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Bistro de la Gare

626 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Jane St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 10
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

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Amazing Bistro!

By jaylark on 2/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

After reading the review on this website I wasn't expecting much from this restaurant. I discovered, however, that this review is very outdated. Since it was written, in the very early days of the bistro, the prices have gone down, the portions have increased and it now has a wine and beer license. After my first visit for dinner, where I had incredible house made porcini pasta and what was possibly the best panna cotta of my life, I returned to try their brunch which was just as good. The servers are friendly and efficient and there is not a single item on the menu I do not want to try. I found the decor to be simple yet charming and I now tell all my friends about this new favorite restaurant of mine.

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98 out of 187 people found this review helpful.

I think they are new, but very good!

By mandelbrot on 5/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

As a fan of cassoulets, I looked forward to this meal with much eagerness. I must have gone there right after they opened, because it seemed like they were still working some kinks out. I enjoyed the cassoulet, thought the service was very professional, portions were nice size, atmosphere lacked... but then again, it's just a bistro! I look forward to returning again soon!

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106 out of 207 people found this review helpful.

Amazing food, great service, charming room

By sadiep on 3/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I'm not sure what the previous reviewers problem was, but when I dined at Bistro De La Gare I found the food and service to be excellent. The seafood salad was flavorful and fresh, and my steak with a fried egg on top was to die for. The room is a little small but that adds to the charm. It was also such a pleasure to have the chef/ owner come by the table to see how your evening is progressing. It can get a bit crowded during the prime dining hours but the staff manages to be professional and courteous without being pretentious. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is capable of enjoying classic french bistro fare at a casual dining room.

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111 out of 228 people found this review helpful.

Don't Even Bother

By Robbiebob on 2/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

From the water boy to the waiter to the chef herself, every member of the Bistro de la Gare staff was beyond rude and unpleasant. Had I wanted a tongue lashing and a "you'll eat what I give you" attitude, I would have gone home to see my mother. Enduring such a hostile environment might be made easier with a pleasant interior, enjoyable music or a glass of wine -- sadly none of the above is on the menu. To anyone considering dinner here, I suggest you do as I did. Walk two blocks to Dell'anima for a delightful this rate, Bistro de la Gare will likely be out of business before you get there.

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