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No more O Padeiro

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  • Jeremy Osner Nov 6, 2000 07:53 AM
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Yesterday at lunchtime I swung by O Padeiro craving some bread soup; was horrified to see that it is no more. It has been replaced by another Portuguese restaurant, at which I did not eat because I would not have been able to bear a bad meal at that location. How long have they been gone? Is the new place any good?

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  1. ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I NOTICED SOMETIME DURING THE AUGUST "VACATION" A SIGN ON THE DOOR SAID REOPENING W/NEW MANAGEMENT AFTER THE HOLIDAY. I HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET. GOOD LUCK

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    1. re: IVAN STOLER

      Do they still sell breads like the original place? I used to love to toast the one with raisins and almonds.

      I was a block from there today, but didn't know about teh change, or I would have checked it out.

      1. re: jaynycity

        Don't know the story with O Padeiro, but honestly, except for a few lunch items, I found the place to be underwhelming and over-hyped. Despite the restaurant's name (and reputation) its breads were not much better than average, and a lot of them are available in other shops for less than half the price. The wine selection was disappointing, and its evening menu (when it turned into a "real" restaurant") was not only dull, but also over-priced (again, despite its reputation). To the positive, I really liked the custard tarts, as well as the occassional fado music.

        May its successor prove more worthy of attention.

        1. re: Jamal

          I only ate @ the counter. The small dishes and "salads" were very tasty. I never ate @ a table and ordered off the bigger menu. As for the wine list, well any place that I can choose from more than 1 Vinho verde is ok by me. But breads...man o man I love their Portugese corn bread. Hell it's even hard to find in Ironbound.

          1. re: Ivan Stoler

            I can't remember the new name but they still have the breads (it looks like Texieras still), and even some of the little custard tarts - but the rest of the operation looked less enticing than before.