Pomaire

★★★★☆
Award Winning Chilean Cuisine & Wine in Restaurant Row
  • 371 W 46th St

    New York, NY 10036

    Cross street: nr. Ninth Ave.

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  • 212-956-3055

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Hours
Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-1am
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Last night, I tried to take my mother to Pomaire with a $25 Restaurant (dot com) gift certificate that required the purchase of two entrees. We presented the gift certificate, and were told ""no problem, yes, this coupon is good."" After ordering our $30-each entrees, the waiter (also the owner, I believe), asked again what wine or appetizers we wanted. We replied that we did not want any (my mother is a recovering alcoholic, and we weren't hungry enough for multiple courses). He then said ""Then I refuse to accept your certificate,"" and proceeded to berate us as to how he is supposed to make money if that's all we order.\r
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I confirmed with him that I was meeting all the requirements of the certificate. He said he didn't care, he wasn't accepting it anyway. I understand if a proprietor wants to require a $100 (or whatever) purchase to use certificate, but effectively being kicked out of the restaurant when we were fulfilling all the terms of the certificate was very rude and offputting, and it ruined our evening. I was mortified in front of my mother--at least it wasn't on a date!

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★☆☆☆☆

Last night, I tried to take my mother to Pomaire with a $25 Restaurant (dot com) gift certificate that required the purchase of two entrees. We presented the gift certificate, and were told ""no problem, yes, this coupon is good."" After ordering our $30-each entrees, the waiter (also the owner, I believe), asked again what wine or appetizers we wanted. We replied that we did not want any (my mother is a recovering alcoholic, and we weren't hungry enough for multiple courses). He then said ""Then I refuse to accept your certificate,"" and proceeded to berate us as to how he is supposed to make money if that's all we order.\r
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I confirmed with him that I was meeting all the requirements of the certificate. He said he didn't care, he wasn't accepting it anyway. I understand if a proprietor wants to require a $100 (or whatever) purchase to use certificate, but effectively being kicked out of the restaurant when we were fulfilling all the terms of the certificate was very rude and offputting, and it ruined our evening. I was mortified in front of my mother--at least it wasn't on a date!

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I'm Chilean and very proud of being an American citizen and resident of Arlington Virginia. I travel much of the Atlantic with my family and my brother visiting me from Chile and we had the idea of visiting New York and best get some of our roots of Chile and for that I surfed the internet and then found a restaurant, Pomaire this coincided with the party Chile v / s Uruguay in Copa America better place to see my children excited coincided which was best place to dine and enjoy some of our land so begins our odyssey we find a beautiful restaurant in front of Pomaire a cool little atmosphere we were received who identified himself as the owner who ushered us into a very small corner next to the kitchen and the bathroom and was followed by American music that was not according to a Chilean restaurant tells us that the owner has a lot of American and European clients. Also, the owner told us that the Chilean food was the best. We asked to see the game which was a family party and only had a 20

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm Chilean and very proud of being an American citizen and resident of Arlington Virginia. I travel much of the Atlantic with my family and my brother visiting me from Chile and we had the idea of visiting New York and best get some of our roots of Chile and for that I surfed the internet and then found a restaurant, Pomaire this coincided with the party Chile v / s Uruguay in Copa America better place to see my children excited coincided which was best place to dine and enjoy some of our land so begins our odyssey we find a beautiful restaurant in front of Pomaire a cool little atmosphere we were received who identified himself as the owner who ushered us into a very small corner next to the kitchen and the bathroom and was followed by American music that was not according to a Chilean restaurant tells us that the owner has a lot of American and European clients. Also, the owner told us that the Chilean food was the best. We asked to see the game which was a family party and only had a 20

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My experience with Pomaire was not what I expected.\r
I had some friends over, and we decided to have a little taste of this chilean food. All four of us we have been in chile in many oportunities, that made us to go there.\r
After having a Pisco sour, and some appetizers, we ordered a main course and to our surprise, wasn't cooked properlly, and cold ( like if it was placed in the microwave not enough time). The real surprise came with the bill, ABSOLUTELY OVERPRICED. \r
We love been in Chile and it's typical menu, I guess we'll wait to be back there to go out and try some ""Empanadas, pisco sour, Red wine,and my favorite sea food"" \r
This was the last time you'll see us at Pomaire.

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★★☆☆☆

My experience with Pomaire was not what I expected.\r
I had some friends over, and we decided to have a little taste of this chilean food. All four of us we have been in chile in many oportunities, that made us to go there.\r
After having a Pisco sour, and some appetizers, we ordered a main course and to our surprise, wasn't cooked properlly, and cold ( like if it was placed in the microwave not enough time). The real surprise came with the bill, ABSOLUTELY OVERPRICED. \r
We love been in Chile and it's typical menu, I guess we'll wait to be back there to go out and try some ""Empanadas, pisco sour, Red wine,and my favorite sea food"" \r
This was the last time you'll see us at Pomaire.

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Very strange experience. We had a reservation yet still had to wait even though the place was half empty. Owner sat us at a table that was squished into a corner that we could not fit into so he kindly sat us at a bigger table. We waited a long time to order . Owner came over several times to discuss menu and was very nice and concerned that we were waiting too long. I couldn't decide to order the scallop main or shrimp so he offered to give me ""2 of each"". We ordered an appetizer of avocado (supposed to be stuffed with chicken) and it was 1/2 of an avocado stuffed with egg salad. When I asked about the chicken the wife said it was scattered on top. Guess it was microscopic. Dinner finally arrived 45 minutes later and it was literally 2 cold hard shrimp (not spicey but sweet and was called spicey shrimp on menu), and 2 rubbery scallops? with a teaspoon of mashed potato and vegetable. My husband ordered chicken breast and he said it was very tasty but it was tiny as well. I have never written a review before but what really compelled me to was the fact that the bill came and he charged us $30.oo for my dish, when the scallop or shrimp dish were both 26 on the menu. When we asked why 30 they said it was because i ordered 2 of each. I explained that the owner offered to give it to me and never mentioned an additional charge . It's a shame as we ate there a few years ago and it was so good that we looked all over the internet to find it again and it was so disappointing. I'll give it one star for the wine.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very strange experience. We had a reservation yet still had to wait even though the place was half empty. Owner sat us at a table that was squished into a corner that we could not fit into so he kindly sat us at a bigger table. We waited a long time to order . Owner came over several times to discuss menu and was very nice and concerned that we were waiting too long. I couldn't decide to order the scallop main or shrimp so he offered to give me ""2 of each"". We ordered an appetizer of avocado (supposed to be stuffed with chicken) and it was 1/2 of an avocado stuffed with egg salad. When I asked about the chicken the wife said it was scattered on top. Guess it was microscopic. Dinner finally arrived 45 minutes later and it was literally 2 cold hard shrimp (not spicey but sweet and was called spicey shrimp on menu), and 2 rubbery scallops? with a teaspoon of mashed potato and vegetable. My husband ordered chicken breast and he said it was very tasty but it was tiny as well. I have never written a review before but what really compelled me to was the fact that the bill came and he charged us $30.oo for my dish, when the scallop or shrimp dish were both 26 on the menu. When we asked why 30 they said it was because i ordered 2 of each. I explained that the owner offered to give it to me and never mentioned an additional charge . It's a shame as we ate there a few years ago and it was so good that we looked all over the internet to find it again and it was so disappointing. I'll give it one star for the wine.

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It was my first time eating Chilean food and it the food was real good. The beef empanad with the salsa that the restaurant makes is delish. My only issue with the place was that they took forever to take our order. Twice we ordered wine and they forgot to bring it to us. They tend to forget about you. Which get a little annoying after a while.

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★★★★☆

It was my first time eating Chilean food and it the food was real good. The beef empanad with the salsa that the restaurant makes is delish. My only issue with the place was that they took forever to take our order. Twice we ordered wine and they forgot to bring it to us. They tend to forget about you. Which get a little annoying after a while.

Pros: Good Food nice ambiance

Cons: The wait staff forgets about you

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We came accross Pomaire a few years ago and have been back several times! I Love this place! The food and service are fantastic, and they actually serve authentic Chilean food!

4
★★★★☆

We came accross Pomaire a few years ago and have been back several times! I Love this place! The food and service are fantastic, and they actually serve authentic Chilean food!

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walking in restaurant row,\r
i stop by this enchanting restaurant and i felt under the spell of wonderful flavors,\r
the best of chileans wines and the most friendly staff,\r
the prices were just ok,but seriously,worth it...\r
i can't wait to go again...\r

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★★★★★

walking in restaurant row,\r
i stop by this enchanting restaurant and i felt under the spell of wonderful flavors,\r
the best of chileans wines and the most friendly staff,\r
the prices were just ok,but seriously,worth it...\r
i can't wait to go again...\r

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Chilean food is great, so it is particularly sad that this place is so bad. It is WAY overpriced (expect $60 per person at the very least without drinks). The food is good but definitely NOT that good, so you should really avoid this place. It seems most people already do, for the place was almost empty the whole evening. The service is awful. The waiter was obviously too concerned about the check and the upcoming tip to be really nice and helpful (the kind of guy that will always suggest the most expensive food, etc) and he was constantly trying to make us buy more stuff (another drink? another bottle of wine? a salad with your entree? etc.) Not worth the money at all. For $70+ per person there are tons of better places in NY.

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★★☆☆☆

Chilean food is great, so it is particularly sad that this place is so bad. It is WAY overpriced (expect $60 per person at the very least without drinks). The food is good but definitely NOT that good, so you should really avoid this place. It seems most people already do, for the place was almost empty the whole evening. The service is awful. The waiter was obviously too concerned about the check and the upcoming tip to be really nice and helpful (the kind of guy that will always suggest the most expensive food, etc) and he was constantly trying to make us buy more stuff (another drink? another bottle of wine? a salad with your entree? etc.) Not worth the money at all. For $70+ per person there are tons of better places in NY.

Pros: Chilean food

Cons: Price, service

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I only discovered this place recently while searching for someplace different and unique to take my date after seeing a play. I had read other reviews that called it overpriced, and that back in its hey day it offered much better food at a much better price. The food was terrific, it really was, both me and my date were pleased with the portions, the flavor, the seasoning, and the care that went into our meal. The ceviche is a prize, and the wine list was superlative. Our waiter was super knowledgeable and very friendly \r
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So what is wrong you ask? The one part I can whole heartedly agree with is the overpriced part, way over priced. Considering there are so many places to eat along 46th street near 9ave and they are all competing with each other, you would think a very wise thing to do would be to make your menu, as good as the food is, more affordable for the after theater crowd. The best places in New York that are packed night after night and have meals that are affordable but with an atmoshere that says relaxed yet sophisticated. When we entered the place was nearly empty accept for one another couple. That should not happen on a friday night, especially when you are one of the few if not the only chilean place in town, you should have people lined up outside to get in. \r
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Overall, there are much better places in the city to have a first class meal, at a much lower price theshhold. Pio Pio has become one my favorites, along with a few others. \r
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Only try this place if you really want something different, or if its a really special occasion and you are willing to shell out for it.

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★★★☆☆

I only discovered this place recently while searching for someplace different and unique to take my date after seeing a play. I had read other reviews that called it overpriced, and that back in its hey day it offered much better food at a much better price. The food was terrific, it really was, both me and my date were pleased with the portions, the flavor, the seasoning, and the care that went into our meal. The ceviche is a prize, and the wine list was superlative. Our waiter was super knowledgeable and very friendly \r
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So what is wrong you ask? The one part I can whole heartedly agree with is the overpriced part, way over priced. Considering there are so many places to eat along 46th street near 9ave and they are all competing with each other, you would think a very wise thing to do would be to make your menu, as good as the food is, more affordable for the after theater crowd. The best places in New York that are packed night after night and have meals that are affordable but with an atmoshere that says relaxed yet sophisticated. When we entered the place was nearly empty accept for one another couple. That should not happen on a friday night, especially when you are one of the few if not the only chilean place in town, you should have people lined up outside to get in. \r
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Overall, there are much better places in the city to have a first class meal, at a much lower price theshhold. Pio Pio has become one my favorites, along with a few others. \r
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Only try this place if you really want something different, or if its a really special occasion and you are willing to shell out for it.

Pros: incredible food, great wine, smart friendly wait staff, very romantic.

Cons: way way over priced for the area it is in.

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We had dinner at Pomaire last weekend with our college age niece, who had spent a semester in Chile and was anxious for us to taste the native cuisine. She loved Pomaire; the rest of us...not quite so much.\r
The restaurant has a nice feel; it is bright and cozy, and the owners/waiters are mostly friendly and accomodating.\r
The empenadas were fantastic, as was the corn topped casserole (pastel de choclo) ordered by the niece. The sangria was good, though my husband's glass had more fruit than wine. The fava bean salad and the tomato salad were fairly tasty, but with similar vinegarette dressings, not overly exciting. The dish which I was most excited about, the Pulmay, a seafood stew with clams, mussels, pork, chicken and potatoes was actually the most disappointing. It sounded delicious, but it just didn't quite come together the way I had hoped. The broth was tasty, but the shellfish seemed a bit overcooked, the potatoes a bit undercooked, and the pork was a chunk of pork fat (maybe I should have known, as the menu says, ""smoked pork""?). \r
We split three appetizers, two salads, two entrees, two desserts and 4 drinks between the 4 of us and the bill was approximately $165 (before tip), a bit more than I expected from a restaurant that says in its menu that it is one of the best values (in the theater district?)

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★★★☆☆

We had dinner at Pomaire last weekend with our college age niece, who had spent a semester in Chile and was anxious for us to taste the native cuisine. She loved Pomaire; the rest of us...not quite so much.\r
The restaurant has a nice feel; it is bright and cozy, and the owners/waiters are mostly friendly and accomodating.\r
The empenadas were fantastic, as was the corn topped casserole (pastel de choclo) ordered by the niece. The sangria was good, though my husband's glass had more fruit than wine. The fava bean salad and the tomato salad were fairly tasty, but with similar vinegarette dressings, not overly exciting. The dish which I was most excited about, the Pulmay, a seafood stew with clams, mussels, pork, chicken and potatoes was actually the most disappointing. It sounded delicious, but it just didn't quite come together the way I had hoped. The broth was tasty, but the shellfish seemed a bit overcooked, the potatoes a bit undercooked, and the pork was a chunk of pork fat (maybe I should have known, as the menu says, ""smoked pork""?). \r
We split three appetizers, two salads, two entrees, two desserts and 4 drinks between the 4 of us and the bill was approximately $165 (before tip), a bit more than I expected from a restaurant that says in its menu that it is one of the best values (in the theater district?)

Pros: ambience

Cons: expensive

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We got there and while the place is small, it's beautifully decorated and has a wonderful warm ambiance. The staff, espescially the manager, was so helpful and knowledgable and made you feel welcome. He even gave us (party of 5) some of their signature wine at the end of our meal, free. And while the food was tasty and unique, I find that the price for the dishes were a bit much. For example, I had the seafood soup and it was 30 dollars! For a little bowl of soup? That had a couple of shrimps and clams?? It was delicious, sure, but even though everyone at my table found the food to be yummy, they didnt recieve nearly as much as they were paying and were left wanting at the end of the meal. Great place, but if I'm going to be paying so much for a dish I should get my money's worth.:-(

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★★★★☆

We got there and while the place is small, it's beautifully decorated and has a wonderful warm ambiance. The staff, espescially the manager, was so helpful and knowledgable and made you feel welcome. He even gave us (party of 5) some of their signature wine at the end of our meal, free. And while the food was tasty and unique, I find that the price for the dishes were a bit much. For example, I had the seafood soup and it was 30 dollars! For a little bowl of soup? That had a couple of shrimps and clams?? It was delicious, sure, but even though everyone at my table found the food to be yummy, they didnt recieve nearly as much as they were paying and were left wanting at the end of the meal. Great place, but if I'm going to be paying so much for a dish I should get my money's worth.:-(

Pros: Beautiful spot, nice wine selection, awesome sangria, food ok too

Cons: expensive!!!

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I love this restaurant and will go out of my way to eat there. First is the food - it's delicious and very well prepared. I was thinking about what we ate there days afterwards. What we ordered: ceviche, empanadas (which were very fancy...for empanadas), steak (done perfectly), and seafood casserole (the best dish, i thought). Second is the wine - WOW! We're not wine freaks, but the vino they had there was amazing. Third is the service - really nice, really prompt. Fourth is the decor - not foo foo, very folk-artsy, but very classy. Wish we got dessert, but we were way too stuffed. Oh, and the little bread things they served before the meal were good, too.

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant and will go out of my way to eat there. First is the food - it's delicious and very well prepared. I was thinking about what we ate there days afterwards. What we ordered: ceviche, empanadas (which were very fancy...for empanadas), steak (done perfectly), and seafood casserole (the best dish, i thought). Second is the wine - WOW! We're not wine freaks, but the vino they had there was amazing. Third is the service - really nice, really prompt. Fourth is the decor - not foo foo, very folk-artsy, but very classy. Wish we got dessert, but we were way too stuffed. Oh, and the little bread things they served before the meal were good, too.

Pros: Food is memorably great, great service, great ambiance, great wine

Cons: Not really a con, but the seat-backs tip you towards the table...to encourange more eating?

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The food is fantastic and if you have any questions at all about Chilean cuisine the wait staff is very knowledgable without being condisending.

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★★★★★

The food is fantastic and if you have any questions at all about Chilean cuisine the wait staff is very knowledgable without being condisending.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Food

Cons: Parking

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We were great fans of Pomaire for many years, most of all because their special atmosphere brought us a little bit of our heart from Chile, especially for their great ethnic food and very reasonable average prices they used to have in the past. However lately their food and service are changing drastically. The quality of the food is not the same, I will say less than mediocre, the portions are shrinking drastically, the size of the entrees are like little tapas and the prices are highly high for what they are offering. If we talk about meal size, they look more like kids menu. But the prices are ridiculous outrages!!!\r
We will stop going because we were disappointed for many things we didnt like it in the last couple of years, but like everything in life we want to believe that maybe was just a bad day. Unfortunately there were many bad days and this past month of October, 2006 was the one that got on the top of our patience, and Im sure it will be the last time at Pomaire after the service and poor food we experienced. We returned an entree that we didnt like it, and they didnt have the courtesy to apologize and offer something else instead. And they even charged us the food that we returned. That was a shame! We are completely disappointed as Many of our friends that feel the same of us, and they do not going back to Pomaire any more for the same reason that we mention above.

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★★☆☆☆

We were great fans of Pomaire for many years, most of all because their special atmosphere brought us a little bit of our heart from Chile, especially for their great ethnic food and very reasonable average prices they used to have in the past. However lately their food and service are changing drastically. The quality of the food is not the same, I will say less than mediocre, the portions are shrinking drastically, the size of the entrees are like little tapas and the prices are highly high for what they are offering. If we talk about meal size, they look more like kids menu. But the prices are ridiculous outrages!!!\r
We will stop going because we were disappointed for many things we didnt like it in the last couple of years, but like everything in life we want to believe that maybe was just a bad day. Unfortunately there were many bad days and this past month of October, 2006 was the one that got on the top of our patience, and Im sure it will be the last time at Pomaire after the service and poor food we experienced. We returned an entree that we didnt like it, and they didnt have the courtesy to apologize and offer something else instead. And they even charged us the food that we returned. That was a shame! We are completely disappointed as Many of our friends that feel the same of us, and they do not going back to Pomaire any more for the same reason that we mention above.

Pros: ambience

Cons: prices and quality of food

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Pomaire is a hidden gem in the theater district/restaurant row (often crowded with Italian restaurants) and perhaps the only or one of the few places specializing in both traditional and nouveau Chilean in NYC. Chilean food is not as spicy (which we like) as other Latin American fare but Pomaire's cuisine is always tasty and hearty. The Congrio, is a personal favorite, a white fish often topped with creamy sauce. Other dishes I've tried are the Chicken soup with vegetables, Paella Chilean style and the spiced pork. Finish these off with either a crisp Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or a fragrant Malbec. The deserts are delicious too! The wait staff is friendly and the owner knows and enjoys great food and wine (it shows when he doesn't neccessarily suggest the most expensive wine on the list). The restaurant itself is rustic and feels homey and art by local/Chilean artists often adorn its walls. Places like Pomaire are getting rare in NYC where restaurants tend to be treated more as a ""place to be seen"" and offer great ""people/celebrity/starved model-watching"" but not much else. You are, after all, there to EAT!

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★★★★★

Pomaire is a hidden gem in the theater district/restaurant row (often crowded with Italian restaurants) and perhaps the only or one of the few places specializing in both traditional and nouveau Chilean in NYC. Chilean food is not as spicy (which we like) as other Latin American fare but Pomaire's cuisine is always tasty and hearty. The Congrio, is a personal favorite, a white fish often topped with creamy sauce. Other dishes I've tried are the Chicken soup with vegetables, Paella Chilean style and the spiced pork. Finish these off with either a crisp Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or a fragrant Malbec. The deserts are delicious too! The wait staff is friendly and the owner knows and enjoys great food and wine (it shows when he doesn't neccessarily suggest the most expensive wine on the list). The restaurant itself is rustic and feels homey and art by local/Chilean artists often adorn its walls. Places like Pomaire are getting rare in NYC where restaurants tend to be treated more as a ""place to be seen"" and offer great ""people/celebrity/starved model-watching"" but not much else. You are, after all, there to EAT!

Pros: Hearty food. Friendly staff. Cozy setting.

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Recommended by a coworker, I took visiting cousin and girlfriend to Pomaire for the prix-fix dinner. We all enjoyed the ambience and dishes. The butternut squash cappucino is superb.

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★★★★☆

Recommended by a coworker, I took visiting cousin and girlfriend to Pomaire for the prix-fix dinner. We all enjoyed the ambience and dishes. The butternut squash cappucino is superb.

Pros: ambience, staff, food

Cons: can't think of one yet cuz so far so good

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A last minute dinner plan with a co-worker had us ending up at Pomaire by simply walking down 46th Street. I should have recognized that this place was a gem by the kind gentleman outside in front and his inviting demeanor to dine at Pomaire. Once we walked in, the decor and atmosphere made you feel as if you had traveled far away from the chaos of Times Square just a few blocks away. The food, menu and the native salsa was just lovely and the outstanding service made this a truly a wonderful dining experience. Definitely a keeper and next time I'm leaving the car and taking the train so I can try the tempting native Chilean cocktails!

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★★★★★

A last minute dinner plan with a co-worker had us ending up at Pomaire by simply walking down 46th Street. I should have recognized that this place was a gem by the kind gentleman outside in front and his inviting demeanor to dine at Pomaire. Once we walked in, the decor and atmosphere made you feel as if you had traveled far away from the chaos of Times Square just a few blocks away. The food, menu and the native salsa was just lovely and the outstanding service made this a truly a wonderful dining experience. Definitely a keeper and next time I'm leaving the car and taking the train so I can try the tempting native Chilean cocktails!

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excellent service,great atmosfer,a large wine list,and the MOJITO was incredible,all the people was very friendly,and the bathroom was very clean,and the bar is very home style,i had the chilean see bas was fantastic,and the dessert also(mil hojas and merenge lucume)and the camomilla licor was amazing,they give you time for order,but the service was good and fast,i loved...

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★★★★★

excellent service,great atmosfer,a large wine list,and the MOJITO was incredible,all the people was very friendly,and the bathroom was very clean,and the bar is very home style,i had the chilean see bas was fantastic,and the dessert also(mil hojas and merenge lucume)and the camomilla licor was amazing,they give you time for order,but the service was good and fast,i loved...

Pros: fantastic MOJITOS....THE BEST

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Excellent choice, for pre-theater or whenever. Menu concentrates on seafood and the kitchen delivers every time. Chilean food is mild (nothing to do with chiles) but full of natural flavors. Portions are Euro-sized, which makes for guiltless dining. The wine list is impressive. Check out the ""wine of the week"" and/or follow the advice of the owner/manager. He's passionate about the wines of his country, will gladly allow tastings and seldom pours a bad drop. The intimate atmosphere, restrained decor and quietly efficient staff are added pros. Well done, Pomaire!

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★★★★★

Excellent choice, for pre-theater or whenever. Menu concentrates on seafood and the kitchen delivers every time. Chilean food is mild (nothing to do with chiles) but full of natural flavors. Portions are Euro-sized, which makes for guiltless dining. The wine list is impressive. Check out the ""wine of the week"" and/or follow the advice of the owner/manager. He's passionate about the wines of his country, will gladly allow tastings and seldom pours a bad drop. The intimate atmosphere, restrained decor and quietly efficient staff are added pros. Well done, Pomaire!

Pros: food, wine, service

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I went to pomaire with a friend to get some insight into a upcoming trip to chile that my friend was leaving for. Was I ever happy I decided to go! This place should be a model for other establishments in NYC!!! The staff was friendly,and attentive but not breathing down your back at the same time. The owner was happy to explain to us the menu and recommend dishes for us to try. I had a fish entree that was superb, my friend enjoyed a wonderful steak. The owner was delighted to hear about the trip to chile and exchanged email info with my friend. Turns out that he was going to be in Chile with his family at the same time and offered to be a reference in Santiago. This place is now in my regular rotation of top spots in NYC. PS. the chamomille liquer was excellent

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★★★★★

I went to pomaire with a friend to get some insight into a upcoming trip to chile that my friend was leaving for. Was I ever happy I decided to go! This place should be a model for other establishments in NYC!!! The staff was friendly,and attentive but not breathing down your back at the same time. The owner was happy to explain to us the menu and recommend dishes for us to try. I had a fish entree that was superb, my friend enjoyed a wonderful steak. The owner was delighted to hear about the trip to chile and exchanged email info with my friend. Turns out that he was going to be in Chile with his family at the same time and offered to be a reference in Santiago. This place is now in my regular rotation of top spots in NYC. PS. the chamomille liquer was excellent

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: standard NYC prices

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We were super excited to try Pomaire on a rainy afternoon in the city, now I wish we would've just stayed in. When we got there, we were ignored by the female hostess who was too busy talking on the phone (she remained on the phone for the next hour!). Not only did we have to wait about 20 minutes for the waiter to take our orders, we watched the woman at the other table get up to ask for the check and personally take it up to the babbling hostess; she looked thoroughly irritated. When we finally got our food, it was just OK. I had the seafood gratin which, after watching Dr. 90210 before coming to the restaurant, was a bad idea (think lipo and lard). My boyfriend had the chicken which was bland and dry. Because of the bad service and mediocre food...we'll never go back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were super excited to try Pomaire on a rainy afternoon in the city, now I wish we would've just stayed in. When we got there, we were ignored by the female hostess who was too busy talking on the phone (she remained on the phone for the next hour!). Not only did we have to wait about 20 minutes for the waiter to take our orders, we watched the woman at the other table get up to ask for the check and personally take it up to the babbling hostess; she looked thoroughly irritated. When we finally got our food, it was just OK. I had the seafood gratin which, after watching Dr. 90210 before coming to the restaurant, was a bad idea (think lipo and lard). My boyfriend had the chicken which was bland and dry. Because of the bad service and mediocre food...we'll never go back again.

Pros: Ambience, Great decor

Cons: Bad service, Unattentive staff, Overpriced

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At Pomaire, you can get authentic Chilean food such as baked empanadas, Chilean salad (tomatoes & onions), lucuma merengue, suspiro del poeta (with papayas instead of peaches), and many others. Of course, there is always pisco sour. Yum. Overall, great place to get tasty Chilean food. Many of the main courses are a bit more flavorful than you'd usually find in Chile. (Spices on Chilean food? Since when?) But it is all tasty, and the servers and owner are very friendly. If you mention interest in Chile, the owner will happily fill you in (at *great* length), as will all Chileans! Be warned! :)

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★★★★☆

At Pomaire, you can get authentic Chilean food such as baked empanadas, Chilean salad (tomatoes & onions), lucuma merengue, suspiro del poeta (with papayas instead of peaches), and many others. Of course, there is always pisco sour. Yum. Overall, great place to get tasty Chilean food. Many of the main courses are a bit more flavorful than you'd usually find in Chile. (Spices on Chilean food? Since when?) But it is all tasty, and the servers and owner are very friendly. If you mention interest in Chile, the owner will happily fill you in (at *great* length), as will all Chileans! Be warned! :)

Pros: Tasty food, Authentic, Warm atmosphere

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The owner is charming - when he found that my dinner companion had been to Chile, he lavished us with attention. They will offer a pre-theater prix fixe meal, but only reluctantly. We instead ordered entrees only and they were huge portions; congria (one of the fresh fish of the day) and the Chilean meat pie. Both wonderfully prepared with unusual flavors. There was also a unique salsa on the table, as well as really good rolls served with the dinner. We had such a good time that we returned two nights later just for dessert (Lucuma meringue cake - - very light and unique) and an after-dinner drink. I wish I could visit NYC more often just to eat here !

2
★★★★★

The owner is charming - when he found that my dinner companion had been to Chile, he lavished us with attention. They will offer a pre-theater prix fixe meal, but only reluctantly. We instead ordered entrees only and they were huge portions; congria (one of the fresh fish of the day) and the Chilean meat pie. Both wonderfully prepared with unusual flavors. There was also a unique salsa on the table, as well as really good rolls served with the dinner. We had such a good time that we returned two nights later just for dessert (Lucuma meringue cake - - very light and unique) and an after-dinner drink. I wish I could visit NYC more often just to eat here !

Pros: Service, Unusual Dishes, Ambience

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Unique ,exceptional cuisine ,atmosphere like and old fashion tabern with ambiance ,excellent option in the theather district , they served traditional drinks, pisco souer a drink made from a Chilean brandy and lemon juice,scallops served with cheese and the fish taste fresh as in the Pacific

2
★★★★★

Unique ,exceptional cuisine ,atmosphere like and old fashion tabern with ambiance ,excellent option in the theather district , they served traditional drinks, pisco souer a drink made from a Chilean brandy and lemon juice,scallops served with cheese and the fish taste fresh as in the Pacific

Pros: excellent food , good value, homestyle

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Awesome place. Good food, excellent service.
Try out the ""Pisci sour"", the Chilean national drink.
Corn Tamale is amazing. We ordered a second round of it. Will defintely visit again.Street parking.

2
★★★★★

Awesome place. Good food, excellent service.
Try out the ""Pisci sour"", the Chilean national drink.
Corn Tamale is amazing. We ordered a second round of it. Will defintely visit again.Street parking.

Pros: Great food

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Great food, fantastic service and amazing wines (this Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexander was exceptional). I will definitely come back.

2
★★★★★

Great food, fantastic service and amazing wines (this Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexander was exceptional). I will definitely come back.

Pros: friendly staff, setting, chilean wines

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If only every restaurant were like this: simple, elegant, warm. The staff couldn't have been better. They were charming, knowlegable and made excellent suggestions without being pushy. The food was remarkable for its simplistic perfection. The seafood au gratin was to die for: a souffle-light dream of a dish. I cannot recommend Pomaire too highly.

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★★★★★

If only every restaurant were like this: simple, elegant, warm. The staff couldn't have been better. They were charming, knowlegable and made excellent suggestions without being pushy. The food was remarkable for its simplistic perfection. The seafood au gratin was to die for: a souffle-light dream of a dish. I cannot recommend Pomaire too highly.

Pros: Service, Food

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While the seating is a bit cramped the atmosphere and friendly, prompt service made up for it. We had a pleasant leisurely dinner but certainly could have made the time pass more quickly if we so desired. The appetizer and salad we chose were good - not great. BUT the 2 main course fish dishes were exceptional - nicely presented, generously portioned, and delicious. We went with recommendations of the staff and they did not steer us wrong. If we lived in the neighborhood (we don't) this would be a regular on our eating out schedule.

2
★★★★★

While the seating is a bit cramped the atmosphere and friendly, prompt service made up for it. We had a pleasant leisurely dinner but certainly could have made the time pass more quickly if we so desired. The appetizer and salad we chose were good - not great. BUT the 2 main course fish dishes were exceptional - nicely presented, generously portioned, and delicious. We went with recommendations of the staff and they did not steer us wrong. If we lived in the neighborhood (we don't) this would be a regular on our eating out schedule.

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This is such a great restaurant. It is very cozy and the food is delicious and very authentic. Everything is fresh and tastes home cooked. The Chilean wine list is also very good. The owner, who has greeted us at the door every time, is extremely warm and gracious and seems to take enourmous pride in what he does. He took the time to explain each dish to us and gave us some great recommendations. Definetely try the ""Empanada al Horno"" (meat turnover/pie), Humitas (fresh corn tamale), the salads, and ""Pastel de Choclo"". For something more familiar to the palate, the roasted chicken with potatoes is amazing. Chilean food is not fancy (ie: no bordelaise sauces or creme brulee) but it is very hearty and delicious. It is definetely worth a try.

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★★★★★

This is such a great restaurant. It is very cozy and the food is delicious and very authentic. Everything is fresh and tastes home cooked. The Chilean wine list is also very good. The owner, who has greeted us at the door every time, is extremely warm and gracious and seems to take enourmous pride in what he does. He took the time to explain each dish to us and gave us some great recommendations. Definetely try the ""Empanada al Horno"" (meat turnover/pie), Humitas (fresh corn tamale), the salads, and ""Pastel de Choclo"". For something more familiar to the palate, the roasted chicken with potatoes is amazing. Chilean food is not fancy (ie: no bordelaise sauces or creme brulee) but it is very hearty and delicious. It is definetely worth a try.

Pros: Good food, Cozy Atmosphere, Friendly staff

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This restaurant is a great Chilean Restaurant. I'm chilean and this is the only chilean restaurant in New York City that I know about. The food is excellent and the service is great! It is small but cozy and romantic. The drinks are also great. I recommend trying the Pisco Sour. The only downfall is that this restaurant can be a little pricey.
If you want a taste of Chile, have money, and feel like getting a little ethnic, come on down.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is a great Chilean Restaurant. I'm chilean and this is the only chilean restaurant in New York City that I know about. The food is excellent and the service is great! It is small but cozy and romantic. The drinks are also great. I recommend trying the Pisco Sour. The only downfall is that this restaurant can be a little pricey.
If you want a taste of Chile, have money, and feel like getting a little ethnic, come on down.

Pros: Excellent Food , Excellent Service, Great Pisco Sour

Cons: Small , Pricey

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We found Pomaire to be an excellent place to eat. My fiancee's mother is from Chile and she was so excited because the food was just like her mother makes. I recommend trying an empanada as an appetizer, and the Sangria was very good also.

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★★★★★

We found Pomaire to be an excellent place to eat. My fiancee's mother is from Chile and she was so excited because the food was just like her mother makes. I recommend trying an empanada as an appetizer, and the Sangria was very good also.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Small

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Who'd have thought the Theater District would be home to one of Manhattan's most authentic Chilean eateries? Yet here it is. Sitting at the west end of Restaurant Row, cozy Pomaire offers empanadas, ceviches and all kinds of Chilean…

 

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