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About Poco

Less is always more. Restaurateur Sara Grizzle (formerly of Redemption Grill and Essex) and Food Network’s award winning chef, Abe Lopez, have teamed up to create a bright new spot in Manhattan’s East Village with the best Tapas ever plus other small dishes. The menu offers a taste of everything and accommodates every food preference, meat eaters and vegans alike. Serving Tapas lets a group mix and mingle. With a great wine list, a good selection of tap and bottled beers, as well as some of the most interesting cocktails around (try the Ginger Mojito), Poco is the perfect spot for a quick drink and appetizer, dinner, or a place to wind down after a hectic day.
The food is original and fantastic (Mac & Cheese & Lobster) and as well as a good price performer appealing to budgets of any size.
Everyone at Poco looks forward to serving you. Sara, one of the owners, is usually there and stops by each table to meet our guests. See you when you arrive.

33 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, American, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday Breakfast & Lunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday Breakfast & Lunch: 5pm - 12:00am
Friday Brunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday Dinner: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Dinner: 6:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
3rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 228-4461

Website:
http://www.poconyc.com/

Entertainment:
Music changes as the night changes. Relaxing jazz and low keyed tunes at Brunch and before 9 pm at night. Although no dancing is permitted, the upbeat rhythms will keep you moving in your seat as the night goes on.

Catering:
We offer a full catering menu that is available on our website at www.poconyc.com. Please call with any questions or inquires.

Parking Details:
Street parking is permitted but often difficult to find. Save the environment and come by transit or cab for a quick and easy arrival.

Public Transit:
Poco is 4 blocks away from the "F" stop on Houston and 2nd Avenue. If you ride at the front of the train you will get off at 1st Avenue and Houston. Walk East 2 blocks and turn left and walk North 2 blocks. You can transfer to the F from the 6 train on the East Side and from the A,C, E, 1, 2, and 3 on the West Side.

Executive Chef:
Abe Lopez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Poco Restaurant and Lounge provides each one of its guests a truly unique and enjoyable experience. Poco has a main floor and a private lounge with its own bar that can both be rented out for your personal event. Smooth sexy music, and candle lit lounge invites you in and makes you want to stay!

Poco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Casual (13)
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Tapas (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Vegan (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Brunch is always exceptional here! I’ve been stopping by every time I’m in town for the last 8 years. The lobster Mac is fabulous as is the sangria

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was underwhelming, crispy cauliflower had NO taste, sliders tasted funky, had to send the mussels back due to a horrible sewage like smell/taste, our waitress barley checked-on us & we had to keep turning around to get water refills from the bartender. The guac and mac & cheese was the best part of our meal. We also missed out on a final happy hour priced item because our waitress took too long to come to our table when we flagged her down ....

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed the time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Really enjoy coming here for a casual brunch with friends. Drinks are constantly flowing and the staff is great. Anything with lobster or truffle oil makes me happy and this place serves both. Music can be a bit much but otherwise a nice touch. Always a good time!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, People Watching
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I like the food and drinks! But the portions are a lot smaller than last year.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good ambiance and good nightly specials. But why I wouldn't recommend for dinner is because my gf steak came out very cold and when presented the issue to the waiter it came back very well done. I understand trying to assist but lack of care is a big turn off, left without finishing the meal. Upsetting.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Terrible food! Absolute slop, not great service and terrible value -- unless you are doing bottomless brunch. Even then, food does not make up for it!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was great, our server was great and everything came out so fast. Before I finished my mimosa he filled it. The only thing I did not appreciate was them making us wait outside until 11:10. When they opened at 11 and we all had reservations at 11. If they do not open the doors until 11:10, they should make the first reservations 11:15am. It was freezing out and they were all standing in the restaurant on their phones, not doing anything. Besides that it was fun.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Phenomenal experience and worthy of the term "legendary"

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Over hyped. Way too expensive. Awfully rubbish food.

Advised from locals not to attend and wish we had listened.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was bomb. Service was meh. Was loud and cold. Restaurant had all doors open in early November. Why? Will be back...for brunch!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

vegan mac and fried chicken sliders were amazing...very small place but yummy

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Organic, Vegan
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Found this plan online and while travelling wanted to try it out for the boozy brunch. The mimosa is bottomless as stated, food was great and serving sizes were great for brunch, not too big or small so you feel good after your meal. The place is really cute, the wood tables, outdoor seating as well. The street isn't too noisy so the open air concept works really well. Server was awesome, great customer service. Will be returning next time in new york

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My experience at Poco was amazing from our waitress to the service and most importantly the food and drinks.

The menu was satisfying to the vegan to the meager lovers in the group. We will definitely be going back!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a great time here. The atmosphere was really nice, and the food (we got: watermelon salad, beef sliders, octopus, truffle fries) was delicious. The drinks were also really good. It did take a bit longer than one would expect to get our drinks each time that we ordered, but it seemed like maybe the bar was short staffed for whatever reason, and our server was so pleasant that we sort of didn't worry too much about it. Friends have eaten here previously and from talking to them it sounds like our experience with drinks was uncommon. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Poco Hybrid Sangria and Truffle Mushroom Croquetas were absolutely delicious. Lobster Guacamole also quite tasty. Laid back atmosphere, nice inside / outside feel with doors that open onto the street and a few sidewalk tables, fun music. Bar was inviting. Overall great value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had an awesome time. We were a group of 7. Loved the music, the wait staff and over ambience.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was really good. Drinks weren't strong. But was ok.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great brunch drink specials and food, can't wait to go again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tapas, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I went to Poco last night with my friend Susan for a belated birthday dinner. We had a wonderful time, and the food from start to finish was fantastic. We went early so arrived during happy hour. We shared small plates of the Truffle Mushroom Crouqetas, Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Calamari, Guacamole & Chips, and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders with Caramel Apple Pie for desert. The service was excellent and the waitress helpful when asked what was good on the menu. I had the Poco Hybrid to drink, Susan, a margarita. Just a lovely time, and they didn't try to rush us out either. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We went there on Labor Day and we're lucky enough to get to experience their brunch. Amazing restaurant, with incredible drinks and food. Everything we had was the great ! The lobster mac and cheese and French toast was incredible and to die for! A must try! Our waiter, I believe his name was Cory was probably the best waiter I have ever had, all the servers were extremely nice and helpful as well! There was also a Dj Playing music, which gave a really fun and upbeat vibe. Definitely worth the drive, can't wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The servers were VERY friendly throughout the brunch hour. It was my first time here and were placed outside. I got a glimpse of the inside when going for a bathroom break. It was very vibrant and lovely. The music selection was great too! Went well with the drinks lol. I'll defiantly be back soon!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I'm actually disappointed. I have been to Poco twice in the past for Sunday brunch. The lobster mac & cheese WAS to die for and the bottomless drinks had a kick to it. I was there last Sunday, service was great as usual. However, the lobster Mac & Cheese was not as good as it used to be, not even close. smh and the drinks, was just like drinking flavored water. Maybe if I go there again, I will just try something else on their menu. But their famous Lobster Mac & Cheese, is no longer famous to my tastebuds. Very disappointing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had the lobster guac and lobster mac... both were really good. The guac was something I just wanted to try, having never had lobster in my guac before. It was super flavorful and the chips that came with it were not over salty which helped to be able to actually taste the food and not salt. The lobster mac was very rich and creamy. While I couldnt eat it all, I actually had lobster I could see and taste :) I have had lobster mac before very dry and this was not the case, it came out so creamy, I almost wish I had a piece of bread to soak up some of the flavors.

While the food was good, I wish I remembered our waiter bc he was hands down the best waiter I have had in my life. I saw so many negative comments about customer service, I went in prepared for mediocrity and I left with amazement. Our waiter was attentive, joked around with us, was quick to seat us and get our ordered, provided recommendations between different dishes, etc. I even heard him with other tables with just as much enthusiasm and in general happiness. The food could have been terrible (it was actually quite good) and I would have still left with a great experience based on this waiter.

Additionally, we were running late. I called and they kindly moved our reservation to accommodate when we would be there as opposed to cancelling all together. I am sure that this could not be done during a crazy busy night but it was nice to know that they were generous and willing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

First time here. Came here for the bottomless brunch, cash only. The food was good, but the drinks were not strong, it was mostly juice to the point that we had to buy a bottle of wine and the server was slow coming around to pour our glasses. There are other places out there with better bottomless brunch and you actually get feel the drinks.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was great and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Keep in mind that it's cash only.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Ugh. With the exception of friendly waitstaff, this restaurant has nothing going for it. I had been wanting to go to brunch there for awhile and was so disappointed. Slow service. When food FINALLY arrived, it was cold. And then we had to wait for utensils. The "bottomless" brunch was a laugh. I got one refill of sangria. And that was it. They never came around again. I also never got the coffee I ordered. Save your $. This place was AWFUL.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Poco is always a fun place to go for bottomless brunch! The service is good - it's always super busy - so make sure you go with a reso or be prepared to wait.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

I personally love the happy hour drink and tapas specials more than brunch, but brunch is a lively time (food is OK), and bottomless is totally worth it!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Chose this place for my 22nd birthday bottomless brunch and it was so much fun!! Staff was so energetic and funny, dancing and singing to each other. Wish I remembered our waitress' name, she was petite and had the cutest corduroy skirt on, we were in love with her. We got sat in a cute comfy corner booth overlooking the bar and rest of the dining area. Drinks were always full and I got the French toast and cleaned my plate, it was so yummy!! I don't really leave reviews often but I'll definitely be coming back to Poco and recommending to all my friends! Thank you guys!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My absolute favorite brunch spot! Food is amazing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Organic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food and staff were great, but they need to address the smell of the restaurant. As soon as you walk in, it smells like old, pool water.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I was disappointed with all the hype and waiting to come here. I think people come only for the unlimited drinks. I ate the steak sandwich and my friend had the cure. The eggs were wet not cooked well. No flavor on any of our items. The only nice part about the restaurant was the waitress . I have a blog and I have to review but I'm not sure how that will turn out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Fun for brunch - sat outside which was nice when doors were open and we could hear the music but when they closed the doors you felt a little stranded

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent! Lovely wait staff and good food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Good food. Nice place. Would go again. The lobster benedict was great!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent brunch for people looking to have fun on a weekend, great service and amazing food!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Went to Pocos many times this time everytime was great, this time would be the last sadly. Place was very crowded but even though it was they had only 1 waitress helping out the whole entire basement. She gave our whole table attitudes and assumed our table needed sriracha because we were asian?

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We came for the trivia but we were unfortunately sat down stairs so didn't get to experience the fun vibe a

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Brunch for birthday in NY. Good experience

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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