190 1st Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.731378 -73.982266
Tue- Thu: 5pm- 11pm
Fri- Sat 5pm- 12am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Wow!! – It is the best restaurant with the best ambiance.I was there last saturday and it was my best dinner ever.Thanks to them
This place has the "Wow" Factor! – I love love love this place! I had my baby shower 2 weeks back in the garden and it was fantastic! Everything that was on the menu had that "wow" factor. Chef Andrew Robinsons recipies are a true treat to the mouth! They have also done wonders to the inside decor since it was Brunettas....Run Dont Walk to this restaurant!!!
Great outdoor seating and French Cuisine – I recently visited Tree for a birthday celebration and was very pleased. It's truly a 1 of a kind restaurant in NYC. Immediately upon entering, we were greeted and shown to our table in the back garden area. This is a nice cozy atmosphere situated outside, ideal for a great summer night. The attentive wait staff kept the water glasses filled and the fresh rolls were plentiful. The wine list had many notable selections at reasonable prices. Food was excellent, loved the steak au poivre and the tuna tar tare. Even the vegetables were fantastic! If you want a nice cozy affordable French place to eat and enjoy a great day/night, then this is the place.
Bad service, Good food – I try to not complain with restaurants as much as possible but the service here was absolutely terrible. We waited over 45 minutes for our food. I read the profile written here about the small kitchen and it's right, had the staff been a bit more attentive, the experience would not have been so awful. The table next to us waited about 15-20 minutes for a side of cream cheese. The table on the other side got a side of bacon after they had eaten their entire meal. The staff seemed really flustered for what was not a packed restaurant. On the upside, the food is really delicious if you don't mind the wait. And it's pretty well priced.
A bistro grows in the East Village, and sprouts a tranquil, leafy back garden. – The Scene
The interior of this tiny store-front space hasn't changed much since its days as beloved restaurant Brunetta's. East Villagers--those who live there, and those who party there--wait at the bar for a table inside the intimate, warmly lit dining room, or better yet, in the plant-filled, 60-seat back garden. The small kitchen can be slow, but the gracious, knowledgeable service helps ease frustration.
The bistro fare is as fresh and steadfast as the restaurant's name would imply. In a richly decadent rendition, foie gras is seared, so that a savory crust protects the creamy center. Potato galette anchors a pink, mouthwatering mound of tuna tartare, green peppercorns add zip to a thick, well-charred steak and tender fennel gets along swimmingly with the subtle flavor of flaky ruff fish. A few bad seeds sprout up, however, especially dull desserts like gloppy chocolate mousse and freezer-burned gelato.
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