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“Not worth travelling far for.”

Port Bar & Dining Room
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Ranked #10 of 204 Restaurants in Pickering
Price range: $11 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Liverpool Rd
Description: PORT -dining room & bar- is a Waterfront North American Bistro. OUR GOAL is to create a community gathering spot, where we showcase our passion for hospitality and great food & beverage. Our Chef team has created menus that evolve to reflect the season and locally raised products. Our products are produced in house by career-minded chefs using fresh ingredients and classic techniques. Our Beverage Team strives to (re)create cocktails that reflect the passion and skill of the original bartender. We support independently owned breweries with 14 beers on tap. Our wine list varies in price and style for every enjoyer of wine. FeastON & OceanWise certified.
Toronto
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Not worth travelling far for.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Great location and views, cheerful attentive service, food that looks and sounds good but tastes quite ordinary.

On a Saturday evening it's noisy and parking is difficult.

If you live near by it's a reasonable choice for dinner but not worth the journey if you're a distance away.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
whitby, ON
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overrated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Overpriced and the food is not that good. The burger was pricey and left me wanting, messy and gooey. Definately not coming back. The day we went there the place was deserted, now I know why!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Diane A
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Ajax, Canada
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

I really like the food here, and the neighbourhood is just great. If you sit in the bar area the atmosphere and view are the best in Durham. Not a place to look for value though.

Service is what you'd expect for an upper end restaurant, we went for Mother's Day in 2012 (booked way in advance) and while the seating was tight, and the place was packed, the wait staff did a great job getting us our food in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Toolsy
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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fun Place To Meet Friends”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We went here for lunch with a large group. We had reservations and were seated quickly. Nice view and location. Service was good and fast. Food is quite nice and a decent selection. We went here again for drinks in the evening and it was fun.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Omer22
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Brougham, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I enjoyed the food and the service. It was a quiet night there and I look forward to going back this summer to sit on the patio.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank laura082952
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