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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 - 12:00 am
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best "Coq Au Vin" In The City

Above average bistro fare and the best Coq Au Vin in The City. Yes it's got some issues: it's French, snotty, small and dark and exactly what you'd expect from any decent Parisian Bistro: good food. It's the whole package.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
EddieO1
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We have been to this Resturant a few times over the last months - and the service and food is always great. You do not feel rushed, which is rare in NYC. The wine selection is ok and the atmosphere is rather relaxed. A neighborhood gem of a place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went here with another couple. We liked the atmosphere-darkish, European, and noisy. We started off with salads-fresh and tasty. I had coq-qu vin, probably the best I ever had. Great sauce, large portion, extremely tasty. My wife had scallops, my buddy had coq-au-vin, and his wife had grilled tuna. Everybody said "yummy" at the exact same time! The service was... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Above average bistro fare and the best Coq Au Vin in The City. Yes it's got some issues: it's French, snotty, small and dark and exactly what you'd expect from any decent Parisian Bistro: good food. It's the whole package.

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New York City, New York
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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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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 79 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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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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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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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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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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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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