Located at 551 Hudson Street, at Perry Street, this is the spot to enjoy authentic Portuguese cuisine! Complete with beautiful tiling and lanterns, the restaurant is named after a Lisbon neighborhood. The dining atmosphere is pleasant, and can instantly transport you to the land of Portugal. And it’s the perfect place to enjoy a quiet dinner if you’re lovebirds wanting a cozy spot to enjoy each other and some great food!
The dinner menu is extensive, and you may want to start with the appetizers. You can enjoy delicious salads made with exotic ingredients, like one topped with caramelized walnuts and grated Portuguese cheeses; or a duck salad prepared with sautéed duck, bacon, mushrooms, onions, with a delightful raspberry vinaigrette. Salads run you around $10 There are also delicious soups that you could even make your main meal if you’re eating light or trying to stick to a diet – enjoy a collard green soup with potatoes, or a cauliflower soup that has shreds of beef. There’s also a clam soup with a tasty cilantro and lemon broth for $14. The appetizer menu also includes tasty cheeses, with many varieties to choose from, for $5 a selection. It may be worth a try just to try a cheese you’ve never tried before!
Main entrées include a variety of exotic ingredients that perfectly compliment one another. The fish selections on the menu include a salt cod dish that comes with shrimp and cheesy crust, along with a side of salad. Another salt cod dish is very popular, served with potatoes and a broccoli rabe. Red snapper is served up sauté style with a large potato pancake and a tasty cilantro sauce. Or, choose perfectly done salmon, sauté style with the restaurant’s own delicious garlic mashed potatoes and caramelized carrots. Fish dishes at the restaurant run you between $20 and $30. And they never taste, as they say, “fishy”.
The meat selection of entrées are all succulent and prepared with elegance – enjoy a chicken dish made with only organic chicken, a delicious sauce, and served with sweet potato fries (another favorite side). The steaks are also organic, like the stone-grill fillet mignon served with fries and greens. Or, if it’s lamb you’re craving then enjoy pan roasted lamb with mushrooms and sautéed spinach. There are also some other exotic dishes on the meat menu, including a rabbit entrée served in a tomato red wine sauce, quite delicious. Or are you vegetarian? There are entrées for you, too, like a tasty vegetable pot pie. All entrées run between $20 and $30.
Or are you stopping in for lunch instead? There is definitely a fine lunch (as well as brunch) menu to enjoy if you are coming earlier in the day, as well as a very sinful dessert menu with selections like Portuguese custard cakes, caramaleized pears atop sponge cake with a vanilla custard, or enjoy another traditional Portuguese desserts of a sweet cream mousse with a special crumble.
Restaurant hours are Mon-Thu 6pm-11pm; Fri 6pm-12am; Sat 12pm-3pm, 6pm-12am; Sun 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm. The restaurant can be reached at (212) 645-2500.