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Pierre Loti Chelsea
Pierre Loti Chelsea

Pierre Loti Chelsea Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pierrelotiwinebar.com/chelsea/index.html
  • Email: pierrelotiwest@gmail.com
  • Phone: (212) 645-5684
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a semi private room for 20 people. Also, the restaurant can be divided for 30 or 45 people.
  • Entertainment: Sunday and Tuesday Live Jazz

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Ave
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, L trains at 14th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pierre Loti Chelsea
Pierre Loti's Chelsea location is outfitted much like its Irving Place sister spot, with a vaguely Turkish vibe and quaint outdoor seating in front. The long space has minimal decoration, with the exception of two star-shaped mirrors adorning the walls, and one long cushion with tables lined in front. The menu is studded with wine-friendly bites and cheeses, but there are also eclectic options like stuffed sardines and bulgur patties . There's a servicable entrée list which includes a tasty pan-seared jumbo sea scallops with sauteed asparagus. The winelist offers about 70 bottles, 20 of which are also available by the glass.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTurkish
Diner Reviews
  • "Cute wine bar/bistro type place in Chelsea. Nice menu of small plates, starters and entrees. just an easy neighborhood place to meet a couple of friends - not suited to a big group."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant one other time and loved it. This time I brought 3 business associates for dinner and it was absolutely perfect! We got there at approximately 6:30 and it was pretty empty. By 7:30, we looked around and it was pretty packed... but that did not affect the service which was very friendly and attentive (but not overly so) from beginning to end. Don't miss the marinated, grilled octopus. It's the best I've ever had. Other notables were the scallops and filet mignon. One of my associates has a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating to her special requirements. The live jazz music is very good and not too loud - which just added to the ambiance of this quaint and lovely restaurant."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went for dinner on a Friday night. There was a wide selection of wines and we both enjoyed our choices. The free pitas were fresh and warm served with olives. I ordered the filet mignon and he got the shell steak. Both were adequate, especially for the price. The shell steak was sizable but not as tender as it should be."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Chose Pierre Loti for a FIRST DATE due to the huge number of great reviews that I saw online. The food was very good, the ambiance was perfect, the restaurant was 3/4 full with people enjoying themselves--laughing and having fun, and I was having a great date UNTIL the server became too attentive. Every 5 minutes he came back to refill water that hadn't been sipped and to ask if we needed anything after doing this, and I am not exaggerating, 10 times, he finally came back and dropped off the check. Now, if the place had been full, maybe I could see pushing us out. Had there been a LINE to get in, ok maybe, but we had been there for 2 hours, spent a fair amount of money, and then got the check dropped on us like we were squatters."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I was in town and did a quick google search for a place to grab dinner after an event. This place came up with 4.3 stars. Why, in manhattan, this place would be so highly rated is beyond me. It was so dark I could barely see, the wine was thin and lacking in flavor, the aged meats just looked and tasted like old meats that had been sitting in a refrigerator for too long. The tuna tartare was good, however, and the service was excellent. I just didn't like most of what they were bringing me. I would not go back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "this wine bar has an interesting selection of European wines, with a few quirky Turkish bottles in keeping with the food options. the salads were fresh and well-dressed, the main courses were simple, yet satisfying, and the prices on both food and wine were more than fair. service was outstanding; our wine glasses were never left empty, the staff was attentive but not overly so, and the live jazz was a great addition to the casual, convivial atmosphere. the only issue was not being able to read the menu in the dim lighting, but that's a very minor complaint. we will certainly be back the next time we want to relax and take advantage of the great value that can be found in a neighborhood of overpriced options."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed the many flavors the four of us tried. Nothing stood out so well that two days later, I'm remembering what I loved, although I do know that we had many terrific flavors. Its a very small space, and noise level was pretty high, especially for the bulk of the tables around the bar. Service was fine ... a few too many times we were looking for our waiter. They made some mistakes, but addressed them quickly and accurately."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Many delicious hot and cold "Tapa" style dishes. Very good! Excellent wine selection! Didn't try the main dishes but appetizers were all excellent. Very dim, cozy intimate setting. Very good service. I would go back."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I hosted a small soiree for my fiancees birthday party and the staff at Pierre Loti were amazing, taking care of all of my wishes, even the ones that I didn't know I had. Everyone had a great night and could not stop raving about it."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "A group of 5 of us went for cocktails, tapas, entrees, dessert, and coffee on Saturday night. The food was pretty good (not spectacular, but enjoyable). Took a long time for servers to come over during the meal, but when they did they were friendly. One busboy mistook my cocktail for a water glass, and poured water from his pitcher atop my scotch. The manager immediately corrected the problem with getting me a new drink promptly. The real problem is the setup of the restaurant. The tables are very close to the bar, and every time someone walked by (staff, other diners, people going to the bar), we would get knocked into. This was very uncomfortable and distracting, and this alone is a good reason not to eat here."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Probably one of the best Turkish food you can find in the US but the service is really awful."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a big reservation for new years and Pierre Loti was so accommodating and the staff were so great! We would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere that was conducive to conversation. The food was fantastic. Recommendations include the grilled octopus and the beef dumplings. Make sure you check out their signature cocktails. All in all the food was flavorful, service was great, and the drinks were delicious. Definitely worth checking out."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It's very dark. Half of my party loved it, half did not. Lighting is provided, which is helpful, and I suppose for romantic encounters it is appropriate. Will try again when we can eat outside and the sun hasn't set."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was honestly very impressive. I will not return here."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We had and amazing time at this neighborhood gem. The service was amazing for a large party, yummy food (highly recommend zucchini pancakes and bulgar patties), extensive wine list and reasonably prized. Staff are helpful and unpretentious, and even let us have our table as guests trickled in (a rarity in NYC). Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had a lovely vacation across Turkey this summer and wherever we dined the food was very fresh and excellent. So, we were looking forward to reliving some memories when we booked Pierre Loti. What a disappointment. Every dish we had from appetizers to entrees were bland and boring, and did not taste fresh at all. The side of french fries were soggy and greasy and seemed as if they had been cooked hours beforehand and warmed over. The room was so dark we could not read the menus. On the bright side, the service was friendly and efficient. The Turkish wine we ordered was excellent. This would be a nice place for a glass or bottle of wine, but not much more."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The main dishes are great (lamb chops and veal saussage for example), but the mezes (appetizers or small plates) are the best. In true Turkish tradition , each as a distinct flavor. The esme (finely chopped tomatoes and spices) on warm pita bread is superb. Also, the zuchinni pancakes, the bulgar fritter, the grilled hellem cheese salad and the grilled octopus all provided a wonderful taste treat before the ample main courses. Plan to share."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "As one who regularly travels to Turkey, it is pleasure to find a restaurant that serves authentic contemporary and traditiona Turksih food in a fun atmosphere. The grilled octopus (with potatos and carots) was tender and flavored as in Turkey. The grilled hellem cheese salad had the correct lighy but flavorable dressing. The lamb chops and the veal sussage were each a delight to the palate and just the right sized portion. Even the sour cherry cheesecake was authentic. There is a full service batr, but it was a wonderful to have a choice of both pilsner and dark Efes beer (the Turkish national beer). Although full, the service was attentive and friendly. A great neighborhood find."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "While this was not a romantic date I could see how this place lends itself to such an occasion. I had the Pierre burger which was good and my friend had the salmon also good. The waiters left us alone, but were always available. Going to go back on a date for sure!!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Nice ambiance and good food, portions are on the smaller side but well priced. Actually just right so you don't over eat."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "This is a terrific neighborhood place that's really cozy with terrific food. We ordered numerous small plates. The ezme, bulgur patties and octopus salad were delicious. The filet mignon was very tasty; we were allowed to sub the mashed potatoes for side-cut fries. There's an extensive wine list as well. Would definitely recommend this place. Only downside is that the lighting is very low...reading the menu can be a challenge. Great place for date night."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Food is consistently good and staff is very attentive. Nice vibe and low noise level. Great neighborhood find."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "I chose this restaurant based on others' reviews. I was meeting with two friends in from Texas, so conversation was an impoertant part of the evening. That went well until a guitarist and singer began at such a high volume that the convr==ersation had to enf - I could not hear them across the table! We requested the volume be lowered, and were told it was, although we could detect no difference. We had intended to have dessert there, but gave up and left because of the noise."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Turrkish restaurant with a bit of Paris bistro. Nice place for sure.Food is fine- and prices are maintained to a reasonable level. Simple bistro food, and a nice wine list."
    Dined on 10/9/2013