Poco

4.1
705 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Sunday brunch at this venue. I go here regularly.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was unbelievable, everyone who worked there was great. I will definitely be back! Overall a great experience.

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HR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great and came out fast. Drink service could have been faster.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but expensive for what it is (e.g. avo toast for $22). Also remember cash only

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg!! It was an awesome experience!! The waiters were so good and kept bringing booze even after the two hour mark. Only good bottomless ive seen on fridays. Recommended 100%

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OF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it..fab as always!!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food but more of a bar atmosphere at dinnertime than we realized! Service was a bit slow too. Loved the brussel sprouts!

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D
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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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LC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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KB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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K
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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HL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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TG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Simple brunch

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the time

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

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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K
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

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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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience and worthy of the term "legendary"

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