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“Fantastic food and a wonderful experience!”

Ode Porto Wine House
Ranked #21 of 1,743 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $66 - $96
Cuisines: Portuguese, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to a quite, rustic 19th century house, just in front of river Douro, where Portuguese wine and food are the perfect excuse to forget the world and to enjoy the moment. An open kitchen where we love what we do to whom we do. A wide variety of Portuguese wines (15 by the glass) from which you can choose. Far from confusion, protected yet exposed, we look to pay an Ode to those who visit us - our guests. Relax. Fell at home.
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We visited ODE on the last night of our short stay in Porto and it was a fantastic end to our trip. It really is an experience, more than just a meal; it is very different to other restaurants. The owner is extremely welcoming and clearly very passionate and enthusiastic about what he does, which is lovely to see. He explains where all the food for the appetizers is sourced from in Portugal, even showing us on a map. The bread, oils, butter and olives that we had were amazing, much better than we had experienced elsewhere - a good sign for the rest of the meal!

The menu is very select with only 4 main courses, allowing ODE to provide amazing quality. I could not decide between 2 of the main courses so the owner helped to recommend. My partner had the fillet steak, and I had the black pork. We both said the meals were one of the best we've ever had! Absolutely delicious, amazing flavours and beautifully presented. The owner also helped to recommend wine by the glass to accompany the meal. For dessert we shared the chocolate volcano with nearby tangerine glacier - this is absolutely amazing! If you got to ODE you must try it. We enjoyed this accompanied by a glass of ODE ruby port which was also delicious and matched the dessert really well.

The restaurant itself it beautifully designed and decorated. The downstairs communal table is an interesting start to the meal before being seated in the upstairs dining room, which has a wonderful ambience and views of the river. Overall, I would really recommend eating here. We found it to be slightly more expensive than the other restaurants we had eaten in nearby, but completely worth it! I could not fault the food or the service at all, and we will definitely return on our next trip to Porto. Amazing!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

If you have fixed views about what you will and won't eat, or consider waiters and restaurant owners to be your ignorant servants, this place is not for you. Please eat elsewhere to avoid spoiling the excellent atmosphere at ODE. BUT if you enjoy carefully-prepared food, and are happy to be guided by knowledgeable and enthusiastic people, you will have a splendid evening here. We spent about 120 euros and it was worth every penny.

He probably won't get a Michelin star, but not because the food isn't good enough - it is - but because the establishment doesn't really fit any of Michelin's boxes and he doesn't need any more customers, certainly not star-chasers. Somebody once famously said: "I am not interested in the gastronomic opinions of a rubber manufacturer". Spot on.

Do go. You'll enjoy it.

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PortoColombus, Proprietário at Ode Porto Wine House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Dear David

It is 2:30 o´clock in morning and I just got back from another night of work. Pleasant work. Thank you so much for your kind words.
My stars are my guests.
Thank you for making us feel so proud for what we do, and to whom we do.

Looking forward to receive you the future.

Best regards.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

The owner make you feel part of the house'
A unique dinner with great quality qnd excellent prices.
One time in life you deserve a meal like that.
Strongly recomended!
Marcelo Ferreira

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PortoColombus, Proprietário at Ode Porto Wine House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Dear Marcelo

Thank you so much for recommending us so strongly.

I would say "one time in our life we deserve guests like you".

Thank you so much for the visit.

Best regards.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The owner helps make this a unique experience - spacing the arrival of the guests, starting down in the common area with some starters and enthusiastic descriptions of the food and property. We enjoyed spending some time in the beginning with him, and then have a romantic and private meal upstairs with a view of the river/plaza. This ranks of the on of the top 10 dining experiences I have had.

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PortoColombus, Proprietário at Ode Porto Wine House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Dear TravelalotParis

Thank you so much for your kind words. And for having been given the trouble of writing about us so long after your visit to ODE. That really means a lot to us - you didn´t forget us, and moreover, for the best reasons.

All the best.

Looking forward to receive you in the future.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

First, let me emphasise that the food here is really very very good; second, the meal was well put together, with good pace and service; third, yes the young owner IS passionate about what you eat and drink, at least at his establishment!

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