Pierre Loti Union Square

4.3
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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.
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4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place! With lovely staff. I had a get together for my partner and was so impressed with the service, ambience, and vibe. We had a blast. The cheeses were incredible - and I highly recommend the espresso martini. Amazing! Will be back!!

MK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a good, inexpensive place to meet up in the neighborhood. Nothing fancy, but the wine list is good and the staff is very nice. I went in early September, but it has a cozy feel that would be great in winter.

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would recommend Pierre Loti for after-work drinks or a meal. The Truffle Mushroom pizza that I ordered was burnt, but luckily it tasted good as long as I didn't eat the crust. The kale salad that my friend had was filling and a well portioned sized salad. They have a vast wine selection and outdoor seating making it a cute neighborhood gem. The service was a bit slow, but otherwise, it was a good quality night.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great option for drinks and bites to eat, reasonably priced wine with indoor and outdoor seating. It's a straightforward and reliably consistent spot.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Go early. It is very noisy after 6 pm
Food is good and service is accommodating

j
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great wine bar near Union Square. Great for a date or drinks with friends. They have a light menu.

E
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. I came back and will go again

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a mentor I had not seen in over a year. We sat outside and were able to catch up while enjoying a delicious meal. My friend had the menemen and manti and said it reminded her of her trip to Turkey. I had the caprese salad and mushroom truffle ravioli and would have it again. Cannot wait to go back. The server was super attentive and helpful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They clearly did not reserve a 2-person table for me, as requested. But we ended up in the center of the room at a big wine barrel table that is probably meant for standing or larger groups. So, all good!

TF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

food was good, but too noisy. Service was efficient, and they tried to give us a quieter table (so we could hear each other) but it's too small a place to get away from other loud customers.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I’ve been here before and have always enjoyed it. Went in last night and ordered a big charcuterie plate to start. Unfortunately half way through my boyfriend didn’t feel well so we asked to have it wrapped up and for the check. When we got home, I noticed they didn’t include the pita or the bread, just the meats and cheeses. Extremely disappointed bc that’s part of the meal I paid for and we also now had nothing to eat the meat and cheese with!

SM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was lovely and my friends and I enjoyed delicious food and the wonderful wine recommendations. Would absolutely recommend and will be back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Very very very loud.

h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Convenient location, good selection of wine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

A groups of us went there. We made a reservation and were told they could not honor it despite it being available on Open Table. They then sat us outside in a split group. It was not warm in the space, the food was okay, the service was inconsistent, and the price was much too high for the experience.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Wine list looked good on paper. We ended up going the Whiskey route though, and although the classic 12 yr's and blends were there, they didn't have many good options outside of that. We didn't try the cheese, but the food we got was medicore at best. Do not try the pizza lol.

FF
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant, which by 5 PM was really hopping with young adults. It specializes in world wine selections. And has many options in various price ranges by glass or bottle. The food is a mix of Mediterranean and Turkish flavors. While food menu is somewhat limited it has a couple of dishes that would satisfy most interests. You can get pizza or an entree or everything in between. My friend ordered a very tasty beet salad as well as a veal meatball entree with potatoes, which included another salad. I ordered a trio of bruschetta that would have bee a meal for lunch. The fig, walnut, honey, and cheese one was particularly wonderful. The ravioli was very light and flavorful. Turkish flavors were particularly noticeable in the meat and the mushroom bruschetta. The waiter seemed a little overwhelmed by the crowd.

EK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I didn't have food...not sure why I'd rate what I didn't have...

MF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have been to Pierre Loti before and have like it. Met a friend here for a drink the other night - we ended up moving outside (even though it was a billion degrees out) because the noise level was quite high inside. We only had a glass of wine each, so no food, but I remember it being more than decent the last time I was in. The service was pretty good - we didn't feel rushed to leave or pressured to order more than one drink or food. I would return.

L
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Expectd more in the way of food and ambiance, based on reviews. Very disappointed

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good first date spot

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very slow service. Food came before drinks. Wine took 25 mins to pour

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was rather disappointed, in the food mostly. We had a charcuterie plate and it was average. The cheeses were just okay, but nothing special at all. Felt like I could've gone to Whole Foods and found much better quality for less money. The two meats were also only okay. Again, nothing special at all. They served this platter with a pile of raisin (and maybe nuts) bread. They should've either served a plain bread or a variety. When I asked for a different bread, we got pita. At least it was plain but not the right bread for charcuterie. The platter also included a small bowl of cornichons but that was half empty. And they threw a few pieces of dried apricots around the platter. Just boring. The waiter was fine but not very attentive for an empty restaurant. Extensive wine list was a positive. The bathroom was nice and clean was another positive.

BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

KB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

NR
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

H
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

f
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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).

J
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

NG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

NR
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, but the music could've been lower.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

AP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!