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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 house made desserts are also available. 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.

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 - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00 pm
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. Parking garage located on 11th st. between 1st ave. & 2nd ave, 1 block away.

Public Transit:
L train to 1st ave., 6 train to 14th street/Union Square or astor place, R/W trains to 8th st or 14th street/Union Square. M15 uptown bus to 1st ave./11th st., M15 downtown bus to 2nd ave./12th st.

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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4.6

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4.7

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4.6

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4.6

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Casual (18)
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Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Romantic (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

After crashing a local wedding, hungry and cold, we stumbled into a cab with no specific location in mind. As we scrambled to find an address for our confused driver, a quick google search for "good restaurant near me" produced the name that came to be our savior: The Tree Bistro. Dressed to impress and starving beyond belief we sauntered into the small entrance and was welcomed by a warm wall of friendly staff and impressively quirky, yet intriguing decor. With little to no knowledge of French cuisine, the waitress provided us with suitable options for the night: salmon and the tree burger. We were overwhelmed by their taste, and the burger's dangerous girth. After a meal full of satisfied moans and lots of laughter, we were offered a free dessert by the gracious owner. 10/10 on all fronts. I can not wait to go back, especially when the weather changes and the garden opens. Thank you Tree Bistro!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

It’s an average food. I travelled 1:30 hr each way to get here as Trip advisor said it’s number 4 in New York. I have to unfortunately disagree. I am sure there are better places in New York than this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My new favorite restaurant - anywhere in NYC. Wonderfully intimate, with an incredibly friendly owner and staff. Nothing was too much trouble and they took care of us - including very specific allergies. The food was nothing amazing! - Perfectly garnished, flavorful, cooked to perfection. The duck breast was without a doubt the best I have ever tasted. The goat cheese souffle was to die for. The service was perfect - and the entire team made our experience special. Come here. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food taste is really special. Short menu but enough. Always there are some additional daily suggestions. The wine list can cover your desire, I am sure.
Good staff, small place, cozy and the most important: the food is amazing. Taste explosion!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I put a 30$ tip on the bill - 20% seems ok, but restaurant did not agree so they charged 50$ on my Visacard. This is absolutely not ok - in my opinion this is stealing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Second time there and reliably delicious food and great service. It was worth the freezing walk to, and from Chelsea! Thé cassoulet, roast chicken and steak droites are all excellent., but every dish that went by looked appealing.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great atmosphere. Good food. Excellent staff.
Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and service were incredible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The perfect girls night dinner. Impeccable food, great cocktails, attentive but not pushy service. Truly ideal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Delicious, they gave us free dessert too! Totally going back

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome restaurant!!! Wonderful eclectic decor, service was terrific and everything my best friend and I ate from appetizers to dessert was incredibly delicious. We had three bread basket refills!!! For all the delicious food we had the price was amazing. Highly recommend to everyone!

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a big group different ages and VERY different tastes. Everyone loved it. Good wine. Appetizers unique...fried goat cheese...loved desserts espicially keylime pie and Oreo desert.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Found the place last minute after searching for a late NYE date night option, ended up eating some of the best food we've ever had! The staff and owners were incredibly friendly and fun, very energetic and talkative while ensuring good service for customers. Perfect place to ring in the new year with great people that once were strangers, can't wait to eat here again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

food is fine , for the main course , i donuts prefer , because its a bit salty !
but the truffle fries is excellent ! There is a waitress who is very polite and sincere .
But the other lady , who take care of the wine , she looks a bit rude and arrogant !

for me , i wont come 2nd time .
this is a small bistro , nice atmosphere and environment .
But overall , not worth that price .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went there for dinner as a whole family. The restaurant has very cozy setting. The plants, family photos on the wall, dim light and etc. The waitress greeted us warmly and immediately served a basket of bread. That is the most amazing bread we have ever had since we left France two years ago. For appetizers, we ordered escargot and trio sample plate. We love the escargot the most. We used the bread dip the sauce left in the plate. Literally, we finished everything. For main courses, we had pork loin, duck, steak and seafood linguini. The steak came with truffle fries. Best Fries ever! The duck is tender and juice. Not dry at all. For dessert, we had creme brûlée and panna cotta. The restaurant is not near major attractions in NYC but it is worth to make a special trip to.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service, excellent food.
We will be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Tasty food, impeccable service. A little chilly sitting in the outdoor seating area during the winter months.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fried goat cheese is the stuff that dreams are made of

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have never encountered a more accommodating, friendly owner and staff than those who wok at this restaurant.
Add a cozy atmosphere, very good food, a nice wine list, a garden, and extremely reasonable prices, and it is difficult to find room for improvement.
I hope that there will be room for us next time.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fabulous neighborhood find. Food was outstanding for a very reasonable price by city standards. Very small venue but intimate without feeling crammed in. Owner on site and very welcoming and attentive. Restauarant was highly rated and lived up to its reputation. The roast chicken and coque au vin were the most tender and flavorful we've ever had. Definitely will visit again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We walked three miles in a snowstorm to get to our reservation and we'd do it again tomorrow! It was one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in the city. Attentive (but not overbearing), friendly, helpful service. French eclectic music at medium volume. Warm & cozy. The Coq Au Vin was excellent coupled with recommended wine. The kale salad, escargot, parsnip/carrot soup and french onion soup were delicious. Even the baguette met my high expectations for bread. We will certainly be back. Yum.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Tree Bistro was an excellent choice and even for a cold day in December the heated patio was plenty warm. The food is excellent and the tasting board is not to be missed. There are tons of options and the beer and wine list is extensive. The service was quick and efficient and everyone enjoyed their meal. We would go back for another business dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Not knowing New York, it took us a minute (20j to find it so neither of us were in such a great mood upon entry. However, the owner and his wife were extremely cordial and we both enjoyed the meals. I had the special appetizer of zucchini spaghetti and shrimp. My husband enjoyed the steak and Frites. The key lime pie was great and we know our key lime pie. The owner also sent us their special beignet with crushed Oreo inside. Awesome surprise.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Tree Bistro is worth a visit, great food, great service and excellent ambiance.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Exceptional place! We ate dinner at tree bistro before going to a show. The wait staff were all attentive and very helpful with their wine and food recommendations. The French Onion Soup with Spanish onions and veal stock was among the best we’ve ever tasted. The Green Peppercorn Brandy Sauce that came with the NY Strip was exceptional. And the Rabbit and Gnocchi special was not your usual special. We would definitely choose tree bistro again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be going back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

lovely night. rabbit stew special was amazing, service was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I've always enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of Tree, but when I was there on Saturday the music was too loud. We kept asking for the volume to be turned down. It made it very hard to hold a quiet conversation, and now I'm not sure I'll be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Over rated by TripAdvisory. I ordered a pork loin chop but it was very dry. The dish is very very salty!

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 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 10, 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 9, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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 3, 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 3, 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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vip
 (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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