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Port Land Grille

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Tue, 5/26
8:00 PM

Menu

SNACKS & SHARE PLATES‏‏
Seasonal Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell
By the piece with a zinfandel smoked peppercorn peppercorn mignonette and a worcestershire cocktail sauce
$Market
Plg's Beef Tartare
of certified USDA prime beef, capers, red onion, stone ground mustard, horseradish aioli and toasted crostinis
$14.00
Chilled Domestic Wild Caught Shrimp Cocktail
With a texas pete spiked bloody mary sauce
$14.00
Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie Selection
Ask for daily choices
$6.00 each
Maine Lobster Rolls Slider Style
A delicious lobster salad, butter lettuce, buttered potato rolls with spicy buttermilk slaw on the side - by the piece
$10.00 each
Logan's 5 Cheese Baked Mac- N - Cheese
$12.00
Vietnamese Style Kobe Beef Meatballs
With a peanut noodles and a sweet-n-sour mango sauce
$10.00
Port Land Grille's Crab Cake
Domestic lump, crab and claw meat cake over southern style buttered baby lima beans and a warm apple-wood smoky bacon vinaigrette & a green goddess tartar sauce
$14.00
Shawn's Smooth Pate
of chicken-duck-rabbit liver, Cognac & pistachio with crostinis, capers, diced red onion, pickles and whole grain mustard
$12.00
Our Famous "Red Neck" Eggroll
Filled with pulled pork barbecue & southern style local collard greens with a sweet-n-sour mango glaze
$10.00
NOT YOUR ORDINARY SALADS
Roasted Beets - Baby Organic Greens Salad
With candied walnuts, roasted golden beets, goat cheese, fennel pollen and a vanilla bean-clover honey-citrus vinaigrette
$12.00
Simple Southern Salad,
But goooood!‏‏ A wedge of chilled iceberg lettuce, crisp Niman Ranch bacon, tomatoes, shredded carrots & chives topped with our famous PLG blue cheese dressing
$10.00
Caesar Salad
With hearts of organic romaine, tomatoes, country olives,  shaved asiago and a classic ceasar dressing
$10.00
Farmer's Market Salad
Of house‏‏ mixed baby greens, organic grape tomatoes, English cucumbers, radishes, southern style pickled beets, hearts of palm and toasted sunflower seeds with your choice of dressings:  white balsamic, garden herb vinaigrette  -or-  plg's creamy bleu cheese  -or-pecorino-smoked peppercorn ranch
$10.00
Watermelon, Prosciutto & Rocket Greens Salad
With toasted, salted Carolina peanuts, dried apricots, feta cheese tossed in a Green Tabasco, honey, mustard vinaigrette
$14.00
Poached Wild Caught Gulf Pink Shrimp Salad
with spinach, romaine, toasted pinenuts, hard boiled eggs, hearts of palm, grilled asparagus tossed in a "Louie" dressing
$16.00
Fried Select Oyster & Organic Greens Salad
With roasted red peppers, marcona almonds, hearts of palm, tasso ham-blackeyed pea-creole mustard vinaigrette and an ancho chili remoulade
$14.00
FROM THE PORT‏‏
All seafood selections are seasonal~ availability & pricing is subject to change ~ please call 910-256-6056 for tonight's offerings.
Yellow Fin Tuna
(FL) cooked rare
$32.00
Wild Caught Grouper
(Nc)
$38.00
Fresh Fried Flounder Fillet
(Nc)
$28.00
Pan Seared True Maine Diver Scallops
(Ma)
$35.00
Scottish Salmon
$28.00
Local Jumbo Soft Shell Crabs
(Nc) -‏‏ seasonal
$36.00
Fresh Line Caught Swordfish Loin
(Fl) - seasonal
$32.00
Golden Tilefish
(Fl) - seasonal
$34.00
Fresh Local Mahi Mahi
Seasonal
$28.00
FROM THE LAND
Heirloom Berkshire Pork Chop
with "dirty" Carolina gold rice (studded with pork bbq & black eyed peas), grilled local okra,  balsamic glazed cabbage and our famous Mongolian style BBQ sauce
$26.00
Wood Grilled Chicken
Three pieces, bone-in, free range chicken with "pound cake" mashed  potatoes, southern style stewed turnips and our famous east meets west carolina style BBQ sauce
$25.00
"Steak & Potatoes"
PRIME GRADE "BASEBALL CUT SIRLOIN STEAK with buttery mashed Yukon gold potatoes, wilted organic spinach and our house made "P-1" steak sauce
$26.00
Sugar & Spice Duck
(Piedmont, NC)  grilled spice rubbed breast with purple heirloom rice, grilled smoked duck sausage, grilled baby bok choy & sweet-n-sour stewed mangoes and a wild flower honey - cardamom & anise chutney
$28.00
"Butcher's Steak"
Wood Grilled Angus Hangers Steak with pomme frites, duck fat tarragon aioli, sauteed bacony brussels sprouts and a shallot port demi
$26.00
Plg's Vegetable Plate
Roasted, grilled and sautéed seasonal vegetables with polenta, black rice, sweet mashed and mashed yukons
$24.00
FROM THE GRILLE‏‏
Kansas City Strip Steak
18 OZ, artisan 45 day dry aged Angus beef
$52.00
Coffee Rubbed Ribeye
naturally raised heirloom beef "Painted Hills Farms"
$36.00
"Barrel Cut" Beef Tenderloin
8 oz‏‏
$39.00
"Center Cut"  Ny Strip Steak
12 OZ  aged angus from "Painted Hills Farms"
$37.00
Signature "Bone-in" Filet
16 OZ aged angus
$62.00
Lamb Tenderloin
$38.00
Veal Rib Chop
16 OZ center cut
$38.00
"Cowboy Steak"
22 OZ bone-in ribeye steak
$46.00
Choose your side from the following ~
Duck Fat Skillet Fried Potatoes
With "drunkin' mushrooms" and a brandy peppercorn sauce
DESSERTS & ARTESAN CHEESES
Assorted Gelato & Sorbetto
Served with wafer cookies selections change frequently, a few samples gelato valrhona chocolate, vanilla bean, pumpkin, coffee, hazelnut biscotti, dulce de leche. Sorbetto: tangerine, peach, mango, blood orange, raspberry, bartlett pear, blackberry/cabernet
$6.00
Chocolate Liqueur Suicide Cake
With fresh berries berries
$8.00
Port Land Grille's Tiramisu
$8.00
Southern Comfort & Caramel Walnut Tart
With butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean gelato
$8.00
Not Your Ordinary Coconut Cake
With a caramel drizzle and & mango coulis
$10.00
PLG's Bread Pudding
Changes frequently, served with caramel sauce and a scoop of gelato (seasonal)
$8.00
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
With a‏‏ chocolate oreo cookie crust and fresh berries
$8.00
Port Land Grille's Creme Brulee
Flavors change frequently (sweet potato, espresso, lemon blueberry, bananas foster, etc. ) With chantilly creme and assorted cookies
$8.00
Artesan Cheeses
Ask for today's availabilty
$6per selection
RECIPES‏‏
North carolina sweet potato panna cotta with lemon grass soup
1 Large Sweet Potato
1 Vanilla Bean
1 Cup Sugar
3 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
1/2 Teaspoon Orange Zest
1 Teaspoon Cardamom Seed
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 Cup Whole Milk
7 Teaspoons Unflavored Gelatin
WINE & SPIRITS
An all american wine list (put together by co-proprietor/wife anne steketee has more than 500 bottles, with an emphasis on small production wines from california, washington state and oregon. An extensive wine by the glass list includes at least 5 champagnes, 20-25 red/white wines and over 20 ports and dessert wines.
Sante Magazine Wine & Spirits Hospitality Award for Best Fine Dining in the Southeast 2003 & 2004
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004
2004 Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award of Unique Distinction
Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau's International Wine Award of Excellence “Platinum” Level 2003
Another Awesome Dinner
Jack edwards, miner family vineyard
A Wonderful Evening to Remember
Kathy joseph, fiddlehead wine cellars
The Best Food and Wine Matching in My 25 Years of Wine
Bob long, long vineyards
Tonight We Have Lived
Elan shue, gundlach bundschu
A Match Made in Heaven
Trent moffet, livingston-moffet vineyards
About
Delicious food, wine and spirits served by our welcoming and knowledgeable staff in a comfortable setting whether it be in the main dining rooms, our beautiful patio, our open kitchen / bar or even one of our private rooms. Our menu changes "Slightly Nightly" to fit the season so be sure to visit our website for current menu details. Serving Wilmington's Finest Tuesday - Saturday nights from 5:30 pm until...
PRICE RANGE
$26 - $52
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

I usually don't bother dining out on "special" days due to fact that restaurants are usually overbooked, the waitstaff overstretched and the prices are over the moon. Since we had enjoyed this restaurant in the past, I took the chance and booked it for Valentines...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Thank you for a lovely review! I’m thinking that the server may have not rung in the starter in the first place - and we are so sorry about that!! I’m delighted you enjoyed everything else and then shared your enjoyment! It means a lot...More

Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Our group of 7 had dinner at Port Land a couple of days after Christmas. First time for most of us. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was top notch, and each of us had something different from the menu. Entrees...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

Thank you for coming in and for the review. We look forward to having you back often!

Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Having recently relocated to the Wilmington area, we were searching for our new go to restaurant. Port Land delivered. As varied a menu as we had expected. We started with cocktails, which only seems proper in a fine dining establishment. Food choices run the gamut...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Welcome to the area and we look forward to seeing you very soon!!

Reviewed August 17, 2019

This is truly a great restaurant. Wonderful food quality, large portions, great service and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: August 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Thanks for the great review and for including us in the celebration! So glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed July 29, 2019

It was okay, i felt it was very expensive, the steak had to be sent back 3 times because the cook did not get it right and i was not able to eat my meal with everyone else. I took my steak home. The wait...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

I’m very sorry this happened and I’d like to learn more so I can work with my team on prevention techniques! Could you send me the details (date of visit and name reservation was in) to my email anne@portlandgrille.com - much appreciation for the feedback...More

Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Visited Sat evening with a party of nine celebrating a couple of birthdays. Appetizers were a mixed bag. Crab dip excellent, buffalo calamari served cool and not crisp, pimento cheese excellent, clams ok and lobster slider was very good. Swordfish and cod cooked perfectly, cowboy...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Thanks for the feedback and I’ll share with my Chef (husband) and crew. I’m glad you all enjoyed yourselves and I hope to see you again soon ~ Anne

Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Went here with a large party and everyone enjoyed. We had several tasty appetizers and garden salad. I had the duck and it was delicious -with cherries and cabbage. Desserts were good as well. I would love to go again and try something else on...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are happy you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed June 5, 2019

From the ambiance, to the wait staff, menu choices and the food itself, we had a marvelous experience. We could not have asked for a better dining experience.

Date of visit: June 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in and then taking the time to write such a lovely review!

Reviewed May 22, 2019

The service here was top notch! Everyone was extremely personable and helpful! The food... what EXCELLENT as well! I'd recomend the pork belly app, and the steaks we're excellent! Finished it off with some creme brulee!

Date of visit: May 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Yum! Some of my favorites too .. thanks so much for taking the time to share the love.

Reviewed May 22, 2019

My wife, daughter and her fiance, ate here last weekend. What a great experience. The steak, and sea bass were phenomenal. We had egg rolls and sausage gnocchi for appetizers. We tried several items and split the entrees. They serve each person full sides for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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annes522, Owner at Port Land Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Wow - thank you for taking the time to send in such a thoughtful and wonderful review! We really appreciate it and are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back soon!

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