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.

NOW SERVING WEEKEND BRUNCH / SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11am-3pm!

Support Porto during COVID-19

Complimentary specials

$1 Oysters

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

What 825 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipJPCBoston
New England
104 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal

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JoanneW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The scallops and octopus were especially good. Very nice meal.

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Rosebud44
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as delicious a sampling of dishes from the meze menu which we shared. Brussel sprouts and eggplant were perfect as was the scallop sevice.
Great was to share a meal. Highly recommend

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manga
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks for a girl’s night out. Loved being able to share plates. Volume was perfect to have a conversation.

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Sonj
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, incredible service. On the pricier side but worth it.

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vipKristin
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service was outstanding as well!

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vipdisappointed
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food...best calamari we have had in a while. Highly recommend. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, except I had flies around my ceviche and my glass of wine. Other than that, excellent.

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EileenC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry we were late! The experience made up for our tardiness, and revived us tremendously! Thank you.

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StewartH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

setup and decor were excellent. Service and food were amazing. Noise level was perfect. small plates worked out great for us. the Lobster perfideroles were amazing, and my wife really enjoyed the signature cookie desert.

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vipKarinM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the restaurant! Had a great experience! Just upset that they were out of several items on the menu. Will return for sure especially in the summer! Love the vibe

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vipFoodie63
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Porto. It never disappoints. Love all the small plates. The service is great and everyone is super friendly.

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vipKathrynB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food but service needs work. We were a little early so the hostess put us at the bar. She said she would be back but she never showed. We had to go check on our table which had been ready. The server was friendly but never came back after she took our order and dropped off our wine until she brought the check. We had to pour the wine because she never checked on us. We were also put down as a no show even though we checked in.

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SRRS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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JohnS
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

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vipmoosedome
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.

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acbt
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, it was a wonderful evening and the food was spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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vipPeterM
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...

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RayG
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!

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KatieW
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!

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EGND
Chicago
12 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.

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RobertO
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.

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ShiraS
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!

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TevinF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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amym
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.

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

Wonderful!

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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GeorgeC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious creative food. Great service and ambience.

MB
MaryB
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.

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vipQuietDee
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.

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vipMint1224
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.

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vipLynnifred55
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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Porto does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Porto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-1234.

Porto is rated 4.5 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

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