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Bistro 61

1113 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8308
+1 212-223-6220
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (26 reviews)
“endive salad” (3 reviews)
“french fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
French, Soups, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
1113 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8308
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The atmosphere matched the food. Great! I had a Moroccan dish, chicken tagine with couscous. The tagine was exquisitely seasoned with muted flavors harmoniously blended and aromatic; the chicken was tender and needed only a nudge to fall from the bones, the carrots brilliantly balanced...More

Thank deb23111
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Stop in, please - you deserve a treat. Don't judge this place from the outside - the food and the services are both top shelf - and the prices are reasonable, too! I would recommend the Steak Frites, with those lightly seasoned thin sliced french...More

Thank George_Moosie_W
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Great menu options! Nice atmosphere and not too expensive! The muscles are amazing!!! Will return again soon

Thank Greenyab
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Our hotel recommended this little bistro, we were very pleasantly surprised, it was reasonably priced and the food was excellent, I can recommend the mushroom risotto. Staff were attentive.

Thank midlandsarnie
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A wonderful corner bistro with something for everyone. Many of the dished have a French flair, and an adequate number of choices. The pre theater price fixe menu was not only delicious but quite affordable.

Thank MSW625
Reviewed February 1, 2017

My wife and I were staying at The Bentley and Bistro 61 is very close so we thought we would give it a try. I had an endive salad which had very good flavors(candied pecans, green apples, endive and balsamic) portion was average size. My...More

Thank G4676OFbrianh
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here once only. I recommend this bistro heartily. Excellent food in every course: incredible Moule, Salade, and the Salmon and Risotto. In fact everything was good. 61 is informal and welcoming. As it filled with happy people it seemed an ever-expanding family...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Visiting my kids again from the UK and just had to pay another visit to this little gem. After a little over ayear it was pleasing to note that nothing had changed. It's just a true to itself small French Bistro serving great food at...More

Thank Zeffy15
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Great service. Great food! Would definitely recommend the mussels!! Lovely overall atmosphere! Loved he touch of menus being old records with the records inside!!!

Thank Greenyab
Reviewed November 29, 2016

I spent a good many hours researching a place to have thanksgiving dinner and found the reviews for this restaurant to be very good. And we were not disappointed! We booked a table for 6pm and arrived early but were immediately accommodated and seated at...More

Thank DGR1001
Upper East Side
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1113 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8308
    (NW corner of 1st Avenue and 61st Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5, 6, N, R & W trains to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue, and Roosevelt Island Tram.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-223-6220
  • E-mail
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