TORO

4.4
923 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Casual
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Authentic Barcelona-style tapas by James Beard Award Winning Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette in New York City's West Chelsea. Highly rated by the New York Times, Toro stays true to the intimate style of Spanish small plates, delivering honest and thoughtful dishes in a fun and upbeat dining room. We are proud and honored that Eater has chosen Toro as one of The 38 Essential New York Restaurants for both Winter & Spring 2016.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday 5:30pm - 10pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm

Bar Hours
Sunday- Wednesday 5:00pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12am



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Phone number
(212) 691-2360
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Entrance on the corner of W 15th and 11 ave
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Parking details
Manhattan parking garage located on west 15th between 9th and 10th avenues.
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Public transit
A/C/E at 14th Street, 1/2/3 at 14th street or F/M at 14th street. Walk west on 15th street to the corner of 11th avenue. We are located on the NW corner of 15th street and 11th Avenue.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

For an exclusive private event experience, our team is happy to work with you to design the perfect gathering specific to your needs and vision. Our unique private dining area has hosted birthday parties, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Toro NYC is a bigger, louder, more party-time version of the Boston original. Hit it for the scene and a spoonful of uni, ham, and caviar.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 923 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
4.4
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 hours ago

Excellent Barcelona-style tapas and drink. From the gin tonic to the patas bravas to the jamon, everything was delicious. Diego our server was a fantastic host.

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5.0Dined a day ago

We really enjoyed the lively ambience, wonderful food and outstanding service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A bit on the expensive side. (See $22 for a spoon, yes a single spoon of uni and something else on the spoon) However, the menu is far ranging, fun, but most of all, delicious!
I’ll definitely return (and skip the uni).

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

If you like a soggy paella with overcooked rice full of tomato and no chicken in sight other than a few mussels than this is a place for you. If you do on the other hand like a good old traditional paella then you are better off at Boqueria or any other traditional tapas place. It was rather disappointing as well when the Croquetas de Jamon came with barely no ham or cheese in sight, instead just a ball full of mushed peas. Seats are hard wooden benches/chairs, so that didn't help neither, though to be fair the waitress was lovely so overall, yes it was edible but not a place you go to have tapas.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The food is saucy and the flavors get lost. The noise level is too high. They push alcohol on you too.
Nothing special.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Best restaurant for food and fun vibrant ambiance. I went with my friend and mom for a final dinner and drinks in the city after the summer and it was so fun. Delicious drinks and food. Loved the vibe inside. 10/10 would recommend

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Chef and girlfriend PDA notwithstanding, my experience was nice. Food and wait service were wonderful. Glad I made it, but don’t think I need to go back.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Fun place. Good food. Good Sangria. I would go back if in the area. But now blown away. Not awesome. But decent spot

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

We had been wanting to visit this restaurant for a long time after dining at Willow Road (we loved that place!) and we were concerned after looking at the menu that we might not find lots of options and that it would be difficult to get a reservation. We took advantage of summer in NYC and being off from work and went on a Monday night. The address says 10th Avenue but the entrance is around the corner closer to the West Side Highway. The hostesses greeted us right away and were very friendly. The restaurant has an impressive bar and high ceilings with a very South American feel to it. There are high table and low tables and the bar has adequate seating. We were greeted by the host who took our drink orders and our server was Diego. The cocktail menu had interesting and varied choices and the wine menu was really impressive. We ordered six plates and found that there were many other things we could have tried as well. He ordered ham, hamachi, tuna, octopus, empanadas and corn. The ham is sliced ham and it comes with bread and perhaps could have used some side condiments as choices to go along. I also wished that the delicious tuna tartare came with a small crisp or cracker to scoop up every last bite of it. I don't know what they did to the corn, served as four small cobs but Wow! Everything was fresh and delicious with a hint of hotness (except for the ham). We had a delicious olive oil ice cream desert served with a small rectangular shaped chocolate mousse with crumbles. Our server was attentive, friendly and fun. The other staff was amazing as we were never without water and dirty plates did not linger. I highly recommend this restaurant and we would return to try other dishes.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

First time going here and I was amazed by the food. We ordered 2 appetizers cause our main dish was a paella and it takes 30-40mins to make (good thing cause that way I know is fresh). The tuna tartare was delicious, the presentation is outstanding, flavorful and felt very fresh. We also ordered fried crab, it was very good as well. I’ll be a recurrent customer for sure. Service was awesome too and for me that’s my dessert!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

great food and ambience. Diego our waiter was fantastic and it was the perfect choice for a birthday celebration.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Freezed food in a plate

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Good tapas selection, both hot & gold. Seafood & chicken paella was a very genrous serving. Not an easy to find location with rather obscure entryway.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food was brilliant. Waiter made the evening. Great birthday, thank you.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Best food ever! Always something new and exciting yet rich and comforting. Please bring back the uni sandwich!

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Terrible food and over priced. Need to change menu and waiters need to know what to recommend.

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2.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Service was very slow and the restaurant was empty so there was no reason for all the delays. Food quality was mediocre. Soft shell crab fish was all batter and very little crab.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Overpriced food that's not worth the $. Came here for my boyfriend's birthday and he got so sick that we had to skip our show afterwards. All of the food is very sauce heavy. Cool ambiance, but we won't be back, just not worth the price tag.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great location and good tapas!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food was very tasty and fresh, we all loved the atmosphere and decor . The music wasn’t too loud, we were able to speak and hear each other without having to scream .
Several of us were vegetarian and they accommodated our needs. At one point we ordered something that didn’t quite turn out vegetarian ( they forgot to remove the chicken - yes chicken is not vegetarian!)... and they bent over backward to make it up to us. Sweet! The waitress and manager were both fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food. Excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food and service. The tapas are interesting and well-executed. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The food was delicious and interesting. The service was so attentive. I have allergies and they took great care of me. A wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a great experience at Toro. Every part of the meal was great. We tried several different tapa dishes and they were all exceptional. Great flavors and perfectly prepared! And the wait staff was very attentive and made great suggestions throughout. We will definitely be back at our next visit to NYC.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Young, vibes spot with great food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The restaurant has a great vibe. The food is excellent and authentic Spanish tapas. The service is always terrific!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great Father's Day dinner. Been here twice before, never disappoints m. Foie gras is some of the best in the city, and the humberguesas are amazingly good.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

They forgot about our orders multiple times, the waiter was rude and the food was cold

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

No complaints. Overall, my dinning experience was great, service was very good, and the food was fantastic. I will say that my drink was a bit underwhelming. Admittedly, it was just a whiskey and ginger-ale, but it was grossly lacking in the whiskey department.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Such a shame this beautiful place served one disappointment after another in terms of the taste of the food. Each dish was either dramatically oversalted or tasteless. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere is fantastic, however. After we finished our bottle of wine, we needed to leave and cleanse our palates with dessert elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Everything we tried was excellent. That included the spoon of caviar, the octopus, the chorizo, the corn, and the duck and Paella Mixta. My date was a little glutinous.. Each was flavorful and very fresh. It has sort of a minimalist open feel. Lots of wood beams and hard surfaces. Seating is at tables or at the bars. Mostly a young hip crowd. Spattering of families and people a little older. It’s a little expensive but if you order sensibly it’s probably a pretty good value. I would highly recommend Toro.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Way too expensive for the portion size and quality of food. Ambience is only pro of this place.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Sat at the counter. It was great to be able to watch food being prepped while eating excellent Tapas. The Iberico pluma is not to be missed!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Too loud to chat.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Superb food, prepared and plated well. Our waitress was wonderful and the assistant general manager, Joseph, was helpful, knowledgeable and fun. The only negative was that as more patrons arrived it got VERY noisy, so much so we had difficulty talking across the dinner table. Overall great dining experience..

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Fantastic food—love the pan con tomate. Great service too!! Friendly servers.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was our first visit to Toro in NYC. We are from Boston and have been to the Boston location. We will return to both locations. Great selection of Tapas, plus many other menu options. Alcohol is a little pricy, even for NYC, but the food and atmosphere are worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Fantastic! Authentic tapas and great cocktails. Be sure to order the duck drumsticks & the octopus

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Really solid 4 stars, good food but loud. Wouldn’t recommend for a date.

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