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BINO Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
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BINO Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
BINO Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
BINO Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
BINO Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
BINO Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
BINO Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY

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Best

During a recent trip to New York - where dining is a major part of the experience......Po proved to be our favorite! From appetizers to desert - everything was superb! Pros: ...

Worst

If you like tomato-based pasta sauces characterized predominantly by salt and thyme, this place is for you. The basic sauce is very heavy on the salt and, for some reason, thyme....

Terrible service on webstore 4/25/2011

I spent more than $100 to send a gift basket to a family member. I made the purchase on a Tuesday and paid for two day delivery to ensure that it would arrive no later than Saturday (it was an Easter gift and needed to be there on time for various reasoss). Six days later (now the following week) and it hasn't yet arrived. I called them to complain, and they offered to knock only $20 (!!!) off the price, even though they admitted to screwing up the order. more

3 month's of cheese but ONLY 2 deliveries in 7 months!?! 9/13/2010

I'm the recipient of their 3 Months of Cheese from Spain gift. I never received the first month (My birthday was in March). My friend notified them when more time went by and I had the awkward conversation 2 months after my birthday party where I told my friend how excited I was for the cheese cub gift but it never arrived. So here's what happened... the cheese arrived after said friend contacted them. Stinky Cheese had it hand delivered to my apartment. Problem 2 (problem 1 was lack of delivery): Stinky Cheese never notified me that it was coming, cheese was delivered to my apartment building but nothing on the bag indicated it was perishable or should be refrigerated. I've never received a gift of food that didn't state this as my doormen put perishables in the fridge if need be. Luckily I was in town that day and the bag of cheese sat out for only a few hours. The story was EXACTLY the same for the second delivery. My friend asked how I liked the second and third month of cheese, I answered it never arrived, she contacted them, later that day, *presto* cheese arrived. Summers in Manhattan are HOT and I had a bag of cheese sitting in the doorman's un-air-conditioned closet. fantastic. Now, its almost 7 months since I was notified I was getting this gift of cheese and STILL, the 3rd delivery has never arrived!! my friend has contacted them numerous times that the third installment of the cheese has NEVER arrived. They do not respond. She was nicer than I would have been at this point and simply asked for delivery info. STILL, NO answer! Such a shame since it was a gift with so much promise. more

Fine Experience 10/22/2009

Our party of four had several appetizers, all excellent and ample, and entrees including fish, veal, meatballs. Each was first rate in preparation and presentation, and delicious. Three shared desserts were exceptional. With two excellent bottles of wine we ran up our bill a bit, but we had so much fun it was worth it. TGMann Pros: Good Menu, fine food and service more

A Sure Thing 9/3/2009

I have eaten here a few times and love the white bean bruschetta, the bartender was so nice he gave me a copy of the recipe b/c I was raving so much about it. I have eaten many of their salads, always fresh and nice combinations of ingredients. I also have eaten different types of their ravioli which I love. The panna cotta dessert is hard to describe but soooooooo delicious ...if you have room. I love going here. I know that the meal will be good. They also have a nice tasting menu but be hungry... Pros: food and service more

Totally Overrated for the Money 5/2/2009

Go to this place for a couple of glasses of wine and the $2 white bean bruchetta as a tapas sort of snack. the restaurant is expensive for the hood and the likes of Fragole on Court offers better food at a fraction of the price (vibe is probably nicer too). Every dish we've had has been overdone, HEAVY on the salt, meat dishes extreme in fat content - My wife had a bacon pasta that was barely edible - literally a salty boo-fest. Veggie option pretty bland (our friend who came is veggie). The bottle of prosecco we had was quite tasty but again, we paid a few bucks for it.\r Anyway, if you grabbing a couple of glasses of wine and want a nibble I recommend, otherwise - steer clear. Pros: White Bean Bruchetta Cons: Numerous more

Delightful Experience 4/13/2009

During a recent trip to New York - where dining is a major part of the experience......Po proved to be our favorite! From appetizers to desert - everything was superb! Pros: Wonderful favors more

Amazing Cheese & Specialty Foods 11/11/2008

Wow! ham bar???? Tons of cheese and chocolate???? Have I gone to heaven? Great store and excellent service! Everyone there knew a ton and taught me more about cheese than I have ever known. Tons of things you CAN NOT find in big stores. Thats the reason to go here if the service hasnt already convinced you. Pros: service, products more

Salt and thyme 8/4/2008

If you like tomato-based pasta sauces characterized predominantly by salt and thyme, this place is for you. The basic sauce is very heavy on the salt and, for some reason, thyme. Pasta dishes containing cured meats are as a result even saltier; seafood pasta dishes with a pronounced flavor of thyme are just strange to me. Overall appetizers are better than main courses, including pastas. more

rude, rude, rude staff 7/17/2008

I love fine foods and wines as much as the next person. The arrival of Smith and Vine to our neighborhood was a wonderful thing. And then they opened Stinky and I thought all was well in the world. When they first opened the staff was fun, young, friendly, and helpful. But now they seem tired, down, unfriendly and rude. The girls who work there cannot be bothered to even look at you when you walk in. I have stood, in an empty shop, for a good five minutes trying to make eye contact with the snobby cheese girl while she pretends to be too busy to look up from her saran wrap. I have spent a lot of money here. The products are obviously great. However, due to the rudeness of the staff and the general feeling of unfriendliness, I don't think I will be returning. It has nothing to do with the prices, it's that arrogant air of superiority and rudeness that will deter me in the future. What a disappointment. Pros: cheese! Cons: rude, arrogant, unfriendly staff more

Good selection of cheeses and other gourmet items, but rude staff (or owners)and overpriced 4/22/2008

I do believe that the items this shop carries are all top notch quality. However, I believe that the prices frankly take advantage of the clueless nature of the transplants from outside of NYC. Many items can be found for less (and better) elsewhere. For example, lease try the fresh salted mozzarella at Caputo's on Court Street instead!!!!!!! In addition, the staff is rather rude; no eye contact (as their eyes are usually glued to a computer screen; not helpful, and they assume that their customers are not knowledgeable in the least - which at least in my case, is not true. For even better selection ans service try the various food shops in Park Slope. Pros: Nice selection - but for even better selection head to the shops in Park Slope Cons: Rude more

Not very impressed 3/25/2008

disappointing to say the least after all the hype of Po arriving on Smith Street. The gnocchi alla Telefono was cloying, tasteless and ordinary. The waiter did warn me it wasn't his favorite...nothing exciting about that dish. The polpetti di carne appetizer was quite good. Good service, great wine list. Just expected more overall. Pros: wine list great service Cons: skip the gnocchi more

Over Rated - Owners are prejudiced 2/29/2008

Stinky Brooklyn DOES have a large selection. However, NOT all of the workers know about cheese and MOST of them do NOT know about customer service. The service is generally rude. I shop there often as do members of my family. If you know what you want it's a good place to shop. DON'T expect good service. Sometimes the owners are there - that's when I'll walk out. The 2 owners are very full of themselves and speak DOWN about the people of the neighborhood. I've heard them tell people, ""before people like us moved here Carroll Gardens was full of addicts and sp!k*s. If it wasn't for our shop all this area would have is bodagas.' Pros: Owners and staff are rude - that's the BEST things about them Cons: the owners do NOT like the people of the neighborhood that they serve and it shows. more

Disappointing 12/16/2007

Talk about riding on a good name. I was sadly disappointed when I experienced how Po in Brooklyn compares to Po in NYC. There is nothing Italian about the vibe and that includes the waiters with attitude. I know good food and I am Italian. After asking 2 knowledgable questions and ordering a pretty expensive bottle of wine, you would think the waiter realized we were a group that appreciates good food. So why he wouldn't ask how our dishes were when they arrived is beyond me. My dish was ok and my husband's was nothing exceptional. Our friend ordered the lamb dish which had more of a middle eastern feel than Italian. It was overcooked and dry and my friend didn't touch it. The waiter noticed but never bothered to come over and ask about it (he did have time to insult my friend and husband which we overheard). At the end of the meal the waiter asked if he could wrap up the plate since it clearly hadn't been touched. When my friend said no thanks, the waiter finally asks if it was ok. The response was no, and the waiter says 'that's too bad cause it's one of my favorite dishes'. Overall, I was not impressed with the menu since it lacked the special touches to make it stand out from other Italian restaurants (what is so special about a caprese salad? every italian restaurant offers that). I live in this great neighborhood and for me to spend these prices in carroll gardens it has to be a little better than the rest. Rude service, mediocre menu and not-worth-it prices add up to 'no mo po' for me! Cons: Service, Price, Menu more

Fresh and light Italian Food 10/16/2007

Po has a soothing ambiance, delicious fresh food, and unlike many Italian restaurants you don't leave feeling over-stuffed. Our waitress was knowledgeable and suggested an amazing wine to go along with my pasta dish. I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner or for catching up with a small group of friends. Pros: Fresh Ingrediants more

delicious, nice staff, great atmosphere 8/16/2007

had a great meal there last week. it was my first time there. i introduced myself to the owner and welcomed them to the neighborhood and the bartender [we ate at the bar -the only spot free!] offered us a complimentary dessert when we were done with our meal. i had a special - a pasta with guanciale [pork jowl] and asparagus, my friend had pasta with clams . had a clam and mussel appetizer and a salad - thought it was all really tasty and beautifully plated. nice folks...they were busy and held their own well. really had a great time... more

Best Chees Shop in Brooklyn!!! 8/13/2006

I have lived in the neighborhood for many years and have also been around the cheese circuit for a long time. The folks at Stinky have a tremendous backround in cheese/specialty foods and wine. After being in the business for over 12 years, they are the best by far in Brooklyn. Great shop, excellent service, and an amazing collection of over 150 cheeses. Pros: Superb Collection Cons: None! more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Despite the departure of Mario Batali, the original West Village location of Po has been popular enough to prompt the opening of a second Smith Street branch. The classy, yet...

  • 7/31/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon.-Thurs: 5:30--11:00pm Friday/Sat.: 5:30--11:30pm Sunday: 12:00--10:00pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens
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