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218 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2519 (Gramercy Park)
+1 212-777-1616
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Ranked #380 of 11,690 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: African, French, Mediterranean, Moroccan
Flatiron District
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 18th and 19th Street
Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R, W, Q and L train to Union Square / 14th Street Station will leave you just a few blocks from the restaurant. You could also take the #6 to 23rd Street. The M101 and M102 stops within a block of our restaurant on Third Avenue going uptown or downtown.
Description: Ponty Bistro is a West African, French and Mediterranean restaurant in Gramercy Park that offers a worldly experience in a laid back atmosphere. The chefs take great pride in guaranteeing the freshest ingredients for every dish. Their menu offers a unique combination of Senegalese and West African cooking traditions, with the added benefit of contemporary culinary practices. The result is incredible dishes which reflect the chefs' culinary traditions - with a modern twist. The restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, is the best choice for affordable gourmet meals in Manhattan. The bistro also offers catering services, special events, and daily delivery from 9 a.M. To 11:30 p.M. The cozy, festive space in the heart of Manhattan is perfect for every occasion. Catering from Ponty Bistro will turn every off-site function into a culinary event to remember. The unbelievable medley of French, Mediterranean, Senegalese, and West African cuisine is unmatched in sophistication and flavor.
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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266 reviews 266 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had 3 beautiful meals here, all presented and served superbly. The service was fast and friendly and nice ambience. The Filet Mignon was perfect and tender. Prices were reasonable. 5 stars +

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've been in the restaurant in Harlem, at 2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, and I had a very good vegetarian tagine served with nice courtesy and good live music. Looking forward to come back to this place

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had missed lunch and decided to try the French/African restaurant based on a recommendation from a store owner in the area. They have an early special (before 6:30) and it is cash only. Dinner consisted of three courses. For starters,my wife had an excellent squash soup and I had a great goat cheese and beet salad. Nice bread accompanied.... More

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Perth WA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

New sister restaurant in Harlem just opened. Very popular for drinks among the young. Food has African/French theme. Seating inside or out, which suited us as the music and noise inside was for the young. We loved our meals of steak, fish , prawn pasta . Highly recommend

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Torrington, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I loved this restaurant. It has a great unique menu and reasonable prices. The food was excellent! I appreciated that the waiter understood my food allergy and was quick to offer suggestions / alternatives. My husband had lobster ravioli that he raved about, while I had the roasted chicken au jus which was fantastic! The environment and... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ponty Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in New York City. The staff is super friendly and the food is always delicious. The mussels are to die for. I have yet to find better mussels anywhere. The steak is always cooked perfectly and the mac and cheese is good too. There drink specials are also a plus. Good for... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Randomly walked in. Very pleasantly surprised. During brunch I got my whole meal, tea, and a martini for a little more than the price I payed for a cosmopolitan somewhere else the night before. Good food, good prices, hot foreign waiter with a hot foreign accent. What more could I ask for?

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had done a search on yelp to find an accessible restaurant for our disabled family member. Even though there was a big step at the front door, the manager said they would help him in. Given that many restaurants in New York are accessible or provide portable ramps, I assumed they would as well. We weren't too pleased when... More

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Brooklyn, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

What a wonderful find! My wife and I stopped in last night in time for the early bird (pre-6:30) 3 course dinner for $25, and 2-for-1 martinis for $12. Our waiter was more than accommodating, even allowing us to make a few substitutions due to my wife's dietary restrictions. The drinks were delicious (I loved my ginger martinis), and the... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Upon visiting NYC, the restaurant options are innumerable! We were thrilled to find this quaint restaurant which served unique menu items that delicious as they were distinctive for just the right price. Limited interior yet spacious enough to feel comfortable. Loved the butternut squash soup. Do recommend!

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Additional Information about Ponty Bistro

Address: 218 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2519
Phone Number: +1 212-777-1616
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: African, French, Mediterranean, Moroccan

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