Good choices include the mussel soup with sausage, an open-faced sea urchin sandwich, plank-grilled Spanish mackerel in escabeche juice, and diver scallops with risotto and orange.
The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 28, 2010 - 06:59
George Mendess Flatiron spot is Adam Platts pick for the best Portuguese in New York. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 07:49
George Mendes innovative take on Portuguese is both impressive and adorable. Bonus points for the enjoyable ambiance, with one of the best chef's counters in town. [Eater 38 Member]
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 14:10
Try out the "very New Yorkified, Manhattanized, upscale-refined treatment of Portuguese" Frank Bruni talked about in his NY Diet. He's a fan of the baby goat three ways and the duck rice.
Friday, July 23, 2010 - 10:41
George Mendes innovative take on Portuguese is both impressive and adorable. Bonus points for making an actual enjoyable ambiance out of a narrow, difficult space.
How To Make It In America
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 16:13
Enjoy Chef George Mendes Iberian-inflected creations. The dining counter overlooking the master at work is perfect for a solo bite while the second floor dining room is great for a group. -Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:45
Great atmosphere love the open kitchen. Try the Spanish Octopus, Shrimp Alhinho, Arrox De Pato and the Pork Belly.
The Corcoran Group
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 10:10
One Michelin star.
La Dolce Vita
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:23
We recommend the Red Snapper stew of tomato, leeks, saffron and mussels
Gansevoort Hotel Group
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 07:06
Looking for a big, sophisticated red wine? Opt for d'Anguera's 'Finca L'Argata' from Montsant, Spain. The Montsant DO offers great, well-priced wines (think of them as value-priced Priorat). Salud!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 07:02
This place is one of my favorites- fantastic dishes, super food quality, a beautiful space, and a modern yet unpretentious space. It's also at a great price point.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 14:41
request the chef's counter when making a reservation. once seated, look up.
Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 08:25
get the sonhos (fritters) for dessert.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 19:12
Another great (and affordable) red wine option: La Ferme Saint Pierre's 'Roi Faineant', Ventoux AOC. Big, ripe plum-like fruit. 2007 was an outstanding vintage. A no brainer!
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 18:20
Don't skip the stunning small bites and appetizers. During a recent meal, we loved the sea urchin toast with mustard seed and octopus cooked on la plancha:
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 07:38
Sleek, modern dining with rustic yet refined seafood dishe
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 12:40
If you thought you were afraid of sea urchin make this place the one to break you in (especially if you generally prefer meat)
Monday, February 8, 2010 - 17:03
Superb food. Snag the chef's counter at the back for a good view of the buzzy kitchen. We loved the beautiful green and white asparagus with hen egg & black truffle ($13).
The Food Sluts
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 13:54
Arroz de pato-duck confit. don't miss this dish. Absolutely perfect. grilled octopus with heiroom tomato and burrata was also a perfect appetizer.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 08:31
Sit at the chef's bar for amazing insight into how this great food is created!