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Review of Ports Cafe

Ports Cafe
Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great service. Waitress had great input to deciding on what to have. The "Specials" list was more than the menu had to offer. Great selection. The winter night salad was phenomenal l. The filet was the most tenders I have ever had in a restaurant with maple butter. Great atmosphere and absolutely delicious. Daily specials are not a disappointment. Reservations are a must!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank myrtlelover12
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing all around ”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate here the first night of two in Geneva. We started to order off the menu when our server, Eric, asked if we'd been to Port before. When we said no, Eric took the menu and told us we had to order off the daily special menu. And that consisted of probably a dozen items (and the regular menu was large so this chef really has his work cut out for him!).

We ordered the baked Brie and strawberry salad for appetizers, duck with cherry glaze, mahi mahi with pineapple salsa, and chocolate mousse for dessert (along with a bottle of Fox Run Riesling).

The meal was exquisite. Everything kept getting better and better. The service was fantastic.

When we ate at Nonna's on Saturday night we regretted not going back to Ports.

Thank HI22
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Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“You have to try it!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Food made to order, great service, great food. We got there just as they opened, which was perfect. I would definitely recommend ordering one of their daily specials, you won't be disappointed! It does get loud in there once all the tables are filled so go early or eat outside. It will be nice when the addition is finished to add more space.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Loose Moose Lod... B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great specials, fresh food!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was our first visit to the Finger Lakes- we went to Ports Café after several recommendations from others. You cant go wrong here. There are great specials everyday, but the regular menu is also amazing. Offers a great variety and steak, fish, chicken and wine. The baked brie was amazing! Service was fantastic. The food does take a little while to come out, but the freshness makes it worth it. Will definitely stop back here on my next visit to the Finger Lakes. I definitely recommend a reservation or else you may not get in.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank pav1217
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Hauppauge, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We where in the finger lakes the year prior and all anyone talked about as far as place to eat was ports cafe. The place was so busy and they where full on reservations . We couldn't eat there. This year we called a few days before we left and made reservations. As we stopped by our wineries the day of our reservations all the locals said it was the best place and they love it always! One of our tasting guides got goose bumps when we told her where we were going... Well LET ME TELL YOU! .... You need to go it was superb! The staff was friendly the atmosphere was perfect for our date night. And the food was to die for! Do the specials all the way!! Everything is so fresh and tasty. It was a little long but WORTH the WAIT!

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