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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
Website
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still a great restaurant, recommended.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
RGSOUNDF
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Hamilton, NJ
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, NJ
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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314 reviews 314 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
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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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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NYC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were looking for a nice brunch place in UES that's not too noisy or hectic. This place was definitely it! A friendly place with very good food.

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far away
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Have visited several times (to the point where the waiters automatically speak to me in French now); everything we have tried so far has been very good. Standouts include the foie gras appetizer,the salade Nicoise and the salmon with ratatouille. Wine list is short but well thought out and the flight offerings are good value.

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Sharon, Connecticut, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

A great addition to the UES. Food is always excellent and the service is very good. Great value for money. Had the house hamburger and would recommend. Ratatouille was very good as were the salads.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?