Porto

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Porto is a modern meze-style Mediterranean seafood restaurant with a lively bar in Boston's Back Bay brought to you by the team behind TRADE - restauranteurs Chef Jody Adams, Eric Papachristos and Sean Griffing. The menu at Porto is carefully curated for a shared dining experience and the meze-style share plates are designed to be enjoyed by groups large and small.

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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$1 Oysters

Enjoy $1 Oysters 7 days a week from 4pm-6pm at Porto.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 8, 2019

Ends: April 9, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 757 People Are Saying
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MT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Suffice it to say that my husband & I cannot wait to go back to Porto. Everything- Everyone was fantastic! We couldn’t believe how rapidly the delicious foods came out, just as we’d ordered.
Kudos to all & most especially to Alek, our outstanding server!!!

P.S. We were in for a pre-concert dinner on November 9th.

j
New England
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Porto! Excellent food, service and environment. The Mafalda pasta is awesome, as are the falafels and brussels spout. Great oysters as well!

AG
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The halibut is one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. Simple, pure, flavorful delight!

NM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great meal with our team, but the service was not so great. Our waiter took the drink orders of a few people then left, came back and took a few more, left, then we had to ask him to take the last person’s drink order. Took several asks to get the check. Nothing terrible just kind of strange, especially for such a great restaurant.

TA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food is fantastic but the place is so loud that you can’t have a conversation with people at your table. They need to fix the acoustics!

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Portos!! What a great place to dine. The paella is out of this world, yummy, tasty and full of flavor. Everything is great, from food to deserts.

c
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, but not good enough to outweigh that they kept us waiting for a table for nearly one hour, and his was with a reservation! We waited at the bar, but there were no updates that might have led us to just eat at the bar.
They said in the end they would make up for this in some way. I thought they might offer a free appetizer or desert - but there was nothing!!

Sorry, maybe on another night it might have been better - but this was a bad experience overall.

PL
Denver
65 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasant experience- if ordering mezze- have to avoid ordering too many
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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prices were high and portions on the small side. But quality was excellent and we had a great waiter.

SH
New England
257 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place .. food is creative, not overpriced, and service was perfect. We'll be back !

CK
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place foe shareable meze plates! Reasonably priced, especially when in a group. We had a group of four who ordered a mix of cocktails and wine the meze board, 4 meze plates, and 2 pasta mains for under $200.

Skip the pasta “main” dishes, we weren’t impressed by either and there was plenty of food from the small plates.

Highly recommend!

H
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Eclectic small plate sharing was tasty and authentic all around. The meze board was easily shared among three of us in addition.
Wines red and white by the glass were reasonably priced and paired well with our choices.
Would definitely return

DN
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful, pointing out the way to order from the menu and the food was excellent! Loved the small plate experience and had several different options to try. Each one was delicious. Would definitely recommend it to friends

PO
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Creative use of food and quality was evident
Would go back especially during theatre season in Boston

MC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Is it a standard practice at Porto to add 20% tip on your bill automatically without asking your agreement? We only have 6 for dinner, not a big crowd.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting and visiting family from out of state.

LC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh with good flavor. Service was quick and attentive to my party of 11.

TB
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was fabulous. I had the slow cooked Salmon which was a perfect balance between the fish and its accompaniments. Drinks were tastefully done as well. The service although pleasant was s-l-o-w! It took forever to communicate our order and even longer to get the check.

I'd come back for the food but perhaps pick a different time during the week as opposed to the weekend.

AM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A delicious fun dinner, beautiful space. Eggplant fries are a must!

CG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 7- food was amazing and the service was also fantastic. This was our second visit and we will be back!!

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend I were very happy about the food and drink this restaurant serves. Price was not cheap but not overwhelming either. We loved 5e ambience as well

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food- service got a little slow towards the end but food was so good it didn’t matter much.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting our daughter we took her & some friends for dinner. The tapas style plates were great for trying a large variety of dishes. The food was amazing, the plates looked beautiful & our server gave great recommendations. A fantastic restaurant.

T
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had the worst service at this restaurant. While our waitress tried to make the situation as good as possible, there is no excuse for the amount of time it took for our food, starting with the oysters to entrees to arrive. The service for the beverages were not much better. We contemplated going to this restaurant for 2 years. We finally did it and will never come back again.

h
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall a great dinner! Sat at the kitchen countertop and it was amazing watching the chefs prepare the food. The paella was delicious. The service from our waiter though was subpar - our water was not refilled and required prompting; we had to ask for an extra dish for our shells.

D
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful discovery! Great atmosphere, service and food. We'll definitely be back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was pretty attentive, and our orders came out of the kitchen in an appropriate timeframe. Small plate selection was nice, food was delicious, and quantities were as expected. Would return.

p
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to go to Porto for quite some time and I’m so happy I finally have. My guest and I stuck to the small plates and it was difficult to choose among so many incredible options. Everything we ate was fantastic from the Brussel sprouts to the falafel. Dessert was also very good as was the service.

With so many things to try, we are anxiously waiting to return!

LO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Loved the bolognaise. The scallops were over cooked, but everything else was so good, didn’t affect my review!

CB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff is really nice and we were seated right away. The drinks came fast and so did the food, BUT we were not rushed at all -- stayed from 7pm until closing time! Everything we ordered was very good -- muscles, scallops, brussel sprouts, chicken kebabs w/yogurt and lime juice. I consider myself to be a Foodie and it was a really nice experience. I was there catching up with childhood friends and we had a great time!

B
New England
273 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The mezze platter was excellent with lots of variety, and was too much food for 2 of us to share. We enjoyed the shrimp in terracotta very much. Excellent wines by the glass. Wonderful service. Only negative was too little a/c on a very warm and humid night.

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding except for me the menus was too limited

A
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 7 with people trying dishes for first time. Loved the tapas/meze menu for that option, with a couple larger plates to share. Everyone raved about tastes and service. ...And enjoyed comparing favs. Definitely will go again.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the outside bar, the bartender was on point. It’s cozy with nice seating outside. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time celebrating my sisters engagement! Elissa sent out a champagne toast! all the food was amazing, especially the corn and peach burrata!

DS
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Porto. It was recommended by a local friend who lives in the city and we were glad she made the recommendation.

Service was friendly and efficient. From the bar manager, Mandy....our server, and the food runner, we could not have been more happy.

The hollywood hills gin cocktail was refreshing and tasty.

Some highlights of our order were the farm greens salad, eggplant chips, falafel, cauliflower, skirt steak, and mushroom pappardelle. I do love mussels and have to say these were not my favorite although my husband enjoyed them. The were very large sized mussels.

The chocolate cream for dessert was delicious.
We look forward to returning soon

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I typically love Port. It’s my Back Bay go to. My last experience was not good. Poor service Poor food. Really sad...

ME
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The service is lacking. My second time there, and the second time no one was at the door to greet/help me. I finally found my friend already seated in the dining room and joined her. Our server was clearly annoyed we did not order alcohol and that I have a gluten allergy and was inquiring about gluten free preparation. Or she was annoyed by something and just made it our problem. Not sure I'll go back...

KM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas to the extreme- done perfectly. Everyone had a choice

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