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Tree Bistro

190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
+1 212-358-7171
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oreos” (14 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our time here. Food was delicious and unpretentious. The staff was warm and welcoming. I highly recommend it.

Thank bgiando
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank 142JanetH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lively and lovely, great little garden, excellent service, we had the pasta with lamb, the seafood linguini and the burger. We were spontaneously offered some small desert and they treated our children like royalty, such a kind place, it is just one of those restaurants...More

Thank Ivo En Sonja R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small quiet charming bistro was refreshing. Excellent fare at reasonable prices was topped off with perfect service and a warm and welcoming neighborhood vibe. We began with seared scallops and fried goat cheese. The scallops were cooked perfectly and served on a cauliflower purée....More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love Tree Bistro! I’ve lived in NYC for 8 years and Tree remains my go-to/favorite spot for dinner in the city. The food is excellent and you cannot go wrong with your order plus they have several gluten free friendly options which is...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much to like here. Seafood linguini was terrific, loved the $40 Gavi (a very good price) and a good charcuterie. Playful service from a young staff. Inside is kind of cramped outside is better, but they don't serve after 10pm because of the neighbors. They...More

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

85th Birthday Party -- Thanks Much to Tree Bistro for a hosting such a great event on Saturday 7/21/2018. The food + service was outstanding and the outside patio could not have worked out better for us (and no impact from the rain!!!). Everyone loved...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Great place to eat at for couples. Highly recommended if you want to escape the loud city.

Thank Åsmund M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for a few times. Their garden behind the restaurant is a great spot for dining in the summer. Their food is delicious. Their staff is also friendly and helpful. Definitely will go back again.

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I’m a self-described TripAdvisor junkie, so I selected this restaurant for our first evening in NYC based on the reviews. The garden was pleasant although the tables are very close. Unfortunately the guest next to us was very loud. We didn’t really have any complaints...More

Thank CathyfromFW
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
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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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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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