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
Great Local CDM Haunt – I'm a newport local and this is one of my fav spots for cocktails or dinner with friends. Fun, friendly atmosphere and great food. I would highly recommend it...something for everyone here...even a big screen on the patio to catch the game.
Trendy atmosphere with Upscale Service and food – The atmosphere is amazing. Food is delicious and the best around town. Its trendy and fun its the place to be. I recommend it for dates and a night out with the ladies. The serivce is top notch and the staff are all very friendly.
Cool bar atmosphere – Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday. We went to Landmark and were turned down for our large group. My friend recommended The Port, and i was thinking the theatre? I was pleasantly surprised. My large entourage was greeted nicely, and we were all welcomed in. I loved the indoor/outdoor bar concept. The bar tender was friendly and the drinks were great. Thank you! I just wish there was a dance floor but that is okay :)
Great Experience Dinner and Champagne Brunch – I was actually pleasently surprised of how great their food was. I was thinkng of the place to be a great bar scene but I went there for a friend's engagement party diner and all I can say wow. The menu was pretty extensive ut i opted for the nice flavorfull 16oz of Rib Eye. It was great so was the Rubicon Cask wine that the server recommended. I was also there for Easter Brunch and their breakfast items were also great. I had the Creme burle french toast with fresh fruits. Mimosa was offere with many coices of juices that was very nice. The lady singer was also very talented. I recommend this place very highly and actualy I am probably going to call and make a reservation for dinner after I fininsh writing this.
Great Experience – We have been to the restaurant now 3 times. Every time the food ws great and service was impecable. In this day and age that coroporate restaurants make it very difficult for independents to survive Port brings a very refeshing experience reminsent of good old independent eateries. We enjoyed our 6 course dinner in New Year's Eve and poached lobster and short rib tasted so good that I already have booked our next weekend dinner there with family members. I noticed some negative revews here on the restaurant and personally I find them very hard to beleive but I thought it it is only fair to let eveyone know of the great job across the board by all the staff. By the way, I noticed that there is a very good review on the restaurant by Zagat as well. Go enjoy and experience it first hand. Great Place
AMAZING food, good customer service, great vibe. – The Port is a pretty neat place. I took my wife there for our 4th anniversary, and we had a nice time. The dining room is great for intimate dining, and then we headed to the bar for entertainment after dinner. Got the best of both worlds! The french onion soup was great, and the scallops melted in your mouth. I highly recommend the food. The hostess was very friendly and got to us right away, and the servers had great insight on the wine. Altogether, I really enjoyed this new place.
My weekly rendezvous. – I live close by and am thrilled that there is a a restaurant close by that is very stylish and fun at the same time. I usually get the spicy shrimp as an appetizer and the John Dory is to die for. It's a great place to have dinner, and then hang out after. The food, music, and atmosphere are fantastic, I never go a week without a visit.
Enjoy the Bar! – I went to a restaurant for a birthday function for a friend. Got there early and had a drink at the bar. Very personable bar tender .. nice live music in the open patio area .. the complimentary "munchies" were very unexciting.
At the dinner I shared the starters and they were good. I ordered the short ribs as the main dish and it was OK .,. certainly not worth what they charge. I had ordered two bottles of wine and when I received the bill I noted that the waiter or the restaurant had added 20% gratuity to the check .. for the wine .. so I have aboutr $26 added onto the wine bill .. I thought this was, absolutely a "no class" act by this restaurant. I, usually, tend to tip more that 20% on my restaurant bills AND wine as well but this single act really turned me off the restaurant.
The best way to enjoy this place? Go sit at the bar and have few appetizers and hold onto your wallet because some guy there thinks he is entitled to some of your money.
Horrible Service and Ambience – My husband and I were just visiting from Scottsdale recently when we asked the girl at the front desk of our hotel where we could eat nearby. She told us we should go check this new place out. They had just received 4 stars from a newspaper she said. Whoa now Nelly "Small portions and Huge price tag?" "Fans we are not". i mean we're not frugal by any means and we make a damn good living but this place didn't warrant the high prices. And everything is pretty expensive on the menu. There was nothing really to write home about. The service was not so great, everytime we wanted a bottle of wine they were out of it. The dinners took a longtime and from there on it just was downhill from there. The ambience is cute but we just don't get the big huge TV in the diningroom. What is that thing all about? It took away from being a romantic classy restaurant that we were told it was. The food was pretty good but really small portions on my Dory. My husband had the Scallops, you get 3 scallops, leeks and mushrooms for a whopping $36 dollars. Thats right, 3 scallops and some filler for $36 dollars. No salad, soup nothing else with that.
After dinner we wandered out to the bar to see what was going on in there. We could hear the music pumping from the diningroom but It wasn't even crowded for 10pm on a Friday night....and I can see why now.... the music was way too loud for the lack of a crowd they didn't have on hand. It's sad really because the place looks all classy from the outside but once inside it trys too hard to be an artsy restaurant night club type. Oh well, we'll know better next time to stay away from this place. Good luck Port.
Best Place in CDM/NB By Far!!! – Wow, we ate here last weekend and the food, drinks and service couldn't have been better! We were greeted warmly at the door, shown to our reserved table right away, and were treated to incredible dishes and very polished, friendly service by Pete and Yvonne. Port is an incredible place to dine, and the after-dinner bar scene was wild and fun. We ran into friends we hadn't seen for years. The owner even bought the entire bar a round of drinks while we were there. Do yourself a favor and dock at Port soon. It's worth the trip.
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