Flea Market Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 131 Avenue A

    New York, NY 10009

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  • 212-358-9280

About Flea Market Cafe

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Mon-Fri 5 pm-midnight, Sat-Sun 10 am-midnight

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Very cosy place and so is the food. We are not hipster types and the place can feel that way but doesn't stop us from going.

Love the roasted chicken and cote du rhone!

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★★★☆☆

Very cosy place and so is the food. We are not hipster types and the place can feel that way but doesn't stop us from going.

Love the roasted chicken and cote du rhone!

Pros: Bistro home-cooking and professional

Cons: Only takes American Express and, of course, cash

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Really cute and hip place for brunch, I've been coming here for two years and at least twice a month for brunch, the food is just so fresh and mouth watering. My favorite is the waffles with nuttella. I love this place, I've brought most everyone I know here and they love it just as much. The food and atmosphere never disappoint. The only minor drawback is being a cash only place!

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★★★★★

Really cute and hip place for brunch, I've been coming here for two years and at least twice a month for brunch, the food is just so fresh and mouth watering. My favorite is the waffles with nuttella. I love this place, I've brought most everyone I know here and they love it just as much. The food and atmosphere never disappoint. The only minor drawback is being a cash only place!

Pros: Delicious Waffles

Cons: Cash or Amex only

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Had dinner here recently and loved the food so much (had the duck and the hangar steak dishes) that I am planning to come back with other friends to share how great is it! it's a really cute French bistro kind of place with a bar at the front. The drinks are good but I think expensive. No drink specials when I was there. The vodka is made in-house and they have different flavors like vanilla. They have a sunset menu, so from 5-7 pm you can select a menu ranging from $15-17. my friend and i missed the time though but the regular menu has good selection thats not on the sunset one. Best duck i've had in a while and the steak was juicy and flavorful too. can't wait to try the other dishes! Service was also very friendly. I lost my cell phone and the manager allowed me used to use his to call my friend!

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★★★★☆

Had dinner here recently and loved the food so much (had the duck and the hangar steak dishes) that I am planning to come back with other friends to share how great is it! it's a really cute French bistro kind of place with a bar at the front. The drinks are good but I think expensive. No drink specials when I was there. The vodka is made in-house and they have different flavors like vanilla. They have a sunset menu, so from 5-7 pm you can select a menu ranging from $15-17. my friend and i missed the time though but the regular menu has good selection thats not on the sunset one. Best duck i've had in a while and the steak was juicy and flavorful too. can't wait to try the other dishes! Service was also very friendly. I lost my cell phone and the manager allowed me used to use his to call my friend!

Pros: great food

Cons: pricey drinks

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I went to the Flea market cafe on Monday night with my girlfriend and we sat at the bar because we wanted to enjoy the happy hour. Unfortunately, there was no more happy hour! We were a little bit disapointed but we spent a great evening anyway. The bartender introduced us to their special "sunset menu" 15 bucks for 2 courses and a beer, quite amazing! We had a really great time with the french girl behind the bar. Thanks for the great great deal and the conversations. We'll be back!

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★★★★★

I went to the Flea market cafe on Monday night with my girlfriend and we sat at the bar because we wanted to enjoy the happy hour. Unfortunately, there was no more happy hour! We were a little bit disapointed but we spent a great evening anyway. The bartender introduced us to their special "sunset menu" 15 bucks for 2 courses and a beer, quite amazing! We had a really great time with the french girl behind the bar. Thanks for the great great deal and the conversations. We'll be back!

Pros: great value great service

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I went here with my girlfriends last night for happy hour and their Sunset dinner.

The wine we had was fantastic. Great body and flavor. The Happy Hour special is buy one get one free of any drink. The catch is its buy one get one free PER PERSON. You can't just order two drinks and call it a day each person has to have two drinks. Which would be fine, except that when we were ready to sit down for dinner the "blonde bomb" told us that we could not bring our drinks to our table they were to be consumed at the BAR ONLY. When we inquired why we couldn't finish our drinks at the table she informed us, "we are already doing a really nice thing here for you." A roll of my eyes and a couple gulps of my wine and we were able to be seated.

The rest of the staff was incredibly nice. We didn't have any problems and no one chased us out of the restaurant claiming we did not tip well. We went on a Thursday night at 5:30 and the restaurant was not crowded at all and we had no problems getting seated and getting our food in a timely manner.

This place is authentic French and the food was absolutely Fabulous, all four of us finished every single thing on our plates. As other posters have stated DEFIDENTLY go here just avoid the blonde and don?t let her ruin what is otherwise a lovely place.

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★★★☆☆

I went here with my girlfriends last night for happy hour and their Sunset dinner.

The wine we had was fantastic. Great body and flavor. The Happy Hour special is buy one get one free of any drink. The catch is its buy one get one free PER PERSON. You can't just order two drinks and call it a day each person has to have two drinks. Which would be fine, except that when we were ready to sit down for dinner the "blonde bomb" told us that we could not bring our drinks to our table they were to be consumed at the BAR ONLY. When we inquired why we couldn't finish our drinks at the table she informed us, "we are already doing a really nice thing here for you." A roll of my eyes and a couple gulps of my wine and we were able to be seated.

The rest of the staff was incredibly nice. We didn't have any problems and no one chased us out of the restaurant claiming we did not tip well. We went on a Thursday night at 5:30 and the restaurant was not crowded at all and we had no problems getting seated and getting our food in a timely manner.

This place is authentic French and the food was absolutely Fabulous, all four of us finished every single thing on our plates. As other posters have stated DEFIDENTLY go here just avoid the blonde and don?t let her ruin what is otherwise a lovely place.

Pros: great food, good wine, unique atmosphere

Cons: snotty waitress

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I had dinner on Monday night at the Flea Market Cafe with 3 other friends. Well it was really amazing. First we were greeted by a very friendly staff. We went to have dinner early following the advice of a friend of mine that lives very close to the restaurant. We all ordered from their "sunset menu" it is a pre-theater formula with 3 options $13 $15 or $17 depending on how many courses you get and they all include a drink of your choice not limited to wine for once with beers or even a cocktail like rum and coke or vodka orange. We all took the three courses menu and well we were all amazed by both the quality of the food and the quantity which are both usually the down side of such bargains. I will describe what I had: for appetizer I chose the onion soup which was rich and well served with all the melting cheese you can dream of and not too salty ( another down side for French bistro! not here) then for main course I had the salmon, cooked perfectly with a pistachio crust on top and seasonal veggies, perfect! All my friends had the hanger steak juicy and super tender! and then for dessert the "Creme au chocolat" probably the creamiest chocolate pudding I ever had. Another thing that I want to mention that is very important to me, they never rushed us between courses and would always wait until everybody was finished which I found really not like NY!!! Overall superb! Congratulations Flea Market for trying to do something that is meaningful in such bad times for our wallet with such quality and kindness. We will be back with many friends!

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★★★★★

I had dinner on Monday night at the Flea Market Cafe with 3 other friends. Well it was really amazing. First we were greeted by a very friendly staff. We went to have dinner early following the advice of a friend of mine that lives very close to the restaurant. We all ordered from their "sunset menu" it is a pre-theater formula with 3 options $13 $15 or $17 depending on how many courses you get and they all include a drink of your choice not limited to wine for once with beers or even a cocktail like rum and coke or vodka orange. We all took the three courses menu and well we were all amazed by both the quality of the food and the quantity which are both usually the down side of such bargains. I will describe what I had: for appetizer I chose the onion soup which was rich and well served with all the melting cheese you can dream of and not too salty ( another down side for French bistro! not here) then for main course I had the salmon, cooked perfectly with a pistachio crust on top and seasonal veggies, perfect! All my friends had the hanger steak juicy and super tender! and then for dessert the "Creme au chocolat" probably the creamiest chocolate pudding I ever had. Another thing that I want to mention that is very important to me, they never rushed us between courses and would always wait until everybody was finished which I found really not like NY!!! Overall superb! Congratulations Flea Market for trying to do something that is meaningful in such bad times for our wallet with such quality and kindness. We will be back with many friends!

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I came to Flea Market for brunch recently and halfway through my meal I noticed a (black) hair in my food. Seeing as how I'm blond, I knew it wasn't mine. At that point, I was finished. After waiting 20 min and finally getting SOMEONE'S attention on the matter, I was told by a member of their staff, "It's not mine." Now, I'm not one looking for a free meal, but I did expect to at least get an apology, or maybe even more coffee, but instead I essentially got an "oh well". I paid my bill and left. So, unless you're looking for more than you bargain for, I probably wouldn't choose this cafe. I guess I should be glad they didn't charge me extra.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came to Flea Market for brunch recently and halfway through my meal I noticed a (black) hair in my food. Seeing as how I'm blond, I knew it wasn't mine. At that point, I was finished. After waiting 20 min and finally getting SOMEONE'S attention on the matter, I was told by a member of their staff, "It's not mine." Now, I'm not one looking for a free meal, but I did expect to at least get an apology, or maybe even more coffee, but instead I essentially got an "oh well". I paid my bill and left. So, unless you're looking for more than you bargain for, I probably wouldn't choose this cafe. I guess I should be glad they didn't charge me extra.

Pros: Nice open cafe

Cons: Hair in my food; Bad Service

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You're not going to find the most experimental food here, but for terrific french food and gracious service, no matter how busy, you can't go wrong with this standby. I recently went for brunch and while it took a little while to get seated, the host was very nice and thanked us often for our patience. Our waitress was also very nice and attentive. I ordered the omelette and my friend the french toast, it was wonderful. All in all a good experience.

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★★★★★

You're not going to find the most experimental food here, but for terrific french food and gracious service, no matter how busy, you can't go wrong with this standby. I recently went for brunch and while it took a little while to get seated, the host was very nice and thanked us often for our patience. Our waitress was also very nice and attentive. I ordered the omelette and my friend the french toast, it was wonderful. All in all a good experience.

Pros: tasty food and friendly service

Cons: too busy a brunch

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It's hard to find a restaurant that always offers an amazing dining experience without fail. From the food, to the service, to the decor; there is nothing I would change about this restaurant! The intimate setting is perfect for a romantic date. The food is always amazing! If you dine here, which I highly recommend you must not pass up the Steak Frites! It is cooked to perfection and always delicious. The appetizers change seasonally and are amazing as well! There is nothing on this menu that isn't good! The wine list is great! The service is great! This isn't one of those French restaurants where the waiters are obnoxious and rude. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!! We eat here regularly and will continue to!

Pros: Steak Frites & Wine

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★★★★★

It's hard to find a restaurant that always offers an amazing dining experience without fail. From the food, to the service, to the decor; there is nothing I would change about this restaurant! The intimate setting is perfect for a romantic date. The food is always amazing! If you dine here, which I highly recommend you must not pass up the Steak Frites! It is cooked to perfection and always delicious. The appetizers change seasonally and are amazing as well! There is nothing on this menu that isn't good! The wine list is great! The service is great! This isn't one of those French restaurants where the waiters are obnoxious and rude. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!! We eat here regularly and will continue to!

Pros: Steak Frites & Wine

Pros: warm and good

Cons: too busy brunch but so good...

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I've had brunch in this restaurant before,it was fabulous food but the place was so crouded to the point it spoiled our brunch experience.on friday, february 15th. we had a very nice dinner, half way with our after dinner drinks, we were surprised or rather (very shocked ) of the way they treated us. They rushed us to leave the restaurant . The manager kept sending one waitress after another to ask us to pay? very disappointed of their unacceptable attitude toward us. I'm French and i wouldnt recommend this french bistro to any one???
Good food / bad client service!
Advice: NOT TO VISIT

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★☆☆☆☆

I've had brunch in this restaurant before,it was fabulous food but the place was so crouded to the point it spoiled our brunch experience.on friday, february 15th. we had a very nice dinner, half way with our after dinner drinks, we were surprised or rather (very shocked ) of the way they treated us. They rushed us to leave the restaurant . The manager kept sending one waitress after another to ask us to pay? very disappointed of their unacceptable attitude toward us. I'm French and i wouldnt recommend this french bistro to any one???
Good food / bad client service!
Advice: NOT TO VISIT

Pros: good and cheap food

Cons: bad service

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After have a great appetizer, and great bread i was expecting the best. However, when the coucous i recieved was more of a flavorless stew, with things thrown into it that i couldn't even make out what they were, i was completely disappointed. Service was shotty, we never heard the specials while everyone else around us did. My husband enjoyed his steak and the wine was good. It was also hot as an oven in the place, that last thing i want to do is leave a restaurant sweating! Go for drink and an app if you are interesting in this place, skip the main course.

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★★☆☆☆

After have a great appetizer, and great bread i was expecting the best. However, when the coucous i recieved was more of a flavorless stew, with things thrown into it that i couldn't even make out what they were, i was completely disappointed. Service was shotty, we never heard the specials while everyone else around us did. My husband enjoyed his steak and the wine was good. It was also hot as an oven in the place, that last thing i want to do is leave a restaurant sweating! Go for drink and an app if you are interesting in this place, skip the main course.

Pros: east village area, wine, apps

Cons: hot inside, gross couscous, shotty service

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There is one waitress there, blond, french, and totally rude. You should be abl to have a decent experience at this venue if you can manage to avoid her, and get someone else to wait your table. Beware, this woman will ask for more than 25% tip, and will stop you as you are going out, or even follow you out of the restaurant, to ask for more tip. Never in my life have I been served by someone with more attitude and vulgarity. Unfortunately, as this cafe used to be a lovely experience in the past. I really hope the manager of the resto fired her arce so the rest of us can enjoy Flea Market the way it used to be.

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★☆☆☆☆

There is one waitress there, blond, french, and totally rude. You should be abl to have a decent experience at this venue if you can manage to avoid her, and get someone else to wait your table. Beware, this woman will ask for more than 25% tip, and will stop you as you are going out, or even follow you out of the restaurant, to ask for more tip. Never in my life have I been served by someone with more attitude and vulgarity. Unfortunately, as this cafe used to be a lovely experience in the past. I really hope the manager of the resto fired her arce so the rest of us can enjoy Flea Market the way it used to be.

Pros: cute interior, delicious food

Cons: deranged blonde waitress

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This was like going to the "French" section at Disneyland, or a bistro in a mall. Salad dripping in dressing, cold food. The only thing mildly Parisian is the rude staff. Otherwise, it's as French as a Fry.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was like going to the "French" section at Disneyland, or a bistro in a mall. Salad dripping in dressing, cold food. The only thing mildly Parisian is the rude staff. Otherwise, it's as French as a Fry.

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Found this spot last weekend. The service was great, the atmosphere was nice, and the food was excellent for the price. In fact, we had the best mussels we've had in a long,long while! Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

Found this spot last weekend. The service was great, the atmosphere was nice, and the food was excellent for the price. In fact, we had the best mussels we've had in a long,long while! Highly recommended.

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i came in for breakfast on a weekday and what a bargain!!! eggs any style served with the most buttery delicious potatoes and salad for under 5 bucks. you will be hard pressed to find such a bargain in manhattan for decent food. plus the decor is SUPER cute, with antiquey knick-nacks and a vintage bicycle hanging from the ceiling.

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★★★★☆

i came in for breakfast on a weekday and what a bargain!!! eggs any style served with the most buttery delicious potatoes and salad for under 5 bucks. you will be hard pressed to find such a bargain in manhattan for decent food. plus the decor is SUPER cute, with antiquey knick-nacks and a vintage bicycle hanging from the ceiling.

Pros: great breakfast deals, fun decor

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I'm sad to hear about the forced tipping experience of other patrons; we were large group and they automatically included a 20% tip, which I had no problem with. The food was fantastic, everyone had a great meal, and the standouts were the goat cheese tart appetizer, mussels in dijonaise sauce (be sure to order more bread, everyone at the table couldn't get enough!), and the flaky french fries. The service was fine, and the atmosphere is charming, with rustic wood benches and typical french bistro decor. It's pretty far from the subway, but we'll make the trek again!

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★★★★☆

I'm sad to hear about the forced tipping experience of other patrons; we were large group and they automatically included a 20% tip, which I had no problem with. The food was fantastic, everyone had a great meal, and the standouts were the goat cheese tart appetizer, mussels in dijonaise sauce (be sure to order more bread, everyone at the table couldn't get enough!), and the flaky french fries. The service was fine, and the atmosphere is charming, with rustic wood benches and typical french bistro decor. It's pretty far from the subway, but we'll make the trek again!

Pros: delicious french food, accomodating to a large group

Cons: far from the subway

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I was a customer at the Flea Market Cafe this past Saturday April 14, 2007. We were a party of three and our bill totaled $101 (including the tax). I gave the waitress $115, a fair 15% tip I thought for service that was unexceptional, especially when she took it upon herself to hand over the bill never bothering to ask if we wanted dessert, another cocktail, or even asking the customary, "how was everything?" I digress, waiting for my friend to come back from the restroom the waitress returns to me saying I only gave her a 10% tip. This caught me off-guard because I gave her 5- 20's 2- 5's & 5 singles exactly 15%. I looked at her quite confused and I said, "I gave you $15.00" To this she responds that they expect 15-20% and some other words which I gathered to mean that all the servers have a tip share. (Our waitress was French and her accent was not very clear.) I panicked and felt a wave embarrassment and gave her $25. After we left and it dawned on me what happened I was so enraged I felt the need to do something about this. The $25 has come & gone, that is not the issue. The issue is that the waitress intentionally lied to me to pressure me into giving her more money, I was scammed. I found (3) reviews with stories similar to mine. I find it abhorrent that the management allows this and perhaps even encourages this behavior. It is needless to say that I will not be frequenting this establishment anymore, and my ultimate goal is to perhaps "shame" them into better business practices. In this day & age restaurants open & close daily, I think it imperative that service is equally important as the food in a restaurant?s success.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was a customer at the Flea Market Cafe this past Saturday April 14, 2007. We were a party of three and our bill totaled $101 (including the tax). I gave the waitress $115, a fair 15% tip I thought for service that was unexceptional, especially when she took it upon herself to hand over the bill never bothering to ask if we wanted dessert, another cocktail, or even asking the customary, "how was everything?" I digress, waiting for my friend to come back from the restroom the waitress returns to me saying I only gave her a 10% tip. This caught me off-guard because I gave her 5- 20's 2- 5's & 5 singles exactly 15%. I looked at her quite confused and I said, "I gave you $15.00" To this she responds that they expect 15-20% and some other words which I gathered to mean that all the servers have a tip share. (Our waitress was French and her accent was not very clear.) I panicked and felt a wave embarrassment and gave her $25. After we left and it dawned on me what happened I was so enraged I felt the need to do something about this. The $25 has come & gone, that is not the issue. The issue is that the waitress intentionally lied to me to pressure me into giving her more money, I was scammed. I found (3) reviews with stories similar to mine. I find it abhorrent that the management allows this and perhaps even encourages this behavior. It is needless to say that I will not be frequenting this establishment anymore, and my ultimate goal is to perhaps "shame" them into better business practices. In this day & age restaurants open & close daily, I think it imperative that service is equally important as the food in a restaurant?s success.

Pros: Brunch

Cons: Tip Scamming wait staff

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i went on tuesday evening for the first time for dinner, i had brunch before (best french toast by the way) with a friend, i guess we arrive during rush hour so the host (Enzo) suggest to wait at the bar for 10 minutes just the time to get a table. A tall and cute bartender made us feel very confortable ans help us to pick a wine, we tryed some pinot noir, and Rioja but finaly pick a Grave "villa bel air" even wrote down the name in case i get guest home for dinner, this wine is just too good. we took a look at the menu and saw that they were serving RACLETTE but only at the bar, well we're at the bar so we decide to stay and enjoy the raclette, the cheese as a strong smell but as unique test and the charcuterie ( viande de grison, smoke proscuito) just execptionnal, the sad part the bartender didn't known where the charcuterie came from.
my friend and i had a great time, great food, great wine and even the bartender send us a dessert on the house, a chocolat cake valrhona, that is it. i'm hook and trust me i work in restaurant, it is hard to find a friendly and good place to eat a fair price. enjoy

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★★★★★

i went on tuesday evening for the first time for dinner, i had brunch before (best french toast by the way) with a friend, i guess we arrive during rush hour so the host (Enzo) suggest to wait at the bar for 10 minutes just the time to get a table. A tall and cute bartender made us feel very confortable ans help us to pick a wine, we tryed some pinot noir, and Rioja but finaly pick a Grave "villa bel air" even wrote down the name in case i get guest home for dinner, this wine is just too good. we took a look at the menu and saw that they were serving RACLETTE but only at the bar, well we're at the bar so we decide to stay and enjoy the raclette, the cheese as a strong smell but as unique test and the charcuterie ( viande de grison, smoke proscuito) just execptionnal, the sad part the bartender didn't known where the charcuterie came from.
my friend and i had a great time, great food, great wine and even the bartender send us a dessert on the house, a chocolat cake valrhona, that is it. i'm hook and trust me i work in restaurant, it is hard to find a friendly and good place to eat a fair price. enjoy

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ok simple, they serve a SUNSET MENU, a 3 course Menu with a glass of wine, between 5pm to 6:30 every day. food is great, amazing value. good service. a must for good deal lovers.

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★★★★★

ok simple, they serve a SUNSET MENU, a 3 course Menu with a glass of wine, between 5pm to 6:30 every day. food is great, amazing value. good service. a must for good deal lovers.

Pros: best deal ever

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I've never been here for anything besides brunch, and it is always fantastic. The prices are good, and the food is always terrific. If you're in the neighborhood and looking for brunch on Sundays... there isn't really any better place. On a side note, their coffee isn't that great, get a latte instead.

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★★★★☆

I've never been here for anything besides brunch, and it is always fantastic. The prices are good, and the food is always terrific. If you're in the neighborhood and looking for brunch on Sundays... there isn't really any better place. On a side note, their coffee isn't that great, get a latte instead.

Pros: Good Brunch

Cons: May be hard to get seated promptly

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The tip grubbing that other reviewers have mentioned is disgraceful. My friends and I left a 15% tip for the young waitress who did little more than read us the specials and bring us our drinks. She returned the money holder to our table and said that 20% was expected and less than 20% "made her look bad". She didn't ask if anything was wrong with the service or the meal. She just insisted on her right to a 20% tip. Shocked, the four of us each tossed an extra dollar into the money holder and left in a hurry. In retrospect, I wish we had each taken an extra dollar OUT of the tip.

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★☆☆☆☆

The tip grubbing that other reviewers have mentioned is disgraceful. My friends and I left a 15% tip for the young waitress who did little more than read us the specials and bring us our drinks. She returned the money holder to our table and said that 20% was expected and less than 20% "made her look bad". She didn't ask if anything was wrong with the service or the meal. She just insisted on her right to a 20% tip. Shocked, the four of us each tossed an extra dollar into the money holder and left in a hurry. In retrospect, I wish we had each taken an extra dollar OUT of the tip.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Tip grubbing

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This place is uber snobby. Its not all just the tip haggling either that make it a weird place to dine. Its fun for French speakers and the food is good, the deal is unbeatable. They don't take reservations either.

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★★★☆☆

This place is uber snobby. Its not all just the tip haggling either that make it a weird place to dine. Its fun for French speakers and the food is good, the deal is unbeatable. They don't take reservations either.

Pros: Great Food, Awesome Pre-Fix

Cons: Small Space, Snobby Service, No Reservations

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the food is so good, i mean it, it's good as it get, it's worth evey penny. i recommend "villa bel air" wine.
we stayed at the bar, the nice bartender recommend the wine, he give us a taste, that was it, we have a bottle, a great cheese plate to begin dinner and filet mignon. surprise we had a fondant chocolate cake offered by the bartender. it's was good time, good food, good service, well done flea market, we'll come back with friends

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★★★★★

the food is so good, i mean it, it's good as it get, it's worth evey penny. i recommend "villa bel air" wine.
we stayed at the bar, the nice bartender recommend the wine, he give us a taste, that was it, we have a bottle, a great cheese plate to begin dinner and filet mignon. surprise we had a fondant chocolate cake offered by the bartender. it's was good time, good food, good service, well done flea market, we'll come back with friends

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The food is really good and the ambience very cosy - just right for a cold winter evening.
However, take into account that you may have to deal with rude service that doesn't step back from publicly approaching you for more tip. First we were asked where we are from (which in itself is not really a nice questions if it is just because of an accent) and then, despite mentioning that we are living since a couple of years in NYC, nevertheless were loudly harrassed by the waitress that
'in this country it is the norm to give a minimum of 18% tip" and "that we should add up our tip". If I would not have been so surprised by this brazeness I would have asked back the tip we gave. Not sure if this is the right strategy to make patrons coming back.

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★★★☆☆

The food is really good and the ambience very cosy - just right for a cold winter evening.
However, take into account that you may have to deal with rude service that doesn't step back from publicly approaching you for more tip. First we were asked where we are from (which in itself is not really a nice questions if it is just because of an accent) and then, despite mentioning that we are living since a couple of years in NYC, nevertheless were loudly harrassed by the waitress that
'in this country it is the norm to give a minimum of 18% tip" and "that we should add up our tip". If I would not have been so surprised by this brazeness I would have asked back the tip we gave. Not sure if this is the right strategy to make patrons coming back.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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Went on a Saturday afternoon - place was packed so we sat at the bar instead. The bartender took good care of us and we had the advantage of getting our drinks much faster than at a table. The food is excellent and portions are of good size. Haven't been there for other meals but can say it is definitely worth it for brunch.

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★★★★☆

Went on a Saturday afternoon - place was packed so we sat at the bar instead. The bartender took good care of us and we had the advantage of getting our drinks much faster than at a table. The food is excellent and portions are of good size. Haven't been there for other meals but can say it is definitely worth it for brunch.

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Food is amazing but they really need to review their coffee. It is bitter and makes the brunch a sad experience.

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★★★★☆

Food is amazing but they really need to review their coffee. It is bitter and makes the brunch a sad experience.

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Flea Market Café is a quaint, antiques-filled hole-in-the-wall that surprisingly opens up to boast one of the best French bistros I've experienced since, well, France...and it's located in - of all places - the East Village. If only I could have eaten everything off the menu in one sitting! Instead, our group shared every plate we ordered: French Onion Soup (done the right way), Duck Terrine (served with cornichons, pickled onions, and ground mustard), Sliced Filet Mignon over Field Greens, and Goat Cheese & Beet Salad. They have a weekend brunch, too! Thankfully, Flea Market Café is close enough to my apartment (and affordable enough) that I will able to go back again soon and often.

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★★★★★

Flea Market Café is a quaint, antiques-filled hole-in-the-wall that surprisingly opens up to boast one of the best French bistros I've experienced since, well, France...and it's located in - of all places - the East Village. If only I could have eaten everything off the menu in one sitting! Instead, our group shared every plate we ordered: French Onion Soup (done the right way), Duck Terrine (served with cornichons, pickled onions, and ground mustard), Sliced Filet Mignon over Field Greens, and Goat Cheese & Beet Salad. They have a weekend brunch, too! Thankfully, Flea Market Café is close enough to my apartment (and affordable enough) that I will able to go back again soon and often.

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My friend and I ate here recently. We went on a weekday after work so it was not crowded. It was our first time. We loved the atmosphere, the decor, the food and the service. The waitress was nice and helpful. I loved their lamb with couscous. The mojitos were delicious too, its small but it will definitely give you a good buzz:) My friend had a burger with brie cheese and she loved it! I will recommend this place cos its affordable and the food is good for the price.

2
★★★★☆

My friend and I ate here recently. We went on a weekday after work so it was not crowded. It was our first time. We loved the atmosphere, the decor, the food and the service. The waitress was nice and helpful. I loved their lamb with couscous. The mojitos were delicious too, its small but it will definitely give you a good buzz:) My friend had a burger with brie cheese and she loved it! I will recommend this place cos its affordable and the food is good for the price.

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My favorite French Bistro in the city. We live in the W. Village but trek east for the lovely and affordable food at least once a month. The wine list isn't particularly extensive, but includes some fabulous wines for reasonable prices. A new chef has recently taken over, and I won't say the food has improved, but it has certainly lived up to the standard set before his arrival. The ambience in the evening cannot be beaten (dim lights, lively music) and the servers hustle and aim to please. It seems like everyone who walks through the door is a regular and I can see why. My husband and I have also taken in brunch and lunch here. The eggs benedict are stellar and the bloody mary's may well be the best in the E. village. Lunch here is very affordable and they even have wireless internet. Don't miss it!

2
★★★★☆

My favorite French Bistro in the city. We live in the W. Village but trek east for the lovely and affordable food at least once a month. The wine list isn't particularly extensive, but includes some fabulous wines for reasonable prices. A new chef has recently taken over, and I won't say the food has improved, but it has certainly lived up to the standard set before his arrival. The ambience in the evening cannot be beaten (dim lights, lively music) and the servers hustle and aim to please. It seems like everyone who walks through the door is a regular and I can see why. My husband and I have also taken in brunch and lunch here. The eggs benedict are stellar and the bloody mary's may well be the best in the E. village. Lunch here is very affordable and they even have wireless internet. Don't miss it!

Pros: affordable, romantic, consistent food

Cons: sometimes crowded, small wine list

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You always know what you'll get here. The food & wine are fresh and delicious and very inexpensive. Great music. J'adore

2
★★★★★

You always know what you'll get here. The food & wine are fresh and delicious and very inexpensive. Great music. J'adore

Pros: food, wine, music

Cons: none

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The food is really good. It's a good place to have brunch, but for dinner it's a bit too noisy...

2
★★★★☆

The food is really good. It's a good place to have brunch, but for dinner it's a bit too noisy...

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With all the doors open and a view of playing kids in Thompson square park we sat down in de flea market to celebrate my friends final graduation. The food was nice and reasonable, and we were served by an army of young energetic ladies, smiling, and slightly dancing even. When it got colder and darker the doors were closed and the place turned into a cosy, romantic cafe. It was just very nice, next time I'll take my girlfriend.

2
★★★★☆

With all the doors open and a view of playing kids in Thompson square park we sat down in de flea market to celebrate my friends final graduation. The food was nice and reasonable, and we were served by an army of young energetic ladies, smiling, and slightly dancing even. When it got colder and darker the doors were closed and the place turned into a cosy, romantic cafe. It was just very nice, next time I'll take my girlfriend.

Pros: nice athmospere, open doors, outside bar

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THE SERVICE WAS FINE, THE FOOD WAS OK. THE FRONT DOORS WERE ALL LEFT OPEN DESPITE A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR AND COLD WEATHER BUT WE BRUSHED IT OFF. OUR BILL WAS $92, WHICH WAS FINE AND WE LEFT A $20 TIP FOR THE WAITRESS, WHICH WAS ABOUT A 22% TIP. ON THE WAY OUT, SHE STOPPED US AT THE DOOR TO ASK IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE SERVICE, AS SHE THOUGHT THE TIP WAS INFERIOR. MY FIREND, WHOM I WAS TAKING TO DINNER FOR HIS BIRTHDAY, WAS AFRAID I HAD MADE SOME MISTAKE, AND QUICKLY GAVE THE WAITRESS ANOTHER TEN, WHICH SHE WAS HAPPY TO TAKE, RESULTING IN A 33% TIP. EITHER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, THE EAST VILLAGE IS STILL FULL OF TRASH.

1
★★★☆☆

THE SERVICE WAS FINE, THE FOOD WAS OK. THE FRONT DOORS WERE ALL LEFT OPEN DESPITE A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR AND COLD WEATHER BUT WE BRUSHED IT OFF. OUR BILL WAS $92, WHICH WAS FINE AND WE LEFT A $20 TIP FOR THE WAITRESS, WHICH WAS ABOUT A 22% TIP. ON THE WAY OUT, SHE STOPPED US AT THE DOOR TO ASK IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE SERVICE, AS SHE THOUGHT THE TIP WAS INFERIOR. MY FIREND, WHOM I WAS TAKING TO DINNER FOR HIS BIRTHDAY, WAS AFRAID I HAD MADE SOME MISTAKE, AND QUICKLY GAVE THE WAITRESS ANOTHER TEN, WHICH SHE WAS HAPPY TO TAKE, RESULTING IN A 33% TIP. EITHER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, THE EAST VILLAGE IS STILL FULL OF TRASH.

Pros: DECENT FOOD

Cons: DRAFTY, RUDE

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the flea market carry a great selection of french chesse cheese that change on daily base, a bargain, $14 and the wine list is riche, my favorite the PIC ST LOUP and RIOJA.
the staff is super friendly and all the girls are cute, it's just perfect place for spring time.
and the brunch is a killer, great waffle, egg benedicts and now got a bloody marry or mimosa for $3.50, just can't get enough of the place

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★★★★★

the flea market carry a great selection of french chesse cheese that change on daily base, a bargain, $14 and the wine list is riche, my favorite the PIC ST LOUP and RIOJA.
the staff is super friendly and all the girls are cute, it's just perfect place for spring time.
and the brunch is a killer, great waffle, egg benedicts and now got a bloody marry or mimosa for $3.50, just can't get enough of the place

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After waiting forty minutes for our brunch, learned that the waitress had -- oops! -- lost our order. She apologized profusely, and promised that our food would be out in "two seconds". Fifteen minutes later (despite her promises, she clearly had merely put our orders in the queue), it arrived.

We (naturally) asked for a discount when the bill came, and our waitress disappeared for a moment and offered us... one cocktail of our choice! We asked to speak to the manager... he came out to offer us -- oh, did our waitress say a drink? Well, maybe not a drink, but if we move to the bar (we need the table), we could have a dessert! Well, we're pretty full, we'd just like to lea-- oh, okay, thanks for coming! He disappears.

So, we won't be going back. Which is a shame, because we quite enjoyed the food.

1
★★☆☆☆

After waiting forty minutes for our brunch, learned that the waitress had -- oops! -- lost our order. She apologized profusely, and promised that our food would be out in "two seconds". Fifteen minutes later (despite her promises, she clearly had merely put our orders in the queue), it arrived.

We (naturally) asked for a discount when the bill came, and our waitress disappeared for a moment and offered us... one cocktail of our choice! We asked to speak to the manager... he came out to offer us -- oh, did our waitress say a drink? Well, maybe not a drink, but if we move to the bar (we need the table), we could have a dessert! Well, we're pretty full, we'd just like to lea-- oh, okay, thanks for coming! He disappears.

So, we won't be going back. Which is a shame, because we quite enjoyed the food.

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They have the best eggs benedict and hash browns. Although the restaurant is always crowded and you are elbow to elbow with the people next you it is definitely worth it.

2
★★★★★

They have the best eggs benedict and hash browns. Although the restaurant is always crowded and you are elbow to elbow with the people next you it is definitely worth it.

Pros: brunch, price

Cons: , always crowded

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This is a great place to eat. The food is always good, the waiters are friendly, it's affordable. But this is definitely not the place to go if you're in a rush. Everything on the menu is authentic and the standard is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for a leisurely dining experience. I also recommend their Bourgogne Passetoutgrain wine, it's wonderful...

2
★★★★☆

This is a great place to eat. The food is always good, the waiters are friendly, it's affordable. But this is definitely not the place to go if you're in a rush. Everything on the menu is authentic and the standard is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for a leisurely dining experience. I also recommend their Bourgogne Passetoutgrain wine, it's wonderful...

Pros: great food, friendly waitstaff, good music

Cons: slow service

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Flea Market is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I've been going for years. The steak is delicious, as is the pate and seafood specials. Good wine list. For a french restaurant it is pretty cheap, too. Oh, and you can smoke at your table!

2
★★★★★

Flea Market is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I've been going for years. The steak is delicious, as is the pate and seafood specials. Good wine list. For a french restaurant it is pretty cheap, too. Oh, and you can smoke at your table!

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The place is really authentic. Even most of the people sitting in the dining room seem European. The service was pretty pleasant. Laid back, but not in a negligent way. I had the steak frites, which, though good, wasn't mind-blowing. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it could improve.

1
★★★☆☆

The place is really authentic. Even most of the people sitting in the dining room seem European. The service was pretty pleasant. Laid back, but not in a negligent way. I had the steak frites, which, though good, wasn't mind-blowing. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it could improve.

Pros: Relaxed, Pleasant Service

Cons: Food OK, A little drafty

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Country French cuisine, like you'd find on a typical sidewalk cafe in a Southern French Atlantic Seaport town. Excellent Moules Frites, excellent couscous, excellent steak, and a good choice of wine and cocktails. It's a fun place to go for a casual dinner, and truly a great deal.

2
★★★★★

Country French cuisine, like you'd find on a typical sidewalk cafe in a Southern French Atlantic Seaport town. Excellent Moules Frites, excellent couscous, excellent steak, and a good choice of wine and cocktails. It's a fun place to go for a casual dinner, and truly a great deal.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Not creative, crowded, no reservations

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The Frenchie feel is both exciting and intoxicating. Good afforable food - and wonderful staff.

2
★★★★★

The Frenchie feel is both exciting and intoxicating. Good afforable food - and wonderful staff.

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I love this place.
It's so nice in the summer when they open up the doors to overlook the park. it's very social and friendly and the food is a bargain.
someone said this place must be for locals ....well maybe it is. They are always so sweet to us because we go there so much.
The decor is just aborable too! I always bring my guests to flea market when they visit the city.
OH! And the bread is so perfectly yeasty and crusty! Yum!

2
★★★★★

I love this place.
It's so nice in the summer when they open up the doors to overlook the park. it's very social and friendly and the food is a bargain.
someone said this place must be for locals ....well maybe it is. They are always so sweet to us because we go there so much.
The decor is just aborable too! I always bring my guests to flea market when they visit the city.
OH! And the bread is so perfectly yeasty and crusty! Yum!

Pros: on the park, charming decor/lights, bargain french food

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Located on Avenue A's burgeoning restaurant row, Flea Market is a friendly neighborhood bistro that serves reliable (as long as it's simple) French fare. We recommend just about anything that comes with the crisp french fries---steak…

 

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