Upscale French–West African Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Ponty Bistro (Up to 59% Off)

Gramercy Park

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In a Nutshell

Senegalese chefs with classical training in French cooking craft dishes such as steak with yucca mashed potatoes and bordelaise sauce

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Phone reservation required. Dine-in only.Not valid for pre fix or specials. Not valid for lunch special menu. Not valid on Mother's Day or Father's Day. Cannot be combined with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of bistro cuisine at lunch, plus one dessert (a $37 total value)
  • $50 for $100 worth of bistro cuisine at dinner<p>

The menu includes traditional French dishes such as herb-crusted racks of lamb ($28) as well as mussels ($18) and grilled sirloin steak ($25) with West African spices.<p>

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.


Hidden Gem! Both quality and quantity are stunning!

Kaiting Z., Yelp, 4/26/13

The food was just out of this world... it had the feeling of good home cooking with just the right portions.

Stephanie K., Yelp, 4/14/13


87% of 181 customers

  • “great having the chef come out and talk about his dishes which were all great !”

  • “The food was wonderful and the hospitality of the owner made it worth a future visit.”

  • “Restaurant is cramped; was there on a Saturday night and it was wall to wall; you will not receive "white glove service " if that is what you are looking for; however...”

    “Restaurant is cramped; was there on a Saturday night and it was wall to wall; you will not receive "white glove service " if that is what you are looking for; however the food was excellent; I had the lamb shank and was very impressed; steak was also good; worth the trip from N.J.”

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    Gramercy Park

    218 3rd Avenue

    (between 18th St & 19th St)

    New York, New York 10003


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