430 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $50 and over
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (212)960-3801x
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.Continued
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Piora reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 1, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (71)special occasion (56)romantic (55)neighborhood gem (52)notable wine list (29)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (7)scenic view (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/25/2014had 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:
- disappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 8/25/2014all 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:
- Creative, cozy, and cosmopolitanWilliamVIPDined on 8/23/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary dinnerililiVIPDined on 8/21/2014This 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:
- Michelin 2 Star worthy newcomerRSWLVIPDined on 8/16/2014Had 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:
- Special!OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 8/9/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great and thoughtful foodDowntownDatePlaceDined on 8/1/2014Intimate 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Did not have a good meallovesnycresturants485VIPDined on 7/27/2014Our 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.
- Great, butwjjwDined on 7/23/2014Genuinely 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing through and through11111VIPDined on 7/18/2014Fabulous food and service; get the monkey bread and bucatini and you will be in food heaven!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BonnieVIPDined on 7/18/2014Note 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Splendid duck and more!DCMHSDined on 7/17/2014Fantastic service, the market vegetables, the duck.....all the cocktails! Absolutely terrific!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect!!JunbugDined on 7/14/2014Three 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AmazinghawaiianhappymouthVIPDined on 7/12/2014My 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:
- Tre Chic in the West VillageJcruz0519VIPDined on 7/8/2014This 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Deliciously ZenlanereviewDined on 7/7/2014Lovely, 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exquisite Up and DownGlobalLocalVIPDined on 7/7/2014Whether 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One to visit for sure!!!FoodieVIPDined on 7/1/2014Great 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:
- Special placemoggiesueVIPDined on 6/30/2014Delicious food. Very unusual. Expensive wine by the glass. Perfect service. Lovely ambience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious but left hungryAlexVIPDined on 6/23/2014After 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:
- Lovely dinnerAJiLVIPDined on 6/18/2014Monkey bread is a must! The cocktails are quite good too. Nice relaxed ambiance, dimly lit rooms.Special Features:
- Just OKkp57Dined on 6/10/2014While 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.Special Features:
- painfully noisyPickyVIPDined on 6/5/2014The 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...I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect date nightKevlarBrownDined on 5/31/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Grand experienceAnnetteDined on 5/31/2014The food was brilliant. Sexy, elegant decor and ambiance and impeccable service!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Big flavors, tiny dishesNbnbDined on 5/28/2014Overall, 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.Special Features:
- Great for foodiesjmkkomaDined on 5/20/2014Dishes tastes amazing. Any foodies who are looking for romantic dinner nights or even dinner with bffs, this will be perfect!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect for a Special OccasionNeighborhoodFoodieDined on 5/13/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- adorable italian gemUESiderVIPDined on 5/10/2014went 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.Special Features:
- Everything but the wineOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/10/2014Everything 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.Special Features:
- Beautiful foodKkiesDined on 5/7/2014Some 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- standout food and master bartendermojavejenVIPDined on 5/3/2014I 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.Special Features:
- Expect MemoriesRupertDined on 5/2/2014Open 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Small portionsOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/1/2014Sophisticated 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.
- The following 98 reviews are from the Piora reviews archive.
- Great place, so so food.FoodloveDined on 4/29/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- g2vinDined on 4/28/2014overall 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!Special Features:
- All Around StandoutOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 4/28/2014From 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- a diisapponting experiencetheFredVIPDined on 4/18/2014The 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.
- This was one of the best diningOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/11/2014This 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I was at one of my favoriteMax1950VIPDined on 4/11/2014I 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.Special Features: