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Bistro Le Steak
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.
Posted by mingmong on 11/11/2007
We ate here last night in spite of some reviews on this page that might have sent us elsewhere. We were pleasantly surprised - it was a good piece of meat, an good bowl of French onion soup and a substantial salad. Expensive for a 3rd Avenue eatery but inexpensive for a steak house.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/15/2007
This restaurant is wonderful. I've been there 5 times in the last month and the steaks have all been cooked perfectly to my desire except one but they were more than happy to take care of it for me. Dont forget every restaurant is different and they all have differenet interprutations about the different tempuarture. Anyways the food is great the service is great, very attentive, the hostess is very welcoming and the manager is very polite and respectable. The decor is a little old but this place has been around for 10 years or so now so it is alittle old. The bartender is also very friendly. Its the perfect retreat from a busy day at the office. It might be a little noisy but that the point. If you want quite find another restaurant, its as simple as that. Take it for what it is. Got to check it out.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/13/2007
I used to go here frequently and the last time I did it was a complete change for the worse. The steak was overcooked, the country vinaigrette lacking taste, and worst of all the halibut was not fresh at all. It had a smell when the waiter brought it to the table. When we sent it back, they gave us a hard time and insisted it was fresh. Overall, it was a poor experience and we will not be back. This place is not recommended.
Posted by girlfiredup on 09/10/2007
I had the 10oz filet mignon with non fat mashed potatoes. It was delicious! My steak was a little too rare for me (I ordered medium) so I switched with my friend who also ordered the same steak but her steak was a little too done. Maybe they switched our plates? I think for the price, they should include a side. I paid around $8 just for several spears of asparagus. The Bistro is a little run down...I had to use the washroom and noticed the stair well leading down to the washroom is showing some signs of wear...the bathroom was not very clean and the walls and floors looked dirty. Their menu was also a little grimey. A sure sign that management is slipping. The service was great and I tipped well but there are better places to have a steak in NY I'm sure. Since it was my first time at the restaurant and my first time in NYC, I will probably explore other steakhouses. I was looking for the WOW factor. Didn't happen but overall, it was a good steak.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/31/2007
Usually excellent in-house dining...don't bother to order food delivered. wet french fries and poorly cooked dishes.
Posted by Downhill on 08/28/2007
The reputation of what was once a good restaurant has gone downhill dramatically. The steak, for which the restaurant was named, is second rate. The chef either overcooked, or undercooked the meat, and what they call lamb chops, for almost $30, is not even worth mentioning.