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Best New York Bistros

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
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Published May 29th 2011
New York is known for many things, and its intimate bistros, each with a different atmosphere, is just one of them. There are many of them to choose from, so, if you're not sure which one to visit first, this list can help you. Don't forget that visiting different bistros is part of the fun. So, don't worry that you might be missing something because you didn't get to visit a certain one, just make that your next destination on your next visit to New York City.

Saju Bistro Bar and Restaurant, 120 W 44th Street

If the mood to visit a bistro just happens to hit you suddenly, but you're worried because you don't have reservations, just take yourself on over to Saju Bistro Bar and Restaurant. You don't necessarily have to have a reservation to get in, you can just walk in off the street. You may be in for a bit of a wait, though, but that's all right, because it'll be worth it.

Once you're seated, you can choose from a wide selection of French Provincial cuisine. The food is excellent, and you should be able to find just the right wine to go with it, because Saju Bistro Bar and Restaurant has a very good wine list.

Corner Bistro, 331 West 4th St.

This is one of the last of the Bohemian bars in West Greenwich Village. It has been in operation since the turn of the 20th Century, and is well worth the visit. When you do go, you'll be able to choose from nine different on-tap beers, and seven different varieties of bottled beers. Enjoy one of them with one of the burgers (which includes a chili burger), or a grilled cheese or chicken sandwich. Add a bowl of chili or an order of French fries for a delicious meal.

Afterward, visit the Corner Bistro shop, where you can find hats, clothing (in men's, women's, and children's sizes) accessories for children, mugs and steins or bags. You'll be able to buy something that will remind you of your visit to the last of the Bohemian bistros.

Bistro New York, 100 Park Ave.

This is a coffee bistro, so prepare to be met with the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans. They're roasted on-site, so you know the coffee you choose is going to be out of this world. Choose from French roast, Swiss chocolate almond, English toffee, or hazelnut cream coffee. No matter which one you choose, you will enjoy sipping it in a cozy bistro atmosphere while you watch the people come and go on the famous Park Avenue.
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Why? Because bistros are a fun dining experience
When: Whenever you want
Where: All over New York City
Cost: Depends on restaurant
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