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Permanently Closed - Sullivan Bistro

280 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (379)
  • Great for Brunch (183)
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Conveniently situated in the Sullivan, MacDougal Historic District, our little gem of a restaurant is a cozy oasis boasting plush magenta velvet banquets with a delightful European flair and a full bar. Perfect for small groups or a romantic dinner for two, Sullivan Bistro offers comfort food in a relaxed and charming atmosphere with attentive and friendly service.

This neighborhood favorite is not only famous for its early morning(open at 8am everyday)and late afternoon comfort delights but also for its hefty yet simple,traditional yet creative dinner fare that boasts dishes such as the signature Meatloaf,Free Range Roast Chicken,Roasted Salmon, Hanger Steak and much more that are sure to excite and sooth any palate.Our burgers (including the vegetarian burger) have been described by many as the best in NYC!

Please dine in with us and enjoy an evening of affordable,delicious cuisine, sheer charm and a warm,inviting staff.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Lunch: Monday-Friday- 8am-4pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday- 9am-4pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday- 4pm-10:30pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday- 4pm-11pm
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Phone number
(212) 228-6091
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Galcik
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Cross street
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Public transit
We are located on 169 Sullivan Street, between Bleecker and West Houston.

There are several subway lines close to the restaurant.

The A,C,E or B,D,F,M lines to the West 4th Street station

The 1 line to the Houston Street station

The 6 train to the Bleecker street stop.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTheMurray (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2016

We love Sullivan Bistro. Service is always outstanding, the food is quite good and the prices are more than reasonable. A definite recommendation. Guacamole and chips appetizer was better than most and I loved my eggplant parm. Go!!

donald (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2016

So happy to have had the chance to return here. They've expanded their menu to include lots of gluten free items. The waiter was outstanding in finding good recommendations for me. Small bar area, but can have drinks outside which was a plus. Gluten free, YEY!!!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 23, 2016

We waited over an hour for our dinner. Nothing was offered to compensate us for this inconvenience.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on August 7, 2016

They had a varied menu which was perfect cause we Went with the kids. Delicious salmon cooked perfectly moist, different varieties of mashed potatoes, spinach tasted great, creative take on Mac n cheese all made the food wonderful. The service was kind and patient. And the ambience was perfect -- open to the outdoor sidewalk flowers in a pretty neighborhood street, but the comforts of indoors.

ArneA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

A very good ambiance. Varied and tempting menu. Honest and decent cooking and preparation. Hassen is the name of the "differentiator". His presence, professionalism and kindness is memorable.

viptribeca (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

Food was terrible and felt like it was already prepared out of a can/box. The guac was definitely not fresh and the huevos rancheros were the worst I've ever had. I've made better ones in my home kitchen.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Nice relaxed place to eat. Food was very good and restaurant was very warm. Only one person was handling serving, bar and hosting which could be an issue on a busier night. Other than that great experience!

vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2016

Challah French Toast was absolutely amazing

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2016

The food was great, but this restaurant was not ready to take on my team of seven. There was one server and one cook for the entire restaurant. The appetizer took nearly a half hour to come out (we just ordered chips and guacamole). The server was nice, but not at all enthusiastic.
I would give this place a chance again, but not with anymore than three people

BobG (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

I was initially surprised by the small size of the place, but the food was quite good - especially the calamari - and we all had a nice time.

vipCuisineer (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2016

Wish you had outdoor seating! The food is quite good but there is available seating areas just outside on the sidewalk that would be quite pleasant.

boldervoices (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

Awesome homemade corned beef hash!

Foodlover (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 15, 2016

Pancakes were preheated. Ordered eggs not be to runny. They were runny. Food was prepared ahead of time. Will not be going back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff.

vipeclecticguy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 4, 2016

No pretension, no disappointment. Sullivan Bistro is a neighborhood fixture, with good chow at fair prices. Its old name -- Sullivan Diner -- seemed to fit more comfortably than the current Sullivan Bistro, but only the name changed. This is one place where you want everything to stay the same and it does.