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Permanently Closed - Saro Bistro

4.2
26 reviews
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$30 and under
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Eastern European
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Saro is an Eastern European Balkan Bistro that celebrates the eclectic seasonal cuisine of culinary treasures left by two long lost empires – The Austro–Hungarian empire & the Ottoman empire. The idea behind Saro is sharing that Eastern–European warmth with New-Yorkers, offering a cuisine which is new by recreating the old. Chef and Owner Eran Elhalal often simply puts it as: "Comfort food you did not get to grow up eating".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Eastern European, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Friday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Sunday: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Phone number
(212) 505-7276
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What 26 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
Noise · Moderate
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vipZtaKED (New England)
1.0
Dined on November 12, 2016

This restaurant no longer exists. Changed ownership and renamed. Booked a reservation. Showed up and had nowhere to go.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2012

We found this place through Open Table and I have to say that all the good reviews are true! Saro Bistro serves rustic Eastern European cuisine and it's good! The staff was also extremely friendly and the chef even came out to talk to us about the food.

Another plus was the old fashioned granny style interior, very cute tea cups and the music.

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vipaclevy (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 14, 2012

Great food. Only negative was that the service was a tad slow but otherwise, it is definitely worth a try!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 11, 2012

Charming, intimate restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 19, 2012

Imaginative and tasty dishes bursting with flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on September 15, 2012

Epitome of a local restaurant gem. Exquisite food that's very personal, based on the owner's grandmother's recipes and recipes from his home region of the Balkans. Absolutely wonderful!

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vipJOHNL (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2012

Chef/owner Eran Elhalal provided hospitable consideration for my wife and me during our memorable visit to Saro Bistro.
We were welcomed like family by his waitress and attended to as friends who just met by Eran himself.
Come to enjoy the food, wine and everyone you are with at Saro.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on May 12, 2012

Lovely little restaurant with a unique menu. The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. It's always a good sign when the chef makes it a point to stop by your table. Would definitely go back.

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vipMrCPW (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 18, 2012

Start with a unique menu, add perfect food preparation, with highly attentive service. Sara Bistro is a restaurant where you immediately feel welcome. The octopus salad was delicious as an appetizer. This was followed by a crispy deboned Cornish hen. The smoked paprika flavor was a perfect flavor compliment. A Turkish coffee served piping hot to end the meal was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 5, 2012

This tiny bistro was a real neighborhood Gem! They surprised me with service (so friendly, and nice), food and deco. Love to come back again soon!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Eastern European, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Friday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Sunday: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Cross street
Delancey
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 505-7276
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Catering
Saro does offer catering in special cases - please contact the restaurant directly with any questions.
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Public transit
The F, M, J or Z trains to Essex Street station.
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Executive chef
Eran Elhalal
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine