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Rue B

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188 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 40.727956 -73.979417
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-358-1700 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Live Music, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Swank
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 11am-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-8pm; specials vary

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa


Avenue Bistro's most romantic boite should be rightfully compared not to the self-consciously hip spots on this strip but to an elegant Midtown hotel bar. Curvy banquettes line both sides of a narrow, amber-toned space lit with glowing wall sconces. A jazz combo plays in the back corner. Obliging bartenders mix first-rate mojitos, margaritas and other fanciful concoctions involving blood oranges and apples. And the open kitchen prepares phenomenal Continental munchies like panini and bruschetta. If this is gentrification, we'll take it —and another bottle of Chimay, please.


It doesn't just feel like a hotel bar. Those Art Deco banquettes belonged to the Stanhope Hotel back in the 1930s.