Phil Laporta's reviewLaporta's was a great restaurant. I took my mother for Mother's Day and she thought it was great to just chill and eat with the family. It has an open view and if you like food that is of Greek or Italian then it's great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is a great selectionThere is a great selection of seafood options and the crabcakes are primarily crab with no filler. Jazz music added to the ambiance and everyone in the same section of the restaurant seemed to be having as good a time as we did. The servers were excellent, both at describing the food and recommending wine pairings to complement the meal. They also allowed us to savor the experience and the jazz rather than rushing us through so that they could turn the table. It made for a relaxing spring evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceVery good food, and we had a wonderful server. Very knowledgeable and accommodating, even when they ran out of NY Strip...substituted Filet Mignon.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWent back for DinnerI wrote a review on brunch so now we came back for dinner and still it was fabulous. I have added this place as one of my to go spots. Food, service and even the live music was great. I was there for Cinco de Mayo and I could have chosen a better spot. I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants good food and great service.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDependable goodnessLaporta's menu is always fresh. The lightly breaded trout lay in a pool of magically delicious delicate mustard sauce next feather-light flash-sauteed spinach. The braised mushrooms were dubiously paired with red and green bell pepper, and the delicious sauce was too thin to stick to the mushrooms or the penne pasta, but the end result was good to the last drop. We fought over the house-made carrot cake, out from under the traditional thick and sweet frosting and wearing a thin crispy caramel glaze. We'll visit again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulAlways great food presented perfectly with exemplar service. Everyone is kind.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, music and serviceI went here recently and was very pleased. The service was amazing as well as the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. Like the website says, the dress is more business casual so don't be under dressed or you'll stand out.
My only complaint is the volume of the music. I know it's live music and jazz which is awesome, but if you sit near the band/player it's very loud and difficult to have a conversation. Other than that I highly recommend it.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch SpotFree parking next to it, food was fabulous, service was fantastic, I left there stuffed and still wanting more. I knew we would be back for dinner one day very soon. This is a must go spot, you can't ask for anything more. I absolutely loved everything. We had the mushroom rounds, and tutta mare as appetizers and French toast with a side of eggs with cheese and Seafood crepe. Everything was great. For dessert to go I had the lemon berry tart and my friend had the chocolate bread pudding. I don't think you can go wrong with anything.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Laporta'sOur evening at Laporta's was absolutely fabulous. They have the best blue point flash fried oysters I have ever had. And the entrees were wonderful as well. We particularly enjoyed the jazz band. It was just a magical evening. Great company, great food, great, wine, and fabulous atmosphere.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDue to work obligations, it'sDue to work obligations, it's been about a year since my last visit. I was delighted to see that those of us who go there for the music AND the food are now seated in the larger dining room away from the TVs and the noisy bar. The service is great and the food is always well-prepared. My guests raved about the flash-fried oysters and the mussels in white wine. The Tutte Mare is to die for! And the desserts - it's hard to choose from Margaret's delectible array. It's even harder to share... Musically, Ms. Sharon Clark is a true gem and not to be missed. Her song list, with her unique twist on pop & jazz classics, charmed my older guests as well as the younger ones.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA New Favorite.Laporta's turns out to have been a great choice. The food was truly outstanding with excellent presentation and amazing taste combinations.
Ingredients were very fresh and everything was perfectly cooked (which always helps). There was a nice assortment of dishes as well with a focus on seafood and pasta. The Chicken Envoltine is a house special and rightly so. We must also call out the Onion tart (surprisingly subtle in flavor) and the Strawberries Fleurette.
The service was not perfect, but it was quite attentive. The only negatives I'd mention to the experience is that the decor isn't great and the music. The live music's problem was that the speakers were not well adjusted and we were right near one. The band was great, just too loud4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding!The food was outstanding! and the band so nice but inobstrusive to conversation. All round super evening. Oh, and the server was so professional- didn't hover but knew when to attend to us. Thanks!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a family run businessThis is a family run business that is a wonderful place to enjoy just about any meal. I and friends were there for brunch on a Sunday and it was lovely.We were there early celebrating a friends birthday. It was not a holiday and the restaurant was not too crowded. There was a table waiting for us. There were no lines and no noise. Service is quick, but we were not rushed at all. And, we were able to relax and talk and stay as long as we liked. The brunch menu is full of tempting items and the food is first rate. A parking garage is right next door and it is free after 4 on weekdays and on Saturday and Sunday.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxing yet vibrant lounge sceneWonderful resturant with live jazz or piano depending on the night. Ask the host for a seat on the right and enjoy that relaxing yet vibrant lounge scene that has been lost in America. Great food, good drinks, and nice service. Parking is also very convenient.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Laporta's for EasterWe went to Laporta's for Easter Brunch and it was fantastic! Not only did they take a last minute reservation but they offered a comprehensive pre fixe menu that was extremely reasonable.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot!I took a group of people from work there and everyone loved the food. There were at least 6 different entrees ordered amongst 10 people and everyone had nothing but good things to say about the food. The only downfall was the lobster bisque. Several people including myself said it did not taste much like lobster bisque and we were surprise to see that it did not have any lobster in the bisque. The service was a little slow but maybe because they were so busy.
Again the food was excellent and I plan on going back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDining perfection!Always a safe bet for the freshest and most creative fish dishes. LaPorta's is a dependable spot for impressing my guests with a great meal with classy service. Family management leaves no detail overlooked! Margaret's desserts are worth the extra few minutes added to my workout!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe jazz group was fabulousThe jazz group was fabulous (including Koko on the piano). A wonderful evening!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience was great.The experience was great. Live jazz piano and great servers completed the scene. The food was good, and for the amount I ordered it was great considering the final bill. The Monday/Tuesday 2 entrees and a bottle of wine deal was why I went and the upgrade to a pitcher of sangria made it even more worth it.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe three course brunch wasThe three course brunch was excellent! There were six of us, and everyone was able to find something they enjoyed.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, food and liveGreat service, food and live music - all for a modest price!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing jazz ensemble....wonderfulAmazing jazz ensemble....wonderful food...great service...what a lovely place! I would highly recommend this restaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. I have beenLove this place. I have been going there for over 15 years.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy bringing clientsI always enjoy bringing clients to Laporta's because I know the food is great, the service is great, the ambiance works well. I also know the kitchen accommodates special requests without missing a beat. At Laporta's I can relax and pay attention to what my client is saying instead of worrying about the menu.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy our dinnersWe always enjoy our dinners at Laporta's. Thanks Crystal for providing superior service! You are truly awesome!
Sharon Clark (singer/entertainer) is always a treat! Beautiful voice and music.
This restaurant is consistently incredible. Cheers!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother good mealWe had yet another wonderful dinner at LaPorta's. The Jazz trio was great. Our salads were fresh and very tasty (field greens and Cesar). My dining partner's seared salmon was very tasty as was my salmon pasta with dill cream sauce. We went to desert tonight and the apple cobbler with cinnamon ice cream did not disappoint.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM