$30 Worth of African-European Fusion Cuisine

Gramercy Park

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In a Nutshell

Duck-confit omelets, crab cakes with mango salsa, truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, braised whole branzino with sweet plantain, African-spiced mussels

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required Friday and Saturday. Dine-in only. Not valid for brunch on Saturday or Sunday; or with Prixe Fixe menu. Not valid on major holidays. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ponty Bistro

Not long after arriving in America 17 years ago, cousins A. Cisse and Chekh Cisse began honing their craft in the kitchens of renowned chefs such as Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At their eatery, Ponty Bistro, the cousins merge their native Senegalese and west African culinary traditions with modern French and Mediterranean techniques, creating a menu that's both comforting and surprising.

Bistro Dishes with Senegalese Spins

  • Niokolo-Koba: The steak in this Senegalese version of steak frites is sprinkled with safsafa, a peppery seasoning.
  • L'onglet à l'échalote: This grilled hanger steak sits atop a mound of mashed yucca.
  • Poisson braise a le guet ndar: Sweet plantains accompany a whole grilled branzino.
  • Kasbah lamb shank with merguez: African spices enhance this traditional thin sausage.


Tips

  • “Two for one martinis everyday until 7 pm was wonderful. Good is excellent, especially the tuna tartare, and the service is fantastic! Excellent restaurant, and very...”

    “Two for one martinis everyday until 7 pm was wonderful. Good is excellent, especially the tuna tartare, and the service is fantastic! Excellent restaurant, and very nice atmosphere. Highly recommend it!”

  • “Amazing staff and amazing food. African spiced muscles were incredible. Crispy tuna was too. And my lamb shank entree was great. Add in 2 for 1 Martinis before 7pm...”

    “Amazing staff and amazing food. African spiced muscles were incredible. Crispy tuna was too. And my lamb shank entree was great. Add in 2 for 1 Martinis before 7pm (we had an early dinner) and I can't speak highly enough about it.”

  • “Regular restaurant, nothing special. Food was good, but again, nothing special. ”

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    Gramercy Park

    218 3rd Ave.

    Manhattan, New York 10003

    212-777-1616

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