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Posted by anonymous on 09/25/2010
My wife and I ate here this evening. The food is good and at a reasonable price. Our only objection is the rush job given. We had barely sat down with our menus when we ere asked if we were ready to order. The waitor did not even other to tell us the specials. We tried to enjoy our cocktails but again pushed to order. After ordering our salad came almost immediately. We had just finished out last piece of food on pur plates, when a bus boy immediately showed upo and said "finished" and he grabbed the plates. We were done in less than an hour. As I said the food is good, but not enjoyable as they give no time to enjoy the meal.
Posted by m&m on 11/25/2009
We live in the area and have passed this bistro hundreds of times without even a second glance. However, we decided to try it out and regretted not having come sooner. It has a bustling but not hectic neighborhood feel. The food we had was great and the service (from Albert) excellent. We are going again on Sunday and hope we will discover consistency then it will become a firm favorite.
Posted by sumio on 09/06/2009
My wife & I have eaten here over the years for brunch, lunch, and dinner and find the food to be consistently good esp. the steak. It compares favorably to standards like the Palm The Old Homestead, and the quality far exceeds the newer so-called boutique steak houses that have sprouted up over the years like T-Bar and Parlour (the later of which is just plain bad in our opinion). The sauces are also very good and despite Sam's myopic review the mashed potatoes are also very good as are the rest of the sides. While not hip, the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, and the service is quite good. We recommend Bistro Le Steak without hesitation.
Posted by Hungry Couple on 06/05/2009
Space is tight at this busy upper east sider, especially on a warm Saturday evening in Spring. But a reservation will get you a nice table by the open window of the enclosed sidewalk cafe. The menu, as the name suggests, mixes French bistro fare with some steakhouse classics and offers a nice variety from which to choose. We started with the warm goat cheese tart served with roasted tomatoes on top and drizzled with olive oil. Rich and delicious. For slightly lighter fare, the beet & goat cheese salad was perfectly dressed and seasoned. It was a special that we were told makes a frequent appearance and which we'd happily have again. For entrees, we tried the New Zealand lamb served with mashed potatoes. Tasty but average and the sauce didn't add to the dish. The filet au poivre with pommes frites, however, was exceptional. Perfectly cooked meat, luscious creamy peppercorn sauce and hot crispy shoe string fries. A bit rich after the goat cheese tart but worth it. Dessert, unfortunately, disappointed. The valrhona flourless chocolate cake sounded too tempting to pass up but what arrived, though generous, was dry and difficult to eat. Service was fast, friendly and efficient and, dessert notwithstanding, we'd go back for that steak.
Posted by Michel on 11/10/2008
I went for my first time to this restaurant two weeks ago. I am pretty new in New York and I was lucky to find very nice place. The food was really good I had onion soup as appetizer and Shell Steak with mashpotatoes and some vegetables as main course. The server (a french guy) recommened me a very lovely syrah from Califormia. All in all it was a very good experience and I strongly recommed this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/31/2008
Ordered delivery from here twice in the last month. Food was great and delivery was quick. Had the steak, lamb, and the salmon and all were good.
Posted by Sam on 08/14/2008
In search of a lesser expensive dinner restaurant, I found Bistro Le Steak off of Menupages. While walking there, I began to have doubts at the area it is in... not a very classy place in the city for a 'steakhouse.' We sat in the outer part of the restaurant, which was narrow and hard to maneuver around all the guests and servers. The onion soup WAS good - and very filling. The by the glass pinot noir was also good. However, the twice roasted duck was unappetizing. It was dry and tough, and took more than a minute to chew each piece. the mashed potatoes where grainy and unpleasant. the roasted pear was not as good as it should have been. My girlfriend said the shrimp was decent, but nothing special. Maybe we should have gotten steak since it was a 'steakhouse', but I can't imagine it would have been very good. My opinion: stay away from this place. Even though it is relatively inexpensive, it is noy worth the money. If you want t a good dinner, spend the extra money and go to a respected and recommended place.