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Tree Bistro

190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
+1 212-358-7171
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oreos” (15 reviews)
“cassoulet” (15 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoying a really great evening at Tree Bistro with the best food we’ve had so far in NYC. Friendly service, very very good wines and a super cosy homely atmosphere!! Don’t miss this gem.

Thank MrsVeryFussyIndeed
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first time here, and it provided a respite from the bustle of midtown, upscale establishments. The place is small and unpretentious. We were seated in the front room, not far from the bar. The noise level was moderate. The dishes we sampled...More

Thank jop2map
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best mussels I’ve had since living in Brussels. Amazing wine list and great service. Makes you want to visit again and again. The restaurant feels like your own home - everyone is so welcoming. Highly recommend this New York gem! Can’t wait to try in...More

Thank Meredith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitress Chelsea took great care to get us in and out prior to an 8:00 curtain. She was so much fun! The food is true French Bistro with some of THE best mussels I have had in many moons. The filet steak at $30 was...More

1  Thank jtbnyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice treat!! Food was delish and nice selection. Something for everyone. Small but accommodating. Burger and was big hit. Kale Caesar was too anchovy tasting and no one liked it. Steak Frites good. Cheese platter very good.

Thank thnxfrhelp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly people and a very pleasant place, but my husband and I thought our dinners were just OK. My steak was huge, but it had a strange rubbery texture. My husband had the cassoulet and didn't think it was anything special. The bread served with...More

Thank IlliniTrav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on trip advisor ranked at number 10, so we thought it would be worth a visit because my boyfriend loves French food and we were staying just around the corner. The owner was very friendly and welcomed us with his good...More

Thank Alicia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried about everything and loved it all. The burgers were tasty, the fries tasted like we were in Paris, scallops were mouthwatering and we couldn't get enough of the bread

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this quaint french bistro on our first night in New York. We sat in the back rented room- wish it would have been warmer out- would recommend summer dining here versus winter. They have heaters in there but still a bit...More

Thank kimmysue42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting from England and booked here for my daughter’s 21st birthday dinner. We were seated in the courtyard when was warm and welcoming. The staff were friendly and attentive. There were 7 of us in total and had a range of starters including...More

Thank gwhittle
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
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shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
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Claire H
29 March 2018|
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Response from fallenidol234 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is small and I can't imagine it could accommodate a regular sized stoller. In addition, it is generally loud in NYC especially in the East Village and even more so on the weekends. Keep in mind the EV is not... More
29 May 2015|
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Response from Tree C |
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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