Queens >Food & Dining > Bistro 33
19-33 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110540.780724 -73.916753
Serving dinner nightly starting at 5pm
Neighborhoods: Ditmars Steinway
Great food, great staff – Didn't know anything about this place, but my friends all raved about this place so I went with them the other night. Everything was great! My girlfriend got a bunch of sushi and I had a short rib burger that was awesome. Great beer selection too. The service was friendly and the chef came out invite us to a party they are having to celebrate their 1 year anniversary. More burgers and beer, sounds good to me.
Bad brunch experience – I had read a good review about this restaurant in TONY and I decided to try it out for brunch with my husband and his cousin. The server was very pleasant, but we should have taken our first cue from the fact that there was only one other occupied table. One of our meals (apple and brie omelet with a mixed greens salad) had a PIECE OF LATEX GLOVE in it. That meal was comp'ed, but the server told us that we would still be charged for the mimosa... by the way, the mimosa is INCLUDED in the price of the brunch, which is too expensive for the quality of the food. I had the banana and walnut pancakes, which were mediocre and were served with syrup that tasted like Log Cabin.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this restaurant for brunch. Save yourself $2 a head and walk to Crescent street and Ditmars, home of Fatty's Cafe... the food is consistently good and the atmosphere is engaging.
great place – The food and atmosphere in this restaurant our great. I have been there a few times for dinner and it is wonderful. The service is very nice once you are sat. There is even a great outdoor area. The service was even nice enough to put me on an outside table so my dog could sit. The prices are right for the food. Good wine selection also. I would highly recommend this place.
disgusting raw fish – I gave this place a try .I thought it would be good.... ughhh old nasty sushi. I returned two pieces and did not bother eating the rest...it truly was old and nasty...never going back
Really good food! – Great food in terms of tase and quality. Unique menu, prices a little bit high,but it's worth it. Loved the lamb chops. Just wish it was a bit bigger.
WONDERFUL IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!! – I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. The cuisine is out of this world, I've had my share of sushi and the sushi here is excellent, very fresh and well prepared. If you're not in the mood for sushi and instead want one of the courses (such as the lamb chops!!!) you have a good selection and every so often the chef will surprise with you a special that's not on the menu (Ostrich!!!). The chocolate souffle is a sin that's how good it is. My son often stops by on his way home from school for the sushi or the chocolate souffle. I have always had excellent service, everyone there is very attentive. I celebrated my son's 13th birthday there and the waiter was a riot...it was great. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this establishment the only one thing that would improve it is to expand the space and make it bigger it gets filled up on weekends.
Great Sushi!!! – Small place, but the food is delicious!!! Probably the best sushi I have had in Astoria,hands down!
Wait staff was very curteous.
I will def. be going back there again.
Too small, too expensive they have problems accepting credit cards – I THOUGHT SUNDAY NIGHT would be a good time to visit Bistro 33. No such luck. They only have about eight tables for two and four bar stools. Then they cram in another two tall, bar-style tables and stools in the middle of the "room." It's more the size of an alcove studio with attached kitchen. THE PRICES are expense for what it is. As for the Japanese-fusion...I didn't see it. There were sushi dishes, regular American style chicken and pork entrees and steak. MY WAITER was very nice, attractive with a good sense of humor. The bartender (and possible owner) was just as nice. THE MOST ANNOYING PRACTICE that restaurants employ is violating credit card policies by either not taking the credit cards they advertise or maintain a policy of requiring minimum charges for credit cards. Merchants must follow certain acceptance rules in order to be granted the privilege of accepting VISA, MasterCard or American Express cards. VISA, MasterCard or American Express acceptance rules prohibits merchants from establishing any minimum amount below which the merchant won't accept payment via VISA, MasterCard or American Express cards. IN CASE YOU FEEL LIKE STANDING UP for your consumer rights, search "How To Report Merchants For Requiring A Minimum Purchase" to report a merchant that participates in this practice.
Well...I liked it – I saw a lot of negative reviews on here but I really liked this place. The waiter was very friendly and attentive/actually had a sense of humor. I had a fresh raspberry sake-tini that was delicious and their sushi was as well.... interesting combos like spicy white tuna/asparagus roll....yum! I liked that their menu had a mix of traditional American & Asian foods. I had a traditional salad & dessert but all sushi for dinner (good mix). I would definitely come back in the warm weather to enjoy the outside seating!
Bad Service, Unaccomodating, Unhappy New Year! – I was a huge fan of Lil' Bistro 33 when it was located on 36th Ave. I thought it would be a great idea to try out their new digs on Ditmars for New Year's Eve dinner BUT, I was wrong. I called in a reservation a week in advance and was advised that they would have a veggie option on the menu (with no mention of a prixe fix menu). Upon arriving at the restaurant my fiance and I were met with a prixe fix menu that did not include ANY veggie option (even the soup was made with fish). Upon notifying the waitress of the discrepancy, she disappeared to the back (probably to speak with the chef). After a very long pause, she returned to tell us that there was no veggie option and that was that. NO, SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. NO, CAN WE DO ANYTHING ELSE FOR YOU. NOTHING. So, we left and headed down the block to Agnanti where the service (as always) was great and the food FABULOUS. Because of this experience, I will not patronize Bistro 33 and I will spread the word of their ill-manners, poor customer service and lack of loyalty to customers that supported them when they were, literally, a whole in the wall!
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