Saju Bistro

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$31 to $50
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French

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Pre/post Theatre
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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JulieF
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our food and service . I only hope the crowds are able to return to enjoy this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food wasn’t super tasty and it was dry. Convenient if going to the theater but that would be the only reason to go.

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vipshnh
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and convenient spot for a post-theater supper or drinks. Very reasonable prices for NYC, and generous servings of classic French comfort food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’d love it if the pasta entrees could be served as a half portion appetizer

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LIDave
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A consistently good place to have brunch before a weekend matinee.

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vipHank
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always look forward to dining at Saju. We are never disappointed. Food service consistently wonderful

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BernardP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed and excellent supper...the daily specials were great!

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vipgemini
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, music, and service were all excellent. Can be a romantic place -- if you get a "quiet table". Can be very energetic in the bar/front area. LOVE the background music and would like to hear it better above the ambient talk and bustle. But the food and the caring service has always been wonderful. It feels like home -- if once were living in Provence. :-)

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MoTif
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Saju never disappoints. Food is tasty and well prepared. Staff is pleasant.

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KennethM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dominic our server was overwhelmed with a party of 12. All the other servers pitched in to make sure we were well attended to. After the large party left, Dominic paid us special attention. On top of the service, the food was wonderful. We will be back.

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NYCFoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service was not very good. The server did not even inform us about the specials and was not attentive to our table. We had a reservation that was early, before the dinner rush but we still felt ignored. The staff seemed more concerned with joking around with each other than assisting customers. I was disappointed in the experience. The food tasted good and was visually appealing but that is the only positive I can come up with. The negatives unfortunately took away from the food being good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was not good

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letseat
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forget Paris. Have a serious drink or two at the bar, enjoy the wait with luscious olives, then proceed to your table and embrace the cozy, warm comfort of an authentic, exquisite French bistro. From the Bucatini to the Salmon Provencal, there has never been a meal I did not enjoy at Saju. This is simply my favorite restaurant ever. Bravo!

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GailF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely, delicious birthday dinner. The menu is large and varied to meet anyone’s taste.

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viptheaterlover
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter couldn't have been more attentive and accommodating at our pre-theater dinner. The Bistro itself is lovely and the portions generous. The only problem was that we all ordered the same dish--a seafood platter--which was a little tough and heavy on the squid. I regret passing up the skate special or any of the other appealing menu items. Nice wine selection. The special dessert--a Bailey's tiramisu--was very special and highly shareable Another minor detraction: only two toilets required end-of meal planning to make curtain.

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vipBunbury
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saju is my go-to place in the theater district especially when going to The Town Hall. The small house salad had endive, arugula, frisée, and other greens with a tasty dressing. I had the mussels and pomme frites - a favorite of mine - with a glass of Sancerre. The service was excellent. There were many delicious sounding specials, but I am sometimes in a rut and just want those mussels. The decor is pretty with some exposed brick walls and charming French posters. The noise level is low and there is enough space between tables for easy movement and privacy.

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AshFromChelsea
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saju Bistro offers tasty food and pleasant ambiance.

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vipJohnG
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice for a pre theatre meal. Has the authentic feel of a French Brasserie with dishes to match- I enjoyed the onion soup and the duck confit and my only reservation (a small one) would be that the wine list could be a bit more interesting.

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vipPJdiner
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Indifferent service, ok food. Excellent dessert apple tatin

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BeckyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cozy welcoming restaurant! We loved it here. Our dinner was delicious and the waitstaff were attentive, and professional. We look forward to returning and will recommend to family and friends!

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vipHank
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JuneJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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!

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citygal
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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 !

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WayneM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Canadianfoodie
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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vipMurrayHillDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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Swen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
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.

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vipDucky
New York Area
337 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
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.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service ! Ambiance is European , great place to go !

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vipKennyT
New England
16 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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Maurizio
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

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Sims
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.

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FranC
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.

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TimesSquareItalian
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.

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SamanthaK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

The food was delicious. Service excellent. Ambiance charming.

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vipluv2eat
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

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PamelaC
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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