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 793 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
13 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
97 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

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
66 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
14 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.

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were staying in the area and was looking for a place to walk to from our hotel. Found Porto and knew Jody Adam's other place Trade so took a chance and happy that we did. Stuck with shareable plates which is most of the menu. Had brussel sprouts with a yogurt based sauce that was excellent. The mussels sounded weird as it had buttered chick peas but glad we tried them. Mussels were big and plump and the broth went well with chick peas. A skirt steak offering was perfectly cooked. The place was pretty empty when we were there so very quiet. Service was attentive.

B
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A tapas-style restaurant where minty-lemonish spices make chicken and falafel sing out loud, and seafood gets a surprising twist of Mediterranean sunlight. Excellent!

BG
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous- didn’t expect it to be so good- goid was innovative and quite tasty— big thumbs up👍👍👍

SG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Something for everyone! Great small plates- lobster lettuce wraps: amazing, skirt steak: perfect for the meat lovers, best Brussel sprouts ever! Tables and seating a bit cramped, but otherwise a great dining experience!

P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Rushed! Undercooked paella. Disappointing as my friends were from out of town and did not expect to be rushed.
Wait staff was great; I think the chef/kitchen rushed the sequencing of apps and entre.

BB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service staff! A bit pricey, but for such a great meal in Boston, what the heck! As far as the food, the Meza platter was so good, but the seafood paella was fantastic!

VM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food as usual and a great spot for a date or girls night!

JP
New England
97 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal, good service

p
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, comfortable atmosphere. Terrific place to end a wonderful day or begin a terrific evening in Boston.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very bland. Not bad but wouldn’t say necessarily good.

WG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Halibut was overcooked, pasta was clumped scallops were overcooked, some mussels weren't cleaned well and had some small shells in my seafood pasta. Drinks were and server was good

R
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, and waiter was also good, but servers are rushed

MT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
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
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

NM
New England
3 reviews
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
14 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!

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