tree bistro

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$30 and under
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French
tree bistro 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, bottled beers, cheese plates and house made desserts are also available. Please note at this time our garden space is closed due to a major fire in the neighboring building.
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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy bistro with reliable, fresh and tasty offerings. Owner Colm is welcoming and has that gift of Irish wit and humor.
Good place to catch up with a few friends or for date night.

RM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent menu, service, pricing, and quality, we will return often.

AS
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great cosy environment with excellent service. Would highly recommend!!

GC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food here, excellent service from Kathleen!

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quirky, small and with great atmosphere Tree Bistro was a lucky find on our trip to NYC and was a perfect spot for a romantic dinner.

D
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The place is tiny. The garden was closed but it was not made clear in the reservation. The food is not completely French -- it was an 'European'. Overall it was a disappointment.

BP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Reasonably priced French fare that’s solid but unspectacular. Decent wine list as well. Because the terrace is closed the interior space does feel quite cramped and fairly loud

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this restaurant! Consistently great food! A unique and romantic restaurant with efficient and thoughtful staff! A go to spot for us. We even got free champagne for a date night!

MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun evening with great food. Owner/waiter was very gracious!

GE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so glad that Tree is open again. We sat at the bar and enjoyed amazing food with casual conversation with the owner. The dishes are thoughtfully curated and delicious to eat! I highly recommend Tree.

EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yayyyyy!!!!! Tree Bistro is open again!!! I missed my neighborhood favorite!!! The menu has kept all the old favorites and added a few new twists!!! Tue goat cheese soufflé cake is not to be missed!!! So happy to see all my friends again 🙂

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Hospitality, and organization need work.

Duck wontons - no.

Mains - burger & chicken were nice

PO
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice and charming
One dish was not hot but they quickly amended
Will return for sure

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Hospitable and very friendly. Very good service. Recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My second time there, good quality food. Reasonably priced for Manhattan. Decent wine list, wish they had a few more lower priced bottles. Great service, friendly, family atmosphere

EM
Munich
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

When we came in it seemed really noisy because a larger group was having a good time.
But we were lead in the rear part where it was comfortable and quiet enough for a nice talk.

TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband found this place for our anniversary and we were blown away by the amazing menu and excellent service!! The appetizer tasting plate was delicious - including zucchini fritters, duck wontons, and feta balls with chipotle sauce (a meal in and of themselves). My husband had the French onion soup and it rivalled any of the soups we’ve had in Paris. His Steak Frittes was done to medium rare perfection and the brandy sauce was peppery and added a hint of sweetness. My salmon was amazing and each bite melted in my mouth. Initially we thought it was a limited menu but with every single dish done to gourmet perfection, we will return here again and again. The desserts were so amazing we had three of them - dark chocolate mousse with real whipped cream, key lime pie with gingersnap crust and an oreo beignet, on the house, that came warm to the touch and melt in your mouth good !! The owner Colm was working hard, but made time to stop by so that we could give him our highest compliments. A Fabulous and Charming Anniversary Meal !! Congrats to the entire staff.

p
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great night with friends window table is the best. watermelon salad was fantastic. Escargots & steak frites too. Molly Dooker wine awesome!

JM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect meal (service and food). A negativ point was the seafood linguine which had a lot of cheese in it (BAD IDEA)

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local place

Good food

Good service

Just did not like the noisy a/c in the quiet garden

Great outdoor space

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my most favorite places to eat in NYC, even after 10 years here!

EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic neighborhood bistro! The perfect place to meet friends for dinner or a date. Very warmly lit, cozy spot. Delicious!

JH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tree Bistro is a small charming, very solid East Village neighbourhood restaurant that has a welcoming vibe. There is so much to like here. It's charm; excellent food topped off with great service by the young staff. We had a table of 6 and had to move our booking to a later time due to one of the party being at the Emergency Department. Tree Bistro could not have been more accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Highly recommend.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would give all 5 stars but God, the chairs were so uncomfortable!

PP
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the boss of the bistro tree is very friendly, I recommend if you go to east village

h
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Exceptional value.
Generous portions, crab cakes, roast chicken, risotto were all tasty and perfectly prepared.
The bottle of Pouilly Fume was great value.
The patio was nicely sheltered. Warm welcome and friendly service. And the owner checked that we were satisfied.
I look forward to returning.

JR
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was friendly. First time there but will absolutely return!

TV
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Right near our apt but somehow never went here. Will go there regularly now!

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, a great ambiance and perfect for everyone's taste

VI
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our experience here! Our table in the back garden felt very private and it was perfect to be in open air yet covered with the tent. The waitress was even thoughtful enough to ask if we were in a time crunch (to see a show for example) as one dish we ordered could take longer to prepare. She took the time to chat with us and we enjoyed that very much! The food was delicious as well and we would definitely recommend to anyone!

RU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday in the back in their garden which was absolutely charming. The staff was very friendly and the food amazing. We had the calamari to start with which came with chorizo which I never had before. It was great and I would recommend it. The steak frites was great. Great frites and great steak. It was not a flank steak the way you would have it in France but a bigger American steak (not sure what the cut was but it was perfectly done). They brought out fantastic deserts for the birthday boy. All in all a great discovery and we;'ll be going back there.

DL
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tree Bistro remains a bit funky but it's a bistro and it's the East Village, kinda, and what do you expect? We were in the fan-roiled back garden, it was hot and humid out but once we got used to the "wind", it was comfy enough. Food was good, bistro-esque, somewhat limited menu but totally adequate. Our server was attentive and charming. Very glad we ate there on a quiet pre-Fourth Tuesday in the thunderstormy City...

CH
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a date and it was perfect! Lovely outdoor seating with romantic lighting

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our go-to’s in that neighborhood. Can always count on good food and service.

P
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Kitchen with gross errors. Good service from the waiters.

p
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great night. our group covered all angles -- delicious vegan soup and specially made vegan risotto for our vegan, awesome burgers with truffle fries for the rest of us : )
delicious food and a delightful night, our server was lovely and the sancerre rose she recommended was perfect.

n
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice food and atmosphere. Fair price for food. Glad we chose well as we are from Canada! Thanks again!

HR
Los Angeles
448 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dined on the patio on a relatively warm evening. Very Pleasant. Our party of three had one Haricot Verts Salad (B), one Kale Caesar (B+), one steamed mussels (B+), one Zucchini Corn Risotto appetizer (B+), one sauvignon blanc, one sparkling bruit wine and one French fries that were very good. Service was excellent. Cost $90.37 plus tip. Very cordial management.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! No complaints. Food was delicious. Truffle fries were perfect for only $1 more. Meg was our waitress and she was amazing! Cute place for a date.

JQ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Hard to believe it took us so long to find.. it’s a comfort food menu ...in the very best sense.
And every dish was at least good, if not terrific. It also might be the friendliest restaurant you will find in the neighborhood. Especially nice in the back...in the “garden”

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