La Bergamote - Hell's Kitchen
La Bergamote - Hell's Kitchen

La Bergamote - Hell's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (212) 586-2429
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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La Bergamote - Hell's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Smart bistro in quiet neighborhood. Extensive selection of pastry and fine chocolate creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert, Not Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I went for dinner on a Saturday night at 8pm and there was only two other diners eating dinner. After we paid the check, they closed even though I think they were technically open for longer. I think this place is more for pastries rather than dinner. It was also sad sitting outside across the street from Ardesia which had a much more vibrant scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No respect with customers
    quietlunchVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I arrived at reservation time and the place was almost closed with all outdoor furniture inside and staff doing paperwork on the counter. Nobody came to check on us even to apologize. We left and got a walk in on a restaurant near by.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A truly lovely bistro
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    If you've ever been to a European bistro you'll feel at home in this lovely little place. Perfect fir or theatre dinner. Really good food. Well prepared and nice presentation. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the La Bergamote - Hell's Kitchen reviews archive.
  • More than pastries and coffee!
    Gumbo
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had dinner ( the chicken) and it was delicious. Beautifully prepared! One could get sandwiches and quiche etc as well so the menu serves all appetites. And just steps away from the wonderful Ensemble Studio Theatre, it is the perfect restaurant for pre or post show dinner ( or wine or coffee or....)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eyedocVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very casual, probably more suited for breakfast or lunch than dinner, reasonably priced--but not really "French"
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Pre-Theater Option
    Aarchman10001
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I was looking for a quiet place for a pre-theater meal with a friend--we wanted something quiet, close to the theater district with good food. We found it at La Bergamote--a serene alternative to the hectic pre-theater scene on 8th and 9th Aves. The service was prompt and friendly and the food excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This restaurant was small and intimate, and it had excellent food. They take reservations, although are not always needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find Near Theater
    Lynette
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My husband and I tried this little gem of a traditional French bistro prior to going to the theater on a Friday night and it was just perfect. The wine list is edited but excellent. The food offerings are traditional bistro but everything we had was outstanding. And best of all, it was a nice quiet pre-theater meal vs. the many busy, bustling and poor quality restaurants that are in the heart of the theater district. They got us in and out in an hour so made it to our show on time, and we had a wonderful, peaceful Friday night dinner too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Let Appearances Fool You
    BillVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    When we arrived at the restaurant and saw display cases of food, I thought we had picked a food shop rather than a restaurant. But we were seated at a table off to the side and proceeded to enjoy a delicious meal. We started with appetizer of assorted fruits and cheeses. The steamed mussels were excellent and the dessert of a cherry chocolate confection was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great find!
    Maddy
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Although further west than we usually endeavor, this was a real find. The food was delicious,and delightfully presented. The Prix fixe was fabulous...including a crock of onion soup ( the real kind!), main course, and FANTASTIC French pasteries for dessert....with coffee/tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    NYLADY156VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    This quiet little restaurant is lovely. The food was great and the choice wine list is excellent. It's not fancy or elegent but a lovely bistro type atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap and Casual French Food
    JJVVVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Le Bergamote primarily seems to be a French bakery however, they have limited seating and a larger menu full of entrees and specials you wouldn't have expected when you first walked in. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very casual. This is a great place to go if you're craving french food but would rather not pay the high price tag most french restaurants carry.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd
    boneVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Odd spot this one, but figured that I would give it a try for dinner. The food was fine. The wine was fine. The ambience was terrible. It feels more like a cafe than a restaurant. The food says restaurant, but the seating area says 'cafe'. Hearing the (very loud) kitchen fans from the dining area is also a big turn-off. I would only visit again for lunch to pick something up, not to visit for dinner. No music at all during dinner means that we just had an empty dining area, the noise of fans and a wait staff that watched as we ate. A red flag that the staff were cleaning up and ready to go home with an empty dining area at 9pm. We thought they might be closing as we arrived. Suggestion would be to change *something* for dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great desserts
    Sophia
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Went here Labor Day Weekend - very small restaurant with large pastry counter in front. Skate fish dinner entree was delicious but no one else was in the entire restaurant. Very quiet so no problem talking with friends at the table. Maria
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desserts are the highlight
    Rambler
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Four of us ate here for dinner in late August. The outdoor cafe was very pleasant. Good food, good service, surprisingly quiet. The dinner menu is somewhat limited but everything was very good, and reasonably priced by NYC standards. The desserts were the highlight. Don't miss the pastries.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • save room for dessert
    newyorkerVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    a lovely little bistro wy on the west side. nice wines by the glass selection. small but interesting menu - everything well prepared. onion soup, country pate and crepes were standouts. great cup of coffee. the real star here are the desserts - frech pastries that are gorgeous and delicious. not destination dining - but worth it if you are in the neighborhood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre-theatre option
    gargantua2VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    La Bergamote is a smallish bistro/bakery with a prix fixe menu (we both had the pate [generous helping with lots of great cornichons], my wife had a a poulet farci [w cheese and spinach in a mushroom sauce] and I had the penne with chicken and basil cream sauce [great flavor, perfect consistency - neither sauce was at all gloppy or gelatinous[, and two outstanding desserts, including a superb German Forest Cake torte [the place is a bakery as well]). A nice wine selection as well (by the glass). Prices reasonable for quality and location ($32 for appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee). Service was friendly and competent. The room itself is a bit sterile, so not for a romantic evening. But great for pre-theatre. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is really more of a pattiserie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    This is really more of a pattiserie than a restaurant..although the food is very good...The atmosphere screams café and the tables are café style
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner mediocre
    grownupVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The food was mediocre and not on a par with the great pastries and desserts you can find here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet