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Ports Cafe

4432 West Lake Rd, Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456
+1 315-789-2020
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Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Reservations Recommended. Maximum group is 8.
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of those places you could easily dismiss if you did not know in advance that it is a REAL GEM. My wife and I learned about it from a local resident who told us not to miss it during our stay in Geneva. She was right. The meal was superb in every way. To begin with, there... More

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We decided to give ports a try based on trip advisor reviews despite the small menu listed online. We were happy to hear the specials menu from our waitress which was easily two times the size of the main menu and had many tempting choices. All the food is locally bought and was excellent. It is a bit pricey but... More

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Two of our pourers in a day of wine-tasting LIT UP when asked about dinner recommendations... they couldn't recommend Ports highly enough. They were both in their mid to late-20's, but sure knew their wine, & the timing worked beautifully for our tour of the Seneca Lake's west side. WHAT A TREAT!! Our server Eric was knowledgable, attentive, and delightful... More

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Spencer, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wow, wow, wow...Another great meal at Ports. We had been going to Geneva for 7 years before someone told us to try Ports. It's the kind of place, from the outside, you wouldn't think to stop at. Don't let the outside fool you. The food here is the best. You have to make reservations or you will not get in,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After reading several reviews about Ports Cafe on Trip Advisor, we decided to give it a try, and we are certainly glad we did. Pulling up to the restaurant, first impressions, left us wondering if it was the right restaurant. We had a five o'clock reservation and we were first ones there (dinner is not served till 5:30). From the... More

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Rootstown, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our party of four chose different selections from the "specials" menu, ranging from seafood to steak -- and even duck. All earned an A+ from the group. BTW, don't judge Ports by its online menu. Most patrons select from the daily specials. Turnaround may not be the speediest at Ports,but our server was attentive and knowledgeable. As we all know,... More

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Oswego, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The second night of our stay in Geneva, we wanted to try somewhere outside our hotel. We did an internet search, and voila!, this place came up #1. We called that night (not a good idea, but it was a Thursday thank gawd!), and were told as there were only two of us, they could probably accommodate us in a... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had another delicious meal at Ports Café. From apps to dessert, everything is well prepared and seasoned. Great variety on their menu and a whole additional list of specials. Especially well liked were the pork belly sliders app., chipotle duck breast, Thai shrimp and chicken, leg of lamb, and monkfish with prosciutto. The servers in the dining room were attentive... More

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London, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant. There is a long specials list and everything sounds so good that you will have trouble deciding on your meal. We shared the cherry salad with goat cheese, and I chose the swordfish while my husband had the scallops.Everything was outstanding and not overly pricey. We would go out of our way to have dinner... More

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While on a weekend getaway my wife and I made reservations (a must) at Ports. She had been there before and said it was great so me being all about a good me was all in. The menu is quite limited which I prefer but each night there is a menu of chef specials that will leave you drooling on... More

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