Pergola

4.6
531 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 531 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AbdullahA
Dubai
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Too crowded and the hookah smell is very strong

AB
ArmandB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Nicole
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Ladies you have to wear heels if it’s after 7pm

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Ohwawa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd time at Pergola and I’m hooked! From the customer service to the food and drinks. Everything is spectacular! No wonder why it’s always booked up!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast, was on a first date and the ambiance in the place was amazing. The host was very accommodating when I asked to switch seats like three times. Heard about this place from my twin!!!

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Gazi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed being here. So happy to see the owners and staff again. Lots of new faces too. The ambiance is always awesome there. They literally picked up where they left off. Looking forward to my next outing there!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food great vibe

JE
vipJennaE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive had dinner here often before covid & it was my 1st time back after reopening. Without a doubt, Pergola is an outstanding place for food, hookah & drinks. It has an amazing vibe to it & never disappoints. On this visit I had the lemon chicken, which was delicious! My friend has the salmon which was also superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We have a reservation at 10pm. We booked 2 weeks in advance. They gave us the table 40 mins late. Bad management. Terrible customer service. Great food and music. It was raining they didn’t let us to get inside and by the time we got in we are all wet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This was a hookah bar and that was not clear based on the open table information.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

We arrived early and they were willing to accommodate us then which was nice. They had no tap water available and bottled water was $10 per bottle. It’s NY State law that water has to be provided when there is alcohol on the table, and all of us consistently had cocktails. When my friend asked to speak with a manager about getting some tap water, no one ever came. The server never checked in after our appetizers came. We wanted to order more and finally had to ask the guy changing our hookah coals to send our server over. My friend had to go to the bar multiple times to get us more drinks and pay separately because our server never checked in. Food was good. Hookah was good. Service was horrible. Price was outrageous. Nearly $400 for 3 people (plus all the drinks we had to get separately at the bar).

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Bbeans
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

food wasn’t good , servers helpful tho , the hookah is good

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FrankW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as well as the ambiance! Music was very diverse and kept me dancing in my seat. I would definitely recommend Pergola to friends and family. Lamb chops are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here every time I go to New York! It’s a must

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The bouncer was rude for no reason. Had people waiting when it wasn’t busy and people had reservations. No menu was given when we sat down. I had to ask for it. Food was great as always but service wasn’t their best.

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NellR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food was great but I didn’t see anywhere on the website that this is a hookah bar! So the whole time we were eating big plumes of smoke were wafting into our faces!

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was all around amazing . Always made sure my glass was full and great ambiance .👍🏽🥰

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This was my second time coming. We made our reservation a week in advance and still had to wait. Not too big of a deal but the guys up front were rude for no reason. Very unwelcoming at first but was better once we got our table. Overall it was fun and I know now what to expect which the standards have lowered

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just stopped by for the lamb burger. The burger was good and the atmosphere was chilled - I did not feel alone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! The ambiance is Elite and I adore the lamb chops

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Syedm
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Be aware of 2 hours stay limitl.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my usual after work place to go pre-Covid days. It’s been a over a year since I visited and I must say, not only did I miss this place but seeing familiar faces and the ambiance overall was amazing. Amazing food, drinks and hookah. A def place to visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food, service, and atmosphere my husband says we definitely have to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double-date night. We wanted to move our table when we got there to a more secluded area and they accommodated us with no issue. They tell you in the beginning that reservations are strictly a two hour window. They took our drink and hookah orders asap and they came exceptionally fast. The hookah guy uses brand new hoses right out of the plastic which is oddly satisfying given the conditions. Smoothest hookah ever, the best i’ve had. The guys got wings and almost got a second order because they were so good. Girls got crab cakes, really good. Lamb chops, chicken chops and salmon with sweet potato mash, all amazing entrees. No complaints. Service was very attentive. They even changed our coal throughout the sitting so there was no need to get an entire hookah refill. The only thing is, you really do have to leave when your 2 hours is up and we were having a great time. We could’ve spent so much more money there for the night but unfortunately we weren’t even allowed to take our talents to the bar. But overall, I’d come back every weekend if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Timed dinning. Pricey but nice

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE DRINKS 10/10
Hookah 10/10
Food 10/10

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HalehB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pergola is one of favorite restaurants in the city. Great food, ambiance and vibes!! Our waiter was very attentive and made a special drink for my husband that he loved!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere is great food was delicious

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IrishD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My experience this time was a bit off.
I ordered watermelon and mint only and we were charge pineapple head hookah which we didn’t order.
Other places don’t charge for hose but they do.
I didn’t ask for margarita but there might be some misunderstanding.
Linguine sea food pasta was extremely salty couldn’t finish it.

Other foods was great!!! Our server Laura was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic experience. I tried a good portion of the menu. Everything was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

worst place,

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hookah,amazing food and drinks excellent service, love it !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the place but they’re too strict at the door and never help you when you want to change tables

EB
EmilyB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pergola is a vibe! Great place to come and hang out with friends.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks , food and hookah was amazing. The sit time max is 2 hours. I asked the hostess if i can sit at the bar after she insisted i can. As soon as i got to the bar , placed my drink down the the bartender went off... ohhh you guys can't sit here blah blah...this is not okay blah... not sure what she was fussing about because she has her mask on barely hearing what she was so upset about... She stormed from behind the bar and went to the manger insisting me and my date leave the bar. She confronted me letting me know we can't sit here after dinning. I told her that's all she had to say she didn't have to be nasty... " she replied "oh I'm sorry it must be my Russian accent" 🙄... other then that encounter everything was okay.

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viplisai
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!
Just wished I could of stayed longer

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Aoquendo80
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

It was really nice, the food was good but it was 90 degrees outside and 100 inside the restaurant, I was sweating, wanted to leave even though the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was very good but the service isn’t great and they add an 18% service tip automatically.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was disappointed by the delay in receiving my meal. I saw others who arrived after me receive their large entree as my friend & I waited patiently for our appetizers

FAQs

Pergola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 679-4842.

Pergola is rated 4.6 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.