*Please note that that this reservation is for an Indoor table only. Outdoor tables are reserved over the phone or directly through our website.*
Portale Restaurant is brought to you by James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale. Chef Portale brings his heritage and passion for the cuisine and culture of Italy to his namesake, serving a contemporary Italian menu with house-made pasta, market vegetables, and beautifully presented dishes in a relaxed and convivial setting.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
My friend and I caught up at Portale, which I could not more highly recommend.
Anniversary dinner. Waiter was in the weeds when we were seated and took too long to attend to us, so we had to get the manager’s assistance. After that, however, the service was very good. Overall, a wonderful experience.
As always great experience and great food from Johanna the Maitre d to Michael wine director
A favorite !!
Excellent food and service that never disappoints.
Excellent food in a great atmosphere. Service was excellent. Love the space and the experience!
My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at Portale and it was spectacular in every way. I can’t say enough good things about it. We had two pastas, one of which was the signature pasta with the white Bolognese sauce. It was probably the best pasta I’ve ever had. It was so good I closed my eyes when I ate it so I could concentrate on every flavor. We also had the roast pork and the chicken—both outstanding. Our server was wonderful—very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a perfect evening. We’ll be back.
Best pasta around !
The food was even better than the last time I was there. Always perfection !!
The shaved Cauliflower salad was excellent, as was the roast pork.
Cannot wait to return
Wonderful discovery for us. Can’t say enough good things about the food. Both adventurous and familiar and ultimately just fantastic. Loved our server. Helpful, friendly, funny and very professional. Interior design was also adventurous and familiar with some fun artwork. Our new favorite restaurant.
Birthday for a friend who has Parkinson’s disease
Lovely. Worthy successor to Gotham Grill.
Words cannot accurately describe what an amazing experience this was. Each and every dish was just incredible with flavors that make the taste buds dance ! Service was impeccable
The food was excellent; i think the portions, however, could have been a tad bigger.
I have been a fan of Chef Portale throughout his run at Gotham. I was thrilled to see he was back
It is not the beautifully plated foods we expected from him but boy are the flavors outstanding
We split 2 pastas. Both truly exceptional in every way.
I would have like one seafood entree - there is only 1 dash main course
Keep room for desert. The olive oil cake is fantastic.
It is a must visit restaurant .
Portale is a true gem. They opened right before COVID-19 hit but they have seamlessly transitioned to outdoor dining. Their food is impeccable and their service is outstanding. I can’t wait to enjoy it again when the world gets back to normal order!!
Portale has transitioned to outdoor dining with great sensitivity to Covid issues while still maintaining highest level of service, hospitality and quality. We will be back!
service/food/ambience were Fabulous
It was pandemic outdoors so I can't speak to the noise level other times. We loved everything, starting with the arrangement, the staff, the half bottle of wine and the delicious food. We had the seafood salad and lobster pasta, both of which were incredible, and ended with a fabulous dessert - butterscotch pudding with yummy things in it. It was fabulous, our most relaxed time in months.
Excellent food, just as I remember Gotham from years ago. They were very accommodating to my friend's request to swap out a few ingredients on her dish. I had the chicken and it was perfection.
Only one word - perfection!
The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time!
The staff were friendly and helpful. The smooth burrata with sweet roasted beets and apricot wowed the tastebuds. Basically every dish was composed of coordinated flavors that had a compelling conversation in my mouth. Even the gelati were so full-flavored. The wines by the glass were also well chosen and the waiter helped us pair them with our ribeye. There was not a note off key.
New best restaurant in New York City. Everytime I eat there the food is outstanding. Staff is great!
Dan the waiter was one the best I have had in NYC in a long time. He was on point, patient and not pushy. Just exceptional!
Wine staff knew their list and was very helpful. All the food with the exception of the beefsteak was berry nicely done, especially the pasta courses.
The food and service is top notch
I highly recommend the pork tenderloin.
Food was great as was the service. The brunch menu isn't as great as the dinner menu (come on, no sliders!). But nonetheless, the food was awesome, as always. Loved the bruschetta and the cinnamon bun.
One of our favorites
Terrific menu, great staff, sommeliers ++
Outstanding food and service. Beautiful modern ambiance. The only drawback was the noise level as the restaurant got busy.
There was alot on the menu we wanted to try, so we got a variety of starters and main dishes and shared them. Everything was excellent.
All the sophistication of an excellent, creative Italian restaurant without the fuss or attitude. The appetizers are perfect for a single, small course before the theatre, but the pastas are hard to resist. A most thoughtful wine list and very approachable. A well-heeled neighborhood crowd who clearly appreciate the talented team - both in the kitchen and out front.
Every time I come to this wonderful place I’m surprised all over again. Amazing food and great service. Katie’s cinnamon bun is not to be missed for brunch.
Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Chef came to table.
Went on a Monday night. Restaurant was busy but not packed, which made for a fairly easygoing vibe. The best aspect of this restaurant is the warm, efficient, but unobtrusive service. I felt welcomed from the moment I arrived at the host stand! The food, surprisingly, was good but not great. A $33 composed main featured a nicely cooked single filet, but the dish was ruined by the really heavy salt in the vegetable, which obliterated everything, including the beverage. Clearly, Chef Portale is aiming for a more relaxed experience than in his prior haunts and mostly succeeds. It's still expensive, though, and I should still be able to expect some precision from the kitchen.
Best experience we have had in awhile. Perfect from start to finish. Not only was the meal to perfection. The staff is courteous and professional. Can’t wait to go back
I was taken here for my birthday by my boyfriend and both of us really liked the meal and the entire experience. I started with the fennel salad and my boyfriend had the burrata. For the entree we had the cod with seafood in a lobster broth and the chicken dish. Both dishes were excellent. The wine list was very fair and reasonable.
One of the best new restaurants I've been to in yours.
Fabulous food, ambience, staff!
A winner all around.
You can order delivery directly from Portale Restaurant using the Order Online button. Portale Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 781-0255.
Portale Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 103 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.