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The Port Bistro Pub

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21 Front Street, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
+1 613-955-1409
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Situated in the heart of Trenton, The Port Bistro Pub is located in a...
Situated in the heart of Trenton, The Port Bistro Pub is located in a beautifully restored historical building overlooking the Trent waterway. In the summer season, there is a spacious patio where you can watch the boats pass. Inside we feature the work of local artists & live music on Friday nights. The Port features a menu of gourmet comfort foods made from the very best quality, local products. Everything is made in house including hand-cut frites, desserts, and all sauces and dressings. The menu changes seasonally. We are proud of our unique beer list featuring local, regional and international brews, a comprehensive wine list and a great selection of cocktails and martinis. Additionally, we offer warm, friendly customer service and a fun unpretentious atmosphere that is uniquely ours. We strive to go above and beyond our patron's expectations and make The Port something the community can be proud of. This is partially achieved through our Green Initiatives and by highlighting the area's finest produce, meat, beer and wine.The Port opened July 14th 2011, with new owners acquiring it on August 1st 2014. The Port is locally owned and operated. We invite you to join us for some shared plates with friends, a full course meal or just a drink on the patio.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice smaller waterfront restaurant

Good food Friendly service Located on the Trent Waterway Patio in the summer Sports- bistro style Wear jeans or dress up its your choice

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
shirleyjskinkis
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Trenton
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The menus are printed and changed on a regular basis based on the chefs new creations and what's fresh locally. Friday nights have usually a great live band. A lot of fresh local beer on tap as well as some rare ones including Japanese Sapporo. Excellent experiences in an intimate setting.

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Thank Chad B
Trenton
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've dined here a few times both before and after they changed owners. The decor is nice, the patio is great, beer and wine selection is good, but the food is lacking. We've tried several menu items and while the frites are great, there's nothing else that really stands out as particularly good. With the county being so close by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tumbleweeder
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

Tumblweeder Glad you like the venue, not so glad about your thoughts on the food. I can't address what may not of worked without specifics, but please know we change our menu seasonally, with specialty menus in-between ( Quintelicious, Valentines, New Years, etc ). Our winter menu is coming out February 2. Please come back. More 

Trenton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to The port a few times and have always loved there food! The other night my husband came home from work and we decided to got out to dinner that night. I suggested The port even though I knew he had a previous bad experience with the service I plead with him to try it once more! The... More 

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Thank Tabatha2016
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

Tabatha Thank you for the nice words on the food ! I did speak to your husband, the delay was because I wanted to talk to me staff. Every side of the story needs to be heard :) It would seem that we started off on an uphill crawl. He didn't want to come to the Port. we didn't have... More 

Trenton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I am a "regular" at the Port Bistro! As a group of five I went to the Port Bistro for New Year's Eve with family. & each chose the beef medallions on their price fix menu! Fabulous! Cooked to perfection, delicious! The "jackson" potatoes were so yummy! My appetizer was great; crostini with brie bacon and apple. My dad had... More 

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Thank karendotcrawford
Picton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A word of advice…If your website, and the illuminated sign on your door, state that you're open until 9:00 pm, then you should not be turning customers away, telling them that you're closed, at 8:00 pm. If things are slow then you can make the decision to change your hours, but it shouldn't be something that's done at the spur... More 

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Thank 193Douglas
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

Douglas Thank you for your note. As the owner I don't like it, but I appreciate getting it. We are supposed to stay open as our our posted times show. I believe our staff may of decided to "save" us some money by closing early on a slow night. They may of had good intentions, but I agree, it was... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Good food Friendly service Located on the Trent Waterway Patio in the summer Sports- bistro style Wear jeans or dress up its your choice

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Thank shirleyjskinkis
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Date night last week, we went to the Bistro for a quiet pub dinner. Bistro burgers awesome and only $7.00 with a drink on Thursday night. Hand cut fries perfect.

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Thank Steve E
Picton, Ontario
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We were planning to go next door and they were closed so we stumble on The PBP and it was great, excellent fresh food, interesting menu and a great beer selection.

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Thank IU1971
Consecon
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

As a small group of 8 people having a pre-Christmas get together the management was most accommodating. We had a large table overlooking the Trent River. The food, craft beers and local wines were wonderful.

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Thank JRConsecon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We were on a visit for the week-end in the region of Prince Edward County. We based our choice on the TripAdvisor reviews. I ordered a burger plate. The bread was soaked and the meat carbonized (I didn't eat neither). My friends were having lamb chops, butter chicken and fish. All dishes came with the same pilaf rice garniture without... More 

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1 Thank Emmanuelle M
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

Emmanuelle I am truly sorry to hear about your experience. I am not certain I understand your reference to deceiving, but I can assure you there is no attempt to deceive. Our cover page on our menu states the 18.5% gratuity on groups of 6 or more, Fairly standard in most restaurants. I believe we advised you of this when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Front Street, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Quinte West  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-955-1409

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 23
  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Description

Situated in the heart of Trenton, The Port Bistro Pub is located in a beautifully restored historical building overlooking the Trent waterway. In the summer season, there is a spacious patio where you can watch the boats pass. Inside we feature the work of local artists & live music on Friday nights. The Port features a menu of gourmet comfort foods made from the very best quality, local products. Everything is made in house including hand-cut frites, desserts, and all sauces and dressings. The menu changes seasonally. We are proud of our unique beer list featuring local, regional and international brews, a comprehensive wine list and a great selection of cocktails and martinis. Additionally, we offer warm, friendly customer service and a fun unpretentious atmosphere that is uniquely ours. We strive to go above and beyond our patron's expectations and make The Port something the community can be proud of. This is partially achieved through our Green Initiatives and by highlighting the area's finest produce, meat, beer and wine.The Port opened July 14th 2011, with new owners acquiring it on August 1st 2014. The Port is locally owned and operated. We invite you to join us for some shared plates with friends, a full course meal or just a drink on the patio.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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