About Saju Bistro

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.

120 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean, Provencal

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 997-7258

Website:
http://www.sajubistronyc.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Parking Details:
The Hippodrome Garage is located on 50 West 44th Street, only 1 block from Saju Bistro.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, N, Q, R, S, & V trains to 42nd Street/Times Square.

Executive Chef:
Jose Calleja

Private Party Contact:
Jean Marc: (212) 997-7258

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Saju Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (115)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Cozy (45)
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Authentic (43)
Good for a Date (43)
Casual (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Notable Wine List (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Fun (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Quick Bite (8)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (7)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vegan (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and ambiance were right on target for a French Bistro. Loved the cozy feeling of sitting at a table in the bar. Will return again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Solid French bistro fare at reasonable prices in the Theater District.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I keep coming back here because I can always get a table even tho' the place is always packed: there's a nice vibe and the music is good! The food is way above average and the prices are right! The service is attentive but not intrusive and the front desk is pleasant. I like the fact that the name comes from the first two letters of each child! Recently had muscles which were terrific from PEI and on another night - had the Salmon which was wonderful and with a healthy portion. It has become the go-to place when in the theater district..and being close to 6th Ave I can even come when I'm not going to the theater!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant was empty and they didnt ask about reservation .
The food was normal and not formidable .
The service was normal and the bill came without ask for.
I do not come back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Superb service, excellent menu, and a very pleasant ambiance = superior dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great experience at Sakura. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

We ordered four different entrees and all were delicious. Everyone was happy with their meal. The food was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Portions were ample. We will definitely come back again!

Tags: Vegan, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice selection of Country French and American comfort foods, steak and potatoes, etc. The wait staff was professional and respectful of our theater show times. The kitchen was responsive and adapted to our requests.

It does get a bit crowded and noisy, but it's theater district Manhattan after all.

Decent selection of wine, beer and other cocktails.

I recommend it for pre-post theater and special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very enjoyable pre-theater brunch at Saju! Service was terrific. Fantastic meal - the pissaladiere was especially delicious -with exquisite desserts! Cozy yet bright atmosphere. Will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had dinner here before show and had lovely experience. The food seemed to follow in the Southern France tradition mostly but had a new twist to please people who are health conscious so both carnivores and herbivorous are equally happy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

What a find! So convenient to theaters on 44th Street and a cut above the other French options on the street (talking to you Un Deux Trois. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had dinner here pre-theatre. The restaurant was just down the street from our hotel, the Iroquois on 44th St. We were greeted immediately upon arrival and seated. The food was wonderful. I had the Sea Bass and would highly recommend this dish. The service was also wonderful and my only complaint is that we ordered a second glass of wine to accompany our dinner and it did not come. The waiter was busy with new arrivals. However, we cancelled the wine order and the waiter did not charge us for our first glasses of wine. We were satisfied and will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Duck confit was perfectly crisp & moist ! Service was attentive and prompt . Restaurant was full but we could still have a conversation . Will definitely return and recommend it .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Have been going here for several years.Always like to introduce friends to this wonderful restaurant where the CONSISTENCY is quite amazing.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was decent; service could be more attentive. We were not offered olive oil with our bread or fresh pepper with our pasta. The wines by the glass were “not the best” since they tasted a little watered down. There seemed to be plenty of room in the back, but we we were not offered seating there. We were seated in the front where it was crowded and, perhaps, the staff had too many tables to manage.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Café Saju is one of my favorite places when toing to the theatre.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A return visit for a lovely pre-theater lunch with a friend. Garlicky moules and frites, hanger steak with mashed and haricot vert, cappuccino and profiteroles. Every item was tasty. Service was pleasant and efficient without being pushy. Even while the restaurant was humming you could hear yourself think. My non-touristy, go-to lunch destination by Times Square right across the street from the Hudson Theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food, nice atmosphere. We’ve been here for breakfast and dinner. The food was great and the service was prompt.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

What a charming surprise. An after theatre restaurant that served excellent food, reasonably priced with a very attentive and professional staff. This will be my new go to for after theatre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The Theater District has many restaurants, but most are mediocre and overpriced. Saju is a notable exception. It is consistently good.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Typically, one of my favorite NYC restaurants. However, poor service at the last visit.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very good but the services was only average. I wanted the enjoy the appetizers with the bread but the servers kept forgetting the bread. I needed to ask 3 times to 3 different servers before I had the bread.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time here and it will now become a regular pre-theatre spot. Un Deux Trois is just across the street - also another regular for me - but this one is cozier and doesn't have the cavernous feeling that UDT has. Had the rabbit/gnochi stew which was excellent. My friend had the standard-fare moules mariniere/pommes frites which rarely fails. Only two points to make: I ordered scotch and suppose it was a measured one ounce. Could barely detect it in the glass so had to order a double ($22). Usually, when ordering a scotch (straight), there's at least a finger's depth for a single. Second: the wine list is interesting - by the bottle. By the glass, it's very limited. So, I stayed with the scotch. Other than these relatively minor points, loved the place and the food and the excellent service. Not to mention the very genial welcome by the door, both in entering and leaving. Bon Appetit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. The onion soup was delicious. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I've been to Saju many times and it is consistently very good. The wait staff are very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful with wine pairings. Everything I've had here has been very good but I can't seem to resist the Mediterranean Sea Bass as well as the Rigatoni with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe! Upon entering the restaurant, I have always received a very warm welcome and I always feel as though I've been swept away from the hustle & bustle of the City and ensconced in a another world. Certainly one of the hidden jewels in the City!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The wine by the glass selection was extremely small, which was my only criticism. Service was wonderful, ambiance perfect. I had the sea bass special and it was scrumptious, besides being a generous portion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delay in bringing main courses. One was fine; one was cold and had to be sent back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A French restaurant that doesn’t serve champagne by the glass? And where the waiter tried to sell me sparkling from California, and Prosecco from Italy, as if it were champagne? Doesn’t build confidence in the authenticity of the French experience. Good food though and good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always my favourite of the mid town restaurants. Almsot directly opposite the Belasco theatre.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Have dined at Saju Bistro twice on trips to NYC. We enjoy it so much, we now are planning another get away and another trip to Saju Bistro. It is our go to diner while in the city. Great food and service at a reasonable price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We are French and we very like this restaurant
Realy very good food
Thank’s

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and friendly service.

Menu and wine list authentic and not too pricy. Good value and atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Every time I am in the city I eat here. Love it. Love the food, service everything. Don't miss a chance to eat here.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is my favoriite theater district restaurant by far
1. The food is always great and well prepared (I am a big fan of French bistro food)?
2 The service is fantastic and they are great at getting you out on time to get to the theater with no worres

What more could you ask for
Did I mention that I love their food?

This time they were especially crowded for dinner but getting out in time was not even close to being an issue and the food as always was great. I am always very happy here and I have pretty much made it my pre theater dinner place exclusively

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Despite crowded tables, the service is very good and the location is absolutely perfect for Broadway theater (especially the Belasco right across the street). The food itself is better than theater district average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Early excellent dinner after an excellent matinee of Farinelli and the King. The place is very clean and inviting. Nicely proportioned duck salad nicoisse. Vegetarian pasta was especially good, and very filling. Chocolate mousse was also right on. Last was a very well made cappuccino. No doubt this place is NYC expensive, but you get what you pay for. Espresso-Martini was delicious, and $16. We have no qualms recommending you come here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food and service were great. They do not have enough bathrooms to support the restaurant. The bar was very nice !

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Came here for a date with my boyfriend when we were visiting NYC. The food was pretty good and seemed to be the usual price for anything in New York. The service and kitchen were extremely fast! The decor was cozy and romantic yet the noise level was normal. Great, convenient location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I really like this place. I like the menu; I like the olives they put on the table; I like the servers; and I especially like the fact that the servers ask if you have a curtain to make and they make sure you're out in time. It's my go-to place in the Theatre District. The back room, closest to the kitchen, is the least crowded and the quietest.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It had been recommended on Trip Advisor as Gluten Free friendly. It was not. Also, they used too much garlic in several dishes. The risotto shrimp special was without much flavor.
French onion soup was great, as was the lamb shank.

Good location for theater & cozy atmosphere. Service was very good.

Tags: Casual
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