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 810 People Are Saying
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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and ambience! Would definitely recommend for a night out with friends

OT
New England
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small wine pours. Lamb chop prices are obscene!!! You should be ashamed!!!

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food. went on a Sunday night and was pretty busy but seated right away. Nice atmosphere with open kitchen. The food was fabulous. we had eggplant fries, they were seasoned just right and nice and crunchy. The lobster profiterole was sweet meat.
For mains we had Seared scallops and Pan roasted Halibut. both delicious. will definitely be back

m
New England
142 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great evening! The food was all excellent and sharing the small plates was fun. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. I will definitely go again soon. The prices are quite high but not too much.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Manager should be more thoughtful and plan accordingly to have full menu available for late reservation, out of BRANZINO for Valentines, give me a brake....
Also, I’ve been regular customer and been noticing that some plates getting smaller, for example, the MEZE BOARD is way smaller than usual and don’t think $32 is fair price

PM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Valentine’s dinner is almost always difficult, however with the exception of an outstanding Weller Antique old fashion, the experience on Friday was underwhelming. Not what I expected for Porto. The back room was cold. The food was average and the service was slow which made the food cold...

RG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite Boston restaurants! Always a big treat to sample the wide variety of dishes. Outstanding food and service!

KW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food but somewhat pricey. The service was a little slow but the brussel sprouts are a must!

EG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's rare to find artfully presented, well prepared food that tastes as amazing as it looks and is actually served in adequate, fairly priced portions to that equate to a legitimate meal. Porto delivers across the board in every metric so please, book in advance so you don't have to wait to try this place. You won't regret it.

RO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great location. Server was thoughtful and very capable in most areas, however he was unfamiliar with their rye selection. Other than that everything was excellent.

SS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s something for everyone at Porto. Delicious small plates with a modern Mediterranean flare. The service is excellent. It’s my go to whenever I go to Boston. Can’t wait to go back!

TF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful drinks. Terrific service. Enjoyable atmosphere. Would recommend.

MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location
Love all of the different tastes.

a
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First visit. Birthday dinner. Shared mezze platter, pasta bloomers and bread pudding for dessert. Perfect amount of food for 2 of us. Everything was delicious. Waiter was excellent. Looking forward to another meal, soon.

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal and overall experience. We will be back again soon.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porto never disappoints - the food is outstanding and the service impeccable. Love, love, love it!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This would have been an excellent experience if not for our server, if we could have eliminated the service charge we would have done it, tipped less than the twenty percent.Joe needed to be reminded of our wine order and a cocktail order (that wasn’t prepared like the first one that was ordered)not his fault, but when it wasn’t consumed didn’t question us if there was something wrong.
However, the food is excellent. The kitchen deserves all the accolades. All of the dishes were shared and the servings were generous.

GC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Seems a better place for drinks and a bite, not dinner. Service was casual and not very good - from the initial greeting, to drinks, to dinner, to dessert.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious creative food. Great service and ambience.

MB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both loved our meal at Porto; we started with oysters and for dinner shared the scallop ceviche, shrimp in terra-cotta, and the pan-roasted halibut; we also shared a lovely bottle of Crémante. Everything was delicious (though we ranked the ceviche as the best of the trio of small plates; presentation was delightful; service was excellent—speedy and pleasant, not hovering or rushing. The atmosphere was casual and stimulating at the same time, with a wonderful vibe attributable to a house full of folks enjoying truly marvelous food.

QD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice vibrant dining room vibe! We had a rare date night and wasn’t sure if we’d be out of place going to Porto (two 40-something folks going out for our first date night in a looooong time). The meal was fab, the ambience was fantastic - just dim enough lighting, laid back setting (really felt like a nice expansive dining room - we were in a smaller area behind the bar) and great service all around. All in all - a great value. Good to see Porto thriving and even at Logan Airport, no less! Bravo.

M
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friends and I really enjoyed Porto. Overall, the meal was tasty (a little salty for my taste but the rest of the group didn't notice) and the drinks (cocktails and wine) were all excellent. This isn't an inexpensive place so come prepared to spend if you're going to do cocktails, wine, apps, entree, and desert. We had an excellent time and the service was some of the best I've received in Boston. I would definitely recommend.

L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We keep coming back to Porto. The menu is a changing tableau of fresh tastes and flavors that can be shared. Service is professional and friendly. And the $1 oyster special in the early evening is a lot of fun. Looking forward to sitting outside in the spring!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice time getting together with friends post holiday. Small plates were excellent to share. Paella was excellent

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server who was also the PM Bartender was incredible and he made the night for our party of 10.
Happy New Year, we will be back

a
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just not sure why it is that very few Boston restaurants realize that the acoustics matter for the 60+ set. Maybe they dont want that business....but if you own a place that has high ceilings and lots of glass and go through the effort of putting up drapes and rugs to make it easy for patrons to have a conversation....do not turn up the background music so loud that its not possible to hear one another. Otherwise...love the place.

JP
New England
102 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Well presented
Great atmosphere
Prompt service

M
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortunate enough to live close to this place and eat here way too often. Absolutely everything on the menu is great and the wait staff/hosts are all incredible. Affordable and perfect for dates, small or large groups. Get pasta!!!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porto always delivers incredible cuisine, varied menu options and great service. Never disappoints.

BA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. With a few people dining together you need to order many “small plates” for sharing to get enough to fill everybody up. The portions are fairly small, the taste and quality is exceptional.

PM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to for us. Dinner was very good - lamb chops are excellent, as it the meza platter. Great waiter Frankie!

b
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Unremarkable Jody. So disappointed. Cold, drafty, spotty dish quality and all together an uninspired experience

S
New England
68 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality, service and new menu are fantastic. And the $1 oysters were a fantastic treat.
Always a really enjoyable treat to visit Porto.
Thanks to Jody and her accomplished team!

K
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service from a Alex

a
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, terrible low lights and noise

AG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is incredible. We would eat the halibut weekly if we could. It is just superb. We have yet to eat anything that wasn't prepared simply and yet with the most exquisite flavors. Sometimes the noise leve is high, especially when seated next to a larger party.

SF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unfortunately, the restaurant could not redeem my OpenTable points. Otherwise, the food and service were both great!

I
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Poor, lackluster service combined with spotty execution in the kitchen left us feeling unsatisfied and over charged. I feel sad for any tourist who ends up here out of lack of creativity. Better off going to Eataly if you’re going to eat in the Prudential.

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