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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Reservations Recommended. Maximum group is 8.

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  • 275
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Excellent!

We had the most delicious meal last night at Port's. The braised short rib was the best we have ever eaten. The Bella greens saled was delicious. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. I highly recommend this restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2013
Ladywithagavel
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Geneva, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Geneva, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had the most delicious meal last night at Port's. The braised short rib was the best we have ever eaten. The Bella greens saled was delicious. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

These guys are creative Pragmatic And understand cooking our meals were cooked to perfection They could very well be the reason for my return to the finger Lakes

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Geneva, NY
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We love it and many of our guests eat there. Every one of them come back raving about it. Big city people can't believe they got such an excellent meal in small town Geneva.

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Penn Yan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Forget the menu! The specials are the real menu! Have travelled the world and this is some of the best food I've ever had.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

It is always hard to choose from the special list as there are so many tantalizing taste bud possibilities offered--from unique salads, various fish options to mixed grills (seafood paired w various cuts of beef). On this particular visit I started with the field greens/apple/cheddar salad which was perfectly dressed and a generous portion. I continued my meal with a... More 

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Cazenovia, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was our second time at Ports Cafe. First time was a year and a half ago and I have waited for so long to have that steamed shrimp again. I'm from Baltimore, and honestly I've never had such perfectly cooked and seasoned shrimp there. I don't know what they do differently but, it's just AMAZING! Even brought a pound... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We try to have dinner at Ports whenever we're in the area. The building is so ordinary and unassuming from the outside that we'd driven past it for a few years before ever noticing it was there. So glad we did! Ports is very small, so reservations are a must. The food is truly wonderful. You can get anything from... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I have been to this restaurant twice on a trip to the Finger Lakes region with my wife. The owner of the bed and breakfast recommended it highly. I have never had such amazing food for such a great price. We LOVE this place and hope to go again if we ever make it back to the region.

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canandaigua New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the best things about going to the cottage on Seneca Lake is the opportunity to eat at Ports. It is always great quality, unique and interesting menu items locally sourced whenever possible, prepared perfectly, local wine offerings, knowledgable waitstaff, unpretentious atmosphere but our out of town guests are always impressed by Ports. The only minus is that if... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My partner and I visited Ports Cafe at the end of a weekend on the Seneca Lake wine trail. After several decent, but rich, meals we were looking for something a bit lighter and fresher. Ports delivered. Certainly you can order a juicy steak, but also great sea food and pasta dishes with seasonable vegetables. I tried the monkfish, which... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?