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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Porters on the Lane reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)great for outdoor dining (56)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (30)vibrant bar scene (29)romantic (29)good for groups (24)great for lunch (21)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (12)late-night find (9)scenic view (9)Show More
  • Excellent food, service and
    Dawn
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Didn't feel rushed and were able to enjoy our meal. Very attentive to our children also. Definitely not a place for children who can't behave in a restaurant, so it was perfect for us to enjoy our meal with our children and not have to deal with someone else's children causing a problem. Great for all types of groups. Loved it!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server recommendations were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2011
    Server recommendations were very helpful. Every course was delicious. really enjoyed the tuna tartare tacos and the profiteroles for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food,loud atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    The food was awesome with the exception of my daughters chicken fingers, which were over cooked and dry. When I mentioned the food to our waitress, she spoke to th manager and the item was taken off the bill. It was very loud in the dining area and even louder at the bar. You couldn't have a conversation without yelling over the noise. The lighting was too low and made reading the menu difficult.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way overpriced for the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    way overpriced for the quality of food served The"special", rib-eye steak was not too special I asked for it prepared medium-rare, and it was medium to medium-well The lobster mac n cheese was a huge let down. Strings of lobster meat, instead of chunks, and it was missing something Most of the food tasted like it was missing something Poorly seasoned Service was just "ok": will not return, not recommend
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food was pricey for what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    the food was pricey for what what's on the plate and it was not done to my satisfaction .porsche service from the way to end a person
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit
    susie
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    This was our second visit to Porters -- we were going to The Gateway for the theatre -- we ate out on the porch -- dinner was superb and service was great. We will go back soon and bring our friends next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service was a little slow,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    service was a little slow, but overall very enjoyable dinner, amazing food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off night. A big private
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2011
    An off night. A big private party on Tuesday and we suffered for it. Had to pack up our main dishes and leave after 90 minutes (appetizers took 40 minutes to come out). We arrived at 6:15 and had an 8PM curtain 5 minutes down the road. Barely made it. Waitress said computer went down. Maitre D said the ticket got lost. Total lack of organization.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get thee to Porter's!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    Porter's is a regular for us now ... This visit was great The flatiron steak was fantastic as was the lobster mac and cheese. Service was very good and food arrived at a great pace. Our favorite.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place to bring people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2011
    Good place to bring people to show them a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was quite good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2011
    The food was quite good but the staff and service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food! Everyone I
    kathy
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    Excellent food! Everyone I was with raved about their orders. It is a very noisy place! Part of the problem is that there is nothing - no fabric or carpet - to absorb the sound. The front porch looked quieter but we were seated in the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there for dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2011
    Went there for dinner and it was very load due to a party but put us in a quiet back room, which was perfect. Food and atmosphere were great. Will be going back again to sit outside on the porch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a nice surprise as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    This was a nice surprise as this area has a small grouping of nice places to eat. Porters was good across the board with the food as our table entrees ranged from steak, to pasta, to salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed a fabulous apptetizer
    dvig0216
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Enjoyed a fabulous apptetizer and dinner. We liked the many choices and seasonal vegetables. Everyone was friendly and attentive. We went here before going to the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport for a show. Wonderful...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great value
    DrRMP
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    Food was good not great. Tuna tacos were outstanding though, the rest ok. Service was not very good. Kitchen is slow and makes mistakes. Multiple servers, very disorganized, many mistakes in order and service. Entrees not brought out together, mistake made twice with the appetizer. Didn't clear used glasses unless asked. The waitress was pleasant but had the whole outside deck, so she was overworked. A bit pricey, so the value is not really there given the overall experience.
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  • NOISE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    Food was OK However the noise was terrible. Absolutely terrible. The Happy Hour action in the bar was extremely loud. I spoke to owner. He acknowledged noise was too loud, that was just the way it was. Noise absolutely ruined the dinner. Did not stay for dessert and coffee. Too Loud.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I do not recommend the place to anyone.
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  • Interesting, creative food
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    Interesting, creative food even if you can't eat on the porch. (It was raining.)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the best food consistently
    Java
    Dined on 10/30/2010
    Some of the best food consistently I have ever eaten. Large and juicy oysters. Great short ribs and the best blueberry pie/cobbler I've ever eaten. I would go there just for that.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was fantastic and they
    TheEVP
    Dined on 7/30/2010
    Dinner was fantastic and they even accommodated my request for an outdoor table but it meant a 45 minute delay, which is okay considering there are very limited tables outside and the demand for them is high. The Clam Chowder is to die for and is the best I've ever had (beats Legal Seafood!), the risotto was cooked to perfection and the scallops seared perfectly. My only complaint was that the scallops could have been cleaned a bit better as there were a few grains of sand that made themselves known when chewing. Nothing major but not a pleasing thing either. Creme Brulee was awesome! Service was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate