Porteno Restaurant

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426 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Argentinean

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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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent restaurant and food, however too much noise.

GG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary with family

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

P
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Porteno. Never disappoints!

RN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on every level.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Small but quality menu. Homemade pastas always a highlight

LI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

RW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

G
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot thank the staff at Porteno Restaurant enough for the wonderful dining experience we had on Tuesday night. Their warmth, service and food were ALL excellent. We felt so well taken care of and catered to. Everyone loved your restaurant! I hope it won't be long until I return!

SD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Food and wine were excellent!

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remains one of my favourite restaurants in NY. Small but cosy and just real good food with good (weekly) specials.
Service also very good

M
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming cozy restaurant with creative cuisine
Bone marrow risotto was spectacular.
great presentation as well
Service was excellent as always

JI
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

MO
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The red quinoa was very salty and the salmon was a little dry. While ordering I requested medium on the salmon but was a bit talked into medium well. I have eaten hear before and it has always been good - just disappointed on this visit.

GS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waiter was too quick to try to push drinks on us and for a bang average malvec the price was extortionate. The food was well presented but bland. A veal Milanese should have been crispy and instead the bread was very doughy

F
New York Area
257 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food- lovely place

JM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a little gem hidden near Hudson Yards. We started with the Empanadas - our favorites were the Caprese and Radicheta. We shared the Calamares and we found it charred and tasty and the vinaigrette lovely. The bread is delicious. All four of us had the LOMITO COMPLETO - it as yummy and fantastic. Amazing and truly a hearty Argentinan sandwich - it's heavy on the protein! I would order the sandwich again, as it as that good. A friend said it could cure a hangover! I had a organic red wine and the drinks were very tasty. The wait team were lovely - attentive without being pushy. It's a little tight and the tables can be moved around to accommodate larger parties.

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