Very friendly, warm and welcoming
Very friendly, warm and welcoming local restaurant. Attentive service. Food was fresh cooked, abundant and delicious.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Didn't know what to expect
Didn't know what to expect at first, but pleasantly surprise. A lot of seafood options, but all the dishes were prepared well.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Portuguese cuisine is the
Portuguese cuisine is the world's best kept secret. This is the best restaurant in Manhattan. Dare to try!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go to Pao..thank me later
We loved Pao....one of my favorite meal experiences EVER! Everything was fabulous...now I want to go to Portugal!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food here is fresh and no hint of having been previously frozen. Get the cod. Even the bread was fresh. I didnt know Spring St went that far west, sort of west village or west soho location. But still easy to get to.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Seafood options!
I really loved my experience dining at Pao. The Squid salad was light and delicious! Waitstaff was nice and not overbearing. Will certainly return!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
NY Authentic Portuguese, Finally!
My Portuguese boyfriend and I had a cozy Saturday night date at Pao. He absolutely loved it. He felt home from the second he looked at the bar selection. I'm a foodie, and I also enjoyed Pao's menu very much. Everything we ordered was delicious and well presented. The wine selection was also noteworthy.
Point is, we loved it, and you probably will, too!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Portuguese Food
If you don't have the money to travel to Portugal, then Pao is the next best thing. Having been raised on Portuguese food, I can say that my appetizer and entree selections were delicious and pretty much typical of good home Portuguese cooking. The added flair came from the presentation, the delicious bread (cleverly served in a flower pot), the quaint ambiance and the excellent service.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pao is a very welcoming small
Pao is a very welcoming small restaurant in a sometimes very noisy neighborhood. Best for seafood and wine.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent and authentic
A first visit, but will return. The food is truly Portugeuse, and good. The Acorda de Marisco is notable. My companion spoke highly of her rabbit, served with hazelnuts and a red and white wine sauce. My Bacalhau a Braz was the real deal. The wine list, exclusively Portugeuse, is reasonably priced, as is the food. Service was friendly but not over attentive. The restaurant is small and intimate, and fills quickly with parties of six or eight. The only downside, to my mind, is that the French doors along its north side open onto a busy side street, noisy on a summer's evening.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Portugal At Its Finest
The food, wine, service, ambiance and quaintness of Pao just made for an outstanding evening. Claudio, Freddy and Johnny were just off the charts. Our first visit to Pao will certainly not be our last. We've never been to Portugal but Pao made us feel like we were actually having dinner in Europe. We're looking forward to our next visit!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A super deal for great food!
This is my third time at Pao. As always, the food was fantastic and the service, friendly. This time we bought dinner through living social - $59 for 2 apps, 2 mains, 2 desserts and a bottle if house wine. Anything on the menu, including specials, was part of the deal and, for a supplemental charge, you could order any wine. A super deal for great food. However, I would go back even without a deal.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A beautiful little restaurant
A beautiful little restaurant with a nice outdoor patio that really works for a laid-back dinner in the summer. Reasonable wine selections and really outstanding food. Love the Cataplana, the Linguica, and the shellfish bread pudding, but my favorite by far is the rabbit with hazelnuts. A spot that I'll definitely go back to again and again.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little Portuguese spot in SoHo
We loved this place.My wife and I had a dinner at Pao,this turned out to be a very nice romantic evening.The ambience and place allowed to feel relaxed and nice.The food was great.I would definitely go there again and I would recommend anyone to go.It is relaxing.It is like a home style place,but a the same time a restaurant.Not big,cosy,delicious.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pao is a cute small find in Soho with marvellous fish and an interesting dessert menu. All staff were very gracious!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food and service.
Fabulous food and service. Nice portions, fresh and healthy fish, veggies. Excellent!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pao has great seafood, wonderful appetizers and friendly service.
We also loved the cold white Portugese wine on a hot summer evening.
Fun to go with friends, I like to have dinner there prior to attending a concert at the nearby City Winery.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great resturant
The food was fantastic, the service also was great. They explained what was on the menu and how it was made. They also talked
a little about their country which was very interesting. The waiter we had was very good in helping us order dinner's and so on.
I would recommend this place to everyone who wants to try different foods from different country's
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A superior little Portuguese bistro in Hudson Square with a strong, diverse, and extremely authentic menu, well-executed and pleasant. Charming waitstaff and bartenders, very knowledgeable and helpful. The menu features a lot of fish, meats, cheese, and spices, not super-nuanced gastronomically but very hearty and balanced. A destination restaurant.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just so delicious
Everything was delicious from beginning to end: squid salad, clams, shrimp, the rabbit, the steak, the chocolate salami!!!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for Portuguese food!!
Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Scallop and Octopus appetizer were both wonderful. Flank steak and Cod over sweet peppers were both delightful. Will visit here again next time we are in NYC
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and a good vibe
I recently dined here with my husband after a several year hiatus. The food was delicious - octopus salad, sardines, flambe sausage, fish in a honey broth -- and the service attentive but not crowding. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent score is the lack of gluten-free dessert options. It's a real treat. Check it out!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot, service , food and drink!!! Had the best time!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Affordable, quality food from efficient kind helpful staff.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unusual tasty menu choices, friendly well-timed service with good recommendations. the scallop appetizer is excellent, snapper entree was perfectly cooked w crispy skin. space is a little small, so I wonder if it would be noisy on a busy nite. we definitely want to come back w friends.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic Portuguese dishes are tasty, hearty, and often healthy treat to begin with. The folks at Pao have not only managed to master these classics but also added a tasteful twist of genius to each plate. Portioning is careful but plentiful compared to the excessive generosity found in many Newark, NJ establishments. The ingredients seemed fresh and of good quality. But the twist can be found in creatively replacing the cuisine's age old mashed potatoes with a whipped potatoes made with a touch of white truffle oil to accompany an expertly prepared snapper. The creation was excellent.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
exquisite food, divine wine list, great atmosphere and music, the service was perfect. the owner is a gentleman. it was a wonderful experience. I strongly recommend this place.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I got a deal on living social and since it got some many good reviews I decided to go and I am so happy I did,! Everything was delish! For appetizer my favorite was the crab cake which was highly recommended, for dinner we had the steak and the cod and egg dish both of which were so tasty! We had the green wine which complimented the meal and for dessert we had the pound cake thing which was great, we also got this other chocolate thing which we didn't love but it was good. All in all I highly recommend it!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant Experience
Excellent time with good friends. This was my first time. I had reserved dinner for 6 for a birthday celebration. The food was amazing! The service was awesome. The owner hung out with us and we had a blast! Couldn't have had a better time.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I found the restaurant because of Living Social which had a great deal. I've never had Portuguese food before but it was great! My boyfriend enjoyed himself thoroughly and we would definitely go again. It was my first dining experience in the city and it will be hard to top.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM