Bijan's Bistro | River North | Bar/Lounge, Contemporary/Regional, 4 AM Bar | Restaurant

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Hours: Brunch, lunch, dinner: seven days
Open late: Saturday till 4, other nights till 3

Price: $$$

Late-night hangout with a skilled kitchen that stays open till 3 AM or later nightly.

Restaurant Details

Regulars crowd around the gleaming mahogany bar at this late-night hangout, which is amazingly unsullied by tourists. Martinis appear in a flash, as you might expect from a place where dead soldiers of Absolut line the window tops, and Bijan's keeps New York hours, serving creditable food till after midnight. Escargots, piping hot and rich with garlic butter and Pernod, came in a ceramic crock, each nestled in its own little well. I'd asked my server, tiny as a Romanian gymnast, whether the portobello mushroom soup was rich. Who was I kidding? Of course it was—and, redolent of thyme, very tasty too. Even a workaday house salad was outstanding: generously dressed with blue cheese dressing, with cucumbers crisp and sweet. Other menu options are larger salads; a ten-ounce burger with aged cheddar; a beef tenderloin sandwich with watercress, horseradish sauce, and grilled onions. Desserts, if you should be able to handle one, include warm banana bread pudding and bananas Foster.

Kate Schmidt

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Price: $$$

Payment Type: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Regulars crowd around the gleaming mahogany bar at this late-night hangout, which is amazingly unsullied by tourists. As you might expect from a place where dead soldiers of Absolut line the window tops, martinis appear in a flash, and Bijan's keeps New York hours, serving creditable food till 3:30 AM, 365 days a year. —Kate Schmidt

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