13 Carmine St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.730484 -74.002344
Mon, Wed-Sun 10am-11pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
Great drinks and Service – I recently stopped by the Bistro with my 15 year old daughter who wasn't used to a restaurant as quaint as the bistro. She loved the experience. The food, which was recommended by the waitress, was delicious. My drink was a mixture of mango juice and saki which was also recommended by the knowledgable and friendly waitress, was incredible and not pricey. (I love saki but this was unexpectedly good) The atmosphere was pleasant and quite enjoyable. I understand they have music on certain days during dinner, although when I was there, there was no music. I look forward to going back when the music is playing. Great wait staff.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Staff – This bistro serves soups, salads and burgers while offering live entertainment.
This Bistro is the best! – This is the ultimate chill out place. The acoustics are incredible, everyone there makes you feel like you are someone special and so welcome to be there. I've practically had everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. I can't say enough about the wine list-the Shiraz is especially delightful. The music and the ambience takes you to such a blissful place, you must check it out.
Best Kept Secret in the West Village – Wandered by chance into the GV Bistro 4 years ago on vacation and have been going ever since. Last trip we were there 5 times in three days - great food, great service, and the owners made us feel like family, literally. On one night we heard an Irish band, saw Thai dancers, and drank absolutely lethal German beer for next to nothing. For a genuine NY/non-touristy experience, this is the best place in the Village. Tell them that you're from Pittsburgh and you'll have a friend forever...
Cute nabe place, worth repeat visit – Service is a little spacey, but it's mostly harmless and the staff was tremendously nice. Food is almost good enough to merit such prices (most entrees are about 15-20ish) -- but it's not stunning. The real draw is the lovely atm.: laid back, open, accepting. It's the antithesis of stuffy, with folks sitting around for hours, people reading and writing. One woman was rolling up a ball of yarn, using two chairs. Wines and beers are pretty well chosen and fairly priced. It's a tad overpriced, but pleasant enough that I'd go back at least once.
Something for everyone – I loved it. The is a great selection for vegetarians and it is inexpensive. All the food was great. I can't wait to go back.
This a great, friendly place! – Don't listen to the bad reviews. The bistro is a great place. Their burger is out of this world. The best thing about them is that they are one of the most friendly, down to earth places left in New York. they always make you feel at home. Additionally, they have a great happy hour from 4-7 which includes premium drafts!!
Painfully slow service – As much as I enjoy taking the time to have a relaxing Sunday brunch, this was ridiculous. I'm still not sure who our waitstaff was, and am not sure he or she knew either. It's a shame because the food is very good. I feel sorry for the chef for creating a lovely meal, and then having it ruined by the staff when it leaves the kitchen. Please, PLEASE, hire new waistaff.....
Fantastic Felafel – Wandered in here after a show. It's a cute little place, outdoor seating, typical, if pleasantly underpopulated inside. But I was amazed to find that the Said plate, Mediterranean appetizers, was really tremendous -- some of the best felafel I've ever had and a very tasty tabouleh, as well. The pinot grigiot (by the glass, yet!) was also quite good. All in all, an unexpected pleasure.
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