Sun. brunch always a pleasure here
Very nice restaurant in the Frenchman's Bay area of Pickering with great water views from virtually every table. Lovely large outdoor patio open too when it's not raining! We both had the lamb burger, which was tasty and tender. Very good and attentive service, despite there being a large crowd in the bar/brunch area, and a private party in the dining room. Food prices very reasonable, and at Sunday brunch you could even get a double Caesar for $7. Will definitely go there again and would recommend to friends.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience again at the Port
Food was Fantastic, Sword Fish was delicious, The t-bone steak was cooked perfectly, the service was great, will return again
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience was phenomenal from start to finish.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner there with 5 friends. Enjoyed almost everything about the restaurant for the most part. I had the steak burger it was scrumptious the only thing was the bacon on the burger was a little salty. Sangrias are also very good.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant with
Very nice restaurant with a beautiful view of the lake. Food was great. We both had steak which was done perfectly. The jalapeño and havarti dip was excellent as was the lobster lollipops.
Noise level was a little loud but we were right next to a large party.
Server was very friendly.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different choices and not
Different choices and not like the chain restaurants
A little pricing but worth it
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Making this a great habit!
Can't stay away from the Port! Great food, great view and friendly staff. No way to describe how we de-stress on the patio with the view of the water!!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed everything that night.
Enjoyed everything that night. Food, wine, location,service and company. We will be back sometime.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner the food was amazing, our server Heather was great she was well versed with all of the menu she gave us great recommendations both for our appetizer,main course, she and the rest of the team was very attentive. This wasn't our first visit to Port restaurant , and we have never been disappointed .
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night at the Port
Great experience. Sat inside for apetizers and drinks then outside for dinner. Try and get an outside table if available and the weather is good. Menu was good, could have used a few more appetizer and entree choices though. Overall great experience and great ambience. Love the Jimmy Buffett music! Fits the scene.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant!
An incredible place with a scenic view and offering many options to dine - outside on one of the best patios we seen, in the lounge with incredible views or in the main dining lounge ... food is always great and offers different twists on many selections. Great selection of cocktails and wine (would strongly suggest their white wine sangria as a predinner cocktail) and service is friendly and professional! A great neighbour gem!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food, Excellent Wait Staff
This is the "Go To" restaurant for my wife and I. For anniversaries, birthdays, but really, for any excuse we can find. It's a bit pricey, but I have never questioned the value. We love that the menu maintains favourites, but is also updated on a regular basis. Service did not get 5 stars only because the place was packed and servicde was slow. The great thing about Port is the Dining Room and the lounge. We love the quiet(er) area in the Dining Room, but the lounge has a fabulous view of the Harbour, so even though it's a bit noisier our last three meals have been in the lounge at sunset.
Parking is a bit of a pain, but a short walk never hurt anyone (and my wife pointed out in the time I left, and parked three spots opened up).
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We joined another couple for dinner on Monday night. We had the Tomahawk Steak dinner. The meat was delicious and tender, loved the red pepper soup. Our waitress was friendly and very accomodating. We finished off with the Cheese tray ...a nice touch with lots of variety. The salad that came with the dinner was very good but somewhat small for four people.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Server was excellent.
Our Server was excellent. One of our guests had the chicken fingers. We thought it was a bit small and thought it should have come with a bit more of a side. Other than that the food was great.
Thank you again
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
We love the Port. We eat there often. One of our favourite places to eat. The menu changes often so it doesn't get old. And it's always good.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, scenic restaurant
I had a small group of friends come to The Port for my birthday this year and it we all loved it. Great food, amazing ambiance, beautiful restaurant and wonderful service. I would definitely suggest this restaurant for a special night out.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Favourite Spot
This is a favourite meeting/eating spot for my friends and I. The views are wonderful, being right on the harbour in the Frenchman's Bay area of Pickering. We go for Sunday brunch there every month or so. There is a great dining room, a lovely outdoor space for sunny summer days, and a very comfortable large bar area as well. There are lots of yummy choices for Sunday brunch and you can't beat the $7 double Caesars! This time we both ordered the lamb burger. It was tender and delicious, accompanied by really good fries and rosemary aioli. We often stay right through until dinner time just talking, and have always found the service to be excellent and the staff to be incredibly tolerant of our "marathon" brunches. Highly recommended!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed every minute
I went with a friend who I don't see very often. We really enjoyed the menu options and customization available.The view is very nice if you are seated where you can enjoy it. Only 1 of us could enjoy the view however we were originally offered a table where we both would have had a view and we asked for a quieter booth. The food was good, very good but didn't go into the great category. The service however was exceptional, every need was aptly and warmly provided. We've already discussed going to "Port" again.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely view of the lake
Food was excellent but the service was very slow. It even took a long time for the appetizers to come out.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner.
The food was excellent, the service was friendly and the patio was perfect, watching the sun go down. Be sure to order the scallops.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new menu!
Its nice not to have to drive downtown for good food and wine.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Port in Pickering
For me, hands down the best restaurant in Pickering. The menu changes often, and so far, they have always delivered with great dishes. Comparable to many excellent restaurants in Toronto, but due to its location, much cheaper! Great view of the Lake, with a very stylish setting. Try their brisket poutine...very tasty,!
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service was great!
We just moved to the area near the Frenchman's Bay and wanted to show our family visiting from Vermont what the area had to offer. We had been to The Port before and was a bit disappointed with the food at that time. This time was different as we were definitely very pleased. The service was fast, the waitress was very friendly, and the food did not disappoint.
The view at The Port is always so beautiful, especially on a nice day. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I requested for patio seats when I made the reservation. When we got there, they said the patio was full and we would have to go on a waiting list. They seated us near the bar which was very noisy on a Saturday night.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thought the food was fantastic.
We thought the food was fantastic. The service was incredible, except for feeling a little rushed between coarses, the waitress couldn't of been better. The noise level was fine for a restaurant with an open concept. We will be back on a regular bases. I'm still talking about the fantastic food. Thank you for a wonderful night.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just love Port!
Port has everything that I look for in a restaurant. The food is ALWAYS excellent and ever changing with the seasons. What can be said about the view? Being right on the Bay it is beautiful. I have been to Port many many times, including celebrating my 50th birthday there, and it has NEVER disappointed.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall dining experience
This restaurant has everything you'd expect from a 5* establishment in Downtown TO without the trek, traffic & parking! What's more it's in the cutest alcove of Pickering that feels more like Cape Cod than somewhere in Ontario. The view over the Lake is beautiful! Our server was so knowledgeable in every item on the menu that it made selecting the perfect entree easy. I had the scallops and my brother had the shrimp and scallop carbonara with a lobster tail side; we started with the savoury cheesecake and everything was perfectly cooked and flavoured. While the portions seemed small at first glance they were so satisfiying that we had no room for dessert. We had two alcoholic beverages each and the bill was still well under $150.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local food
Tried the local menu option and it was fantastic! Had the pork chop with beets and potatoes - very well presented and tasted great.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favourite Restaurant
Port is our favourite restaurant. It's BEAUTIFUL, has AMAZING food and service, and will accomodate whatever you need. Great to watch all the yachts come in and out of the harbour too. You will not be dissapointed! Thank you for making us want to come back over and over!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was stellar!
We went to celebrate the marriage of our friends and had a fabulous night. Our server brought us champagne and took us outside after dinner to take pictures of our group in a nice outdoor setting. She was also super knowledgable about the menu and made great suggestions! Would go back in a heartbeat to celebrate an occasion :)
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, excellent food
Had the steak frites twice now (medium rare) and it's just the BEST! Little organic greens with it, with such well balanced flavours. Loved it! Great bar with bar tables and hockey on the screen if you care for it. I prefer the dining room which is a little more romantic. Great service!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our night out
Our evening at Port (Sept 21/13 ) was very enjoyable. This was our first time there and we had read some mixed reviews. We ordered from the special menu that was offered as part of the Taste of Durham. (of course the full menu was available). Our server made several recommendations which we ordered and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent. The service was fast and courteous. The atmosphere was just right.......
We plan to return .
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu Variety, Accommodating Kitchen
Because I am lactose-intolerant, it's not easy to dine out. I am always able to find meal options on PORT's menu. I am grateful for their accommodating kitchen. The food is incredible. Thank you very much for another memorable experience!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Port for a special occasion and it fit the event. We enjoyed the scenic view, the service was attentive, but not over bearing. The food was very good. It was a nice evening.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
went here to celebrate wedding anniversary. Great food and the overall atmosphere is amazing
Would recommend to everyone
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The last year it seems Port has upped their game. The menu is always interesting, there are usual items as well as some really different choices. We enjoyed the duck perogies as an appetizer and steak frites as the main. Prepared just as asked and flavorful. Highly recommend this restaurant that has great ambiance. Feels like you are downtown Toronto by the waterfront without leaving Durham.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right on top of the trends, I was delighted to find kale chips and ademame on the starter menu. Attentive service allowed us to linger over a business discussion that neared four hours...never felt we should move along the pace of our evening. Food was presented so beautifully yet tasted even better. Inspired mains such as scallops on a bed of ancient grains and sprouts...divine! Despite the iconic rhyme, it never occurred to me that there really was such a thing as plum pie...now I understand Georgie Porgie! A business discussion and dining experience to remember!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked the food, but was a little hoarse afterwards from having to compete against the ambient noise when talking.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the Port is a perfect place for getting together with good friends, good food and a great ambience.
Enjoy eating in the bar area as it is more relaxed with a better view.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I only heard about this once i looked for restaurants online. I was pretty impressed with the food. I would recommend
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Feedback from a vegetarian
I've been there twice, and have had both vegetarian entrees. The cauliflower salad has good flavour, but could stand to have a grain incorporated into the dish. The curry vegetable dish on rice was not very flavourful, and almost tasted "off". I should have sent it back, but was starving, so I tolerated it.
Next time I go, I'll be sampling an appetizer and cheese plate instead of the entrees!
Great service and ambiance though - nice to see that in Pickering...
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our overall experience was excellent. We had a great time and plan on returning soon.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for brunch
A friend and I often have Sunday brunch here. The view of Frenchman's Bay is wonderful from just about anywhere in the restaurant, and in warm weather, the outdoor area is superb. Some new items on the menu this time - my friend had the seasonal stuffed crepes which she said were very good (apple and sausage crepes with a green salad) and I had the roast beef Eggs Benedict on a Yorkshire pudding base. Also very good. $7 double Caesars available for brunch! Our server was superb! She was attentive without being intrusive, and very helpful with menu item suggestions. Port is a very nice and comfortable restaurant, and we will certainly go back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch
Beautiful view of Frenchman's Bay, great food, excellent service. A real gem!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were looking for somewhere to eat after a long day dealing with some serious health issues with our dog. It had been number of years since I had been to Port. We decided to give it a try and it was a great choice. We had a quiet table by the window - no blaring music like some of the the other popular restaurants. Service was excellent, the food was very good and the portions were just right. It was a pleasant ending to a long day. Prices are on par with Milestones, Baton Rouge etc., but atmosphere was much better. Definitely have added Port to one of our favourite places to eat.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love being there because of
Love being there because of the ambiance, but have mixed feelings about the food. Was not overly impressed with the roasted cauliflower salad - just too much cauliflower, although there was enough left to bring home and eat as a veggie serving for dinner. My husband said his battered fish was excellent, fries were not hot enough.... Having said this, I will be back, especially as there are so few fine dining options in Pickering.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Plus and Minus
Food and service is usually high quality. However, wine is always overpriced.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's always hit and miss for me when I have dinner at Port. This time I was pleasantly surprised. Food and service was great.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply the best service from the greeting at the door to the food, to the atmosphere , to the server Being our first visit,not the last, we loved it all. Best food
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten at port many times and my only complaint was the service. I have noticed an improvement over the last year but our waiter Saturday was by far the best Amit was so good at his job and made everything special for my family. He knew when to arrive and when to le us be. He has appropriately funny, we had a child at our table, and classy. He made our last visit a wonderful experience.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to PORT for my 21st
I went to PORT for my 21st birthday with my family and my boyfriend. The service was outstanding. Very professional. From welcoming us, taking our coats, knowledgeable and very friendly wait staff. The staff would bring everything together at once and clean our table all together at once. The food was unique and tasteful. Even tho we went at night the scenic view was nice. I am sure it would look even better during the day or evening. The ambience was very nice. The washrooms are very clean. I would recommend PORT to anyone for any occasion. They even let my family bring in a cake to surprise me. Ask for Jason! He was one of the best wait staff I have ever had. Very nice and friendly. Go visit PORT! What are you waiting for?!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM