TORO
TORO

TORO

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toro-nyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 691-2360
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-W 5:30pm - 11pm
    Th-Sat 5:30pm - 12am
    Bar M-W 5:00pm - 1am
    Bar Th-S 5:00pm - 2am
    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: corner of W 15th and 11 ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Manhattan parking garage located on west 15th between 9th and 10th avenues.
A word from TORO
Award winning authentic Barcelona-style tapas by Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette in New York City's Meatpacking District.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
TORO reviews from OpenTable diners
179 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (112)hot spot (100)good for groups (94)vibrant bar scene (76)special occasion (59)neighborhood gem (31)late-night find (25)romantic (23)notable wine list (21)scenic view (8)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Excellent Food and Service. Nothing else needs to be said.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tinapay
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Went there for my birthday. Due to traffic we were extremely late but they accommodated us still. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable in terms of the menu. A must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little noisy.......
    MaryHVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    ask for the table in the back; you can still have a conversation and enjoy the food. Sangria was more fruit juice than anything else but still tasty with the vast assortment of flavors we ordered. Loved the goat cheese salad, eggplant, duck , sardine toast.....razorback clams were very fishy and sent them back. All in all , a good experience ............ Seated within 10 minutes of our reservation and wait staff and support was attentive without being intrusive and timed our small plates perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Toro!
    Nikki
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I've dined at Toro a few times and I have dreams about the Gambas and the Lobster Paella. The service is always great and the space is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Lolita
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We had a nice meal but the tapas were not exceptional by any means...and the paella tasted nothing like a true paella. Good place for non- foodies going out for a fun time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good ambiance but food could be better
    lulu
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and the drinks. Food took a very long time to be served and some dishes were better than others. Spanish is our favorite cuisine and we have had much better. Service was ok as well. I arranged with the host to have a dessert come out with a candle as a surprise given the birthday occasion and they completely forgot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy but not crazy
    ValFromParisVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Yes this place is trendy, you can clearly see it. But I'm not sure if it really deserve it. You have some nice tapas, but nothing crazy. It's packed, a lot of people and a lot of noise. We were waiting to be taken at our table for more than 10 min, just because the waitress forgot us...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We couldn't wait to eat here. We ate at the location in Boston and couldn't stop talking about it. When we booked our trip to NY, I was excited to hear that there was also a Toro restaurant in the city. I made reservations (the NYC location accepts reservations) and counted the days. We arrived a bit early and went to the bar to have a drink. We were seated on time-at the worst possible table in the restauarnt. When asked if we could have a different table as we saw another one available. We were told that that table was for a party of 5- and we were a party of 4. After some debate we decide to take the table by the door and enjoy the food.....except the food was horrible. Tasteless, overcooked and just plain terrible. I was so disappointed, but also embarrassed as I had assured my brother this would be an amazing meal. The only positive was the wait staff, which were great. On our way out, we noticed that the other table we had requested....was sat with a party of 4. Horrible management, bad food. Way too many great restaurants in the city. Save yourself time and money and choose a different one!!!
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  • Too noisy
    WorldTable
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Food was very good, authentic Spanish tapas. Between the hard surfaces, and the loud music one goes to Toro to eat not to talk to your table companion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    DaggettVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have wanted to eat at Toro for awhile and was unfortunately disappointed. The serice was poor at best. It was easier to get a glass of wine at the crowded bar than it was at my seat. Food was average, salty and overpriced. Music was overbearingly loud.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Waiter weak. Food mostly excellent. Portions too big for tapas busboy and sommelier excellent. Music too loud. Cold drafts from ceiling vents
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Toro
    tschmitty01VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Their service was amazing. The food was awesome until we got to the bone marrow. Never ever order the bone marrow
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Toro
    HugoBoss
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The entire experience was exceptional. I arrived early and spent time at the bar. The bartender was very engaging and energetic. had a great cocktail. Our table reservation was timely and from them moment we sat down, we were pampered and attended to. It was a special night out with my God-Daughter and had not seen her in 3 years. we ordered several years. We ordered several plates at our server's recommendation. Also a shared Paella. It was amazing. The staff was exceptional, food arrived in a timely fashion. we were not rushed. pleasurable on all accounts. Toro goes on my must list for each visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food with 'Tude
    penneliVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Celebrated my birthday here last weekend with friends. Overall, the service was friendly, with only a hint of attitude. Loved the tapas and the paella was supreme. But I do have one BIG beef: my husband specifically called to request a nice table for our celebration. When we arrived, we were ushered to the first table next to the maitre d' stand right by the front door. It was a windy night and every time someone came in, we could feel the breeze; we asked for another table and were told we could have one in the back but we'd have to be out by 9:30! We shouldn't have to move--let the 9:30 res have the table by the door, we made our reservation a month in advance!! Poor service policy--we were made to feel unwanted. Not sure I'll return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday trip from Oregon
    Honker
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Researched restaurants - read about yours - walked The Highline and then to you. Sitting at the bar watching the cooking was tremendous! Food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why take a reservation?
    Foodeatr
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Got there at 8:30pm for a 9:30pm and got sat at 11:15pm. Starving and annoyed, not a great start to a first date. Had to cancel after dinner plans. Bad experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little too loud
    Michele531VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is good although portions are small, even for a tapas-type place. Very hard to have any kind of conversation, so loud you can't even hear the server. Given that, the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend for food
    food4all
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Was not happy that we were seated at a table near serving station and rest rooms. However, this was a celebratory event. Wine suggestions were spot on, food was inventive and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Unique and Enjoyable!
    LarryB
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    For those familiar with TAPAS style, this will be a great choice. For those not familiar with TAPAS it will also be a great choice! Service was excellent, in fact we arrived late, and I made a point to call the restaurant to let them know we were running a little late. They said no problem, and when we walked in we got a hugh welcome and told how much they appreciated us calling to let them know. It was a Saturday evening. Food was excellent, do not miss the "Grilled corn with alioli, lime, espelette and aged cheese" , just killer!!!!! A little steep on the drink prices, but other then that really great, would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chubilui
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The best part was the attention given by the hostesses and our waiter. The beer selection and the wine by glass selection(at $12 and up) is poor. If you have been in Spain and have tasted tapas from various regions, like we have, these tapas were not delicious and far too expensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best new tapas joint in NYC
    smithmuniz
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The title is bold statement given the high quality of tapas restaurants in NYC. But Toro has grown, evolved and improved in 1 short year. After savoring 8 dishes and 2 desserts, I have to say everything was spot on, successful interpretations of classic Spanish dishes. The twist on "gambas al ajillo", griddled garlic shrimp with their tails, was to bathe them in a lobster and butter sauce with a hint of cascabel chiles. "Txipirones," or baby squid with toasted bread and a farm egg, was both tender and crunchy, so tasty that I finished off the dish by soaking bread in the sauce. Service was excellent, a young staff that is friendly and helpful. Toro can be loud at peak hours, so it's not your optimal romantic destiny. So make it a fun date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tiny portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    too noisy, too pricey and too tiny portions. two slices of Pan y tomata, a piece of foie that was 2 bites. Food is tasty but ridiculously small portions for the price. not very authentic either.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    ARS116VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had heard great things about TORO, but it exceeded expectations. Definitely expensive, but the food and cocktails are incredible. When visiting tapas restaurants, I'm usually skeptical of high prices due to small portions - our group of 4 ordered ~3 tapas each and we were definitely satisfied at the end of the meal. Service & decor is great, perfect for a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    TerryBearVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Delicious and Vibrant!......accesible and with someone to offer all palates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toro Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Service was particularly noteworthy at Toro, but really only on the server side. Food was good with a few standout items - Iberico ham, pork belly, foie gras and cauliflower. Restaurant has an energetic buzz about it. Could see hosting a private event there. Wish that overall level of food was a touch better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food poor service
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I was so excited to get reservations through OpenTable's hot tables at Toro. And walked away disappointed and truthfully angry. The food that we received was very good and cooked beautifully unfortunately the service was so bad it took away from the food. I've never been treated so horribly by a restaurant. No one ever introduced themselves to us as our server, we always had to flag someone down to get anything. Had to ask 4 times for cocktails that we had ordered. Nothing came out of the kitchen cohesively even though we had asked for our meat and vegetables to come out at the same. It seemed that they only wanted to take care of the large party at the chefs table. As a award winning chef's restaurant I expected more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Delish
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was awesome. It was a busy vibrant vibe. Menu was huge and a bit overwhelming so we had our waiter pic his fav dishes. Definitely order the Soft goat cheese with tomato honey and grilled bread & the Smoked duck drumettes with apricot mustard glaze. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place-good but small tapas
    FruityFlower
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very nice place, great ambience. Tapas plates are very small, kind of expensive for what you get. Plates were served one by one - batatas bravas alone is not my favorite...my favorite plate was the goat cheese!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GYC09
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excelente restaurante, muy buena atención, y en especial su comida. Paella de langostinos...!! Uff..!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Incredible
    KCrossVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food and the service were amazing, there wasn't one dish we didn't "ooooo" and "ahhhh" over. And we tried a LOT of dishes. And the service was great. Really great suggestions and explanations of each dish. We sat at one of the preparation areas for tapas and the chefs were very friendly and open to questions. Just a great experience all around. HIGHLY recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great anniversary dinner, awesome tapas and paella.. no disappointments!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very eclectic menu
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Menu shows great creativity. Kind of feel scammed when you order a tapas dish as the staff seems well trained to always push a table to order two orders instead. The food itself was fairly good but we left feeling hungry. Paella for two was very skimpy for $45!
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  • Vying for tapas king of NYC
    AmedeoVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We've been on a never-ending tapas crawl since a trip to Spain two years ago. Toro has a sexy vibe to it and a really extensive, inventive menu beyond your standard patatas bravas. All the classics are there, but sea urchin & miso butter bocadillo set the tone for a tapas adventure that rivals any we've been on in NY. I strongly recommend taking a shot at the duck drumettes with apricot glaze...tender, subtle and a lot of meat on those legs. The skirt steak was cooked to perfection. Some of the classics were a bit dull and disappointing. Toro is a place to experiment. It is a great date spot, but I always prefer tapas in a group which works here because you're going to want to order at least a dozen things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adventurous
    Elcabra
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Impressive tapas,clean flavours,delicious We were just thinking snacks before going out, had the house wines and six selections,excelent service, left very satisfied.Favorite was the pulpo!Industrial loud atmosphere, could use some sound dampening(but I,m old)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the price
    WineList
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    NYC is crawling with tapas restaurants, so someone looking for authentic Barcelona-style tapas can be picky. Toro is a little different - it's grander, less kitchy, and fit for foodies looking for something a little different than the typical fare. Service was excellent, wine list was great, and the food was outstanding. It was, however, not cheap. For a special night out, Toro is a good bet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Yorkville
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday. Were simply bowled over by the food and by the service. Will probably turn this into our go-to place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend
    Lindsay
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at toro on a Tuesday night. Sat at the plancha counter and enjoyed dish after flavorful dish. Everything we enjoyed was fresh, interesting, and absolutely delicious. These guys can really cook - especially if you are an adventurous eater. I've lived in Barcelona and eaten in many tapas restaurants, and this place definitely stands out above the rest! Really just a top-notch experience between the impeccable service, incredible food, and fun atmosphere. Favorites: uni sandwich, blowfish tails, tomato salad, and the carrots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the gastronomes and the foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have only been in Toro thrice but this classy restaurant always exceeded my expectations. Excellent service, vibrant ambience and the food is just exceptional! It is one of my favorite places to dine in New York City!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a great place
    lw5530a
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I recently dined at Toro with a friend of mine and we both had an amazing night. The ambiance is very cool, it's a pretty industrial vibe. The two of us started of with cocktails, which were both unique and delicious. Then we ordered wine and discovered that they have a great Spanish wine list. We shared several tapas, which were absolutely amazing - great flavors, great presentation. I cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Restaurant is too loud to hear anything but food is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.