Piora
Piora

Piora

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pioranyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 960-3801
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Piora reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)romantic (63)special occasion (61)neighborhood gem (60)notable wine list (35)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (7)scenic view (5)good for groups (4)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Piora is focused on details. Perfect ice cubes in perfect cocktails, delicate and gorgeous plating. The food itself is amazing. Great tastes and textures, with just enough clever chemistry thrown in to make it memorable and a little surprising with each dish. Service is polished. Overall a great and relaxed high end experience.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food but too rigid management
    DZDutch
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Amazing food, but management needs to be less rigid. Celebrated a birthday dinner for my girlfriend and waiter convinced us to do 3 course tasting fixed price vs 2 course saying portions were small. This was not the case (at least by our standards) and as soon as our 2nd course was delivered we asked if we could cancel the 3rd course and just do the 2 course fixed menu. They acted like we had asked for the moon and said no after conferring with the kitchen. So we ended up with the final course (the main/protein portion of the meal) and asked to have them wrap them up after tasting them. However, upon getting home we discovered they had only given us one of the meals to go. Finally, being full, we declined dessert and they brought out a tiny golf ball size scoop of sorbet with a candle. A nice gesture although we would have much more appreciated them simply comping the glass of champagne the birthday celebrant had - none the less a nice gesture if a bit meager. One final note- on the bill they noted the golf ball size scoop of sorbet as a $3 charge and then showed a deduction of $3. Probably an accounting/inventory process - but completely tacky to show that on the consumer bill for something so trivial that you comped. All that said, the food really is amazing- but they need to not be so rigid and tight when it comes to pleasing the customer.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting, well executed food
    UWS2VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Unique dishes. Not pretentious, yet taking itself seriously. Waitress was very helpful and was firm that with our timeframe - we had an hour - only the two course Prix fixe would work.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    porcupine
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food is amazing and reasonably priced for what you get. Drinks are expensive, the wine list is good, although missing a few key wines (no Sancerre for example). Overall, I would say the service was very good. Strange thing is that you cannot order oysters by piece, only by the half dozen. Very nice atmosphere, not a pretentious place. Bottom line: go. Every single dish was delicious.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall
    OctoberVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The service and setting were perfect, although almost too many staff people in such a small space. The food was creative, but not quite as outstanding as the price would justify. The roasted vegetables had too many vegetables to get a real flavor mix, that in this case didn't work well together - they also weren't fall vegetables. The bucatini was mushed together with pasta too soft and not much in the way of crab, altho there was crab flavor - portion small. The chocolate peppermint... dessert was two tablespoons worth and the cake and rest isn't that hard to make, nor even with the most expensive chocolate justifying the tiny portion size. On a special occasion I would try them again, but there are other options first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    RichbreadVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Piora does tend to lighten your wallet, but unlike some it is worth every penny. The menu is very creative; be sure to ask your well informed waiter for descriptions of the dishes. Wine list is extensive, but some good reasonably priced bottles can be found. The bartender is a gem-- arrive early to sample his mixologistic talents. Our group of 4 was delighted with our overall experience. This is the way fine dining should be --a special, relaxing experience with exceptional food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    kgr1026VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was incredibly impressed with the quality of the food and service at Piora - it provides a real fine dining experience in a relaxed and serene environment in the heart of the West Village. Highlights included the pork chop, monkey bread (you must get this), and the squash appetizer. Ingredients were simple, the food beautifully prepared, and the service was top notch. I will be back and will recommend it to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    Brownzine1
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A nice place but horrendously expensive. The wine list is ridiculous with the least expensive bottle 70 or 80$. At these prices it simply is not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I find Piora to be consistently excellent with inventive seasonal food and excellent, friendly serrvice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice for Special Night
    chef
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Piora. The service was on point. We were very well taken care of all evening. Food was very good. Beautiful restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant to other people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    One of the best dining experiences I've ever had even after living and eating in NYC for 10+ years. Really an amazing restaurant with outstanding/inventive food and the service is as good as it gets with incredible attention to every detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner night out.
    AJeats
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Wonderful cocktails crafted so precisely, great service, Can't wait to go back. The squash and scallop apps were so good, we could have ordered a second round! This is the perfect place for the true foodie. The ambiance was perfect for catching up with an old friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost great.
    BunuelVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Attentive servers, managers, host, sommelier touch tables constantly... with a nice sense of ceremony. Apps & dessert and monkey bread were killer. Failure of the last mile: squid ink pasta that reminded me of reheated Filipino, skunky bad taste. Like mom's leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambiance/menu; service so-so
    hardyier
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I'd been excited to go back to Piora since the last time I had been there was just before they'd closed to return with a "new" menu. It turns out that there are several recognizable items from the last menu so it didn't feel that different for me. The ambiance and food are still good. What would stop me from recommending the place and would pause before returning, is the service. It's one of those places with lots of people walking around but none too useful. My waiter tried to push us to order more food by *repeating* his recommendation of 1 starter and 1 entree per person and then seemed to get testy when we ignored his recommendation. For 4 people, we ordered 5 starters, 2 entrees and 3 desserts and countless glasses of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The owner Simon came to our table and made us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a charming restaurant
    Eric
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food and staff and Piora are quite impressive and the team made a birthday this week truly memorable. The food was delicate but hearty - I'd recommend the gnocchi, market vegetables and pork chop. The wait staff was also remarkable - our waitress was able to guide us through the menu and was very attentive. We plan on returning soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Revelatory
    Westvillagegirl
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A wonderful food journey. Only one caveat: dessert was a diminuendo.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too much noise
    CamillsVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I love the food but too noisy and a little bit too pricey. Could go every week... But food amazing !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVEEEEE
    Bruncher
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    One of the best meals I have had in my life. RUN don't walk to Piora!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening ...
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My wife and I dined at Piora last evening and we left the restaurant knowing that we would return soon. The restaurant is very pretty with a long well stocked bar and then a very attractive dining room that looks out into a beautifully lit garden area. The service is professional and very competent and our meal was excellent. The menu is small, but very diverse and creative. My wife and I will return to sample some of the dishes that we did not get to enjoy last evening. This is a real gem in the West Village ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastronomic Gem
    Foodieover50VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Typically travel to NYC several times a year and always try different restaurants. This was our first visit and will definitely return again. Service was impeccable, knowledgable about the entire menu and wines and very attentive to our needs.Chef was creative using local ingredients. The market vegetables was one of the most delicious preparations and combinations that I have eaten. Also recommend the crudo and duck. The chef understands the art of choosing and cooking great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty, well presented and precise
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We started with the soft, buttery monkey bread, the amber jack crudo appetizer, and 'green peas' which was very flavorful and included savory pea sherbet (wonderful!). We went on to the rigatoni w/ duck sausage (good even though it was over salted), and duck with plum, beet and lavender...lots of texture and color. Tristar strawberry dessert was just enough and played with strawberries in different forms. The ambiance is simple/ minimalist but stylish; the interior reflects attention to detail and choice of materials. The bartenders / bar is Italianate and sophisticated... We enjoyed it more than we had expected and will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime.
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    One of the best meals, ever. Multiple courses, each bite better than the last. Not a single misstep in either the food or service. Just. Flawless. Worth every penny, of which there were quite a few!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Our favorite resteraunt!
    Mike
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Creative, wonderful food. Exemplary service. We can't wait to dine here again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • Good food, problematic ambiance.
    meatbowlVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food, as expected, was very good and the waitstaff was quite attentive. However, there were some issues that could easily be addressed by the management - and I hope they do - because if these matters were attended to, we would have had such a more lovely time. First of all, it was very cold in the dining room, the lighting was quite bright (so, again, added to a 'cold' feeling in the room), and the banquet tables were problematic. The cushioned seating side was very low, so the table ended up level with my chest (I am of average height) so I felt quite uncomfortable throughout the meal. All in all, the the room felt cramped with tables. And lastly, we found the sommelier to be not particularly professional nor helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
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    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!
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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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
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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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks is the best
    212foodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    classic cocktails made by bartender shinya. ice cube w/o bubbles. amazing creation. The BEST!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 69 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 128 reviews are from the Piora reviews archive.
  • 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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  • Great, but
    wjjwVIP
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.