Portuguese, Mediterranean, Spanish
$ $ $
31 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-7223
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm



  • 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.
  • One Michelin star.
  • We recommend the Red Snapper stew of tomato, leeks, saffron and mussels
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • get the sonhos (fritters) for dessert.
  • George Mendess Flatiron spot is Adam Platts pick for the best Portuguese in New York. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
  • 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:
  • Sleek, modern dining with rustic yet refined seafood dishe
  • 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).
  • Sit at the chef's bar for amazing insight into how this great food is created!
  • Get the sea urchin sandwich!
  • Tasting menus are quite reasonable priced for a place with a Michelin star. Also, aim for a seat by the kitchen--enthralling to watch
  • The rack of lamb with shoulder is amazing!!
  • Can't believe it took me so long to eat here! The food was divine & service was lovely. Caipirinha amuse bouche is a delightful way to start the meal. Definitely get the sea urchin toast & duck rice!
  • The grilled octopus and the scallops are excellent. It's fun to sit in the back and peer into the open kitchen.
  • Delicious spanish, fancier
  • Sea urchin toast! And sit near the open kitchen then look above !
  • Amuse bouche
  • Definitely recommend the duck rice and spanish octopus!

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