Porto’s private dining room exudes the aesthetics of a modern Mediterranean restaurant. Touches of netted crystal lighting over coffered concrete ceilings and mirrored accents beautifully contrast our brown leather banquettes and warm wooden toned tables.View Private Dining Details
The cauliflower and arancini mezze were full of flavor and tasty . As a vegetarian could ask for larger portion es an entre . I had the farro stew which was good but not as flavorful as the mezzes and not filling . The steak my housband ordered was great and the portion was much better
The dessert of mocha ice cream with flourless chocolate cake was excellent but unfortunately their coffee machine was broken which was very disappointing
What’s dessert with out coffee (very unusual) for a fine restaurant to not have coffee !!!
Service started out great and quickly went downhill. Finishing drinks and plates with no one checking in for 20-30 minutes. Watched 2 dishes burn on the grill and another cook had to pull it off. They still served it. We didn’t touch it and server never asked if there was a problem. Very disappointing.
What an amazing patio and great food!
There was only one slight flaw in the service. For some reason the arrival of coffee and tea was truly delayed . The server asked if we still wanted it. Seems is she was swamped, someone else should have come to her rescue.
Enjoyed our evening at Porto. Wait staff were attentive but not intrusive. Grilled Octopus was superb; tender, flavorful, with garlic , olive oil and just a hint of spice.
Modern setting with a surpising amount of outside seating. Great vibe indoors, and an eclectic menu that's perfect for group sharing. All small plates we tried were good quality.
Terribly slow service. Hardly saw the waiter. At this price point the service should be much better
Not only was the food delicious, but the drinks were very good. It wasn't very crowded. Its great for people watching. On a nice day, I bet it's great to seat outside.
Great spot for tapas with friends, but also really good entrees. Very nice staff too. A fun evening.
Waitress wasn’t very engaged
Food was disappointing
Great food - horrible service. Waitress forgot about us most of the night. It took 50 minutes to even order our meals. No manager present to even let know about the experience.
The appetizers were good but thought the entrees were too well done. Would not recommend.
Mezze board was pretty good, cocktails were good, loved the bolognese and eggplant chips especially. Meal was good overall but overpriced for the quality (both of the food and experience-wait staff were disorganized).
Interesting menu, but the kitchen's not up to it. Bland in practice. Friendly service but young and disorganized. Very slow too, main courses took forever and arrived at different times. Wine glass wasn't clean. Trying to be a better restaurant than it is. Suspect it won't make it.
Great dining option in the Back Bay! A little off the beaten track (Boylston St) so less touristy. Very welcoming staff, clean, great food and vibe. Will return.
Loved my birthday celebration outside on the terrace. Very good desserts too!
Service was slow, food was good. Would like to try again.
Food and service really good, love the menu choices, everyone very accommodating and helpful. Noise level too high. Made conversation challenging.
Would return on less busy times.
On the menu tonight is #mediterraneanfood @portoboston in the #bostonbackbay. Everything looked so good that I decided it was best to just have a few items off the small dishes menu. Perfect portions. Delicious flavors!
~Empanadas stuffed with mushroom, spinach, aji topped with a butter herb sauce
~Seared Scallops with beet puree, preserved lemon, walnuts
~Lobster Sliders mixed with lemon aioli, celery, crispy shallots
~Beef + Pork Meatballs with tomato sauce, roasted peppers
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Went for graduation dinner and reservation was not ready had to wait 30 min for table. Then service was really slow. Out of menu items. Really off their game! Sad as we have had good meals here !
Restaurant was so loud our party of 4 couldn’t converse across the table. Service had large gaps and long wait for entrees. We ate here on a Sunday night and the menu seemed too limited. Oysters were flavorless. Special lamb shank was good and so was the halibut and chicken. We liked two of our desserts. Outdoor seating would have been great if it weren’t raining.
Service was very disorganized and took over 20 min to get a drink. Food was mediocre and rather expensive. No idea how won a James Beard award
The food options were nice and everything we ate was quite tasty. Our server was friendly and diligent. The wait for our first round of drinks was quite long and the restaurant had run out of bread and Diet Coke by 830 - pretty unusual for a busy back bay restaurant. Service started off pretty slowly but picked up as the night went on.
Long wait for food, ran out of bread, no apology for either, dirty oysters
Enjoyed the high top counter seats and watching the chefs.
Host was very rude and unwelcoming. Restaurant was not busy and he seemed very put out with any questions and clearly had an agenda on where I was going to sit. He was also openly annoyed with the other female hostess there which I thought was inappropriate.
It was nothing to write home about. Some food was just sick
My family and I went there for my daughter’s birthday and had an exception dinner. It was Amazing!! Highly recommend to everyone.
Had not been to Porto in a few months and was pleasantly surprised at the improved menu and interesting offerings that had been added. I'll be back again soon.
Fine food but hard to enjoy amid the din. Excessive noise limited conversation, especially as the evening progressed.
Overall, I was disappointed by Porto. The food was mediocre and overpriced, and the service was inconsistent, at best, and inattentive, at worst. It might be okay for larger groups (they offer a large appetizer platter that looked good), but I would not go here again for a date night, nor would I recommend it to friends. Love the concept, but everything else fell far short of my expectations.
Porto keeps getting better and better. The tapas menu has great choices and we loved the pastas. Sitting outside is fantastic at this time of year.
I'd give a higher review if the bar staff hadn't been so inattentive. We arrived earlier than expected for our reservation so had 1/2 hour to kill at the bar, once we got our drinks could not get any attention for munchies or follow up.
Extremely slow service, took 30 min just to order cocktails, 1.5 hours to get our food. All food was cold/lukewarm when we got it. Ordered scallop appetizer for $12 I believe, it was 2 tiny scallops. They were actually the best part of the meal, but at $6/scallop, they should’ve been jumbo scallops at a bare minimum.
I will not be returning to this restaurant.
I arrived early for a dinner with my son. I sat at the bar to wait for him. Bartenders were super friendly and know their drinks. After my son arrived we decided to eat at the bar, very comfortable, food and drinks were yummy and the atmosphere was fun. Definitely will be back!
We should have had a table inside, the wind was blowing menus onto water glasses that tumbled. We had to wear our jackets. Granted, it was mid-May. The outdoor table was great for us, nonetheless, because we were on a layover and had already checked out of our hotel room with our two small dogs. They were quietly tied to our chairs and allowed us to navigate a challenging situation (eating somewhere with dogs!). Next time, I'd want it to be middle of summer :). Inside looked lovely. Food was great (I'm vegan and gluten free besides some other peculiarities).
Terrible service and the rudest hostess I have ever encountered. Manager did nothing after witnessing her abuse a number of patrons. Run away
One of my favorites! Something for everyone. Very fresh and flavorful.
I arrived at six and the restaurant was slightly empty. Within one hour it was hopping. For the amount of activity the noise level wasn’t that bad… We could still hear each other talk. Our waiter was absolutely the best. He gets six out of five stars.
Great oyster selection, great wine, one of the fish dinners was absolutely amazing (The halibut).Another seemed a little overcooked. My dessert tasted like it came out of the freezer (Peanut butter chocolate caramel cake).
I was a little shocked at the bill… But overall it was a very good dining experience.