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Portuguese Restaurant$$$
Today 12–3PM, 5–10PM
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214 E 52nd St New York, NY 10022
214 East 52nd StreetUSNew YorkNew York10022
(212) 759-5552
$$$Portuguese Restaurant, Bar
Portuguese Restaurant
European Restaurant
Today 12–3PM, 5–10PM
Thursday 12–3PM, 5–10PMFriday 12–11PMSaturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–3PM, 5–10PMMonday 12–3PM, 5–10PMTuesday 12–3PM, 5–10PMWednesday 12–3PM, 5–10PM
Modern, mouth-watering Portuguese cooking in Midtown-East in an elegant, relaxing and convivial new space. Executive Chef Francisco Rosa takes a fresh approach to Portuguese cuisine.
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Portuguese entrees & small plates served in a modern room, with occasional live music.- Google
"And the Piri Piri chicken was juicy on the inside but the skin was too grilled."
"Service was great too, until we told the waiter we were paying with a Groupon."
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Melvin Jimenez
2 years ago
Alfama is a small and inviting place. The Bolos de Bacalhau were tasty. And the Piri Piri chicken was juicy on the inside but the skin was too grilled. You must not leave without trying their desserts, especially the Pasteis de Nata which could satisfy anyone's sweet tooth craving.
Henry Cai
2 years ago
Got a groupon for it, but find it very hard to use. Call it million times without being able to a reservation. With the help from groupon, finally got a reservation. But the food is only so so, the same for its service. Won't be there again.
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Ingrid L.
2 years ago
Don't recommend using Groupons at this place. The host that took care of us (I believe is the owner) is not friendly at all, I won’t say he was rude, but does not make you feel welcome at all. All groupon customers are placed in the basement next to the kitchen, they serve the appetizers half the size than regular ones, the menu is very restricted for groupon voucher holders, although the food is not bad they go out of their way to make sure you don’t consume one penny above the discounted value of your groupon. I ordered the Shrimp Acorda which basically was all bread and no shrimp, just one whole shrimp placed on top of the dish, my friend ordered the Veal Roast and ended up being served a Shell Steak, the funny thing is that the waiter didn’t even come to us to let us know there was no more veal or if we wanted to change the dish, they just served it! not to make a big deal out of it, we accepted the dish which wasn’t bad, the meat was tender and had a good sauce, but far from what we ordered. At the end they charged us 15% tip on the whole value of the coupon, which was $108 (but what we consumed was nowhere near that amount), and with tax we ended up paying an additional $20 something more. So, NO REAL DEAL here whatsoever, I don’t know why they sell groupons, they shouldn’t, because is deceptive. We definitely won’t be going back there again.
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Aminta Kilawan
2 years ago
My boyfriend and I went to Alfama only because we had a Groupon (we wouldn't have been able to afford it otherwise). The food was great (we got the lasagna) and the wine was really good. Service was great too, until we told the waiter we were paying with a Groupon. Then we got a really bad attitude, and it really changed my view of the place. The food and atmosphere was good though. If you can afford this restaurant, then I'd suggest it. Beware if you have some deal!
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Maryann Yin
2 years ago
I've always had good experiences at this restaurant. The food is so tasty. My favorite dish is the cod fish gratin; it's luxuriously rich and savory.
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John A
3 years ago
Those who purchase the Groupon, PLEASE BEWARE! We were treated like second class citizens (they made us out to feel like a cheapo) for walking in claiming my Groupon. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE OWNER FOLLOWED US STARTED ARGUING WITH US AND ATTACKED ME AND MY WIFE with my own umbrella in front my friends. A complaint has been filed. My wife requested to exchange my main course (which was the steak, filet mignon, it was stiff/dry as the heel of my shoe). This was the start of it all. The plate was replaced with a chicken dish (a standard chicken dish with french fries, not bad though). When the bill was delivered I was charged an extra 20$ for the chicken dish. At this point I asked for an explanation and requested the removal of the steak dish. After the removal I was charged a different amount of $4.00 for the steak dish that my wife did NOT eat. Regardless at this point the waitress, became very VERY fresh with me saying "you're supposed to be happy because I exchanged the meal for you." After paying I was supposed to be returned $41.50 in change but rather I was given $40 (two 20's). I mentioned nothing about the remainder of the change because I wanted to just leave. As I was getting change for my tip, I noticed the waitress talking to Mr. Costa about us. At this point I asked to speak with the owner personally, he ignored me for a moment then snapped at me "I am talking to her (the waitress), I am not talking to you." He never came to my table to talk or resolve this begin billing issue. At this point I elected not to tip, pay my bill and leave. We were walking back to our car when I noticed somebody following us, he started yelling at us about what did not being right. At this point I raised my arm to keep our distance. This is when he grabbed my umbrella out of my hands, kicked me and attacked both my wife and I. I took pictures, we have bruises on our back, arms, and leg. My wife's nice watch (which was her birthday present) is now broken. I am left in shock and awe; how a business owner can do anything close like this is so beyond me. Ultimately this was a case of the restaurant owner trying to squeeze a few more dollars out of their customers because we came in claiming a Groupon. Under no circumstances is this acceptable treatment of paying customers. It does not matter how bad of customers you have DO NOT FOLLOW THEM!!! He does not deserve to operate a restaurant. Moral of the story DO NOT ANGER OFF THE OWNER.
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Helena Jay
3 years ago
Horrible experience. All the reviews written at open table have been done by the owner. They are selling groupons and stealing money from groupon holders. Please be advised this is a very bad restaurant!! They will mistreat you, food is not good and if you hold a groupon you will order off a special groupon menu, not the menu they advertise on line. You will be charged a 20% tip on the amount they value the groupon at. For example, they value a groupon for 4 at $216.00 so you will pay $52.00 for a tip but our dinner for 4 when calculated did not not even come close to the 216.00 because they have a seperate menu for groupon holders so you will not get the $32.00 filet you might have bought the groupon for because it's not on the menu. We ordered the chicken for $20.00 because that's all that looked good so our meals and drinks only came to $100.00 but they made us pay a tip of 20% on the 216.00. The owner is psyho and the staff is horrible. Food sucks. Don't go. There is a reason why this place is selling groups.......... DON'T BE FOOLED LIKE WE WERE.
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Dmitry Goubar
3 years ago
Don't buy a Groupon deal for this place. It is a rip off. You will be treated like a cheap second-class, seated in a basement, and given a special groupon menu. "Normal" first-class sits in a nice hall with life music.