Porters on the Lane
Porters on the Lane

Porters on the Lane

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.portersonthelane.com/
  • Phone: 6318036067
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 6318036067
  • Entertainment: Live music - Wednesday Nights 7-10 Thursdays Nights 8-11 Fridays & Saturday Nights 9-12
  • Special Events: 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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Porters on the Lane reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (61)great for outdoor dining (55)fit for foodies (36)vibrant bar scene (30)special occasion (28)romantic (27)great for lunch (20)good for groups (20)great for brunch (15)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (12)late-night find (10)scenic view (9)Show More
  • We had a great early dinner at
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Porter's on the Lane . The service , food and ambience were just perfect. Even my hard-to-please daughter was happy with her selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Haunt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Porters was very adequate. We were there for my mothers birthday. We ate outside on the porch. Being in middle of the village, It was entertaining to see the townspeople walk their dogs, jog, bicycle and race their cars by. There were also a number of vintage cars that drove by or stopped at Porters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The building charming, and the bar was fun and upbeat. But although we had reservations and there were plenty of open tables they had us wait 15 minutes before we were seated. The waiters were nice, but the food and drinks took a long time to arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good solid meal
    Dependable66VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Porters is a good place to go for a good solid meal. Good beer list with a few unique choices. Lobster Mac and cheese was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Customer
    Livetodine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I had dinner on a Friday night before heading down to the marina for an outdoor concert. The braised short Ribs and Lobster bisque were fantastic! Our server, Heather was friendly & efficient. We look forward to coming back and will bring friends :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodlover
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a great place to try something a little different(like seafood tacos for an appetizer). The choices are varied, and well prepared. I love to sit on the porch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    Bill
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food at Porters is outstanding and the service is fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this place!B
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    Nonickname
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The restaurant was friendly and the service was good. The lobster salad was terrific and so were the appetizers. It was a nice place and a lovely area including the porch area outside
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find.
    Sausagekingofchicago
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Lobster Roll!!! Burger!! clams on the half shell!! oysters fresh shucked...sitting on the porch.. it just oozes long island summer.. we love this plave staff is great food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    Sausagekingofchicago
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I Love this Restaurant. by far the best place to dine on the south shore. this place is very well kept and that is a pet peeve of mine.. the food was absolutely delicious. my husband had the steak oscar special and I had the Tuna special. the food just keeps getting better and better. our waitress was great.very attentive and alway smiling.. they must give there staff happy pills.. looking forward to another return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    jasonluvstodine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my second time here and both times wee amazing. The food, service and overall dining experience was amazing. I would highly recommend the lobster mash! the NY strip was cooked perfectly as well. If you are looking for a great dining experience and good prices, this is definitely the place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday dinner
    Jeanniegirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    There were 4 in our group. Food was delicious. Service also excellent. Friendly staff with smiling faces, wonderful!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    hopalongVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had the bass served with artichoke hearts, mushrooms and red pepper. Cooked to perfection! My friends had burbourn salmon. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Michelle
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our dinner tasted great and the menu choices and specials were very appealing. Although it was a bit loud at times, it truly is a perfect dinner venue. Some people were eating on the porch outside and others were around the bar, and the 2 dining rooms were jammed packed. This says that they are doing something right!! I would definitely return again and bring others along.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    SMAR
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Delicious food in beautiful Village of Bellport! A little noisy, but not that it interrupts your dinner experience. Fast, friendly service. Been here before and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great "Ordinary" Restaurant
    JohnnyBlackVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    If you thought you were about to dine at a special place, with superb food, impeccable service and a lot of character, this is not that place. Having said that, it is a top ordinary surf and turf restaurant. My oysters were first rate as an appetizer, but my shell steak was overcooked and I had no patience to wait for a new one to be prepared. My wife's salad was crisp and fresh, but her lobster was well . . . . a lobster. Folks there is nothing at all special about this restaurant, but it is a pretty good place to eat, nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • last minute recommendation
    NancyV7
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had tickets to a show in Bellport and did not know of any restaurants coming from Western Suffolk. What a delight when a friend recommended Porters. We made a reservation and were 15 min late not realizing how far. They took us right in to a great table and service and food was great. We enjoyed lobster roll and crab Meat plus a steak!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bigred1
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The outdoor dining was very comfortable and the food and service was great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Spot
    JoePug
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Good service food, wine and selection. Timely but not rushed, Got us out when needed. Seated us quickly for our reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    NonnaVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Porters is one of our most favorite local delights. The menu is changed seasonally and the nightly specials are always of variety. The summer Risotto is a must have, along with the striped bass. Specialty drinks are of enjoyment and of reasonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never dissapointed
    KMC60
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    As always the food was delicious and the service wonderful. Brought friends with us and they also fell in love. Tuna tacos are always yummy, as well as the baked clams. Seafood was very frsh and the profiteroles are a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were seared promptly and our table was ready. The service was attentive but not over bearing. All six members of our party were very pleased with the food perpetration but more importantly it's taste. Overall it was a very good dining experience and I would return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant was wonderful. Will definitely be going back. The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance great seafood yummy
    LuvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My husband and I went here before a show at gateway! What a great find! Such a cute country cozy place from the outside! Fish lobster was so fresh! The service was too notch! Wish I would remember his name! So attentive! Will definitely go back and recommend to all!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous place
    LILL131
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Porters is one of my favorite restaurants to go to for an adult night out. The bar has delicous and different drinks to choose from. The menu offers various types of food and is always delicous. I always recommend this restaurant to peope, definitely one of my favorites to go to!!! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and relaxing Evening
    LadyDi
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Greatly enjoyed our first time at Porters. It was an interesting menu with just enough selection for fish lovers to the steak enthusiast. Service was excellent and the feeling friendly. I definitely will be recommending this new find to my family and friends with complete confidence. Loved, loved, loved, the quaint atmosphere...very homey feeling. The food was good... especially enjoyed the many appetizers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Now that I've had dinner on the porch at Porters I know that summer has arrived for sure. Great stuffed clams, amazing scallops and terrific pastas. Creative drinks menu. Very efficient service. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Unome
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    All in all eating at porters was pleasent. The food was good I always get there calamari. Also the service is always friendly attentive and consistent. This was my third time dinning here I never had a bad experience. Had a chicken sandwich which was a little dry but I'll be back I like this spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After attending 42nd Street at the The Gateway Playhouse-this was a wonderful end to our date night. It was lovely and the food was plentiful and delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite places
    Mastershake
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Porters is one of my favorite local spots. Food, service and atmosphere are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jpfood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food and service but noise level is deafening. Cannot rec do to that only. Its unfortunate because the food , service and location is great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, cozy, home-like rest.
    remagg
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great, cozy, home-like restaurant. Must get there again to dine on the Patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    none
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great food, great service - absolutely nothing to complain about. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had a reservation for 8 people for 6:15 and our table was ready but we were asked if we wanted to gave a drink at the bar first and relax and than we would be seated. Very nice
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No return visit
    Carol
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Place is very cute, but the noise level was truly deafening; like being at a wedding band so loud you cannot have a conversation. We will find alternative when going to theatre. Not at all relaxing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Very varied menu with steaks, hamburgers, fish, all well prepared. I love eating here before the Gateway Theater.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fit4Food
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We Love Porters!!! great atmosphere.. the servers are happy and well educated on menu and wines. the busy buss girl keeps the tables tidy. and the porch is the best seat in town. the food was great. left very satisfied and looking forward to another great experience at Porters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeanniegirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was excellent & the service was very friendly & accommodating. We were a group of 10 & our dinners came together for our group & the wait was short. Very impressive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fit4Food
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    excellentand servce were perfect.. sit on the porch if you can.. great way to spend the afternoon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truffle
    Silvas
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Several dishes with truffles including mashed potatoes which were delicious. I came here on a recommendation. My nephew raved about the truffle raviolis but I was enticed by the roasted chicken with truffled mashed potatoes and I'm glad I chose it. It was very tasty and juicy. It was a Friday night and the bar was busy but not Rudy. The dining room is separate. In warmer weather you could have dinner on the tables outside. The only negative is that the waitress didn't come back to check on us until the meal was done. She was initially attentive but not after the meal was delivered. Not as attentive as I would expect. I will be back for those raviolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic