Porto is located on Ring Road in Boston's Bay Bay, steps from the Prudential Center and Copley, next door to Saks Fifth Avenue.
Enjoy a lively meal in either of Porto's well appointed dining rooms, or indulge in a casual meal at the bar or kitchen counter seating, overlooking the oyster bar and open kitchen. Porto's one-of-a-kind outdoor patio and bar overlooks Ring Road with Boylston Street views, and serves as a Mediterranean oasis, right in the heart of Back Bay.
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An amazing faux Valentine's meal at Porto tonight. The food is GREAT, as is the service (attentive, helpful) Although it's quite pricey, everything we ordered (eggplant chips, cauliflower (without anchovy), falafel, lobster lettuce wrap, pappardelle, scallops) was delicious, fresh, and creative.
The food was delicious but one member of our party was very bothered by the condensation in the the table water bottle which they filled to our liking with either flat or sparkling water. He was certain that the bottle looked dirty or that it was a bacteria breeding ground.
Lovely food. The meal was not well paced, as the first plates came moments after our cocktails arrived.
Food was really disappointing. Cocktails were really good so that was some consolation.
Porto’s war on bread. First we ordered drinks and our waiter asked us if we wanted bread. We said ‘yes’. When he brought our wine, he asked if we wanted bread? ‘Yes, please’ we said. Then he disappeared until we ordered our entrees. ‘Bread?’, we asked. ‘Oh, yes, he said.’ Another waiter brought our entrees, and we asked that waiter for bread: ‘Right away!’ Eventually our waiter returned to ask if we wanted anything else? ‘Hmm, maybe... bread?!’ ‘Sorry!! I’ll go get it.’ No bread. Looking around, no other tables had bread. Perhaps we’d stumbled into Gluten Free Night? Eventually, much wine later, our plates wisked away, dessert menus appear, and we ask our waiter, ‘what happened to the bread?’ A blank look. You wanted bread?!?
Excellent food and service. The best scallops and Brussel Sprouts!
Our only complaint is that the restaurant was COLD! It really detracted from the always superb food.
We had a great time at Porto this weekend. Our server seemed to know just the right combination of being helpful but not annoying. The small plate menu offerings were on par with some of the best tapas bars in Manhattan, and everything was cooked to perfection. They have an excellent Mediterranean wine selection Both by the glass and bottle. We happened to be in the back Bay Area near Prudential, and I would say within walking distance there weren’t many other restaurants that could offer us a similar experience. When we’re in the area again we will definitely be back.
We had a lovely meal with great food, wonderful ambiance, and great service. I would recommend this restaurant again and feel that it is a hidden gem in the area.
A comfortable atmosphere without a pretentious attitude in the heart of Boston
I had the best dinner at Porto last night with my wife. The fish and vegetables were so fresh and perfectly prepared. Yum!
Our waiter, who we've had twice, wasn't very good at all. He seemed to push certain dishes, wasn't friendly didn't speak very clearly and didn't seem to listen very closely. When we asked about a couple of simple modifications to dishes, he seemed bothered. His poor listening (or problems communicating w/ the kitchen kitchen) were confirmed when a) we got the wrong pasta dish, & b) although we asked for the tuna to be cooked through, it came out almost raw.
Had a wonderful selection of mezze for three of us. Each dish was creative and did not disappoint. The outdoor seating would be fantastic in the summer, the indoor seating was warm and classy.
We have followed Jodi Adams for years in her unique restaurants. Our recent visit to Porto was beyond expectations. A lively crowd on a cold winter night filled the rooms. Mese were octopus and cauliflower. Both were dazzling. Cocktails and wines are well selected and prepared. Mains that night were the hanger steak (best ever) and grilled chicken in orange glaze - truly amazing and finger licking good. Dolce was creme brûlé with orange fruit - etherial. Perhaps one of the top foodie experiences to be had in Boston.
We had a great meal, sampling 6 mezzes, and sharing a dessert. We tried the fried brussel sprouts, treated with a great soy based sauce, and the eggplant with tzatziki, which were lightly fried tempura-style. Both delicious. Then we had the shrimp in a tomato and feta sauce, and the octopus. The octopus was stunning, but slightly rubbery, the only disappointment of the evening. For meats we sampled the sensational pork belly, and excellent lamb chops with a green sauce reminiscent of the cilantro sauce that often comes with Indian pakoras. The grapefruit semifreddo was likewise delicious.
Service was prompt and courteous. Drinks were creative and tasty. Lovely evening!
Great service and food! Waiter was very personable. Food was delicious. Thank you for a great night out.
Excellent evening. Delicious food. Paella was out of this world. Great service, loved Porto!
Love it - a neighborhood go to that you can always count on.
One of my favorite restaurants in Boston! Porto is so under-rated, their food is incredible and desserts are to die for. Came with different friends, and both times their jaws dropped after the first taste of their dessert. My favorites: doughnuts, pork belly, paella, pesto gnocci.
Another great meal at Porto. The place was hopping, the winter menu had some great new stuff on it and the service was very good. Great hunker down place for the winter.
Our waitress was great and the food delicious. Maybe a better mix of wine prices. Will definitely go back
We loved the atmosphere and the vibe,and the food was creative and delicious. Service was also wonderful. We'll definitely be back !
The only problem is the noise levelmwhichnis too high. also, the lights are too low
Loved the food, menu is eclectic and fun. The room is a bit unwelcoming, it was chilly and felt like we were in a bad corner.
We had a wonderful evening seated at the bar...it was a relatively quiet Monday night so it was easy to talk. We had a terrific new Prosecco/blood orange cocktail to start (and munched on eggplant chips). Got a couple of small plates...tuna tartare, octopus as one course. Then with a glass of Nebbiolo we had Brussel sprouts and meatballs (so light melt in your mouth terrific). The bartender Katie was terrific and so was the entire staff. Love the new comfy bar seats and decor.
Good and interesting food. A little difficult to get to. Service a big amateurish, but still very worth a return visit.
Absolutely fantastic. Food had the bold flavors but with the touch of an incredibly talented chef. The owner/ chef (Jody Adams) is probably the best restauranteur in Boston. Her food is at once interesting, bold, subtle and delicious.
First off, the food was amazing and so much closer to Rialto vs. Trade. Great space and dining room. Only thing that didn’t measure up was the service. Waiter forgot bread and told me, it was coming out of the oven now when both tables to our right and left got theirs. They also brought us Brussels sprouts, and acted like we were crazy when we told them that we didn’t order sprouts. Also Jody Adams came around to collect the menus which seems kind of insane, it was great to talk to her for a minute, but that is the job of the waiter, not the chef. They need to up their game on the service as Rialto’s service was perfect.
Food was great. It gets cold around the seats close to the door when the door opens.
We enjoyed sitting at the counter watching the meal prep. Our waitress, Bailey, was very helpful explaining how the tapas menu worked so that we ended up making great food selections in terms of food quality and portion size. When Bailey discovered it was our wedding anniversary, she surprised us with complimentary glasses of champagne, an unnecessary but lovely gesture. We had a great time and would definitely eat here again.
Food is very good. Fried Brussels and maple honey burratta are a win. Limited menu and not very cozy...good spot to sit at the bar and watch the culinary prowess in the open kitchen
It was my birthday and the restaurant sent desserts and a celebratory drink. Very nice!
This is an excellent restaurant on the top floor of Eataly in Boston. There is some variation in the size of the portions, though they are grouped into categories. Be sure to ask your server. All the food was great, but the scallops and chocolate gelato were standouts.
We asked for bread but were informed they ran out:( server didn’t clear any empty glasses from table until we asked him to take them. Food was good though!
Pre-Boston Pops. Great views, excellent service. Octopus was outstanding. Paella was terrific.
Really outstanding experience in every way. This was our first time at Porto and it will not be the last.
We love Porto their service is par excellence and their effort to accommodate not only seating but also food requests is refreshing.
Loved Porto!! Was a fun place to go w/ friends who like to share tons of plates. Their cocktails were also incredible!
Service was slow, most dishes were good— paella not what was written in menu and not much flavor. My husband didn’t like the table, but I thought it was fine
Service was horrible; our meals were forgotten and not served; a plate of food and sauce was spilled on a coat.
They made some reparations on the bill but the impression was made and damage done by that point.