190 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009
Fax: (212) 358-7188
Cuisines: Family Style, French, European, Continental
Price Range : Average
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01/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Tree is a real East Village find. Laid-back but attentive service, cozy atmosphere, unpretentious and delicious food, nice portions. Our group really enjoyed comfortingly familiar dishes like risotto and roast chicken made with just a little special flair -- cauliflower risotto with pinenuts; fennel slaw and pomegranate seeds with the roasted chicken. Bistro standards like the steak were spot on, served with frites that were out of this world - hard to find the perfect french fries, but Tree nails it. And something about their string beans, ate 'em one after the other just like candy. Garden in the back is nice too, and the owner was friendly and gracious with our large gang. Glad to find Tree and will be back soon and often!
08/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I came to tree because I got an online coupon for 50% off at Tree. I decided to try it out and enjoy the discount.
I ordered the whole fish and my boyfriend opted for the steak soivre. At first I thought to myself: French cuisine = small portion. When our entrees arrived, they were actually huge!
My whole fish was sea bass and it was already deboned. It has a great flavor of lemon, salt and pepper. My boyfriend's steak is seasoned with pepper corn sauce and comes with pomme frites. It is tender and juicy and it is 10 oz!
They also have an extensive list of wine available and an outdoor garden in the back. It is definitely a cute neighborhood eatery.
05/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
While the food was fresh and the portions large, the preparation showed a truly shocking lack of imagination and almost total incompetence in execution. Ie., a ""hacker"" in the kitchen. Don't waste your money, there has got to be 10 better places within 3 blocks for the same $ or less.
02/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Had dinner from their pre-fixe ($25!) menu the other night and was so pleased that my friends and I are going again next week. I started with the french onion soup that was divine and my steak was delicate and flavorful. My dining companion had the salmon, which he loved. The desserts were just as lovely, a perfect and affordable meal. There is a beautiful garden in the back which is also heated, can't wait to go back there for my next dining experience. I highly recommend!
02/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went with a friend tonight only because I had a gift certificate from restaurant dot com. The waiter tells us they no longer participate in the restaurant dot com thing and refused to acknowledge our gift certificate even though we bought it before they stopped participating. Disappointed and annoyed, we order from their overpriced menu. The salad came with absolutely no dressing on it. Just a pile of dry lettuce. The steak was flavorless, unseasoned and tough. My friends' salmon was completely tasteless, along with the lentils that filled his plate. My creme brulee was grainy and in a shallow dish so the majority of each bite was the crunchy hard top and not the custard. Overall I feel like I wasted money and was completely unsatisfied with the tasteless meal and unaccommodating waiter. Stay away from this place.
11/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
One of my favorite restaurants, the garden is beautiful and the front dining area is really sweet. The french onion soup is wonderfully executed, it's the best I've had since my last visit to Paris. The mussels are also fantastic, fresh and the sauce is amazing. The short ribs are decadent and cooked to perfection. Also try the steak, it's to die for...seriously. One of my evenings there, the chef was so nice and altered a dish for my partner who is allergic to dairy. That's really hard to find and I highly recommend, not only for the food but for the great service
10/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Dinner plans at the new 4th Avenue eatery Ippudo were all sorts of f**ked when I strolled up to an 1 1/2 wait. The bio on the chef is absurd, something about a food theme park and renowned chef from Japan, n-e-way. That didn't work so I meandered around the E. Village along with G until we stumbled upon Tree (you like that rhyme?). My partner, aware of the not so favorable reviews, decided we brave it. Quaint, rustic decor and the potential for a quiet, tasteful eating experience seemed almost likely. We decided to eat in the outdoor seating area in the back although it was quite cold. When the menus came I was extremely disappointed, just another restaurant biting off Cafe Devillian type offerings. Completely un-inventive, sub par and under seasoned. The first 2 requests for wine were returned with the response, ""unavailable"". Though, as a consolation, we were offered a bottle twice as expensive as the others($65+). Outside of 2 women 2 tables down all over each other...that ended up in the bathroom(seriously)...this was a completely drab and uneventful eating experience full of mediocrity. Shiva would have to come down from heaven for me to eat at this place again.
05/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place smelled so good, I couldn't WAIT to get in. The bartender apologized - there was a party in the garden so there was only seating at the bar - sitting and eating at the bar is my favorite! Then it went down hill. The service was AWEFUL!!!! They were soooo confused: Does this go at this table? No? How about yours? I suspect that the table 2 down from us (out of 5) got our food as they came in 40min after us and got served. We left. We had an hour and a half before having to leave for our movie, and our food NEVER CAME. There was no one directing the orchestra. They bring shame to professional waiters all over the city!