La Bergamote - Hell's Kitchen

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86 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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New York Area
84 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.

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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.

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New York Area
8 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 !!!

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

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

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming little neighborhood bistro, delicious entrees and desserts!

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RH
Atlantic City
9 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.

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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.

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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.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
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.

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

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

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

Great food. We were very happily surprised.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SG
New York Area
8 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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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KE
New York Area
232 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.

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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.

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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

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LD
New York Area
124 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.

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

It’s was ok! But simple and empty

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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.

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CB
San Joaquin
9 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.

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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.

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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

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DS
Western NC
1 review
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.

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

Food is amazing!

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always have a good meal when I come to La Bergamote. This time I had the ribeye and was not disappointed. Our waiter was attentive and accommodating. The wine selection is pretty good, too.

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RF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

booked La Bergamote for a quiet friends' business "catch-up" lunch. It was perfect - from the authentic ambiance of a Parisian bistro, to the beautifully made pastries in the display case as well as the special plat du jour - sea bass with fennel, avocado and citrus (light and so delicately tasteful!). I am making La Bergamote my 'go-to' place from now on.... Thank you!

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E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

yummy meal on a cold night. Nice find a tucked away street. Amazing dessert!

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MH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cute place, good For a casual breakfast.

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r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A big brunch destination but I went on a weekday evening looking for a spot where old friends could talk and linger over a meal. A perfect spot for that. Very few other customers. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared. The waiter lowered the volume on the music at our request. If I have any concern it is that they might drop the evening hours for lack of business.

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LC
Denver
83 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

La Bergamote is right downstairs from the condo we rented for 3 nights, so we thought we'd try it for dinner when we were in a hurry to make it to a show. The food was mostly so so, but the french onion soup was yummy and the desserts, really good. The interior reminded me of a fast food place-not lots of ambience. The night was very cold and we had to keep our jackets on at dinner since it was chilly in the restaurant also. All in all, the restaurant could do better-main courses and ambience.

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E
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was poor as was service.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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N
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice casual spot. Good food, nice limited menu, attentive service and reasonable prices

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FT
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Recommend the croque madame and eclairs

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PG
San Antonio
36 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place to stop for a meal and, most especially, the great desserts! The focus here is the bakery. The menu is limited but the food was very tasty. Well worth a visit.

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