Saju Bistro

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$31 to $50
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French
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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AL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good! Friendly service and nice French cuisine

L
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Extremely loud, rushed service, blah food. Salmon tartare was large but tasteless. Only saving grace were the delicious potatoes served with main dishes.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Saju is a great pre-theatre venue - staff is prompt and professional although rarely ebullient. The food is above par; the location is ideal; the menu is varied; and the prices are reasonable for midtown. It is usually crowded and there is little elbow room. No place for an intimate or confidential conversation. Have never been disappointed which is why we return here frequently.

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure coming here. I recommend it regularly to folks attending the theater. Even on a low carb, low fat diet, the choices are there to enjoy a delicious meal.

B
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the turkey burger with fries which was good and under $20. My girlfriend had the salad nicoise which she enjoyed. We like that they put of small dish of olives on the table and bread with olive oil. We ended with a nice cup of coffee. Just right before theater on a Saturday night.

LD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was very good. Noise level got rather loud. This is a nice restaurant, and we would definitely return at a later date.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mussel appetizer was outstanding. Always a pleasure dining at Saju. Thank you.

BB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good memo choices for all. Very good service and timing of items. Great for a before theater experience.

T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wide menu to suit all tastes. Reasonably priced theater district alternative with good presentation and fresh ingredients. Service was excellent.

MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was very good, however, I had to send my steak back to kitchen twice because it was raw. Spinach was not cooked well.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite french restaurant in the theatre district!

C
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and excellent service even at 10 pm after a show!

c
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Had the rib special and the swordfish special. Really great location for the theatre too.

RS
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meals very much. We had two of the nightly specials...clams and linguine, and short ribs. Both were delicious. And close to the theaters.

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food - great. Location - great. Prices - fair. Service - wow. Can’t get a cup of coffee. Can’t get a spoon for your coffee. Then get double charged for coffee on the bill.

FD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this place is awesome!

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to restaurant when in the theater district. It is consistently delicious!

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you find yourself in the theater district and are looking for an authentic french restaurant, nice wines, excellent menu selection and attentive service - this is the place for you! The waiter was very knowledgeable, spot on with a wine recommendation, and just a lovely place to eat and chat with a friend or alone. C'est tres bien!

SM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Didn't like it the first time but thought I might have just ordered badly. Everything underseasoned. Colleague had mussels and said they were awful. Food flew out the kitchen minutes after we ordered it, which is a bit too quick for a business lunch. Creme Caramel was DENSE and basically they took the Creme Brule mixture and just turned it upside down. Nobody ever came to check on how we liked our food or to refill my iced tea. Will not go back again. With so many choices on that block I don't know how they get away with it.

AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Waiter was distracted even though restaurant was empty on Monday. Had to ask for bread 3 times and mayo twice and birthday candle was in wrong dessert.

AF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner - we learned that the a/c wasn't working but given that the evening was cool and there were so few people, the temperature was fine. We have eaten at Saju many times. It was funny to be one of the few people in the restaurant at 8pm! Both appetizers and main courses were delicious.

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped in after theatre.
Always my favourite. Probably almost the only civilised restaurant in the area.

BM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Saju. Great food, service, and ambiance. We had a wonderful brunch before a matinee. Perfect start to a great day in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Broadway show

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed it. The menu is varied and delicious. The service was excellent.

k
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend Saju Bistro to others! My table was ready when I arrived and they sat me exactly where I asked to be seated. It is a lovely restaurant - feels like you are dining in France - and tables are spread out and not all on top of one another. The food is delicious and plentiful and pricing is very fair. A rare find in the theatre district. I loved my entree and dessert. Next time I will have an appetizer as well! Highly recommend this pre or post theatre.

MK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saju never disappoints. I’ve been coming here for years. Excellent meet up place for work or friends.

S
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absoutely loved this Saju Bistro. It's a jewel of a theater district restaurant. We will definitely add Saju Bistro to our pre- and post-theater dining rotation.

H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Saju for many years; we are never disappointed in the food and service.

LS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quiet gem of the theater district. Charming atmosphere, sweet staff, delicious food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food & atmosphere are always good. Our server was very aggressive and constantly pushed us to hurry up and finish through every course. We did not have theater tickets which we told manager. Very disappointed in service last night.

s
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience good food and service window seat on the street really nice too.

PS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Saju Bistro for a number of years, and I can say without qualification, that they never disappoint. Try it. You will love it.

M
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reasonably priced and delicious breakfast. Also good for post-theater dinner!

J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful time with cousins. The escargot is the best around. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Rave review of the ravioli. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We all loved our meals.

d
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though I avoid Times Square, I always dine at Saju every trip to NY and have some wine and their Country Pate along with a couple of other sides for a light meal. The full menu has a great selection so there is something for everybody. Atmosphere is pretty and always good service.

EC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious dinner, expertly and attentively served, and we enjoyed ourselves very much!

D
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Always a great pre-theater spot, with a wide ranging menu. We had the tuna Niçoise salad, which was marred by underripe inedible tomatoes. The tuna was lovely but I think there were just three small slices.

KC
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite, food & service never disappoint!

A
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was very rocky the night we dined here. Our waiter seemed distracted and very slow like he was having a very bad evening. The owner/manager did his best to get our order in after a 45 minute wait. A new waiter took over and things improved. A complimentary cocktail or even entree reduced would have been a nice gesture as compensation for the poor service we received earlier.

We'll definitely think twice before returning to Saju!

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