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“Exotic tastes, cozy ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ponty Bistro

Ponty Bistro
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Ranked #3,160 of 13,554 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Oak Hill, Virginia, United States
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Exotic tastes, cozy ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Our friends discovered this Bistro and were excited to introduce us to it. It was a true discovery for us and it'll be on our must-do list on our NYC trips. It's a small place, and seemed to be filled with neighborhood regulars. The staff are extremely cordial and helpful. The menu is fab, with a unique mixture of african, mediterranean, and french flavors and choices.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Dennis C
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Elhadji C, Manager at Ponty Bistro, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for stopping at the restaurant we glad you enjoy your dinner
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend and I chose this place for restaurant week. Not a great location, and decent food. Wouldn't go back.

Visited December 2012
Thank sandrasreitman
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Charming surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Calabash soup, poulet tagine, niokolokoba with a side of plantains. The mains were enough for 3 adults to split. Amazing flavor all around. Plantains were an excellent counterpart to the spice of the tagine. Calabash ( butternut squash) soup for starter was delicious.
Staff were pleasant and accommodating--quickly adjusting tables to fit our infant stroller. Atmosphere is intimate yet relaxed. Would definitely dine here again!

Visited November 2013
Thank cob2
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428 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“My main course 'made' the evening. The rest was just average.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Both my wife and I really enjoyed our entrees. I had the Senegalese chicken which was marvelous. Other than that; the service; ambiance; appetizers were pretty average. Some further thought into these things could make this a spectacular restaurant. Is there not a west African beer available in NYC?

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank burnsinny
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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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1 Thank JohnK1954
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