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Ponty Bistro - CLOSED

218 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2519
+1 212-777-1616
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“mussels” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, African, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
218 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2519
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1 - 10 of 101 reviews

Reviewed October 2, 2017

The food was wonderful..sat outdoors .was an amazing vibe. Had fish and chips which was very good, but will definitely be back to try other dishes,

Thank Reesecup56
Reviewed June 5, 2017

We had reservations and when we arrived, the waiter told us that the cook was runnign late and we had to wait for at least half an hour before ordering. We sat down anyway and ordered drinks already. After the cooked arrived finally, he prepared...More

Thank btandwn
Reviewed June 4, 2017

I love the Ponty Bistro menu but the food can be uneven. I had the mussels, which were great, but my friend ordered a salad with so much wilted lettuce it had to be sent back.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed May 2, 2017

OK, we call at 10:30 pm, having left the NYCB and Lincoln Center and asked if the kitchen could stay open. The answer is yes. We walk in, the only ones at table, but the service is wonderful and never rushed. The food superb (a...More

Thank Flavourguy
Reviewed February 17, 2017

This order came to $41 plus change without tip: It was an overpriced cheap ripofff that was very poorly executed and frankly extremely disappointing. Here's why: I ordered 2 Entree Salads: Grilled Chicken Paillard for $18 and Asian Steak for $20.00. The majority of the...More

Thank michellelassoff
Reviewed February 16, 2017

You are welcomed with warm hospitality and great service at Ponty Bistro. To experience the sophisticated flavors and cooking traditions of West Africa combined with French and Mediterranean accents was a treat. Try the Moules Africana (mussels with African spice sauce) and Fish Fataya (Sengalese...More

Thank Adventure Diva
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Unique combination - African and French. Comfortable space, but very empty at lunch. Service was just okay. Only three tables filled and the waiter spent most of his time folding napkins in the rear of the restaurant, not monitoring tables. Food took a very long...More

Thank James S
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The food at this restaurant is influenced by Mediterranean and North African spices. I've enjoyed the Chicken Tagine and other dishes. The service is good, the prices reasonable and the ambiance is cozy.

Thank NYCsenior
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and service! The waitstaff was so friendly and the food was really incredible. We went with 8 people for a birthday dinner. They were very accommodating to our large party and got us an amazing birthday cake. We came with a groupon deal...More

Thank Ray N
Reviewed November 27, 2016

A delightful place -- comfortable quiet seating, good service, and most interesting cuisine. I believe it's based on French Senegalese cooking. My fish with a spicy sauce, my sister's muscles with a different spicy sauce, and a less spicy squash soup were all great. We'll...More

Thank ArthurFink
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2519
    (Between 18th and 19th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-1616
  • E-mail
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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