Piora
Piora

Piora

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pioranyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129603801x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 5:30 - 11:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Cipollone
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties can be reserved for groups as intimate at 6 and as large at 55.
  • Private Party Contact: events@pioranyc.com (212)960-3801x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Morton St and Leroy St
  • Public Transit: Houston St (1, 2)
    Christopher St - Sheridan Sq (1, 2)
    W 4 St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Barrow Street Garage: 2-12 Barrow St (212)242-9791
A word from Piora
Piora, which means “to blossom” in Korean, is the collaboration between proprietor Simon Kim and Chef Christopher Cipollone that pays homage to their Korean and Italian heritages and reflects their passion for creating dining experiences that are refined yet unexpected. Cipollone’s delicately presented Modern American dishes capture the robust flavors of the season’s ingredients. Composed by Sommelier Kyle Ridington, Piora’s 300 label wine list is constantly evolving with a concentration in small production wines from primarily France, Italy and United States. Nestled in the West Village on Hudson Street, Piora’s intimate dining room, featuring leather tables and unpolished marble, overlooks a serene private garden.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Piora reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)special occasion (56)romantic (55)neighborhood gem (55)hot spot (29)notable wine list (28)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (8)scenic view (7)great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)Show More
  • Monkey Bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A real gem of a restaurant- great service, great food, great flavors. The monkey bread is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Max1950VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Not inexpensive, but still a tremendous bargain given the amazingly high quality of ingredients and preparation. Perfectly paced and never rushed. My only issue is that they need a greater selection of moderately priced wines.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious food/professional staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    really good food and professional service. prepare to drop some $$$ as it is fully priced. best dishes we had were the ribeye with potato puffs, scallop appetizer, fava tortellini, and seasonal salad. all were perfect! the deserts were a bit over done in my opinion, too many components, though interesting and delicious. i would have given service 5 stars but our waiter spilled wine all over the table and a little on me with hardly an apology. accidents happen, but a comped glass of wine would have been nice in addition to a real apology.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food good mood
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We ordered monkey bread first and it was awesome. I am Korean so seaweed is very comfortable food for me, but it was special when it was mixed with butter. Octopus for appetizer was okay and it was familiar taste to me (stir-fried octopus made with gochujang) However, the sauce was strong for me. The octopus quality itself was supreme. I think it does not need to cover up with the strong sauce. We also had black ink pasta with crab. We had to re-order to duck sausage pasta since it was extremely salty for us. However, it was great that the pasta came out in separate dish. How thoughtful! For entree, we had pork dish and lamb dish. Pork was okay, and the lamb was fantastic! it was cooked perfectly. The milk cake was awesome- so moist!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gene
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    had couple friends come in from out of town and chose piora for this special occasion. food (cote de bouf, bucatini and scallops) was absolutely delicious and service was very attentive and catering. friends left impressed and wanting to come back the next time they are in town. bravo to the staff here as theyre doing a fantastic job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    all else aside, the food was disappointing. tried 2 apps, 2 pastas, and a meat dish, yet the best thing that came out of the kitchen was the monkey bread. nothing was bad, per se, but nothing was memorable either, especially at these price points. unique, maybe, but it didn't culminate into anything.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative, cozy, and cosmopolitan
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had my first visit to Piora this past weekend, and was impressed by the high-caliber food, beautiful interior, and hospitable staff, coupled with an impressive wine list (overflowing with Italian and French varietals) and cocktail concoctions. Some favorites: Market Vegetables and the Duck. There were certainly unique flavors (seaweed butter with Monkey Bread, chili-rubbed octopus) that have me eager to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    ililiVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is our second time at Piora and it was just as amazing the second time around. Every dish we had was just bursting with flavors. I didn't want them to end. The market vegetables is my favorite. The service is perfect and I love the intimate setting. This is my most favorite restaurant in NYC. Not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent 2 times in a row
    BaroloVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Walked by a couple times on Hudson, always looked interesting, finally booked. Great experience. Went back second time in a month, again superb. Mix of different origins does work. Food is innovative but within tradition bounds, well prepared and nicely presented. Service was outstanding both times with different servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michelin 2 Star worthy newcomer
    RSWLVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had pleasure to dine here numerous times past 12 months since it opened. With the owner, Simon quarterbacking every details to absolute perfection, the intimate space blooms with divine gastronomical executions from the chef combined with seamless services from the staffs. This truely represents a Michelin 2 star worthy experience and certainly most notable newcomer for 2013.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took my parents here for their anniversary dinner and they were really impressed with the food, service and ambiance. The staff made it a special experience from beginning to end. I would highly recommend for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and thoughtful food
    DowntownDatePlace
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Intimate with warm service, Piora delivers. Small and careful menu that reflects what is fresh in the market. Food was relatively simple yet plated food looks great and tastes even better. Stylish, intimate but a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not have a good meal
    lovesnycresturants485VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our entree came out cold. This was around $40 entree. The kitchen just re-heated it and it didn't taste good. It was also very very small. A gin and tonic is $20. We felt this was overpriced. Especially with Seagrams tonic. They charge you extra for bread. Portions are VERY small and everything has sugar -even my pasta dish! You could compare the prices here to the french restaurant Daniel. Except at Daniel you get much larger portions, bread is complimentary, drinks are less expensive - and it's unbelievable fine french dining. This restaurant was empty the night we dined here. I think it's way over-priced and portions are very very small. We actually ate when we got home after dinner - something we never ever do.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, but
    wjjw
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Genuinely inventive cuisine - the spring pea appetizer is unique and extraordinarily delicious (the savory pea sorbet-wow!) and the toy box tomatoes with burrata, basil and sesame is a new take on perfection. The suckling pig is possibly the best in the city. Portions are just right and the presentation of every dish is understated art. BUT the noise level is really, really, really out of control when the restaurant is full. Normal conversation is impossible and shouting diminishes the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing through and through
    11111VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fabulous food and service; get the monkey bread and bucatini and you will be in food heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Note that the server will begin by asking if you are hungry. Perhaps this is in response to the many complaints about the portion size. Indeed, the portions are small, as is the menu choice, a recent trend, it seems, and one which I applaud. Still, the portions ARE small. The barbequed octopus is excellent and the suckling pig is, too. Avoid the bucatini with crab; it had almost no taste and the $36 price is beyond reason. Cocktails and wines by the glass are good, though, again, the wine prices, especially for bottles, are high. We will return, but not for awhile.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid duck and more!
    DCMHS
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Fantastic service, the market vegetables, the duck.....all the cocktails! Absolutely terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!!
    JunbugVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Three of us went for a special evening, a dinner before my friend's wedding this weekend. Everything from the moment we walked in and when we walked out was beyond perfect. The service was flawless, every dish ordered were over the top and loved the size and ambiance of restaurant! As a person who organized the dinner, I was hoping that my friends would experience this amazing place and through out the dinner, they made so many good comments about the place. I was so happy to hear that. We all want to go back already!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    hawaiianhappymouthVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I travel to NYC at least 5 or 6 times a year and we were delighted to hear from the folks at Mas restaurant about Piora. What a gem! From the moment we walked in the door to the time we said "Good Night" our experience was wonderful. Thoughtful, attentive service, delicious and inspired food, and an ambiance that made us feel as if we were miles away in a country garden. I had the suckling pig and my husband devoured the lamb. The incredible sauce that accompanied my dish was so delicious that my husband kept trying to steal it off my plate! We will most certainly be back on our next trip later this fall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tre Chic in the West Village
    Jcruz0519VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This place is perfect - the decor, the service, the cocktails, the presentation and the food. Arrive early and enjoy a drink at beautiful bar. If it's a special occasion, request the table against the window facing the garden. Our menus were personalized to read "happy anniversary" at the top. I had told the receptionist that it was our anniversary when I called to confirm the reservations. Have the monkey bread. I hear the whipped lardo is delicious. The seaweed butter was tasty, too. The charred octopus and market vegetables were delicious. Don't be fooled by the 1000 island under the market vegetables. I don't remember the fish in my main course but the Meyer lemon hollandaise amazing! I'll definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously Zen
    lanereview
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Lovely, simple ambience with wooden rafters, sliding doors and clean lines; service is friendly, attentive and professional; food is a find balance of full flavor and lightness - plates are quite innovative and nuanced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Up and Down
    GlobalLocalVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Whether dressing up for a big night out or breaking down the week with a culinary treat, Piora attentively serves consistently exquisite and imaginative preparations in a friendly elegant environment. Our amuse-bouche was little green apple balls saturated in non-spicy jalapeno juice and dusted with white basil powder, quickly reaffirming our decision to come for dinner. The Market Vegetables appetizer featured seasonal vegetables independently prepared at different temperatures for a fantastic culmination of flavors. All of the other dishes were also exactly properly cooked and ingredient flavors were separately engaging without fighting one another for attention. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly without hovering.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One to visit for sure!!!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great service, food and ambiance! Love the table seating as well as the bar. They def have a great cocktail menu as well and very knowledgeable bartenders to get a great drink! One of my favorites and def coming back!!! Must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place
    moggiesueVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Delicious food. Very unusual. Expensive wine by the glass. Perfect service. Lovely ambience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but left hungry
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    After reading a number of reviews that pointed out the very small portions, I was hesitant to check out Piora, considering the prices. The reviews were spot on; a $32 suckling pig entrée literally had 4 cubes of (absolutely delicious) pork, with stingy dabs of mustard, poached pear and mini potato chunks. The appetizers were also fantastic but very small, even compared to similarly priced establishments. Pea shoots with a grassy ice cream were surprisingly sweet, while the bbq octopus was exceptionally tender and spicy (flavorful not hot). Monkey bread was the best value, and the whipped lardo with herbs was so good I could have eaten it with a spoon. We didn't leave full, and the bill was too high for that, but the food was a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner
    AJiLVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Monkey bread is a must! The cocktails are quite good too. Nice relaxed ambiance, dimly lit rooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Just OK
    kp57
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    While some of the dishes were delicious, the others were "just ok" and not worth their exhorbitant price tags ($20 for a tiny plate of market veggies). Cocktails were ok but overpriced and took a long time to make. The overall experience was positive, but not worth going back to when there's so many other options in Manhattan.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • painfully noisy
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food is beautiful at Piora and the hints of northern Asian cuisine add a very refined touch. The wine list is more than adequate with great choices in every category. But the noise! The sound level in the dining room was painful...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    KevlarBrown
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I dined at Piora on Saturday evening and we both walked away incredibly impressed. The service was warm, the food amazing, and the ambiance was excellent. We both felt as though we had found a hidden gem in a city of incredible dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand experience
    Annette
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was brilliant. Sexy, elegant decor and ambiance and impeccable service!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big flavors, tiny dishes
    Nbnb
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Overall, with a few minor exceptions, the food was delicious. Bold, innovative, adventurous. The staff was friendly and very thoughtful printing a custom menu for my mother on her birthday. The only downside to this restaurant is the prices, which feel particularly outrageous when you realize that the portions are tiny. We ordered appetizers and entrees for each person, and even ordered an extra entree for the table to share, but we left a little bit hungry and a little bit unsatisfied. We actually went straight around the corner to order a pie of pizza. It's definitely worth trying but charging that much for miniature portions makes me not likely to return very soon.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was fine
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I have no complaints. But nothing to rave about either. Pleasant. Edible. Beyond that? Not really memorable.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 107 reviews are from the Piora reviews archive.
  • A gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Love this place. Food ambiance and wine list and even the bar service top notch. Portions are small for the hearty eater. Beautiful dining room with friends of for a romantic date. Bar tenders top notch. Wine list fantastic. If you are in the hood eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for foodies
    jmkkoma
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Dishes tastes amazing. Any foodies who are looking for romantic dinner nights or even dinner with bffs, this will be perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a Special Occasion
    NeighborhoodFoodie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I went here for my 30th wedding anniversary with my husband. Everything was perfect from start to finish. The service is incredible. The food is delicious. Every plate is a work of art, every bite is a taste treat. I recommend you ask your server for advice to get to your perfect meal. It was pricey, but for a special occasion, well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • adorable italian gem
    UESiderVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    went here for my birthday with my sister. the "egg" appetizer is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. pastas were great, not amazing but definitely tasty. the monkey bread to start was phenomenal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything but the wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was lovely: the rook is beautiful, the staff super helpful and the food was delicious. My criticism is about the wine. They have a great list and offer lots of good wine by the glass; however, the "pour" was ridiculously small, certainly not the standard pour. Given that the wine was pricey' the amount that they poured by the glass was a rip off. This was not unique to our table -- it seems to be their way.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Beautiful food
    Kkies
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Some of the most beautiful food I have seen in a while! I did the 3 course lunch prix fixe and it was a great deal! The pans cotta blew me away, especially as someone who usually thought very little of pana cotta- piora's is delicious, flavorful and so elegant! The beet salad was also beautiful both in taste and look! Lastly, I had the Gemelli with hedgehog mushrooms and Brussels sprouts which was so awesome and a good size portion for the 3 course lunch prix fixe. The only let down was the crab bucatini which is really overpriced and does not know your socks off. Overall, there is simple , yet thoughtful decor and a pretty view of the garden area! He staff was friendly and the meal was a winner overall!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • standout food and master bartender
    mojavejenVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I was so impressed by Piora -- not only by the delicious food and perfect cocktails, but by how friendly and relaxed the place is! So rare in a NYC hotspot. Go early to sit at the bar to observe the beauty of the super-soigné Japanese bartender at work. He's gotten a lot of press for his cocktail innovations, but these drinks are perfectly balanced, not gimmicky. I had the market vegetable appetizer, which has a bland name but is one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten, the black garlic bucatini (an umami-bomb!) and the halibut. Amazing. The only thing I found lacking was the dessert menu, but the house-made digestivo options are so interesting that it's worth focusing on those instead.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expect Memories
    Rupert
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Open only 10 months, Piora is poised for greatness. From the walk by the bar into the elegant space facing the back greenery, to the utterly intuitive, prompt, yet unobtrusive service, the stage was set for memorable dishes. I won't bore with raves about the details, but was convinced the kitchen staff were having as much fun with their food as they were messing with my mind. Aided by one of the best sommeliers I've recently consulted (knowledgable, really interested in your expectations), this evening became an engram of what makes the New York food scene renowned.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.