Permanently Closed - tree bistro

4.8
630 Reviews
$30 and under
French
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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, bottled beers, cheese plates and house made desserts are also available. Please note at this time our garden space is closed due to a major fire in the neighboring building.
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavidR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Many great memories. It is a shame it is being forced to close due to damage to property and business caused by one of its neighboring businesses. A great loss to NYC.

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vipSarahK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Just found out they are closing, hope they find a new spot in the neighborhood because they are one of our go to's and I will miss them.

JC
JayC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service was super fun and the food was amazing and so affordable for the quality

KA
vipKarenA
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love this restaurant and will return whenever we’re in the neighborhood

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vipheresthekicker
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tree so much and this visit was no different - so cozy inside, great menu and the best food, one of my favorite burgers in the city. Will def be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in NYC!

MW
MarthaW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service. We were in town for a family reunion. It is small so a bit crowded feel and noisy but everyone who works there was very accomodating. A very positive New York experience.

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vipGrandma6
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant because it was neat our East Village hotel and were so glad we did. It’s quite small but has a lovely ambiance. The food and wine were delicious and very reasonably priced . The service was excellent and the staff so friendly.

CW
vipChaseW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for a quiet, casual meal. High quality wine, food, and service. Ambiance was incredible - felt like we were dining at a hole in the wall in Paris. Will be going back soon.

TR
vipTastefullyReviewed
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to find a cozy restaurant that understands good food and service.

LA
LeighAnneO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood bistro with delicious food, great menu with options for everyone, great wine and cocktails and personal service

TP
ThierryP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Their website mentions that the rear patio is closed since the fire. What they fail to mention is that they no longer serve hard liquor only beer and wine, so I ordered a bottle of wine. I ordered the steak/frites. The French fries were way too salty (and I love salt). I ordered a creme brulee for dessert which was fine but when I asked for coffee I was told they don't serve coffee because their coffee station was damaged in the fire. Apparently they haven't heard Amazon delivers. The waitress working this night was not a professional, she walked past my empty glass of wine multiple times without filling it and walked past my table a half dozen times before clearing the empty plates when I was clearly done with dinner. This evening did not compare to my past experiences there. I hope they make a comeback.

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chaimp
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice small bistro , not exactly french , but very good food from top quality products ,and a wide selection of wines.

LC
vipLisaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went to Tree Bistro for a family birthday celebration a few nights ago. Everything about this tiny gem of a restaurant—warm atmosphere, inventive dishes and attentive service—far surpassed our expectations.

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vipRocky
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at tree bistro. Very impressed. Thoroughly enjoyed the seafood pasta, roasted salmon and special of the night, the pork chop. Delicious chocolate mousse. Is now on my list of places to go.

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ElizaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love tree bistro, such a lovely space. Food is great. Service is excellent.

H
Hardingham
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visiting NYC from Boston...took my wife to celebrate our anniversary. Picked the Tree Bistro on the basis of the great feedback and we were amply rewarded with one of the best meals we've had this year.

Zucchini pasta special appetizer was a refreshing start, followed by very good entrees.

The real show-stopper was the creme caramel with wafer-thin caramelized crust. Not your average creme caramel.....!

Pretty atmosphere for a Saturday night and service was attentive. We had a lot to eat and 3 glasses of wine and the bill was only $100.

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Trossi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since I ate at Tree, after the fire at the place next door. I've always been a fan of Tree and their back garden, which I hope is open again soon. Tree is better than I remember. Nice, expanded wine list. Gorgeous food, excellent desserts and friendly people. Ambience is lovely, love the brick walls. I'll be back a lot more often now that I know they've re-opened.

CL
ChocolateLover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, had a great pre-show anniversary date with my girlfriend.

MG
vipMichaelG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reading a couple reviews convinced me to try Tree Bistro and I'm so glad that I did. In fact, my work colleague and I had so much trouble deciding what to eat, that we decided to split their extraordinary pasta in between some great appetizers and that to-die-for chicken that is out of this world.

JS
JeanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy bistro with reliable, fresh and tasty offerings. Owner Colm is welcoming and has that gift of Irish wit and humor.
Good place to catch up with a few friends or for date night.

RM
vipRyanM
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent menu, service, pricing, and quality, we will return often.

AS
AndrewS
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great cosy environment with excellent service. Would highly recommend!!

GC
GlynnC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food here, excellent service from Kathleen!

TC
TraceyC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky, small and with great atmosphere Tree Bistro was a lucky find on our trip to NYC and was a perfect spot for a romantic dinner.

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Durreen
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The place is tiny. The garden was closed but it was not made clear in the reservation. The food is not completely French -- it was an 'European'. Overall it was a disappointment.

BP
vipBoPo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Reasonably priced French fare that’s solid but unspectacular. Decent wine list as well. Because the terrace is closed the interior space does feel quite cramped and fairly loud

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vipChloe11
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this restaurant! Consistently great food! A unique and romantic restaurant with efficient and thoughtful staff! A go to spot for us. We even got free champagne for a date night!

MT
MaryT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun evening with great food. Owner/waiter was very gracious!

GE
vipGoodEats
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad that Tree is open again. We sat at the bar and enjoyed amazing food with casual conversation with the owner. The dishes are thoughtfully curated and delicious to eat! I highly recommend Tree.

EM
EMJIII
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yayyyyy!!!!! Tree Bistro is open again!!! I missed my neighborhood favorite!!! The menu has kept all the old favorites and added a few new twists!!! Tue goat cheese soufflé cake is not to be missed!!! So happy to see all my friends again 🙂

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Hospitality, and organization need work.

Duck wontons - no.

Mains - burger & chicken were nice

PO
vipPOPOJIJO
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice and charming
One dish was not hot but they quickly amended
Will return for sure

LB
LucBelgium
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Hospitable and very friendly. Very good service. Recommended.

TP
ThierryP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My second time there, good quality food. Reasonably priced for Manhattan. Decent wine list, wish they had a few more lower priced bottles. Great service, friendly, family atmosphere

EM
EnricoM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

When we came in it seemed really noisy because a larger group was having a good time.
But we were lead in the rear part where it was comfortable and quiet enough for a nice talk.

TA
TorosA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband found this place for our anniversary and we were blown away by the amazing menu and excellent service!! The appetizer tasting plate was delicious - including zucchini fritters, duck wontons, and feta balls with chipotle sauce (a meal in and of themselves). My husband had the French onion soup and it rivalled any of the soups we’ve had in Paris. His Steak Frittes was done to medium rare perfection and the brandy sauce was peppery and added a hint of sweetness. My salmon was amazing and each bite melted in my mouth. Initially we thought it was a limited menu but with every single dish done to gourmet perfection, we will return here again and again. The desserts were so amazing we had three of them - dark chocolate mousse with real whipped cream, key lime pie with gingersnap crust and an oreo beignet, on the house, that came warm to the touch and melt in your mouth good !! The owner Colm was working hard, but made time to stop by so that we could give him our highest compliments. A Fabulous and Charming Anniversary Meal !! Congrats to the entire staff.

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vippatapouf
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great night with friends window table is the best. watermelon salad was fantastic. Escargots & steak frites too. Molly Dooker wine awesome!

JM
JulesM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a perfect meal (service and food). A negativ point was the seafood linguine which had a lot of cheese in it (BAD IDEA)

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cal14
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local place

Good food

Good service

Just did not like the noisy a/c in the quiet garden

Great outdoor space

FAQs

Permanently Closed - tree bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 358-7171.

Permanently Closed - tree bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.