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Port Restaurant & Bar, Corona Del Mar, CA

Port Restaurant & Bar

4.4
4.4
480 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Port Restaurant in Corona del Mar is a coastal treasure where the world comes together in an exciting melange of sparkling ambiance, superb service, and transcendent cuisine. Tucked away just off the Majestic Coast Highway next to the legendary Port Theater, the restaurant has established itself as one of the main reasons to visit Corona del Mar. Port's soothing street side patio area is reminiscent of a classic southern Riviera bistro, while colorful paintings and sculptures add a playful depth to the romantic interior. The classically trained kitchen staff at Port specializes in utilizing exciting and authentically homemade flavors to create a fantastic globally inspired culinary experience that should not be missed.


Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Mediterranean, Persian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (949) 723-9685
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Port is available for dine-in parties as well as catering for any event. Please call to inquire about pricing and availability. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    We are capable of handling parties from 20 to 120 for dining and even bigger parties for special occasions, personal mixers, or corporate events. Outside catering is also available. Contact Port to inquire about pricing and availability.
  • Neighborhood
    Corona del Mar
  • Cross street
    Heliotrope and Coast Highway
  • Parking details
    The Parking lot across the street from the restaurant is available to patrons from 5 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and all weekend at no charge.
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment provided nightly. Please visit website for updated music schedule.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jimmy Hopper Upclose & Personal 2

    $17.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 7 - Jun 8, 2024
    Entertainer of the Year, Jimmy Hopper Live at Port Come join us for an unforgettable evening of live entertainment with the incredible Jimmy Hopper, the reigning Entertainer of the Year! Get ready to be blown away by his mesmerizing performance at the Port Restaurant and Bar. First Weekend in June, Fri 6/7 and Sat 6/8, starting at 7:30pm, Jimmy Hopper will take the stage and captivate the audience with his extraordinary talent. With his powerful vocals and charismatic stage presence, he will have you singing along and dancing the night away. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to witness one of the most celebrated entertainers of our time. Complimentary Parking
    Jimmy Hopper Upclose & Personal 2 Photo

What 480 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

480 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of 8, great fun, amazing singer, very good and tasty food!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server bartender was fabulous. Music was great by Jay from monkey fingers. Highly recommend.

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  3. Linda

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE The Port Restaurant. My favorite date night location. Food and drinks are excellent, staff are friendly and attentive, and entertainment is awesome!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation for NYE on Wednesday 12/27. I received my confirmation email and there was nothing noting any sort of fee, except for a $10 charge for less than 24 hr cancellation per person on a reservation which is standard and understandable. My group arrived for our 7:30p reservation on NYE and once seated, were handed a pre-fix menu. Confused, I asked our waitress about it as it was not noted when I made the reservation. She informed me that for NYE there was a $75 charge per person for the pre-fix menu, entertainment fee and drinks, and I told her that was not noted when I made the reservation. She spoke to her manager and he told her that they hadn’t changed the verbiage on OpenTable until after Wednesday when I made the reservation, but that they wouldn’t honor my original reservation situation because it was NYE. I completely understand that they want to do a pre-fix menu for a holiday, but to show up for our reservation without any knowledge that this was the case and them admitting they didn’t implement it until after I had made mine but that we would still have to pay the fee to dine there felt like poor management and a poor customer experience. After much back and forth, the manager agreed to wave the fee and let us order from the regular menu. That was the bulk of the poor experience, but a few other notes: -every cocktail ordered was not as advertised (missing sugar or salt rims, no tequila in margaritas but getting charged extra for expensive tequila) -service was very slow and we were only 1 of 2 tables in the restaurant. The food was good, but poor customer experience that left a bad taste in our mouths as they should have immediately honored our no fee reservation after I showed them our confirmation that didn’t note the pre-fix charge.

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  5. ArolynB

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love when Pinch Me band is there. Draws an amazong croud of fun kind hearted people in their 50/60s. Danceable 80s music. Great singer - she was on The Voice i think. Chicken kabob os delicious. Not sure of we got the right steak. Drinks are good. Rice delicious amd the taziki spot on!

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  6. LindaD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made the reservation and they didn’t have a table for us. Ended up walking out

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  7. DeborahM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We chose The Port restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner with visiting family. Made a reservation for 4 at 6:30 pm. Service was fair at best, they seemed to be short staffed but were not overly busy in the dining room. We were seated in the room just behind the hostess stand and a fair distance from the band. The music volume for the room size was pretty loud. The band started right at 6:30 pm and barely took a break in the two hours we were there. It was difficult to hold a dinner conversation at our table of four. I’m not an old prude, but loud music during dinner time is not comfortable. The front door remained wide open the entire time we were there. There were guests using the outdoor patio to smoke and smell traveled inside to the restaurant, very unpleasant, not to mention chilly in the dining room. I didn’t think smoking was allowed in an outdoor dining area?? We waited at least 15 mins. for our server to come by so we could ask for our check, then it was probably another 10 mins. for her to bring the check, plus another 10 mins. to process our credit card. My husband and I returned a week later because we enjoyed the food. We chose to eat in the bar, thinking we wouldn’t smell the smokers (again) on the patio…..guess what we could smell the smoke in the bar because the front door was again wide open. The service was good in the bar, food was tasty. Probably will not return anytime soon due to the uncomfortable setting with smell of smoke in the restaurant from smokers on the patio. Suggestion, keep the front door closed!! If you currently keeping the front door open to invite in walk-in guests, add signage outside to let people know you’re open.

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  8. HENRYD

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was good. Additional charges for credit card use and services was not appreciated.

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  9. JohnC

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a real treasure. The food / the wine / the service were all fabulous and it was supported by a really good musician. This is a real gem and we do not understand why it was not packed. We looked forward to returning. It was a special evening.

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  10. ArolynB

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love that this place always has live entertainment. Fun place for a crowd pf friends to meet, eat and hang out.

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  11. moniquef

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, miss the table cloths. Those were such a nice touch

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  12. LisaB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was delicious and the service team was attentive. We sat in the bar as the music level in other parts of the bar were a bit loud with the singer/musician playing.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Tuesday night music with Christi Fisher! She is incredibly talented and amazing to listen to while dining!

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  14. JosephWBrady56

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, and she was perfect on her recommendation. whenever we go to Newport, we always have dinner at The Port!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food very professional and efficient with staff. Great presentation I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  16. ChrisYH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Live music, full bar, lots of food options including vegetarian, welcoming staff. Open late. At times, parking across street in lot.

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  17. Vicki

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Haven't been to Port for years. It is totally changed to a bar/restaurant music venue. That is fine. But we just wanted dinner. They kindly showed us to the only booth in the bar which was fine. I ordered the medallions of filet with pepper corn sauce. It was perfect as good as Bayside Restaurant at half the price. Vegetables were just right and nice presentation. My friend had the cauliflower appetizer and said it was perfect. They have a patio outside by entrance. We will be back for the great food and very nice service.

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  18. PhronsieM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly atmosphere, excellent Mediterranean food selection and fantastic service!! Highly recommend!

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  19. Gayle

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a group of 6. The food was spotty. The calamari was good, chicken kabob also good, and the margarita flatbread. They did not have the first three bottles of wine we tried to order; we just asked them to bring us a bottle of whatever they actually did have and chose from that. Our cocktail orders were inconsistent. They had live music, which was fun, but they were clearly understaffed and not prepared for any size group.

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  20. BFab

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was super delicious and the service was great. Good drink selection and nice music to enjoy with your dinner. Great date spot or with friends. Nice local vibe as well. 🌞

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  21. AndrewG

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, great live music, would recommend to all for a great night out

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  22. MMandMM

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprisingly good and fresh ahi!! 2 piece band which kept some ambiance and the girls voice was AMAZING. Back up guitarist was OK, didn't get into any sings where crowd 50s-70s might have enjoyed some pinball wizard, or too, or Boston. I asked for a Sammy song, without specifyingto give him leverage but got "Jump" instead. Guess maybe my misread of patrons but folks were up dancing so why not "check their pulse"??!! Lol Very nice event, was spendy but what wont we do for MOM!!???!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the live music! And our server was lovely but think maybe they could use more kitchen staff as it took a long time for food to come out. The food itself is always tasty!

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  24. Redvoodoo1962

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is top notch! I cannot of one negative about my experience. Will definitely return.

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  25. Hope

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Food and the ambiance at port. great for date nights or if you just want to listen to live music.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time - food and service excellent and live music was delightful

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  27. Roberto

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit, my GF and I met a friend there. Had a great time. Violinist Emily V is a terrific performer, she records herself on the spot playing guitar and other backup music to accompany herself as she plays rock n roll hits on the violin. We ordered a couple of appetizers and drinks, happy hour prices. The Port Restaurant/Bar is now part of our rotation. Bring your coats, it's roofless, only a plastic tarp over head that is open on one end, it got a little cold but we didn't mind it. There is a fireplace in middle of the dining room, near the stage.

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  28. DavidW

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food & service but the music was way too loud

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    New Year’s Eve food was ok… overpriced for the portions and quality and entertainment fee of $25 each made the night expensive.

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  30. Debbi

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good spot, good food, we like the bar area. Live music is good but just too loud. I would understand if it was after 9pm but it was 7pm and we had trouble talking and hearing our group over the music.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an early dinner at Port restaurant and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was still empty at that time and we had a full attention from the stuff, even relocating twice to find a table in a warmer spot, finally, sitting by the fireplace. Our waiter Sawyer explained that most current menu is accessible on-line. However, while Prosecco was listed there, it was not available and was substituted with some CA bubbly, subpar, of course. Other that that, the dinner was served in a perfect flow. We had wonderful eggplant appetizer with pita and also kebab dish. Enjoyed the atmosphere, nice music and some luxury add played on TV. Most important that food and services were very good,

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! The music was enjoyable, but if you could lower the volume, it would be better, it’s very difficult to talk to one another when it’s that loud

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  33. JeanM

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Most items we wanted to order are not available. Waited forever to get food. I know it's Christmas day, never saw our waiter after he took the initial order.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They did their best. Too crowded and not staffed. Reservation was at 5:30 and did t get out until 8:15.

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  35. Linlomax

    Phoenix

    60 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food on the Happy hour menu was tasteless and not of good quality.

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  36. MB420sel

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jimmy Hopper was fantastic!!

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  37. ZinLover47

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very quaint and nice restaurant with a emphasis on Persian fare, but a very wide variety. I made a mistake on the rating for the service. It should’ve been a five not a four. They generally have a band playing, and we got to enjoy the Second Law band. Nice that they have convenient parking very close by. We will definitely be back.

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  38. TheEagle

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for food and entertainment. Seating can be challenging

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  39. JeffM

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maya was great and the food was awesome

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a great dinner with live music

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FAQs

Port Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Port Restaurant & Bar

440 Heliotrope Ave., Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Heliotrope and Coast Highway
  • Neighborhood
    Corona del Mar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Mediterranean, Persian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Parking lot across the street from the restaurant is available to patrons from 5 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and all weekend at no charge.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment provided nightly. Please visit website for updated music schedule.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 723-9685
  • Catering
    Port is available for dine-in parties as well as catering for any event. Please call to inquire about pricing and availability. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    We are capable of handling parties from 20 to 120 for dining and even bigger parties for special occasions, personal mixers, or corporate events. Outside catering is also available. Contact Port to inquire about pricing and availability.
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