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Tree Bistro

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East Village
French, Bistro
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190 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009 (between 11th and12th st)
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.
(212) 358-7171
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: tree serves thoughtfully prepared bistro fare in a casual friendly...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
C'est magnifique!

Lovely garden setting makes for blissful respite from the east village bustle. Service was great. Food was delicious - crab cakes very flavoursome; escargots delicious; baby spinach, walnuts and goats cheese salad was light and tasty; best of all was the special: striped sea bass with risotto and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely garden setting makes for blissful respite from the east village bustle. Service was great. Food was delicious - crab cakes very flavoursome; escargots delicious; baby spinach, walnuts and goats cheese salad was light and tasty; best of all was the special: striped sea bass with risotto and spinach - just perfect. Puddings of creme brûlée and key lime pie... More 

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County Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We called as a family of 6 to Tree, based on recommendations from friends. We had been to many restaurants on our visit to NYC - but boy, did we leave one of the best to the end! We were served by a beautiful, pleasant waitress whom helped with choices and recommendations. The Calamari starter was exceptional, and the special... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We visited Tree Bistro in June 2015 on our final night in NYC. My partner and I both agreed that we couldn't have picked a more perfect restaurant to end on. When we arrived we were taken straight out to the garden which is a beautiful courtyard filled with fairy lights and plants/trees. For starters, I had the crab cakes... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very nice and tasty food. We loved the decoration and the service was beyond perfection. I can only recommend this beautiful place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This unpretentious bistro is amazingly fine! The service is perfect, the food is delicious ( try the zuchinni and cirn risotto) and the ambience is super cool! Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a little hidden gem. A beautiful hidden garden that was perfect to hold my daughters bridal shower. I had to do it all long distance from Arizona, but Colm the owner was so helpful. The food was delicious, the staff attentive, I'm still thinking of a few bites left behind! I highly recommend this for any event,... More 

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Marin County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We popped in for dinner on a Tuesday night (to celebrate Bastille Day!) with 5 family members ranging in age from 11 to 70 and all had a great dinner. We were there early, so we got first class service from the owner and manager, and they really made it a very memorable evening. We had the calamari appetizer which... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The airy and abundantly planted patio was a welcome antidote to hours of flying and having to go through LaGuardia. The evening got even better as the food arrived. The crispy calamari was the most perfectly prepared we've eaten. My husband and I like to order different entrees, but neither of us could resist the seafood linguine with homemade pasta,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We chose this place for the combo of the garden room setting and the reviews of the food (and it's location). The garden actually has a tent "roof" over most of it but we were at the edge and able to see the sky which is what we wanted. Plenty of lush plants around the edges. Entrees and desserts were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great food and very nice staff. Cute place and good prices. Had the roasted chickens itch mashed potatoes and green beans. All wonderful. Green beans were crisp tender and not cooked to mush!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009
    (between 11th and12th st)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 358-7171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 to 100
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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