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Tree Bistro

190 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009 (East Village)
(212) 358-7171
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Ranked #912 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Bistro
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: East Village
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
Montauk, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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Babylon, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Visited for dinner. It was a snowy, cold night. We were offered warmed wine as we entered which could not have been more perfect. Great Place! Incredible food. Work of art! Very well taken care of by the owners. We had the mussels which were out of this world. The lamb and steak cooked to perfection. A great all around... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have over 70 reviews and this is my favorite bistro in NYC. It's hard to nail down all the reasons I have to come here every time I'm in Manhattan. But to start the environment can't be beat. From the amazing red brick walls to the beautiful garden outside, it just removes you mentally from the city. The food... More

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Connecticut
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293 reviews 293 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Great food by very nice people. Certainly an unusual expereince in New York City! We felt like we were visiting friends when we were served a nice variety of food with a homelike feeling. The menue is not expansive, but sometghing for everyone with a nice choice of side dishes to pick from, and a nice selection of wine. Very... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Don't be fooled by the "bar only" look from the door. There's a nice quiet seating area in a cozy tent (trust me on this) that is hidden behind the first room. We had the duck "cassoulet", a tree burger with truffle fries and the scallops. All very yummy, even if that cassoulet never saw or heard of the south... More

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treerestaurant, Manager at Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks!! More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Cozy and casual, Tree is a great little bistro in The Village. "Worldy Cuisine" is best to describe what Tree is doing here. With a great wait staff, and amazing culinary creativity, Tree is everything you'd want in a casual, neighborhood bistro that you can frequent on a weekly basis. Regulars need only apply.

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treerestaurant, Manager at Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We do love our regulars but the traveller is more than welcome to drop in too :-) More

New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

While staying in the east village for a few nights we tried a couple of lovely restaurants in the area. We walked into Tree Bistro without a reservation on a Saturday night and were pleasantly surprised to get a table right away. The garden area wasn't available but we were seated at a table in this small restaurant that had... More

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treerestaurant, Manager at Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always try to seat as many people in the garden as is comfortable, especially if you have a reservation & request garden seating. It is not guarenteed but we always do our best to get you out there :-) More

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

My wife and I are New York locals who recently visited this restaurant with the help of a Groupon! We were immediately delighted to be taken back to their beautiful outdoor patio. The menu offers a great selection that an adventurous eater would be excited to see. They have a number of items from the sea and the land. Some... More

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treerestaurant, Owner at Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you first for coming in, & secondly for writing about it! We look forward to having you back, & hopefully earn that last star ;-) More

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