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.
"Excellent Food & Service!"
5 of 5 stars, Reviewed September 1, 2014, “Warren & Annette from NH
This was our 1st time to Pergola. We were a party of 4 and could not have been treated any better by Chris and his staff. The food was excellent, as was the service. Centrally located in Midtown and easy to find. We have been dining in the city for over 40 years and this small family restaurant will now become a regular stop for us on our next visit. Don't perceive it as only a pre-theater restaurant; it stands on its own anytime.
July 3, 2014, Lori L, Jersey City, NJ
Don't let Pergola des Artistes' tourist-centric location mislead you; it's quite the diamond in the rough in the hub of mediocre Theater District restaurants. Nearly half a century ago, the restaurant was started by Marie and Jacques Ponsolle, first-generation immigrants from Cominac, a small town near the southern border of France. After years of hard work, the couple managed to see their dream come to fruition, and today, Pergola des Artistes is managed by their son, Christian. (read more)
June 19, 2014, Cheryl B, Manhattan
While walking around Times Square trying to find a place to eat before a show, I walked by this place right next to the Les Mis Theatre. The outside is not impressive but I checked the menu and it looked good. I walked in at 6 and asked if we could make it to a 7 o'clock show and was assured that we could. It was a very small restaurant with no bells and whistles for decor.
The French onion soup was very good. I'm a salmon lover... (read more)