120 W. 44th Street
New York, NY
Having dinner with friends Mary Lou Santora and her brother-in-law Bud Santora, we chose Saju Bistro, which was a block away from Town Hall where they were headed for a concert. It's a great choice if you're looking for a restaurant East of Broadway but still within the theatre district. The Belasco Theatre is also nearby as is Rockefeller Center.
|Mary Lou and Bud|
The restaurant boasts that they serve "authentic French Provencal cuisine in a casual bistro setting." And it's true. Charming decor and tables not too close to each other make this restaurant very pleasurable. Add to that, the friendliest service in town and it's a keeper.
|Front seating overlooking the sidewalk - great for people watching|
|My favorite, the back area|
|Tartelette au Chevre Chaud - Warm goat cheese tart|
Bud and Mary Lou split an appetizer (there were two tarts) of warm goat cheese tartelettes with fresh herbs nestled into a pastry dough and a small greens salad. Both really enjoyed it. I ordered . . .
On to the main courses, Bud opted for their . . .
|Salade de poulet|
. . . chicken salad. The salad of mixed field greens, string beans, asparagus, apple and avocado with a lemon vinaigrette. He especially loved the salad.
Mary Lou ordered the . . .
|Fettuccine with shrimp and scallops.|
Added points for the floral arrangement in the restroom!