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Poco

4.4
699 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, American, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday Breakfast & Lunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday Dinner: 5:00pm - 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
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Phone number
(212) 228-4461
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lucy Cortes Castenada
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Private party facilities
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!
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Private party contact
Morgan Bayrd: (877) 298-5398
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Catering
We offer a full catering menu that is available on our website at www.poconyc.com. Please call with any questions or inquires.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Street
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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.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It was so loud but once we had a round of drinks it was all good! Food and drinks were great and enjoyable!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is my 2nd time coming to poco. My first experience was pretty bad, but this was one was 1000 time better. I loved the food and drinks and the service was great. Now i see the big hype on poco. Definitely want to come back again.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our server was angel and that’s exactly what she was an angel. She made our experience so enjoyable.. the food is amazing too. A must if you visit nyc xx

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was very good, however it seems like the restaurant was understaffed as we had to wait a long time for our food to come out. The waiter was apologetic and did let us know that the kitchen was backed up, but we still had to wait over an hour for our food. When it did come, it came all at once, except for 2 of our dishes (the PEI Mussels and the skirt steak). It was another 30 - 40 minute wait for that.

It was a place that was tasty, but not stand out enough for me to go back if the service is consistently slow, especially on Saturday nights.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome experience as always! Solid team! Great food! 💙

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love it..fab as always!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The waitress gave good service and the food and drinks were good. We were bothered that another employee (perhaps the manager) tried to rush us out with a full carafe of sangria. He told us we had ten minutes to drink it or he would take it from us. That was completely unprofessional. First off it wasn’t free we paid and second they should not put down a full carafe so late if they need the table. We understand the table is needed and would have drank the sangria as quickly as we possibly could. The comments were not necessary.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing bottomless brunch!! Lobster Mac & cheese is to die for. You will never be without a drink in your hand!!! Go if you’re ever in the neighborhood. You won’t regret it!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and I have been wanting to go to Poco for a very long time now and to get a reservation is challenging because they are always booked. But thankfully we were able to get one for today @ 1:30pm. We were 10minutes late, and as I checked in they had put me as “no show” so basically I was going to have to be put on their long waiting list or sit in (how the host put it) “a wobbly table”, but when she saw my face she quickly said, “or you can wait 15minutes) I said ok I’d wait. They called us less than 15minutes. But I had already been ticked off, (fast forward) the food was ok. But they rush you to leave once your time is up.


We won’t be coming back.

#oneanddone

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Absolutely amazing so tasty and great drinks!! Deffinitely would come back for the drink food was great too but more of a bar

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Amazing drinks!!! A little small but super comfortable and great service !

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing experience. A bit on the loud side but my significant other and I aren’t uptight individuals. I set up a brunch to show him my random appreciation and decided on POCO. We both love to have fun & appreciate bottomless drinks so it was a no brainer. A lot of people were celebrating their birthdays in the basement where we were seated so it was, like i said, loud. But nothing uncomfortable. They were loud for good reason.. a celebration of life and amazing food and amazing drinks so we joined in countless time! Our server Angel, was absolutely amazing. We couldn’t get over how attentive she was to us and how although she had other large tables to assist, she never forgot about us. When we needed her, she was there and when we just wanted privacy, she let us be. I think probably the best waitress I’ve ever had. Enjoyed the experience and will for sure be back soon! Love you POCO & love you Angel girl !

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

The prices on the online menu are half as much as they were at the restaurant, but since the prices are not on the menu, we didn't know this until we had to pay. We wouldn't have ever came if we knew our brunch meals were almost 25 dollars a piece. Online they were listed as 10-15 dollars. We wouldn't mind paying that much if we knew it was going to be a fantastic dining experience, but the portions were smallish, the food was tasty but nothing special, and our server seemed hurried and wasn't very friendly even though it seemed like we were his only table.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It’s labeled as Tapas/Small Plates, but it’s not. The portions are generous.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Ashley and the entire staff were amazing! Thank you, we will be back soon

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great brunch. Food was delicious. Bottomless Sangria, Mimosas or Bloody Mary's for an hour and a half. Waiter was excellent. All around nice experience.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food and generous portions for tapas. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Came here for Sunday brunch. Service was good and attentive. Drinks were constantly being refilled. But the food was unimpressive.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I do every friends get together here
Im obsessed and the lobster Mac is my favorite dish ever. I’m actually going back next Saturday

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Simple brunch

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Made reservations in advance for four people and we were seated right away for Friday brunch. Not many places offer unlimited boozy weekday brunch but Poco does it on friYAYs and it was delicious. The food was on point and the drinks were always filled to the brim. The music was a mix of everything fun. The hostess was a lovely ball of energy and everyone loved her enthusiasm. I’ve been here a few times but will definitely make it a point to come back regularly.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

This place was AWESOME!! Everyone was so warm and welcoming and made my friends and I feel so comfortable. We came on a Friday for brunch which is apparently the best time to go! Got free shots and they played bumpin music! Would 100% recommend for a group of people looking to have a fun time.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Poco was great! The food and drinks were amazing and the service we received was superb!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We went for brunch at the weekend in poco and were not disappointed. Well worth booking in advance, service excellent, food delicious and bottomless brunch was indeed bottomless.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Place was cute and the food was tasty. The portions for the price small but the sangria was good.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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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3.0Dined on December 1, 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 ....

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed the time

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on November 22, 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Phenomenal experience and worthy of the term "legendary"

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I enjoyed it my partner did not despite having a reservation we still had to wait awhile to be seated. The lobster Mac n cheese is amazing and I enjoyed that my glass was never empty for bottomless.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 3, 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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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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