Ponty Bistro - Harlem
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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Best lobster BLT I've ever had! The service was wonderful and I'll return again!!!
Had a wonderful brunch today with my friend from Chicago. We had the lamb burger and the lobster BLT! Both were excellent but the Lobster BLT is a must do!
Bartender didn’t show up behind the bar until about 10 minutes. Inattentive , no personality, and had to ask for everything e.i.i water, drink menus, silverware, etc.
Great food, quiet dinner on a weekday early evening. Delicious red wine sangria with fresh fruit. My favorite restaurant in Harlem.
I’ve heard such good things and Ponty did not disappoint
I’ve been to Ponty Bistro many times for birthday celebrations, business meetings, dates, girls night out. Yesterday was for a family gathering. Everyone loved the food, location and ambiance of the restaurant. The first timers of the group kept saying that Ponty Bistro “deserves a few more visits because you can’t try everything in one sitting”.
WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!
Everything listed in the rating was outstanding...nothing more needs to be said.
The food was outstanding, an interesting mix of French and Senegalese, and the staff couldn't be nicer. Our only complaint was the noise level - my friend and I hoped to enjoy conversation, but that was impossible. The restaurant seems noisy in general, but an hour or so after we were seated (on a Friday night), they had a d-j playing very loud music.
the food was incredible, we really enjoyed our diner
Drinks could be better, service was fair but food was very good.
Great experience. Would go back.
The owner is beyond personable. He always comes by and she hi. He takes pride in the food and it's a place where I plan to come back
We had a weekday lunch, the everything was excellent.
Love this place!!!! Great food and service. Wait staff are some of the nicest!!! I’ve tried 2 different mussels dishes . Excellent!! Wonderful branzino with Senegalese spices and the best tarte tatin. Definitely recommend this French African.
The food was quite excellent here. Will definitely return. Staff was attentive and the dishes were fresh and delicious. A little pricey, but mostly worth it.
Food (brunch) and ambiance was amazing. Ended up sitting outside sipping on drinks for hours- haha! Looking forward to returning!
This is my second time having lunch here. The French Toast is absolutely the most delicious that I have ever tasted. Look forward to returning.
Late night with my best friend we had a great time. The food was Fantastic. Entertaining and knowledgeable. It was our first time coming but we will definitely come back. Thank you
I've already shared a copy of the menu with friends to alert them of Ponty Bistro. AND look forward to the opportunity to go again.
I love the restaurant and travel there from Queens. I take people there and they are always pleased with the lunch or dinner experience.
The food is nothing out of this world, taste like homemade. Which is not bad, but when I go out I want to be surprise by the creations of the chef. Not very gourmet. Service was good and nice place.
I was very displeased with my last experience here. I’ve been to ponty 4 other times and had nothing but good things to say. However, during my last visit my favorite dish, the Africana Muscles, smelt extra fishy and tasted as if they had gone bad. Furthermore, my main brunch dish, Florentine Benedict, was ordered with everyone else’s entree but never came out with the entrees. When I asked where my food was, there was a confused look by the manager who I then watched put my order in, followed by zero apology by the waitress. I received my food once everyone had completed there meal. Very unfortunate experience after I had spoken so highly of this establishment to friends and family. I don’t know what going on Ponty Bistro.
Food is tasty and service is friendly and helpful. 139th Street from Fredrick Douglass Blvd to Adam Clayton Jr. Blvd. is beautiful.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Ponty’s Bistro. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was wonderful. The service was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating.
Amazing and great ambiance, will definitely be back.
Belated father’s day
Food was on point and the service impeccable. My party sat outside which was the perfect decision on a Sunny Sunday. My oooonly complaint was the lackluster drinks...it was more juice and sugar than alcohol which is a no no in NY. We don't do weak drinks. Otherwise...everything else was phenomenal.
The people at Ponty went out of their way to make sure we were happy. The food was wonderful. The ginger and hibiscus juice drink was amazing. And they paid very close attention to all our requests. Will definitely come back.
I love this place!
Food delicious! My only criticism is that the portions are HUGE!!!! I just hate throwing food away!
The food was excellent. Our table had the wild mushroom risotto and the shrimp, both of which were very good. We shared the artichoke salad which was tasty and definitely enough to share. The atmosphere is pretty casual so the quality of the food was a nice surprise. Noise level was pretty high, I assume because there was a large group in the bar. Will certainly try this place again.
Ponty was great; very welcoming and considering it was Father's Day the noise level and service were excellent. We enjoyed our time there and plan to return soon.
My daughters and I took their father out for Father’s Day. We had a 1:00 pm reservation, did not get seated until 1:30 pm. The food was mediocre, our eggs were over cooked and my daughter waited 15 or more minutes for her food while everyone else had theirs. I got pretty sick afterwards, don’t know if it was the salad or entree that made me sick. Will not be going back again.
As always, Ponty Bistro was exceptional. Busy, loud night with live music. Service was good considering every table was full. Food was fabulous. We strayed from our favorites to a few different entrees. Everything was great. Simply one of the best restaurants in Harlem.
Second time I’ve been there with friends. Doesn’t disappoint. Relaxing food is great and stFf is attentive.
Food came out extremely late (abnormal long wait) and no courtesy adjustment on bill for lateness. Actually, an item ordered that was NEVER received was still placed in the bill.
To be clear the owner is a wonderful man who cares for his customers but this was just poor planning and execution for a busy brunch day!
They MUST do better!
My folks came uptown to visit. We loved it. This place is phenomenal. Great space. Food was exceptional. The best mussels (Africana) I’ve ever had and such rich deep flavor. Entrees were all great. We can’t wait to go back.
I wanted my teenage nieces who had just graduated high school to experience finer dining, so I decided to try Ponty Bistro because I was impressed with the menu. Our appetizers were just ok. The gougeres were visibly burnt on the outside, and their overall texture and taste were off as well. And I love those, so I know what they’re supposed to taste like. The calamari was hot and fresh, but were weirdly served with tarter sauce. I asked for aioli, but was given a sauce that resembled remoulade. When you call a dish Dakar chicken wings, I’m expecting some flavor. But the plain fried wings were completely unseasoned. The pineapple sauce that accompanied them tasted like something from a jar that could be purchased at the grocery store.
Thankfully, our entrees were much better. Two of us had whole Grilled Branzino served with a medley of vegetables. The fish was very fresh and cooked to perfection. The vegetables on top were not as flavorful as I would have expected and as described by the waiter. My young ladies both had pasta dishes with various seafood that they both said they enjoyed.
For the price, I was expecting an exceptional meal. What we got was a sufficient meal.
Delicious food! Great Neighborhood spot. Seated promptly with an option of where to sit. Choose to sit outside since the weather was so nice! Service was on point. Will definitely be back!
Staff food service all exceptional! It's our go-to place!