Amid a stretch of souvlaki joints, Arcos spreads a banquet inspired by Portugal’s bountiful Minho region. Churrasco (grilled meat) and marisco (seafood) play equal roles in the plain, burgundy-tinged dining room, though the latter generally trumps the former. Favorites include whole grilled bronzini and bulhabaise de marisco, a decadent seafood stew in a white wine and garlic broth. Simple, hearty ingredients feature prominently in meat dishes like the picadinho a Arcos, a chewy pork, chouriço and shrimp stew, while unabashed carnivores come for luscious charcoal-grilled suckling pig served on Fridays and Saturdays. Entrées are enormous, but don’t skip standout appetizers like tender shrimp in garlic, or plump, finely marinated clams.
|Cross street:||between 33rd and 34th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–10pm, Fri noon–midnight, Sat 11am–midnight, Sun 11am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N to Broadway|
|Price:||Average main course price: $17. AmEx, DC, MC, V|