My wife and I were seated promptly for our Saturday evening dinner reservation. Service during our seating and for the remainder of the evening was very good. It's always a pleasure when a member of the wait staff not assigned to your table makes the time to check on you and your needs.
We started with a half-dozen of the daily oysters. Though these Canadian oysters were tasty the very small size left some damaged in the process of serving. My wife chose the Farmer's Market Salad and I went with the Caesar Salad. The addition of tomatoes and olives changes the traditional Caesar to a hybrid that many Caesar fans will not favor.
For our entrees we chose Pan Seared Fresh Wild Caught Grouper and the Wood Grilled Fresh Yellow Fin Tuna. Both of the fish portions were well prepared as my tuna arrived rare as requested. My wife found the tomato based sauce did not enhance the grouper, however the overall presentation and quality of the entrees was very good.
The restaurant is tastefully decorated with a nice bar area. Most of the guests were properly attired for an elegant evening of dining. Far too many patrons of all ages were dressed more appropriately for burgers on a picnic table.
Overall Portland Grille is a great choice for fine dining in Wilmington.