Ponty Bistro: Harlem’s Gem of Formidable French and African Fusion


Ponty MusselsIn the heart of Harlem’s West Side, there is a place where creative French, African and Mediterranean flavors collide in a flavorful melting pot, creating a rare, fine dining experience.

The mussels at Ponty Bistro come in 5 delicious sauces – we recommend the Africana, in a coconut broth base accented by saffron, cumin and a dash of undisclosed, rich spices.

The crown jewel of the menu was the 5 Stars Seafood Risotto ($28)- perfectly creamy, yet firm rice laden with fresh calamari, lobster, mussels, scallops and jumbo shrimp.

Other prized menu items include Grilled Shrimp Basquaise ($26) with saffron coconut rice and lemongrass curry, and the Niokolokoba- a grilled sirloin steak marinated with Senegalese spices, served with French fries and au poivre sauce ($29).

All these treasures are highly shareable – if you’re willing- but seated in the earthy, tufted banquets you may rightfully oblige your urge to indulge. Stop by for daily specials which include Mussel Mondays and Tagine Tuesdays with wine and beer pairings ranging from $15-$30.

Ponty Bistro Harlem
2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (Corner of 139th Street (7th Ave))
New York, NY 10030
(212) 234-6474

(Ponty Bistro has a sister location in Gramercy, New York City)

M-W 11am – 12am
T/F 11am – 1am
S 10am – 1am
Su 10am – 12am

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and weekend Brunch.

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