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Bistro 61

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1113 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8308 (NW corner of 1st Avenue and 61st Street)
+1 212-223-6220
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 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 between firm and soft without overwhelming the dish.

Thank deb23111
Boston, Massachusetts
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 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 fries that you just can't stop eating, and the steak is delicious- however, a word... More 

Thank George_Moosie_W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Greenyab
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 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
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 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
Big Flats
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 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 wife had the french onion soup and it was very good. Entrees: I had thewild... More 

Thank G4676OFbrianh
New York, New York, United States
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 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 place finally arrived. Must try; muster-visit.

Thank Edward B
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 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 reasonable prices. The French Onion Soup was as always piping hot and delicious, the Croc... More 

Thank Zeffy15
Northampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 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
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 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 the window table. The restaurant is small and quaint. They have a wonderful selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, Soups, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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