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Ports Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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4432 State Route 14, Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456-9749
+1 315-789-2020
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been anxious to try Ports, and finally made a reservation 2 weeks out in order to get the time and date we wanted. The restaurant lived up to the reviews, and we enjoyed an outstanding dining experience. We started with a drink at the bar and questioned the bartender as to his favorite menu items. He suggested that we... More 

Thank Sandyw248
Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant sits on the main road through Geneva and looks unassuming, but is truly a great experience. We spent the weekend up in the Finger Lakes and had reservations for our first night. The menu is extensive as is their specials menu and the staff is very nice and accommodating. The restaurant and bar were crowded and the food... More 

Thank Bklynbee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Add another "thumbs up" to the highest rated restaurant in Geneva (at least according to TA). Restaurant is deceivingly romantic. Not much to look at from the outside but the inside is cozy and well-appointed. It looked like there was one small dining area off of the main dining room that did not look like much fun to eat in,... More 

Thank jcav08
Buffalo, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was packed at 5pm, so reservations are a must. They did allow us to eat at the bar, which turned out to be a great idea. The bartender was so nice, and was juggling food menus, drink orders and generally grand conversations! Our dinners were fantastic, the atmosphere was beautiful and we'll definitely go back again.

Thank Sandy B
East Lansing, Michigan
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found ourselves in Geneva, NY while on our way to Boston. I used TripAdvisor ( what else?) to find a nice place to go for dinner. Well, Ports Cafe was number 1, so off we went. AND we were not disappointed. It began with our waitperson, Erin, and the experience kept getting better and better. One writeup said not... More 

Thank N8PWC
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in on an anniversary trip through finger lakes. Wonderful service, interesting menu and a great value. We thought the server made a mistake! Chicken tandoori and shrimp sauté were perfect.

Thank Fran542015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and don't consider anywhere else to eat. But you MUST make a reservation. Great bar space and atmosphere, it's worth the five minute drive out of town. They offer a daily specials menu which is to die for. Save room for dessert and an after dinner drink. Linger and enjoy...it's the best experience in Geneva.

Thank Eahumphries
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many people advised us to try to get a reservation here. Most of them were locals who urged us to try it. We did, and they ere right. Great food. Excellent service. Pleasant atmosphere and a long view of the lake abut a half mile away. Overall, a memorable dining experience.

Thank David M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews on Tripadvisor and made a reservation. We were not disappointed! We both ate off the "special menu"- hubby had the steak with mixed steamed veggies and I had the pork tenderloin with cheesy polenta and brussel sprouts, accomanied by a lovely Bordeaux, followed by creme brulee. Our server, Melissa, was very attentive and pleasant. We will... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wooster, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were honeymooning in the Geneva this past weekend. We decided to have dinner at Port's as recommended by the front desk lady at the hotel. It was a great suggestion! We made reservations at 9 but I was ready earlier than I thought so we were there at 8:30. It was a lovely night and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $28
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4432 State Route 14, Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456-9749
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 315-789-2020
An informal setting overlooking Seneca Lake, featuring savory and unique dishes made from fresh, ​locally sourced ingredients.​ ​Finger Lakes wines and craft beers are available by the glass.

Reservations Recommended. Maximum group is 8.

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