Porteno Restaurant

4.8
468 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 468 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDrJumpinJer
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always gracious service. Always delicious food! My fave!

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Coco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I got the veggie lomito and it was seriously delicious but the potatoes it came with were just bad. My boyfriend got the short rib and he loved it but his side of the corn cake was also bad.

So mains were great but sides weren’t very good.

Service was great and so were the drinks.

Overall it was pretty pricey for what you get but because my sandwich was so delicious I would still go back.

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor dining space -built out patio with heaters. Good food and friendly service.

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AnastasiaC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a very nice place. We were there for a brunch on Saturday. We had sandwiches and a warm burrata appetizer (delicious!). The service was great, and the music was not too loud - just enough to create an atmosphere, but still let you talk to each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overpriced (!), bland taste (Salmon and Empanadas) and a rather small menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a octopus special which was grilled octopus with arugula and cherry tomato salada. Octopus was a bit rubbery and definitely pricey for what you get.
Empanadas were too small. Chicken was dry. Radicheta was not a radicheta taste. Caprese was fantastic. Again very small empanadas.
Service was below basic... Not expect anything different.

Beer was cold but from chicago!!!

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vipMaxPrototype
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. It’s a hidden gem that you must try

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RobertC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small place, limited menu, excellent food and service, friendly staff. Definitely will return

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vipDavidcnyc
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We will be back.

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KevinS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Hudson Yards

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TatyanaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with great service. Loooove this place!

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vipavoidthisplace
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff

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kimmarc
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very intimate. Food was spectacular

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Jenn
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 :)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Leisurely, delicious lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLovelypartyof4
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit was an even better experience than the first. First rate food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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CharlotteC
London
4 reviews
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!

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RickR
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!

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vipTK719
New York Area
199 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.

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

Excellent food!

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DonnaL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was terrific, from appetizers to dessert.

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vipErik
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.

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vipChris
Caribbean
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMarinaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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

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PatP
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.

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TracyS
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

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

Delightful!

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vipJavierH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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JulietK
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobertoP
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.

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vipPabs
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.

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vipdmtnyc
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BridgetR
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.

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vipDrJumpinJer
Memphis/West TN
5 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!

FAQs

Porteno Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 695-9694.

Porteno Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 468 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.