Lupulo – George Mendes NYC Portuguese Brewery, Style Restaurant

George Mendes, left, the chef and owner of Lupulo, with Brad Willits, the chef de cuisine. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

Lupulo, the second restaurant of Michelin-starred George Mendes has opened in New York City! The restaurant is inspired by the cervejarias, or breweries, of Lisbon. It’s wonderful to finally see our Portuguese cuisine becoming popular and finally recognized! Congratulations and much success to Chef Mendes!

Menu items feature classic Portuguese dishes such as: SARDINHAS ASSADAS COM PIMENTOS, RISSÕIS DE CAMARÃO, BOLINHOS DE BACALHAU, FRANGO PIRI-PIRI and the ever popular; BACALHAU À GOMES DE SÁ (Para Dois)! See the full menu here.

At Lupulo, the Portuguese word for “hops,” Chef Mendes draws inspiration from his heritage and travels to serve a menu of rustic Portuguese fare paired with an extensive menu of craft beers, cocktails and wine. A raw bar and charcuterie station located at the restaurant’s central, wrap-around dining bar serves seafood, cured Iberico ham and petiscos, or tapas-style bites meant for snacking. A curated list of more than a dozen Portuguese and American craft beers on tap offers refreshing pairings for Lupulo’s casual dishes, along with a rotating selection of Portuguese wine and simple, well-executed cocktails.

The restaurant’s design by Créme (Red Farm and Danji) pays homage to traditional Portuguese taverns with handcrafted blue and white tiles and rustic wood accents, while objects collected throughout Mendes’ travels in Portugal decorate shelves lining the walls and street-facing windows. Tables topped with hand-made Portuguese tiles and accented with black iron surround Lupulo’s focal point, the lively, 35-seat, blackened steel-topped bar. text credit:

LUPULO is located on the northwest corner of 29th st and 6th avenue in New York City. The closest subway stations are 34th st. (A, C, E) and 28th st (1). Paid parking is also available directly behind the restaurant on 29th st.

Hours of operation:
Mon-Weds: 5:30pm-12am;
Thurs-Sat: 5:30pm-2am;
Sun: 5:30pm-11pm

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