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Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
9:00 PM
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Pierre Loti Union Square

4.5
95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Quick Bite
  • Tapas
  • Bar Seating
Named after the turn-of-the-century French novelist, Pierre Loti Union Square offers an extensive menu of European wines. French varietals dominate the offerings, but the selection includes a healthy mix of other regions and grapes (Austria, Italy, and even Turkey make appearances). There are daily pocket-friendly specials, and each pour comes with a little extra in a fancy carafe. The wine-friendly food menu includes an impressive choice of cheeses and small plates ranging from Mediterranean dips, salads and a delectable choice of chocolates for dessert. Vibe-wise, the ultra-dim lighting ensures the place stays rife with snuggly couples as well as groups of friends looking for an enjoyable night out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 2:00AM
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Phone number
(212) 777-5684
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ismheal Topal
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street
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Nearby Subway Stops
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 95 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.1
service
4.2
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4.0
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a catch up with former colleagues and the servers were great. The charcuterie platter is a great deal and the server even comped a final glass of wine. Merci!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great place for wine and small plates, friendly service. It is a cosy, vbrant and comfortable place!! Perfect place to meet friends after work

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

My friends and I met here for a few glasses of wine. It was cozy and the service was good. The last time we came, the bartender gave good recommendations for wines by the glass, although we split a bottle this time. The happy hour deal is pretty good for a wine bar near union square.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Pierre Loti seems like a quintessential date spot. It got somewhat packed (as to be expected on a Friday night) and hence, slightly loud, but it is a good location and equidistant from were we were traveling.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great job by staff - waiter and cooks. We came in late (kitchen closing), but they were willing and able to prepare and serve a great meal ... with great wine!! Fun, cozy, friendly gem.

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2.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Way too loud. Crammed tables. Mediocre food (the beef dumpling dish had FAR too much vinegar - would be good to chef tastes the seasoning first).

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Thanks for being so accommodating when members of our party were late! Service was great!

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Superb charcuterie and cheese. Really loud. Young cute crowd. Draught beer would improve the drinks menu.

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2.0Dined on September 20, 2017

This place didn’t impress me. The pictures they have online of the outdoor area are actually of the adjoining restaurant which seemed much nicer. We went on a weekday around 6 and they were already allegedly out of most of the menu items. The food was unimpressive for the price and the service was just ok. The outdoor area was dirty crowded and very loud. With the plethora of options available around union square I would definitely go elsewhere.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Great for groups but really not ideal for a first date. High energy and fun place but you'll be hard pressed to hear your partner

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Great, but the music could've been lower.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Great wine bar with sharing plates for small groups. We had a friends get-together and shared a bunch of plates and a few bottles of wine. Also very romantic and fun. Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

My husband and I loved it here. The service, ambiance and wine selection were all great! Our server put together an assortment of cheeses and meats and everything was delicious! A great cozy spot and really friendly service. Can't wait to come back again!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2017

Is one of my favorite places to have an intimate dinner with good wine in Union Square. :)

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2017

Got together with my book club. It was quiet and dark, the food was excellent, the wine was delicious, the service was attentive without being overbearing. A good place for a low-key night out.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

When we arrived our table was not ready. They had to put together a table despite having made a reservation. Service was not that good, food was average at best - didn't seem very fresh. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2016

Loved the ambiance (cozy and quiet), wine selection and good service. I came with a group of 6 and we had a great time. Also, a great spot for a date!

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2016

When I chose this restaurant I intended to have dinner with some friends there- however, there isn't really a dinner menu- it's a fun place for a good selection of appetizers, but we ended up going someplace else in the neighborhood for dinner.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Great ambiance and food ! Romantic and chilling dinner! I would recommend this also for price good balance quality/price

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2016

The service was bizarre at best, but the food was excellent and a good value.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2016

Great place to enjoy wine & dinning with friends ... just little crowd between tables if you don't mind

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2016

We had a reservation, and were seated quickly. Very good selection of wines, and tasting plates. HOWEVER, the tiny "chips" served with the fois gras are microscopic; it would be much better with the bread that is used for the Tartines.

This was a Friday night, and the place was vibrant and crowded, but not unruly. We are anxious to try on other weeknights for comparison, as this place hes real potential for a great little cozy wine spot!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Cute little spot! Simple. Classy. Great date spot. I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Went here only for drinks.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2016

Great wine selection but it was so hot in the restaurant, we had to leave to have food elsewhere.

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3.0Dined on November 27, 2015

I love Malbec and unfortunately they only had one option but it was good. Just went for a bottle of wine as i have a Gluten/Dairy allergy and they really didn't have any options for me to choose from. The Hostess was nice and she did call me ahead of time to tell me of the limited options for GF but i wanted to check the place out anyway and decided to go just for wine.
Its great for a nice conversation, romantic encounter, intimate space and nice lighting. I would suggest perhaps they add mixed nuts/dried fruits as an options for GF guest or crudite/hummus options. Just a thought.

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1.0Dined on November 16, 2015

Bad food. Bad waitress. Bad room. Owners seem to be spending time somewhere else.

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1.0Dined on November 6, 2015

I have been to this location as well as the one in Chelsea, many times. It was a Friday night, but I didn't expect club music to be playing so loud in the main dining room. Luckily it was a nice night and we sat outside. We shared some of the small plates and 2 of our items had things missing from them...different than the menu. I was told that the chef had recently changed the menu, but it seemed odd that they would change the menu and only remove something so minor or replace a certain type of cheese with one less desirable. We didn't enjoy our meal at all.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2015

A nice selection of wine, some are pretty pricey but luckily there is a wide range of prices. For accompaniment, there were good menu options for cheese and charcuterie platters plus some extra snacks. Our server was knowledgeable and able to recommend good choices. Went on a Saturday at 4pm (their opening time) so had a pleasant quiet vibe. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2015

Very nice servers who were helpful. Excellent wine choices. Good options for light meals.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2015

Good food and great ambiance. I've gone for dates and meet ups with friends. The wine list is extensive, the food has been consistently delicious, and the vibe is chill and relaxed.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2015

This was a very nice tapas bar in a beautiful area. We stopped in right when they opened and had the place to ourselves. Good wine selection, great food, attentive service and a very nice atmosphere. It was just what we were looking for.

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2015

I made the reservation more than 24 hours in advance and received a confirmation e-mail. I got to the restaurant right at our reservation time with my colleague, and we were expecting clients to join us. Upon our arrival, I indicated my name and for what time and how many people we had the reservation. I was told by a young woman at the door that we were not on the list. I then asked them to check again, and they had the same exact response and said "I don't know what we can do, I'm sorry." I then showed them my confirmation e-mail, and they said there was still nothing they could do but that they would call the manager over. The manager reviewed the e-mail and asked us to wait 2 minutes while he checked as to what he could do. After that two minutes had passed, my colleague and I looked over to see him at the bar pouring drinks; clearly not attempting to rectify the situation. He then looked over and said "give me one more second", so we did. He returned to the bar once again, at which point I approached him and asked if anything was being done/what was going on. He said "well, I'm trying", which again, it was clear that he wasn't. There was no real effort put forward to try to make it right, and all that was done was blame was placed on Open Table because THEY didn't have the reservation in their system. They could have at least said, "I'm very sorry, you're more than welcome to wait a little bit while we wait for a party to leave" or "we can try to give you another reservation time some other time to make up for it" - literally nothing was attempted. We ended up leaving, both by choice and due to the fact that they would not do anything. I will not be back and it's a shameful excuse for service.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2015

If you're looking for some wine and cheese - this is it in the Union Square area. Place was hopping at 7PM on a Wednesday, to the point they were running out of menus. Also some menu items and wines...
We had the charcuterie and cheese platters, wine & beer. Wine was at proper temperature (good thing for a wine bar) and most platter items were very good. There isn't a lot of food there, so don't expect to "fill up."

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2015

the food was delicious as was the wine list, but for a thursday night at 730 pm i was not expecting the noise level that restaurant had. you can barely converse with your guests

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2015

I came with friends, but this place is erfect for a date. Quiet, romantic, dim lights.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

Had a gift certificate for the restaurant so we went for our anniversary. Charming atmosphere and amazing food. I loved every second of it. We order TONS of food and plenty of wine...and cava....and chocolate!! Everything is great and also extremely reasonably priced. Highly recommended!!!!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2014

My wife and I had our first date here. We came back to celebrate our 2 year anniversary & it was just as beautiful as the first time. The cheese & wine selection are outstanding. Thanks again & we will return soon!!

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1.0Dined on October 16, 2014

We stopped in after the theater for a drink and a bite. The place was buzzing and it took a while for our waitress to appear. We got our drinks and later our glasses of wine and charcuterie, all of both of which were fine if not intelligibly identified by the waitress. She was constantly chatting away with a table of young men. She had to be reminded by the busboy to bring us our food. She never checked to see if all was ok. And I had to get one of the men she was still talking with to get her to bring us our check. The evening would have been much more satisfactory if the service had been professional.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2014

Nice little wine bar. Reasonable prices (for New York) and good wine list. Across the street from Casa Mono but a bit quieter and more low-key. We sat outside in their outdoor area, quite nice. We got chorizo and a selection of cheese to go with our Carmenere from Chili. Lovely evening.

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