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Bistrot Leo, New York, NY

Bistrot Leo

4.4
4.4
124 Reviews
$50 and over
French
French dishes are served morning to night in this softly lit bistro with a bar & outdoor seating.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 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

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

124 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice spot but arrogant service. We felt not welcome.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the comfortable seating options and table arrangements

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  3. MariaG

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We chose to sit outside, but it looked like the staff would constantly forget about our table (it was around 6:30 and the restaurant was pretty empty) We had ordered appetizers and they forgot part of the order so by the time the 3rd appetizer arrived, so did the steak. Therefore it was unnecessary to have the 3rd appetizer come out with the main courses. I ordered an extra dirty martini, but I had to send it back twice because it felt they were not adding enough olive brine, and kept adding more vermouth instead. I ended up having to change my drink, which they also forgot about. I had to go inside and ask someone where my drink was, which then arrived really late as well and I received it with the wine I ordered to have with my main course. Which didn’t really make any sense. I went for the first time earlier this year, and it was a completely different experience that I genuinely enjoyed and wanted to come back for. But it wasn’t good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    クラシカルな雰囲気が素敵で、もてなしも良く、コスパも良くて気に入ってます

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  5. Alio

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here for the NYC restaurant week. The portions were generous and good value for the money. The service was very good and staff were attentive. The food was just okay; I’m not sure why other people were raving about it. First time coming here, and judging from the menu, I don’t think this should be classified as a French restaurant. Most of the menu items were American, not French.

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  6. LaurenB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food. Fantastic service. They truly cared about our experience. Will be coming back again!

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  7. MiguelO

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just plain perfect.

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  8. KarinM

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious prawns! Friendly server. My teens loved it too.

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  9. TK719

    New York City

    686 reviews

    5.0

    686 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible food. No flavor and tasted bland. Not worth the price

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to try the Italian pop up. Food was overpriced for the portion and quality.

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  13. Theresa

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  14. SarpA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lot of good quality black truffle. The pasta is so tasty with black truffle on top. Good wine as well. Very special experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing! Definitely coming back soon.

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  19. gldb

    New York City

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Duck prosciutto pizza. Need I say more

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  20. AshleighC

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The ambiance was adorable, and the wait staff was warm and attentive. It was an overall wonderful experience!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  22. NYOrangecat

    New York City

    118 reviews

    3.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  23. Alpe

    New York City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu choices, and very good service 👍🏻

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  24. Michael

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  25. MidnightOwl

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  26. Bobo

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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).

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  27. JerryfromJersey

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Typical French bistro food with excellent service.

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  28. gldb

    New York City

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate outside. Great service and food

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  29. Jeff

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and food. Lovely wine menu. Will come back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  31. WorkingMom

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  32. MarliesV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside, but inside looked beautiful! Food & wine where great!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, lovely venue attentive staff. Wine list was a little expensive but otherwise great

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  34. ElleC

    New York City

    187 reviews

    4.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  35. BleeckerFrank

    New York City

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For a hotel restaurant very good. Nice bar scene. Spacious in the back.

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  36. Ronan

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Mussels so much! Amazing ambiance and even better food, met the chef and he was amazing.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was so accommodating! We love this restaurant. The food and service is 100%

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  40. Veronica

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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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
  • 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 4.4 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

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–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • 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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