We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flea Market Cafe

131 Avenue A, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10009-5101 (East Village)
212-358-9280
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #4,492 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    8
    11
    2
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I love Ten Degrees bistro (nee, Flea Market Cafe) for an evening by myself with a great drink or 3 and genuine, friendly, edgy staff. I've been looking for MY bar since I moved to the E.VIL. Think I found it. And the food is very good and the drinks are almost always 2/1.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West New York, New Jersey
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Just beware that this is not the same restaurant of a few years ago and although under the old owners this was an excellent restaurant , it is now terrible under the new owners . They used to have great food and great deals , especially the "sunset menu" that some reviewers have mentioned . This is all gone .... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Reading through some of the other reviews of this place I can't help but feel they are wayyyyy over the top. There's a lot to like about this place but 'best French food in the city'? Talk about hyperbole! This is a place that lets you pick your pasta and pick your sauce like they do at Olive Garden, it's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Helsinki, Finland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I went to this restaurant with my daughter for the first time. Due to its location (East Village) it is (luckily!) out of main tourist areas in NYC. My selection of mussels was excellent and the waitress even offered complimentary tasting portions with different sauces after the (huge!) main course. restaurant is smallish which makes the atmosphere cozy.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We recently discovered this little French gem while browsing around the East Village. The food is excellent and the prices affordable. Try to order off their "Sunset Menu" (between 5 and 7 pm), where you get three courses and a drink for $22. I've had the Mushroom and the Carrot Ginger Soup. Both delicious (so is the basket of fresh... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Flea Market Cafe has hands down some of the best food I have ever tasted in NY. I lived in the city for several years and was continually disappointed by overpriced and tasteless French food. However, FMC has simple and delicious dishes (you can't drag me away from their french onion soup) and the prices are affordable. It's not completely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
manila
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This is a beautifully casual French-style bistro which transports diners to an authentic Parisian experience. They have a Sunset Menu which offers a choice of one, two or three courses with a glass of wine. We chose the escargots as appetizers, then mussels for our main course and a lovely chocolate cake for dessert. Their servings are ample and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I've brunched here several times and the food is always delicious and a greatvalue. I haven't experienced any service that was less than pleasant. Like most brunch places it can get busy but I've never waited all that long.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Flea Market is a perfect place for casual lunch/brunch dinner. We had a terrific burger and a superb eggs benedict. The staff were very friendly indeed and we enjoyed our stay there. It's a pseudo French cafe with lots of interesting knick knacks decorating the interior. Highly recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We stumbled upon this place by accident as we were staying nearby. Ended up eating two dinners there and were extremely impressed by the food and service. One of the best burgers I have ever eaten and the lamb couscous was also to die for. My daughter said the calamari was the best she'd ever had. Desserts were also tasty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Flea Market Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Flea Market Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Flea Market Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing