La Bergamote - Hell's Kitchen

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In May 1998, Stephane Willemin Executive pastry chef and Romain Lamaze Managing director joined talent to bring to NYC La Bergamote Patisserie Française located in Chelsea. Romain and Stephane are proud to introduce their new Restaurant and Patisserie located in Clinton NYC (515 West 52nd St, New York). The success of La Bergamote is its consistent product quality and fresh ingredients.
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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasty food. Small restaurant. Reservations highly recommended.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

NY
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had lunch here with an old friend who had just arrived on a cruise ship. Comfortable light bistro fare. Onion soup was tasty, but the crouton was so tough and chewy that I needed to use my knife to cut it up. I surmise that they did not toast the crouton enough.

Service was attentive and competent.

BH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Atmosphere and would definitely recommend you here for breakfast, Brunch or Lunch

MS
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great, little restaurant which deserves increased patronage. Everything is well executed and the food is superb. The deserts selection is to die for, and the staff is always one step ahead of you in catering to your needs.

s
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We liked La Bergamote on previous visits, but this time their gaspacho was way too spicy and their salade nicoise wasn't as good as on previous occasions, with the tuna not really medium rate. The restaurant is an informal, cute space but charging $25 for corkage in a place like this, with a so-so wine list, grates on me. We probably won't go back, except perhaps for a dessert, since their desserts are the stars at this restaurant.

g
New York Area
379 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

With MCC and A.R.T. theaters now back to back, a bunch of these little wine bar/bistros have sprung up on the far west side of Hells Kitchen. La Bergamote is a nice enough entry with wide windows and three little rooms. The kitchen is tiny and food is slow to come out, which is tough if you're trying to catch a show. We therefore decided to go with pate, cheese and salad, all of which were tasty and made a perfectly fine early dinner on a warm night with a glass of chilled wine.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our office just moved to Eleventh ave. And we were happy to discover this hidden gem.

JP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Very slow and inattentive service. Not enough staff for Friday the food was very good, takeout snacks and bread were very good
Only 2 girls for the small space and outside. Took too long to refill water and coffee, but the quality would bring us back but only if in the neighborhood

PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was not much of a French restaurant other than the cheese plate and the pate, everything else on the limited menu was mostly a mix of American and Italian cuisine. It was good but not what we expected from a French restaurant.

g
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great location and service. didn't like the steak sandwich as it had a big piece of gristle. the other food was fantastic though.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, quiet mid morning breakfast. This European spot delivered well prepared food, very courteously and promptly. Coffee came with complimentary hot foamed milk. Brioche accompanied our eggs. Quiet and classy.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Inconsistent service. French onion soup was served cold. The other one was served hot. They replaced it however. And they flickered the lights on/off for us to leave. We had to sit and wait longer for the food. The restaurant was empty and I feel that they shouldn’t have to rush us out. However, the food was tasty and delicious !!!

RL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place, servers friendly and accommodating, food delicious.

LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming little neighborhood bistro, delicious entrees and desserts!

RH
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Our French onion soup and coq au vin were delicious, but we didn’t know we would be eating in a small bakery full of families with small children. We could have used a good cocktail, but, alas, they do not have a full bar so we settled for a bottle of wine that complemented the food well. We took a blind shot, and if we lived in the neighborhood it would probably be a good breakfast/lunch spot, but I don’t recommend it for dinner.

SM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

An embarrassing and disappointing evening. Nearly $500 for a party of five. Nothing on the menu stood out. How hard is it to cook green beans? Why would anybody boil an octopus, leaving it slimy and rubbery, rather than grill or broil it? The Coq au Vin was a sort of shepherd's pie casserole over mashed potatoes. When your menu only has six items, there's really no excuse for doing them all poorly.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An undiscovered gem. I don’t want it to get too discovered because I want to be able to go there all the time and not experience crowds. It was quiet. Service was wonderful and friendly. We had a baby with us and it was wonderfully child friendly. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared, not the least bit overcooked. We had a great dinner snd evening there.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the desserts were fantastic. It is a very small restaurant, but was quiet and very comfortable The service was excellent. For the very reasonable price, the restaurant is a great choice.

FR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

delicious. onion soup was wonderful and the baby lettuce with figs amazing.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. We were very happily surprised.

CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I met a friend for lunch before heading over to the Armory Show. Our server was very kind and accommodating, however, our soup and meals were quite bland and the chocolate pastry for dessert was stale.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Onion soup excellent. Desserts fabulous. Everything else eh. Menu had fewer items than on line.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent especially desserts. The service is attentive and quick. Some of the furnishings need to be updated for the price. A great place to spend time with a good friend.

SG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Overall I enjoyed it- the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I rated the noise level as high because of the sound track that was playing in the background and honestly was unnecessary and annoying.

JT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Good wine.Great service highly recommend for checking out

NY
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely spot for dinner chosen for its proximity to the Irish Arts Center.

MS
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Great French onion soup. Outstanding dessert choices.

KE
New York Area
240 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A French bistro/bakery with very good food and pastries. The dining room is simple and casual. The service was good. Everyone was very friendly.

g
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have always liked this place for breakfast and for their outstanding pastries but had never been there for dinner. The menus had sandwiches and salads as well as full entrees. It was quiet, delicious and I highly recommend if you actually want to hear your conversation. The night we went there were not many patrons. I think this was because it is far west and it was a theatre night. Better for us but I hope others try La Bergamote for dinner. I will return.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really quality food and very quiet. The restaurant is also a patisserie

LD
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friends and I thought our meals were delicious and the service was attentive. We enjoyed the background music and the small candles on the table. We would go back in the future if in this neighborhood.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s was ok! But simple and empty

JC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very cute and the food is wonderful..responsive service. A few delightful tables by the window with privacy.

CB
San Joaquin
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally got in to Bergamote on my third try. Glad I did. Great service and food. Restaurant was quiet and our server professional.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We dined at 6 pm. Service was good, but restaurant was also practically empty. Noticed most people came in to pick up take out. Had the special soup, kale and barley, very bland. Charcuterie plate was good but nothing special. Overall, ok dining but over priced for “ok”. Server was friendly.

L
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Meal was fine, but pricey for what it was. Disappointing to have Italian bread in a French restaurant

DS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our meal was absolutely delicious and the service was very gracious. The atmosphere was a little cold, but everything else was great. Our server even brought us a small piece of salmon for our daughter because we wanted her to have some extra protein. This special request was met with kindness, and we received the salmon quickly (which happened to be cooked perfectly). I love when restaurants go out of their way to be extra helpful. Thank you for a very nice dining experience.

n
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is amazing!

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