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Bistro 12

12 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3614
+1 914-909-2770
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood risotto” (19 reviews)
“flan” (23 reviews)
“rabbit” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Tarrytown and 5 of us had dinner here. The owners were sooo nice and friendly and couldn’t do enough to make sure wewere happy with our dinners and drinks! Among us we had the fish risotto, steak and risotto, mushroom ravioli and 2 other...More

Thank 205wendyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing aura, fresh delicious food good enough for a true foodie, old fashioned servers with real manners. A gem!

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't impressed. The prices were to high. The service wasn't great and when I asked for more bread , she gave me 1 slice. What about the rest of the table? DUH! .....AND IT WAS TO LOUD IN THERE.

1  Thank cec10591
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family dinner was ruined in a recent visit to this bistro. To be fair, I must say the food was not bad. Toward the end of my main course, I found a cleaning pad WIRE embedded in the seafood pasta! When I pointed it to...More

2  Thank satyros66
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Cozy little restaurant with amazing food. Interesting, creative dishes on both the regular and specials menus. The fresh sardines served on Belgian endive with a bright vinaigrette were a treat. Busy Saturday night and we didn’t have a reservation but were offered a lovely table....More

Thank Myriam C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I always try to eat local when I am traveling for work and Wednesday evening found me in Tarrytown, NY. I've had pretty good eating experiences in Tarrytown and this night was no different. Bistro 12 is a small restaurant--12 tables or so--but the first...More

Thank wildwolfen
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We were two couples. We shared the cod fish cakes and eggplant rollatini - both outstanding. We then had two orders of short rib special with noodles and two orders of striped bass livornese. One dish was better than the other. The service was good.

Thank Beachshop
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We went for lunch a couple of times. Both times food was well prepared and presented. Staff and owner were pleasant. Cozy place. We will go back.

Thank svan1
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Similar to another recent reviewer our experience at Bistro 12 was marred by the attitude of the staff. While the food was quite good, the message we received from the time we walked in the door was that any special requests or even questions were...More

2  Thank Sasfish1
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We love living in one of New York's river towns. Tarrytown has great views, easy transport from NYC and northern towns, uniques shops, and delicious restaurants. We enjoyed our visits to Bistro 12. Good food, atmosphere and prices. One of the owners is an artist,...More

Thank Linda469
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Arlene B
25 April 2018|
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Response from Myriam C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Beachshop is right, I too found them to be very accomodating. I hope you give them a try.
22 March 2017|
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Response from pjmalia | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but pricey.
12 June 2016|
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Response from operasingers | Reviewed this property |
Bistro 12 would not be the right place for a Happy Hour. Should try this restaurant for dinner in the near future. The food and service are excellent. It is a very small place so be sure to make reservations in advance... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3614
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Tarrytown
  • Phone Number: +1 914-909-2770
  • E-mail
Meet the Business Owner: Miguel- Manuel - Established in 2013 Madeira, a beautiful Portuguese island and inspiration for the atmosphere of the newly opened Bistro 12 in Tarrytown. Life-long friends who have, at long last, created their dream restaurant. Jose Manuel Goncalves Pereira and Luis Miguel Rodrigues have known each other since the age of 17, so it's hardly surprising that Bistro 12 evokes the landscape of their youth. Fans of Caravela will recognize Manuel, nicknamed "MADEIRA" from his 24-year stint there. MIGUEL years at Polpo, the popular upscale Italian restaurant in Greenwich,Connecticut They have created their own unique bistro establishment, given this amiable team the knowledge and skills to provide a warm, welcoming and gracious atmosphere dedicated to providing a genial dining experience for their customers. Miguel Rodrigues' artwork is the product of a life-long passion. You will see memories of his country come alive - the markets, families, city and country scenes he loves. Enjoying a variety of painting styles, he has produced over 1500 works of art in his Yonkers studio, and has chosen the most evocative paintings with which to decorate the walls of his newest venture.
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