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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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“fried oreos” (12 reviews)
“cassoulet” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
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Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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

Thank leemdeyo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little restaurant in the East Village with a friendly owner, who made us feel welcome. An Irish man, Colm, running a French restaurant. For appetizer I had the sautéd crab cakes which were good, however the main dish, a traditional French cassoulet with...More

Thank Galsie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a private party for my son's school at Tree Bistro in May 2017 after their graduation mass. Kids, teachers and parents loved the food, garden and a wonderful service. Colm and his staff were attentive to a bunch of hungry 8th graders and gave...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Want a culinary & atmosphere adventure, try Tree Bistro. This little gem is run by the Colm the owner who knows how to make his customers at home with culinary treats that are both unusual and tasty. The back room is a garden oasis and...More

Thank H2894UZkennethw
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had visited this small & cosy restaurant on our previous visit to NYC & loved it. So it was a no brainer to return with our friends on our last night in NYC. We sat in the courtyard which was gorgeous with a magical...More

Thank Daveyfamily4
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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Is this restaurant BYO? I have just read an article on Thrillist that said it was....
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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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