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Meet the Business Owner: Miguel- Manuel - Established in 2013 Madeira, a beautiful Portuguese island and inspiration for the atmosphere of the newly opened Bistro 12 in Tarrytown. Life-long friends who have, at long last, created their dream restaurant. Jose Manuel Goncalves Pereira and Luis Miguel Rodrigues have known each other since the age of 17, so it's hardly surprising that Bistro 12 evokes the landscape of their youth. Fans of Caravela will recognize Manuel, nicknamed "MADEIRA" from his 24-year stint there. MIGUEL years at Polpo, the popular upscale Italian restaurant in Greenwich,Connecticut They have created their own unique bistro establishment, given this amiable team the knowledge
PRICE RANGE
AU$17 - AU$64
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

This is an absolute gem! Excellently prepared food, varied menu, charming, warm hospitality. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

Food was excellent and huge portions . Owners were very engaging. I don’t remember the girl’s name that helped all the tables but she was great! Hoping she gets all our tips, which we were told by another patron!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant with pleasant personal service and excellent food. We had the halibut dish, which was absolutely delicious and seafood risotto , although superb. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Crispy warm Ciabatta bread with butter, A bursty Burrata appetizer, a tall glass of Sangria with chopped fruit... We could have left satisfied already... but here came the best Filet Mignon I've ever had!!! With mushroom sauce and steamed veggies. After a few bites, my...daughter and I were full, but we couldn't stop eating... food as good as this in such generous portions should be illegal... LOL And all served on impeccably clean linens (not paper) and quality cutlery. And entertaining and friendly snips of conversation with the two brothers - the owners of this wonderful quaint restaurant. We will be back... the 2.5 hour drive to get here is well worth it! THANK YOU!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Our family again had a wonderful evening and meal at Bistro 12. We visit this area once a year from Wisconsin and we always make sure we have dinner at Bistro 12 because it is always excellent.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

The food and the wine were delicious but this place shines even brighter because of the warmth of the owner and staff. It's small and beautiful with great paintings by the owner. The waiters played guitar and sang to us for our anniversary.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

Bistro 12 is divine! Those perfect table cloths set the stage for an incredible meal. We shared the Caesar salad, I had the rabbit and my husband had the branzino fish. Both were delicious, cooked to perfection and served with a wonderful sauce, beautiful fresh...vegetables and warm bread. The service is wonderful and the owner strolls the restaurant making certain everything is perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Cozy dining area with great ambience. One of the highlights of our Tarrytown visit.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023 via mobile

We dined here on a Marymount College reunion weekend and loved it. The food and ambience were outstanding, but the distinguishing feature was the service. It was friendly, considerate, and unique. We were among the last diners to leave, and the owner and server came...by with guitars to serenade us with Brazilian song! Then, the man in charge gave me a ride in his van back to my car, knowing that I had parked at a distance on this busiest of nights! Memorable. The go to place in Tarrytown!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

We just love this place! It's our favorite restaurant in town, especially when bringing friends & family who always find something great to eat on the menu. I am always partial to the rabbit dish, if available, and you can't go wrong with any of...the seafood dishes. My hubby recently had pasta with duck ragu (yes, you read that correctly!) and was very happy with it. This small restaurant packs a lot of punch! You may even get lucky & be serenaded with song & guitar.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2022

Expertly prepared food, fine presentation and respectful service. We shared a salad, seafood pasta dish, branzino filet and dessert… all delicious and accompanied with a bottle of fine Portuguese wine. Chatted with the owner whose colorful art work adorns the walls. Very friendly and welcoming....Not pretentious with understated elegance. Would travel from Pennsylvania to repeat the experience…Bistro 12 is that enjoyable.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022 via mobile

We overnighted in Tarreytown. We had had a big lunch so we kept our order simple -a drink and a tapas. The croquetas were outstanding. Light with a delicious taste of cod. My husband had the mozzarella with black truffle. We both had a delicious...red sangria. The place was fun. The owner Miguel was friendly reaching out to each table and even introduced us to another table of out of towners who rushed up from North Carolina with this place in mind. I would come here again. A great find. Because everything was so delicious we shared the marscapone lemon cello cheesecake. YumMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

We were charmed by the owners of this small restaurant with an interesting and varied menu, from grilled octopus to braised short ribs. We and our dining companions enjoyed halibut, short ribs, dock confit tagliatelle along with generous glasses of wine. Everything was prepared well...and delicious. One of the owners stopped to chat and left us a complimentary dessert wine with instructions to “drink as much as you want.” In an area with lots of restaurants Bistro 12 is a must.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022

One of the best restaurants...I was there with my daughter and a friend on December 31.12.2021., just before New Years celebrations...we ordered Italian food and it was really great ...

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 April 2022

I found the BEST little restaurant! I just love it and it’s right here in Tarrytown! Bistro 12. You really need to check it out next time you’re in this area. The Salmon is Perfection! Every dish I saw (and smelled) come out of the...kitchen was beyond mouthwatering! The staff is amazing and really kind! And the owner is always here. He is incredibly talented. Painted all the paintings on the walls. Plays and sings Happy BDay song on guitar for patrons. It’s a truly special and memorable experience! I travel to anywhere in North America pretty much every week and this is a rare find. Top 10 for sure!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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no, this the downtown of Tarrytown, but this a quite city and at least, I never had problems with parking.
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Bistro 12 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5