Good pre-theatre option
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.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
save room for dessert
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.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Desserts are the highlight
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.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great desserts
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.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
a great find!
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.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM