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190 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009 (East Village)
(212) 358-7171
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Ranked #181 of 11,845 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $100
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Bistro
East Village
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between 11th and12th st
Transit: Take L train to 1st ave., 6 train to astor place, R/W trains to 8th/NYU, M15 uptown bus to 1st ave./11th st., M15 downtown bus to 2nd ave./12th st. and M8 cross-town bus on 8th st. to 1st ave.
Description: tree serves thoughtfully prepared bistro fare in a casual friendly atmosphere, from small plate charcuterie delights to delectable standards like steamed PEI mussels or steak frites with parmesan truffle fries, along with a full and eclectic seasonal menu. A well rounded wine list, draft and bottled beers, cheese plates and great desserts are also available (don't miss the fried oreo!). Guests can eat in the intimate dining room for a cozy meal, or in the more expansive canopied walled garden - an enchanting secret spot in the heart of the city. The garden is also a great festive space for private parties. Open Tuesday thru Thursday 5-11 pm, Friday & Saturday 5 pm -midnight, delivery service available.
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tree Bistro is one of those places the neighborhood locals know well, other city locals learn, and everyone else walks by without realizing what a great place it is by walking in. The restaurant is a long and narrow with a real homey feel, but the backyard garden is the gem - spacious with character and great atmosphere. The food... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I'm not one to write reviews about restaurants but this time I can't help myself. I came to this charming east village jewel last week for dinner. I had no reservation so I had to sit at the bar. The gracious hosts who greeted and served me were also the owners as it turned out, Colm and Kathleen. It has... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A really welcoming little bistro with eclectic modern global dishes and a wonderful hidden garden at the back. We ate here on Halloween and it was very quiet eats-wise, but there was a convivial scene around the bar and a wonderful jazz singer. Heartily recommend the zucchini basil ricotta flatbread, the calamari and the sparkling cocktails!

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Manama, Bahrain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Amazing Bistro, with wonderful staff, fabulous food, a great place to go alone or with a group, 9 of us went there for Thanks Giving Dinner we had the best night ever... Colm is one amazing host full of Irish Charm, one of our party lost a diamond out of her ring, and Colm tracked us down to the hotel... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I met my daughter and her boyfriend at "tree" for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a wonderful experience. They were very accommodating and served us drinks with other friends and family who stopped by and then a delicious Thanksgiving meal. We all chose the traditional turkey with trimmings and it was very good. Prepared with care with moist light and... More 

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

This is the cutest place. I've been here a few times now, and it's just as warm and friendly when it's just my wife and me or when we go with the kids. Great food and warm, friendly service. A bit of an international feel, and some creative dishes. Definitely worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This little resto is an oasis of calm and surprisingly good food. My friends and I enjoyed very much the fried calamari with coconut curry-flavored sauce, lobster ravioli, and salmon. Desserts were quite tasty as well. Staff were very polite and attentive. Too bad it was a bit too cool to sit in the lovely garden patio the night we... More 

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Montauk, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ate there last week - it had been a while, but we'll be back soon I think. Quiet rear garden with pleasant hubbub, not NYC noisy. We each had seafood dishes, crabcakes and seafood risotto. Fine. And the service remains very good.

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Toledo, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited Tree Bistro for wedding meal. Did not eat off menu but the variety of foods offered was universally outstanding. Canopied garden provides beautiful setting for any event. Owner and staff worked hard to make everyone feel comfortable. Eager to visit again for meal from the regular menu.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Owner there and involved. Interesting and delicious food. Missed the music but wish I could have checked it out. You will not feel like a tourist. Casual, funky and fun.

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Additional Information about Tree Bistro

Address: 190 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009
Phone Number: (212) 358-7171
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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