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Casimir Restaurant - 59 Reviews - 103 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009-6279, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 358-9683

Casimir Restaurant

103 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009-6279
New York, NY 10009
(212) 358-9683
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Restaurants , French Restaurants

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Finally got to go to casimir with my friends... very nice little bistro on avenue B.... french typical food...


They tried to fake us out by putting a pile of cooked livers under some lettuce saying it was terrine de foie gras! If that's what their regular terrine de foie gras is, then it's...

Great bistro for great evening 1/11/2011

by saga at Menuism Provided by Menuism
Finally got to go to casimir with my friends... very nice little bistro on avenue B.... french typical food... more

Great bistro for great evening 1/11/2011

saga Provided by Partner
Finally got to go to casimir with my friends... very nice little bistro on avenue B.... french typical food to its best..... i savoured the oysters... more

great value for great quality 1/5/2011

5 Stars for the food, particularly the salmon tartare, the moules farcies, the monkfish brochettes and the fish stew. 5 Stars for the music and the ambience, and finally 5 Stars for the price!!!!!! Thank you CASIMIR more

Best dating spot!!!!! 12/30/2010

Great little bistro on avenue B... i went there for my first date with my now husband so casimir has a special place in our heart . It has not changed, still charming and romantic. They now have mini plates of their dishes... good idea... spend less try more! Hope you'll love it! more

CASIMIR of my dreams 12/17/2010

Fantastic! Ravishing! I was positively amazed by Casimir.... People talk about Balthazar but people should know about CASIMIR. I am french and i find it hard to find a good bistro in nyc that do not take you for a sucker! Most bistro are expensive and not particularly good. Trust me it is true! It is much easier to find a good italian , japonese or korean than a good french place. Well it seems that I found mine! CASIMIR..... First, a great bistro decor with no particular pretention but a lot of attention.... I love the Napoleon painting and the one of the mysterious mischevious red headed woman portrait staring in the lounge. Best of all is their ability to make you feel confortable with the lighting,soft yet you can see what you're eating! Music in accordance with the rythm of the evening (I arrived at 6.30 to leave at 9 and it passed from classical jazz to ethnic music to more soft rock'n'roll with some impromptues like gainsbourg or some corsican folklore (i asked about that one it was so pretty!!)).... Even without being a big music connaiseur I had pleasure in listening perfectly adapted tunes! Now casimir's strongest asset is the food. We were 5 people at the table and decided to all share the mini plates...... exquisite! thanks to that new feature we could all have a taste of something delicious. Casimir's new trend of the french tapas! GREAT IDEA!!!!! We had 3 mini salads, one with fennel asparagus and green beans (very crunchy and tasty), one with goat cheese and roasted peppers (superb!)and another one with chicken liver and greens (fantastic with the balsamic vinegar) and an order of their homemade fois gras (astoundingly tasty with the cognac flavour) an order of escargot (always a must ) and some moules farcies (to die for!!!!!! pastis is spread over them and gives an marvelous flavour to the mussels)..... For the main course, we went for only mini plates and tried almost everything! We passed on the steak frites to favor it the filet mignon (great meat), passed also on the mini burger (eventhough we knew it is one of the best burger in NY) and the mussels since we had them as an appetizer. Our best meal in ages! Such a variety for not so much money. Casimir is a must go!!!!!!! more

I'll pass next time. 4/6/2010

My GF and I arrived here appx 7 PM on a Sunday evening. We were seated in a beautiful patio/garden area where we started enjoying a quiet meal of grilled lamb (quite good) and a bottle of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (decent value). Then during the middle of our meal, the wait staff decided to seat a family with an infant and a toddler just adjacent to us (despite the availability of many other more practical places to seat them). The shrieking and screaming of these poorly attended children attracted another patron with a toddler for a “play date” table-side. Once the 2 toddlers started darting around and paying visits to all the other patron’s tables, the previously serene garden took on all the ambience of a McDs playground. If you’re looking for a peaceful, sophisticated dining experience, look elsewhere. There are much better choices in this neighborhood. Pros: Authentic bistro menu, good wine/beer selections. Cons: Clueless staff more

review review review................. 1/25/2010

It is so much easier to write a nasty review than a good one...People seem to enjoy writing trash on their lonely computer since they are usually incapable of saying anything at the time they are unhappy. I eat about twice a week at casimir.... it became my cafeteria for the days I do not wish to cook.... Well it seems that the previous review writer who was not happy about the fois gras actually got another dish: the chicken liver salad which is completly different than the fois gras but one of my favorite dish at casimir. So when you write a review, make sure you are well informed about what you are writing about or you sound ""horrible"". Pros: tasty food and great atmosphere Cons: tasty food... you want to try everything! more

Horrible foie gras 1/24/2010

They tried to fake us out by putting a pile of cooked livers under some lettuce saying it was terrine de foie gras! If that's what their regular terrine de foie gras is, then it's horrible. If they didn't have the regular dish and thought they'd pull one over on us, then that's horrible. Either way, it's horrible. Order something else. Otherwise, I like the ambiance/atmosphere. And the escargot was good. Pros: cute atmosphere Cons: foie gras more

happy new year 1/16/2009

A very special place...with a friendly staff a big menu and a beautifull decor....a perfect day for me in east village is a lunch at Mogador and a dinner at when my friends told me that they were at casimir i decided to join them for a drink and maybe more...after a pastis at the bar, i had the boudin noir with a good red wine from the rhone was perfect...i can't wait to go back for a couscous with merguez ...thank you and happy new year... more

Rude Staff...won't be back! 1/4/2009

Been here twice before b/c we live in the area. My mother-in-law came into town and we made a mistake of coming in 15 min early. The door was open so we didn't realise the place was not operating yet. We walked in & 3 of the wait staff in a matter of 3 minutes told us the place was still closed(why was the door open then?). Instead of telling us to wait by the bar till they got things set up, they all gave us a nasty looks as we stood by the door. Our mom asked 1 of them if she could use the bathroom and he pretended like he didn't hear her & walked right past her. Spare yourself the nuisance and take a pass on Casimir. Other businesses deserve the patronage when eating out is a luxury nowadays. Pros: Nice ambience & music Cons: Nasty staff, especially going there on Sunday more

best night ever!!!! 4/25/2008

I Went to Casimir French bistrot on Ave B, on Friday night with 2 of my girls that was girls night!\r The restaurant was packed, we had a drink at the bar waiting for a table. The bartender (my god! very good looking with a thick french accent and beautiful tattoo!!!!!) made us cocktails with fresh ginger juice we had 2 each!!! sooo good! I want to go back just for it and for him!!!\r The manager ( an other very cute frenchy) gave us an adorable table next to the garden door.\r Bread and water were on the table in no time.\r A waitress very sweet ( Japanese i believe) came to tell us the specials and take our order.\r I am craaazy about ""steack tartare"" and i saw it on the menu! One of my friend took the special duck pan roasted glazed with a dry cherry sauce the other one the fish stew ""la frioule"".\r To start we ordered to share la ""parisienne salad' a mix of beets lentils carrots eggplant caviar and hard boil egg.\r We had a such amazing diner! everything was delicious i love the tartare there and the duck was phenomenal I didn't try the fish stew but my friend really enjoyed it! \r Around us people looked pleased and the staff was walking around to make sure that everyone was happy or didn't need anything.\r For desert we share the ""isle Flotant"" surprise!!!! soft meringue floating in an egg custard toped with die for!!!\r the food,the atmosphere the music and of course the service were great.\r I definitely want to go back to casimir. this time to eat at the bar (and the bartender... just jocking...well maybe not...) more

french good food 2/12/2008

I was remarquebly impressed by the food at casimir..... I had the seafood dish, kind of the famous meditterannean ""bouillabaisse"" which was very tasty, and my friend had the lamb chops which were excellent. we were promptly served (I have to mention that we had early diner, 7pm) and the service was great. our waitress was very friendly and funny so we enjoyed our experience very much. Pros: great food great people Cons: no crepe suzette! more

cozy cozy cozy 12/29/2007

'Merci...vive la France""...Ambience,staff and of my favorits spots in the city to bring my friends...what a great find...Cozy,cozy,cozy... Pros: cozy Cons: closed for lunch during the week more

great little bistro...french touch.... 12/29/2007

charming little bistro in the east people......beautiful people!!!!! great music.....the food is what you'd hope for from a bistro....the service is fine.....french touch!!!! I recommend it because of the atmosphere and the number of people I know that love it!!!! do not expect to be treated like a king, it is just a bistro!!!\r Enjoy.......... Pros: ambience more

great atmosphere, great food, a definite with the significant other 10/24/2007

my girlfriend and i happened to be walking by en route to some argentinean dinner and the charm and warmth of the place grabbed our eye..i had been before but didnt realize we were on that block..we had a very casual inviting drink by the dimly yet perfectly lit bar while romantic music was piped in as perfect background...we decided to bail on south of the border and engaged in a delicious meal of salads, big burgers, and outstanding grouper in a delicious heart of palm type broth..we had the restaraunt to ourselves-- it was tues at 7.30pm.. at a corner table..enjoyed another drink on the outside paito ...the place would be perfect for groups, romantic nights, or simply a casual drink and can fit all the right moods and needs...just our waitress had no clue...would definitely go back...waitress aside... Pros: great atmosphere, romantic yet also great for small parties, outside patio more

It's somewhat of a hit or miss with the... 10/9/2007

It's somewhat of a hit or miss with the bread.. ealier in the evening, it's MUCH better. I generally come... more

It's somewhat of a hit or miss with the... 10/9/2007

jcklngrn Provided by Partner
It's somewhat of a hit or miss with the bread.. ealier in the evening, it's MUCH better. I generally come here for the Mussels and their Salt & Vin... more

enjoy 6/12/2007

great tasty food....charming waitresses....amazing brief the perfect chilled evening on a week day.... week ends are usually too crazy for me.....enjoy Pros: food Cons: charming waitresses more

great brunch 6/12/2007

If you never dared to go on a week end night because of too many people, then try it for the brunch....great place for a relaxing brunch....not too crowded, great music, and exquisite food... I highly recommend the burger (seems like French people know how to make a real burger!!), and the Croque madame (Croque monsieur with an egg on top....delicious......)...... Brunch time is also great for families because the people working are very friendly to the kids (obviously as long as they behave!!!!)... \r I really love this little French bistro because of its friendly atmosphere and the great food..... Pros: charming brunch Cons: amex more

a real newyorker spot 6/11/2007

When more than five restaurants and store owners refer you to a restaurant, you know something special is going on.I loved soon as i stepped in... i was in a good mood. After a little wait at the bar we ended up in the garden with my friend. What a cozy little place...i had the Thai Salmon and tried my friend's Filet Mignon, amazingly tasty...The wine was also very good and only $7...Dessert ?..Cafe?..But off course...we went for a flourless chocolate cake, which was very hard to share...we'll be back soon... more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thurs 5:30 pm-midnight, Fri 5:30 pm-1 am, Sat 11 am-4 pm, 5:30 pm-1 am, Sun 11 am-4 pm, 5:30 pm-midnight
  • Payments:

    American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Alphabet City, East Village