322 Spring Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.724525 -74.001935
Mon-Thurs: 6-11; Fri-Sat 6-11:30; Sun: 1:00-1:00
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
A Heavenly Evening: What Hurricane?!! – Cream of shrimp soup appetizer was a meal in itself -- ample, FULL bodied, and smoooooooth. ahhh....
Friendly, open, knowledgeable waitstaff.
Tres cool location away from the maddening crowds and congested streets.
The bacalau? Like butter! Accompanied by a watercress salad and string fried potatoes. Perfect!
My wife, son, and I were celebrating my wife's birthday a day earlier because of Hurricane Irene so the vibe was super mellow, happy, and with a hint of adventurousness.
Fab experience! We will return!
Great Place for Seafood – I've been here and it's good. The Bife a Marrare Com Porto is delicious. Other things, like their octopus appetizer, and scrimps are tasty and fresh. The only problem with this restaurant is that there are a lot of people who come here, so after work hours is not the best idea, nor on a friday night, where people try to impress their dates with their subjective ideas of what a great restaurant is.
Try it out, it's definitely worth checking out. Seafood is great, as well as their other dishes, and the atmosphere is heavenly. If you go during the work week before the lunch rush, it's great. Nice personable servers (for the most part), and it's definitely a great place to eat.
Hello how are you , my name is Frederico , Im the manager of Pao restaurant and I would like to say thank you for reviewing us and for coming over.Glad to hear that you enjoy the food.
Just OK – I took my boyfriend to this place for his birthday: I read the reviews and was excited b/c the reviews were excellent. But the food was just ok, the atmosphere was just OK too, we sat right by the kitchen, the staff was polite but not outrageously personable. It was also really dark we had a hard time reading the menu. =] will I recommend it to somebody: no. Very average
Cozy little corner joint. Lovely Staff. Great food. – I recently stumbled upon this place for a friend's birthday celebration. It is cozy with a classic european kind of feel. The staff was friendly and attentive. I had the octopus to start, which was great. I followed up with some delicious snapper. The chocolate cake was the best i've had in ages. If you're looking for a crazy scene, this probably isn't the place for you, but for a mellow or romantic dinner with truly tasty food, definitely check out pao.
Good Place To Go – Low key, friendly, and good for the soul. Even better, the food and service are excellent. Ambiance clearly rustic, makes you want to stick around. Wait staff will be honest and steer you right through the menu. Listen up!
Friendly waiter, lovely secret location, poor, sad food. – I went here with a few girlfriends last Friday night. I just started working in the neighborhood and thought I'd like to get to know some ot the local spots in this charming area of Soho.
I was first taken aback when we were seated at the table next to the bar. If you sit next to the wall, you have to look directly into the bar's interior. Not the best view looking at the glasses, bottles, sink, etc. Also, nice but very loud man (owner, manager) shouted into his phone 2 feet from us for about 10 minutes. Overall,, the atmosphere was lovely and the lighting nice, but you enjoy little of this from this table.
The waiter was very friendly and sweet. And then the food came... I tried the soup special. Super salty broth with a few mushrooms. The bacalao was possibly of the frozen variety that they had heated up in a microwave. There is no way it was fresh.
I wish I could have liked this place but there isn't much to bring me back. I plan on trying some of the other places like Giorgione and Pinxtos and will NOT be coming back here. I resent paying for anything of poor quality esp. with so many other amazing choices in NY
Good Neighborhood Restaurant – I've been here twice now: once on a lazy summer day and once on a Thursday night dinner. It's a small quiet place with a few diners both times I've been. The caipirinhas are so good that I can't have them anywhere else in the city. Service is excellent as the place is small. Everything from drinks to soup to their seafood is solid. Their chocolate souffle special is to die for.
A place to try, not a place to go back often? – You should definitely try this place. Where else can you get Portuguese food in a refined but relaxed atmosphere? The food was pretty good, generally the meat dishes are better as tempting as the seafood dishes sound. But the food was so salty the last time I went I haven't gone back. Some places aren't that great sauciers, you know? They try to make up for something lacking with too much salt.
nice for dinner – It was easier to get into than the place next door. The food was good, and the service was great.
Terrific lunch – Such a great place to enjoy a quiet lunch -- they're not that busy, they have 2 walls of windows so it's nice & bright, the waiter is friendly & laid-back &, as a Portuguese person, I can tell you the food is authentically delicious.
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