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“Nicer to look at”
Review of The Strand Bistro

The Strand Bistro
Ranked #1,159 of 14,593 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th avenues
Transit: Stops Subways 34th street and 6th avenue. R, N, Q, W, B, D, F, V. A, C, and E trains to 34th Street and 8th Avenue
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed at the hotel Strand and dined at the restaurant one evening. The service was good, not extraordinary, but still good. The food, I would say, would appeal very much to the majority of Americans, since the portions were huge.

For starter we had the tuna tartare, which was pretty bland and a corn soup (as their evening special), which in quite the opposite was very tasty. Both of the dishes were beautiful to look at. I had the entrecote, which unfortunately was burnt (I asked for medium rare) to the point that it was charred and the texture was extremely tough. The other main course, which was seared scallops with braised pork belly and sweet corn puree was well composed, especially with the saltiness from the pork, but a teeny bit too sweet. Also this dish was very big.

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Thank sokriw
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had an early dinner here before the theater. The mussels entree was so pretty, it was nearly a work of art and absolutely fresh and delicious. The spring vegetable pasta was freshly made with spring peas and asparagus with a light sauce. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Dining room is very attractive with a large fish tank. An enjoyable experience.

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Thank Caroline N
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We had dinner here with another couple on our way to a show - the wine menu was great and very reasonably priced, I had the lobster risotto (small portion) and asparagus - amazingly delicious. Excellent service, we will definitely be back!

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Thank HeyRayCa
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Our small group had a wonderful dinner in this Bistro in May 2013. The food was excellent and inventive. The service was above par and the amosphere quiet and classy. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank MGreiff
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

This restaurant was right by our hotel and it had good reviews on Yelp, so we decided to go in and have a drink and eat. It was still happy hour, so we thought, wow, that's great. We told the receptionest that we wanted to eat, so we walked through the bar area to the next room and were seated. We told her we wanted to order drinks before happy hour was over, in about 15 minutes, so she said ok and sent a waitress over. We ordered our drinks then our meal. When we got our bill, I noticed it didn't reflect happy hour prices. Our waitress then told us happy hour didn't apply in the restaurant. Our food was good and so was the wine, but I'm giving it average because either the waitress messed up on our bill or we were lied to. So, if you go at happy hour and want a meal, be SURE to ask about where happy hour prices apply.

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