Leitao Portuguese Restaurant New York

Leitao Cervejaria Portuguesa
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Leitao is a friendly bar and kitchen serving authentic Portuguese plates, craft cocktails, natural / organic wines, and beer in the West Village. Inspired by the lively eating and drinking culture of the cervejarias of Porto.

Our menu offers a fresh take on Portuguese tradition in the heart of lower Manhattan. 

Leitao is a friendly bar and kitchen serving authentic Portuguese plates, craft cocktails, natural / organic wines, and beer in the West Village. Inspired by the lively eating and drinking culture of the cervejarias of Porto.

Our menu offers a fresh take on Portuguese tradition in the heart of lower Manhattan. 

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Our authentic Portuguese menu has introduced New Yorkers to a home style street food that until now could only be enjoyed in Portugal.

Leitao translate to suckling pig, a traditional dish often enjoyed as a family. This concept of family drives our entire menu and service. Every dish should be enjoyed with friends and every guest is treated as family.

The Best Portuguese Restaurant in New York City

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The service was really spectacular here. Everyone was so nice and friendly! I was a bit nervous my reservation was outdoor seating, but they have ample...

Emily G.
Emily G. November 11, 2023
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People.... Come and enjoy this unique Portuguese atmosphere and cuisine ! Food is wonderful, lovely wine list and Victor give us great service. I ll comeback

Gabriele ..
Gabriele .. October 29, 2023
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It's so funny to read the reviews sometimes.... Especially that one 1 Starts. I really enjoyed my birthday dinner in this restaurant with my partner. We...

Paulo C.
Paulo C. October 29, 2023
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Such a cool spot, great service and fantastic cocktails, bartender Jeff made great old fashioned, just perfect for my taste!

Air Z
Air Z May 24, 2022
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Great simple bar with unexpectedly delicious food too. The cocktails are amazing and the food really good too. No frills really

Marko
Marko May 23, 2022
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Great food - best I think is coming with a group and getting a bunch of apps to share. We shred the steak app, shishito peppers, shrimp, truffle fries, the...

Sucheta B.
Sucheta B. May 22, 2022
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Incredible food and great vibe!

Nick Jackson
Nick Jackson May 22, 2022
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Excellent find! Just browsing the Greenwich Village area while visiting the 'Little Island' and 'Chelsea Market' close by. This restaurant came up on Yelp...

Edna G.
Edna G. May 22, 2022
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Delicious. Every single thing we ate was exceptional

Guleraana Mir
Guleraana Mir May 10, 2022
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It's a hidden gem . Great staff and great food. The owner was so friendly and their suggestion were spot on! The owner uses his family recipes passes down from generation to generation.

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kathy ramadan May 9, 2022
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For those with pure food indulgence in mind view the Leitao Menu then come enjoy our home style food and relax with our friendly staff.

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Leitao is now open for reservations, offering seating options in our heated outdoor dining area, indoor dining space, and recently renovated cellar area.

Leitao Portuguese Restaurant Manhattan
547 Hudson St New York, NY 10014

Robalo
Sea Bass


A butterflied Sea Bass on a creamed spinach sauce, topped with smoke paprika, extra virgin olive oil with a side of fingerling potatoes.

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Chicken
Piri Piri


Shenandoah Valley Organic Half Chicken, housemade Portuguese piri piri sauce, hand cut fries.

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Authentic
Francesinha


Portuguese traditional in plate sandwich, pastured raise grass fed bavette steak spicy salami, Portuguese linguica, melted mozzarella, tomato & beer sauce on a Orwasher’s white plum bread.

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Pasteis de Nata
Portuguese Custard Tarts


These are traditional Portuguese custard tarts, flavored with lemon and cinnamon.

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What makes Portuguese food so special?


Portuguese cuisine is known for its rich and flavorful dishes that are influenced by a variety of cultural and historical factors. Located on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has a long history of trade and exploration, which has influenced the country’s culinary traditions. Portuguese cuisine is characterized by the use of fresh, local ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, and spices, as well as the use of traditional cooking techniques, such as grilling and baking.

One of the unique aspects of Portuguese cuisine is the use of piri piri peppers, which are small, spicy peppers that are often used to add flavor and heat to dishes. Another signature ingredient in Portuguese cooking is olive oil, which is used extensively in many traditional dishes and is known for its health benefits.

Overall, Portuguese food is known for its hearty, flavorful, and satisfying dishes that are enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a diverse and vibrant cuisine that reflects the country’s rich cultural history and traditions.