Pao!
322 Sprint Street | (212) 334-5464
Overall
Nice relaxed and comfortable vibe, with open air dining, and the food's good, too
Food
Well-seasoned and creatively planned dishes create a twist on traditional Portuguese ingredients
Service
Attentive, friendly and courteous, but you'll need to get their attention once the place fills up
Vibe
Fun and relaxed. Many small groups of friends and other good-looking people. Lively, but not noisy
Prices
Moderate-High $$$$
Hours
Lunch: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:15pm - 10:00pm, Friday to Saturday: 5:15pm - 11:00pm
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Aldea
31 West 17th Street | (212) 675-7223
Overall
Elegant and contemporary fine dining. Chef's table can be really fun and interesting
Food
Elements from Portuguese gastronomy interestingly mixed with contemporary global influences and techinques
Service
Friendly and attentive service, though a different person serving each course, seemed like a confusing parade
Vibe
Slightly serious and laboratorial, maybe a little chic, but not overally packed with the "in crowd"
Prices
High $$$$S
Hours
Closed Sundays, Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner: Mon 5:30pm-10:00pm, Tues-Thu 5:30pm-11:00pm, Fri and Sat 5:30pm-midnight
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City Sandwich
649 9th Avenue (between 45 + 46) | (646) 684-3943
Overall
Great alterantive for lunch with interesting flavors and homemade care
Food
The ingredients and different, fresh and interesting - place them on a terrific piece of bread and you have a great sandwich
Service
Very friendly, helpful with the menu and pretty speedy
Vibe
It's a tight space full of adventurous folks wanting "something more" for lunch
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-8pm
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Convivium Osteria
68 Fifth Avenue | (718) 857-1833
Overall
Popular Park Slope get away with good upscale food and wine, great for couples or small groups
Food
Well-prepared and varied mix of dishes inspired by Italian, Spanish and Portuguese ingredients and cultures, plus a great wine selection
Service
Very professional and attentive
Vibe
Two intimate rooms, front and back, each offer cozy comfort under dim lighting and rustic décor
Prices
Hours
Reservations are highly recommended Mon-Thurs 6:00PM-11:00PM, Fri-Sat 5:30PM-11:30PM, Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM
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Piri-Q
360 Mamaroneck Avenue | (914) 341-1443
Overall
Cute, family-friendly place specializing in hot sauce BBQ that's more about flavor than heat
Food
Decent, but not great, modern takes on tradition Portuguese churrasco featuring Portuguese piri piri (pepper) sauce throughout the menu. Select your choices wisely or stick to the lower-priced items as these dishes offer much better values than the higher price ones
Service
timidly polite and attentive
Vibe
Family friendly and casual, lots of moms with the kids during my visit
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Lunch: Mon-Sun 11:30am-4:00pm Dinner: Sun 4:00pm-9:00pm, Mon-Thur 5:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
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O Lavrador
13840 101st Avenue | (718) 526-1526
Overall
Familiy restaurant with a very traditional and typical menu. Been in the neighborhood since the early '80s
Food
Decent traditional Portuguese food
Service
Courteous and attentive
Vibe
Comfortable and casual, old-fashioned decór, looks kid friendly
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
Sun-Sat 11:00AM-Midnight
Rating