Portugal native Francisco Rosa heads up the kitchen at this 75-seat midtown eatery, named after Lisbon's oldest district. Rosa executes a menu of modern and traditional plates, including rabbit meatballs, chorizo croquettes, and a seafood stew. To drink, find a Portuguese-focused wine list and seasonal cocktails, such as the Pera Bêbada, which combines bourbon, peach schnapps, pear liqueur, lime juice and Angostura bitters. The bi-level space is kitted out with orange-leather banquettes, blond-wood tables and a blue-and-white tile mural depicting the restaurant's namesake neighborhood.
214 E 52nd St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, Diner's Club, Disc, MC, V|