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Camaje Bistro

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85 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2504 (Bleecker St.)
+1 212-673-8184
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1/2 block away from the hustle and bustle of Bleeker & McDougal, this cozy little restaurant has good food and service. They often have a Groupon offer so look and see if they do and get an even better deal.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Camaje has been established for a long time and has succeeded in a very competitive neighborhood with a discerning clientele. Our visit just after Christmas 2016 was a very pleasant experience. Comfortable set-up is allied to an excellent cocktail/wine list and menu, which has a French/American emphasis. My (soup) appetiser was outstanding and our mains (lamb/fish) were perfectly prepared and... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

As soon as you walk in you are hit with a welcoming and interesting space. Menu was unique and the food fresh and awesome. Our waiter was lovely and very accommodating. Food took forever to come out but if you are dining with great friends and family or the love of your life and you have the time, you won't... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Best duck I've ever had. Also, the escargot appetizer is succulent and well-prepared. All the food, in fact, including amazing desserts, thrilled. Small, intimate venue. Courteous staff. A winner.

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Lido Beach, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We are 5 friends who take each other out for our birthdays for 30-35 years now. Last night was special because not only was it a birthday celebration, but the honoree is moving far away tomorrow. We chose this charming small bistro because the reviews were generally good and the menu looked terrific. It was a huge disappointment. Apparently, the... More 

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Thank Amy P
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I don't like giving a negative review, however, just like the current World Series, there were a few "Hits" & "Misses" for my recent dining experience on Friday evening 10/28 at Camaje Bistro, a tiny & cozy French restaurant in the West Village. After reading many positive reviews, I decided to take out Steve for a Birthday celebration. Here is... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The kitchen is a mess. The food comes out room temperature after 3 hours of waiting. I am not sure what all the raves are about this place. The escargot entree was just butter but not escargot as they should be. At 630 when this Dinner began -- they had already run out of the lamb and one of the... More 

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new york, ny
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

***A really tiny place, with a bar and small tables that wouldn’t seat 15. The menu was limited (which would be fine if the food were good), but we still tried to have a good time. First served: stale tiny slices of bread--all crust--served with some butter substitute. After sharing 5 tiny shrimp for two, I had about 2 oz... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had eaten before at Camaje Bistro and were looking forward to a return visit. Our family group (of 5) arrived in stages, and everything was a bit chaotic, a table had to be brought up from the basement to make a 5-seater. The configuration was a bit unusual - 3 facing out on the street, 2 on either end,... More 

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New York City, NY
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We had a confirmed reservation. Upon arrival we were informed that the reservation would not be honored. The restaurant had booked an event but no attempt had been made to contact us and reschedule. Instead, we traveled to the restaurant to be turned away at the door. No apologies were offered by the waiter and the owner came out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
French, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2504
    (Bleecker St.)
  • Public Transportation: Houston St (1, 2) Spring St (A, C, E) W 4 St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-673-8184
Description
A hidden little gem in the heart of greenwich village. This noveau French American bistro was established in 1997 by owner/chef Abigail Hitchcock. This cozy, intimate, yet casual restaurant offers a local, seasonal menu at affordable prices. Enjoy dinner on our sofa while taking in the views of the historic townhouses of the Village and the people who live in the neighborhood. Chef Abby's creations include appetizers like hot crab dip, socca (a chick pea pizza) served with a red pepper coulis and entrees like hanger steak, house smoked duck sandwich, and our wildly popular Banoffee Pie. We also offer hands on cooking classes and corporate events!

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