Pergola

4.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
391 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean
Pergola is a Mediterranean restaurant and lounge in the heart of New York City's Flower District. Previously a greenhouse occupied since the 1950's, our intention is to stay true to the history of the space using live plant walls and fruit trees. Our lunch and dinner menu feature healthy Mediterranean dishes made from organic grilled and locally sourced ingredients.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Happier Hour

Enjoy $7-10 Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 25, 2018

Ends: September 26, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

What 391 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
NN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super Good vibe. The service was amazing. Definitely great for dates.

AY
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of only a couple of worth hookah bars in the NYC. Great food, music, ambiance, service and use coconut charcoal for the hookahs (for the afficionados).

a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but the drinks were a bit pricey and the service left a bit to be desired.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good times!

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Actually it was fashion week in NY so there was a private function on the upper level that made the experience a little too noisy for a business meeting. Food was excellent and the service was good but a little strained due to the crowd.

I would go again.

g
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I love going to Pergola. The ambiance is fantastic and the food is great. I always always get the red sangria - its one of the best in New York! The service is always pretty slow but not horrible. Would definitely recommend!

RN
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Subpar customer service, did not tend to our needs. Hookah smoke right over our food, everything tasted so back. No sense of organization and separation amongst customers who want to eat and those who want to smoke. Waiters seemed like they did not want us there. 0 starts if there could be.

KL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The wait staff was not very knowledgeable about the drink menu (ingredients) or the happy hour specials. The drinks were really not very tasty. The food was decent. The lamb appetizer was by far the best. The service was not great unfortunately. I was really disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! The food and vibe was so good! Loved the music!

n
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

There was an automatic 20% gratuity added to our bill, the service wad very slow and even though I had mentioned its my birthday celebration, there was not even a birthday note on the table. Food and hookah were average.
I do not get the point of being forced to pay 20% gratuity if I did not like anything.

ZM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite hookah spot! And always amazing food! Love it here.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was horrible! The server was so distracted with the others employees

NG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a hookah bar which happens to serve food. Wouldn't recommend for a meal unless you want your chicken covered in smoke.

PN
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Great food, and friendly staff. The only down side is the hooks. They have then going everywhere, and it's hard to breath (I was suffering from an upper respiratory infection). Wish there was a smoke free area.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here because of the hype and it totally met and exceeded my expectations. Food was awesome, service was great, and the environment was cool. I will totally revisit.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

It was my second time in Pergola, first time sitting upstairs. Not a good experience, not at all. The table we got was right at the exit by the stairs and while it would of been fine for 2 people it did not work for 4. We had advanced reservations and they should of never sat us there. Every time someone was walking by they would bump in to us. Hot coals were carried inches away from our backs. The waitress couldn’t be bothered, haven’t checked on us at all and we constantly had to ask for someone to refill our water glasses. Food was great and the music was awesome but the overall experience was ruined by non existent service and horrible seating.

DR
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The description fails to mention that this is a hookah lounge - I left with a splitting headache from the smoke. The food was delicious and generous, but I would never have eaten here if I had known.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Even though we had a confirmed reservation (and they had empty tables on the main floor), the only table they were willing to give us was a super cramped one on the upper level. Two of us were barely able to fit, not sure why they would expect 4 of us to be comfortable.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pleasant but loud with the windows open. Great vegetarian options

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me encanta ir allí... siempre tengo un buen tiempo 🥳

Report
OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food and venue, however all the waitresses were chitchatting at the entry way completely ignoring their tables. Had to continuously flag down waiters for service.
After receiving bill, we noticed 20% gratuity was already included so this explained why our server didn’t even try to be attentive.

Because of the food and ambiance, will definitely give this venue one more shot for hopes of better service.

y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to have my birthday dinner here! Came here with my fiance for our one year engagement and everything was wonderful. The hostess was awesome, the hookah was great as usual. It wasn't too crowded which was a plus. The FOOD was perfect as always!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere great food

SL
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The hookah and food were great. More of a lounge vibe but one of my go-to’s for a cool nyc vibe and good food. Service is a little more relaxed. Good happy hour

KC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Pergola having been several times but this particular visit was tarnished by a not so nice hostess. While I didn’t initially have a reservation I made one for 10 minutes past my arrival time(party of 2) and was still told I’d have to wait at minimum 30 minutes past my reservation time, shifted to the bar the hostess never came to seat me and my guest ;we had to ask yet another hostess to seat us and there were several two tops available ; once seated service was good just slow; food, hookah and drinks great as usual ; again this wasn’t my first time visiting without reservation but yet my first time being off putted. Outside of this encounter I’d definitely return again and recommend others just with a reservation.

ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food drinks and hookah were very good, but the service sucked. I understand it was 4p and they had just opened but with more reason they should had better service there wasn't too many people in the restaurant. I wanted to order more but the server never came to us so we finished our drinks and asked for the bill.

DB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I work near this restaurant and when I need a good healthy and tasty lunch that's bit more special, this is one of my go to places.

S
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Why did i pay $75 a person to smoke mediocre hookah, have one mojito and eat dry chicken? not to mention went to the bathroom and got stuck in there because their locks dont work properly so i had to wait for someone to hear me to unlock the bathroom from the outside? how about an out of order sticker since your lock doesnt work. save your money and go somewhere else.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Average at best, essentially a hookah lounge with a food menu.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great, however; did not know that it was a hookah bar.

RA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

this is not the first time that we get double charged for Hookahs! last time I was with a friend and he got charged for 2 hookahs while we ordered only one and he didn't pay attention to that until he left the place.

ET
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Really small menu... bad service and the smell of the narguiles doesn’t let the food be a protagonist

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I came to Pergola as i usually like the hukkah here and got some overseas guests with me. Inspite of a reservation, i was not treated well at the reception. This is the first time it happened in all my visits to any restaurant i have been all over the world. And especially at pergola that i like coming too, having even visited the place for my birthday celebrations

I was told to adjust in a seat for 2 when we were 3 people inspite of a lot of empty tables. Also i was told to clear the table by 10.30pm when i came at 9.45pm. When i left, more than 50% of the tables were empty.

It was a thunderstorm that night and i stayed there only because i did not want to subject my guests to finding an alternative in such bad weather.

The person who served us our food and hookah was kind and amazing as usual. The food was great And so were the hookahs but we left it midway because of the dim lit table and time limit we were given by the receptionist inspite of other options being available. I just felt really unwelcome and judged by the lady which felt really uncalled for especially for an establishment in new york which is a city for diversity and acceptance.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were expecting a casual Mediterranean meal, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. It is noisy in there, but it is an energetic place, the drinks are great, and the hookah is really nice too. Would definitely go back!

BC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from out of town and chose this place based upon reviews. You must visit if you like a social atmosphere where everyone just wants to have a good night, over good drinks, hookah, and awesome food.

DC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Attitude from the service staff, the place stinks of hookah smoke. I’m sure this fine in small amounts but i was struggling to breathe in properly. We ended up walking out after the wait staff took ten minutes to even come and say hello. Would not go back.

GA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was awesome! The food was great and ambiance. Music was nice too a bit kid but, it’s okay. The only thing was there was big line to the restroom.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great time! My new spot! I recommend anyone that’s looking for s chill spot to check it out.

KH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I really wish the open table description included that this was a hookah bar. I heard the food was great, which it was. But I took my mother there and she hates smoke - it was difficult for her to breath. The hostess was very nice. Our waitress, though, had a terrible attitude. We only stayed for appetizers because of the smoke and service - but the things we ordered were cooked very well and the flavors were fantastic.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Absolute worst customer service ever which takes away from the great food and vibe

1
2
3
10