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The Port Bistro Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Gastropub
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21 Front St, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
+1 613-955-1409
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the positives: Location right by the river -- nice, and, I would imagine, very nice in the summer, on their back patio. Our waiter was very polite and helpful. They have some interesting, tasty beers from local microbreweries, on tap. We were there for lunch, and, here is the main negative: there is no lunch time (more reasonable cost)... More 

Thank jamaicajoe9
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

jamaicajoe9 Thank you for your comments. We change menus every season, keeping our food fresh and the menu new. We do run a lunch menu in patio season, but find that traffic is greatly reduced when the weather changes, and we must adjust accordingly. For the weekend, we run our fall menu all day, and include 13 items at $12... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We booked the entire restaurant for our wedding rehearsal dinner. We worked with Shaun in the previous weeks to arrange the 3-course menu that was offered at a really reasonable price. The event itself ran smoothly and the food/service/venue were great. We particularly appreciated how well our special dietary requests were handled, with substantial vegan and gluten free options for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice food beautifully presented. Modern and clean bistro atmosphere and good attentive service. Who needs more?

Thank bob w
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

My family was staying at the nearby Trent Port Marina and this restaurant was only about a 10 minute walk away. As we have our dog on the boat with us, we figured this would be a good spot to eat since there's a patio. Unfortunately this was not the case. Even though there was no one else on the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Had lunch out side by the river. Very nice. My daughter and her friend had a lovely salad . I had a beef sandwich served on flat bread. It was good could have had a little more beef in it but was tasty. I'm not a fan of flat bread but I did enjoy the sandwich. Would go again but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Very good! Excellent! Only one élément - the Lamb chop of my husband was not cooked or very little. Good service and Nice view!

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

Forgeso Thank you !! Sorry about the lambchop. we try to do them medium rare, but your request must over rule that. On espére a la prochain :) More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

While visiting Trenton a few friends, my husband & myself decided to go to the Port Bistro Bar for dinner. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. I had mussels, which I found were not the best quality, and within a short time of leaving the restaurant I was violently ill. This lasted all night and on my trip home... More 

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

mary Truly sorry about your experience. I can tell you we served 5 other orders of mussels that night, without any issues. Mussels tell you when they are ready to eat, in that they open for you. Perhaps there were a few on your bowl that did not open, but were eaten ? I am not doubting you about it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Poor customer service by waitress. Took 1hour to get food. Gave it 3 chances. Three strikes. Never going back.

Thank J. S
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

J.S. The review says this was reviewed Aug 21, Sunday. I can only guess you meant Saturday. Our exhaust fan motor seized Saturday evening and we had to turn our grills off. We finished what we had going as best we could and closed early. sorry if you were caught up in that. We were all upset with that night. More 

Kingston, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Ate on the patio with a view of the water. Need more umbrellas as the sun was scorching. Good food with friendly service.

Thank Linda B
Longueuil, Canada
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336 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This wasn't our first choice, but we landed there. It was a good second option. Food is very good, but menu a little overpriced. Ambiance is great, a little noisy. U can eat inside or outside.

Thank Stephane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $24
Bar, Canadian, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Front St, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Quinte West  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-955-1409
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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