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Piora Details

  • 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 - 11:15
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, 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: Emily Hill (212) 960-3801

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 extensive 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Dishes tastes amazing. Any foodies who are looking for romantic dinner nights or even dinner with bffs, this will be perfect!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Delicious food. Very unusual. Expensive wine by the glass. Perfect service. Lovely ambience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Monkey bread is a must! The cocktails are quite good too. Nice relaxed ambiance, dimly lit rooms."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was brilliant. Sexy, elegant decor and ambiance and impeccable service!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Sophisticated cooking but the food is too salty ans spicy. Very expensive and they made a 80 dollars mistake (added a wine we did not have) in the bill."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I ordered carrots as an appetizer. It was out of this world! Presentation, combination of texture and taste was perfect. We ordered Rohan duck and Bucatini. Tiny portions. We didn't finish them, though. Sauce accompanying the duck was too sweet and bucatini was too salty. Side order of sun choke wasn't any better. Tiny bits which were toasted too much. We ordered Rigatoni midway through because of the small portion. A mistake. It was too sweet and salty at the same time. In my mind, the sweet and the salty sounds like a good combination but the tastes didn't blend in to create a good harmony. I ordered Tonic water twice to rinse out the saltiness in my mouth which is too bad. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "overall excellent; cuisine is very good but not quite a gustatory revelation - and portions are small. Tables are reasonably spaced, the ambience and service are excellent, and the dining area is nicely done, especially the window. NYC is a tough restaurant scene: anywhere else, this would be a category killer!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in. Warm welcome, excellent service at the bar. Two great mixed drinks. Was served an outstanding cup of asparagus soup. Beautiful salad of market vegetables with fiddlehead ferns, peas you could taste and greens. My husband had halibut that was perfectly cooked. My duck was rich and medium rare with a perfect sauce that was fruity and garlicky at the same time. My husband had a rubharb pavlova for dessert that he wouldn't share with me and I had a chocolate concoction that was smore-like in its tastes but very elegant. Perfect all around meal. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Thought we'd try this restaurant as it's in our neighborhood. The service was spectacular, and the food was amazing. Small restaurant with small portions, but more than enough for me. A little fancy for my taste, but glad I tried it out!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The wine list was our first disappointment. A list of very expensive wines with unknown names at least to someone who knows something about wines. The cheapest California was $95. The appetizer of baked peas was unimpressive and the main entrees of duck in a prune sauce was very tasty but a small proportion. The fetuccini with mushrooms was delicious but again small proportion for the price. In all, a very expensive dinner for not good value. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were seated in the section between the real dining room and the bar, which feels like the smoking vestibule at a European airport. All of our dishes came out luke warm. The monkey bread is always good, and the duck is delicious; however, one dish was outright bland. The service is always good but trying a bit too hard. There are too many great places in the neighborhood. Probably not going back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was at one of my favorite restaurants (The Nomad) on Thursday, and I am glad to report that Piora is every bit as good (this was my 2nd visit). It is superb, with great service and wonderful food. The carrots, the suckling pig and the Sunchoke are all highly recommended. The one dish that slightly disappointed was the much lauded Monkey Bread (for which, unfortunately, there is a charge), but all in all, it was spectacular. If I have one other (slight) knock, I would say it could offer a few more reasonably priced wines. But that is a very small gripe regarding what otherwise was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in quite a long time. I highly recommend this restaurant. It was such a treat."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was good and well presented. However, the service is overbearing and the restaurant makes a concerted effort to sell you more than you actually want. As an example, when we arrived for our reservation, we were told our table was not yet ready and told to wait at the bar and asked if we wanted to order a drink. We decided we were going to order a bottle of wine, and as soon as we notified the server of this, we were immediately taken to our table in a half full dining room as the only reason we were made to wait was in the hope of selling each of us a cocktail. These kinds of things make what would otherwise have been a pleasant meal something less than that."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Delicious eclectic menu, wine list presents a number of interesting selections. Small, charming space, romantic for those so inclined. Simon is the consummate host, Kyle the knowledgeable wine guy. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem. The food is spectacular, very carefully prepared, and inventive, if not even insightful! The space is lovely. The server was professional and knowledgeable. The owner, who came to our table, really cares, and it shows."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Fantastic food, wine and vibe--impeccable presentation in a relaxed atmosphere. Sommelier is great!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My wife and I had the best meal of the four we had in a NYC blow out weekend at Piora. The signature duck breast dish was fabulous and the nightly special of nettles infused and sauced gnocchi was the best gnocchi dish I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "had to wait a while before they sat us which was annoying but otherwise food was delicious. desserts could use some work still."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food has some great qualities to it. Its creative and appealing. I felt some dishes missed their mark a bit but overall it was very good food. The service was very well mannered and informed but felt too technical at times. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fun and interesting meal. Would definitely go back and I'm looking forward to seeing how this restaurant grows."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Simon Kim & Chris Cippolone have created a fabulous restaurant that I plan on going back to many times. The decor, the service, the cocktails, the vibe, the wine list and knowledge are excellent: food; WOW! beautifully plated food wo being fussy, just the right blend of flavors; the menu is so well balanced that anyone can find a dish. THe monkey bread is a must (delicious warm tear apart dinner rolls), I am a huge crudo fan and this one is top rated. Everyone is doing some octopus dish but Chris takes it one step ahead by BBQing it…this is a MUST! Then Rohan duck: how do they get two perfect rectangles of meaty, juicy, silken flavorful duck breasts like these? Agnolloti also impressive as were the desserts. I am so going back!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food here is very good and I especially appreciate the really excellent preparation of vegetable appetizer and side dishes. The carrots and the market vegetables were both delicious. My entree was the Bucatini and it was also excellent.The space is small and limiting so go with a small group. When we tried to add a couple to our reservation (going from 3 to 5 people) they could not/would not accommodate us."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Not bad....actually a very good spot. Small dining room which works to set a very nice atmosphere. The food was really interesting and well prepared. The carrot appetizer was incredible. Normally, cooked carrots are not on my list of things to try. In this case....well worth it! The oysters were from the West Coast and delicious! Shared the beef dish for 2. It was cooked perfectly and seasoned very well. We were stuffed...so there was no room left for dessert. The drinks were well made, the Leaves Falling was a particular gem. Note that it is a little pricey, so this is not an every week kind of place to visit. However I will be returning in the future!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "They have just started serving lunch so we had the place to ourselves. The food was excellent along with the service. I understand why people have said that it is expensive because of the wine list. The cocktails are delicious but small."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Lunch at Piora was a lovely experience - 3 course meal $28. Started off with the asparagus veloute with dungeness crabs and trout roe; texture, temperature, and flavors all worked well. For entree I had the bucatini of black garlic with dungeness crab, chilis, and maitake mushrooms (supp of $12). The pasta was al dente, generous amount of crabs, and the asian flavors melded well. A successful dish that I feared was bordering salty but ha, finished every bit of. Although I found some small shells, which I addressed, I still highly recommend the dish. Dessert of panna cotta with roasted peaches, crumbled graham crackers, and seaweed was a strong finish. The service is warm and genuine, right amount of conversation and attention."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Piora exceeded my expectations. Everything that hit the table was cooked perfectly and the seasoning was balanced and delicious! I absolutely loved the duck sausage with red wine rigatoni, the pasta heightened the flavor of the dish and cooked to a perfect al dente! The duck with farro was delicious! Our desserts left us blown away. I want to come back very soon and reccomend to many!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014