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tree bistro

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554 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 358-7171
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 11th and12th st
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Parking details
On-street public parking. Parking garage located on 11th st. between 1st ave. & 2nd ave, 1 block away.
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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.
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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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Host your special occasion in the enchanting hidden back garden at Tree Bistro, any time of year.

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What 554 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wet happy family evening visiting New York arbor tree bistro. Excellent customer service and flexibility and genuine engagement with diner.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Went here with a group of 8 for friends reunion. We are all foodies and the menu offered a variety of great options. The food was well prepared in country French style and delicious. Wine selections were good and reasonable.Our server was an amazingly friendly woman who handled our boisterous crowd like a pro. Owner stopped by and said hi, he cares.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We will be back. We are senior citizens and the noise level was a bit too high. We couldn't hear everything the other person was saying. The food was tasty. I ordered the muscles, and expected a smaller portion. They were great--not gritty. I had salmon that was very good. The Creme Brûlée was yummy. All in all, the four of us had a great time. The owner is from Ireland, and since we have been there twice, and I have relatives there, we struck up a conversation, and he was very personable. As I have already said, We will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was good, Parmesan truffle fries are to die for! Creme brûlée and bread pudding were disappointing, however. Creme brûlée was more pudding than custard, and the bread pudding was basically thick slices of bread.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I met with my grown granddaughters for dinner and we all enjoyed it very much. The wines were varied and excellent, the food delicious. Colm is a perfect restaurant host, bringing a relaxed and comfortable attitude and atmosphere - I look forward to dining there again and again.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was my first time at Tree Bistro and I absolutely loved it! The service so was warm and friendly and the food was just terrific! The wonderful fresh bread and goo butter to start was a nice touch and my roasted asparagus and fresh pea soup was a delicious starter. The roast chicken was perfection and I highly recommend that especially if love it with great mashed potatos and gravy.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was well prepared and served by friendly staff. They even offered gluten free bread when I mentioned I ate gluten free. Reasonably priced with a garden connected to the restaurant. Intimate dining in a small restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food only was incredible but the service was supreme!! If your looking for something that's unique in every possible way this is the place to be.

Great food expirience great date night!

Wish we had something like this in Germany.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The staff was friendly and attentive. Food was yummy.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and good service. Not sure if it was the kitchen or waitress but took more than expected to have our food. My 3 teens loved the Salmon raviolis but small portion (literally 5) Had to order more food

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lovely atmospheric restaurant in the East Village. Friendly staff and helpful with food intolerances. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Outstanding.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I did not like the environment. It gave me an image of poorly tidy tent

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Adorable Bistro. Called French but menu had a wide variety of influences. Weather was nasty so only inside dining. The venue is small - decor is eclectic and warm. The service was outstanding. The dishes were well thought out and focused in flavor. A foodies treat. Would have liked a cocktail but only beer and wine. Price points were good and the portions very reasonable. Would not miss a meal here is if headed to the east village.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is our date night restaurant, and it’s the most unique restaurant we’ve been too. Food is incredible, the staff is super accommodating and personable. Twice gone and gotten dessert on the house for just having good conversation with the staff. Truly excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fantastic! Food was great, service very good. Atmosphere is very cozy. Great find.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Quiet, easy to hear conversation. Gluten free options. Big wine list. Small and cozy. Very nice staff, they gave us free desert treat.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great!! Loved it

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Beautiful little spot. Very friendly service. Lovely outdoor patio, enclosed but enchanting in winter. Food was good, not great. I would go back for service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and service were incredible.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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 .

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service, excellent food.
We will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Fried goat cheese is the stuff that dreams are made of

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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