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Porters on the Lane
Porters on the Lane

Porters on the Lane Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.portersonthelane.com
  • Email: portersbellport@aol.com
  • Phone: (631) 803-6067
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday Saturday & Sunday's 12pm - 4pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sundays 4:00pm - 10pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jesse March
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, 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, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: On & Off-site catering is available.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a variety of special event menus to fit all of your catering needs both on and off premise. From birthdays & showers to weddings Porters on the lane can meet your needs. Please call for more information on pricing and availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Jenni Giannott (631) 803-6067
  • Entertainment: Live music - Wednesday Nights 7-10 Thursdays Nights 8-11 Fridays & Saturday Nights 9-12
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour - Monday thru Friday 4-7pm offered at the bar & bar tables only Includes -half price draught beers & half price wines by the glass & half price appetizers!
    Mondays are margarita mondays at Porters with a special mexican themed menu in addition to our regular menu with $5 margaritas to choose from!
    Available throughout entire restaurant and the bar!
    Sunday Football - Porters has got you covered with a special $6 menu & half price draught beers - available at the bar and bar tables only

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Country Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a large municipal free parking lot located right next to Porters on the lane, located on the south side of the building as well as street parking !
A word from Porters on the Lane
Porters on the Lane features an American menu. Highlighting steaks and seafood. Served in casual atmosphere with a choice of dining areas & menu options for any palette. There are four dining areas to choose from as well as the bar - The main dining room is spacious with navy & white decor located at the front of the restaurant with windows overlooking the porch & Bellport lane. Then we have the fireplace room which is located in the back of the restaurant, this quaint room has beautiful ivory tin walls & ceilings. A working stone fireplace from floor to ceiling which always makes this room popular in the winter or for private parties! We also have seating in the bar section at high top tables. Then the last option is the front porch which is open seasonally & weather permitting. This is a beautiful space for outdoor dining & certainly the most requested area when available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Delicious! well appointed decor great staff... drinks were very good and the food was just great"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My overall experience was very good, just a little expensive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Such a great spot. My fiance and I love coming here for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Service terrific, staff friendly, great selection of food and wines."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner very much. A little loud but it was Saturday night and very busy. Food was well prepared with generous portions. Service was quick and polite. Surprisingly it did not feel like a restaurant in Bellport, both the ambience and clientele seemed more like what you would expect in the Hamptons or even Connecticut."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food, great waitress. Thank you for another enjoyable meal!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Eaten there several times and have never been disappointed with my dinner"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food, great service, insanely awesome dessert menu to cap off a great meal!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for lunch. The menu was limited, but what we had was very good. Back dining room has a nice fireplace and only 6 tables, making for a comfortable, warm ambiance. Will have to give it a try for dinner next time, and during warmer weather so we can eat outside."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The front is a vibrant bar scene. The small back room is cozy with a roaring fire. Have it your way, but either way, the food and service cannot be faulted."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We eat here a lot. They never get it wrong. Food always consistently very good."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Porters was cute with a warm cozy atmosphere on a cold miserable night. They were very accommodating with my request to be seated near the fire. But literally wedged into a corner with half the table behind the fire and the other with a side glance of the fire, stuck staring into the corner and next to a drafty window. I started with the beat salad very tasty. Golden beats were a nice addition, but a bit hard. 2 rolls delivered with a delicious herbed butter. Service a little slow. Short ribs were very good. Perfect with the mashed potatoes and the cold night. My husband enjoyed the salmon over polenta. Would definitely return but try sitting in the main dining room. The bar area was very inviting."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Porters on the Lane is in my top 3 favorite restaurants on Long Island. We were just there on Valentines day with a few couples. We all ordered Fillet Mignon. As always cooked to perfection. I love, the gorganzola cream to put on top... I always order the sauted spinach. It's heavenly. We ordered the brussel sprouts and were even more delicious than the spinach. Another great dish is the short ribs. These to are cooked to perfection. If you enjoy a wedge salad, go for it. The blue cheese is so good. We also enjoy the shrimp cocktail . It always fresh and ice cold cooked perfect. With all the times I have ate here, we have never complained once about our meals. Go make a reservation and see for yourself.. You wont be sorry."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at Porters for valentines day. It's a nice little restaurant -maybe a little loud (there's a bar area that's partially open to the dining room), but we were definitely able to carry on a normal conversation. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was very good and a nice selection. My wife chose a filet off the menu that was not available, but there was a special that was a suitable alternative. The price was fair in my mind. My only criticism was the craft beer selection was wanting a bit, although they did had a few to pick from. Altogether it was a pleasurable experience, and I will definitely eat there in the future which I guess is the best indicator in a restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went early since we had our kids with us so that if the kids got unruly they wouldn't bother anyone else. We were the only ones eating dinner at the time which is great. Good food. Great service. We were unhappy to find out that the Lobster Mac n Cheese was taken off the menu. We were a huge fan of it. and everyone knows Porters for it. Shocked they took it off the menu. The server as great as she was didn't come over to us for the first 10 min. We wanted to order drinks and apps and also the kids meals (they get hungry quickly esp when they're in a restaurant and can smell whats going on lol). The Craft beer selection here is non-existent. This shocks me too. I went with a Guinness because every other choice didn't excite me."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Everyone who greeted or served us were really pleasant. Food was delicious. Service was great. Really nice menu that pleases everyone from foodies to picky eaters. Would love to go back in warmer weather and take advantage of the patio. Very nice evening:)"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The food was very good. The menu had a good variety.The only negative is the restaurant was very noisey."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "excellent and fun staff, great food very creative good prices... cant beat the happy hour deals... come early to get a bar table to enjoy. place is clean and well decorated..."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I loved the decor, wait staff pleasant an attentive"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The night was special, to fete a friend leaving for a new life in the south. The food and wine and spirits were great and the service stayed on topo f our party even though a busy Friday night. Those choosing the special loved their dishes and those picking from the menu were not disappointed. We have been there in all seasons inside and out, quiet or booming.... always great. Love the dinners but lunch and brunch have been great too. Try it, you will like it."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "excellent restaurant, sat by the roaring fireplace.. lovely nautical theme great staff... had one of the best steaks I have ever had. I can tell the the sauces were made from scratch... don't skip dessert!! they rock!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Short Ribs keep us coming back for more!!! best south shore restaurant in th area, love this homey clean friendly restaurant."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My husband and I recently went to porters on the lane on a Friday night. We were early for our reservation so we sat at the bar and had a drink. It was half price so we paid three dollars for good quality beer, which is hard to find. Them we went to the table and were surprised to be in a room with a fire place. It was a nice relaxing atmosphere that separated itself from the bar scene. The Food was absolutely delicious. If you like truffles you must have the ravioli or get the truffle risotta as one of your sides. The short ribs are also really tasty. I will definitely go back. If you are near Bellport Village I definitely urge you to try this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Best lunch spot ever!!! great soupd and salads... best steak sandwich I have ever had. Looking forward to diiner"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I read reviews before making our reservation. We were not disappointed in the least. The raw oysters were outstanding. All main course dishes were excellent; we ordered the roasted herb chicken, pan seared salmon and the scallops. The place was a little noisy (probably because it was a Thursday evening), however, it didn't detract from the terrific meal."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Scrumptous!! great place to have a nice meal with delicious food and fun atmosphere.. great décor.. I love Bellport and this is my favorite place to eat!!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "With the Village of Bellport's population somewhat smaller in the winter than the summer, it seems Porter's has followed that rule. Having been there in the summer, we recommended the place to friends recently, and four of us visited the restaurant. The menu seemed to have less variety than the summer, and the portions were smaller. The steak was a good size for a 75 year old grandmother on a diet. The mashed potatoes were good, but we were told that there isn't any gravy available. Someone ordered the roasted chicken and the white meat was dry. Be sure to finish dining by 9:30, as the music from the bar blasts into the dining area. Porter's has transitioned from a classy restaurant last summer to a neighborhood hangout in the winter."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Always friendly and Warm, food is great. lots of choices. had the brie special... delicious!! prices are always great My date had the flat iron steak with gorgonzola cream........holy cow!! must try"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "fun creative and delicious menu, prices were just right, and the servers were fun and very attentive. the bar was very busy.. which made for a nice nite out... excellent!!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This is a great spot! Nice atmosphere, good food, great staff! I would recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I came here for a romantic dinner and were not disappointed. Food was amazing and sitting in the back by the fireplace was perfect. Service drinks and desert were wonderful. Can't wait to visit again."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great food & service. However it was really loud, so it was very difficult to carry on a conversation. I would return though, because the food was really great."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Porters on the Lane was delicious. Food and service outstanding. My only issue was the tight seating. We had a 7:30 reservation, most tables were taken for 2 already. We were seated next to a large party and it was a tight fit. A table for 4 remained empty the entire time we ate, we could have been seated there. Overall though a pleasurable dining experience and I will definitely return, Now I also know the layout so I will be able to request where I want to be seated."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Sat by the fireplace , warm and cozy. the staff was very friendly. food simple yet delicious with large portions and lots to take home.. been here a few times during my visit to Bellport. and will be back in the summer for two months. looking forward to it... try it peeps its great"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "great food, great wine, great prices, great service great atmosphere!!! love this place looking forward to another visit soon. !!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We enjoyed our little spot near the fireplace, giving us an opportunity to talk and relax, while enjoying a great meal."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The service was excellent. The staff was very attentive. I had New England Clam Chowder that I felt was ehh. There was no clam in it at all. It could have been called Cream of Clam soup. Others at the table were French onion soup (very good), and 1 of the specials (don't remember what but I was told it was good). For the entree's, they were good, not spectacular. For the price, I expected more."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Visited Porters for the first time this past Saturday night with my wife. It was a great dining experience for us both. We each ordered specials - my wife had the striped bass and the rack of lamb for me. Each was delicious and prepared perfectly. The service was excellent - our waitress as well as the staff and the restaurant was very relaxing and welcoming. They also have some very, nice wines by the glass to choose from and provide a generous pour. I had read where some diners were complaining of the noise level, but this was not an issue despite dining close to a large table of 12. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "WOW!! great food great prices.. I just had one of the best lunches I have ever had.. Fresh oysters and a Burger to die for a hand crafted huge burger made out of certified Angus Beef for twelve buck is a great deal. my boyfriend had an amazing chicken sandwich. sever Amy was very friendly and very efficient. just found my new favorite."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Good food, very expensive for portion size, and food did not agree that night."
    Dined on 11/23/2013