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Portale Restaurant, New York, NY
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Portale Restaurant

4.8
4.8
148 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (917) 781-0255

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alfred Portale

  • Private party facilities

    For those seeking a more intimate dining experience, Portale Restaurant offers a private dining room. The private dining room is located on the second floor of the restaurant, is handicap accessible, and is perfect for all occasions. Our events team will be happy to assist in making your private event one that you and your guests will remember.

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    126 W 18TH ST. (BET. 6th and 7th Ave.)

  • Parking details

    SP+ Parking at 151 W 17th St, (212) 242-6264Icon Parking at 101 W 15th St, (212) 243-4201

  • Public transit

    1 Train- 18TH Street at 7th Ave. F/M Trains- 14th Street at 6th Ave.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Italian

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  1. R

    Richard13

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  2. SB

    SharonB

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We were planning on celebrating my birthday as we have done here before- asked for a corner table - although there were several available or that would be available we were put in a middle of the row table- without anyone even saying sorry we just don't have a corner table - then when it came time for dessert - everyone even the table next to us were celebrating their birthdays and received special treatment etc I received nothing - you chose to dine at a restaurant of this caliber because you expect those special things - I will be certainly not be coming back here for a very long time. very disappointing.
  3. L

    Lisa

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was impeccable, every dish prepared with perfect attention to fresh ingredients, flavor, texture, temperature. Best meal in NY during our most recent visit to the city.
  4. NY

    NYCfoodies

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always spot on. Alfred Portale is as talented as it gets.
  5. TM

    TeresaM

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The restaurant had a nice ambiance & we were pleased with the quality of the food. However, the service was chaotic & inconsistent. There were plenty of wait staff & managers walking up & down the aisles between tables almost none stop but we had to wave them down to order. It was very annoying to have people walking constantly around you or refilling your water glass after taking just a few sips. The service seemed disorganized and took away from the experience.
  6. JK

    JohnK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good value, overall. A superior Italian restaurant. Highlight was probably a pork chop that remained juicy. Truffle pasta probably overpriced. Attentive and pleasant service. Convenient to a subway station.
  7. VM

    ValM

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. Great ambiance, not too stuffy not too casual. We loved it.
  8. HK

    HKDine

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely restaurant for a nice dinner. Dining rooms are really pleasant, service is warm and food is delicious. Price points aren’t too bad either. I’ll certainly put this is my regular rotation of Manhattan dining spots.
  9. ME

    MaryE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal as usual. Our waiter was amazing.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portale is
  11. KM

    KyleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that we ordered was delicious and enjoyed great service too
  12. RH

    RalphH

    New York Area

    338 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    338 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and extra friendly service.
  13. DL

    DanL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son’s 3rd birthday celebration. Great experience AGAIN!!
  14. MA

    MichaelA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best restaurant in Chelsea. Food is amazing!
  15. S

    Sadiesgirl

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience!
  16. PR

    PatrickR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time @ Portale Really enjoyed everything Octopus, tomato salad, 2 pastas all expertly prepared Fabulous wine list our sommelier was terrific We will be back!
  17. E

    Edlewi

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Interesting menu, interesting room, near perfect service make for a great night out.
  18. UE

    UESfoodie18

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals we've had in quite a while/ The service was outstanding. You can see how well the staff have been mentored. The food is top shelf all the way. Great experience!
  19. ME

    MrEdC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great food, wine, cocktails and service... i keep wanting to go back and stay all night.. cheers!
  20. CR

    CRSNJ

    New York Area

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my first time back here since the pandemic. And I’m happy to say that Portale is still a gastronomic experience in nyc. The chilled yellow tomato soup with watermelon was the perfect starter for such a hot humid day. Full of flavor. And the roasted duck breast was spot on, perfectly cooked and it had a very crispy skin; tasty jus and a nice match with the roasted figs. The passionfruit mousse dessert was refreshing and not overly sweet. Very good indeed. I can’t wait to return.
  21. G

    Giovanni

    Puerto Vallarta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was superb. Added to that, the setting an service made it the perfect evening.
  22. NY

    NYCFoodies

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful dinner visit! The mealv was outstanding and the service was superb! A perfect way to spend our Anniversary.
  23. C

    Craig

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my partner as suggested by a Maps Guide. It was incredible!
  24. C

    Chelsea

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portale is, hands down, our favorite restaurant. The food is consistently superb, the waitstaff attentive but not intrusive and the decor is welcoming.
  25. J

    Jesus

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it❕🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍
  26. JG

    JojoG

    Jacksonville

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. The service and cocktails were good and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back soon.
  27. CE

    CEJNYC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The seafood salad is so light and delicious as to almost float in your mouth. The red shrimp risotto must be tried - perfectly cooked and totally delcious!!
  28. H

    Hugodoggie

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice as good as it gets
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Pasta was outstanding as was the carpaccio. The best part of the evening was engaging with the sommelier and drinking incredible wine.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service
  31. LP

    LillibethP

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Will definitely comeback
  32. F

    Frequentdiner

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific as usual Food ambience staff great Chef awesome menu Joanna outstanding Favorite
  33. SE

    SusannE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent!
  34. GF

    GerryF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience, from the food to the service. Very comfortable restaurant and a great place for a date or for a family's night out assuming the child/children has/have a sophisticated palate(s); mine does.
  35. e

    esob89

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing meal. Sat outdoors and felt like I was in Europe. I will return…many times
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top notch food and great staff at prices that are reasonable for its quality. Only thing I’d improve is the music, and which was a bit loud and resembled more a bar than a fine dining restaurant.
  37. SW

    StevenW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and vibes
  38. MJ

    MeganJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, atmosphere.
  39. l

    lkrj

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. It's upscale, without being pretentious. The service was outstanding. And, oh yes, the food was amazing. It's not inexpensive, but it's worth it.
  40. C

    Charles

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The MD/Host couldn’t find our reservation even after showing confirmation we were only offered a high top or lounge seat, not ideal when you expecting the beautiful MDR. The lights kept changing through out the meal, seemed like mgmt couldn’t get on the same page about the vibe. The service was fine. Cocktails took a while and they sent the app but let us keep to enjoy anyway. The special scallop app was amazing and the duck was superb. My biggest draw back of the night though, was the bussing. Our empty cocktail glasses stayed on the table until dessert hit. We finished these before apps hit. Any we love this place and the chef, we’ll be back, just make sure you call to confirm you res.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Portale Restaurant

126 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011-5403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    126 W 18TH ST. (BET. 6th and 7th Ave.)

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    SP+ Parking at 151 W 17th St, (212) 242-6264Icon Parking at 101 W 15th St, (212) 243-4201

  • Public transit

    1 Train- 18TH Street at 7th Ave. F/M Trains- 14th Street at 6th Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alfred Portale

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (917) 781-0255

  • Private party facilities

    For those seeking a more intimate dining experience, Portale Restaurant offers a private dining room. The private dining room is located on the second floor of the restaurant, is handicap accessible, and is perfect for all occasions. Our events team will be happy to assist in making your private event one that you and your guests will remember.

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