Ivy’s Bistro – Our favorite little place to eat in NYC

An update:  Sadly, Ivy’s Bistro closed their doors in 2015 and life for us is not quiet the same when we pass by Tribeca!!

By Lakshmi:

Ivy’s Bistro – The name kept coming up in restaurant reviews as a casual place with great food, as a place with no pretenses but great service, a place to hang with kids.  And so one day with Siddhi and two of her friends in tow, we finally landed up at this bistro in Tribeca.

I distinctly remember every aspect of that meal – We ordered their famed baked garlic bread with creamy warm pesto sauce, the penne arrabiata and the cheese quesedillas.  Simple foods, oft-repeated on restaurant menus, this assortment makes a distinctive mark due to the freshness of the food and the warmth of the staff.   We savored every bite and there was not one morsel of food left on our plates.  Of course, with our sweet tooth, we had to have dessert which came in the form of blueberry crisp and triple chocolate cake.  The blueberry crisp which is made fresh and takes extra time to bake is to die for.  The sweetness of the molten blueberries form the perfect companion to the crunchy oatmeal crisp.  Just like our main course, we polished off our entire dessert, feeling so incredibly happy and satiated.  As we walked off into Tribeca that evening, we knew that we would be back and the bistro would be our special spot to bring friends or just hang out in the city.

Since then, we have returned for many meals at Ivy’s, each experience as lovely as our first one.

If you are in the Tribeca area, please do try them out.  Ivy’s is located at

385 Greenwich St
New York

Phone: 212-343-1139


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