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New York, NY 10013
TriBeCa - Downtown
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$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Crab & Shrimp in Pastry Shell
Breaded Green Beans w/ Tomato Sauce
Black Olive Paste w/ Mussel on Toast
Serra Cheese & Tomato on Toast
Selection of Cold Cuts Platter
Selection of Cheeses Platter
Pao has Fado Music every Wednesday @ 8pm
Jazz Music on Sunday Brunches @ 2pm
And Brasil Mondays @ 8pm
Take the E or C (Blue Line) to Spring Street, or 1 (Red Line) to Canal Street
A word from Pao
PÃO! is not just a Portuguese restaurant, it's a cultural mission according to The New York Times.
PÃO! offers a pleasing overview of Portuguese regional cooking and a splendid all-Portuguese Wine list.
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We went here for a sort-of
anniversary dinner and it was perfect. Unpretentious and cozy, good neighborhood feel, noise level manageable for two 50 year olds. The service was excellent. We went all-seafood and liked everything we ate, including a cold sardine special appetizer. The wine list is modestly priced, we enjoyed a very drinkable white Douro recommended by our waitress. We shared the egg-white based dessert with a glass of excellent port (go for the expensive!)."
Dined on 3/8/2014
I went back to this restaurant
after quite a long time (8+ years) and again it was really nice: Tasty menu, impecable service and great atmosphere."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The food and service were both
disappointing the other night. Went there with three other people. The only dish that was really good was the fried cod fish cakes appetizer. It was excellent. The rabbit, which had been highly recommended, was utterly forgettable, even poor. The sauce was thin and flavorless. The side salad was undressed (!). Other dishes we had included a duck appetizer, a warm squid appetizer, a salad, and a tiger shrimp entree. They were all mediocre. Service was slow initially; it got better. The atmosphere is wonderful. I did express my dissatisfaction with the rabbit to the manager. He seemed genuinely disconcerted, so perhaps they'll improve that dish in the future. Management was very nice."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This was a lovely and delicious
authentic portuguese restaurant. The green wine is fantastic! We were in a bit of a hurry to get to a fashion show so unfortunately we didn't get to finish the bottle but wished we could have taken it home it was so good! We came here on a living social deal two apps, two entrees, two desserts. I had the tiger shrimp over bread pudding and he had the steak. We both LOVED our dishes. Portions are small as you would expect from finer dining, but we were satisfied at the end of the three course meal and didn't feel too full. The chocolate mousse was also spectacular. The service was great, the place was empty at 6 but by the time we left it was almost completely full. Would recommend for sure."
Dined on 2/13/2014
Great authentic healthy food, nice
wines and wonderful service -- one of my favorites!"
Dined on 2/11/2014
Although I went there with a
coupon, the food was good, portion was good, people were friendly. Since the restaurant was crowded with customers with coupons like us, the service was little under the weather. But I would definitely go back and try their other wonderful dishes."
Dined on 2/12/2014
Great Portuguese food and
excellent service. Used a living social coupon and was able to order anything off the menu. Great wine too and a complimentary glass of port at the end of the evening. Would go back without a coupon."
Dined on 2/10/2014
My wife and I were given a dining
voucher to Pao's by some friends. My first impression was of a cosy but romantic place which I knew I'd enjoy eating at. The food was excellent - nicely presented, full of flavor with good attention to detail. Also, I never expect much from house wine but their house red (which was a part of our meal voucher) was very smooth and rich in flavor which was a nice surprise. This was a truly amazing gift by some thoughtful friends and we will go again without doubt."
Dined on 2/9/2014
The dining room was tiny, so it
didn't matter that we were running late; there were no tables to be had for a while, anyway! The scallops we had were resplendent; soft and buttery with a lightly crisp exterior, and in a typical diced tomato sauce. The grappa-seared linguica was flamed table side, and had a lovely flavor and aroma. We opted for rabbit and the lamb shank; these were fine, but have had better renditions elsewhere. The show stopper was egg white pudding, a super-soft meringue drizzled in caramel. Heavenly. Add in the Portuguese wines and it's a nice trip abroad without spending too much!"
Dined on 2/7/2014
Food is consistently good and
service is helpful and friendly. We came back with good friends bc we knew they'd enjoy it as much as we did, and we had a great time. We relaxed and had an animated conversation over good food and wine, without being rushed. The scallop app, and fish w truffle mashed are outstanding; watercress and orange salad a simple but refreshing palate cleanser. Ambiance is cozy - the place is small."
Dined on 1/31/2014
Dinner here was outstanding. I've
never had fish this delicious. The green wine was great too."
Dined on 1/25/2014
I found this on a living social
deal and what a deal! Great food service and ambience! Who Could ask for more? I highly recommend this is venue!"
Dined on 1/22/2014
I got together with a group of
friends on NYE, and we had a great time at Pao. The food is delicious, and the service is great. We especially loved the shrimp turnovers and a white Portugese wine!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Restaurant layout is cramped, more
so than the usual NYC restaurant. The owners' children or relatives' children were running around making noise and causing distractions to the staff which was annoying. Food was good for the most part but nothing super impressive except for the snapper dish and the chocolate salami."
Dined on 12/20/2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
There were plenty of dishes to choose from, and there were no restrictions with our voucher. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The staff was friendly and our waitstaff was attentive."
Dined on 12/17/2013
I love seafood from this
restaurant, this restaurant is a little far away from the center of Manhattan but it worth the walk. Food is special and good tasting. Servers were friendly and attentive. Restaurant is very small, 3 large tables & 2 couple tables that's all."
Dined on 12/16/2013
Unfortunately it was not what we
expected but this was the only Portuguese restaurant in NYC"
Dined on 12/9/2013
I recently bought a LivingSocial
deal for Pao and took the time to look it up and decide that it would be a good purchase to make. I went ahead and booked reservations through OpenTable and had good expectations for the entire dining experience. Our reservation was for 8:30 which we arrived on time and the owner explained that the OpenTable and reservations made via over the phone got mixed so we waited until 10 to get seated. In the meantime the owner expressed his apologies and gave us free drinks and a appetizer. The food, once we sat, was very good. The wine was delicious. And we both left very full and exhausted from a long dinner date that was not expected."
Dined on 12/7/2013
I found the restaurant because of
Living Social which had a great deal. I've never had Portuguese food before but it was great! My boyfriend enjoyed himself thoroughly and we would definitely go again. It was my first dining experience in the city and it will be hard to top."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Excellent time with good friends.
This was my first time. I had reserved dinner for 6 for a birthday celebration. The food was amazing! The service was awesome. The owner hung out with us and we had a blast! Couldn't have had a better time."
Dined on 11/29/2013
I got a deal on living social and
since it got some many good reviews I decided to go and I am so happy I did,! Everything was delish! For appetizer my favorite was the crab cake which was highly recommended, for dinner we had the steak and the cod and egg dish both of which were so tasty! We had the green wine which complimented the meal and for dessert we had the pound cake thing which was great, we also got this other chocolate thing which we didn't love but it was good. All in all I highly recommend it!"
Dined on 11/20/2013
exquisite food, divine wine list,
great atmosphere and music, the service was perfect. the owner is a gentleman. it was a wonderful experience. I strongly recommend this place."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Classic Portuguese dishes are
tasty, hearty, and often healthy treat to begin with. The folks at Pao have not only managed to master these classics but also added a tasteful twist of genius to each plate. Portioning is careful but plentiful compared to the excessive generosity found in many Newark, NJ establishments. The ingredients seemed fresh and of good quality. But the twist can be found in creatively replacing the cuisine's age old mashed potatoes with a whipped potatoes made with a touch of white truffle oil to accompany an expertly prepared snapper. The creation was excellent."
Dined on 10/24/2013
Unusual tasty menu choices,
friendly well-timed service with good recommendations. the scallop appetizer is excellent, snapper entree was perfectly cooked w crispy skin. space is a little small, so I wonder if it would be noisy on a busy nite. we definitely want to come back w friends."
Dined on 10/23/2013
Affordable, quality food from
efficient kind helpful staff."
Dined on 10/16/2013
Great spot, service , food and
drink!!! Had the best time!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
I recently dined here with my
husband after a several year hiatus. The food was delicious - octopus salad, sardines, flambe sausage, fish in a honey broth -- and the service attentive but not crowding. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent score is the lack of gluten-free dessert options. It's a real treat. Check it out!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
Wonderful food, service and
atmosphere. Scallop and Octopus appetizer were both wonderful. Flank steak and Cod over sweet peppers were both delightful. Will visit here again next time we are in NYC"
Dined on 10/10/2013
This place is a tiny corner
restaurant west of SoHo. Romanticly lit. maybe a dozen tables and a tiny bar. My boyfriend and I sat in a cozy little pew seat and faces the passing traffic. They had bottles of house wine for $30. We each got apps & mains & dessert. The specials were the best. It was nice and low key. After the really sweet & funny bartender gave us complimentary port to finish our night. It was all cute & sweet without pretense."
Dined on 10/2/2013
Everything was delicious from
beginning to end: squid salad, clams, shrimp, the rabbit, the steak, the chocolate salami!!!"
Dined on 9/20/2013
A superior little Portuguese
bistro in Hudson Square with a strong, diverse, and extremely authentic menu, well-executed and pleasant. Charming waitstaff and bartenders, very knowledgeable and helpful. The menu features a lot of fish, meats, cheese, and spices, not super-nuanced gastronomically but very hearty and balanced. A destination restaurant."
Dined on 9/19/2013
The food was fantastic, the
service also was great. They explained what was on the menu and how it was made. They also talked a little about their country which was very interesting. The waiter we had was very good in helping us order dinner's and so on. I would recommend this place to everyone who wants to try different foods from different country's"
Dined on 9/9/2013
Pao has great seafood, wonderful
appetizers and friendly service. We also loved the cold white Portugese wine on a hot summer evening. Fun to go with friends, I like to have dinner there prior to attending a concert at the nearby City Winery."
Dined on 7/31/2013
Fabulous food and service. Nice
portions, fresh and healthy fish, veggies. Excellent!"
Dined on 7/30/2013
There seemed to be a mosquito/bug
problem, as I left the restaurant covered in itchy red bumps."
Dined on 7/18/2013
Pao is a cute small find in Soho
with marvellous fish and an interesting dessert menu. All staff were very gracious!"
Dined on 7/14/2013
We loved this place.My wife and I
had a dinner at Pao,this turned out to be a very nice romantic evening.The ambience and place allowed to feel relaxed and nice.The food was great.I would definitely go there again and I would recommend anyone to go.It is relaxing.It is like a home style place,but a the same time a restaurant.Not big,cosy,delicious."
Dined on 7/13/2013
A beautiful little restaurant with
a nice outdoor patio that really works for a laid-back dinner in the summer. Reasonable wine selections and really outstanding food. Love the Cataplana, the Linguica, and the shellfish bread pudding, but my favorite by far is the rabbit with hazelnuts. A spot that I'll definitely go back to again and again."
Dined on 7/13/2013
This is my third time at Pao. As
always, the food was fantastic and the service, friendly. This time we bought dinner through living social - $59 for 2 apps, 2 mains, 2 desserts and a bottle if house wine. Anything on the menu, including specials, was part of the deal and, for a supplemental charge, you could order any wine. A super deal for great food. However, I would go back even without a deal."
Dined on 7/10/2013
The food, wine, service, ambiance
and quaintness of Pao just made for an outstanding evening. Claudio, Freddy and Johnny were just off the charts. Our first visit to Pao will certainly not be our last. We've never been to Portugal but Pao made us feel like we were actually having dinner in Europe. We're looking forward to our next visit!"
Dined on 7/7/2013
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