Best Bistros in New York City

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If you love cozy cafes or perhaps have an affinity for French flair, then a bistro is ideal for you. As one of the most bustling cities on earth, the Big Apple has no shortage of classic French bistros for you to enjoy. So, here are the best bistros that you can visit in New York City.


This “Lyonaisse bouchon” is true to its roots, serving traditional dishes from the French city of Lyon including mussels, steak, escargot, and regional wines.

Manny’s Bistro

Just a few blocks away from the city’s arts hub of Lincoln Center, Manny’s Bistro is beloved by locals and tourists alike. This cafe offers a seamless blend of French and New York culinary delights as well as occasional musical performances.

Benoit New York

Located on 60 W 55th St, this bistro is meticulously remodeled after a Parisian bistro that has existed for over a century. From escargot to roast chicken and hand-chopped beef tartare, there’s something for everyone at Benoit New York.