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43b Main St, Eclectic New American Cuisine, Port Washington, NY 11050
+1 516-472-7780
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chef Owned upscale casual Port Washington Restaurant offering Eclectic New...
Chef Owned upscale casual Port Washington Restaurant offering Eclectic New American Cuisine. Our Dining Menu, which changes seasonally, is designed with inventive interpretations and modern creations based on the very best traditions of American, Regional and International Cuisine while ensuring the freshest locally sourced ingredients possible. We take special care in offering a wide variety of Gluten Free choices.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bistro Etc A local gastronomic experience

A petite restaurant with more choices than tables. Starters are exceptional. Do not miss the delectable lamb ribs with dipping sauces,salads, duck quesadillas. Right about now,your waitperson will then serve some of the best hot rolls you've had in any bistro. Entree standbys that never disappoint... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Roslyn, New York
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Roslyn, New York
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A petite restaurant with more choices than tables. Starters are exceptional. Do not miss the delectable lamb ribs with dipping sauces,salads, duck quesadillas. Right about now,your waitperson will then serve some of the best hot rolls you've had in any bistro. Entree standbys that never disappoint are the rainbow trout served with toasted pecans and grapes. And,if Chef Karen has... More 

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New York City, New York
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193 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bistro Etc. Bistro Etcetera, on Main Street is a petite culinary gem. Karen Melanie LaRocco, owner/ chef, serves exciting, new american food with a diverse menu. The restaurant is quaint, with dark wood floors, wood panelling and assorted paintings, & wall adornments. There is also a small well stocked bar. When we arrived on a warm spring evening, Chef Karen... More 

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100 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Nice decor. Pleasant, attentive service. Knowledgeable waitstaff helped with choices when we couldn't decide. Interesting choices for wines and perhaps even more so for beer. Food was okay. No standout dishes. Salad was dressed well-- sometimes places really don't know how to dress a salad properly. They do. Not a soggy mess of greens. Scallops were average. Lamb chops, striped... More 

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New York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've eaten here a half dozen times, and the food is always excellent and inventive. The chef is friendly and informative, and the restaurant is cozy without being cramped. We also had them cater an Easter dinner, and everything was delicious and thoughtfully packed. (If not obvious, this is not really a place to take young children.) The only drawback... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have been to Bistro Etc. at least four times and consider it not only the best, but also the most consistent restaurant in Port Washington. It is small and has an unassuming mid-block location on Main Street, not far from the Port Washington LIRR station (and, yes, it is ABSOLUTELY worth the train ride for those of you who... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

When you come to port or live in port, this is a must place to have dinner. Chef Karen, really knows how to cook. I have had 10 different entrees and each one is jet perfect in flavor . The wine list is excellent, although small, and the prices reasonable. The chocolate mouse is out of this world .

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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Eclectic american cuisine. Sophisticated kitchen in a small restaurant. Tired on northern Italian? Give it a try

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long island
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went here because of the 5 star reviews--I thought that it was more of a 31/2 to 4 star experience. We had the prix-fixe and were not very impressed. The bread was uneatable, the service was so-so, and the portions were underwhelming. The only positive was the quality of the entrees was acceptable. We will not be seeking this... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food with unique options and friendly service. Perfect for a date or a dinner with friends

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New York
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I had driven past this small storefront, read the reviews and decided to try it. Was not disappointed. The food was delicious: excellent quality fish and meat and interesting preparations. The chef was extremely accommodating. One of us had special dietary needs and she cheerfully made substitutions. Portions are generous: for dessert we shared the profiteroles, which were filled with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43b Main St, Eclectic New American Cuisine, Port Washington, NY 11050
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Port Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 516-472-7780

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 42
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Chef Owned upscale casual Port Washington Restaurant offering Eclectic New American Cuisine. Our Dining Menu, which changes seasonally, is designed with inventive interpretations and modern creations based on the very best traditions of American, Regional and International Cuisine while ensuring the freshest locally sourced ingredients possible. We take special care in offering a wide variety of Gluten Free choices.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?