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

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This checks all the boxes: Beautiful restaurant (can we talk about those amazing paintings ALL DONE BY THE OWNER), to the service, and the food. +Chefs kiss+ Stopped in for dinner prepping for a series of college visits and will absolutely be back. Enjoy an...amazing meal!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 January 2022

If you're visiting the Music Hall in Tarrytown this is your spot for an amazing meal directly across the street. We started with the tagliatelle bolognese which was just a as good as that I had in ITALY followed by a fabulous beet salad; our...main cause as a nice piece of halibut . The service was a 10 and the dessert a wonderful almond cake finished the meal.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

The food was not great, overpriced and we felt rushed. We were in town for a wedding and wanted to go out for a delicious meal - having read all of the stellar reviews we were sold. Making a reservation was not trivial - we...kept calling and finally got through and got a reservation for 8pm. We were hungry and excited… alas, this was not the romantic/lovely experience one expects (especially when the main course ~$40 per dish). The wine choice was very limited and from the get good we felt rushed to order. We were still optimistic… but the food was sub par. The buratta appetizer was OK, the shrimp appetizer tasted like shrimp that someone just poured canned sauce over. Mains: What we were served was not home made pasta… the seafood risotto had mostly shrimp and all in all was not great (salty and banal). Do not recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 8 November 2021 via mobile

Very nice and cozy place for a dinner, you feel in Europe surrounded by all the paintings made by one of the owner! They also sing and play a little guitar for you. 5 stars for the hospitality, fast and professional serving, the food was...good and the wine too. I will go back and try other dishes and wines.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021

We ate here after flying into White Plains NY from illinois at the start of a New England Road trip. We had many fantastic meals this trip and Bistro 12 was one of the highlights. The management was welcoming and the meals (starting with the...Caldo Verde were excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 22 September 2021

I would rate the food above average but the portion size was small for the prices. I had grilled octopus which was tasty but I would estimate the serving size at 2 oz or less for $18.95 was a bit much for me and I...am all about quality vs quantity. The Chicken Francese was excellent and perfectly cooked, but only a single medium cutlet for $26.00. I'll return and try other items.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

Wonderful menu, excellent service, very friendly staff and owners. Can't say enough good about this restaurant. We had the specials last night - Striped bass with wine and light tomato sauce and capers and Tuna with garlic and olive oil. And, very fresh julienned summer...squash perfectly cooked! Did I mention the service?More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

Every single item we ate was delicious... the sweet butter, hot bread, arugula salad, large portion of fresh fish straight from the fish market. We didn't order dessert because we were pleasantly stuffed. The waiter offered to send a dessert free of charge. When we...refused he offered us an after dinner drink. When we refused the offer he asked us to come back and leave some room for the delicious desserts. We will return soon and often. I think we found our spot for a dinner that we count on being fresh and delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021

Not near home, but we stop here often. If you are anywhere near Tarrytown, this is the place to try. The grilled octopus is the best I have ever had. No matter how many times I have ordered, it's cooked to perfection, never chewy, just...the right mix of flavors over a lightly dressed bed of greens. The Caldo Verde is exceptional as is the Pork Tenderloin Alentejana with Clams. Recently tried the Portuguese-style salt cod for the first time. If you are a fan of cod and garlic, this is the dish for you. Have tried almost everything and there is not a bad item on the menu. Miguel is an excellent host who at times may regale you with music. He takes the time to get to know you and make the experience of dining special again. The refreshingly leisurely service and intimate setting/atmosphere will be familiar to any of you that have traveled extensively through Europe and the islands.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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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