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About Serge Bistro
Serge Bistro is a casual dining restaurant. It serves a French cuisine in a charming setting. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the walls are adorned with artwork by burgeoning local artists. Serge Bistro also offers seasonal French delicacies throughout the year. Diners can also order wines from the distinct collection.
Serge Bistro has an elaborate menu and main course, appetizers and desserts are offered to the customers. There are soups, salads, burgers, fish, pastas, quiches and meat delicacies. Grilled striped bass, New York Cheese burger, wild mushroom ravioli, duck confit and beef carpaccio are some of the dishes that the diners can order. Crème brûlée is a special dessert offered at the restaurant.
(Between 57th + 58th Street)
New York, NY 10022
Hours of Operation:
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
between 57th and 58th
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Serge Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Serge Bistro is a great local spot. The food is delicious, well priced and nice portion sizes. The owner serves as host and often waiter and is very charming, interactive and attentive. I've been here 3 times and never disappointed.
Don't be fooled by the storefront exterior. It's a cozy, nice ambience to to enjoy a meal with family and friends.
In the neighborhood the is fast becoming Manhattan's new Gold Coast, Serge Bistro is a find. Serge will personally greet you , make dietary adjustments to recipes and sometimes even treat you to an a Capella melody. I go there at least once a week. A great
Bistro menu is complimented with daily specials. The fish is always fabulous.
What are we doing for dinner tonight? If the response is "I don't know", then the answer is "Let's go to Serge". I have been there at least once a week since they relocated from Madison Ave and have never been disappointed. In addition to Frech specialitie such as frogs legs, and moules frites, they make an outstanding chessburger or salmon burger. The grilled octopus salad listed as an appetizer is a good choice for a main course, For dessert, I adore the floating island. I brough gluten intolerant friends on Saturday night and they were thrilled to have so many choices for both main course and dessert that met their dietary needs,
Serge's classic French menu has the advantage of all classics: it aims at quality and authenticity. The menu is not long but it includes all dishes that come to mind as quintessentially French: snails, frogs' legs, steak tartare, steak au poivre, soupe à l'oignon etc. All done to perfection and served with loving care. We loved the plump snail but would have preferred them served in their shells, as still done in old-fashioned Paris restaurants. The coq-au-vin had a great wine-based sauce and was cooked to perfection, but adding penne as opposed to classic plain potatoes to the dish made it look as a bit of an American adjustment. Fabulous all-French deserts, excellent swift service. Warm welcome from the owner in person!
We recently moved back to the East 50's and some friends recommended Serge Bistro to us. We have been there three times in the last two weeks. The menu has great variety with the salmon burger becoming a favorite! Serge works the room like a true pro making sure everyone is enjoying themselves. The wait staff is excellent as well.
We will be regulars for sure.
It's great to have a place where you can go and feel welcomed and comfortable.
Terrific meal hosted by an incredibly personable and hospitable owner. Serge paid us great attention and even sat down with over some wine to cap things off. Service was slow at first but quickly picked up. Atmosphere is very generic and un-interesting. This part of town feels the same, as well, at least to a non-New Yorker. I'd definitely go back as long as Serge is around.
We were greeted warmly in our first visit to the restaurant. Service was very attentive and helpful in making accurate recommendations when asked. We shared the mussels appetizer, which was excellently baked with garlic and parsley. The steak tartare was nicely seasoned, with crisp french fries and delicate greens. The calves liver was very tasty. We look forward to returning.
i have dined here several times (lunch/brunch/dinner) during the past two months and have found all the positive elements consistent each time. the food and service is equivalent to what one could experience in a restaurant located in another area and the price is very reasonable for what is offered. don't allow the store front location on second avenue to turn you off. once you enter you will discover that it is a neighborhood gem and also worth going to from out of the neighborhood.
I went with a group of 5, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. The warm goat cheese salad, salmon, frogs legs, and french onion soup were delicious, as were the floating island desserts! The wait staff were friendly, and ambiance was comfy - a real neighborhood gem. I would definitely go back again. The only drawback was that the service was a bit on the slower side - it took a little longer for each course to come out than we would have liked. Otherwise, Serge Bistro was a true pleasure!
It's a hidden gem on 2nd Ave. Food's very good (w/ generous servings) and prices are reasonable. Our waitress was attentive and responsive. Serge the owner sang "happy birthday" as he presented my dessert with a candle and the other diners joined in. Then, the friendly gentleman at the next table secretly took care of our check! Only in New York would a complete stranger do this! If you're reading this Mr. Gary, thank you, thank you! You're very sweet--you gave me a lovely story to share. My friends and I shall surely return.
This is the kind of comfortable, go-to restaurant that provides good, unpretentious food in a friendly and relaxed environment. Serge himself is a generous and gregarious host and makes you feel very welcome and taken care of. It's definitely good value for the money. My only complaint is that the design is not particularly engaging and seems like something out of 1991, but hopefully Serge can make some changes to make it more like his former place on Madison Avenue.
I had dined at "Serge" when it was Madison Ave., and was delighted to know it had moved to a place nearer my home. The food is excellent, and what the review above does not capture is that: 1) the price is extremely reasonable. There is a prix fixe menue that is only $28.00, which includes appetizer, entree and dessert; and 2) Serge himself presides over his place with true European charm. Each visitor is made to feel at home. I enjoyed a substantial vegetable soup with kale, a superb tilapia with orange sauce, and a nice sized portion of tiramisu, not to mention hot slices of whole wheat bread fresh from the oven. The staff was extremely polite and professional.
My friend and I ordered from the pix fixe menu which is very generous. I had the Tilapia which I found to be succulent with an unusually good sauce. My friend had the steak frites. She wasn't at all satisfied. I think it had to do with the cut of meat, very thin. And while we enjoy a hot plate we think her food kept cooking so tht the steak was well done instead of medium. The salad on the (hot) plate was hot to the taste and she would have preferred it cold. Appetizers were tasty: mesclun salad and pate.
And desert options were varied and good. I had the floating island/meringue and she had flan. The service was gracious and engaging. I'll come back and so will my friend to see if Serge has enough going for it to make us regulars.
Do yourself a favor, don't go to this place. we went last night for valentines day, not only was the service terrible (our waitress could hardly speak English) but the food was so bad, it appeared to come from omaha steaks and served microwaved. of course, it took 45 minutes to get our cold appetizers, and an additional hour to get said terrible food, which we had to ask where each course was, after tirelessly waiting. there was nothing appealing about this restaurant, it was one of the worst dining experiences i've had in living 10 years in new york. disappointing doesn't being to come close to describing the experience. I've had better food at mcdonalds.
I enjoyed the food but the manager was upset I did not take the free champagne. I am not a drinker and he had no problems showing his anger towards my friend and I. Also, one of the waitresses just stood behind my friend staring at us for most of our meal. The food was great though. I prefer Bistro 61 jus a few blocks over.
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