Porteno Restaurant

4.6
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436 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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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JK
1 review
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
42 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
3 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
46 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.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Porteno. Never disappoints!

RN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is outstanding, absolutely everything!
Outstanding food, yummy vino selection.
I’ve been many times and plan on going back, again & again...

NK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new Chelsea neighborhood gem. Hope they aren't destroyed by Landlord blight.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the cocktails to the wine to the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts and even the coffee, everything was absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared.
Excellent, prompt, friendly service.
Highly recommend!
PS best empanadas we have ever eaten.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on every level.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Restaurant was too loud. Short ribs had no flavor. Empanadas were fabulous.
I would go here again for Empanadas and wine in the late afternoon or if the place was empty.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small but quality menu. Homemade pastas always a highlight

LI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection on the menu. Food was fabulous. Staff was so nice and accommodating. Great location. So close to the high line.

NK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely neighborhood find. Good food, terrific service, and small! AND...you can hear yourself and your friends even when the restaurant is full.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great time here. The food is incredibly balanced, the drinks are on point, and the Porteño team makes every visit memorable.

GF
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food but server was pretty snarky. Will likely be back.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and ambiance. Food was excellent and perfect for a date night or small friend group.

GF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Definitely recommend making reservations because it is a small place and fills quickly. Good food, good service.

AH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose this place based on reviews and this place is a gem. Food was amazing. Salmon Salad was incredibly tasty and the Bronzino was perfection. Great service too. If only they gave me half a glass of wine instead of 1/3 it would’ve been perfect ;-)
Will definitely visit again.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an early dinner here, pre concert. Had delicious grilled vegetables and a special flank steak with chimichurri, and potatoes. Ended with a yummy caramel flan. The service was wonderful! will return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

G
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh food, good service, a little pricey but expected in New York

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the location and service. I have pasta with sausage but it’s a bit under cook. Love the dessert choices and wine menu.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great servers. I definitely recommend Porteno.