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About 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.

19 Bellport Lane
Bellport, NY 11713
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
South Country Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 803-6067

Website:
http://www.portersonthelane.com/

Entertainment:
please call for upcoming events or visit our website
631-803-6067
www.portersonthelane.com

Catering:
On & Off-site catering is available.

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 !

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 : (631) 803-6067

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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!


Porters on the Lane Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Waited 20 minutes longer than our reservation was for before sat. Appetizers took forever. Baked clams very good. Wife had wedge salad without blue cheese. Came with some type of dressing that was like eating cooking grease. After long wait for appetizers twice as long wait for entrees. Waitress was very nice and very apologetic however after an hour from when we were sat we still didn't have our entrees. I ordered the filet mignon. Shocked by the size of the steak for the price. Wife kidded with me asking if I ordered the kid steak. It was cold as were my potatoes. I was too hungry to send back. My wife got the chicken pot pie. It was not fully cooked as the crust was gooey. Sent back and still came out under cooked. My wife took it home for our dogs. We were offered another round of drinks on the house however we weren't drinking anymore. We had been visiting this restaurant 2 to 3 times per month but will now reconsider.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Porters on the Lane NEVER disappoints. Very highly recommended for special occasion or just a romantic dinner for two.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2014

I will absolutely be returning to Porters. From the hostess, to the waitress to the Manager... The importance of hospitality was very clear. The food was delicious. I went during restaurant week and they were very busy. There was a small hiccup with our order, but they couldn't do enough to correct it.
Great place for date night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Visitedduring Restaurant Week. Food quality is outstanding as is service. Off putting is the noise level, hard surfaces, uncomfortable chairs. Would have stayed longer because the specialty cocktails were amazing but the noise level and hard chairs took away from our enjoyment. The food is excellent, generous portions, exciting.we went on a Friday night and the lively bar scene and music level took over. Will come again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Had been here in years prior and found it to be just ok however with this visit during Restaurant week it proved itself to be a great place to dine. We were greeted warmly by the hostess. Bar was bustling and noisy, Friday eve, and had nice happy hour deals. The dining room server was attentive, friendly and gave great menu suggestions upon our request. Steak tidbits, short ribs, and yes, good ol' meat loaf were terrific. Desserts were less so, cherry pie ice cream, Guinness cupcake. The only negative was the noise from the bar seeping into the dining room due to large window and doorway opening between the 2 areas. Still this would not keep me from returning in fact we look forward to our next visit

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2014

We go to Porter's often, and have never been let down. The food is always delicious and the people are friendly! We bring friends all the time and everyone is always impressed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2014

We come here at least twice a month, we absolutely love the staff and the food. Quick service and always delicious. Everyone from the hostess when you first walk in, to the server, the buser is so nice and well trained. The filet mignon tips is my favorite appetizer! I always try something from the specials list--its always great! If you haven't been here yet PLEASE GO RIGHT NOW, its absolutely amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2014

Food and service was beyond great! Our server was the best. Good conversation and welcoming staff!! A big 10!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2014

We live in the area and Porters is our go-to restaurant. The service is good, and the food is always delicious! We take family there and they are never disappointed. Can't miss kinda place. It does get loud ( poor acoustics I guess) on the weekends but usually don't notice it because our group is just as enthused : )

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2014

All I can say is that everything was amazing. I so wanted this to be perfect as this was a bitter sweet celebration. My dad's 76th and probably last birthday. He's been diagnosed with cancer so I wanted to make this special and I did. But it could not have been done without the fantastic staff there. I will recommend Porter's to any and every one. Thank you all

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2014

Porters offers a tasty menu that arrives fresh and to your specifications in a timely manner. This time around Amanda was our waitress and provided "service with a smile" as she proved to be upbeat, personable, and efficient. The same could be said or our bus boy, Joe. Get there early because the place gets packed on Friday nights and the large parking lot gets full.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 12, 2014

Food was fantastic and worth the price which is very fair for the high quality. One complaint, and not really a complaint but more of a note...the website needs to be updated with newest menu. They have recently changed chefs and had added/taken away some side dishes that my wife and I had wanted to try only to find they were no longer offered when we arrived. Overall experience was great and we will be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2014

Food great. We ate outside for Lunch. Too many bees. Svce excellent however.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2014

Charming and delicious dinner on the front porch. Service with a smile I'll be back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2014

We have eaten here many times. Most of the times the food is very good. It was a little off. The arugula salad was not near as good as usual a little wilted and not dressed well. The Shrimp and Pasta special could have used seasoning and the Clams Casino were chopped . Who takes little necks and chops them? The order said 5 and I received 4. I mentioned my displeasure and the girl said Really. Hope it was just an off day.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2014

Went for happy hour and then dinner. Happy hour is great. Apps were the best thing about the night. The filet tidbits are incredible and boneless general tsos chicken is good too. The truffle fries were soggy and disappointing and the American Dip sandwich wasn't that great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2014

Absolutely superb dining experince in every way. Our party of 4 enjoyed every moment: greeted by a cheerful hostess and seated promptly after entering, waitress took our drink order a minute or two after being seated. Excellent lobster bisque, great salads, outsanding steaks and seafood, and great deserts - all at fairly moderate prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2014

Consistently the best lobster roll on Long Island!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2014

Never will go to this restaurant again!! Waited over and hour for food on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Portions are very small especially the special appetizer of fish salad at 14.95...what a disgrace!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2014

Of the three restaurants with alcohol in Bellport, Porters is the one we take visitors to most often. It's within walking distance for most residents, has a popular bar, and it has a nice porch for outside dining. Having said that, the quality of food and service is very inconsistent. Sometimes the food is good and the service is poor, sometimes the food is mediocre and the service is great. Occasionally both are good. If you want a fine dining experience go elsewhere. (Porters is also very noisy). If you want a good local place to eat, drink and have a good time with friends, Porters fits the bill.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2014

We have been going to the same landmark restaurant for years and over the last few decades it has changed management several
times ( sometimes good and not so good) and since it has been Porters on the Lane we have enjoyed it….
The other night was dreadful!!!! The service was the worst I have experienced in years anywhere. I don't know if it was more then
they could handle or just not interested…My server served my meal with food on the underneath part of the plate and when she slide it on
the table the salad and balsamic dressing went into my lap… I was amazed at how little attention they paid to the incident and
honestly was very turned off…...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2014

Porter's on the Lane . The service , food and ambience were just perfect. Even my hard-to-please daughter was happy with her selections.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2014

Porters was very adequate. We were there for my mothers birthday. We ate outside on the porch. Being in middle of the village, It was entertaining to see the townspeople walk their dogs, jog, bicycle and race their cars by. There were also a number of vintage cars that drove by or stopped at Porters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2014

The building charming, and the bar was fun and upbeat. But although we had reservations and there were plenty of open tables they had us wait 15 minutes before we were seated. The waiters were nice, but the food and drinks took a long time to arrive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2014

Porters is a good place to go for a good solid meal. Good beer list with a few unique choices. Lobster Mac and cheese was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2014

My husband and I had dinner on a Friday night before heading down to the marina for an outdoor concert. The braised short Ribs and Lobster bisque were fantastic! Our server, Heather was friendly & efficient. We look forward to coming back and will bring friends :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2014

This is a great place to try something a little different(like seafood tacos for an appetizer).
The choices are varied, and well prepared. I love to sit on the porch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2014

The food at Porters is outstanding and the service is fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this place!B

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2014

The restaurant was friendly and the service was good. The lobster salad was terrific and so were the appetizers. It was a nice place and a lovely area including the porch area outside

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2014

Lobster Roll!!! Burger!! clams on the half shell!! oysters fresh shucked...sitting on the porch.. it just oozes long island summer.. we love this plave staff is great food is excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2014

I Love this Restaurant. by far the best place to dine on the south shore. this place is very well kept and that is a pet peeve of mine.. the food was absolutely delicious. my husband had the steak oscar special and I had the Tuna special. the food just keeps getting better and better. our waitress was great.very attentive and alway smiling.. they must give there staff happy pills.. looking forward to another return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2014

This was my second time here and both times wee amazing. The food, service and overall dining experience was amazing. I would highly recommend the lobster mash! the NY strip was cooked perfectly as well. If you are looking for a great dining experience and good prices, this is definitely the place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2014

There were 4 in our group. Food was delicious. Service also excellent. Friendly staff with smiling faces, wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2014

I had the bass served with artichoke hearts, mushrooms and red pepper. Cooked to perfection! My friends had burbourn salmon. Amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2014

Our dinner tasted great and the menu choices and specials were very appealing. Although it was a bit loud at times, it truly is a perfect dinner venue. Some people were eating on the porch outside and others were around the bar, and the 2 dining rooms were jammed packed. This says that they are doing something right!! I would definitely return again and bring others along.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2014

Delicious food in beautiful Village of Bellport! A little noisy, but not that it interrupts your dinner experience. Fast, friendly service. Been here before and will return again and again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2014

If you thought you were about to dine at a special place, with superb food, impeccable service and a lot of character, this is not that place. Having said that, it is a top ordinary surf and turf restaurant. My oysters were first rate as an appetizer, but my shell steak was overcooked and I had no patience to wait for a new one to be prepared. My wife's salad was crisp and fresh, but her lobster was well . . . . a lobster. Folks there is nothing at all special about this restaurant, but it is a pretty good place to eat, nonetheless.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2014

We had tickets to a show in Bellport and did not know of any restaurants coming from
Western Suffolk. What a delight when a friend recommended Porters. We made a reservation and were
15 min late not realizing how far. They took us right in to a great table and service and food was great. We enjoyed
lobster roll and crab Meat plus a steak!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2014

Everything was wonderful. The outdoor dining was very comfortable and the food and service was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2014

Good service food, wine and selection. Timely but not rushed, Got us out when needed. Seated us quickly for our reservation.

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