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“Everything we could have expected”

Ode Porto Wine House
Ranked #24 of 1,760 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $65 - $95
Cuisines: Portuguese, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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 August 20, 2014

We booked the restaurant on the strength of the reviews on Trip adviser for my birthday from the UK. The hospitality was very good and the food excellent. We were not in a hurry and the meal was all the better for this. I will recommend to any and everyone that's is going to Porto and we will return. The restaurant is small and intimate so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Glenn D
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had pre booked this restaurant as we were a party of ten to celebrate a special Birthday for my husband. We had what appeared to be our own dinning room & wasn't actually aware of any other guests as we had what felt like the undivided attention of the very enthusiastic & passionate patron. Between us we must've covered pretty much the whole menu & we were all delighted with our choices.A memorable & delicious evening well worth a visit especially if you are a 'foodie' & prefer organic food delivered at a pace that allows you to enjoy & digest it properly.

Thank 101Sandie
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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

As we are sitting in the restaurant, I must write the review--The owners, the food, the attention, the decor, the wine-- EXCELLENT. So far, the best restaurant in Portugal. Must try- the cheese, the cured pork, deserts chocolate cake and the secret.. and all else :)) keep on mind that EVERYTHING IS NATURAL FROM From their FARM. WOW WOW WOW!!!!

Thank iriskasiriskas
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was more than a good meal... it was an experience... it is hard to describe the evening, other than it was a "perfect storm" of location, ambience, service, and food quality coming together in harmony to create a memorable evening. The small restaurant is excellently located, yet tucked away (once you find the address, you have to knock on the door to enter). There are only a few tables, but all are comfortably situated and the atmosphere is one of intimacy. As the other reviewers have noted, the owner's interest in food and sincere appreciation of his guests' enjoyment truly added to the overall experience. All of the dishes served there were family recipes with the owner's updated twist. I had the pork dish and my husband ate the lamb curry (which he commented was the best lamb he has eaten anywhere, including France which we thought held the highest honor for lamb preparation). It was a meal that we enjoyed from the appetizers brought to the table (do not miss the local cheese served there) through the desserts...The "surprise" dessert was sublime. This is a dining experience for those who wish to try a delicious, authentic Portugese meal of excellent quality, in an unrushed, serene environment. If you are lucky enough to call ahead and get a table by the window, this is an added bonus. Cheers to the owner for establishment of a first rate restaurant in Porto!

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Thank Helen H
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a very special place both for its food and its wonderfully intimate atmosphere. We booked by email a few weeks in advance and were very glad we did. Tucked into the historic Largo do Terreiro, it is the owner's home and we were made to feel like special guests.
Our table upstairs was on a raised platform which we understood was a favourite place for marriage proposals. The owner explained the philosophy of the restaurant and it was clear he cared passionately about food, its origins and a quality service. We enjoyed our port cocktails which were accompanied by sheep's cheese, breads and olives. We dared not eat too much as we were afraid we wouldn't manage our meal and the owner kindly arranged for us to take the remainder of our cheese home with us. My husband had the vegetable soup for his starter while I had the beef tartlet. He then chose the lamb curry and said the lamb was the leanest he had ever eaten. My cod was really delicious too. We both greatly enjoyed our desserts accompanied by the recommended ports. This was the last evening of our long weekend in Porto and what a splendid finale it proved to be. Do make sure you book early and allow at least 2 hours for this very special experience. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank Jinty27
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