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Port Bar & Dining Room
Ranked #10 of 213 Restaurants in Pickering
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Liverpool Rd
Description: PORT 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.
Reviewed December 23, 2013

I have been to this restaurant for lunch with the girls, a family lunch, and again for dinner with my husband.

The food is interesting and inventive, the view is fantastic, however the price is a little steep for a Pickering Restaurant.

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3  Thank SUNRISE109
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

I believe you pay for the view, not the food.

The menu is a bit pricey, considering the small portions, but the view of the harbour (especially on the patio, during good weather) is certainly worth it.

My husband and I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here, all on the patio, and it was worth it.

We've enjoyed a glass of wine, during sunset, with a simple appetizer to add some serious romance to an ordinary work evening.

Service and quality of food have never been a problem.

I've also noticed lots of children, so I assume it's family friendly.

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1  Thank HappyWife4234
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great ambiance and good service. Started going to this Port when it first opened went to the 1st three New Years Eve festivities and always felt I got good value for the money. Over the past couple of years it's changed and I know longer feel that way. Very little food for a lot more money. The wine list is very over priced with a mediocre selection within the affordable range. I had the shrimp/scallop linguini which was short of disgusting, the pasta was one big clump with tiny little (frozen seafood) likely better at East Side Mario's or Red Lobster for half the price (couldn't be worse). Had been a frequent supporter the first several years of opening hadn't been in over a year wouldn't rush back.

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5  Thank Sheila M
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Todd M, Owner at Port Bar & Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

We are sorry that you have perceived a change in our quality and pricing. We have not changed many of our prices since we opened and have actually lowered our average menu price this past summer. We will not price compete with free bread sticks & salad and all you can eat restaurants. Our business model is to offer quality house made food a reasonable prices. We refuse to bring in pre-cooked protein similar to the restaurants you compared us to.

We would love to have you back and do not want to loose any guests. Please let me know when if you can consider coming in again and we will ensure a fantastic dining experience that highlights our passion for quality fresh food made from scratch.

Todd - Managing Partner

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I've been to PORT many times over the past few years of living here in Pickering. At first, I was very excited to have a 'downtown' feel place to have a great dinner with hubby or a few cocktails with the girls. Going back 3 years ago, the food and the service was good. However, I've noticed over the last few visits this past year, the food quality and service had gone downhill! The prices have become outrageous...$19 for a 8oz glass of average Sauvignon Blanc...really???
I'm glad Moxies will be opening up soon and will give us another dining/lounging option!

3  Thank JanaGee
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great ambiance and location. Restaurant situated on the waterfront in a marina. The sunset view is memorable.
Great dining card and the wine list is commendable.
Would go back in a spiffy...

1  Thank Cruisers1959
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