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Portale Restaurant, New York, NY
Award-winning

Portale Restaurant

4.9
4.9
199 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 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    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 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Best Food

  • New York City

    Italian

  • Manhattan

    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Food

  • Manhattan

    Italian

199 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Fantastic ambience. Wonderful service. Highly Recommended.

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  2. RalphH

    New York City

    517 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    517 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and extra friendly service. Lively atmosphere.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, wine, service all fantastic. High quality wine list and very helpful and engaging sommelier

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  4. JocelynF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to dine in NYC. Excellent food, service and price.

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  5. BrianS

    Austin

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a nice experience. The service was okay, but definitely not great. The food on the other hand is fantastic. That bread is next level delicious.

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  6. JanetK

    Central Coast

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST. Sommelier, bread, appetizers, entrees, desserts, staff & manager Luis. Will return with every subsequent trip to NYC. ☺️

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  7. Noname

    New York City

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never had anything as remarkable as the crudo capesante, worth a trip to Portale all by itself. Each ingredient in the raw fish appetizer was distinct -- and the blend of flavors was outstanding. Highest marks, too, for the ippoglosso -- truffle-encrusted halibut with a foamy sauce and delectable 'shrooms. Service was attentive but not overbearing. This place is a must for serious foodies.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, wonderful ambiance, truly a step above. The duck!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, from the food to the service to the awesome sommelier!

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  10. SharonB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always look forward to dining out at Portale the food and service are always consistently wonderful

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was a 10! Great wine list and service. Duck was best I ever had.

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  12. Dimitri

    New York City

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portale deserves ***** for superb food and superb service.

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  13. JamesM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food, and very cool local vibes. Highly recommended.

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  14. RobertN

    New York City

    105 reviews

    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the great New York restaurants. It’s sort of heresy to say this but what Mr. Portale did for 35 years at Gotham he’s still doing — being endlessly inventive, but if possible doing it even better and with a new menu. (Except he still does an amazing tuna tartare.) We’ve had the octopus, kale salad, seafood salad, salmon, branzino, cavatelli, duck, halibut, and roasted potatoes. Every bite is a pleasure. Order bread, whatever they’re making that day. The room is simple and lovely and the service is pretty much perfect.

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  15. PhilipS

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food, extensive wine list, attentive service.  Expensive but worth it.

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  16. MarcK

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the first meals I have had in recent memory. An overall all around amazing dining experience.

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  17. LaExcellent

    New York City

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent. That’s why we keep going back. And it’s not even in our neighborhood.

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  18. alison

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Great service. Food was quite good.

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  19. Rubkro

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly and beautifully prepared food and impeccable service

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  20. mitch

    Los Angeles

    131 reviews

    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the welcoming staff to the exceedingly pleasant and knowledgeable sommelier to the superb food, a great time was had by all.

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  21. jennyleesd

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portale’s is an outstanding place to get a meal! Their ambiance, staff and food are some of the best in New York. You will not be disappointed!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I usually eat at the bar. Booked a table for out of town friends. I always order the warm bread. This time I ordered so it was ready when my friends arrived, and it was not same. I was told that because it was Sunday night the restaurant serves a focaccia. It seemed like a large roll that was bought at a bakery and made hot in the oven. Not easy to slice. Not as warm or tasty as the usual bread. I wish I had known this. Especially since it was $9. And when I complained to the server, I felt it should have been removed from the bill. It wasn’t. I believe if you cannot serve the same bread on Sunday, then put on your menu Monday through Saturday only for the great bread. Halibut was delicious.

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  23. Lukshen

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything a restaurant should be, I can not wait to return.

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  24. NYASA

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious yummy food served with perfection! This restaurant never disappoints.

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  25. dphil

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, loved the service. Thanks so much!

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  26. TheReviewer

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service. Excellent food and drinks. Not too noisy. We had a wonderful experience.

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  27. LetsEat

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portale is perfect for conversations and great food. I almost hate to tell anyone, because I don't want it to be so popular that I can't get a reservation!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with nice ambience. Definitively will be going back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and wine, and reasonably priced given the outstanding quality of this restaurant.

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  30. KenF

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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  31. MichelleG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and service was outstanding. The waiter knew my allergies before I ordered and was able to accommodate absolutely everything graciously. One of the best meals we’ve had!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The main maître did not attend us even if that the Restaurant was not full. I believe that she delegated it because she didn’t want not to do it and did not understand about customer experience and how to deliver it. . The worst experience that we ever have had in many years in Restaurant specially with family. I will never attend it again Never!

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  33. kerrilovesfood

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. Everything was perfect. The food is seasonal and delicious, the wine list is interesting and adventurous. Let the sommelier take you on a journey and try something you've never had before. The service is anticipatory and accommodating. Chef Portale watches the dining room to make sure everyone is happy and that everything is running smoothly while overseeing the kitchen at the same time! We had the lobster pasta, the halibut and the duck. Be sure to order the veggie sides. The rainbow Swiss chard reminded me of my grandmother's! Can't wait to return!

    1 person found this helpful

  34. StephenD

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were excellent. We had the octopus and lobster appetizer, burrata salad, risotto and mafaldine entrees. All were excellent. Service and atmosphere were perfect. Alfred always delivers.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Waiter could be a bit more attentive and patient.

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  36. CRSNJ

    New York City

    177 reviews

    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been here several times and it’s always an excellent dining experience. I started the evening waiting for a friend at the bar where I had a “Fragherita”a Marguerita with hints of rhubarb. Strawberry & lime, very refreshing. Upon seating. We were informed of ghe night’s specials, which included homemade papperadelle with shaved black truffles and a soft shell crab with a spice yellow pepper sauce. I didn’t have to look at the rest of the menu to know that I would be having those specials! Both ere excellent , and delicious. The Panna cotta dessert was also spit on. Can’t wait to return!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Portale. Everything was superb. The food, service and atmosphere were all fabulous. It was a perfect anniversary dinner.

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  38. RyanK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant in NYC by a landslide! We can’t wait to come back!

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  39. RosinaN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience, this was my 3rd time at Portale and I have recommended it to friends that would appreciate Mr Portale's diverse menu and beautiful plating.

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  40. RalphH

    New York City

    517 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    517 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and extra friendly service. Lively atmosphere.

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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 199 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 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Portale Restaurant

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    126 W 18TH ST. (BET. 6th and 7th Ave.)
  • Neighbourhood
    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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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