- Josh Mittleman Jul 23, 1997 05:35 PM
Riva & I returned to Restaurant Portugal in Ossining
last night, Jim, with your review in mind. Great food!
The soups (kale & potato with sausage, bread soup with
seafood) were wonderful and heavy on the garlic.
Grilled red snapper was perfect.
They fell down on the wine again: No vinho verde in the
house. But they brought me a couple bottles and
a recommendation, and what we got was decent.
My only suggestion: If you don't speak Portuguese,
order by pointing. Our waitress spoke only limited
English and confused our order. It wasn't a problem;
it just meant that my soup was late.
Saw Gannet review of Restaurante Portugal and, in
conjunction with yours,decided to check it out. Busy
night,(Memorial Day Weekend),had to wait a while for
the table, but worth the wait! Goat stew and lulas
(calamari) were great, as were shrimp w/ garlic. Plenty
of wine choices on hand. Tried a flavorful vinho
verde, "Lagosta". Too much food, so we had it packed
to go home in order to leave space for dessert. Bread
pudding with a port sauce and a terrific flan. Staff
was pleasant and smiling and "obnoxious" wife was
anything but, being helpful with suggestions and
knowledgeable about Portuguese foods. Thanks for the
Sharon and Pete
Estou indo para o Festival de Teatro do Porto e gostaria de saber informaações turísticas sobre a cidade, assim como sua gastronomia e comidas típicas, obrigado