Porron and Pina

4.4
114 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
Located at The Goodwin Hotel in Hartford, Porron & Pina will bring a European flare to they city. It is inspired by Spain and made in New England!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Bar
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(860) 904-2101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Bateman
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Cross street
Asylum St
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Parking details
$3 valet for restaurant guests
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 114 People Are Saying
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New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far more than I expected. The staff was wonderful, food beyond wonderful and table we were at was perfect. We each ordered something different ...and tried each others. We had a hard time deciding what we liked best...and our left over and take out items were just as good the next day. LOVE this place and plan on returning ....

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OT
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Seemed like an off night in the kitchen. Not as good as our first visit. Great atmosphere and cocktails though!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us had fantastic meals. The food was very flavorful, the atmosphere was cozy and sophisticated and the service was excellent. We all agreed that we will be sure to go back as soon as possible.

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HB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall!! Food was amazing and the bartender Dylan made the best Old Fashioned I’ve ever had! Thumbs up!

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L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the menu. A great variety of authentic Spanish cuisine. Looking forward to trying more dishes the next visit.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and nice portion sizes! Very happy with our choice to try something new!

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TA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected several tapas, and they were all delicious. The ambiance is chic inside the Goodwin, and the staff was very helpful. They didn't charge us for our drinks because the bar was a tiny bit backed up - we didn't complain or anything, they just did it. Can't wait to return to try their entrees.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I were delighted to visit another of Tyler Anderson's restaurants, and Porron and Pina did not disappoint. We visited on the day after Thanksgiving, and the selection of Tapas was perfect for a quiet dinner after the excess of the Holiday. The service was excellent, and the server made an excellent recommendation on the wine selection. We thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely dining experience. The only disappointment was the noise level. It was not obnoxious, but it was certainly louder than we would have liked.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

WE went at Happy hour and it was fantastic. Great wine specials and incredible, interesting appetizers to share.GREAT time!

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SW
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came for the Iberico.... which was heaven. This was my Second visit. (First visit our server was extremely knowledgeable about every dish and the wines. )
This trip, though satisfactory, I could tell our server was not as knowledgeable about either. Service was good but not anywhere as good as trip #1.
The Iberico was excellent. Prosciutto was pretty good even though from US. The Queso selections were excellent. The duck legs though large were over done and dry. The shrimp were very good.
I like a vodka martini made from a vodka they do not carry. Your choices need to expand please. (3 vodka selections only, not a good thing. )If our server was more educated about wines we might have selected one we all enjoyed. The one recommendation was too dry for 1 wine lover in our group, 2 other wine lovers found it pleasing. Perhaps a sommelier could have advised us? We might have consumed 3 bottles instead of 1. On a Saturday I would like to have someone available who is knowledgeable about wines........
The quail entree was good, though a bit over-garlicked.The ribeye was excellent. Two in our group were so full from the tapas we had to settle for the kale Caesar. One question..., isn’t it time to return to a great tradition of romaine as a Caesar salad? I am so “over” this KALE trend.
It was my birthday, we had a wonderful booth. The level of noise was a non-issue in the booth.
We shared two desserts. The cream and the churro.... both we good though the candied citrus on the cream dessert was applied with a heavy hand.
We will return.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I had the Paella all smelled was burnt rice. Dessert portion fir bread pudding was innthe small side. However the octopus skewer was excellent.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I was pretty excited to try Porron because I had heard great things about it. The dining experience was disappointing. Despite being a tapas restaurant, we found the tapas menu to be limited and lacking in creativity. We considered ordering an entree, but again, found the variety to be lacking. The cheese plate we ordered was very good.We ordered the Hamburgueas app, but it was so salty that we ended up sending it back. The crostini-type appetizer (thin bread topped with tomoato and garlic) was unimpressive. The garlic flavor overwhelmed, making it almost inedible. The value of this restaurant was questionable as well, as the portions were pretty small, even by tapas standards. The server was pleasant, but inexperienced and unengaged. I would not return to this restaurant. There are other tapas options in Hartford and West Hartford that are superior.

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding. Love the tapas and the entrées as well, But I did think the risotto and fish of the day although excellent were overpriced.

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WH
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. attentive service. Great wine recommendation. Easy elevated dining. Highly recommend!

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The three of us went for happy hour but the dinner menu looked so good, we went with it which did not disappoint. The special was delicious. Still had the happy hour wine, which was a good value. The service was excellent.

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SD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal at Porron... one of these days I’ll try Pina!

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service were great. The noise level was out of this world making the evening very unpleasant. We had to leave to be able to speak to each other. We will not likely be back.

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there had an awesome time. Would definitely come back again.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant, nice setting in a renovated hotel. A bit loud. Very interesting menu though a little surprised it hasn’t transitioned to fall items vs. summer items. Side dishes very good and creative- roasted carrots, octopus etc. nice wine list. Service was solid. Definitely worth a visit.

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F
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful meal. I had the salmon, which was cooked to perfection and my friend had the special of the evening, halibut. We both enjoyed our email a great deal. My only negative was that I would have liked a bit more kale salad, which I had as a side. I found the salad delicious, but the portion a bit too small.

Wine list is interesting, with ample selection.

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XB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu and wine selection were terrific. The staff recommended several of the tapas selections and they were delicious. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome meal at Poron this week. It was our first time there. The food was interesting, well prepared and offered a ton of variety. The room was very pleasant. Our waiter was excellent - one of the best we've had in a long time. We will be back.

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O
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very tasty and well-presented. Portions were reasonable to allow for appetizers, dinner and desert, which I would recommend. Beware of the noise levels. The ceilings are relatively low and surfaces are hard, so it's a loud space. If you're planning on a romantic dinner the noise level may be a distraction. Service was friendly, but a bit slow, which was likely the result of a busy kitchen since we were there on a night when a concert was being held at the XCEL center across the street.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a great atmosphere. We stopped in before the Eagles concert and we were so happy with everything. The Jamon Iberico is overprice compared to places I've found it in Providence or Boston (and Spain, of course). Food and drinks were great, and Brittany was a wonderful friendly server!

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BB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very noisy on Saturday night. I understand staff cannot control exuberant parties. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Hostess was very personable and efficient. Server was fair. Asked if we wanted bread then did not bring it out. When we asked for wine refill, only brought one glass. When desert was served, did not bring any silverware. Food was very good.

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place, food not as good as expected. Small plates were better than the paella which seemed to have been cooked too fast, flavor profile in the lobster risotto just didn’t make sense.

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RR
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for dinner before a show at the Bushnell. We shared a monkfish starter and both had the catch of the day (halibut). Both we delicious. The sides were a little lacking in taste and we felt that the entree’s should have included a vegetable. The service was excellent and a good reason to return.

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V
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the meal. I did not order tapas, had the salmon, which was very good. The tapa choice that came with the meal was excellent. Patatas Bravas. Next time, maybe just the tapas. Service was wonderful and the decor of the entire place was very cool!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner, including the service, was outstanding!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

went here a couple of times before Bushnell events. we only ordered a bunch of small plates, so I can't speak to the main courses, but everything we had (duck legs, roasted carrots, patatas bravas, addictive marcona almonds) was tasty. some interesting wines by the glass. most importantly, they were able to get us out in a timely manner so we didn't have to sprint across the park, unlike some other establishments in town that always seem ill-prepared for pre-theater crowds (yes, I mean you, Trumbull Kitchen).

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OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back again!

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and drinks were absolutely yummy! We were there on a night with a big name concert at the XL center and they appeared to be under staffed. That is the only reason for the 3 star rating on service.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were dining before a concert at the XL Center and the restaurant was very busy. They sat us at a booth in the bar area and we did not have a server, just the bar tender waiting on us, as well as making drinks for the whole restaurant, serving guests at the bar and all the other tables in the room. We ordered 3 glasses of wine and 1 martini. The martini did not come out until after dinner. 1/2 of our food came out and the rest was forgotten. A bus boy come to drop of the check and brought some free churros for all the trouble and we told him we still hadn’t received the other 1/2 of our order or the martini. The food eventually came out but it was not good! They were nice enough to remove the martini from the check but what a mess!!!! I also used the ladies room and there was no toilet paper- i told the host and he just said “I know” and walked away. Very poorly run business! Will not dine there again!!!

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CT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Our server recommended a perfect Spanish white wine. We split several tapas which were all great. Potatoes, tortilla, turnips, monkfish were all terrific. Looking forward to returning.

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DT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Food served luke warm and average

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic!

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HD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Only good for the tapas, do not order the paella. Hostess was the best, never saw our designated server once.

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu with many delicious options to share or enjoy to yourself. The care taken in crafting the layers of flavor shows through. A great addition to downtown Hartford from an awesome restaurateur.

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SM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice menu. Drinks were nice. Food was okay, a bit too salty. We tried a number of things and everything except kale salad ended up being excessively salty.

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were just here on a Thursday evening. At 6 pm the place was so quiet, and I have no idea why. The food was spectacular and original. Everything was expertly prepared, and the service was wonderful. We started with cocktails and decided on an assortment of tapas and salads, later splitting the cauliflower orzo “risotto” as a final course. Really, folks, have dinner here! Is is wonderful for any number of occasions. Selfishly, I always want to be able to get a table, but they deserve a crowd of hungry diners!

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