pleasure. Perfect food, intimate ambiance, amazing service. Come to this restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

excellent food and service and lovely conversation with Colm the friendly Irish owner. onion soup and roast chicken were particular standouts

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tree was absolutely wonderful. The staff were accommodating and kind. We had excellent food, an amazing wine list and the owner even showed us around and told us the history of the restaurant. The garden had not yet been winterized, so we could not sit out there, but because we were celebrating a Birthday, they made sure we had the best table in the house. I will most definitely be back and will recommend to all my friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I came for the linguine with clams and mussels in a saffron broth. Been hearing about it for the last couple of years. It was everything I had hoped, and more! The steak frites was also terrific. Slightly disappointed with the escargot though. I think they add lemon and dill to the garlic butter sauce which threw us off a bit. Not bad but not expected. Otherwise, an amazing experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really cool place and warm atmosphere ! The food was especially tasting and the wine list so precious! I'd love it !!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We chose this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We were first seated in the garden room which was not fully closed off as the weather has been unpredictable. We asked to be moved to the main room and were immediately accommodated. Great food. Cozy. Warm and attentive staff. Will be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Charming French bistro with an Irish chef and friendly service. Food was excellent, cozy, quirky atmosphere on the back patio, reasonably priced. We all enjoyed tree and would recommend to friends.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a small, quaint restaurant in the East Village. We sat on the enclosed patio which was lovely even though it was cool and windy outside. Service was efficient and friendly. Two of us had the sirloin steak which was delicious. Would definitely return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

First dinner out in NYC and we picked a winner. The food and service were absolutely the best. The seating is intimate but can be great for a group of friends. We requested the garden area, which was great. This place is worth the effort to find it. We will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love it. goat cheese special was awesome, burger too. escargot, french onion soup yummy. large group and all delicious. Fun chill atmosphere. Great night all around, loved our waitress too : )

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful friendly service. Delicious well- prepared menu. Sweet intimate dining room.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went there for dining with a friend. The meat was wonderful! Also recommend the fried goat cheese. I would recommend to book a table if you are a group.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

A cozy but not cramped place with excellent food and service, and a creative menu. Friendly and relaxed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service poor. Food sub par. All looking old, tired not well maintained. Would never go back

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 8, 2017

In NYC for getaway weekend - Tree Bistro has great food, great ambiance, walkable.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Tree Bistro was featured on the food network for a particular seafood linguine and it did not disappoint! The meal was delicious, we also shared a delicious and perfectly sized appetizer. The service was perfect, no complaints! We sat in the garden and it was not too crowded, easy to hear each other and the ambiance was pretty romantic, but there are large tables for parties as well. Overall lovely evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very tasty meal. Relaxed service and relatively quiet made for a long enjoyable meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good food, nice spot to take a date, romantic seating in back garden area, would recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I absolutely adore this hidden gem! The staff were all super friendly and we even got a chance to meet the owner of the restaurant, who was very humble and hospitable! This is one of those places where they aren't cut throat and they practice good business ethics. The food was tasty and portion size, price is just right. I would definitely come back for such a comforting environment and the lovely hospitality service and food!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nous avons retrouvé notre fils , récemment New Yorkais, au Tree Bistro pour lui faire découvrir un nouveau restaurant et nous n'avons pas été déçus !! Accueil chaleureux, nourriture de qualité et quel bonheur de dîner au jardin !! Bonne continuation !!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I agree completely with the rave reviews here. Had dinner with a friend in the charming and quirky outdoor garden space. The menu is relatively short, but everything we had was beautifully prepared and delicious. The wine list, likewise, is very manageable, with a range of prices from inexpensive to expensive. We took the manager's recommendation of a Nero that was exactly as she described and wonderful. We had the crab cakes appetizer (divine), the crispy calamari appetizer, roast chicken and seafood linguine entrees. All superb. The owner, Colm, the manager and our server all tended to us, with obvious pride in the establishment an warm, welcoming attention. This is a hidden gem! We'll be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing dinner, the food was delicious! The atmosphere in the garden is great.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very happy with our experience and dinner at Tree Bistro. Had a party of 11 celebrating a birthday. The waitress did a fantastic job, we never felt rushed, and enjoyed ourselves a lot! The food was excellent, will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went to t his French bistro after reading reviews. It was close to a theatre we were going to and in a neighborhood unfamiliar to us. Hoped to have steak frites, which I love. The garden setting was very nice but the steak was so tough it was impossible to cut. As the waitress took our dishes away when we were finished, she asked how everything was but never waited for an answer and din't comment on the fact that most of the steak was left on the plate. Would not go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Just love it here. Consistently delicious with friendly service and wonderful ambience, always a great evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were a group of 11 (children and adults). We sat at a long table in the dining room which is a neat space. The food was excellent. They had several gluten free options which was nice since I am a celiac. Their desserts were yummy and they brought our group complimentary fried Oreos which the kids loved. It's not a family restaurant but they are kid friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Tree has been one of our long time staples when we go to NYC. The burger is the only burger in America my wife craves. We always take our little ones with us and the staff is very helpful and accommodating. Can't wait until next time!

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Tree was a wonderful experience all the way around. So glad we found it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

UNCOMFORTABLE CHAIRS.
THE BILL WAS A PAPER NOTHING TO SUPPORT IT FOR THE SIGNATURE.
WE SHARED ON PEN AMONG 3 PEOPLE

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I recommend the garden place in the back door when you have a date!

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday in NYC and dined at Tree Bistro. We found it doing online research before our trip and my daughter fell in love with its charm. It definitely lived up to our expectations and was an enchanting environment. Upon arrival, she was greeted with Happy Birthday and was allowed to select from a few outdoor tables under a covered tent. We selected a private corner table and had a marvelous evening. The food was very tasty and the service was nice. We did order desserts and after we ate them they brought out 4 fried oreos with a birthday candle. Had they brought it out sooner we wouldn't have ordered the desserts but they were so sinfully delicious we managed to eat them as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Delicious food at reasonable prices with a lovely outdoor garden. Feels like you are eating in the country.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

A lovely and special place for ambience. Food is original, but we didn't have anything not stellar. The spinach salad was surprisingly disappointing. The zucchini dishes were good. the wine list is oustanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Our first time to tree and we were celebrating a birthday. Beautiful evening seated in the back garden with excellent food and service. Will definitely be a new go-to spot for us.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Went for a birthday celebration. Prices were great and the nice ambiance was a happy surprise.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The serving staff are very attentive, but the delivery was a bit slow The snapper was excellent while the escargot were less compelling. It has a delightful outdoor patio. It was a fun place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Tree Bistro is a pleasant restaurant, good food and service, especially noteworthy desserts. It was a hot night when we ate there, and we ate outside because that is, basically, where you sit, and despite the heat, it was enjoyable and easy to take. It's a little run down, physically, but not problematically so, and by 9 when we left it was bustling. Good, easy place to eat...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

It was a great spot with great food and great service from the owners.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Our large group was well attended to by charming staff, food was delicious, and garden setting perfect for us. Has to be the best burger in the east village if not the city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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