What great food!! I always have the Le Poulet Parmesan and it's always very good. My dinner companion gets the Steak Tartar and loves it. Good wine selection too. The Chef is always so friendly and the staff helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend Ponty Bistro!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely delicious food,
Absolutely delicious food, great service, and very moderate pricing.
I was so happy from my meal on Saturday, I'm still thinking about it! Oh! Also, great social media presence.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We go frequently. Uniquely
We go frequently. Uniquely delicious. Consistently good. Perfect portions and blends of ingredients make every dish special.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friendly servie and good food
Friendly servie and good food for great prices. Definitely recommend!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
the chef is awesom the food
the chef is awesom the food is delicious fresh well presented
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place. Just wish I had
Great place. Just wish I had a reason to be in the neighborhood more often. Butternut squah soup and choc mousse are divine.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here a few times and
Been here a few times and the menu has not disappointed. A fusion that provides interesting options for all comers. Looking forward to going back for the Moules Africana.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even though it was not crowded,
Even though it was not crowded, the wait staff was very tentative and did not mind when I asked questions. I was not sure about a certain martini and i had a taste of the main ingredient. The food was excellent, but I would have liked to seen Senegalese dishes. I had a steak with fries. The steak was prepared with Senegalese spices and it was quite tasty.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great local restaurant with
A great local restaurant with fresh and interesting food choices.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy, tasty and good value
Organized a brunch for 6 friends here...easy to book. Service was fast and food tasty. This place is good value for money.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
French. Senegalese. Fabulous!
This is the kind of neighborhood restaurant where you can go regularly and never be bored! From classic French favorites to "moules Africana" with African spices, everything is fresh, so flavorful and reasonably priced. The chefs...Cisse and Chekh...make you feel welcome from the minute you walk in the door and the staff is friendly and efficient. My friends and I have become regulars and it's now a neighborhood fave!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and interesting little place
A really interesting menu- French with what tasted like a Moroccan twist. Would return.
Good 2-4-1 martinis also!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The ginger martinis were especially amazing!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I picked this restaurant when I was looking for a french restaurant in that general neighborhood. i chose the restaurant because the Senegalese twist on French cooking sounded interesting. (Senegal used to be a French colony). I wasn't expecting anything great--just an interesting meal. I was extremely pleasantly surprised. The ambience of the restaurant was really great. It was charming, And they had jazz music going on. The menu was great. Most importantly, the food was absolutely excellent. I would definitely come back.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
You've got to love a restaurant whose chef always strolls around to talk to all the patrons. His food is a luscious combination of French and North and West African flavors. When you need to give your palate a much needed boost, get yourself over to Ponty.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely interesting menu selections and outstanding service
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a neighborhood joy for us. The menu, French-Senegalese, is different enough from all those around, to be delicious and fun. They also have great staples like chicken parm. Calabash (butternut squash) is a treat, veal dishes wonderful and fish is excellent. Lobster rissoto is filled with large chunks that are tender and perfect. We try to go at least once a week. Brunch, too, is terrific. They make the best French toast, pancakes and oatmeal in the City.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful dinner. Enjoyed everything including the amiable staff and all the food. Can't be beat. Will definitely be going back for me.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a charming little place
What a charming little place in the Gramercy area! The people who own this restaurant and cook for it are Senegalese and very friendly. The food is a combination of French bistro and African. I had a steak salad and my friend had their butternut squash soup, crabcakes and their chocolate fondant dessert. We were both happy with our choices. Other dishes, being served around us, looked good and worth trying in the future.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, excellent service
Food wasn't awesome, just ok. Service, on the other hand, was excellent. Very attentive and fairly quick. Best dish of the night was the fish stuffed with crab ragout. 5 seafood risotto is good if you don't mind a creamy dish. They also have a 2 for 1 martini deal. Wasn't able to try the bissap or raspberry since they ran out. Ginger, lychee, cosmo are yummy though.
Mussels are a good entree or appetizer here. Ask for bread to soak up the yummy sauce! Escargots are fair but the octopus was very good. Excellent char with a flavorful tomato? based sauce.
Desserts were passable. Profiteroles were nothing to rave about but the tarte tatin and the creme brûlée were quite good.
Overall, 4 stars and would return if I were in the area.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food. Have come here with various groups of friends and family, and the food has never failed to impress. The 2 for 1 martinis are a great deal too. The stuffed flounder is yummy; the lamb shank is delicious and their octopus salad (appetizer) is done just the right way.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic new find! Must go...
CRAZY Excellent!!! Escargot was probably the best I have every had. I have had escargot at 5 star restaurants in CT where many elite dine and these topped them all. We also shared the muscles in white wine sauce and they were perfect. Moist and clean. Then lobster ravioli for me which was totally fab as well. Linguini a la scampi for my friend was awesome too.
If you are looking for a little taste of everything good, I suggest ordering and sharing. Its that good!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going there since it opened, and this time brought friends from Wales and London. All loved the experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dishes we had were a very
The dishes we had were a very pleasant surprise and the service was excellent.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
food worth the decor
by outward appearances just a ordinary neighborhood restaurant on 3rd ave, but the food was very delicious. we had a variety of dishes, meat, fish, veggies and everything was very good. the service was attentive without being cloying. will definitely go back.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, music, ok service.
Great food! But the service was spotty. Still I would go there again. Loved the music, wish it was louder.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit and it was as excellent as the first. A small intimate restaurant however still lively and bustling without being too noisy and feeling crowded. Amazing specials, decadent cuisine infused with a french and african flare! The african mussels are to die for. We will definitely be back to Ponty Bistro - a great place to bring out of town guests as well.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food and particularly like the ginger martini
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM