Saju Bistro

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$31 to $50
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French

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Located in the heart of Midtown, our restaurant serves authentic French Provencal cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Our carefully crafted menu, extensive wine selection, impeccable service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere brings the best of Provence to your dining experience.
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H
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to dining at Saju Bistro. Food, service, ambience all wonderful. Particularly enjoy the mussels!!!!

JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was exactly what i was looking for. Good range of menu options. Attentive, responsive service. The food was attractive and good. Prices were not excessive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary we arrived a full hour before our reservation and we were seated! We told the wait staff we wanted to go slow and pace ourselves. They did just that. Totally accommodated our desire. The wine, the food, the service and the special dessert they sent for our anniversary were just perfect!

c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is consistently wonderful, freshly prepared and beautifully presented. The wait staff is always friendly, gracious and attentive. I highly recommend Saju Bistro !

WM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Reliable theatre district bistro. This visit was late night, so staff was short. Still the best pate in midtown. Great wine, too.

C
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our second visit.. only stand out dish was the duck confit salad. We came in at ten pm.. server was pretty distracted and inattentive. Nice atmosphere and prices are easy able considering the location near Times Square.

MH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So reliable and so delicious. They really understand the theater crowd and their time table. The fact that the kitchen can keep up with high quality food is impressive.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you want to find a reasonably-priced French venue in the theater district where you can actually carry on a conversation, Saju Bistro is great choice. Service was excellent (midweek 7:30 pm). The buratta appetizer (special) and the grilled seafood were both excellent. The portions were actually very good (I expect small portions at French restaurants and was pleasantly surprised). Our waiter was very attentive, but not rushed. Would definitely go to again.

D
New York Area
335 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance is very cozy and the wait staff very attentive. The menu selections are very diverse and offer great options to share as well as single entrees. Specials of the day were very attractive also. All of the food was prepared nicely and were very flavorful.
Very professional presentations, which were delicious.

KT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic ambiance with incredible service. Food was right on point ... I should know since I ate there 3 times during a two-night stay at Mela!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit this Restaurant when in New York! Consistently exceptional food and service! Waiter Dominic was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive!
Strongly recommend.

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saju has been one of our favorites for years. Never disappointed with the food or service. Friendly, efficient wait staff are very attentive. Great menu. Food is consistently fresh and well prepared. Reasonable pricepoint for midtown

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend and would definitely go again. The ambiance made our dinner so much more romantic and memorable. The live music was a beautiful touch. We had the escargot, lobster bisque, lamb shank, grilled seafood, and creme brûlée. Everything was served in a timely fashion and service was nothing short of great. We LOVED our main courses and the dessert. Serving sizes were really filling. We had to share a dessert from how full we were.
Lastly, the rose on our way out was very sweet.

FC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre or post theater eatery. Service is pleasant and efficient. Food selection is varied . Portions are substantial. Presentation is appealing. And food is delicious! Great for meeting friends, special occasions or just a good meal in the City. We cant wait to return.

TS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a lovely place but it is very expensive. The food is excellent and it’s presentation fine but the cost is out of proportion to the values.

SK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting dishes, lovely polite and helpful service. Not overly expensive for the quality food.

i
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service excellent. Ambiance charming.

l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Two did not like meal ..... it was ok

PC
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so excited to return to this wonderful French bistro while in NY.

LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saju is one of our favorite places. The service is always wonderful. Our server was very attentive. The seafood risotto special was perfect. I highly recommend Saju, whether you are seated in the front by the bar or in the dining room in the back.

MM
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I frequent this restaurant all the time and love it. For what ever reason this time I was so disappointed. The service was horrible and our pasta was ice cold

H
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always look forward to dining at Saju Bistro. We know we will have a wonderful dinner, great service and lovely ambience.

JS
Tampa
241 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Friday evening dinner before premiere showing of Girl From The North Country.
We started with a nice bottle of Pinot Noir.
The frisée salad was fresh and the vinaigrette was very flavorful.
Our chicken entrees were superb!
Dessert was scrumptious and the blood orange sorbet was outrageously good!

JP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been coming to Saju Bistro for years. Love the food, staff and ambiance. Great for pre-theater.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent with a large number of options. Specials are also varied and interesting. Service is very good. We eat at Saju quite often and enjoy the ambience as well as the quality of food that is not generally available in other mid town/theater restaurants.

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this spot for lunch and pre-theater. Good value. Great service.

P
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have eaten at Saju many times and this was the 1st time we were disappointed :(
We started with a drink at the bar with a great new bartender RJ but after that it was disappointing
Our waiter seemed disinterested and not very attentive. I had the octopus and my husband had the mussels
both were fine but plating was terrible especially the mussels . Not a good vessel to use when you want the sauce at the bottom and you can get to it until you're down to a few mussels left.
Dinner was uninspiring and overall we were wondering if the management has changed or maybe the chef ?
We will give it another try but definitely not what we normally experience

BC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Antonio was a fantastic and friendly server. The menu was a nice size, without being too big. There were only two single bathrooms, but they were clean.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Lovely ambience.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very typical French bistro menu, food was good but not inspired. The highlight was the service from Hunter our waiter. He had drinks and anything we wanted within minutes. We were leaving for the theatre and he made sure we had plenty of time and the check to pay without rush. For lovers of French fare it’s a great theatre district stop. Wine was good too, and several good choices by the glass. Would go back again.

r
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten several times at Saju. Sometimes it was ok but not outstanding.
Our last meal there was very relaxed but with a great server and the food was better than usual.
A great experience overall

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice theater district bistro with good French food and speedy service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Had the calamari that was rubbery and had no flavor. Then oysters that were small, overcooked and flavorless, was terrible meal. The place was loud and service spotty!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch before a show. Husband had prefix chicken dish($29) andI had hanger steak entree ($28). Both were excellent. Good value for city prices.

f
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliably great food, service and theater location

MS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, consistent, and accommodating. I’ve never had anything but a wonderful time with great food.

M
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service, so kind to all the out-of-towners coming in to see shows.

RB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous bistro in Times Square! This place is an absolute gem, the food is fantastic, the atmosphere inviting and the food is delicious! It is rare to find a place that checks off all the boxes especially in the Times Square area but this is one of them. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience!

KQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saju is a pretty restaurant , beautiful setting and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant. More of an adult setting, which was nice.

OT
Naples
85 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food not up to par. I think since we were early we got already plated food. Was gooey.