440 Heliotrope Ave, Corona Del Mar, CA | Directions 9262533.599488 -117.872694
Neighborhoods: Corona Del Mar
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Cocktails and Wines from $6 - Food Menu from $5 MON-THR 5-7PM , FRI 4-7PM, SAT-SUN 10AM-7PM, * NOT VALID W/ANY RESTAURANT PROMOTIONS OR DAILY DINE-IN SPECIALS
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MONDAY MADNESS $7 Wines, $7 Well - $2/$5 OFF Kabob Tapas/Plates
A True Gem – The Port is an uplifting classy restaurant and you feel elevated when you leave there. Not to mention fantastic cuisine, cosy atmosphere, and great friendly staff.
It's a place I look forward to going each week and enjoy having get togethers, birthday parties, or just meet friends and hear great music and enjoy a good night out! Ali is a fantastic host and he certainly puts his heart and soul into making Port a wonderful and special restaurant.
Great Place!! – When I go out to eat, I expect to pay a lot for my meal. I also expect to get a lot of food for that money. I'm a bit of a foodie and only want the best. Well, this place did deliver a great meal that I really enjoyed, only the portion was so small that I left feeling hungry still. The price wasn't worth the meal. However, the ambiance is very nice.
Food sucks. Go to its rival Anchor. Better menu and ambiance – go to ambiance now and get free drinks!
Great Food, Live Music, Service and People Watching – I went to Port recently with some friends for Restaurant week and we had the best time. Our server was very attentive and the food was amazing. Great Pita and Hummus, yummy kabobs and sweet potato fries-my favorite. They also had some great live music and a cool patio area that is a great place to unwind. I will be back soon!!
Great Food, Great Atmosphere – I visited Port Restaurant last month and I enjoyed it a lot, the food was good, the drinks were great, they had a life band, I enjoyed it a lot.
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Awful...and expensive...and slow – Private party in the bar was deafening, we were the only diners in the dining room for the first hours and it still took three hours for us to have dinner. Filet mignon pasta returned because of gristle, $13 for an ordinary martini (no specific brand), we were charged for "extra" pita bread because we weren't given enough to finish the appetizer. We were charged $9 over the listed price of a bottle of wine..."computer problem", said the waitress. The private party was supposed to end at five but was still roaring at 7:45 and we were unable to converse without shouting at each other. Bad coffee, $9 if you ask for a shot of Baileys to be added. Three hours and $250 for a party of four who ordered only modest entrees. No wonder only three other parties were in the dining room besides us for the whole time we were there. Dreadful.
Rude – I called for some information and had trouble understanding because of a bad signal. The guy just hung up on me
Cover charge while eating – We went there Sunday evening for dinner, while we were having desert around 8 PM, the waiter came over and told us that music in the bar will start around 8 and there is a $10.00 cover charge. Are you kidding? What did you expect us to do, swallow the desert whole? Get up and leave? Get it for take out?
The bar area is separate from the restaurant, you can not see the performer, but you can hear the music, so I assume we are asked to pay for listening from another room. They should inform that there will be a charge when they are seating you and have a separate section for dinner only.
The food is very good, but things like this makes it a bad experience, also charging $1.00 extra for pita bread on a $120.00 dinner bill for 3 people is being cheap.
best mediteranean salad ever!! – The food was beautifully served; We visited for Sunday brunch and the Salmon was expertly cooked, not overcooked, tender, full of flavor and the sauce was complimetary,not overpowering! The salads were beautifully presented, elegant and delicious. I have had the mediterranean salad off the regular menu and it is the BEST I have ever had, ever! The ingrediants are exquisite.. yellow beets, full plump walnuts, not parts and pieces, radicchio in full glory, not shreds, dates and ripe tomatoes, not old tomatoes..if you love salads try this. !!!!
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable..the bartender at the bar knows his bar and can talk wine with the best of them..great for a one drink or a full dinner. If you want to meet someone for a date or a drink, great ambiance!
Great place! – We decided to try this restaurant out for our 2 year anniversary. My husband called to make reservations (FYI, I found all this out later). He asked if they could put a rose on the table (he didn't know all the tables had roses in a vase - but they made ours special - they a long stem rose ON the table) , to have the best table in the house, and to have a champagne toast with dessert. They fulfilled ALL of his wishes and made our night sooo special. Many times when you call places they say they will do something like this... but then don't. They pulled it off great! The food was also fantastic! We started with the crab cakes - spectacular! They had a spicy sauce on top which was very different - and yummy! I had the sea bass for dinner - it was like butter that melted in my mouth! The atomosphere was perfect. We sat next to the fireplace... The place is decorated first class. The prices are up there... so it's not a place you can go to on a regular basis (unless you are a money tree :-) I highly suggest you check it out! It's different and I'm always looking for something other than the "usual" places.
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