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Port-o Lounge & Restaurant

16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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For a contemporary blend of Portuguese and new American fare in an elegant and inviting setting, visit Port-o Lounge in the heart of Jersey City, New Jersey. The menu at Port-o Lounge is extensive and often contains such authentic flavors as fried goat cheese, chorizo soup, Portuguese prosciutto, grilled chicken, pan roasted duck, saut�ed shrimp, spicy jumbo shrimp, flaked cod fish and mussels marinara.

A menu of vegetarian and vegan options are also available at Port-o Lounge for a combination of fresh ingredients and bold tastes. Try the stuffed piquillo peppers, spicy grilled veggies, angel hair pasta and stuffed Portobello mushroom caps for a taste of old and new world flavors.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Portuguese, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(201) 420-9540
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Newark Avenue
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Public transit
Take the PATH to the Grove St stop
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
What 16 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.6based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 15, 2016

Fun place. Excellent food!! Great service. They go out of your way to accommodate the groups and requests!!!

5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

The food was outstanding and the staff were nothing short of extraordinary! I have been here a couple times before and was never was disappointed. The meat and cheese platter, clams with chorizo and the chorizo tapas were my favorite!

4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Great music and service

3.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Restaurant has a ghetto feel
Appetizers were great, makes sense because this is a tapas place
Most of our entrees were terrible, surf and turf was god awful bad. The paella was the only good entree at our table
Drinks were decent

2.0Dined on March 31, 2016

It's a nice place. The food range from fair to good. I wish they changed up the music and I thought the waiter forgot about me 😊

5.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Port-o Lounge was really good! The tapas were excellent and there were a lot of options for drinks. We ate at the bar and enjoyed the atmosphere. I'd recommend it.

3.0Dined on March 12, 2016

We decided to give Port-o Lounge another try after our initial lackluster experience. The food is quite good and beautifully presented, however the service is indifferent at best.

There are too many great restaurants in downtown Jersey City offering great food and greater service.

4.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Delicious food with wonderful music backing it up. Brazilian / Portugese sound with great Malbec from neighboring Argentina. Ketel One martinis were great to start. An offering of port / and a cognac by the host went very well with the espresso.

4.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Service was great !!!

4.0Dined on November 14, 2015

Great pizza in downtown JC

2.0Dined on December 18, 2014

Nice staff though
But not fine cuisine... at all...

4.0Dined on October 18, 2014

Great Sangria!!!! Nice lounge to hang out and listen to music.

4.0Dined on August 9, 2014

Great cocktails and good tapas! would come back here anytime!

1.0Dined on March 18, 2014

I have been here more than 20 times in these 2 years. It is very unfortunate, but I must say that the quality of service and management has been deteriorating. This time would become my last visit. Variety of glass wine had been a lure of this place, but the bar didn't have every wine I ordered. However I have been also a fan of Port-o-platter, it's quality has been dropping. No matter what happened, the coziness of the restaurant is still the same as the first time I visited. Please try out this place if it survived. Adios!

2.0Dined on February 14, 2014

I was disappointed in service and menu choice. Service was extremely slow with only 12 tables. This place had prefix menu and they ran out of prefix menu items. It took more then 2 hours to finish our dinner. Terrible.

3.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Made reservation on Valentines day, included special request for help with Gluten free menu items. Arrived at restaurant a few minutes ahead of reservation, and was only 2nd couple in restaurant. Servers were running around in panic and no one seemed to know what was going on. Despite reviewing menu on Open Table, surprised to learn that normal menu was not available and there was only a $40 per person Prix Fixe menu with only 4 choices. We were ignored for 20 minutes while 6 other couples arrived and were promptly approached by a server and orders were taken. I finally flagged down a server who was lighting candles and tried to order gluten free. Server suggested a vegetarian dish and disappeared, second server said dish not gluten free.