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Le Bistro D'a Cote

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1590 1st Ave., New York City, NY 10028 (83rd Street)
Subway 4,5,6 at 86th and Lexington Avenue
212-772-9200
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
tastefully low profile

The food is well prepared, fresh, and infrequently over-salted. Staff is friendly. Customers can be a little pretentious but not often. This is a good spot to go relax. Not haute, but approaching homey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Note to self -- go early before they get busy. Once busy, the kitchen gets very SLOW. Food when if eventually comes is excellent but takes way too long. Been here two times -- once great but the restaurant was very empty and it was the dead of winter. Now in the throws of summer everyone is out dining. Early... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is well prepared, fresh, and infrequently over-salted. Staff is friendly. Customers can be a little pretentious but not often. This is a good spot to go relax. Not haute, but approaching homey.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a really lovely, romantic restaurant. We stumbled upon Le Bistro while trolling the hood for a cozy dinner for 2. We were more than satisfied with our choice. We had: Charcuterie - Delicious assortment of pate' and salami Fromage - A wonderful assortment of cheeses Coq au Vin - delicious Shell steak - Very good All in all... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We loved to come to Le Bistro D'a Cote second time, to savor their authentic food and to verify our very positive firs-time impression, from a few months back. And we are happy to report that our very positive review we left the first time was by and large well deserved. The food is simply great. We could't help but... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wondeful French enclave. Food is very good, including special prix fixe and early bird specials. Warm, friendly, welcoming staff and bartenders. We've never had a bad time there, whether hanging out at the bar or dining at one of the tables with friends.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went there to dinner, it's not the best French restaurant I have ever been, but food was nice, price reasonable and the staff was French and very nice. It was a good experience. the restaurant is small and intimate. I will go back.

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Oklahoma City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are interested in an accommodating restaurant management, this is not the place for you. If you have found this place on line and it offered a glass of wine with mussels and frites, don't believe it. They said they have changed their menu and do not offer the wine with it anymore. When we told the manager that... More 

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Charleston, wv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a wonderful, comfy neighborhood French restaurant, where much of the staff speaks French. The food was all enjoyable but we loved the mussels and the pommes frites. We felt totally relaxed and well looked after. We definitely plan to return on our next trip to NYC.

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Hamilton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Simply put: great French restaurant, great food, very good service, really authentic (as opposed to a multitude of faux French sounding NYC joints), affordable. Our French server was excellent. The wine list amazes with its budget-priced quality wines. The food is a classical solid French bistro fare of a high quality. Our charcuterie board was probably the best we ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I had an early 6:30 reservation on a Sunday night. When we arrived the restaurant was not busy, but quickly filled up. We were warmly greeted by the wait staff. Menu is traditional French Bistro with fish, chicken, beef and duck options. We each ordered a different cut of steak medium rare, both with pomme frite. Meat... More 

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Additional Information about Le Bistro D'a Cote

Address: 1590 1st Ave., New York City, NY 10028
Phone Number: 212-772-9200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1590 1st Ave., New York City, NY 10028
    (83rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway 4,5,6 at 86th and Lexington Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-772-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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