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

Port - Dining, Bar, Patio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://portrestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (905) 839-7678
  • 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 & Promotions: 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). Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal. There were no complaints."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed the dinner and evening. Service was great and the staff very nice. Will return again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The restaurant was very quaint, the service, atmosphere and food were fairly good. Nothing overly impressive"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "All aspects of the dinner were excellent; the service was top notch"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fabulous food, great wine list, fantastic service, wonderful ambiance. Couldn't have had a better dining experience"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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:)"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have eaten at The Port many times. Always loved the service, view and the food. Good value for gourmet dining. I have always been lucky enough to get a window table too. I would highly recommend this establishment and will definitely return. Only problem is parking. Lot is generally full."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had a birthday. We live in Pickering and we have enough restaurant around, but i realize that most of them are pretty casual you don't need even dress you up nicely. But i was looking for something fancy but avoid driving to Toronto)))) i found Port. and it's very very impressive!! The design, ambiance, food, live music (it was Thursday evening), cocktails.... OMG.. i like it!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food, great view of the marina, Stephen was a fantastic server."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Love the ambience of this place! And the service was super outstanding ... very friendly and helpful. The location and view makes for a pleasant dining experience. The food was ok, nothing to scream about really ... sadly, half our party was vegetarian and there were VERY limited vegetarian choices ... even the fries were cooked with beef tallow! The salmon was not medium cooked as requested and pork chop wasnt really flavourful. BUT, the Calamari, Bruschetta and fried Brie was simply delicious ... just awesome :o) Overall, a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Drinks weren't even great and on a hot day, with that location it wasn't hard to please but somehow we weren't impressed."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Amazed to find that there are no baby changing tables in the washrooms. You will have to change them on the floor in the disabled washroom, which is lit like a nightclub, and wall to ceiling slate. Food was lukewarm, and service slow."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I reserved 5 days ahead for a saturday open table and made special request for window table. Also called ahead and was told they can't guarantee a window when you you reserve but if you get there and a window is available, they will accommodate-or so I was told - we got there at 6:30 and there were window tables available - unfortunately they did not follow through and we ended up dining in the bar area. Even though there were tables available, they were obviously being held for someone else. A bit embarrassing for me as we were entertaining another couple and I was responsible for arranging the table. Otherwise great, good food (salmon a bit overdone), good portions, waitress was awesome. Nice view of marina. Good selection of wines."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Again. Excellent service and great food. The changing menu always has something new to try and worth it."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The location is nice and atmosphere were very nice. The food was not very good and overpriced. Two of us had the fish and chips. Batter was hard, fish was watery and tasteless. It was served on a cutting board, it was hard to eat. The fries are the same you get at New York fries, most were really hard and not edible. The tarter sauce had a lot of vinigar in it. Another person in my party had the cob salad but said although it was fresh, it wasn't a real Cob salad. So for two orders of fish and chips and a salad we paid $60. I ordered the roasted garlic aioli with my meal and when my meal came it wasn't there. After a few minutes the server asked if I received it, I said no, she brought it to me 10 mins later when I was almost done my meal."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "drink service was pretty slow at first but food service was adequate"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is stunning! The view overlooking the water is amazing. Great for lunch or dinner. Patio dining or restaurant dining."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "All 4 of us enjoyed our meals. The flat iron steak was fantastic. We sat on the patio and watched the sunset over the lake while we ate. It was lovely. There was live music and an outdoor fire place that was perfect for the evening. You must try the triple chocolate mud pie!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Its a great spot right on the waterfront a world away from the city hustle and bustle. Slight hiccup with the new order system but were nicely compensated for the delay with an on-the-house appetizer."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Took my husband to Port for his birthday on the weekend. Made reservations online, and requested a table with a view of the water. They came through and gave us a table with a fantastic view. Our server was friendly and knowledgable about the menu and drink list. The food was very tasty as well. It's great that they have a dining room, bar and great patio depending on your mood. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Another wonderful meal at Port. Staff friendly. They know the menu and have good suggestions. We have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I was with 5 other people for a birthday brunch and it was a disaster. Our drinks took 15 minutes. Two girls ordered appetizers as their main meal. They came out 15 minutes before all of the other food. One girl ordered a wrap and was told it comes with fries. It then arrived with green beans tossed in something that our server couldn't explain. No sorry, no offer to get anything else. We then had to ask for beans with nothing on it as she has an allergy and we had no idea what it was tossed in. Our bill was wrong and we waiting 15 minutes before the other girls had to leave because we had a spa appointment to follow. I emailed the restaurant and not shockingly, I haven't heard back. We won't return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening. Food was delicious. View was beautiful. Will return."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Still a nice place but just was "off" last night. Appointments and atmosphere and location are still very good. Service was friendly but lacking detail. My salmon was dry and the presentation was very poor and not appetizing. Did not send back. Just made note for future. The guys liked the beef ribs. The other lady said the scallops were good. Large appetizer salads were very small. This is not a place that you should consider sharing appetizers. Waited a long time for first drink order. Waited a long time again for asking is second drinks were wanted. Pepper had to be asked for. Condiments had to be asked for. Lady's room had a bad drain odour. Still probably the best of the bunch for waterfront dining in Pickering."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "On the positive, the food was good, though the menu for brunch was a bit limited. The prices are reasonable and the service is good. The one big issue we have had the two times we have been there for Sunday brunch is the noise level. Both times we have been seated near a table of about 20, celebrating something and with young children literally screaming. It was very loud and quite unpleasant. And this table seems to be well utilized because as soon as one group left, another arrived. I guess the lesson would be to sit on the other side of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I have been to Port many times. The food is always great but the service is usually slow & the wait staff aren't usually attentive. During my most recent visit however, there was a huge difference. The service was prompt & very courteous. All the wait staff were very attentive. The food, as always, was delicious."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We booked for a Friday night for a group of four. The server was great, food was wonderful. Our table was on the patio and the scenery was beautiful. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner at Port this weekend. My wife had been on about it for a while so I figured, what better time then her 30th. We were not disappointed at all. Our waitress chose a great beer for myself and virgin drinks for my wife. Our cheese board starter was incredible and both had steak served over potatoes and fresh veggies all of which were delicious! Although dinner was great, the service was the kicker for us....we had an outstanding waitress that night."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Port has the nicest staff. Helpful in selecting wine, excellent service and above all their attitude. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014