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Flea Market Bistro

131 Ave. A, New York, NY, 10009
nr. St. Marks Pl.
212-358-9280

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

88% would go back.

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A typical French "bistrot" in East Village

By LoloetNath on 8/12/2012

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

As French visitors in Big Apple, we loved this typical French place where you can have snails or mussels with a glass of wine and absolutely excellent fries ! Fresh products, good portions especially in the Brunch formula. Ambience is cool and staff is nice If you don't have the opportunity to visit France, you absolutely need to go there to have a flavour of it ! Laurent and Nathalie

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31 out of 60 people found this review helpful.

Awful Service

By sunni921 on 6/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I've never left any reviews about anything but I was so disappointed that I just had to leave one for this restaurant we visited yesterday for Brunch. The Food was good. The service in the other hand was HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. I bet I would get better service @ a ihop. First the waiter was extremely slow and there was about 3 other tables that were full and about 5 waiters, so there was no excuse for slow service. Second, we asked a few questions about the menu, the waiter couldn't even give us an answer. Third, the waiter gave us our check before the food was even bought to our table. I was extremely upset. The place is not kid friendly. My daughter got a lil sick and while i was cleaning up a lil vomit from the floor the waiter just kept asking for the bill. We were no where near done with our Brunch and I was on my knees cleaning their floor. He didn't even ask if I needed any napkins. I will never step foot @ this restaurant. I rather go to B Bar for Brunch.

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45 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

amazing French fare and great early bird dinner

By foodforlifechef on 11/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This has become my standby neighborhood restaurant when people are visiting. The hangar steak is to die for, as is the steak tartare and escargot. Service can be a little slow, but they are incredibly nice. It is intimate enough for a date but laid-back enough to take your favorite cousin. Unpretentious, casual, and delicious. Also, between 5-7 pm you can get a 3 course dinner for $18, with a glass of wine or beer...You will not be disappointed!

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76 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

Brunch = delicious and excellent value

By cthomson on 6/26/2009

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

The brunch special, although not inclusive of a cocktail, is an excellent deal- this time we had a burger and the 'oeufs benedict'- both were scrumptious. and, for only $4, you can add a bloody mary or a mimosa or screwdriver- the bloody marys are spicy goodness- way better than anything you'd get at tired Sarabeths, and about a third of the price. the service was prompt and polite, and even though the restaurant was busy, we were allowed to sit for 45 minutes after we were done with our food- and they refilled our coffees. I live on the UWS- worth the trip? always!

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81 out of 148 people found this review helpful.

Great restaurant.

By NYBairn on 3/29/2009

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

Went to the F.M.C. on 3/21/09 after having not been in a few years. Happy to say barely a change in the place (maybe the lighting was slightly brighter). The food was excellent, matched by great service. The escargots were garlicky perfection. The pate was so more-ish that we would have gladly taken a second order home. The steak was cooked beautifully and accompanied by fab frites. Authentic Parisian bistro cuisine - the Left Bank comes to the East Village.

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63 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

The Flea Market rocks

By nickhollot on 11/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Though we had to sit at the bar because there was a party of 50(!), we enjoyed our view of the bustling restaurant. There was a nice selection of wines to keep us busy as we waited for our food, with French acid jazz music filtering from the speakers. The food came quickly and was excellent. Pastachio Salmon and Duck Confit w/ a pile of frites kept us full for the rest of the night. The bill was very reasonable, highly recommneded!

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183 out of 392 people found this review helpful.

Best value on french food!

By Breedawool on 6/17/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This funky little french restaurant is in the heart of the east village and has some of the best priced french food in the city. The brunch menue is spectacular and the dinner menue is fantastic for the prices, not to mention one of the best burgers around.

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243 out of 522 people found this review helpful.

The Flea Market Café

By julien_street on 5/28/2007

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

I recently went to The Flea Market Café. It is filled with hipsters and French food enthusiasts. The little do-dads you see all around you make you think you're in a restaurant in Angres in 1960. Then you look out and see Tompkins Square Park. The staff are all very nice and will be happy to help with any little problems you have with your food. Of the three plates I had, every serving was excellent. I strongly suggest going to the Flea Market Café.

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224 out of 516 people found this review helpful.

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