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Posted by UES GUY on 07/29/2010
After watching a play across the street in a converted school, 12 of us crossed the street and entered Antibes bistro. It was just a matter of convenience. Wow, what a find. It's not big, but the tables are not squished together as in many restaurants this size. The waitress was very attentive and had a great personality. A few people just ordered drinks, but about half of us ordered food. Every last one of us who ordered food (no 2 people ordered the same thing) raved about it. The prices are very reasonable to boot. So let's review.... great service, great food, and reasonable prices. I might also add that the place was packed even at 10:00 when we were there. Parking is not too difficult as well, after 7:00.
Posted by LI Foodie on 06/03/2010
came here last night with my gf. was somewhat early for dinner however soon after the crowd started coming in. was a wednesday night so their 2 man jazz band was playing in the background setting the mood for a really relaxed atmosphere. our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. the truffle roasted asparagus was amazing and so were the scallops. my gf had the guinness braised short ribs, i was so jealous cuz it was incredible not to say my pan seared tuna dish wasnt good but the short rib is definitely my next choice. all in all, had a great dining night at Antibes, the reviews were spot on.
Posted by Washington, DC on 05/23/2010
Sat at the bar only for a drink and appetizer (which were amazing and extremely affordable!), and I was amazed at how wonderfully accommodating and friendly the staff was, along with the quality of good and price value for what I received! Better wine and seafood than 75% of the "high-end" seafood and wine bars and restaurants I have experienced in NY.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2010
Friday night reservation made for 8:30 there was a half an hour wait (almost got me going) but the outcome made me forget about it. we shared two apps between the four of us the warm asparagus mushroom salad was a treat to the mouth with truffle oil and crisp fresh greens to go a top. the lamb meatballs were moist and we couldn't stop eating it so we got another one. i got the baked skate that night with this amazing lemon caper sauce filled my mouth with great sensation, my friend enjoyed there food a lot and didn't stop reeving about them. we skipped dessert (we had a show across the street to catch) but we will defendantly be back , i love this place
Posted by FtGreene foodie on 05/03/2010
First the good. I love the atmosphere and decor of this place. It reminded me of my favorite little bistro in Dalt Vila Ibiza - brick walls and wood and iron accents. Very cozy. The only downside was the cigarette fumes from outside that kept wafting in all night but I'm not sure how that could be helped on a warm spring night on the Lower East Side. Now the not so good. Food and service. I thought it was odd that the waitstaff took the men's orders first in our party of 7, deliberately skipping over the women and acted similarly with serving dishes. Who said chivalry was dead? At Antibes it is. Food - my special pea soup was too grainy. I appreciate fresh peas are not as soft as canned but there are ways of preparing vegetables to bring out the flavor with a more pleasing texture. The date cake app was delicious. Those of us that ordered steak au poivre thought that it was not served at the right temperature - a bit cold although it was cooked medium/well. Besides that it was not the best cut of meat. My friend's shortrib was "refrigerator cold." The waitstaff never came to see if the food was to our liking so my timid friend was left with this unacceptable plate although we encouraged him to send it back. If someone had bothered to ask us how our meal was, maybe he would have been accommodated. As for dessert, the ice creams were yummy as was my halvah dessert (could have used a bit more pomegranate sauce). Another in my party really liked his macchiato. Over all, I would love to go back to this romantic little spot but they are going to have to step up their kitchen game before I come back.
Posted by belle on 02/21/2010
After reading about it on this site, I decided to give it a try. I love how the location is off the beaten path in the les but not too far out of the way. I arrived around 7 and there were already a few patrons dining. Loved the quaint rustic ambiance. It was pretty small and cozy. The waitress was nice and made me feel welcomed. I was a little disappointed when I was informed they didn't have the butternut squash ravioli but ordered the salmon instead. Portion was too small and I left feeling a little hungry still. Wouldv'e ordered dessert however, the menu only offered 3 choices. They should definitely consider expanding the menu. This is a great date place and I'll definitely return. Next time I'm going to try the guiness braised short ribs!!
Posted by anonymous on 02/19/2010
I stumbled upon this place when I was checking out another restaurant on menu pages and saw the glowing reviews. Both my husband and I loved it and thought that it was solid good quality food. The asparagus and mushroom salad appetizer with truffle oil was so tasty - we actually ordered a second one. I had the tuna and my husband had the ravioli - both were fresh and very good. What was great was that it was quiet, intimate and cheap! what a great meal for such a good value. i highly recommend!