Saju Bistro

4.4
3257 reviews
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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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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent and service was responsive to our early theater curtain needs.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saju is one of New York’s best kept secret. It’s in the historic theatre district. The food is exquisite with traditional French food. The service is always on point and the wine choices are only the highest. With a friendly theatre feel. This comes highly recommended and my home away from home. Try the escargot and the rose’

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h
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch, a totally great menu....Dominick, our server, was terrific. The bread basket- delicious...then I had the turkey burger with sweet potato fries...so great...Chicken paillard -excellent!
looking forward to going back..

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SA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Decent place pre theater
Have had better dining experiences there
Waiter seemed inexperienced but pleasant

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and quiet.

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FR
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was fine. The standout was the escargot and the citron tart. Everything else was just fine. We had five diners and the restaurant was about 3/4 full. Our service was o.k. but could have been more attentive with drink refills, etc. For the typical NYC price, I expected more knowing I could get this dinner in California or Paris for less and it would have been "kicked up" a notch.

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e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as good as usual
Monday nigh not busy, but still high quality

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LB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in entire theater district. My go to place all the time now.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good but not great. The food was good, service not great and the overall atmosphere was average.
I won’t go back.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service was very good, priced very reasonable,
we sat in the front by the bar so it was a little noisy

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WG
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. A real find. Thanks to Open Table for introducing us to this wonderful neighborhood gem. Perfect steak frites, delicious, reasonably priced wine. We'll be back for sure

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WJ
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined at Saju pre-theater. We selected Saju because it was right across the street from our show and it had good reviews. We typically have low expectations when it comes to theater district dining, but feel differently after our meal at Saju! We were seated in the front of the restaurant, which we loved. Our server was attentive and every dish was perfectly prepared with fresh ingredients. We had the burrata and French onion soup appetizers and the rabbit and seafood risotto (from the specials menu) for our entrees. Everything was delicious! Saju will be our go-to restaurant for pre-theater from now on!

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F
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our after theatre dinner. We had oysters, a bottle of Prosecco and chocolate mousse and there tatin. Everything was perfect! We will definitely return when we are in the area.

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DE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to go pre or post theatre. Food is consistently good and they get you out on time if you
have show tickets.

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LM
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The is a great late night place after theater. The frisée lardons salad was excellent. Rabbit rags with gnocchi also good. Panna cotta was sensational! Service was superb.

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KS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place for a pre theater dinner. The food is very good and the service was on point. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. We definitely will be back

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. The service was great. The noise level was pretty high but then as the theater crowd moved out it was easier to hear my dinner companions.

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b
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love coming to Saju Bistro before theatre. We live in Philly and usually stay at the Millenium Broadway across the street. Saju is tremendously reliable - very good food and service and real sensitivity to so many who have to make theatre. Priced reasonably. We would always recommend it to our friends whether in the City or coming in. Thanks Saju.

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c
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu of French bistro food that is inviting and tasty. Great for pre-theater. Very nice service and very friendly.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cosy, noisy (in a good way) and a great venue. Good octopus and pasta for me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! 10/10! Food. Service. Ambiance. PERFECTION

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb!!! Wonderful people, very efficient! Best Onion Soup!!! Schmecht Sehr gut!!! Masarap!!!

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AC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in mid town Manhattan. French cuisine which is very authentic. Great ambience and not loud reverberating noise as in so many restaurants. Friendly efficient staff would definitely recommend.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service. Had a delicious special of white fish and vegetables steamed in parchment.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were there for brunch.
The food was mediocre. It sells itself as a bistro, yet there was no French bread, baguette. The toast was dry. One of us wanted an omelette with mushrooms and cheese. We had to choose one item or pay $2.00 for the second one. The service was slow almost inattentive. Waiter was unfriendly, didn't engage with us.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running behind schedule and were late for our reservation; however, I called ahead and had no problem being seated. Our server was attentive—made sure to ask if we were attending a show later—we were—and we were ready to go. The hot food came hot, which is always a good thing. I had the scallop and mushroom risotto special, my niece a veggie burger, my daughter the penne with eggplant and my sister-in-law a salad with grilled chicken. All was delicious and plentiful. It was a great place to start off our Broadway evening!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service and food were good. Environment tends to be on the loud side, problem could use some acoustical attention.

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s
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always satisfied. Perfect place for a business lunch, friends gathering or date night. Service was great and scallop risotto special of the day was delicious. Coming back next week for dinner before a show.

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ID
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have yet to have a bad meal or dining experience at Saju Bistro. It's my go-to place for lunch or a pre-theatre dinner in the theatre district.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saju is very attractive with honey colored wood paneled walls and attractive artwork. There is enough space between tables for easy movement and privacy for conversations. I usually order the mussels and pommes frites which are excellent. The restaurant is on 44th Street close to most Broadway theaters making it easy to eat and arrive on time for a show. All the staff are polite and accommodating. My friend ordered the frisee salad which was also excellent. I highly recommend Saju Bistro.

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Z
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, quite noisy. Moderately good food.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. We had a great time. service was great. We had a great time

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the exterior, with construction all around, is a bit off-putting, the restaurant was a real find. The service was very attentive, the menu was innovative and the food was delicious. We were not rushed and the evening was a very nice experience.

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J
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

OMG. Once again we enjoyed a fabulous meal and a wonderful evening. The staff, the ambiance and the food have made it one of our new favorites when we're in the city. The menu is varied and fresh. The wine list is exceptional and the bartender makes a trip there worthwhile.

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g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saju Bistro was a pleasant surprise, our first time here, but I expect it will become one f our regular pre-theatre choices. Food, service and amber emcee were all excellent, and noise level was very low, a most welcome rarity these days!

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GL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was packed and service was still excellent. Food is always superb.

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r
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We have gone for years to Saju. It always has been a comfortable place to eat with good food. Unfortunately the last time we came we were placed in a corner table with little room to move and the waiters had to struggle not to drop anything on our heads. The noise level was terrible !
I am not sure I would go back

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit and I found it on the Internet. My friend and I were going to the theatre that night at 7.30. Reservation was 5.45 pm and we sat in the bar area which I loved, reminded me of Europe. With the plants outside and the lace curtains felt private with people walking on the street. The service was excellent I had mussels with French fries and my friend had onion soup and spinach. We both had a drink I had a glass of red wine, she had a margarita. The price overall for everything was very reasonable for what we had. Nice white table cloth, napkins , and no delay or having to call for service, I was very impressed. I certainly will return when I have more time to enjoy a meal with friends. The rest room was very clean at the back of the restaurant and no stairs involved. A jewel of a restaurant in the heart of the theatre district.

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RE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific restaurant—one of our very favorites in the theater district. My wife & I so enjoy chatting with Abdel at the bar before dining. Wonderful bistro! We’re regulars and happy to be.

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n
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem, perfect for pre theatre meal. Service is always good. Nice food selection. Would recommend.

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