Permanently Closed - Porter Collins

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93 reviews
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Porter Collins is the newest addition to Pino Hospitality; like its sister Hoboken spots, Anthony David’s and Bin 14, it’s an accessible and welcoming neighborhood restaurant, seven days a week. It’s what flourishing uptown Hoboken has been missing: a beautifully-designed go-to spot for a casual night out, dinner with friends, a weekend bottomless brunch, or happy hour seven days a week. Summer at Porter Collins means a seasonal Dinner menu, refreshed for the season, and a brand new Bar Menu: order from the menu during happy hour and enjoy half-priced specialty cocktails, draft beers and wines by the glass. Our beautifully appointed Private Dining Room can handle events of any type, and seated dining for up to 50 guests. 
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sun=>Kitchen Opens from 5pm to 10.30pm
Tues>>Thur=>Kitchen Opens from 5pm to 10.30pm
Fri, Sat => Kitchen Opens from 5pm to 11pm
Sat, Sun=> Bottomless Brunch from 11am to 3pm
Bar => Open 6 days a week from 5pm to Close
Raw Bar => Open 6 days a week from 5pm to Close
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Phone number
(201) 977-2108
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Pino
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Catering
We offer On-Premise Catering at Porter Collins; please check our Private Party Description on OpenTable.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
At Corner of 15th & Willow Avenue
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Public transit
NJ Transit Bus #126
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Entertainment
We feature live jazz on Wednesday and Saturday evenings and during Sunday Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
Additionally, for high exclusive events, we possibly can offer the entire venue for a private booking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I received an email notice from OpenTable about 2 weeks before my reservation date that this location was reported as permanently closed. I was hoping to celebrate my birthday here with a large group.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great raw bar. Waitress was attentive and knowledgable. We'll be back.

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EF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Space was cool, food was ok but not really worth the price. For example, the $21 burger was good, but you could get something comparable elsewhere for around half the price. For dessert we got the flourless chocolate cake and it was basically a $10 cold brownie. I've heard the value is better for brunch, but probably won't go back for dinner.

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B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed dinner for four here on 8/29. We parked around the corner -- no problem. The halibut special was excellent. The salads (Bibb wedge and Caesar) were good, too. Finished it off with peach cobbler and bananas foster bread pudding. Featured $40 wine (Italian blend) was just OK, but whites by the glass were fine. Not many patrons here on Tuesday night and the view of Willow and 15th through the large windows was dreary.

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HF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard very mixed reviews but these were mostly right when they opened, whatever kinks they may have had they most definitely worked them out. Everyone of our party of eight thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. We had great service, Chef Pino came over personally to explain the menu and specials and we were well taken care of throughout dinner. I would highly recommend dining here and will definitely be back! Book a table today!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal, great cocktails, service was ok.

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KC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at this new option in Hoboken. The drink and food menu have sufficient variety to satisfy everyone's preferences. We opted for a few starters, the Charred Octopus & the daily special flatbread with prosciutto, kale & parmesan cheese, both were amazing. We also split catch of the day (red snapper) and side of mushrooms. Our waiter Jag was friendly for the minute we sat down until we left. He helped us select from a few of our choices and periodically checked in on us to make sure our drinks were refreshed and the food to our liking. Overall, this place surpassed my expectation and is a great new addition to Hoboken's restaurants to choose from. 5 Stars all around!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Open Table took the reservation but the restaurant was closed. Highly annoying. Unacceptable and ruined the evening.

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C
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Really disappointing! $35 for brunch. Yes I get that it's bottomless Bloody Mary etc but;
The selection was rather minimal. Also, in a chafing dish was sausage/bacon/potatoes sitting in the grease from the VERY undercooked bacon, yech!!! There was a pasta in red sauce that was totally out of place and dry. The staff was friendly enough and the chefs offering was ok. All in all $150.00 for brunch was excessive if your not drinking yourself silly.

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JL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for restaurant week. Very cool spot - the bars and decor were awesome. Would definitely come back again for happy hour and drinks. Food was good! Nothing out of this world but the rest. Week menu was kind of simple. Overall, great spot and I'm sure we'll be back!

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Really just unimpressed all around. I can't really tell what this place is going for - the food is expensive, ~$60-$70/person for app & entree, which is fine for a more upscale place, but then there are kids running around and hard floors that echo sound and make it really loud.
Honestly, if this restaurant were in Asbury Park, it would make a lot more sense. I don't think it fits in Hoboken.
Food was cooked well but not properly salted and there were large piles of pepper in spots as opposed to being sprinkled; just not really thrilling.
The ice cream was crazy good though, I'm not sure if they make their own or what, but it was really good. Otherwise, my response was "meh".
Unlikely we'll be back with all the other options in Hoboken.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Hostess was the worst I've ever seen. I watched two other groups walk-in and walk out because she was so useless. Wait staff was on point but food was average at best. Prices reflected Chef Pino's other restaurants and neither the service or quality of menu merits the price point. Will not be back and don't see this lasting long.

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The place was nice and the wine and food was really good. The service was not the best but they are still pretty new and usually that works its self out

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place. Good food. Really enjoyed the place. Only drawback was the price.

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The brunch was good. However it was so loud I couldn't hear my guess conversation. I would recommend putting up some drapery to absorb the sound.

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SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Porter Collins several times, and I've had a number of different menu items, all of which have been fantastic. The Pork Chop is the best I've ever had. There is no other space like this in Hoboken. The Sunday brunch is also great. This has become one of our regular spots.

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PM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

No changing table completely killed my experience. I won't go back with my family.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, wonderful way to spend brunch for a special family occasion

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place. Food is just "ok". The orig Anthony & Davids has memorable dishes. The food here is

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n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

After an initial mediocre experience, we gave Porter Collins a second chance. Big mistake!
Service was poor, due to inadequate staffing and inadequate training of staff. One of two cocktails was poorly made. Manager lavished attention on a table where her friends were seated and ignored the poor experience we were having just steps away. Both entrees were lousy -- as was desert which we were done with before coffee was served. A complete waste of time and money.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service not great, over priced for drinks and food. Seems the restaurant isn't sure if it is trying to be posh with an upscale flare or laid back with a beach style vibe. Prices say upscale, food/service/drinks represent low key beach style equaling over priced with low value.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was very expensive for what you got. I got the linguine and clams and it had no flavor, it needed a ton of salt and pepper. Once we flavored it, it was much better. The clams were very small and you only got about 6-7. My husband got the pork chop, which was cooked perfectly but for $30, we expected a double cut, not a single.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Way, way overpriced .
The view from our table was staring at the car wash across the street as well as a gas station

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice ambiance, but I get the impression they are still finding their groove. I liked my dish (the papardelle with lamb ragu), but my husband was not a huge fan of his drink or his steak (which for some reason was already sliced up?).

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b
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

have to say that my experience was a little mixed; place is off the beaten track from the main Hoboken hubbub on Washington etc... we had a late dinner due to my flight being delayed into Newark so when we arrived the place was virtually empty which I was not expecting. One entire room was not even open. service was excellent- I ordered chowder to start and braised rabbit. The chowder was so hot that I could not eat it for best part of 5 minutes- ridiculous that it would be served that hot. however the braised rabbit was fantastic- just delicioso! wife had the flatbread which was good (so she said). by the time we left we were only people there. I'm guessing this place is pretty cool when full but honestly I was disappointed.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very underwhelming for the price. Service was very slow and the food was just alright. I was expecting the same caliber as Anthony Davids food.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friends raved about the brunch. There was just the right mix of different foods. The food was extremely fresh, innovative recipes, excellent mix of hot/cold, sweet, lunch/ brunch selections. Loved the blintzes, pancakes, chicken, grain salad, fruit and drinks. The size of the portions were just right to allow us to taste many things. Great value and great service. Our friends also said this was the best brunch they ever had ( and these friends have lived and live in NY and have traveled the world ). The music (live and in between) was at the right level and mood for brunch. Nice job on the brunch!!

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious but the music was incredibly loud. The musicians that played intermittently were actually quieter then the "house music". We asked the staff to turn the music down (guess us 30 somethings are too "old" for that level of noise while dining) which they did. Was much better atmosphere after that. Waitress said they had received a lot of complaints of the same. Hope it changes going forward.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I was so excited and had such high hopes for this place but sadly, it disappoints. Great wine list and the service was great too, but the food was where this place just went off the rails. We ordered the special duck prosciutto flatbread (good but salty) the Vongole (or as they call it spaghetti and littlenecks) and the tuna crudo. The tuna was wet, mushy and had a metallic aftertaste, the spaghetti tasted as if it was made with an entire box of salt and my fiancé's porkchop...so salty we couldn't eat it. For the first time ever, we sent back practically everything and much to our surprise, we never saw a manager. not once. That to me, a frequent diner, is really unbelievable. You have a table sending back everything they ordered and you don't come over to check on the patrons? A shame as I really wanted to recommend this new hot spot to all of my friends who live in the area...

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D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish. The grilled octopus was perfect as was the risotto.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience and great food

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and seevice. Had great recommendations! Highly recommend

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork was the most amazing I've ever had, hands down. Even my Boston Brahmin boyfriend threw out the etiquette book and picked it up with his hand to clean the bone. Could not recommend this place more highly.

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JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Nice atmosphere. Great for any night.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I made a brunch reservation for 2pm but they don't actually offer brunch, just "Hotel Lobby Buffet" for $35/person. You get one drink and as much of the cold wrinkly food they have on offer at the buffet table. Completely and utterly not worth it.

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H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Our dirty martinis didn't taste like they were made properly - they were sweet - and had to be sent back. Our waiter was kind, but not properly trained. He filled the water glasses on the table, rather than removing the glass. We had to ask if there were specials, he didn't offer them. Our octopus app was alright, but a bit chewy. We were a table of 4 - both steak options were good. The pork chop and the littlenecks/spaghetti were over seasoned and salty. The ambiance is lovely - but that's about it. I would not return.

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Weird setting. Charme of an office cafeteria.

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UM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was descent. If the price was half, I would have said it was a good experience. But at that price point, the menu wasn't that well executed. We had the rabbit, the muscles, and burger for main courses. We had a caesar salad and raw tuna (can't recall the name of the dish) for appetizers. The tuna had very little taste. The caesar salad tasted good but very small for $12. All the main dishes tasted fine, but with 3 glasses of wine our meal came to $200 which I thought was a lot for my level of enjoyment of the food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Rough experience for Mother's Day brunch. Let me preface this by saying we and both sets of our parents are HUGE Anthony David's fans and had high hopes for this place; even came for dinner opening weekend and chalked up rough service and mistakes to it being just too soon. But we made a 1:45 mother's day reservation hoping for improvements. When we got there, the the buffet was almost completely empty, it was such a sad display of messy, bare platters with just garnishes left. The raw bar, one of the key factors in choosing this spot for the occasion, had run out of oysters, the salmon lox had run out and weren't being replaced, eggs were gone but being replaced by "lunch options" and yet sausage and yogurt were left out...it was a mess. The food we did have (a pasta, shrimp, chicken) was hit or miss, definitely far far below the AD standards we expect. The rolls were good, go figure. The dessert "spread" consisted of...chocolate chip cookies...that may have been store bought. When I booked the reservation, they also told me waiters would be coming around to tables with additional specialty options--never happened. Lastly, as far as ambiance goes, although we were seated in the back room, our moms were thrilled when we sat down and could hear live music coming from the front side room. Well, that ended at about 2pm and clubby top 100 style music came on for the rest of the time. So disappointing. Don't believe we'll ever make it back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went to brunch for Mother's Day. The buffet was good but the service was poor. We waited 30 mins for the scrambled eggs we ordered and only got them after flagging down two different waiters. Also, they didn't warn us that the "bottomless mimosas" were ending so they kept bringing them to our table. We ended up paying for an extra 3 rounds of drinks not knowing they weren't free. So our bill was much bigger than expected.

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