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Port Restaurant & Bar

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440 Heliotrope Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92625 (Heliotrope and Coast Highway)
949-723-9685
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean and Beyond

Many skewered dishes but also a wide variety of other offerings. All seem to be done quite well with an artistic touch. Baked salmon was excellent as was the steak flat bread. Another nice touch: great, warm rolls with a perfect pesto. Fairly comprehensive wine list. Moderately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
William D
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Upland, California, United States
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Upland, California, United States
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252 reviews 252 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Many skewered dishes but also a wide variety of other offerings. All seem to be done quite well with an artistic touch. Baked salmon was excellent as was the steak flat bread. Another nice touch: great, warm rolls with a perfect pesto. Fairly comprehensive wine list. Moderately attentive service.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I rarely use Groupons- but otherwise I would have never found this place. My question is- why does a restaurant even have a Groupon promotion if they are not going to use it to try and win over a potential frequent customer? Our waitress tried to take care of us, but she was overwhelmed. Then there are a couple people... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My family and I visit Newport beach at the beginning of every summer. Each year we make a point to try at least one new restaurant (because we have our usual favorites). THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING! I found a coupon on groupon that gave us some discounted entrees so figured we didnt have much to lose. We walked into the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Owner/Manager walks around, unprofessionally, in sandals and looks disheveled, unshaven, fat and dirty. Management is always top down and this is proof of that axiom. The food is marginal to poor, on a very good day. It felt as if we were being served food by Bedouins. I didn't realize it would be an "ethnic" dining experience direct from... More 

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Gloucestershire, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in Corona Del Mar on vacation the past 4 years. We were told of the Port Restaurant and bar last year and made a couple of visits and enjoyed it. We returned again this year and found it as warm,friendly and just a great place to hang out. Coming from England one of the great joys of... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Loud, poor service, ignored request (which was possible) for a quieter table; we were seated next to a table for 40. Food was adequate but not worth the effort in this area. Would not return.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Had dinner at bar two nights during our vacation. Great food and waitstaff. Enjoy'd entertainment too. It will be our first stop on our next visit!

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Huntington Beach, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had not heard of this restaurant before and we have lived in HB for 24 years. The ambiance is hip and laid back and a bit European. The menu is eclectic with Mediteranean a prime choice. We had Salmon Kabob and Steak/Beef Kabob. The food was delicious, the service unhurried, and the wine nice. Expect to pay Newport Beach... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at the Port. It was early on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was pretty empty. We were seated in front of the fireplace which was very nice, warm but not too hot. We shared the hummus and still had plenty to take home. My wife had lobster ravioli and I had... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great spicy shrimp app, wonderful portobello ravioli with pink sauce, average salmon. Good wine but it wasn't cold enough so we had to wait while it sat on an ice bath. The host was awkward and made us move after seating us but our server Ava was great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 Heliotrope Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92625
    (Heliotrope and Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-723-9685

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?