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Tree Bistro

190 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4004
+1 212-358-7171
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oreos” (16 reviews)
“cassoulet” (15 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 3 days 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (party of three) found the garden to our liking on a relatively warm night in New York. Service was excellent, ambiance a B- and the food was a solid B. Our party of three started with one haricots verts salad and a kale Caesar...More

Thank Love vacation time
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, reasonably priced, only beer and wine. Wine selection was ok and our waitress held the second and last bottle of what we chose knowing they were running out. Creative dish’s all around. We shared calamari and a baratta and I had a 1/2...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner! Seafood linguine, steak, burgers and sweet potato soup were delicious! Our server was very attentive and friendly. We’ll dine here again.

Thank Tishmango
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is overrated, we ordered escargot and calamari for appetizer, they were both very good, the sweet potato croquet was just ok. The seafood linguini should not pair with curry sauce. The duck leg confit was terrible. I think the restaurant tried to be...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So weird, I'm a NYer and use Tripadvisor a lot for my travels. I decided to see how the Tripadvisor community ranks the restaurants in my town, just to see if it's true to reality. I've lived in NYC for over 40 years and I...More

1  Thank kzl1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend celebrated her 40th birthday here with 16 of u joining. The back garden area is just wonderful! It felt like we were at a fancy backyard dinner party with friends. They set up a beautiful table for us and brought together all the...More

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my experience here. Would definitely recommend for a business dinner with clients. Yum!

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enter the unique door, ask for a table in the garden, and feast on some of the tastiest food in the East Village. The mussels (share as an appetizer) are plump and beautifully seasoned as are all the dishes which are created with an eye...More

Thank colleen1936
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There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
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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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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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