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Louro

Louro Restaurant by Chef David Santos presents a menu of New American cuisine, highlighted by international influences. The daily dinner menu at Louro is offered six days a week (Tuesday – Sunday), drawing from the Chef’s French culinary background, Portuguese heritage and acclaimed creative cooking and dining experiences. Monday night dinners feature revolving themed dinner experiences inspired by the success of Chef Santos’ popular Um Segredo supper club. Prior to being the Executive Chef at Louro, Chef Santos held the same roles at such restaurants as Per Se, Bouley, and Restaurant Nicholas. Enjoy his creative fare in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting.
57 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(57 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 57 reviews
5 stars
(27)
4 stars
(20)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(31)
  • neighborhood gem(24)
  • romantic(15)
  • special occasion(13)
  • good for groups(11)
  • hot spot(11)
Louro Reviews List
Review 1 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dies Irae Dies Illa

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Louro is missed. Deeply. Requiem aeternam dona eis: et lux perpetua luceat eis"
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Louro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The vibe of the place was a cross between an easy hang out to a cozy dinner. The appetizers were better than the Entrees. Maybe a nice place to go for drinks and appetizers."
Dined on 6/03/2015
 2011
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 3 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"great food, good atmosphere, good drinks. Overall good experience. Cumin Steak is delicious."
Dined on 6/02/2015
 2009
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Review 4 for Louro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/29/2015
 2002
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 5 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 6 for Louro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2012
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Review 7 for Louro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 9 for Louro
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 5/16/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2012
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 10 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/14/2015
 2007
Dined on 5/14/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/14/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Louro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 5/09/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Louro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 5/07/2015
 2008
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2008
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Review 13 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2008
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Review 14 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Definitely Coming Back!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Read a review and decided to try for a family birthday celebration. Only negative was the table was a bit small for a party of five, but we did book late. Started with some fun cocktails -- favorite was the classic Old Fashioned. Noteworthy appetizers were the house made ricotta and the garlic soup. The sweet and spicy of the chili honey nestled in the creamy goodness of that bed of ricotta was pure heaven. The rich, warm migas, egg, pertetual stew combo for the garlic soup transported me to the European countryside. For entrees, we had the octopus bolognese, the roasted chicken, the lamb meatballs, and my personal favorite was the asparagus cavatelli...little hot dog bun shaped pasta shells made from asparagus with fresh asparagus and a foam sauce...light, fresh, and so flavorful. Only got bites of the other entrees because no one was sharing much...just too good! So many interesting things on the menu...just have to go back to try more!"
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Louro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Creative food, music too loud to talk

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Dined on 4/02/2015
 2011
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was fabulous and the restaurant was cozy. Our waiter did not know the menu and brought us the wrong wine twice. The music was too loud, though, making it hard to talk. Still. the food was excellent."
Dined on 4/02/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lived up to our expectations, Very friendly, as well. On the loud side, however (hard surfaces)"
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2006
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Review 17 for Louro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Terrible and indifferent service. Average food. Deafening ambience. Best thing about it was the thoughtful and well-priced wine list."
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2002
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Review 18 for Louro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good for a drink and appetizers

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Dined on 3/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nice atmosphere and location. Interesting menu - some of the plates were good, some just average."
Dined on 3/12/2015
 2007
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Review 19 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great service, interesting rift on flavours

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"First thing I noticed, the wine list was not over priced.. tick.
Next, the staff are amazing, like my other favorite local places, they notice you're a human being not a tipping machine, and treat you accordingly.
Last and certainly not least? The dishes are flavorful and inventive... absolutely delish. I'm going back next week.
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Dined on 3/03/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Louro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great service, tasty food

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Dined on 2/20/2015
 2012
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great, tasty food (I had the octopus pasta). Wonderful service. Great ambiance. Portions are a little on the small side. The girls were happy with their food size, but the boys that shared the 2 person $90 truffle chicken dish were a little disappointed with the size of their dish. As long as you stay away from the truffle chicken for 2 you can't go wrong. As a bonus this means you can do starters, entree and dessert with no issue. Great cocktails too. I would return here for a posh dinner. For pre-dinner drinks we went to Chapter One just around the corner which was great too."
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Firing on all cylinders.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Chef Dave Santos is making the best food of his career right now at Louro. His menu is filled with one highlight after another. The atmosphere is convivial and the service is attentive and professional. We have many favorite dishes, from his classic small bite fish fritters and pirri pirri shrimp to his mind-blowing suckling pig shoulder and octopus bolognese."
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Menu is limited but excellent

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was tasty and inventive, and the service was efficient and exceedingl pleasant."
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Louro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Was very excited for a friend and I to eat at Louro for the first time and on Christmas eve for their Feast of the Seven Fishes tasting menu. The ingredients of each course were fresh with great flavors. Very well done. After seven courses you would think you would be full and satisfied, but the portions per course were quite small. And the Lobster Fra Diavolo, as delicious as it was, had very tiny pieces of lobster that you could have missed unless you were looking for them. The monkfish course was most enjoyable. And the seventh course was not fish, it was dessert, also delicious and small. The service was very nice, the hostess was very helpful and pleasant. Our waitress never missed clearing our plates or resetting our silverware for the next course. However when our courses were placed there was never an explanation of what we were eating, which is usually done for a multiple course tasting menu. If we had not kept a copy of the menu we would not have known what we were eating. All in all it was a very festive experience. I would go again if in the area."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Louro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

service was robotic. food was terrrific

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Not one server said hello- introduced themselves or asked how any thing was.
Not one smile or a Merry Christmas (this was Xmas eve- 7 fishes night)
Food was terrific- luckily we managed to keep our menus as we had to read the description aloud to ourselves to know what we were being served.
Plates were plopped down then taken away quickly- it seemed rushed.
Food was terrific.
"
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Louro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

great food, but spent three hours on a dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"food was amazing but I'm reluctant to go back because getting the menu, the food and the check simply took forever."
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 26 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Nailed it...again!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I've been to Louro a number of times and they consistently deliver on all fronts, from delectable cuisine to top notch service and cocktails that would make you think you're on vacation.
Louro is always an outstanding dining experience and arguably my best find in the culinary jungle that is the West Village."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Hard to go wrong

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Dined on 12/06/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The food was excellent, and so was the ambiance. The prices are reasonable, so its hard to go wrong at Louro."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 28 for Louro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Birthday dinner

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Dined on 12/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Chef David Santos has created an exceptional place at Louro. The food was outstanding and our birthday celebration was so very special. The portions were perfect and although it grew louder as the night continued we had a wonderful time."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Louro
Based on the average of (29) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
19 out of 20 recommend this product
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic