Best Local Bar with the Friendliest Staff and Ownership (Awesome Music and Atmosphere)
I was hanging out and walking around the Greenwich Village area on a beautiful Sunday and stumbled upon Greenwich Village Bistro. After walking in and sitting at the bar, we were promptly greeted by the bar and our drink order was taken. The staff was so friendly (reminded me of Cheers) as they knew most of the people coming in...meaning, they have regulars. I felt so at home and comfortable.
The patio was hopping but after sitting at the bar and getting to talk to the staff, we decided to stay inside on a beautiful day. We got there around 4 pm and left around 8:15 pm. We had some food (great) and awesome beers. We tried most of their drafts. There was a piano player when we first arrived, who was awesome and then a band came in with two awesome signers and performed some great jazz scores. It was awesome, great experience and a definite keeper.
I read the other reviews and in shock how anyone could say negative things about this establishment. The thing a like the most about the place is that it is cozy...smaller so a big party would be a challenge during busy hours but off time would be great. Our food along with others food came out on time. It was AWESOME. Last but not least, they switched bartenders about 20 minutes after we arrived so we got to talk to an awesome bartender (Brian) for the remainder of our visit. We also got to know Carla (the owner), who is so personable and passionate about her business but mostly about her customers and employees. She has such a big heart. She even shared some food with us and allowed us to sample all of the beers...extraordinary. We really loved her and Brian along with all of the staff including the chef, who we met later when he came in for a drink. This is a family...no doubt.
If you are up for a good time with real people and want to be treated as a real person by a business that cares about their customers, I highly recommend this restaurant/bar.
Love Yah Carla, Brian & team,