“Bistro Vendome brings a breath of fresh air to Sutton Place with this sunny and quaint multi-level townhouse. Bright and airy (they have also a picturesque outdoor terrace), this classic New York restaurant nails the European bistro in its look and feel. While neighborhood denizens (of a certain age) with their dashing beaus may crowd the place, it remains surprisingly family friendly, especially on holidays.

The kitchen delivers classics exactly as they were conceived. From the escargot bathed in a rich and fragant parsley and garlic-butter sauce, to mussels Provencale with crispy French fries; tailed by  floating islands of meringue in creme anglaise with toasted almonds and spun sugar-each dish is solid, traditional, and just as it should be.”

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ZAGAT 2015

FOOD: 22, DECOR:18, SERVICE:21, COST:$57

“Sutton seniors” gather at this “upscale bistro” for French fare dispatched by “Gallic-accented staffers” who are as “charming” as the tri-level townhouse setting; the less-impressed shrug “nothing special”, but those who love the “particularly pretty” terrace call it a “neighborhood jewel”

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