Ponty Bistro is a mix of several things. It’s part Mediterranean, part African, and - with stuff like a lobster BLT and truffle mac & cheese - part Midtown-at-lunchtime American. It’s an interesting blend, and you probably won’t find escargot, kale salad, and Senegalese steak together at any other restaurant. We also like the fact that there’s a lot of outdoor seating here, and the dining room itself is great for a slightly upscale date night. It isn’t stuffy, but you can eat steak tartare at a candlelit table with someone.
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