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Tree Bistro

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East Village
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190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004 (between 11th and12th st)
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished a meal and it was fresh, flavorful, original and delicious. What a lovely little place. Ate in the garden. Perfect night for eating out. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely return for more.

Thank John H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for our first date and have become regulars. We liked it so much that we had our wedding rehearsal dinner there. The service is excellent and the menu is delightful. Food has been consistently wonderful and flavorful with enough variety to always keep it interesting; something for everyone, even fussy eaters. The garden is a... More 

Thank profsimonjones
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

What a find! Never, anywhere, have I had coq au vin or seafood linguine nearly as good. Warm, appreciative service by owners and staff alike. Intimate setting; garden is great. Not expensive, considering what you get. I'm really torn about posting this, because I don't really want all of you showing up here and making it impossible for us to... More 

Thank Sprucegr
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

With the kids at camp my wife and I were hoping to catch up with some friends at a welcoming, casual place with character and great food...enter: Tree Bistro. The back yard area - which is tented (so even good in the rain) with an enchanting garden - has a nice mix of rustic long tables (good for groups) and... More 

Thank Emily F
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Went here after a recommendation from a friend in Sydney (Chelsea) Service was great and food was delicious. Small looking place from the front but opens up to a good size garden at the rear. Great wine choices. Something for everyone in the family (my hard to please mother even enjoyed it) Left slightly drunk after thoroughly enjoying the welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We came here on our last night. Very reasonable and great food. Friendly service. We ate outside in the garden.lovely night would recommend

Thank Dw0175
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and very reasonable for nyc.... the outdoor garden is spectacular. ..so glad I found this restaurant can't wait to go back

Thank Jennifer S
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in town the day we dined here and it was pitch perfect for what we wanted: good food at reasonable prices, attentive but unobtrusive service, and a quiet, appealing space. I particularly recommend the roasted chicken. Also, the $25 corkage is a real plus.

Thank Roy D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

First visit of hopefully many more... lovely lovely evening. We ate dinner in the garden and immediately thought that this is a place I could have my family and friends for dinner. The owner said they can do this!!

Thank Pippa C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant with beautiful surroundings and character. Wonderful handmade articles in garden. This family run business has a warm friendly welcome with wonderful French food. The menu has variety and a wonderful selection of wines. Well worth a visit

Thank Gaynor S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $75
French, European, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
    (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: 12123587171
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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