Port Restaurant & Bar

4.5
443 reviews
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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.

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T
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Monday night, live entertainment and locals karaoke 🎤 great service (don’t know her name but probably only server there). Brought elderly parents who had a magnificent time!! Made a great memory.

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

sorry, not again. the only best part was the music that night

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LC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Port is my favorite OC restaurant. Excellent good and service. Cocktails also the best!

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A
London
75 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends. Entertainment was awesome as well!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We went for brunch and there was not one soul in the place. It is definitely a night time destination, because the place is dark and has a dance floor. The staff was very nice and friendly.

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LV
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary Celebration đź’•
Service was great food was delicious đź‘Ť

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MT
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place. I went with my elderly mother who didn't like the music (or the noise level). The brunch was nice and the restaurant was interesting. I would go back with younger friends.

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GB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing music.

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PW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and music was great!!

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MW
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ran out of time to enjoy the evening but it’s a great atmosphere and fun with the music and bar

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alyssa the bartender took very good care of our group at the bar. She was great!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Corona Del Mar! Excellent setup and vibe and the live music is the ultimate icing on the cake. Very cozy and artsy place. The food is mediocre but not bad at all. They could do well with more options on the menu.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent hidden locals gem. Quiet atmosphere, delicious food. Will definitely be back!!

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JD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here Christmas Day and staff was fantastic!

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DD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Birth day party in bar, loud music and dark restaurant, service was good, food slightly above average

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As vegetarians my wife and I found this restaurant very good. They had good vegetarian selections. Food was very tasty and service was excellent. Not at all too expensive in other words price was right' The wine I got and the spicy margarita my wife got were very good.

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EB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The owner is a little quirky and he doesn't know how to communicate with his guests very well, but Jimmy Hopper is amazing and the food is great. Service can be spotty, as well, but overall a very fun place where Jimmy is playing.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and experience as always. If you’re looking for a quiet place, you won’t find it here because of the live band. The band was good and entertaining.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our Anniversary, it was a great meal, great service, we had a wonderful time.

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B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ambience.... but food could have used improvements

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RM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Picked this place at the spur of the moment and was pleasantly surprised. Very quaint, somewhat romantic atmosphere. I had the special off menu item of Chicken Marsala that was absolutely outstanding. The consensus with our party of 4 was that the food was very good. I was surprised when we arrived for our Saturday 7:00 pm reservation that the place was empty and I expected to be disappointed was I was not as the food turned out to be very good, more people came later, and they had live entertainment consisting of a girl singer and a guitar player with a backing track.

My only complaint was that the music which I view as background but it may have actually been a bit too loud for our conversation. Otherwise, this is a neighborhood gem.

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AH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great, but it is a little pricey.

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OT
Orange County
188 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come to this restaurant and a Stabley Schomann I am always extremely impressed with the care and attention Ali and his staff give to every customer that walks through the door. It is a lovely atmosphere, the food is fabulous, the bartenders are all the best, and the entertainment is sublime. Thank you for another wonderful night

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l
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Had to sit out front on the terrace due to an event inside, but the service was exceptional. No view though and I had a different impression of the place before going there. It is not upscale at all, but I loved it for a lazy afternoon with my husband.

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OT
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went for a late lunch. Restaurant was pretty empty. My hubby had their Florentine eggs Benedict which he liked. I had the Chicken Breast Kabab. The chicken was delicious and the basmati rice and tzatziki side sauce as expected. But the other little side of diced tomatoes, onions and cucumbers felt more like it belonged with a Mexican dish. No pita bread offered. Our server was okay. The decor is older. No decaf coffee available when we were there. Their little patio has no umbrellas so it will be warm on hot days. I sat inside along the wall on the side with the air conditioning. Those seats get plenty of cold air so sit elsewhere if you don't want that. I've been looking forward to try this
restaurant for a long time. Not sure if we came at the wrong time (different limited menu, no live music, empty, etc) but I left disappointed.

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m
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Shrimp kabob deliciously spiced. Hummus, yogurt also very tasty. Reasonable pricing, little dated, but warm atmosphere and when we went quiet. Efficient very good service. Been there several times over the years, and never have been disappointed.

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JF
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We sat on the patio which was very nice. About an hour into our meal it became very hot. They may want to look into putting some sails/umbrellas on the interior patio.

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e
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Perfect eggs Benedict. Fabulous hollandaise. Egg just runny enough. BUT my date ordered eggs over easy and they came scrambled. The sausage was not breakfast sausage. Wierd kind. The potatoes had too many peppers. There were only two tables full including us and service was slow. Not asked what kind of toast. Just white toast delivered.

Food got 4* because of eggs Benedict.

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BG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time on a date night. Great music and the food was top notch.

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SE
Central Coast
68 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful find just off Coast Highway. There is free parking across the small street. We enjoyed a selection of the beef, chicken and shrimp kabobs, all of which were delicious. The appetizers also are inviting, and there is a fine selection of wine and beer.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for Mother’s Day dinner. The restaurant was empty the entire time we were there. . A very “tripped out” Amanda waited on us . Slurred speech, very kick back demeanor, hard to understand. Had to ask for specials which she didn’t know and had to ask someone else from kitchen which she yelled across the room over the loud “background” music. Apparently they were short handed and she came from the bar to wait on us. (?)
We all realized she must have been either drunk or doped up. Anyway, we asked the gal who sat us to take our orders, after we explained our concern with Amanda. So she did.
Music was loud so it was hard to hear our conversation even though the guys singing kept it mellow music. Additionally, The musician was standing by the side door getting his hair brushed and hot ironed by a women. Then she was taking all these pictures of him. It was rather distracting and distasteful as we are waiting for our food to come.
Food came in good time and it was very good! Loved the combo appetizer, chicken and koobideh, kabobs all were good. I think the scallops were excellent!
Over all experience was okay and food was good. Just seemed odd no one else was there. Music was old timer style. They said they’d had a hundred people for lunch so I’m glad for them. Am I Going back again? , probably not . Too many other choices with more attractive ambiance with good food.

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H
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible service, constantly waiving down the waiter for service. The food was oily, and bland. We paid top dollar for food that was below average. The waffles were dry and rubbery, awful. Expensive drinks too, nothing special. The restaurant was empty but we were seated next to another full table, our chairs were touching their chairs, uncomfortable.

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T
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food. Will go again soon.

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OT
Orange County
188 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time with great food and music for an appreciative crowd!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks and service

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time dining here, but won’t be the last! Food was excellent and ambience was pleasant!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there for the music which was very very good every other Sunday

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

We went for Valentine’s Day and they seemed to be un prepared even though it wasn’t busy. They didn’t even ask for our reservation. They advertised a rose upon entertainment and that didn’t even happen. The order was wrong as well but I just took it so we didn’t have to wait for each other. They even added an automatic gratuity for 2 people which is against the law so she offered to take it off. Really bad experience.

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t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The evening was not too bad except that the server kept trying to move us from one course to the next despite no need to do so(They were not too busy) and askinghker not to so. Her behavior diminshed an otherwise pleasant evening saved by an excellent guitar duo on Valentine's day

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem! The cuisine is Mediterranean and fire grilled, excellent selection! Central fireplace and ambient lighting for a romantic setting. Excellent for date night. Service was perfect and unhurried. They take special orders, the kitchen will put together just about any combo thinkable! Prices were very reasonable.

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