In accordance to CDC Guidelines, we are spacing out reservations to safely accommodate all guests. Parties of 2 and 3 guests are allotted 1 hour and 45 minutes dining time while parties of 4 are allotted 2 hours. We ask that you honor your designated reservation time so that we can meet our health and safety standards for the reservations.
Portale Restaurant, brought to you by James Beard Award winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Alfred Portale, explores the many regions of Italy, taking inspiration from their seasonally driven approach to cooking.
Chef Portale brings his heritage and passion for the cuisine and culture of Italy to his namesake, serving a contemporary Italian menu in a relaxed and convivial setting.
- 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
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
The noise level was all right for an early (5:15) reservation. I doubt it would be all right later.
Amazing food, amazing service, amazing atmosphere. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I will 100% be back.
small portions, but excellent food and service...perfect for lunch IMO.
From start to finish the experience was exquisite. Friendly and welcoming staff at every step. Helpful wait staff and sommelier to understand menu and pick the perfect bottle of wine for our dinner. The 2 piece crostini was a nice palate opener. We shared 2 primi (cavatelli & cappellacci), a secondi dish of brodetto di pesce & tiramisu dessert. Portion size enough for two of us to leave completed sated (okay a bit full). The pasta was perfectly al dente accompanied by delicious sauce. Original tiramisu presentation delightful & thorough palate pleasing. Highly recommend and hope for continued success!
Outstanding meal and service. Loved every morsel. Desserts were amazing too.
My birthday !! But we will definitely go back for everyday dining
And more special occasions.. love Alfred Portale.. pretty room
I loved it! Gorgeous food, so well prepared and tasty! Beautifully presented of course. Wait staff could have been a bit more.. present.. but over all fabulous.. love the space! Very cool
What a Gem Mr Portale new restaurant offers outstanding dishes and service, from the moment you walk in until you walk out . Very cozy and a very friendly staff that describes the dishes with passion and enthusiasm. Duck breast was crispy and well balance , the oxtail pasta especial was very rich and flavorful and please don’t leave the restaurant without trying the Torta Di Pere
Great new spot similar to Charliebird - recommend sharing pastas. Good for groups.
We met friends for dinner. We certainly enjoyed Portale. The service was excellent. The wine list was quite expensive so we had glasses instead of a bottle. We loved the chicken and the branzino. The duck did not get outstanding reviews. The pasta with mushrooms was delicious but the portion seemed on the skimpy side.
The bread was good but really where else in NY do you have to pay for a basket of bread.
I would certainly say if you have a large budget for your dinner you can get an excellent meal.
Portale chef takes interesting and rewarding risks with ingredients. Such fresh ingredients and unique combinations made for a very pleasant and delicious dining experience.
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 4.7 stars by 92 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.