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Bistro Desaret

227 E. 56th St., New York, NY 10022 40.759351 -73.967399
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-207-8777 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Bistro, French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

E. 51st St. to E. 61st St., FDR Dr. to Madison Ave.


This venue is closed.

This midtown bistro does brisk business with neighborhood regulars and office workers hungry for French staples (think frog legs and escargot). The décor sticks to cafe standards as well, with winding metal staircases, crimson velvet curtains, and lit mirrored walls. Duck-filled Vietnamese spring rolls jazzed with mango dip depart from the regional fare, however the menu also features a traditionally crispy duck prepared with a sweet burgundy and pear port sauce. Bistro Desaret is part steakhouse too; all standard beef cuts are available, and a humble char-grilled sirloin enhanced by shallot mustard certainly beats the Outback Steakhouse across the street.

Recommended Dishes

Twice roasted half of duck with poached pear in a port reduction, $21.95; sirloin steak, $21.95