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Port Restaurant & Bar, Corona Del Mar, CA
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Port Restaurant & Bar

3.9
3.9
456 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Port Restaurant in Corona del Mar is a coastal treasure where the world comes together in an exciting melange of sparkling ambiance, superb service, and transcendent cuisine. Tucked away just off the Majestic Coast Highway next to the legendary Port Theater, the restaurant has established itself as one of the main reasons to visit Corona del Mar. Port's soothing street side patio area is reminiscent of a classic southern Riviera bistro, while colorful paintings and sculptures add a playful depth to the romantic interior. The classically trained kitchen staff at Port specializes in utilizing exciting and authentically homemade flavors to create a fantastic globally inspired culinary experience that should not be missed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Mediterranean, Persian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (949) 723-9685

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Port is available for dine-in parties as well as catering for any event. Please call to inquire about pricing and availability. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    We are capable of handling parties from 20 to 120 for dining and even bigger parties for special occasions, personal mixers, or corporate events. Outside catering is also available. Contact Port to inquire about pricing and availability.

  • Neighborhood

    Corona del Mar

  • Cross street

    Heliotrope and Coast Highway

  • Parking details

    The Parking lot across the street from the restaurant is available to patrons from 5 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and all weekend at no charge.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment provided nightly. Please visit website for updated music schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine & Whisky Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us at Port every Wednesday night for our Wine & Whisky Night from 7-11PM. Selected wines are offered at 50% off and all other wines and whiskies are offered at 25% off. No food purchase is required. Live Entertainment by very popular George Fryer Combo from 7-11pm.

What 456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Roberto

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit, my GF and I met a friend there. Had a great time. Violinist Emily V is a terrific performer, she records herself on the spot playing guitar and other backup music to accompany herself as she plays rock n roll hits on the violin. We ordered a couple of appetizers and drinks, happy hour prices. The Port Restaurant/Bar is now part of our rotation. Bring your coats, it's roofless, only a plastic tarp over head that is open on one end, it got a little cold but we didn't mind it. There is a fireplace in middle of the dining room, near the stage.
  2. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food & service but the music was way too loud
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    New Year’s Eve food was ok… overpriced for the portions and quality and entertainment fee of $25 each made the night expensive.
  4. D

    Debbi

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good spot, good food, we like the bar area. Live music is good but just too loud. I would understand if it was after 9pm but it was 7pm and we had trouble talking and hearing our group over the music.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had an early dinner at Port restaurant and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was still empty at that time and we had a full attention from the stuff, even relocating twice to find a table in a warmer spot, finally, sitting by the fireplace. Our waiter Sawyer explained that most current menu is accessible on-line. However, while Prosecco was listed there, it was not available and was substituted with some CA bubbly, subpar, of course. Other that that, the dinner was served in a perfect flow. We had wonderful eggplant appetizer with pita and also kebab dish. Enjoyed the atmosphere, nice music and some luxury add played on TV. Most important that food and services were very good,
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The music was enjoyable, but if you could lower the volume, it would be better, it’s very difficult to talk to one another when it’s that loud
  7. JM

    JeanM

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Most items we wanted to order are not available. Waited forever to get food. I know it's Christmas day, never saw our waiter after he took the initial order.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    They did their best. Too crowded and not staffed. Reservation was at 5:30 and did t get out until 8:15.
  9. L

    Linlomax

    Phoenix

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food on the Happy hour menu was tasteless and not of good quality.
  10. MB

    MB420sel

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Jimmy Hopper was fantastic!!
  11. ZL

    ZinLover47

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very quaint and nice restaurant with a emphasis on Persian fare, but a very wide variety. I made a mistake on the rating for the service. It should’ve been a five not a four. They generally have a band playing, and we got to enjoy the Second Law band. Nice that they have convenient parking very close by. We will definitely be back.
  12. TE

    TheEagle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place for food and entertainment. Seating can be challenging
  13. JM

    JeffM

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Maya was great and the food was awesome
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a great dinner with live music
  15. VN

    VickyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had live music. Kabob was delicious. Portion of food was big. I got full after appetizers, to go most of my main course.
  16. JM

    JasonM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is very professional and food is really good. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
  17. R

    Raul

    Los Angeles

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another enjoyable evening at Port CDM! Excellent food and service. Wonderful entertainment with the great music!
  18. P

    Phil17

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good Mediterranean food, on Monday they have fun Karaoke theme, excellent service. On Monday night it was pretty dead so take advantage if that is what you are looking for.
  19. SM

    StolymanMAturecouple

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    this restaurant is BOHEMIAN and act like they don't care about food or service...our order took 1 /12 hours to serve
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Insanely slow service. When it is a pre fix menu it should be easy to know when to bring the next course. Shouldn't have to wait a half an hour after one course is cleared for the next course to be served.
  21. K

    Kelly

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great night with Jimmy Hopper. Good food and drink a plus.
  22. PC

    PatriciaC

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, enjoyed the menu variety. Enjoyed the music 🎼
  23. B

    Brickcrawler

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, service was good, live music was good, with a good volume as well, didn’t take the room over. Will definitely come back!
  24. IF

    IsabelleF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Your Ruby red martini was cold, refreshing. The spicy shrimp with avocado mousse was delicious.We both had your filet mignon brochettes that melt in your mouth. The service was friendly & prompt. The ambiance was a little dark & seating not very comfortable. Overall would definitely recommend & come again.
  25. LD

    LagunaDiningGuy

    Orange County

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner while we listened to a really good musician. The food was excellent. We started with the stuffed grape leaves, then had the mediterranean salad and finally the salmon entre. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. A very good evening.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music
  27. GM

    GholamM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ever since my girlfriend recommended this place, we have enjoyed coming here and had great time
  28. SC

    SusanC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the family atmosphere and friendliness from the patrons!! Jimmy Hopper was the BOMB!!!!!!!! He was the icing on the cake!! We'll be back!!
  29. C

    Carlota

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It’s a nice little gem in Corona Del Mar which a lot of people may not know about because it’s not located on PCH, which is the main street. The food is good, service is excellent and you can enjoy some live music while you dine. Good ambiance.
  30. JM

    JohnM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really loved the intimate romantic ambiance and the Mark Gregory Quartet was amazing...and a magician coming to our table! Great!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing from the lighting, low noise level, music and performing artists
  32. L

    Laguna22

    Orange County

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    We had a really nice time at Port! The food was absolutely AMAZING! Loved Loved Loved the food. Atmosphere was quaint and romantic, although they should turn the TVs off in the dining room during dinner and let the folks at the bar enjoy them. The Mark Gregory band was fantastic! So smooth an relaxing an play to the crowd. Parking was easy across the street. The only negative to the evening was our waitress was really off. She messed up our orders to the kitchen, forgot our drinks (multiple times), brought us someone else's check, gave our credit card to the wrong table. We questioned if she was ok but got a lengthy response that made us uncomfortable. She was nice, but not capable at all. Other than her, the evening was wonderfully enjoyable and we will surely be back, however hope for a better server experience.
  33. C

    Chefkat

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven't been to The Port for probably nine (9) years or so. Not because we don't care for it but more because we just don't go to Corona del Mar often. We decided we wanted to go somewhere we hadn't been for a while for our Valentine's dinner. The last time we dined at The Port, the menu was more Italian with a Mediterranean flair. The menu is now the Mediterranean. They did keep the gnocchi but the recipe has changed. That being said, the gnocchi is delicious! My husband and I both had a kebab: he had the filet mignon and I had the chicken. Delicious! The garden salad has this wonderful vinaigrette. I can't say enough about the food. Really, really good. I had a pear martini that was so tasty - real pear was used to make this lovely cocktail. The only thing that I can say that made the evening unpleasant was the live music. The restaurant is quite small and there is nothing that absorbs the sound from an electric guitar, a vocalist, and a microphone. It was so loud we had to yell across the table while they were playing. Everyone that came into the restaurant asked to be seated as far away as possible from the band. Please, if you must have live music, opt for accoustic and find a way to dampen the sound as it is far too noisy. I don't like having to yell to have a conversation. We'll definitely return for the delicious food but will definitely request to be as far from the band as possible.
  34. KC

    KathrynC

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it very much😍. Food was fantastic, and LOVE Jimmy Hopper the singer who was there😍😀
  35. NO

    NeilO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy sitting at the bar
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there to enjoy food and music. The service was great and music was excellent.
  37. MP

    MariePaul

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, all around!
  38. S

    Scott

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience...our server and bar tender was so attentive and personable that created a wonderful evening!! Also, the band was an added bonus with an amazing sax player 🎷 music!!
  39. N

    Niknik

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and great music! There was 1 person serving the whole place. She was very friendly and had our food out in a reasonable time.
  40. F

    Fran

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food is Mediterranean which was good. They were out of salmon the night we were there which was a disappointment to my guest who had his heart set on the grilled salmon dinner. We were there for the jazz band because I know one of the members. We enjoyed our evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Port Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 456 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Port Restaurant & Bar

440 Heliotrope Ave., Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Heliotrope and Coast Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Corona del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Mediterranean, Persian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Parking lot across the street from the restaurant is available to patrons from 5 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and all weekend at no charge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment provided nightly. Please visit website for updated music schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 723-9685

  • Catering

    Port is available for dine-in parties as well as catering for any event. Please call to inquire about pricing and availability. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    We are capable of handling parties from 20 to 120 for dining and even bigger parties for special occasions, personal mixers, or corporate events. Outside catering is also available. Contact Port to inquire about pricing and availability.

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