La Bergamote

4.3
75 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
In May 1998, Stephane Willemen Executive pastry chef and Romain Lamaze Managing director joined talent to bring to NYC La Bergamote Patisserie Française located in Chelsea. The success of La Bergamote is it's consistent product quality and fresh ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 8:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 627-9010
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Casual Dress
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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We've enjoyed this bistro for brunch and a light pre theater dinner. We'll be back again.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I love it here and eat here often for breakfast and lunch. I took an out of town friend for dinner and we ordered steaks. The service was appalling. They kept dropping glasses in the back and it took over ten minutes to get water and another ten to order. We ordered two soups and two strip steaks. Soup was okay (a lot of sugar in it) but the steaks were like shoe leather. Even with a steak knife, they were almost impossible to cut. Really one of the toughest steaks I’ve had in a long time. The sauce au poivre was also over salted. All that I could taste was salt. I’m not one to overly complain, but this was really an awful experience. We ended up leaving without eating the rest of the main course. The waitstaff was also really inattentive and unhelpful in general. Bad attitude, slow service, and poor quality food left me with a really bad impression. I’ll stick to ordering the sandwiches and omelettes in the day time, and that’s what they should stick too also.

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TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious.
Our waiter was not engaged in our experience. It took a long time to get any food- with no interaction from server. She was an order taker. When we got the food it was delicious. We had our son with us, we ordered sides for him from the regular menu. When we left we found a child’s menu near the register. I wonder why we weren’t told about this.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A group of friends meeting for a delicious meal, nice wine and wonderful dessert. The servers were delightful. What a wonderful evening and a great find.

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

The food was good. The portion size of the steak au poivre was smaller than I’d expected. The service could have been better. It seemed like fundamental things were variables — we didn’t really get menus when we were seated, but took some from an adjacent table and had to ask for each of us to have a menu, similarly with place settings. They were out of some wines. The food took longer than expected, circa 45 minutes, to arrive.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. Very cozy with delicious food and incredible bread and pastries.

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c
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

nice restaurant. food okay service good
will b back

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p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is Consistently good and the service was excellent!!!

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MT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was a bit abrupt. Someone was asking us if we were ready to order literally as soon as we sat down. Food was good, ambiance was not exceptional but if you like French food without pretentiousness you will be pleased.

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g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tasty food, pleasant ambiance, quiet environment and fantastic desserts! Desserts rock!

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T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places in Chelsea. It feels like Paris. And the food is delicious.

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RW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic!

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NF
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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PT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent foie gras and poultry for the price in Chelsea.

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BK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite pre-theater (Atlantic Theater) spot. An authentic French bistro.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent neighborhood hideaway that never disappoints. Everything yummy, attentive service, great meal.

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OT
Toronto
134 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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K
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good mussels and salad with a glass of champagne. Good for quiet conversation in a small cafe'.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoyed my dinner! They were great and my evening was cozy ❤️

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Really disappointing.. the service was really friendly but the food was less than ok and the place looked not nice

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate lunch there and it was great. Nice, small restaurant with a great atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true French bistro, plus superb breads (best croissants in NYC) and cakes.

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R
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! I really like choosing dessert by vision!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Inattentive service

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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JL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the very fine service, next the completely French experience in a low key manners with delicious food and deserts to die for.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

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.

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Q
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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FW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Everything is delicious, but deserts are to die for. Definitely leave room for desert!

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o
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a simple restaurant, attached to a bakery/patisserie. Easy French classics. Very convenient to Penn Station. Wonderful desserts.

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E
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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C
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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NY
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was pretty empty. Food and service were great.

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