Ponty Bistro

Gramercy Park

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 360 bought

In a Nutshell

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

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for days purchased. Reservation by phone required Friday-Sunday. Dine-in only. Valid only for the lunch and dinner menu. Not valid on Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Easter. Not valid for brunch. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Going out to eat allows you to enjoy fine dining without having to procure exotic ingredients or build a sommelier out of an old computer. Lap up luxury with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $20 for $40 worth of upscale French-West African cuisine plus one shared dessert (a $7 value) valid Sunday through Thursday for lunch or dinner (a $47 total value)
  • $20 for $40 worth of upscale French-West African cuisine valid Friday and Saturday for lunch or 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.

Customer Reviews

This is a unique and wonderful restaurant. Come hungry as the food and serving sizes are substantial. Staff very friendly and attentive, with an atmosphere that is very low-key and comfortable.
Norris J. · May 14, 2014
The Moules Africana dish is so well prepared and tasty. Wonderful flavor with a hint of spice. The Nikolokoba was excellent also. A Senegalese seasoned steak, cooked to temp. The staff and chefs are so hospitable and welcoming.
AMANDA G. · July 19, 2012
Everything was beautifully prepared.
Daniel · June 17, 2012

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.