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“What a great little restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ponty Bistro

Ponty Bistro
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Ranked #3,044 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
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.
Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“What a great little restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

A whole in the wall, which you can easily miss, but the food is amazing. The dishes are fairly standard "American" but with a Senagalese twist that is extremely well done. I've been there twice, most recently this week. I had the pork chop, which was very nicely prepared, and one of the best Lobster Bisque's I've ever tasted. Also, note the wine list, which isn't elaborate but certainly well priced and complimentary to the meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was my first time trying Senegalese food and I was very impressed. The main course and dessert were both delicious and the service was responsive. The chef greeted us personally, which was a nice touch. Highly recommend.

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NY,NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great food - West African, French and Mediterranean - excellent combination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love this place! Every time I go I have a fabulous meal! Truffle macaroni and cheese is a MUST!
The service is excellent and the waiters always recommend something fantastic for me to order and so far I have not been disappointed. Its a small place so make sure to make your reservations b/c it gets quite busy even during the week. To start, try the crispy tuna or the spring rolls, great appetizer. For dinner, there are so many great choices like the branzino, chicken, lamb or steak. Everything is great and prepared in so many different ways that you cant go wrong. For dessert, the crepe is a must!
The service and the wait staff is great. The chef makes an appearance nightly to greet the customers and ask about his food. Great for couples, singles, groups, etc.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Was there last night. Food, sangria, and dessert were all excellent. Lamb shank and Branzino were especially good as were the scallops. (There were 3 of us at dinner) Service was also excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great Food - Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have been to Ponty Bistro a number of times and decided to write a review to let others in on the secret. Great food and great service. We even hosted my wife's baby shower there for Saturday brunch. They were so flexible and accommodating. The food is excellent and prices are reasonable I have been there for Brunch and Dinner - both have been fantastic. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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