About Us

About Us : Bistro Etc is located in beautiful downtown Port Washington, NY at 43b Main St. The restaurant is located between N. Bayles Ave. and N. Maryland Ave., only one block from the Port Washington Long Island Railroad Station making it easy access via rail, bus or car. We are minutes from the Landmark on Main Street, home of the Jeanne Risky Theater which offers Folk, Broadway/Cabaret, Roots Rock, and World Music shows throughout the season. Making it the perfect location for you Pre-Theater Dinner or Post-Theater Bite.

We are small Chef Owned upscale but casual Port Washington, NY Restaurant offering New American Cuisine. Our menus are designed with inventive interpretations and modern creations based on the very best traditions of American, Regional and International Cuisine. Please enjoy an evening with us in a contemporary atmosphere while enjoying some of the areas finest food, wines and cocktails. A perfect spot for gathering with friends or family to catch up on old times.


Chef & Owner of Bistro Etc


Chef Karen, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and the International Pastry Arts Center, founded Melanie’s A Bistro, an acclaimed Farmingdale, Long Island Restaurant in 90’s. After a very successful run she relocated her restaurant to the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 2003. Missing New York, Chef Karen  purchased the business at 43b Main St. Port Washington in 2011 and after several months of renovations, she opened the upscale Bistro Etc in Port Washington, NY

Chef Karen has a unique talent for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. She is constantly reminded of the growing change in people’s palates. Her abilities have allowed her to adapt to these changes quite easily. Her  menu is a representation of this. You will find a multicultural selection of foods authentically prepared and presented.

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