Finding Bistros in Manhattan for Lunch or Dinner

The dictionary describes a bistro as a small, unpretentious restaurant If this is what you are looking for, you have many choices and in every neighborhood. And with a variety of prices.

One of the greatest adventures in Manhattan is to explore and find a new restaurant. However, sometimes it is nice to know where you are going. Especially if you are new to the city or if going to be in a specific neighborhood, like a certain cuisine and want to make sure you will find it. These are just some of the great French Bistros that abound in Manhattan. I have included listings from as many different neighborhoods as possible. They are all French style bistros, and the menus are a la cart, except for the fixed priced specials. . They all have a web site with menus. So you can get a sneak peak Happy eating.

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Le Singe Vert Bistro
http://www.lesingevert.com/
160 7th Ave, New York 10011
Between 19th & 20th Streets
A very nice reasonablely priced bistro. They are open for bunch, lunch and dinner.

Downtown

Capsouto Freres Bistro
http://www.capsoutofreres.com/
451 Washington St, New York 10013
At Watts Street

They can accommodate private parties of up to 100. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday. And lunch from Tuesday to Friday and dinner every night. They have a fixed price lunch for $24 with limited choices. Here are choices from the dinner menu.

SHRIMP & SCALLOPS on Fresh Pasta 22.00
VEAL SCALLOPINE w/ Lemon Sauce 24.00

Lucky Strike Bistro
http://www.luckystrikeny.com/home.html
59 Grand St, New York 10013
Between W Broadway & Wooster St

They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:30. Lunch is served Monday through Friday and dinner 7 days a week Here are some items from their dinner menu.

Steak Au Poivre With french fries$22.50
Turkeyburger With french fries$9.50
Hamburger With french fries $9.25
They do have quite a variety, don’t they?

Gramercy Park

Cosette Bistro
http://www.cosette-bistro.com/
163 E 33rd St, New York 10016
Between Lexington & 3rd Avenues

They are open for lunch and dinner and the prices are very reasonable. Here are a couple of items from their dinner menu.
Filet Sole menniere

Filet of Sole served in a lemon butter sauce $19
Foie de Veau
Calf liver served with saut�©ed onions $14

La Petite Auberge Bistro
http://www.lapetiteaubergeny.com/
116 Lexington Ave, New York 10016
Between 27th & 28th Streets

They are available for private parties from 15 to 50. They have a fixed price lunch for $17.00. Fixed price dinner is $25.50 Both also have a al cart menus. Here are a couple of items from the dinner menu.

Le Saumon Roti Broiled Salmon $18.00
Le Filet Mignon Grill�© B�©arnaise Broiled Filet Mignon served with Butter & Tarragon Sauce $29.5o

Greenwich Village

26 Seats Bistro
http://www.26seats.com/
168 Avenue B, New York 10009
Between 10th & 11th Streets

They are available for private parties. They are open for dinner every evening except Monday.

AOCBistro
http://www.aocnyc.com/800.php
314 Bleecker St, New York 10014
At Grove St

A very nice, moderately priced bistro where you can dine under the stars in their private garden.

Midtown

Chez Napoleon Bistro
http://www.cheznapoleon.com/
365 W 50th St, New York 10019
Between 8th & 9th Avenues

They are open for lunch and dinner and have a fixed price menu for both of them for $25.00 choices are very limited though. Here are some regular items from their dinner menu.

BÃ?Â?uf Bourguignon (Classic beef stew with carrots, mushrooms and baby onions)$20.
Filet de Sole (Prepared meuni�©re (butter & lemon) or with almonds) $ 24.

Jubilee Bistro
http://www.jubileeny.com/
347 E 54th St, New York 10022
Between 1st & 2nd Avenues

They are available for private parties. They serve brunch on Sunday from 12-3 for $20 they are open for They are open for lunch and dinner. Here are a couple of examples from their dinner menu.

Pav�© de Saumon Roti, Chou Fleur Caramelis�© et Bouillon aux Herbes
Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Saut�©ed Cauliflower Pur�©e and Fresh Herbs Broth
$19
Steak Frites Grill�©, Sauce au Poivre Vert
Grilled Steak au Poivre with French Fries
$26

Upper East Side

Bandol Bistro Bistro
http://www.bandolbistro.com/
181 E 78th St, New York 10021
Between Lexington & 3rd Avenues

Prices here are moderate, especially for the Upper East Side. They are open from noon to 11PM. They are also available for private parties. Here are a couple of examples from their menu.

Coq au Vin de Bandol au Tagliatelle
Braised Chicken in Red Wine Sauce with Pasta . . . $16.50
Faux-Filet Grill�© ou Po�«l�© au Poivre, Pommes Coin de Rue
Grilled Sirloin Steak or Saut�©ed with Pepper Sauce and Hand-Cut French Fries . . . $19.50

Jacques Brasserie Bistro
http://www.jacquesnyc.com/index2.html
204 E 85th St, New York 10028
Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues

Prices are pretty reasonable. Here are some example from the dinner menu.

POULET ROTIS – 19.Ã?°Ã?°
roasted half chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach and honey cherry vinegar chicken juice
STEAK DE THON – 24.Ã?°Ã?°
pan seared tuna steak, roasted baby squash, pommes noisette and red pepper coulis

Upper West Side

Alouette Bistro
http://alouettenyc.com/
2588 Broadway, New York 10025

Between 97th & 98th Streets They are open for dinner only and they are also available for private parties for up to 50 people. Here are a couple of examples from their menu.

Diver Sea Scallops $22
Pan-seared, with spinach, purple potato, and saffron
Maplecrest Free Range Chicken $18
with chive pommes puree shiitake and truffle oil

Metisse Bistro
http://www.metissefrenchbistro.com/
239 W 105th St, New York 10025
Between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

They are open for lunch, dinner and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday Brunch is either a la cart or they have a special fixed price menu for $16.95. The dinner fixed price special is $24.95 Here are some examples from their dinner menu.
AUMON Pan seared Atlantic Salmon, served with asparagus, carrots, leeks, in a beurre blanc sauce $17.95
FILET MIGNON Grilled Filet Mignon, served with baby vegetables into a potato basket, green pepper in a corn sauce $19.95

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