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About Port Restaurant & Bar

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.

440 Heliotrope Ave.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 5 pm to Midnight
Fri: 4 pm to Midnight
Sat & Sun: 10 am to Midnight
**Brunch is served Sat & Sun from 10 am to 3 pm**
Happy Hour: 7 Days a Week til 7 pm

Cross Street:
Heliotrope and Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 723-9685

Website:
http://www.portcdm.com/

Entertainment:
Starting at 7:00, except Thurs & Sun night starts at 7:30
MONDAY: Bijan Taghazi Trio - Jazz
TUESDAY: Trevor Zinn - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals | Pop/Rock
WEDNESDAY: George Fryer - Piano-- Acoustic | Pop/Rock
THURSDAY: Jimi James - Piano, Keyboard, Vocals | Pop/R&B
FRIDAY: Kevin Shima - Acoustic | Classic Rock/Pop
SATURDAY: Michael Ubaldini - Acoustic | Classic Rock
SUNDAY NIGHT: Amir | Persian/English Pop/Flamenco

Catering:
Port is available for dine-in parties as well as catering for any event. Please call to inquire about pricing and availability.

Parking Details:
The Parking lot across the street from the restaurant is available to patrons from 6 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and all weekend at no charge.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are capable of handling parties from 20 to 120 for dining and even bigger parties for special occasions and personal mixers and corporate events. Outside catering is also available Please call to inquire about pricing and availability.

Port Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for brunch and was told that the only available time was 11:00 or 11:15 - the place was empty. We would have preferred to have gone a little later.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Dinner at the Port Restaurant & Bar followed a showing of "The Post" at a nearby theater. The combination of an outstanding movie and a quiet and decent meal made for an enjoyable evening. The Port Restaurant is located on a Corona del Mar side street with a rather nondescript exterior. The interior is also nondescript but the paintings hanging on the wall are interesting. Life music was available on the evening we dined (Saturday). The service was friendly and helpful. The food (barley soap, soup, and flatbreads) were good. The price was reasonable. Overall a decent meal at a reasonable price in a quiet environment. Recommended.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Oh where to begin. Our reservations were for 11 am and even though they were open at 10am there wasn’t anyone to be found. When we finally found someone in the restaurant we told them we wanted to sit on the front patio. We waited about 10 minutes and then decided to get up and tell them that we wanted service. We were the only ones in the restaurant. When the server came out it looked like he slept in his uniform. It had food all over it and then he told us that he was sorry for being late as his phone wasn’t charged last night and his alarm didn’t go off. Well we finally ordered the food to include 2 mimosas. When he came back to the table 10 minutes later (again no one in the restaurant) he put my glass down and then my wifes and he noticed there was something in the glass so he put his thumb in it to get it out. My wife had to tell him that she wanted another glass. Who knows if we got another glass or not. The food finally came out but without one of our dishes. When the other server came out with the dish he pulled a spice container out of his pants pocket and placed it on the table. We finally asked for the bill and then we paid with cash. When the server came back with the change he said we don’t have any pennies so he shorted us 3 cents. You know what they say, “you can’t make this sh.. up” Needless to say we couldn’t get out of there fast enough. We would have left after waiting the initial 10 minutes but we had a Living Social coupon and in retrospect we should have left right away. Do yourself a favor and NEVER GO HERE. This place was as bad as it gets…and for Corona Del Mar, wow….so disappointed

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had such a good time! Make sure you mention if you have a Groupon before you order, as there is information that is helpful to know before ordering! The food was fantastic (Chicken Curry and Seafood Pasta). I ordered a Pear Martini, which I had heard wonderful things about, but it was too strong for me to drink. (I know... blasphemy). Overall, great experience! It is a little dark... we used our phone flashlights to read the menu!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have always had a great experience for an evening out here at the Port. Music was exceptional Wednesday night. I had the medallions of beef cooked to perfection. Loved the fresh veggies and scalloped potatoes as well as two dipping sauces. Our waitress was Villi (sp.?) who is really the bartender but was friendly and attentive as our waiter (waitress!). I hated the wine I ordered and she cheerfully replaced it with another choice.

I can hardly believe all the very negative reviews I have read about this restaurant. This is the fourth time we have eaten there and have never had a complaint about the food, wait service or entertainment.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I would not recommend this place as the service was horrible.
We arrived at 6pm, the place was empty as we expected that early. The food was good but the service was so bad it ruined the experience completely. They were out of the beer I ordered, we asked for extra napkins and never got them. The server was no where to be seen although there were only 3 tables sat in the restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful evening with friends! Excellent food, spirits, and live entertainment. The owner, Ali, is a great host! He makes us feel welcomed, and we have never been disappointed. Atmosphere is perfect for a date night or special get-together.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Casual, Late-night Find, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was overpriced. Not worth it but cool paintings and lighting.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good music

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Review will be short and to the point:

Service was very good- we felt welcome and our server was energetic and attentive.

Ambiance was very nice- soothing dimly lit dining area, very pleasing wall art and interior design.

Food, in our opinion, was not the best as the entrees and appetizers we ordered had a significant lack of flavor. Portions were also fairly small and overpriced.

In the future, we will probably only come here only for a dessert or drink during live music and can only recommend this restaurant for that.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The most bizarre experience ever!!! Not a soul at the restaurant—meaning no other customers but us the entire time we were there for brunch.
-poor bumbling waiter (dirty uniform, zipper down but he did fix it eventually)
-ordered our brunch, food took forever, one of the dishes: brioche egg dish w/caramelized onions came out on a toasted English muffin (not brioche) w/rubbery egg omelet topped w/plastic cheese & no onions in sight.
Poor waiter bumbled for about 10 minutes how they’re out of brioche but no one told him & replaced it w/another dish that also took forever.
I had to share my friend’s dish cuz we were so hungry by then...btw, her dish had zero resemblance to what they named “Chilaquiles” but more like a giant stack of tortillas topped with an omelette & cheddar cheese. Strange to say the least.
Odd place, odd vibe, odd mixed up menu. Sorry but these are exact facts.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. Only 2 couples there. Did not have food list ed on their menu. We would not recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant is dated. The music is way too loud, although it is fun to have music. I think it would be much better if you were just going to the bar. The food was good, but it is remarkable that they don't have lamb skewers as they usually offer this in a Mediterranean place.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Port restaurant is an intimate little neighborhood gem. Informal, attentive service, nice selection of lunch, brunch and dinner items.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place Great Service Great Music
Nice place to just relax and unwind

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, very loud music. If you like to be entertained great place to listen to music. If your going for quiet dinner out , go very early

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went for a Sunday brunch with my parents (father disable in a wheelchair). Park across the street but be prepared to lift wheelchair over the curb. Prix Fixe brunch was a good value. Local Jazz group was really great and was also fun to see other musicians come in and jam. Give The Port a try, you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Truly a hidden gem in Corona del Mar. Once past the nondescript facade, there is a beautiful atrium dining area with beautiful artwork, friendly wait staff, and a nice variety of music!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food! Great live music! Great service! They have a Groupon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Live Music
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is a really great Groupon value. The pear martini is delicious.
Parking is easy after 6

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Went to see Jimmy Hopper perform and this was our first time at this restaurant and the evening was awesome. Jimmy Hopper was as good as it gets still. The food and drinks were great and the atmosphere was romantic and a gem of a place and the owner Ali Zadeh makes you feel like home. Totally recommend this place.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great place to get a great meal and listen to live music. Local vibe and cool decor, I would highly recommend going here. I will be back again!

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great outdoor terrace dining w entertainment. . Good food & drinks.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 24, 2017

service less than poor and food was fair at best and only 3 tables in use when we were there. never again.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Always great food and great service. A hidden gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Good food and great martinis! Enjoyed the live music.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Healthy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

excellent music venue, good food, good service, friendly, reasonable, lots of free parking

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great hidden treasure in CDM with good food and entertainment every day. Great service and value.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great music

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We got there early to enjoy dinner before the musician started. I had the swordfish and my date had the scallops. Both were perfect! At about 8 Jimmy Hopper started playing and singing. He does a Vegas style one man revue at the piano. He played for about 3 hours nonstop. It was marvelous! Lots of popular songs and show tunes. He also did a few opera numbers, just to show his vocal range. I'm glad we came!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Taylor took terrific care of us!!! Great music too.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 31, 2017

My experience was great. What a nice restaurant setting. The waiter was very accommodating giving us time to enjoy our drinks and appetizer of olive tapenade. Very good. My sister had the kale salad and not knowing what to expect, it was very good and she is a food snob. I had the chicken curry spicy and it was delicious. Just the right amount of heat. Prices are normal for this area. Highly recommend and would definitely return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2017

A nice cozy relaxing place for Sunday brunch in Corona Del Mar. Parking on the street if available. Excellent service, great brunch & Bloody Mary. Classic Egg Benedict and Florentine Benedict were perfectly prepared. The homemade fries were nicely roasted with onions and bell pepper. Definitely coming back and try their dinner with live music.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Live Music, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

very slow. main course took 104 minutes to bring out

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was sooooo slow and the food wasn't very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day because they had live jazz music. It was great and my mom loved the atmosphere. Not too upscale but you can dress nice. There's outdoor and indoor seating.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wow! In town from Dallas and very accustomed to a proper upscale dining experience. Do yourself a favor and spend an evening enjoying an amazing meal, live music and great service!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Having dined here many times we knew our meals would be delicious. We decided to go for brunch on Easter Sunday - great service, good food and quiet but unfortunately not very busy like when we dine for dinner. I'm guessing it's not an Easter place - our meal however was tasty and we would return for brunch on another Sunday. Very extensive menu with many choices for all types of people - Even those with food allergies. Enjoy! 😀 B

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Owner got drunk but great place.

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