Louro
Louro

Louro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.louronyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 206-0606
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday- Saturday 5:30 PM - 11 PM
    Brunch: Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
    Monday: Nossa Mesa Supper Club @ 7 PM. Tasting Menus. Call restaurant or email info@louronyc.com.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Santos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private party room accommodates up to 32 guests. We are also available for buy-outs of the restaurant. We offer special menu options and wine pairings.
  • Special Events: Have your next special event at Louro. Private room available for up to 32 people.

    We also offer special themed prix fixe dinners every Monday night at our supper club Nossa Mesa. Please call us or make a reservation via OpenTable. Menus can be viewed on our website at http://www.louronyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Waverly Place and Greenwich Avenue
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, B, D, V & F to West 4th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage is located on West 10th Street near 7th Avenue.
A word from Louro
Louro Restaurant by Chef David Santos presents a menu of New American cuisine, highlighted by international influences. The daily dinner menu at Louro is offered six days a week (Tuesday – Sunday), drawing from the Chef’s French culinary background, Portuguese heritage and acclaimed creative cooking and dining experiences. Monday night dinners feature revolving themed dinner experiences inspired by the success of Chef Santos’ popular Um Segredo supper club. Prior to being the Executive Chef at Louro, Chef Santos held the same roles at such restaurants as Per Se, Bouley, and Restaurant Nicholas. Enjoy his creative fare in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting.
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Louro reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (23)romantic (15)special occasion (13)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Quite Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food at Lauro was fairly good. The items I chose the restaurant for were removed from the menu so that was a bit of a bummer. The waitress was extremely slow, condescending, and we ended up waiting an hour and 15 minutes for our food, by which time no one was all that hungry. Most of the dishes were okey, smaller than expected for the price, but not bad. One of the desserts we ordered was however very bad - it was basically a bowl of cold chocolate pudding with peanuts on top. No one wanted to eat it and for 10 dollars, that was a major annoyance.
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  • Delicious Food
    UWSProfVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were looking for creative dishes and we were very pleased. The fried rice with seafood, the heirloom potatoes and the gnocchi were particularly outstanding. The Santos dessert, a Valrhona pot de creme was, to my taste, the perfect dessert. The atmosphere, however, did not meet the high food standards. The din was way too noisy and the service, although very sweet, was less than efficient. (We had to ask for bread a couple of times.) Cocktails were tiny, but I have noticed they're shrinking all over the city. Two sips and they're gone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went for brunch (forgot to check food rating - is a Grade Pending!). Food was exceedingly greasy and surprisingly flavorless.
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  • The cauliflower was insane!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a lovely dinner here. The cauliflower starter (which I am shocked to say) was the star of the dinner. The chicken is also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a nice surprise
    PJnycVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food here is always amazing but since the menu changes seasonally, there are also a few nice surprises thrown in to the reliable regulars making it easy to come back here again and again. Everything on the small dish menu is amazing --- some favorites are the Piri Piri Shrimp and the homemade ricotta toasts. There are also these fun supper club fixed menus that usually have a great theme and an incredible amount of food. There is a reason why this made the the Zagat's guide "Best of..." list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Momk fish
    andrewastern
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Slightly overcooked made it a bit tough. Otherwise ok
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  • Business Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great spot, in a great neighborhood. Enjoyed the creative menu (kimchi fried rice!?) and craft cocktails. Nice waitstaff and bartender. Glad I took my customers somewhere other than midtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    ssousa
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Dinner at Louro is quite the experience. Excellent food and delicious cocktails. There are plenty of options that cater to anyone and everyone. Highly recommend it to anyone who lives or visits NYC! It does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Ever
    ConstantEaterVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Louro is an exciting place to eat, as the menu changes often and the special theme dinners can't be beat for taste or value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Empty
    onionringgirl
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Four of us left disappointed after brunch. The restaurant was looked clean and nice, but it was completely empty. We thought this was due to the early reservation (11: 30AM), but no one showed up. One other group walked in as we were leaving at 1pm. The bloody Mary was almost too horseradish-y (which I usually like), clumpy and unpleasant to drink. The seafood fritters were ok, but our mains were not. I should have known when the waitress said that my poached eggs and bean dish was a cassoulet with some fresh and some canned beans. It was poached eggs on cold can beans. When I tried my cousin's pork loin sandwich, I was equally unimpressed. Too much mayonnaisey sauce, bland and chewy pork loin. All in all it wasn't great and kind of sad!
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  • Louro
    Paul
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Inventive combinations like pork butter and piri-piri shrimp, toasts in different flavors. Quail eggs in pasta, etc. Enjoyable bar crew for people who prefer to dine at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another WONDERFUL night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Again and again Louro delivers! Food as good as the best for half of the price!!!!!!! My favorite restaurant in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Poor Service, Okay Food
    NYCGVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My date and I waited over 75 minutes for our appetizers to arrive; we were offered bread about 2 minutes prior to this. Restaurant was barely half full. There was no offer of a free round of drinks or dessert -- just the rationale that "the kitchen is backed up because they messed up another table's order." The food was okay but we were so irritated by the poor service that it needed to be Jean-Georges level cuisine to compensate. We will not be returning.
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  • outstanding
    Partisant
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    another outstanding meal at Louro. The Octopus bolognese was out of this world. Their super fresh, inventive combinations of flavors and seasonal cooking makes this spot a real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend this gem!
    hope
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved your banquette seating. Nice and cozy for 2. While the menu is small, the food is delicious, especially the spicy fried rice! Lively restaurant, with good service & food. Looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    rand1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I dream of the ricotta. The small plates were much better than the larger plates, but of course you need some of the larger ones to fill you up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 268 reviews are from the Louro reviews archive.
  • delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    food was great- surprised it was not busier but it should be! a number of salad options as well which is nice.
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    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food
    Leon
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Really enjoyed everything we ate - creative and delicious. Service super friendly and professional. A little loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    nycdines
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Came for father's day brunch around 12:30. Place was empty except for one other table that had already been served. We ordered the shrimp appetizer which came quickly and was tasty. However, our entrees took forever-especially considering place was literally empty-and portions were on small side. Food was average, dishes consisted of alot of bread and very little of anything else (we had tuna sandwich, poached egg, and omelette.)
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  • Another Terrific Experience!
    acfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This was one of my many repeat visits to Louro with a large group. We shared several starters and also enjoyed our own entrees. As usual, the food was absolutely delicious and affordable! The Skate with black garlic and an artichoke marmalade was a favorite, as were the Charred Runner Beans with ghost chili. The service was friendly and gracious. In terms of the decor, one of my friends declared, "I like it in here - very cute atmosphere" - a sentiment I have heard time and time again. We will definitely be back for brunch and to enjoy the happy hour with...get this...free bar snacks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I chose Louro because of chef reputation & resto location and I along with my 4 companions came away raving about dinner. Food was terrific and staff were cool and pleasant. It was easy to share and I thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes I tried. will definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Louro is the best restaurant in the village, best value for the quality of the meal. Go early for "Happy Hour at the bar" and move to the dining room for your dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New American by NYU
    MrCEVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Nice spot down by NYU. Good food and good service. It's a little loud but overall a nice change from the previous restuarant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The restaurant looks beautiful. The Menu is well designed and everything we tried was perfect. We started with the house made ricotta, farro salad and bone marrow. We had the octopus bolognese, skate fish and the chicken for the main dishes. This is the same kind of cooking of 3 stars Michelin for half the price! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chefbrett
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I eat out a lot, and never take OpenTable's invitation to write reviews for the site. I'm just lazy, but I had to make an exception for Luoro. As a chef, and frequent restaurant diner, I stay aware of current restaurants and while I had heard of and wanted to try Luoro for some time, I had never made it there, nor had anyone made a point of telling me to go there. What a shame! The service was extremely friendly without being in your face, and they were willing to offer opinions, but steer clear of the pretense that often accompanies such exquisite food. The dishes I had were interesting, and EXTREMELY well-executed. The restaurant, at 7 on a Sunday, was nearly empty, and that is a crime. This restaurant is too good to be empty. Please go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • outstanding!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Had a wonderful time at Louro. The restaurant looks amazing but the food is the reason why you want to go back and back and back. Great job louro team!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the ambiance at Louro!
    Ronnie212
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Louro was such a great spot for brunch or if you just want to stop in for a cocktail or two.. Loved the food and appreciated all the attention to keep our coffee cups full! Whoever designed this place is awesome!
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    Great for Brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great.
    SmithVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Overall, had a nice time and the food and cocktails were good. Service was fine. Unfortunately, nothing was memorable. The chicken took half an hour and was flavorless, the octopus pasta is supposedly one of the top 100 dishes to eat in NYC, but the swordfish pasta dish at L'Artusi is much better. All-in-all a fine evening, just not worth repeating.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dinner I've had in a while
    Clem
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Louro is simply amazing: beautiful place, friendly service, and the food is AMAZING. We tried 3 small plates and one large plate, as well as 2 desserts, and everything was absolutely delicious and well worth the price. The cocktail list is also fantastic, and the ones we tried were excellent. Definitely one of the best dinners I've had in a while!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Great brunch - service shortfalls
    dcspikeVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was very good. The layout is typical for the area, and the overall experience was good. The service by the hostess with regard to Open Table was poor. In fact, the service by the hostess almost ruined the entire experience.
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    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Citronova
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Bloody Mary's were excellent, the rest of my experience was very disappointing. We sat at the back of the restaurant, which seemed to have no ventilation, as the meal progressed, it got more and more uncomfortable. The brunch starters and entrees were OK. The desert, a mixture of florissant colors on a plate, did not look appetizing in the slightest. The server tried his best, but was unable to describe food in any meaningful detail. I don't believe I will be returning.
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  • Fantastic!!!
    tina
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    No complaints at all! Great atomsphere, great service and great food. We loved the roasted cauliflower salad - it was to die for!! And the service was amazing. The hostess even looked up the theater we were going to and told us how to get there without our even asking. She had casually asked where we were headed and we told her and she immediately pulled it up on the computer. We loved everything about our experience and have already told friends about it!!!!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great inventive food but
    14PurpetalVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was slow to arrive and it was loud. If neither of those things would bother you, go.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic cauliflower..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was amazing. The seafood fritters were divine, the cauliflower unforgettable. Nice wine. A bit too loud for my liking, but great service and a nice setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehh
    EatsALot
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This place was ehh. Good food but aggressive service and a host that wasn't bad but also not particularly hospitable.
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  • Very Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I went to Louro with parents while they were visiting. I had read some good reveiws but didn't know much about it and couldnt tell if the eclectic menu offerings would be good or too weird. However, from the first bite to the last we were all in heaven. We ordered about half the menu and ate family style, and every dish was amazing. From the goat and falafel to the broccoli three ways to the octopus bolognese, we were continually surprised and impressed by each dish. The kimchi hot pot was a little disappointing in comparison to everything else, but even so I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    Louro
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant in the West Village which is a fun area to stroll. Service and staff exemplary, friendly. Food great with interesting variety. Have events on Monday nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • The Chef is a Genius
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The Chef uses simple and regular ingredients and makes them look and taste delicious. Cocktails are very interesting and good. Service is professional. This place is no joke! It is the real deal!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a whole lot of meh
    Chandelle
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    What, on first glance, seemed a quirkily inspired, creatively put-together menu, revealed a lack of focus and seriousness in the kitchen. The overall feel was that combinations were thrown together more for visceral impression value than for any intrinsic quality or understanding of ingredients. Just really unrefined, especially for those prices. Service was polite but a bit stiff and beginnerish. Art on the walls was black and white photos of salt and pepper shakers, better suited to a Hale & Hearty, and the music too often veered into that restaurant-approved tech-house hybrid you often find in Miami. Too many good places in the neighborhood to take Louro seriously, despite its brazen attempt to merge interesting, disparate ingredients.
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  • Delicious Food and Friendly Service
    acfoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Louro is one of my favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is casual, yet refined; the service is friendly and upbeat; but the main draw is the perfectly executed cuisine. Each dishful is thoughtful and innovative (imagine homemade pasta with a Bolognese Sauce made from Octopus!), as well as artfully presented. My most recent visit was a few days ago with a group of friends. We began with Prohibition-style cocktails, followed by a variety of starters like the Pumpkin Salad, The Pickled Oyster Salad, and Tomato Soup with Pork Grilled Cheese, all of which garnered rave reviews. Our entrees included fresh fish dishes and house made pasta. The decadent desserts were also a must. We all loved every minute of the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.