Bistro Cassis Manhattan

4.5
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674 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Authentic French Bistro serving New York's upper west side faithfully for decades.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My friends and I met for our monthly lunch. Two of us were waiting for the third party and we were never rushed, stared at, or made to feel uncomfortable at any time. We had a lovely lunch, wonderful wine and a great time was had by all! Definitely will return!!

LY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Mediocre at best. Literally tasteless mush. I had the
Scallops and Shrimp (coquilles saint jacques avec crevettes). It was empty but somehow our server was inattentive and otherwise engaged.

KJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this local spot. I ordered the Roquefort and ham stuffed chicken breast it came with mashed potatoes that were whipped to perfection!

s
New York Area
499 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

very good French food and wines by the glass with service that shows promise but is a bit lackluster. and the prices are a bit high. would come with friends once in awhile.

JW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, exceptional service

S
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merveilleuse. Great food and charming setting. Loved it.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic french bistro. Warm hospitality and delicious food.

RD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C'est Magnifique! Food is good quality and always tasty. Had lunch with a friend. My salad was good. My friend had Salmon which was delicious (yes, I asked for some). I'm here often for dinner and the choice are a good assortment of french fare. Wines by the glass are affordable (for NYC). Must check the full wine list sometime.

DC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

I was a solo woman dining last Sunday evening at Bistro Cassis and it was an experience I would not like to repeat. I rarely dine at restaurants alone and was looking forward to my meal after a concert at Lincoln Center. (I had a hankering for French Onion Soup and had picked this restaurant after some research, which indicated they had among the best versions in the neighborhood.) Unfortunately, the service at Bistro Cassis left me soured on the evening and the food was not much better. Too bad. Whether I'm dining alone or with others, I won't be returning to Bistro Cassis.

Immediately after being seated, my (male) server asked whether I wanted anything from the bar. Whether it was my response (indicating that I would not be drinking alcohol) or something else, his indifference to me was noticeable from that point on. I ordered salad and soup. The food was mediocre - not awful, but also not stellar. It took a while to get a piece of bread and my salad. After finishing my salad, I sat for a considerable period with no food, as my server passed by numerous times and didn't seem to notice me or my lack of food. Finally a woman server came over and inquired what I had ordered. Although she did not seem assigned to my table, her attention was the one bright spot in the service. She roused my server, who came by, muttered something about the kitchen being busy, and walked away. I waited again, until he brought my soup. After I finished, he gave me a dessert menu, but didn't come back to check on me for a rather long while. The only time he paid attention to me was when he brought the bill - then he stood over me as I put my credit card into the folder. Interestingly, the manager (or owner?) was around during this time, paying considerable attention to other tables - particularly a family dining next to me - but he also did not seem to notice or care about me or my meal.

KJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We moved to the UWS recently and found this neighborhood gem while walking around. We loved the food, ambience, and service. We will definitely be back!

V
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat in this cozy Upper West bistro. Service is excellent and food si the traditional French fare one would expect in a local Paris haunt. A local gem.

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Waiter was impatient at times.

n
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the perfect spot to celebrate a family birthday. To start with, the brunch menu is very extensive - probably the largest I have ever seen, and filled with a great offering of breakfast choices, salads, sandwiches or entrees. Prices are reasonable, especially for the Upper West Side. Will definitely be back!

SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed dinner on Saturday. I found the price of the lobster salad quite hight considering the small amount of lobster in the salad.

JR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A nice surprise in the Lincoln Center area. Really good French fare. Cute atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

MR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, nice service our neighborhood favorite

m
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Although I would not regard this as a "destination" restaurant, it is a satisfactory neighborhood resource. The food and service are good, but not outstanding. My medium steak seemed to be overdone although still not to the extent that it was tough. My wife thought the center was pink, but barely so only I spots - however, the lighting (low level) made it difficult to tell. The French onion soup, however, was very good. One of the things my friends and I appreciated was the leisurely no rush atmosphere.

KF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Going back next week a new group of friends!!! NOT noisy, easy to have conversation.

d
New York Area
331 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food generally has been very good. This time my fish was dry but still tasty. Portions are generous. Service also is good.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect little French bistro. Felt like I do when I’m eating in Paris.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good

WS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

One of our favorite Bistros in Manhattan. The food is terrific. Love this place.

s
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Delicious and consistent

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live in the UES and have some great French restaurants there. Found Bistro Cassis on open table and were very pleased. Good food, great service. Nice ambiance. Will go again.

Y
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Service, atmosphere, food...all on point. Thank you Bistro Cassis!

OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My wife and I had a most wonderful experience. The choice of cuisine was excellent; the customer service was very attentive; the ambiance reminded us of a bistro in Paris.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely perfect experience. My family and I loved the food and will be 100% coming back. Homerun!!

CH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

This is an upscale restaurant and I would have expected pleasant service. Our waiter couldn’t be bothered to be there. He didn’t want to advise me on whether I should have the duck or the steak. I took the steak, which was a mistake, because even though it was one of the more expensive cuts, it turned out to have loads of gristle that made me gag. And when I told him about it, he was snotty and didn’t believe me. I really resented having to tip him at all.

n
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food. Traditional as well as choices for mote modern eaters. Prices higher than I remember.

JO
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is very good. But the tables are so close to each other that your certain to be bumped into numerous times. That certainly diminishes the dining experience. It was especially annoying this time, when they added a 5th chair to a 4 seat table.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Outstanding food!

g
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food and service is always great. It Aways makes me feel like I’m away at a Bistro in Paris but with a much nicer wait staff.

f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner last night with friends. It had been a while since we had come here and were pleasantly surprised. Everything about the dinner was great and we all greatly enjoyed our meals. I know that we will dine here more often in the future, especially when we are going to Lincoln Center.

c
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been to this restaurant twice now & have loved it both times. I highly recommend it!

N
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always a great menu. Try to catch the nightly specials they offer, like Cassoulet. Everything is done well and service is fast, which is good for people heading over to Lincoln Center after dinner. Prices are a bit high for what you get, but it is Manhattan, so be prepared to spend more. Been going to Cassis for years and I'm always happy. The staff is very good. Do make a reservation, as tables book up quickly.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I told them ahead of time that we were celebrating a birthday.
They gave us the check and never brought a birthday dessert out. It was too late since they had already brought the check!
Food was cold.
Had to ask for everything...condiments, drinks etc.
restaurant wasn’t even that busy. We were a table of 7.
Have been here before and really liked it.
Too bad it wasn’t so good this time. I don’t think I will be rushing back .

e
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good and the service was excellent!

IH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I found this restaurant and were extremely happy to find it. The Quiche Lorraine with some of the best I’ve ever had

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience. Best fries in the neighborhood. The sole is fantastic!

K
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reliably good service and wonderful food. Everything you would expect from a French Bistro menu. Never been disappointed here.

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