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“Unbelievable experience~!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tree Bistro

Tree Bistro
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Ranked #163 of 13,477 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Boston
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Unbelievable experience~!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

First off, the food was fantastic. However, it was the experience of dining at Tree that really set it apart. I would highly recommend contacting the restaurant early to arrange a prix fixe meal as I promise it will not disappoint.

Back to the food, Tree had one of the best lamb dishes I've ever had and my wife's mushroom risotto was also delicious. The fromage board was perfect and well balanced. Medium sized wine list but in my opinion there was enough variety and value for most people. The dessert sampler was incredible and nearly the highlight of our meal.

Overall, I can't recommend this hidden restaurant enough. The owner is incredibly gratious and has created an amazing atmosphere. Just go!

  • Visited May 2011
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treerestaurant, Owner at Tree Bistro, responded to this review, November 18, 2011
Wow, thank you for the stellar review.
Glad you enjoyed your visit & we hope to see you again soon.
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Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Friendly spot for a great, casual dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

Loved this place! In a sometimes anonymous-feeling NYC, it was our first dinner and helped us to feel at home in the city. It has a focused but diverse menu and everything we tried was delicious. A very good wine list and several beers on draft and lovely desserts. A patio behind the main dining room is great for warmer weather. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank MoseCeltic
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treerestaurant, Owner at Tree Bistro, responded to this review, November 18, 2011
We always do our best :-)
Thank you for coming & hopefully we will see you again soon.
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chicago
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Horrible food, horrible value, stay away!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

Until I went to this restaurant, I didn't think you could get a truly horrible meal in NYC. The butternut squash salad had a sliver of cheese, sliver of squash and virtually no dressing for a whopping $9. Roasted vegetable plate (tiny cubes of uncooked veg) was sent back and returned still raw. Service in such a small place should have had consistency with the waitperson, but there was a continually changing cast of characters coming to the table, obviously never communicating with each other, and interminable delays between courses. There are far too many decent places to spend your hard earned money in NYC to put up with this abuse.

  • Visited January 2011
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super-quaint bistro, food is terrific and service great too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2010

Sit in the garden or at the bar.. great menu and quality food- try the escargot & the cheese plate.... not to mention the white bordeauz as an alternative to sav blanc... you wont be disappointed...!

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treerestaurant, Owner at Tree Bistro, responded to this review, November 6, 2010
Thank you for you review.
Much appricated.
I hope we can follow up with another nice meal soon.

Mark
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“superb French cuisine in...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2008

superb French cuisine in an incomparable back garden setting.

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