This restaurant has a dual function: café and restaurant. It can provide dessert and coffee or a complete dinner. It is an unpretentious, comfortable space which has a relatively small menu where the food is executed well. I have been here several times and have always had personable service in a non-pressured environment. This place is a neighborhood gem!
I wish the ambiance we're on par with the food. Straight up, well prepared bistro fare. Very large portions for very good prices. Extremely attentive team. Little things like cheap paper napkins we're a let down.
Great neighborhood place
Excellent foie gras and poultry for the price in Chelsea.
Excellent neighborhood hideaway that never disappoints. Everything yummy, attentive service, great meal.
Pretty spot across 10th avenue with friendly staff. Went for brunch and enjoyed the eggs and specialty coffees - pastries are hard to resist! Also make good sandwiches on crusty French bread for take-a-away.
We had a great time visiting with friends and throughly enjoyed the amazing food that was offered! We couldn't have picked a better restaurant for the occasion! Just wish we hadn't had to rush off and could have enjoyed the amazing desserts on display! Next time!
Very good mussels and salad with a glass of champagne. Good for quiet conversation in a small cafe'.
I truly enjoyed my dinner! They were great and my evening was cozy ❤️
Really disappointing.. the service was really friendly but the food was less than ok and the place looked not nice
This is a great, neighborhood bistro. Excellent food, not adventurous cuisine, great service, friendly, not pricey. Nice time had by all. And there's a bakery in front.
Ate lunch there and it was great. Nice, small restaurant with a great atmosphere
A true French bistro, plus superb breads (best croissants in NYC) and cakes.
Great! I really like choosing dessert by vision!
I chose this restaurant among the many listings for French restaurants in Chelsea because of its "Neighborhood Gem" branding. An apt description! And it's worth a trip to the neighborhood to eat there. The food was delicious (I had the dairy free cauliflower and leek puree soup and the cod) and the service friendly and efficient. Really a nice meal. I look forward to returning.
We enjoyed the mussels to share as an appetizer. They have a good selection of entrees and desert selections. I enjoyed the duck breat with potato purée and my friend enjoyed the special risotto with lamb.
First, the very fine service, next the completely French experience in a low key manners with delicious food and deserts to die for.
One of this joints many virtues is the server Andrew who seems to work every day and embodies the maxim, "service with a smile". He always seems genuinely happy to see regular guests and explain everything on the menu when needed...The food here is more from the school of comfort than confronting, but this makes it an well-intentioned local spot for a casual weeknight meal. Save some room for one of countless french pastries on offer. Fatten up on goodness! Peace.
We were all pleased with the food, specially the lamb in the menu, that was delicious. The apettisers were very tasty. Excellent service. Good wines as well. What we couldn't get over with, was that a French restaurant that doesn't use real napkins. For that we were kinda disappointed. I think the restaurant needs to Invest a little more on that, as it is a small restaurant, and real fabric napkins instead paper, would give even more presentation to it.
Everything is delicious, but deserts are to die for. Definitely leave room for desert!
This is a simple restaurant, attached to a bakery/patisserie. Easy French classics. Very convenient to Penn Station. Wonderful desserts.
This place is a rarity in the neighborhood...great food, good service and NOT LOUD!!!!
What a great neighborhood gem. Hopefully, it stays that way.
We always enjoy this local French restaurant. The ambiance always reminds me of Paris and their food is very good. Highly recommend the Coq au Vin and the Cassoulet. This is also a great place for brunch. The bakery and pastry section of the restaurant is perfect to take something back home when you ar done with dinner!
Post-matinee Sunday brunch - polite staff, good service, moderate prices, delicious salads and pastries - what more does a girl want on a sunny afternoon. And they are nice to 'older' women!
We had tickets to the Atlantic Theater down the block and were looking for something comfortable nearby before the show- there were 5 of us. After reading the reviews on Open Table, we decided to give it a go and we were not disappointed. The service was warm, the food authentic French dishes that were delicious, large portioned and reasonably priced. If I were walking by, I would easily overlook this as a real option for a good meal as much of the restaurant that is visible from the street looks like a French patisserie. Its the dining room to the back of the restaurant that provides the hearty meal and its well worth the stop inside. The timing was such that even though we did not have time to have dessert before the show, we were able to make it back for a return visit after the show and enjoyed French pastries and coffee to end the night. Our only criticism was that the timing of the meal was not paced for making it to the theater without worrying about the time even though we had alerted the servers to this ahead of time. It wasn't the service - its just a small kitchen producing an unhurried meal which works on most nights, it just created a bit of a rush for us. That being said, we'd happily return when there is no looming timeline as a hard stop to the meal. If we lived nearby, this would definitely be a favorite haunt.
Was pretty empty. Food and service were great.
La Bergamote has great food and hospitality. You can't go wrong 👍🏼
Bergamot was closed. We called to confirmed and no one answered. We drove there and it was dark.
I expected more as I've been ordering their pastries for years. Our waiter didn't seem to know the menu and when I asked him whether they offered bread and butter with the meal, he said you have to ask. Still no bread and butter.
wonderful to be in a restaurant where the food was great and we could hear ourselves speak!
Breakfast was very delicious with the eggs cooked to perfection while the french toast was a little dry. Coffee was dark and delicious but the waitress was slow to refill. Hot chocolate was a delight and the ambience was quite pleasant in this beautiful part of the Chelsea neighborhood.
My mussels were good, but our waiter really made you feel like you were putting him out by being there.
I randomly tried this place with a group of coworkers for a team dinner and it was an unexpected surprise of deliciousness. The portions are great and the food is really good. We would definitely return. It seems great for this kind of group/dinner as it's not too fancy or intimate.
Good, local Chelsea french bistro for pre Irish rep theater dinner; Moules frites and poulet are excellent. Sauvignon blanc by the glass goes well.
Cafe decor with excellent food, especially for the price. Attentive service; will definitely return.
This restaurant appears, at first glance, to be a bakery (which it is). But the less visible part is a small restaurant, and the food is superb, from the freshly baked bread to the lamb chops salmon, chicken, and risotta through the deliciously (fattening) desserts. Definitely a neighborhood gem.
Known more as a pastry shop, but this quaint bistro serves a few delicious lunch and dinner menus. They are all yummy and priced right.
This is probably the only place in this hood where you can actually hear your conversation...a definite plus, particularly in this age where noise seems to be the main attraction.
I feel like I'm in a small cafe in Paris when I'm here. I like it for both lunch and dinner. The food is always well prepared and delicious. The service is haphazard but the servers are pleasant and unruffled. It is a neighborhood gem.