French bistro in the heart of Times Square's Theater District
Pergola Des Artistes is a small family-run French restaurant modeled on the bistros you'd find in the French Pyrenees.
If you're looking for good food at a reasonable price, Pergola is for you. If you want haute cuisine, you won't find it here. Many of the recipes were brought over from small villages in France.
Established in 1963, the decor is still simple and reflects Marie & Jacques' vision of what small French restaurants looked like in their home town of Cominac.
Christian, Marie and Jacques' son, now runs the restaurant. The restaurant has always been a place where tourists, locals and the theater crowd can get a good meal and be out in time for a show.
"A Hidden Gem"
Reviewed March 15, 2014
We came here on the strength of a flyer given to us by Eddie, their guy at the TKTS queue in Times Square. What a great place, hidden away right in the middle of the theatre action, and very reasonably priced too. The French onion soup was the best we'd ever tasted and the service was friendly and efficient. Chris, the proprietor, took time out to chat with us about his family and the restaurant, which has been there over 50 years. We'll worth a visit (we went twice!) and the quality was far better than other, much more expensive, restaurants that we visited. We'll certainly be back next time we're in NYC.
“One of a Kind - French Cuisine in Manhattan”
Reviewed January 21, 2014
No, seriously. This is authentic French cuisine, reasonable pricing, fun with theatre people, and quaint in Manhattan. It really doesn't get better for original and tastefully prepared and served dinner, in Manhattan, at a reasonable price point!
March 8, 2014
The restaurant isn't fancy but it's nice, and the staff is very friendly and I felt comfortable and welcomed. The value was great. Despite ordering fairly expensive options like the regular-menu filet minion and extra wine (a free glass, filled quite full, was provided when we sat down), we walked away for about $60. The filet was very good, especially the bernaise sauce which had lots of tarragon. This isn't fancy french food with indecipherable menus -- it's hearty homestyle cooking, with good portions and good prices.
July 27, 2013
This place is amazing! The food is healthy and wonderful, fresh vegetables and dressings on top of wonderfully cooked meats. This is my new favorite restaurant on seamless. To top it off, the owner delivered it himself. Highly recommend the lox entree and the steak sandwich.