Decorated entirely with vintage furniture—Eames chairs, couches that date from mid-century—Bongo has a ramshackle charm that few bar-lounges along this desolate stretch of Tenth Avenue can match. The short menu consists almost entirely of winning seafood choices, though the gooey mac-and-cheese side is a crowd-pleaser. The oyster list is surprisingly extensive for such a tiny place, and Bongo’s lobster rolls and teriyaki-glazed tuna burgers (made with freshly ground sushi-quality fish) could go fin-to-fin with offerings from more well-known, expensive joints. Still, Bongo is a bar at heart, and if it’s a quiet, relaxing meal you’re looking for, you’d best not eat at a place named after a drum.
|Venue name:||Bongo (CLOSED)||Contact:|
299 Tenth Ave
|Cross street:||between 27th and 28th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 5:30pm–midnight; Wed 5:30pm–1am; Thu–Sat 5:30pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 23rd St; 1 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $16|
|Do you own this business?|