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

New York

89% of 207 customers recommend

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

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. 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.


89% of 207 customers recommend

  • “Great food”

  • “It's a cozy little French bistro with some African touch. Staffs are nice, and food is SUPER good value!!”

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    New York

    218 3rd Avenue

    (between 18th St & 19th St)

    New York, NY 10003


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