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USD 11 - USD 42
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little gem by chance and were thrilled with the food the ambience and the staff. We ordered calamari as an appetizer which was served hot and tender with a spicy marinara sauce. The rustic bread was fresh and tasty and our entrees of...braised beef ribs and clams with linguine were served hot with tender pasta and perfect seasoning. The owners went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable happy and entertained. Can’t wait to return!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021

Really nice spot the service was really friendly and professional, had the seafood risotto which was fantastic our table shared some appetizers and they were all really tastey

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2020

we spent a week in the area in august. This was superb restaurant. Seafood risotto and Salmon are perfect. my daughter also liked crab meat salad with chunks of real crab meat on top of it. Owner is super nice, comes to talk to everyone....We ended going there twice during our stay and enjoyed everything we ate. My daughter ordered a carrot cake for desert and they brought another dessert for us to eat for free.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

We went here for dinner this evening and we were blown away. The service, the food, the atmosphere all TOP NOTCH!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

Staff is very attentive. Food is excellent, fresh and well prepared. We tried several different dishes and everyone was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

We have always enjoyed Bistro 12, which is very conveniently located directly across from the Tarrytown Music Hall. The food is delicious, the wine selection is very good, and we always enjoy speaking with Miguel and viewing his beautiful paintings on the walls.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went to Bistro 12 before seeing Jim Breuer across the street at Tarrytown Music Hall and we were not disappointed. Everything from the bread they gave you tableside to the apps and dinners were delicious. Our soups, the butternut squash and...lobster bisque, were delicious. What I really liked about them is they weren’t overly creamy. It was perfect. My short ribs were tender and falling off the bone and my wife’s bronzino were delicate and satisfying. A wonderful restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019

Food was good, hospitality was good, patio was good, but they added $10 to my bill after I tipped 20% on a $150 tab.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 29 October 2019

We stopped at Bistro 12 for lunch after a visit to the Kykuit. It ended up being a serious meal: all four of us had an appetizer and a main dish. The food is not fancy but is by no means simple and is very...well prepared. My wife and I shared the baccala with scrambled eggs and potatoes and it was absolutely perfect, simple but delicious. One of our friends had the calf liver and that was very well cooked as well. It is a sort of place where the food deserves not a long sophisticated poetic description but rather full undivided attention until it is devoured. Every neighborhood should have those places and in some countries they do. The service was very friendly, and a bottle of $40 Portuguese wine suggested by the person who served us was an excellent complement to the meal - simple and delicious. You can see the words "simple and delicious" as a refrain in this review. Not a very quick lunch but an extremely enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

I have been here many times before and it was always good food. This time, however, the food was even better and the attention from Miguel and the rest of the staff was amazing! Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes, but pricey.
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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
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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