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Bistro 12

12 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3614
+1 914-909-2770
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3614
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant that I ever visited close to new York, the food was simple delicious, the employers are very nice I liked very much

Thank Vicente J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I lived in NY I would go to this restaurant once a week if not more. We were greeted so nicely when we came in. We started with grilled octopus and fried calamari. The calamari was the best I ever had!! The octopus was...More

Thank Joann C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A total gem, right in our own backyard! Doesn't look like much from the street, but always packed. As soon as we looked at the menu and spoke with the owner, we knew why. Wow, so many amazing options and the food was fantastic. The...More

Thank PG-NY
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

All meals were simply delicious and quite bountiful. The host is charming and service couldn't be better. Our fave in Tarrytown.

1  Thank Alicefeldman
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best Portuguese food ever, friendly service great quality cuisine Miguel is the best! Try seafood risotto!!!

Thank AnaMariaReis
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We went with another couple and all enjoyed a very delicious meal, Octopus,duck confit,short ribs,flan were all excellent. Service also excellent.We will be back.

Thank tony w
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Had a wonderful meal here of delicious fish and a beet salad. The atmosphere was warm, the service excellent and friendly. This place seems busy all the time. Get a reservation well in advance or plan to eat after 8 pm when the place often...More

Thank Dorian B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

After reading great reviews, finally tried it this week, and the reviews were right. Food that "crackled" with flavor. Impeccable service and a gracious host in Miguel. Great tomato onion salad; great branzino in lemon sauce; and a pasta with clam sauce that found the...More

2  Thank john l
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Bistro 12 is an excellent restaurant, with a chef-owner who is also an artist (check out the paintings on the wall), and a musician. He greeted our party with a warm welcome and recommended various dishes, all of which were luscious and beautifully presented. We...More

Thank PeggyThompson
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Had a wonderful lunch with a friend at Bistro 12. The food is outstanding. The menu leans to southern Mediterranean favoring Portugal. Service is also special with owner Luis Miguel Rodrigues offering insights for each course and descriptions of his art which adorns the walls.....More

Thank mike from NJ
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22 March 2017|
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Response from pjmalia | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but pricey.
12 June 2016|
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Response from operasingers | Reviewed this property |
Bistro 12 would not be the right place for a Happy Hour. Should try this restaurant for dinner in the near future. The food and service are excellent. It is a very small place so be sure to make reservations in advance... More
Hazel K
9 January 2016|
Response from SusB962 |
There are two metered public parking lots a block or two away from Bistro 12. We went for an early dinner and found plenty of open spaces, but when we left people were fighting over our spot. In fairness, there was a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591-3614
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Tarrytown
  • Phone Number: +1 914-909-2770
  • E-mail
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 and skills to provide a warm, welcoming and gracious atmosphere dedicated to providing a genial dining experience for their customers. Miguel Rodrigues' artwork is the product of a life-long passion. You will see memories of his country come alive - the markets, families, city and country scenes he loves. Enjoying a variety of painting styles, he has produced over 1500 works of art in his Yonkers studio, and has chosen the most evocative paintings with which to decorate the walls of his newest venture.
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