Bistro Z

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558 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Bistro Z, an award winning restaurant, is a favorite with the locals. Sit by the roaring fireplace or on the seasonal outdoor deck while enjoying delicious, contemporary American fare. Our highly trained, creative chefs use locally sources ingredients. The indoor bar and lounge is perfect for socializing with friends and is open seven days a week.
What 558 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

My salmon was very good but my husband wasn’t happy with his steak. The ambience was boring. No music, lights were bright, I know it’s in a hotel but it doesn’t have to feel that way.

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LouiisG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were there for Valentine. Their menu was great. Many excellent choices but the service was very slow. Maybe that was good, we didn’t feel rushed.

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vipSuenan
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite places for lunch. Friendly, pleasant atmosphere. Good food.

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vipSnowFlurry
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were one of only three parties in the restaurant for lunch but it took a while for the food to come out. Everything was delicious but it would have been nice if it were a little faster.

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vipEatoutoften
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was disappointing this time.

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vipMarty
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was exellent. We had the lamb chops and the steak. Both were cooked perfectly and had a very nice presentation. Service was mostly on point and was not intrusive. One thing that was puzzling was that the room of about 25 tables only had 4 tables working; the rest were empty. For a nice venue with really good food, good service, and average prices it made no sense.

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time as it is quiet enough to talk with friends. Excellent food and service. And don't hesitate to ask for the bar menu should you wish for a lighter dinner.

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vipChristinaM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, food was delicious!

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GraceannC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was embarrassingly poor. Bone-in Rib Eye steak was pre-sliced and concealed a layer of fat. Steak fries were overdone bordering on burnt. Whipped vegetable was sour, as though pickled. Only dessert was good, my guess is that it wasn’t prepared onsite.

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vipMikeV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service. Priced very reasonably. We keep coming back.

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vipTheaterfoodie
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, and food. Place could use some updating but everything else was terrific

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Holly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful setting, with a crackling real fire in the fireplace. Overall, a lovely evening. The prix fixe menu offered varied selections for my group. My dinner was delicious - salads great. Branzino was especially good with healthy and flavorful sides. Surf and turf had the hanger steak with a bit too much charcoal; shrimp were very good. Duck was well prepared but sauce a bit too sweet. Great selection of wines at a surprisingly good prices per bottle. Really enjoyed the Pouilly Fuisse at $42, a hard wine to find and at this price.
The wait staff was enthusiastic, however seemed inexperienced.

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DoreenJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was mediocre. Menu very limited. Long wait for food but waitress did apologize and offered us two free drinks.

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vipTappanTraveler
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unhurried and delicious. Try the Poached Shrimp over greens.

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vipAndy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfied with food and service , nothing to add

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vipLindaL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable. Great service. Delicious food.
Warrants a return by all of us and soon.

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vipJML228
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have dined here many times. This time was a disappointment. The food seemed overcooked, the Brussels sprouts were mush. While not crowded there was only one waiter, therefore our Waters were not refilled, nor were utensils replaced after appetizers. The menu which is generally varied seemed truncated.

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NormaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a wonderful place to meet old friends. The restaurant was quiet and we could hear each other speaking. Food was surprisingly good.

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AnnL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service slow. I was not in a rush but I did need the caffeine. Overall the restaurant was excellent.

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Rita
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, and reasonably price. They are always very accommodating.

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vipEatoutoften
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent as usual. The service could have been better. However, it was restaurant week. Waited a Long time for the food. Thought we we forgotten.

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vipBari52
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipmmem
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The bar activity was boisterous and interfered with the diners experience.
Service was FAIR.
The bread is awful, reheated and stale cheese roll.
The new chef, however, created exceptional creative and delicious food.
Salad with duck confit was copious and delicious.
The scallops with Brussels sprouts and butternut squash purée was outstanding.
The Black Forest creme brûlée was beyond our wildest expectations. Unbelievably fabulous.
We’d stopped coming here bc after many delicious meals there’d been a change in chef - for the worse and we were sorely disappointed. Not this time. I believe the chef is new. What a pleasant surprise. We took a chance as it was restaurant week. So glad to say that we will happily return.

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Valentina
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It is a great low key place to meet a friend for lunch. Simple menu is well executed. The Autumn Salad was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was quick . The food was good and the place had a nice feel. It offered a menu and buffet .

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Simone
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was pricey for the portion. The ambiance was fair.
There was a convention or meeting that walked past the restaurant a few times, the were loud and disruptive.
I don’t think I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The wings that we were eating tasted old and the grilled cheese we ordered did not have melted cheese. The bar tender John was excellent t!

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vipNYCnative
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time here. On our way from upstate and it was an open table eatery. Drinks took a long time to get to us. The waiters need better training but ours was very polite. Very reasonable prices and the lamb chops and shank were very good. The polenta was perfect and the salmon was served with a crispy skin which is excellent.

It's inside the hotel and easy to get to. Plenty of parking and we will return again when we are in the area

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Teacher
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ordered a Caesar salad to split for starters. It was a major fail & we thought it would be a bad omen for the meal. It had practically no dressing. When the waiter asked how it was we asked for more dressing and wondered where the shaved cheese was. It turns out that disc on top of the salad which looked like a wafer was cheese flavored. It tasted like Cheetos. Ugh.
But we definitely enjoyed the main meal. My husband loved his lamb shank and my salmon was cooked to perfection. And it had all vegetables, a plus since I am trying to cut down on carbs.
Service was very good. We were there on the early side so not a lot of people having dinner, so nice and quiet.
Being in a hotel it is a little on the pricey side.

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vipTappanTraveler
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always consistent. A quiet spot for business or pleasure for lunch or for dinner. Service is pleasantly given without hovering or rushing you. Food is varied, delicious and well plated. I enjoyed the poached shrimp salad. Good portion. Did have to ask for additional dressing but everyone’s taste varies. Prices reasonable. Great location. Easy on and easy off the Thruway or Route 9. Plenty of nearby parking including handicapped. Covered walkway to mid-lot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, when my husband and I showed up to enjoy our Anniversary dinner on 9/29, the restaurant was closed despite us being able to make a reservation on open table.

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vipWeekender
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went to this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday.
As we entered we passed the bar where there was a group of people at the bar that was talking loud, but after a few minutes quieted down.
The atmosphere was quiet, the decor was nice and it was not overcrowded. The host, Francisco, took our orders and shortly thereafter we got a complimentary small plate with two types of hummus and tapenade along with a choice of small breads.
We ordered for entrée rib eye with the bone in and lamb chops. We paired the entrées with a Segura Viudas rosé cava. the entrées were well presented with some vegetables on the side and the cava was excellent.
We enjoyed the dinner and the service was very good.
We have been at this restaurant previous times and the food, place and service are very good.
We highly recommend this place.

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art1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and service. Menu has changed since I was there last and the grilled octopus was a disappointment. Sea bass was good but not great. My wife had rack of lamb which she enjoyed very much but was disappointed with grilled romaine as an appetizer.

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RitaK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always. Excellent friendly staff.

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Rita
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food waste great as always. We were not rushed. We all had a great time.

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Jake
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Father’s Day “Barbecue” not as advertised. Outside patio was not completed and hamburgers etc...pre-prepared buffet style and not at all good. Shrimp cocktail rubbery, salads not freshly and overall food very disappointing.

The staff and the hostess only bright spot, as service attentive. Overcharged child as an adult “by accident”. However, the hostess apologetic and kind, she seemed to know things not up to par...a keeper, as she was the only thing right about the restaurant for this Father’s day.

Hard to recommend or return. Used to to much better, even with Groupon years ago. So that much more disappointing paying full price!

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viplknyfoodie
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The deconstructed Caesar salad was great. We had the duck and the chicken both of which had a passing resemblance to food. The waiter was unable to express how the chicken was made which resulted in one of us ordering the duck. The duck was over done and dry likely because it had been sitting around for hours. The drinks were good. If I had to eat here again I would order the salad and stick to the simplest things on the menu.

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RitaK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious as always. Enjoyed the new menu but missed a few options from the old menu!

My only complaint is that we were not in the usual dining room but in room next to it.

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vipShez
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

First I didn't realize it was in the Doubletree Hotel but then I figured some hotel restaurants are beautiful so that's fine. It was't even a restaurant. It had a 3/4 wall dividing it from the main thorough fare where there was a bar with tons of people so it was very loud. The lobby had a nice atmosphere but the restaurant was nothing special. Our waiter was lovely but when we told him we had a show to see if they could rush the meals, he said it's very busy I doubt they can! the food was ok. Definitely would not go back.

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vipEatoutoften
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very busy - waited a long time for the food - waitress was very apologetic.

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Bistro Z does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bistro Z also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 524-6410.

Bistro Z is rated 4.1 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

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