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Jun 23, 2010 01:13 PM

Hidden gem: Antibes Bistro

Came here for dinner recently and then a second time - both times it was delicious, the food was reasonably priced, great service, wonderful evening! This restaurant is never crowded either. But it should be! I think maybe because it's on sort of a quiet side street in the LES. In many ways it's like the anti-LES restaurant: warm and friendly and not so trendy or crowded. Anyways, just thought I would share because I was so excited to come upon it, and I think they deserve some love...

Antibes Bistro
112 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. I had dinner at Antibes last Wednesday evening. The food is still reasonably priced - our entrees, tuna and trout, were $16 & $19. I was satisfied, not thrilled, with the quality: the tuna was a little overcooked and the trout a little bland. That said, the portions were generous, the presentation attractive, and the accompaniments well-thought-out. Service was attentive, although the staff did more up-selling than I like.

    But look elsewhere for a quiet dinner. It was quite crowded, and awfully loud. This may have been an anomaly, as there was a large and very exuberant group whooping it up near the entrance. Between that and the live music, it was nearly impossible to have a conversation.

    3 Replies
    1. re: small h

      What kind of music? Also, did you have any drinks, and if so, how were they?

      1. re: Pan

        I have walked by many times, and in the evenings had a strong impression that it's about the owners, their friends and the scene. And so I never ate there. small h's report confirms my prejudice.

        1. re: Pan

          An acoustic jazz trio, the kind of thing you'd expect to find at brunch. It wouldn't have been an issue without the people-noise. Antibes serves only wine & beer. I had a vinho verde, and I liked it fine.