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

Port - Dining, Bar, Patio

  • 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: 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
87 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (78)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (47)great for outdoor dining (46)romantic (39)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (28)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (17)hot spot (12)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Will Give it Another Chance
    Micastone
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great views in the comfortable dining room. I would go back again - though for a vegan the menu is limited. My winter salad starter was good. But then seeing no vegan choices I gave the kitchen license to create and I got a slightly more complex winter salad. My wife was disappointed by the chicken too. Strange as I've been very happy there before. The table was unanimously disappointed with deserts – but reported so when asked and found that they were removed when the bill came. I'd go back on the strength of other experiences - just in case it is something weird - you know an anomaly. But if it was just based on Saturday's experience, I don't know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to the Lunch Menu?
    Rabco
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We meet friends at this restaurant approximately once per month, and have done so for around 8 years. Normally the place is very busy and I always make a reservation. This time we arrived at 12:30 on a Thursday, and there was ample parking. That was clue number 1. We were served competently and quickly but what had been a 3-4 page menu now consisted of a single page. Clue number 2. We all ordered what we deemed to be the best of a small lot. I chose the fish and chips. When our orders arrived we noticed that the portions seemed smaller than previously. Clue number 3. The fries, small and few as they were, were ok but the fish had no taste at all. The others in my party were not impressed either. While we were eating we noticed smoke accompanied by a smell of burning wires. No one seemed to care for there was no announcement, nor did any of the staff comment. It was more than somewhat unsettling. I take no pleasure in posting a negative review like this, especially since this was a favourite of ours. However, there seems to have been a gradual deterioration in the customer experience, and ours is stopping at this point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • John and Monika's business dinner.
    MrJohnnie
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Appetizers (Mushroom & Onion "Bruschetta") & cheese/meat plate both were excellent. Great ingredients on both items. My main course (Jambalaya) was good but the portion could have been a little larger for my liking (I am a big eater). It had a nice kick, the way Jambalaya should be. My associate's pasta dish (can't recall the name) was good, according to her, and the portion size was very generous. There was no Crème Brule available (sold out) when it came time for dessert. As such, we passed. However plenty of other interesting looking choices. Our server (a pretty, personable young woman with a baby in her belly!)was great. Even though the menu was brand new, she knew enough about it to make very good recommendations. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch - again!
    retyred
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Even though we moved to downtown Toronto, Port is our go to place for special meals. Lunch was delicious- a great sweet potato soup and so fresh deli sandwich! The server was great - just the right amount of attentiveness. I enjoyed a visit with friends I haven't seen for a long time. We were left with our coffees to talk and watch the beautiful white swans outside the window. Perfect setting and ambiance! - and quiet enough to carry on a conversation. P.S. Also loved the organic Caesar mix they use in their cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KathleenVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was excellent. The food was delicious and respect for food sensitivities was handled well. My son's salmon was undercooked and he was quickly supplied with a new serving. We love the view and will come back again in summer when we can see the water in daylight.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was excellent and food was great. There were 8 in our party and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 24acat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very enjoyable, friendly and attentive service tasty food - great Port view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the view
    honeymaria
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I recently had dinner at the Port. Both myself and my guest ordered the prime rib special. The prime rib was done to perfection. The potatoes were excellent. I found the other vegetables a little lacking. The dessert was tasty but small for the price. Would probably go again but definitely not an every day restaurant in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    ArmB500
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything was perfect. From the service, the ambiance, and of course the food. We were there with our teens in jeans and there was a large group beside us in suit jackets. Both fit nicely but next time I would opt for a less casual look. There was a proposal next to us. We had a wonderful evening and will absolutely be back. Love the online reservation system!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    AjaxFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Normally we love Port -- good food, good service, great venue, decent value. But their Thanksgiving special was very disappointing: the main course food was good, but there was very little of it. For $28, I would expect more than two small slices of turkey. And the pumpkin pie could have been store-bought. It felt very much like Port was cutting corners. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Digger
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The waitress was a little misleading. She asked what was wanted on the steak and gave my husband choices but neglected to mention that they were all extra. ( $2.50 for a dallop of butter) She told us the specials but not the prices. I know we were negligent in asking but we were certainly unprepared for the $33.00 cost of three lamb chops. Rather expensive, I thought. Overall, the food and the service was good. We were there for a 50th dinner and it was special. But, it would be too expensive to visit on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal favourite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Some nights are better than others at Port, but we still quite enjoy the menu. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating on our visits. When the kitchen is on, the food is great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Birthday treat!
    JELO
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I took my wife out for a birthday dinner, and I wanted to go somewhere local. Well, I would describe this as a "local treasure". The dining room was comfortable, the scenery was beautiful, the service was outstanding...and our meal was absolutely DELICIOUS!" My wife ordered the linguini and it was to die for. I of course dug into a steak that was cooked to perfection! What a great place...a true "local treasure"
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Anniversary Dinner
    Jessica
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We really enjoyed our night-out at the Port. We were seated next to a table with a lot of kids which was the only downside because they were a bit noisy but all in all it was a wonderful experience. We are in walking distance of the restaurant so we were able to enjoy some cocktails and a delicious wine. We also really enjoyed our appetizer, meals and dessert. Our server was very kinda and helpful. We will definitely be back again soon but maybe for brunch next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was good, however the cheese tray could have been better. We will not order it again. And not to have enough corn bread was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night, great food!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful overall experience at Port. The server was great and the food was wonderful. We watched the most beautiful sunset from the outdoor patio overlooking Frenchman's Bay. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rasco
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Unfortunatly the food for two of our party of four arrived cold, was returned and arrived cold again. Not a very promising start. The wait staff did their best. The wine list lacked a number of prices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the Port Restaurant
    Digger
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great ambiance, food was fantastic, service was exemplary. You have a choice of a didning room area a lounge area or a patio area all of which have a great view of Frenchmen's bay. We ate in the dinning room but took the time to tour the rest of the restaurant after our meal. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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