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Tree Bistro

190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
+1 212-358-7171
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I wanted to go somewhere memorable for dinner on my last night in New York before I returned home - aren't we glad we chose Tree Bistro! It's a cute little restaurant with a lot of heart - very cozy as you...More

Thank Navam H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice restaurant with a cosy and romantic back garden. There were very few visitors when we came, so the service was quick. It's a little too hot in the summer though and even the fan they turned on only worked for a small part...More

Thank TAnishch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for our daughter's 16th birthday and she picket out the place. The restaurant is very small but it did not feel cramped. The food and service was excellent. I got the seafood linguini but I sampled several dishes and they were all very...More

Thank newatbee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with my boyfriend and a friend. When we got there, I was a little worried since the entrance looked a bit dodgy. However, once the waiter came, he guided us to the back where there was a beautiful patio and an outdoor dining....More

Thank kiyeran
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are a family of 2 adult vegetarians and 2 fussy teenage girls and the restaraunt had a range of choices on the menu that left everyone with options. We had a very enjoyable meal in the garden, the food was superb and the service...More

Thank Robyn520
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Tree Bistro is welcoming, warm and cheerful. Whether you sit in the garden, or the lovely tables up front, the staff makes sure you get what you want without hovering. What's more, the food is fabulous. We had risotto, a wonderful white bean soup topped...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We dined at Tree Bistro on a recent trip to NYC to celebrate our daughter's 18th birthday. She was greeted with "Happy Birthday" upon arrival and allowed to selected from a few table options in the outdoor tented patio dining area. We selected a private...More

Thank atlfoodie2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Walking in to Tree Bistro left me wondering if we were in the right place. Small, dark, no one there. Then the host took us to garden room in the back. Beautiful space under a tent. Cool even on the hot night that it was....More

Thank David E
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Normally I am reluctant to rate a restaurant 5 star unless its offers something really, really terrific in the way of taste sensations, or ambience, or some other extraordinary feature. Tree bistro is a place where the food is really, really good, the service is...More

Thank william z
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Seven friends and family members enjoyed a birthday celebration out in the "garden/covered patio area" of this great lower East Side restaurant. We enjoyed great bubbly and wine, an absolutely delicious assortment of starters, including perfectly cooked mussels, and yummy deserts. How about crime brûlée...More

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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no corkage fee on Tuesdays, other nights $25 corkage fee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-358-7171
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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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