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
38 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (13)romantic (13)special occasion (12)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • 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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    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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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 264 reviews are from the Louro reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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  • 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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  • 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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great inventive food but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    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.
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    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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  • 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.
  • Good inventive menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We dined here last night and enjoyed the pumpkin salad, and skate which was delicious. We tried the calamari ragu bolognese which was strage. The sauce was good but the cocept of chopped up calamari was a turn off in a bolognese sauce. Otherwise I would return and get something else. Service was great and ambiance also great.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made a reservation and then
    JenS
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Made a reservation and then was seated in the very front in one of the large booths despite there being just two of us. It was a romantic dinner out so we were hoping for a smaller table in the back. The waiter was inattentive and was rude to my husband when he ordered a jack and ginger. He is not a drinker except for this on a rare occasion. And yet I get this is not up to your foodie standards but perhaps offer/suggest him something equivalent. The tasting menu that was advertised on the website and the reason we went there was not available. The food we did get was very good! The overall experience was not the best.
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  • great food and great service
    marton1313
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Wonderful food and wonderful service. The cocktails are delicious and every plate was unique and special. I recommend the Pecan desert.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Food is innovative and simply superb! Another wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food, good service
    NylonVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The quality of food at Louro has decreased since they first opened. I ordered the kimchi hot pot, which was served with mushy shrimp (probably bc they were frozen) and was just a bowl of spicy water. My husband had the pork, which was tender and balanced dish. The service was great and our waitress was veery accommodating when I sent my wine back. The bread was the second best part. Go for drinks, not for food.
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  • Birthday Dinner
    AliP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Wonderful little spot. The ambiance was terrific and the food was a perfectly portioned and tasty. I think a group for a birthday or other dining event would work well here. You can share all the plates and the price point is just right. Our server was extremely knowledgeable as well. He picked perfect food and drink pairings for the evening. A great neighborhood spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louro early on a Friday
    jot3
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Very nice place for a light meal with friends. We arrived early on a Friday night and were pleased with the variety on the menu and the eclectic approach to combining influences in the dishes. The special cocktails are especially interesting.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy brunch
    CharichokriVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    It was delicious. Even our vegetarian friend had to try the bacon and loved it!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Incredibly delicious and the menu changes so often it's impossible to get bored, I especially like the salads, credos, grain, and egg dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    The service here leaves much to be desired. my party was sat 45 minutes after our reservation even though we arrived early. The waiter took ten minutes to come over for a drink order and another 10-15 minutes before coming back to take our regular order. The beignets were amazing but took 45 minutes to come - and they were an appetizer! The waiter refused to take any substitutions (ie mixed greens instead of potatoes). When we complained about he long food wait, an extra order of beignets arrived within 5 minutes so it was a mystery as to why we had to wait 45 minutes initially. when the food finally arrived, it was great. The goat burger was delicious and I was told that the omlettes were as well. Too bad the service was so disappointing
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  • Inventive cuisine
    DocK
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The gets more interesting with every visit. On my fourth visit, every dish was new. All four of us found the food delicious and novel. I look forward to my next dinner at Louro. It has been a great addition to the Village dining options.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd menu but creative chef
    luigi
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We picked this restaurant for its location on W. 10th, and it does have a nice neighborhood feel. The service is warm and friendly. But the food, despite some inspired innovations from the chef (pumpkin salad), is hit or miss.
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    good for groups
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