Cafe Sport

4.3
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46 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European

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You've found one of the best and most authentic Portuguese Cuisine's in Nassau County when you choose Cafe Sport Restaurant for your next lunch escape, dinner rendezvous or family event. Don't forget to ask about our weekly specials!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on Tuesday night with a Groupon. Only us and 1 other table eating there although there were a few customers at the bar which is separated from the restaurant by a full wall. Despite that the piped in music was so loud we did have to speak at rather high volume to be heard.

The food was very good and reasonably priced- even without Groupon. Portions were huge. Interesting every dish came with rice and veggies. We did ask for potato for 1 of our party. Originally we were told only boiled potatos but they did agree to french fries. Possibly since no one eating there that night they wanted to keep things simple. We had the sirloin steak, veal marsala and filet of sole with bananas. All were good.

They had 1/2 bottles of wine for $14 ! Which was a huge plus for us since no way we finish a bottle and glasses are hit or miss.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. Their food is wonderfully prepared and tasty. Staff is very welcoming and warm. Definitely a go to place for us. Been here a few times and will keep coming back.

H
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This is the most disgusting food I have eaten in a very long time . I had the paella that was like soup and the clams and mussels were bad ! When I told the waiter he just said ok and then brought the bill !!! STAY AWAY !!!!

FS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden jewel. Great Sangria, food is exceptional, service wonderful. There was more lobster in my paella than clams!

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood Gem. We love this restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is wonderful and it’s a great value for the money. We dine here quite often.

AE
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome my wife had the Seaford paella loved every part of it and I had the veal chop it was cooked perfectly. The sangria was delicious will be back again

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We go once a month with a reservation for 2, and usually enjoy the food and service. This time they were overbooked with large groups and we were rushed out. Never told the specials for the day and were rushed through.

AC
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food quality, prep, service were all seriously lacking. Workers showed very little interest in customers

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The freshest food worth waiting for

MR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service. There was a party of 12 that was very very loud

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food..well priced... service very attentive.. having a Groupon was added bonus!

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have come to Cafe Sport several times and the food is always delicious with generous servings. Last night I had the fish with bananas. The fish was crisp on the edges and the combination was so good! My husband had the fish franchise style. Also great. I’ve had the veal chop here which is good as well. Never disappointed with the excellence of the food and the attention we receive.

DM
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fabulous neighborhood gem

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always excellent and the food is always delicious and freshly made.

YS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Father’s Day lunch

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this place.We have eaten here 5 or 6 times and it has always been a treat.It is a small place so if it is busy it can be noisy,but normally it is reasonably quiet.We consider the place a little jewel because of the interesting Portuguese food, reasonable prices and friendly wait staff.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service!
Recommended and brought friends.

a
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time dining and the food was delicious again.
Our server was attentive and friendly. We will be back.

R
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The sardines were very good but the special stew was very average, not nearly as good as expected. the baked clams were tasty but mostly breadcrumbs not much in the way of clams. It was fine for a quick casual meal

K
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

When we arrived was told open table was not working so they did not have my reservation. There were multiple large groups so they set up a table for us outside the restaurant dining room. Unfortunately there were only two people working who worked their tails off. Angel handled everything as best he could but a 1 1/2 hr dinner took over 3. Way tooo long.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time there will differently be back.
The fish special what top notice.
Had the wings (not on menu) they were great.
My wife had the mussels again great.

B
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Alright here we go again what can I say I gave them another chance but I will probably not be going back again. We waited 40 minutes for appetizers which was ridiculous. it was another 45 minutes until we received our meals. They obviously have a problem, I don't care even if you are making it from scratch . This time I asked if the owner was there the guy said yes I told him why I was asking because the last time we were there he wasn't and the service and food reflected it. I am sorry for being so blunt but I appreciate it when I read other peoples reviews. Good Luck on whatever you decide.

MR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delicious

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great fresh food and excellent table service.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. Lots of different choices on the menu. Sangria was really good

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, service and ambience was way above expectations. In a word, excellent!

MK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good food and very nice staff. Just need to do better honoring reservations on time

E
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was extremely poor and rude. I will never go back

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Rude waitstaff but good food

LI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly wait staff. A little disorganized about seating but they apologized with a free apetizer. Very accommodating, food was good.

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We went on a Saturday night and waited 15-20 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. Everyone that arrived after us, waited 20-30 minutes before anyone would speak to them. The restaurant was short staffed with no one manning the front desk. There was not enough wait-staff to cover the dining room and a lot of angry customers.

The food was good and the over-worked wait-staff was very accommodating.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wow! I never leave a negative review as I am very easy to please and am not picky at all. Our experience at Cafe Sport was so disappointing that I must write about it. We love Portuguese food and were in the mood for a bunch of seafood appetizers, salad, soup and light fare. We arrived at restaurant, a completely empty restaurant btw, at 3:45 and were given the dinner menu. We had picked out a few appetizers we were looking to order and inquired about having a steak sandwich in the dining room (nothing fancy, European tile and wood tables and again we were the only people in the place!!) we were told no we couldn’t order a steak sandwich at the tables unless we paid a few dollars extra, that was fine we were thankful for the server/bartender accommodated our request and at 3:45 it was still lunch hour in our opinion. However, after speaking to owner he comes back and says no we can only order a steak sandwich at the bar (a dark, dingy bar) no thank you! Needless to say we did not stay. So, our review is biased as we didn’t get to taste the food, though we’ve had food in the past and it was delicious, especially the steak sandwich! We left completely exasperated, how could you be in the serving business and not accommodate a simple request when you have a completely empty restaurant?! Totally their loss, though the steak sandwich was $7 our check would have been significantly higher as we planned to order a bunch of things and would probably be gone by the time another person stepped foot in there. Such poor customer service! We went to Bar Frites in Roslyn and had a delicious steak sandwich, soup, salad and exceptional accommodating service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Would not return...

SZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good but service was extremely slow.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Cafe Sport. This establishment is cozy, down to earth, great service, casual, great value for your money and you never feel rushed. It truly is a neighborhood gem and the food and sangria are yummy.

B
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time and I can tell you that it will not be my last time. I was impressed with ok service and even more so with the food. I have a friend who so proud to be Portguese and tells me that he only goes to the real authentic Portguese Restaurant. He told me that this place wasn't but I have to say he is so wrong. If you have a chance go there let's keep good places like this in business.

C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cafe Sport provides delicious Portuguese food, friendly service and very tasty, abundant portions. We couldn't eat it all, but we all definitely left with doggy bags! We'll be back soon.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A regular here, but when they have more than a few tables, it can throw off the entire waitstaff and kitchen. What is normally a 1hr dinner, turned into 2.5hrs of waiting around for a dinner for 2.

Y
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have mixed emotions about Cafe Sport.
First off its a neighborhood spot that's obviously been around a long time, and I mean that on a good way; there's a comfortable, no pretense vibe to the place. Staff is friendly, but unfortunately slow in providing service. After having a good caipirinha cocktail I asked for another...."sorry, we don't have anymore cachaça", the main alchohol ingredient. Took 15 minutes to get a substitute drink, with our futile efforts to get the waiter's attention ignored. On the positive drink front, the Sangria is excellent. Food is best described as OK, good portions but nothing special. If I lived in the area I'd go for Happy Hour at the bar, otherwise, "not worth the trip".

ES
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our food. I would not order the fried calamari again- looked & tasted like it was frozen & microwaved as were the vegetables.