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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 good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oreos” (17 reviews)
“cassoulet” (16 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice French bistro place. Friendly. Have come here several times with friends. Once we had a bigger group of 10 and sat in the garden area. It was November but it was covered and warm. A friend ordered Cassoulet and she loved it. She...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rkrose18
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very romantic garden outside (heated & mostly enclosed) with an eclectic mix of plants...and a bistro atmosphere inside. Very good food at nice prices. You don't have to break the bank to impress someone special and have a great meal. My girlfriend and I go...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This, like most places in NYC is to us Brits, very expensive. However the steak meals were bordering on reasonable and the steaks themselves were huge slabs of excellent quality meat. Overall we had a great meal and the service was excellent. At the end...More

Date of visit: September 2018
5  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the East Village and found Tree Bistro through TripAdvisor. I think we were fortunate in that this Tuesday was a quiet night in Tree which allowed Colm more time to chat. We discussed the stories behind his artwork and got a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Fester00
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

In NYC for my thirtieth birthday and we booked this restaurant months in advance. Menu had changed since we booked but it was still lovely. Venue was quirky but utterly delightful, the food was delicious and the service couldn't be faulted. We were even given...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emsdav88
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We had our dinner inside where nice French music was played. The food was good (I had the steak) and the people were friendly. I would definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Erik V
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The best if the best! These are the words my friend used to describe the Tree Bistro. As it was her 50th birthday, her and her husband flew to NYC to celebrate, and I thought getting a gift certificate in a good restaurant would be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank car0le02
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I tried again. Enjoyed my food but I kept thinking the tent we were under was going to collapse. The place is very tired. The menu is good and the service is friendly and professional, but the place is rustic in a “I don’t care”...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CJLNYC1962
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The French Onion soup was to die for as well as the complimentary Oreo Beignets! Service was friendly, a wonderful little taste of France.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RobertsMel
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We booked this restaurant for a date night and were not disappointed! If you can sit outside on their adorable patio - do so! You’ll be surrounded by plants and get an amazing homey vibe. The staff was super sweet and, most importantly, all of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank WorldTraveler639
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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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