Porteno Restaurant

4.8
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457 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Argentinean
Dining at Porteño is like eating at home with your family and friends-- good food cooked slowly with love to be enjoyed with beautiful wine.
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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Hudson Yards

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TD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with great service. Loooove this place!

a
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. The service was phenomenal!! Great atmosphere and the food/drinks were delicious.

J
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely time. Really great service all around! Loved it. Will be back :)

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Leisurely, delicious lunch.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both fantastic. Be sure to get the carne empanada as an appetizer, and save room for the bread pudding for dessert!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress did her best to accommodate our party. She was professional and friendly

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. I had black and blue flank steak. Hubby had scallops and grouper. Do not miss out on the calamari... it’s not the usual boring fried dish.... very yummy.

Service outstanding. We were greeted at the door with a big warm smile and given a tiny bit of ‘real estate’ to wait. The proprietor insisted on buying us two glasses of Prosecco because we had to wait 5 minutes.... Angel, our server, was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant.
I cannot imagine a better nyc dining experience. I would highly recommend. We will certainly go back.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were welcomed straight away and sat at the bar! The food was delicious and the server very willing to share his suggestions!

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine. Ribeye was amazing. Empanadas were out this world. Drinks were delicious. Can't wait to go back!

TK
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I dined at Porteno for the first time - and had the most wonderful experience. The butternut squash soup was vegan and absolutely delicious. The snapper with clams and tomatoes was excellent, perfectly supplemented with the mashed potatoes. The bread pudding was one of the best dessert that I've ever had. The dining room is charming and quite cozy. But given the small space, it's definitely smart to make a reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

DL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was terrific, from appetizers to dessert.

E
Hamburg Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Very cute Argentinian restaurant with delicious food. Definitely worth to go there. What we did not like at all was that the waiters rushed us, for example because they cleared the plates too fast, asked us if we wanted to order more food even though we just finished our dishes or asked us to change our table because they need more space for new guests.

C
Caribbean
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great ambience.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was not tasty at all. Too expensive for what it was

PP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porteno is a great restaurant. This was our second visit and we would definitely go back. The food was delicious and the Bread Pudding is the best.

TS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Will definitely go again. Had an delicious Bruschetta appetizer. The best. And Grilled calamari with avocado was to die! Yum

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful!

JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff that gave good advice on what to order based on what we were looking for .

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porteno was warm and welcoming from the start. All of the staff from host to waiters to servers were excellent and personable. I would return in a heartbeat.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice daily specials. Refreshing drinks.
The waiter is extremely professional and gave a lot of recommendations.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious from start to finish, we would highly recommend.

RP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The impression I received as I entered the restaurant was of a warm place albeit a little noisy. The decor was simple, yet welcoming to the eyes. The service personnel couldn’t be nicer and knowledgeable about the food. All dishes sounded appetizing and delicious. However, my choice (Salmón Patagónico) tasted somewhat a little flat. My two guests really enjoyed their choices. The wine was excellent, as all Malbecs usually are. The prices seemed a little steep, not for the food quality but for such a small table with no elbow room, which made the dining experience a little claustrophobic.
As a whole, I enjoyed Porteño. Next time I will stick to what Argentina is famous for: meat! I’m sure I’ll enjoy it better.

P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We were five people at the table and our server seemed to have no patience when we asked for hot water and said he was running out of hot water because of us or when he asked if we were still eating the appetizer, took the plate and when we said yes he threw the plate back to the table in a very rude way hitting the water glasses... not our fault you have that server job sir. Now, the salmon was tasteless, the risotto had no salt at all, potato pie was what saved the night as well the beef empanadas.... but, never coming back. Adiós. Cheers to the bartender tho, he was very helpful when we came in and very nice, wish he had been our server.

d
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, charming cozy atmosphere. Great wines.

BR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing. Beautiful little restaurant, and our party of four had a variety of dishes. We were pleased with our meals, the flavors were great and the presentation was spot on.

DJ
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe! Everyone I have taken to Porteno over the past three years goes back again and again. The food -- which includes Argentinian-informed steaks, pasta, a variety of salads, and the chef's special fish entrees, appetizers, and desserts -- is always fresh, creative and delicious. The service is excellent because the owners and staff work as a team to make everyone feel at home. On a typical night, the clientele includes regulars from the Chelsea art district, international tourists, a family or two and of course, dating couples. Add in the creative use of space and lighting, cool music that is never too loud for conversation, great wines and artisanal cocktails -- and the result is an extraordinary dining experience!

EF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely cozy place, attentive staff, very good food.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must try the quinoa salad. Small place make reservations. Excellent service.

EC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent restaurant and food, however too much noise.

GG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An excellent place for lunch, not too far from the Chelsea art galleries and High Line, and less priceythan many other option. The menu is varied, from Argentine specialties to salad and sandwiches, without being encyclopedic (thank goodness!). Our dishes -- a main course salad and an Argentine sandwich -- both got high marks. I'll go back

LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely Saturday night dinner place with friendly service and delicious food. Very busy (due to small dining room), but cozy and energetic.

R
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

very pleasant atmosphere and friendly service. unfortunately the food and drinks were only fair.

ZS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing that came out of that kitchen was incredible and the service was beyond welcoming! I think I found one my favorite new restaurants in the city! How did it take me so long to get here?!

JA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood find. We had a delicious meal with great service. Nice special options in addition to the regular menu. Will definitely return!!!

TO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary with family

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great staff. Food was amazing and reasonably priced. I would recommend it highly.

P
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

had dinner here a year ago, came back for lunch, not as good.