Port - Dining, Bar, Patio
Port - Dining, Bar, Patio

Port - Dining, Bar, Patio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://portrestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 9058397678
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Friday
    Lunch 11:30am – 4:00pm
    Dinner 4:00pm - close
    Saturday
    Brunch 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Late Night menu 10:00pm - 12:00pm
    Sunday
    Brunch 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Heitz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Jazz in the Lounge on Sundays, Acoustic in the Lounge on Thursdays
  • Special Events: Follow our website updates to view our ongoing special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Liverpool Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a limited parking lot. Plan to car pool and/or have a designated driver. Street parking is available on Liverpool north of Wharf St.
A word from Port - Dining, Bar, Patio
PORT Dining Room-Bar-Patio is located on the shores of Frenchman's Bay in Bay Ridges, Pickering. We offer a global selection of fare, cocktails, spirits, wine and beer in an elegantly-casual, come-as-you-are setting. Executive Chef, John L. Harcourt, has created globally inspired menus that evolve to reflect the season and locally produced products. Our Bar Team has created cocktails that reflect the passion and skill of the original bartender(s).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Port - Dining, Bar, Patio reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (110)great for outdoor dining (69)special occasion (69)neighborhood gem (53)romantic (47)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (34)great for lunch (29)great for brunch (29)notable wine list (20)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Wonderful night
    Marg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went for dinner on a Saturday night and were very happy with the service, the view is incredible, the food amazing. We were not sure about the wine and somebody from the bar came to the table to give us some guidance. We will back for sure!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs some Leadership
    leaderwanted
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    While the lady who was our server was nice, the level of service we expect in a restaurant like this was lacking. The attention to the customer needs was missing and the attention to the timeline of the dinner experience was missing. It felt like there wee some great people working there without a strong knowledgeable leader.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had high hopes - Very disappointed
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The experience was sub par. A friend ordered a Caesar and received a drink with no garnish when it was clearly stated on the menu. Imo, the garnishes make that drink. As for the service, we received our meals last when we were one of the first groups in the door. Also, we asked for an umbrella to be lowered, the waitress said she would do it, but took 20 min to return, before which we had asked another waitress who refused to lower it. Food-wise, it was pretty mediocre. A friend ordered chicken+waffles and actually only got pieces of fried chicken in between 2 mini waffles. Nothing to boast about. No special sauce. No garnish. It looked like it was thrown together in a second. My meal was better (Northern Benny), but still pretty average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time there, great find!!!
    FraternityBrother
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great experience, all food was perfectly cooked, especially the scallops! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining experience
    Martino
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Menu is not extensively long but the food was excellent. The service was at the same level - excellent. Extremely friendly and the breaks between the courses were perfect. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very bad service
    Notveryhappy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We finished our drink, I had to flag down another server to say we wanted to order a bottle of wine because we hadn't seen our server in 10 mins. We waited another 20 minutes, our dinners were served and we had to remind her that we had ordered a bottle of wine to have with our dinner 20 minutes ago. The wine came shortly thereafter. We ordered cappuccinos and dessert. We finished our coffees and were still waiting for five or ten minutes for our dessert to arrive. By the time it came we just told her we were no longer interested and to bring us the bill. If I order a bottle of wine to have with my dinner I like the wine to be on the table and poured prior to my plate coming out of the kitchen. Most of us do, don't we?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for brunch, and was seated on the patio overlooking the marina and lake, view was fantastic. Service was prompt and discreet. Brunch menu was extensive but price is not cheap. Quality of food was good but not exceptional (just what you expected for brunch). Coffee was fresh strong and came in a big mug. I will definitely return for brunch on a sunny day and may be in the evening to try their dinner with a different night view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great outdoor patio with wonderful water views. Service was wonderful but food selection limited and food quality average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Spot by the Lake
    Abbey
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We normally enjoy great food and terrific service at The Port. Noticed this summer that service is slower and attention to a fabulous hot meal has suffered, particularly on the patio. Would like to see more items on the menu for fall so we can continue to enjoy this great spot. Love the duck perogies so please keep those!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunshine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time at Port - Dining, Bar, Patio. Wonderful way to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was great and the ambiance was just right. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great near-by restaurant
    yums24
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Love this restaurant, its great for special occasions. The food isn't all that amazing but everything else makes up for it, like great wine, great ambiance, great view, great location (neighborhood gem)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and good food.
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My friends and I went the other night to celebrate a birthday. It was a beautiful summer evening and enjoyed our dinner while looking out at the water. The food was delish and the service and staff were friendly and accommodating. I will definitely share this gem with my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Sunday lunch
    Hungrychick
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had had lunch here in the winter and wanted to take in the view again in all it's summer glory. I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant has a beautiful location looking out onto Lake Ontario. The service was very good. The hostess was courteous and our waitress was very helpful and gracious. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner - the Waffles and fried chicken and my dining partner had great fish and chips. The batter on the fish (Haddock) was that perfect golden crispy texture. I will definitely be back. Afterwards we drove a few blocks down to the waterfront and had a walk on the boardwalk. I was a wonderful afternoon excursion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect for 50th anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took my parents for their 50th Anniversary. They we very happy with the entire evening. Food, service,, everything was spot on. We had a nice table with some privacy right by the window over looking the marina. The Port is one of the best restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were out for our anniversary - nice special evening out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wineanddinegirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had a great dining experience! They offered a cameniere which we ordered and was exceptional. Don't find too many spots that offer this grape varietal. Kudos to Port!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's Happened?
    BirdieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have been here several times and always enjoyed the experience. Not this time! Asked for a table in the bar area and then waited for 10 minutes while they set up on the PATIO for us. Meanwhile, several tables were prepared and waiting in the bar area. Once seated in the bar, We ordered appetizers. Two had salad, two ordered oysters. The salad eaters were finished before the oysters appeared. Fish and chips, which used to be a specialty, are now quite average. Two ordered seafood carbonara. One had the sundried tomatoes as advertised. The other did not! Then we got a note from Open Table to say that we didn't honour our reservation! The only saving grace was the effort made by our server. She deserves an EXCELLENT rating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could be better
    noname
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The restaurant was physically appealing and the view was fantastic. Our server was sweet and attentive. The problem was that the hostess wasn't welcoming and made us feel as if we were an inconvenience. Interaction with this hostess, twice, soured our visit. Unfortunately, there were no condiments on the table and the preserves for brunch weren't brought to the table when we asked for them for the toast (the person who pours the water forgot to let the server know). The food was average and my friend found that her scrambled egg portion was very small. Due to the lack of preserves, the server managed to arrange a deduction in the bill which was very kind of her to do so as we didn't request this. We'd return for the view.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smoked Out
    Gustafston
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Having recently moved back from B.C. to Ontario after a 5-year stay, I was appalled to discover that what would otherwise be a wonderful patio - was spoiled by cigarette smoke. In B.C., smoking is not allowed on a restaurant/bar patio. Anywhere. Ever. Port is a terrific restaurant with great service and exceptional food - - however the drawing card just may be their magnificent patio overlooking frenchman's bay. This type of experience is rare to Ontario, as (unlike the West Coast) the waterfronts of most of the provice (and throughout the Great Lakes) are largely underdeveloped. I can only surmise that because Port essentially has a monopoly in the Durham region due to their patio, they would be best served by butting out completely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    They would do better if they embraced what they have locally and skipped the rest. The seafood pasta was not good. Cornbread was excellent. Very nice view and outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    EatingOut
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Good food and ambiance. Worth the visit. It's become one if our favourite places in Pickering.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Potential
    pleasedtoeat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My parents have ate at Port a couple times and told us these great stories about the food, so I came in with high expectations. The restaurant was very nice and the quality appeared to be there. Our meals were fairly good, my husband raved about his Steak Burger but meal didn't meet expectations. The Bacon Mac and Cheese though tasty was very watery. The Kale Chips had great flavour but just a little under done. I will still give Port another chance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • sunset surprise
    tf00
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    really nice, west-facing wall of windows to offset dining room and pier-set tables. great view of the lake and part of the marina with a menu for all tastes. interestign decor. going back soon for another sampling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jschaafs
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was excellent and the serivce was very good. The red wine was warm when it came to our table. This concerns me as I would wonder how it is stored. The noise level in the dining room was also a bit high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    ElleJay
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sunday brunch at Port is always good. Love those $7 Double Caesars or $5 Mimosas! Lots of food choices, including several versions of Eggs Benedict, and Port is now also offering a couple of "specials" in addition to the regular Sunday brunch menu. Service is always excellent and there's a great view of the marinas at Frenchman's Bay. Outdoor or indoor dining is available.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Andy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I don't know why this restaurant gets bad raps every once in awhile. Our experience on Friday evening was great .... good food, excellent service and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taffy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We looked at the menu on line and had chosen beef tenderloin only to find it was not on the menu - in fact we found the menu limited.Regarding the wine list we would have liked to see more choice by glass. Our favourite is Zinfandel which was not available except by bottle.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view!!
    AlkyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Reserved a table but still had to wait about 20 minutes for one at the patio. Wine and food were very tasty but the portions were relatively small. $200 for 3 people and we didn't even order main courses. Would only go there again for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal. There were no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Dinner4Two
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our server was knowledgeable however failed to advise us of any specials. Water glass was spotted and looked dirty at which time our server quickly removed it from the table, and switched it with another glass from an adjacent table. Draft beer choices were limited, one out of stock. Wine list was average. I ordered the Beef Ribs and received Beef strips. The meat was overcooked and had fallen off the bone and lay pilled on top of fries which were now soggy. dinner fell well below expectation. Heres hoping next time there is an improvement or it may be our last time. They have one of the nicest patios in Pickering, too bad it was closed (weather)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Port Restaurant anniversary dinner.
    Comida44
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Pleasantly greeted at the door. We were directed to a booth which was a romantic and quiet spot for our anniversary dinner. The wine selection was good and the food was excellent and the steaks we ordered were prepared exactly as requested. Our server was pleasant and attentive but not overbearing. We had an enjoyable experience and would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server experience
    Dinetill9
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Jamila was excellent server. I have worked in the industry and must say a truly memorable time that we had here. Great set up and excellent food. Very reasonable price for the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Lilredcorvette
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We enjoyed the dinner and evening. Service was great and the staff very nice. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The restaurant was very quaint, the service, atmosphere and food were fairly good. Nothing overly impressive
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why bother making a reservation?
    Chinnock
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Reservation made in advance for 4 at 8:15.. I called ahead to state that I would be 5-10 min late, 5 in the party and we would like to be sat on the patio... I was told "no problem but there might be a wait". I was there at 8:23 and I was told, 20-25 min. No problem since we changed plans. We went to the bar for drink and watched 30 min go by with no acknowledgment. I spoke with the hostess and was told we would be sat at 8:56, tables were being cleared. Nothing for 20min. Then at 9:15 as my guests were asking just to leave at I found the manager told him the situation and magically we were sat in 2 minutes. While the food was quite good, service was OK... the hostess set the negative tone for the entire experience that was never recovered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great evening
    Deege35
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    All aspects of the dinner were excellent; the service was top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You will not be disappointed!
    GR8EATS
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fabulous food, great wine list, fantastic service, wonderful ambiance. Couldn't have had a better dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothing special anymore
    keepitsimple
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We've been going to Port for 5 years and in the early days, loved this place. Everything from the food to the service matched it's special location. We no longer consider this one of our favourite restaurants after having mediocre meals that occasionally were less than mediocre. This visit re-enforced why we don't consider this a gem. The menu is just okay and the prices attach a level of expectation that are not met. Server was outstanding but hampered by the kitchen's readiness -- fish dishes brought to the table before meat dishes, leaving 2 of the 4 of us waiting to start. Not acceptable for a $40 entree.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food group
    michelle
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I am lucky enough to be a part of a food group instead of a book club, and we from time to time head out to different restaurants to try new and unique food, instead of making our own creations. And the Port more than lived up to our expectations. We couldn't get past the starters menu so we are going to have to go back for more! Thank you for being more than accommodating to our group of 7 woman. Everything ran smoothly and tasted incredible. We will all be back and bringing our loved ones:)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant In Town!
    yummytummy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was fantastic! Amazing deep fried brie with strawberries, beer nuts and jalapeno peppers. The main was cooked perfectly. Just enough food so you aren't left hungry but not uncomfortable either. Best meal, atomosphere and staff in Pickering! Large drink menu, something for everyone. The best view in Pickering, Frenchman's Bay. The patio is large and right on the water. The staff, very friendly, knowledgable and very attentive (but not annoyingly so). To think our meal was 2x as much as only 2 burgers and 3 drinks at Jack Astor's is amazing, it was WELL worth the money. I would recommend this spot to everyone. Make sure to make reservations on a weekend though, this is a HOT SPOT!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate