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Ports Cafe

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4432 West Lake Rd, Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456
+1 315-789-2020
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Choice steaks, chops and fish are cut in-house daily and prepared with...
Choice steaks, chops and fish are cut in-house daily and prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. Bold, Flavorful Seasonings Finger Lakes Wines Craft Beers Reservations Recommended. Maximum group is 8.
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  • 308
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful dinner

We visited Geneva for a short getaway with friends. My husband has the filet and I had the Chilean sea bass and couscous. The waitress was a little pretentious and service was slow, but the food was outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
wendichalmers
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Aurora, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Aurora, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Geneva for a short getaway with friends. My husband has the filet and I had the Chilean sea bass and couscous. The waitress was a little pretentious and service was slow, but the food was outstanding.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to Ports Cafe all week, but honestly it was just average at best. The salad appetizers were good, but the calamari/shrimp fry was way too salty. As for the entrees, the ribs were very tough and chewy, and the coho salmon served over beet risotto was tasteless. To be fair, the risotto was good but the... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

On business in Geneva we looked at Trip Advisor and saw the reviews for Ports Cafe and were not disappointed. We called about 5PM for reservation at 7PM - got lucky and got a table confirmed, The Nighty Specials list is better and more extensive than the regular menu. The group ordered from both menus and a bottle of Fingers... More 

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marlboro,nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What A Delicious Surprise! WOW!! Who would have thought that my FAVORITE dinner this year was in Geneva, NY.!! The clam chowder was not too creamy and was yummy. The fried calamari as tender and crispy as is should be. I had the chicken/shrimp thai peanut sauce - great local veggies-cooked to perfection. My husband had the steak (usually complaining... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ports is truly outstanding and deserves all the accolades it receives! It's no wonder that Port's is in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame because this is 5 star food! I called a few days in advance and secured a reservation for 7:30 Friday night. Everything on the regular menu looks great, and then the server tells you the lengthy list... More 

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Allentown PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was our second time at Ports. The last time I wrote a fabulous review but unfortunately I can't do so again. While our appetizers tasted good our entrees were terrible. We both ordered the Pork Shank and it was extremely charred. It came to the table completely black. I thought maybe I could dig down into the meat and... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

On the recommendation of the owner of the house we rented, we made reservations for Ports for our last night. We had a great meal. As noted in other reviews, it is a bit noisey. The service started out slow but then improved. The list of specials is long and by 8pm several were sold out. But we both ended... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great menu, service and quality. Prepare for a meal that takes a little while to prepare. We had apps and salad with no wait time. Wine list is good. Make reservations. Best spot to eat in the area.

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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I ate at Port's last year and I couldn't wait to get back! This was not just a "one time" fluke! We went back two weeks ago and we were just as happy and impressed. The food is incomparable: Fresh, beautifully prepared and so delicious. The service is unparalleled. I am making a reservation (hopefully-they book so... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ports is s real gem- excellent food, relaxed atmosphere. List of daily specials is tremendous. Everything is fresh and prepared really well. One needs to make reservations and allow at least 2 hours for a dinner as food preparation takes time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4432 West Lake Rd, Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 315-789-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 28
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Choice steaks, chops and fish are cut in-house daily and prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. Bold, Flavorful Seasonings Finger Lakes Wines Craft Beers Reservations Recommended. Maximum group is 8.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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