Porters on the Lane
Porters on the Lane

Porters on the Lane

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.portersonthelane.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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 6318036067x
  • Entertainment: please call for upcoming events or visit our website
    631-803-6067
    www.portersonthelane.com
  • 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!


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
Porters on the Lane reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (35)fit for foodies (28)vibrant bar scene (24)special occasion (21)good for groups (20)romantic (20)hot spot (18)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (11)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great meal, great service
    PeteS
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The hostess was able to accomodate us even though we were an hour early. Bar noisewais a bit much in the dining room, but the terrific food and excellent service more than made up for this. We will return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work checking out
    nofilterfoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The service was great, ambiance very nice, the food was good, but not the best. We had the Lobster Cocktail which was $18.00 for a small amount of lobster-- better off ordering the Lobster Roll with no mayo. Husband got the Lobster Roll for dinner-- said it was okay, but didn't compare to smaller/dive places. I had the scallops with risotto. It was decent, but again have had better. Nice touch that the owner/chef comes out and checks on tables. Maybe we just ordered wrong.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tacky
    Silvas
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've been to Porters a few times and had mixed reviews. The food is ok, sometimes we like it, sometimes not so much. I didnt care for the chicken pot pie this time, dry and no flavor. My friend liked the ravioli but it was a small portion. I do however like a couple of other dishes, however, the four of us agreed we would not return moreso because we felt their policies were a bit tacky. We were quite surprised to find out that we were charged for a refill of coffee and tea, who does that? The cups are so small to begin with. We also thought it quite in poor taste to add a 20% gratuity onto a bill for a small party of 4? I have seen that for much larger parties, but never for 4 people. We just felt the overall experience was in very poor taste and not the way to treat customers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good night...
    Joechiliman
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Waited 20 minutes longer than our reservation was for before sat. Appetizers took forever. Baked clams very good. Wife had wedge salad without blue cheese. Came with some type of dressing that was like eating cooking grease. After long wait for appetizers twice as long wait for entrees. Waitress was very nice and very apologetic however after an hour from when we were sat we still didn't have our entrees. I ordered the filet mignon. Shocked by the size of the steak for the price. Wife kidded with me asking if I ordered the kid steak. It was cold as were my potatoes. I was too hungry to send back. My wife got the chicken pot pie. It was not fully cooked as the crust was gooey. Sent back and still came out under cooked. My wife took it home for our dogs. We were offered another round of drinks on the house however we weren't drinking anymore. We had been visiting this restaurant 2 to 3 times per month but will now reconsider.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Porters
    Lovedinner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I will absolutely be returning to Porters. From the hostess, to the waitress to the Manager... The importance of hospitality was very clear. The food was delicious. I went during restaurant week and they were very busy. There was a small hiccup with our order, but they couldn't do enough to correct it. Great place for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, too loud
    SteveSVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Visitedduring Restaurant Week. Food quality is outstanding as is service. Off putting is the noise level, hard surfaces, uncomfortable chairs. Would have stayed longer because the specialty cocktails were amazing but the noise level and hard chairs took away from our enjoyment. The food is excellent, generous portions, exciting.we went on a Friday night and the lively bar scene and music level took over. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    mccmVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had been here in years prior and found it to be just ok however with this visit during Restaurant week it proved itself to be a great place to dine. We were greeted warmly by the hostess. Bar was bustling and noisy, Friday eve, and had nice happy hour deals. The dining room server was attentive, friendly and gave great menu suggestions upon our request. Steak tidbits, short ribs, and yes, good ol' meat loaf were terrific. Desserts were less so, cherry pie ice cream, Guinness cupcake. The only negative was the noise from the bar seeping into the dining room due to large window and doorway opening between the 2 areas. Still this would not keep me from returning in fact we look forward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    AandJM
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We go to Porter's often, and have never been let down. The food is always delicious and the people are friendly! We bring friends all the time and everyone is always impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding!!
    VECJJC
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We come here at least twice a month, we absolutely love the staff and the food. Quick service and always delicious. Everyone from the hostess when you first walk in, to the server, the buser is so nice and well trained. The filet mignon tips is my favorite appetizer! I always try something from the specials list--its always great! If you haven't been here yet PLEASE GO RIGHT NOW, its absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    MickNXia
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food and service was beyond great! Our server was the best. Good conversation and welcoming staff!! A big 10!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    Thegoose22
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We live in the area and Porters is our go-to restaurant. The service is good, and the food is always delicious! We take family there and they are never disappointed. Can't miss kinda place. It does get loud ( poor acoustics I guess) on the weekends but usually don't notice it because our group is just as enthused : )
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All I can say is that everything was amazing. I so wanted this to be perfect as this was a bitter sweet celebration. My dad's 76th and probably last birthday. He's been diagnosed with cancer so I wanted to make this special and I did. But it could not have been done without the fantastic staff there. I will recommend Porter's to any and every one. Thank you all
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's happening at Porters...
    Psyched
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Porters offers a tasty menu that arrives fresh and to your specifications in a timely manner. This time around Amanda was our waitress and provided "service with a smile" as she proved to be upbeat, personable, and efficient. The same could be said or our bus boy, Joe. Get there early because the place gets packed on Friday nights and the large parking lot gets full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    Wally23
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was fantastic and worth the price which is very fair for the high quality. One complaint, and not really a complaint but more of a note...the website needs to be updated with newest menu. They have recently changed chefs and had added/taken away some side dishes that my wife and I had wanted to try only to find they were no longer offered when we arrived. Overall experience was great and we will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food great. We ate outside for Lunch. Too many bees. Svce excellent however.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Charming and delicious dinner on the front porch. Service with a smile I'll be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rosieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have eaten here many times. Most of the times the food is very good. It was a little off. The arugula salad was not near as good as usual a little wilted and not dressed well. The Shrimp and Pasta special could have used seasoning and the Clams Casino were chopped . Who takes little necks and chops them? The order said 5 and I received 4. I mentioned my displeasure and the girl said Really. Hope it was just an off day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good
    Visiting
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went for happy hour and then dinner. Happy hour is great. Apps were the best thing about the night. The filet tidbits are incredible and boneless general tsos chicken is good too. The truffle fries were soggy and disappointing and the American Dip sandwich wasn't that great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food, service & decor
    JimSkyview
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Absolutely superb dining experince in every way. Our party of 4 enjoyed every moment: greeted by a cheerful hostess and seated promptly after entering, waitress took our drink order a minute or two after being seated. Excellent lobster bisque, great salads, outsanding steaks and seafood, and great deserts - all at fairly moderate prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bameyerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Consistently the best lobster roll on Long Island!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • go to patchogue instead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Never will go to this restaurant again!! Waited over and hour for food on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Portions are very small especially the special appetizer of fish salad at 14.95...what a disgrace!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good local place for drinks & grub
    theoccasionalcriticVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Of the three restaurants with alcohol in Bellport, Porters is the one we take visitors to most often. It's within walking distance for most residents, has a popular bar, and it has a nice porch for outside dining. Having said that, the quality of food and service is very inconsistent. Sometimes the food is good and the service is poor, sometimes the food is mediocre and the service is great. Occasionally both are good. If you want a fine dining experience go elsewhere. (Porters is also very noisy). If you want a good local place to eat, drink and have a good time with friends, Porters fits the bill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been going to the same landmark restaurant for years and over the last few decades it has changed management several times ( sometimes good and not so good) and since it has been Porters on the Lane we have enjoyed it…. The other night was dreadful!!!! The service was the worst I have experienced in years anywhere. I don't know if it was more then they could handle or just not interested…My server served my meal with food on the underneath part of the plate and when she slide it on the table the salad and balsamic dressing went into my lap… I was amazed at how little attention they paid to the incident and honestly was very turned off…...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    1600andCo
    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
    Candis
    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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 358 reviews are from the Porters on the Lane reviews archive.
  • 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!
    SMARVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.