Port Land Grille is one of our favorite dining establishments. The food is always excellent with a great variety of selections. We do not attend very often, because the price is beyond our normal budget for dinner. When we are able, it is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. We loved that the dessert was served on a plate with Happy Anniversary drawn on the rim of the cake. -- a very nice touch. The serving person also put fun, colorful sprinkles on our table as we were seated, just to make it more festive. Thank you.
Outstanding meal and service! As always— incredibly consistent, loved new menu.
First time there.Will not be the last ,Great place all the way around.One of the best steaks i have ever eaten ,thumbs up to chef and his staff
We make it to Port Land Grille once or twice a year and are never disappointed in our meal or experience. We just wanted to treat ourselves to a fine meal and we got just that. We started with wine, mine red Pino Noirand the wife had a nice white Chard. I ordered a Lamb chop with mashed potatoes and asparagus, my wife ordered a Pork chop with bone in served with a vegetable mixed with shaved ham mixture and both were wonderful. We shall return soon.
Always a great place
My wife and I had dinner last night. As warned by the waiter, appetizers are huge. My crab cake was nicely spiced and served on a nice bed of beans, but there was too much breading in the crab cake, and too little lump crab meat. We both had fish main courses. Both were fine, but not exceptional, somewhat disappointing for the price paid. We finished with a shared piece of coconut cake. It was huge, and even sharing it we were unable to finish all of it. The cake was tasty, with a strong coconut flavor, but it was too heavy and dry to be really good.
A very favorite special occasion or special treat restaurant. Unfailingly excellent with service to match.
Excellent as always! My husband and I love this place!!!
Always enjoy the food at Portland. Our server was excellent and the food yummy!
First time visitor. Service was very good, waiter answered all questions about menu. Food came out quickly, cooked as ordered and had great taste.
Busy nite but table was ready at reservation time. Special request made via Open Table was met. Friendly & timely service and waitress’s wine and food suggestions were very good. Quail appetizer was excellent as was the sea bass.
Great waitress - very attentive but not overbearing. Food was good but pricey. My wife said her dish was best shes had in Wilmington area. We will go back.
We were pleased that it continues to be a restaurant for special occasions; the food and service was great.
I ordered a stake and it was not cooked to my request, it was to salty, and it was tough. I will not return to this restaurant, nor will I recommend it to anyone I know.
A wonderful meal w/ friends. Every dish was exquisite. Can’t recommend the antelope enough — tender, delicious, flavorful w/o gaminess. The branzino was superb — flaky, light, moist, sublime. Tuna was similarly exquisite. Red neck egg rolls always a favorite. The sauce for the shrimp cocktail has just the right punch and true depth of flavor. Found the coconut cake a little dense but use chocolate cheesecake perfect. Service was excellent and the staff responsive to drink requests.
Never disappoints great night enjoyed Valentines Day
This is our 4th visit here. We went for Valentine’s Day dinner. The hostess was completely frazzled upon arrival. She never even acknowledged me (my husband was parking the car). Finally I moved really close to her podium and after a minute of standing there she kind of acknowledged me. I just chimed in to and said “hi I booked on open table. After that she made it still seem like a process and so complicated. Then another girl actually took over and sat us. It really wasn’t that busy considering it was Valentine’s Day but I don’t know what all of the confusion seemed to be. So once we sat our server was very nice and polite. Took our drink order yada yada yada. We ordered some appetizers and he finally brought some bread. We Ordered the bang bang style Collie flower which we have had before and it was very good so we opted for that again. However this time many of the pieces were actually called in the middle and we finished about half of it and decided we didn’t want to buy into any more cold pieces so we let him take it. We got another appetizer which was a beef dish which was very good. Then we ordered our dinner and waited. And waited andddd waited. Finally came and only mine came. The server told my husband that somebody in the kitchen took his plate and served it to somebody else. And then he offered him a different kind of fish in place of it and my husband felt obligated to take that one so we could at least eat her dinner together and mine not get cold. So he accepted the offer of the grouper... he was highly disappointed. The waiter did check on us and asked... my husband in around about way told him that he was disappointed. The server didn’t acknowledge it but I guess at this point it was water under the bridge.While there the kitchen was nearby and it’s open and there was a “gentleman” back there constantly screaming & swearing at other staff and getting visibly irate. It happens in kitchens but he was in plain view & earshot. Kind of awkward.
We had a great evening with friends on Valentine ‘s Day. Everything was fantastic especially our server Gabby. A truly “cannot miss “restaurant .
Very nice place to eat. Elegant and very delicious. Nice to find a quiet place to eat. We both enjoyed it.
As is the custom, The Port Land Grille did not disappoint. I have always found the food delicious and cooked to perfection. The wine list is unbeatable and the service unmatched. We visit this restaurant for at least two special occasions each years as well as a couple of times in between. It is truly special.
First time at the restaurant, won't be the last. Great for special occasions, it was Valentine's Day and my wife's birthday. Our waiter was great, the tempo of the service just right. I had read a review on their coffee rubbed ribeye, so I ordered it and was not disappointed. It was exceptional. As I said, will be back.
Dined on Valentine’s Day...very festive. Food was fresh and delicious even with a huge crowd.
If you want a steak.. make your first stop at Port Land. Aged beef.. melts in your mouth. Ours was cooked perfectly and choice of sides makes each entree deliciously different.
Hands down the best dining experience my wife and I have had in Wilmington and we eat out often.
Outstanding as always. Best restaurant in the area for date night.
Super, as always! We’ve coming here for 15 years and have always had a first-class experience — service, food preparation, ambiance, menu variety — the best in Wilmington! Love it
FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE. EVERYTHING FROM APPETISER TO DESERT WAS TOP NOTCH. WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK AS WELL AS RECOMMEND.
First, the food was excellent. One of the best strip steaks I have had in a long time. Better than the last from Ruth Chris. The steak tartar appetizer was fixed perfectly. My wife enjoyed a crab cake , surrounded by baby lima beans and bacon. Different, and tasty. Her filet was tender, but a bit over done. That is the good.
The "Bad". I made a reservation for our 50th wedding anniversary, noted in the reservation. No one acknowledged this, our waitress or the hostess. We told our waitress as we were paying the bill. Poor management. Young men at the kitchen service counter were yelling, and the hostess said they were playing basket ball??? Our waitress was pleasant but not very attentive, but did give a lot of attention to the table of four next to us whom she knew and took time to chat with.
This is an expensive restaurant , but as the name says, it is a grill. Tables and chairs from any old cafe, and decor was lacking.
I would go back for the food, but it is over priced considering the ambiance and service.
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Port Land Grille! To start off, there was delicious bread with a buttery cheesy spread. Then I had the lobster roll slider appetizer. I am from New Hampshire and this was the closest to a real New England lobster roll I have ever had in the south. I just loved it! Both my husband and I had the beef tenderloin, and we both agreed it was one of the best we’ve ever had! I had it with the au poivre sauce which was a perfect combination. The beef was just about the most tender and flavorful I have ever had. And the accompanying sides were delicious as well. I had potatoes lyonnaise, which were crisped to perfection, and roast cauliflower done perfectly. Unfortunately I was so full after that wonderful dinner that I could not even think of eating one of their great looking desserts. I bet they are absolutely yummy! Well, that just means we will have to come back again soon just so I can get the dessert as well! This was just a fabulous dinner from beginning to end. Thank you Port Land Grille. We will be back soon!
A lot of good food for the money.
The service was not good. We ordered a bottle of wine and they brought us one of a different year and said it was a misprint. The second was the same. The third was finally what was in the menu. The appetizers were delicious. The lamb I ordered was over cooked. Overall was very underwhelmed with the service and food for the cost.
Ordered Snapper and it was like rubber. Couldn’t cut through it and sent it back. The table next to us did the same
The service was subpar, we were not
made to feel welcome. The server made us feel like we were a “bother” versus a valued customer that the restaurant was trying to win. Maybe if I had a beeper to alert her to our table instead of constantly passing by and not looking in our direction,, things could have been better.
This restaurant was such a pleasant, lovely surprise! The menu is exceptional, lots and lots of appetizers which would be fun to try with a few people to share with. Portions were huge - we split the grilled romaine caesar and both portions came on a platter! Delicious, romantic, great ambiance and our waiter gave the perfect service - very knowledgable and didn't hover but was there when you needed him. Had the coffee rubbed ribeye with duck fat roasted potatoes, haricots verts and peppercorn brandy demi. HIGHLY recommended, steak was perfect and well aged/marbled. Can't say enough good things!
Salad was delicious. Main entree was very good as well.
Excellence prepared steaks. I had the 12oz New York Strip and wife enjoyed the 6 oz Filet. The appetizer of Pork Belly and Sweet Potato was wonderfully tasty and large enough to share. As suggested by our waitress, the salads are large enough to share and our delicious wedge salad was so large that one did not realize that you were sharing. The steaks come with one side option of potato choice. We had the twice baked potatoes and the duck fried sliced potatoes Each side comes with a very rich and tasty sauce that is served on top of the steak. If we had read the menu description closer, we would have realized this and would have prefer the sauce to be on the side. This is not a criticism but a personal preference because of the very rich taste of the sauce.
The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. One can tell that this restaurant stresses the up most customer service as all staff was helping each other regardless of their assigned table. Also, all staff was in quick step.
We enjoyed our dining experience and will certainly return with friends.
The Food was very good. The services is very good, and the ambiance and atmosphere was Very good. A bit pricey , i will be going back!
Whenever my husband and I are in the area, we like to dine at Port Land Grill. I absolutely love the Red-neck eggrolls, and my husband adores the steaks. This latest visit, there seemed to be a hiccup with our reservations (which were made and confirmed via OpenTable) plus they were swamped with walk-ins, so rather than be seated in the dining room, they put us in an overflow/special events space with a few other patrons. The ambience was not as nice, but the service and food was great. The coconut cake is not to be missed. We were stuffed, but we ordered it anyway and took it home with us to enjoy with our coffee next morning.
Restaurant has good food but service leaves a lot to be desired when the owner is not present Restaurant was not that busy -