Pergola

Pergola

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pergolanewyork.com/
  • Phone: (212) 679-4842
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2am
    Saturday-Sunday: 5pm-2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Nestor Moina
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: With two floors featuring a dining room and two lounge rooms, Pergola Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, rehearsal dinner, charity event or corporate dinner we can create a wonderful menu and experience your guests will never forget.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garbage located right across the street.
A word from Pergola
Pergola is a Mediterranean restaurant and lounge in the heart of New York City's Flower District. Previously a greenhouse occupied by florist Harry Vlachos since the 1950's, our intention is to stay true to the history of the space using live plant walls and fruit trees. Our lunch and dinner menu feature healthy Mediterranean dishes made from organic grilled and locally sourced ingredients.
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Pergola reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.2
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (12)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (6)romantic (5)special occasion (4)great for lunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Good food, place for great hookah , excellent service
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food, But...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Although the food was pricey, it was quite good. What dismayed me was the lack of delicacy apportioned to me and my dining companion with regard to seating. We were placed right in the middle of some company function. People were standing, walking around, leaning over tables, smoking hookahs and talking loudly all around us during our meal, making it impossible to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Double date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    They were greathe about seating us upstairs (high chairs). Hookah was problematic at first but they gave us a new bowl. Food was good and prompt but had to keep asking for water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food, drinks, service and hookah. The ambiance was good. It was a great first.time experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food great hookah
    NYCdiner
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food was great, cooked to request. Apps choices were good and pretty good drinks as well. Hookah was the best part, very well done and great flavors. Only negative, the seating was a bit uncomfortable after some time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean Vibe
    MRSLMS
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Pergola is a nice mix of Mediterranean food with vibrant music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Plus/Service Minus
    Eats2110
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was outstanding! The service on the other hand left much to be desired. My water glass was left empty for 10 minutes before a bus boy (not my server) offered to refill it. My server at no time asked if I cared for a second glass of wine. I finished the last third of my meal with nothing to drink. This was very frustrating and very disappointing because the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different, but fun.
    Ohio
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Hip joint, but be aware there is a lot of smoke from hookah. Hummus & grape wraps are good appetizers.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    peter
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Everything here is great. Food, Hookah & Drinks. Cant ask for anything more
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food--Noisy Environment
    EarthBodhisattva
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Enjoyed the food at Pergola. However the ambience is quite noisy, which made it difficult to talk to my dining companion. Also the tables are low upstairs, and this made it a bit of a challenge to eat. However, if you're into hookahs, don't mind the noise, and don't mind contorting yourself a bit, this place may be the thing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very lively place
    Charlybasset
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Booked this at the last minute for 6 people on a Friday night in early August and got a table. As you walk in you are greeted very warmly and overall service was stellar. We sat upstairs to have some dinner and there were large groups eating, drinking and smoking hookah. Music got pretty loud as our meal progressed and then everyone shouts above that, so be prepared to lose your voice. Shawarma was great. Food good, service great, but this is not a place to go for a group of friends to catch up, bc no one will hear each other unless you shout to the person sitting across from you. Music was really loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but with hookahs.
    Kngl7
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We picked restaurant based on location, online menu and pictures. We missed the part about it being a hookah lounge. The music was loud and by the time we left the smoke level was increasing. That said, the staff was attentive and the food was very good. The lamb dish I had was great and the ala carte house salad was wonderfully exotic. Because if the noise level we had to cuddle together to hear each other, but that was a good thing as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 11 reviews are from the Pergola reviews archive.
  • Good spot
    Dell
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Good spot. Not a fan of hookas when I eat. But other wise good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KatherineVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The hookah is weird and the seating is uncomfortable. Definitely a bar scene, not a restaurant scene.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great hookah, awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The right place for good hookah, food and drinks, nice music too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where is our waiter?
    MWEV
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food here is good, not great, not bad, it's good. I think the appetizers are really the standout items on the menu. If I ever came back I'd probably order a bunch of those and call it a meal. The service, however, is awful. They almost forget you are sitting in the restaurant and need serving. It wasn't even that crowded. We had to repeatedly ask for water refills. After they cleared our dinner plates, no one came over to us to offer a dessert menu or the check. After 30 minutes, we bailed on the idea of dessert and asked for the check ourselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    noisy and full of a sweet and objectionable hookah aroma. I do not think that it is promoted as a hookah lounge. If it had been I would have chosen a different restaurant
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • need to get smooth the service
    Phil50VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Went there for dinner the other night. First of all, they should make it clear that it is also a Hookah Bar. While the smell did not bother us, and the smoke was not that heavy, I think people might object. We ordered appetizers and entrees. The waiter did not write down the order (there were only three of us, two apps and three main dishes). It took 35 minutes for the food to come out. For the first 20+ minutes, other than give us water, nobody came over to say anything about delays. Finally a manager came over and asked if we ordered. We told him we had been waiting. All the food came at once. It was good, but not remarkable. They did atone by giving us desert on the house.....and then brought us the wrong check.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big disappointment
    FoodLover
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I work right around the corner from Pergola and after months of walking by this place thinking It looked so nice from the outside - I finally made it around to going for lunch with a friend. The restaurant was nearly empty - only three tables were taken and there were about 3 employees. The service was incredibly slow- it took forever for someone to come take our order, despite the fact that I had mentioned my friend had a plane to catch. There was only one person taking care of the tables while everyone else was taking care of deliveries being made - needless to say that didn't help the ambiance ! We ordered the choice of 3 mezzes and both had the goat cheese salad. Nothing was particularly good - and the bill didn't come cheap.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Roasted veggies
    Med87reunion
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Enjoyed the food immensely. Service slow. Would prefer to be seated upstairs. Bar busy and noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service despite the nice place
    FloreVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The service was awful, slow, not professional. A lot of misunderstandings and noise.. The place is However a really cute one.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Talk about bad customer service
    xyz123
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I made a reservation through OpenTable when I saw a promotion in the AM Newspaper. We arrived on time, I gave my name and the hostess seemed shocked. She checked and sure enough she found the reservation I had made for 5. After hearing her tell a waitress not to hand out cocktail menus since the bar was overwhelmed, she brought us up to the 2nd floor hookah lounge to eat. We asked to be seated at a real table. After 10-15 minutes of waiting and not even taking a drink order, they sat us in the same hookah area on the other side. What't the point of making a reservation if you aren't properly seated? We left with a bad taste in our mouth without having had a drink or bite to eat, and disappointed by the utter lack of customer service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New to the Northern parts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    New to the Northern parts of Chelsea that needs good restaurants. Really nice effort, and we enjoyed. But food was ok (not bad), and service very nice, but seemed a bit overwhelmed. Oh, and if you want a bottle of wine with dinner, there is no wine list. I think what happens is that you can get a bottle of the wine used by the glass, but only if you really ask. Great effort, but it's just not there. I wish it were. But go and see for yourself. It was fun to try (once).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic