Pilar Cuban Restaurant and Bar

Restaurants , Cuban Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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This venue is expected to open fall 2013. This family-run eatery is moving to larger digs in the same neighborhood, where they’ll continue dishing out Cuban standards like pernil, paella and arroz con pollo. Late November.
Venue name: Pilar Cuban Restaurant and Bar
Address: 397 Greene Ave
Cross street: at Bedford Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 8am–10pm; Fri, Sat 8am–11pm; Sun 9am–10pm
Transport: Subway: G to Bedford–Nostrand Aves
Price: Average main course: $15. DC, Disc, MC, V
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4.8 / 5

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Al B

There food is better than authentic, they have great craft beers and the onbionce and waiting staff is great.


The chef/owner is amazing! I've been a long time customer, frequently visiting their first location, this weekend was the first time at the new place, and it's so much bigger, and very beautifully decorated. I was very impressed. I was reading about pricing going up and portions going down, well the prices definitely went up, but the portion size is still the same to me, it's the right amount of food for you to leave very satisfied. I started off with the empanadas chicken/beef both were very good, and I loved the green sauce they came with, I can actually dip everything in it! I also had the croquettes, which has always been my absolute favorite Cuban thing to eat, and they make them perfect here. For dinner I had the Pernil, which comes with white rice, black beans, yuca, and manduros, absolutely delicious! Reminded me of their old small spot where the food tasted so homemade. 

I couldn't leave without some Cuban coffee, so we ordered the coffee con leche and passion fruit flan, the coffee was delicious, I expected more from the flan, maybe a regular plain flan would be better. 

Service was great...no complaints at all 

I also ordered drinks, what they consider to be a white sangria...small portion on that! $10 a glass, not strong at all, three big sips, and it was basically done. 

Overall love this place, will be back!!!!