Porters on the Lane

4.7
954 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
PORTERS on the Lane - open for dinner 7 days a week and lunch service thurs-sun starting at noon daily There are always daily chalkboard specials along side our regular menus which highlight some of our seasonal dishes throughout the year. Located in the quaint Village of Bellport, a historical setting sure to invoke feelings of nostalgia. PORTERS is situated in a 100 year old 3 story victorian on the lane and has an array of dining and menu options that are designed for day or night. The Main Dining Room is the largest room with navy walls and white raised paneling overlooks the porch. The Fireplace Room past the bar takes you through French doors into a pressed tin room with a stone fireplace as the focal point which makes it a popular request for events and reservations. high tops in an alcove lend extra casual seating located within the bar room. Lastly, the place to see and be seen when dining in Bellport Village the seasonal and small front porch at PORTERS on the lane!
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MD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I make it a point go to Porters when in Bellport visiting my cousin. Always delicious and always fabulous service. Already anticipating my next visit!

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SM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good prices, great ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I really enjoy coming here to dine. The food and service is always good and the place has a very pleasant atmosphere. She took me out for a night before father's day dinner. There was a large party seated in the main dining room while we were there, very very loud. We couldn't even have a conversation. If that wasn't bad enough my steak was a little below par for this place. Her sea bass was delicious as usual. That said the large party prompted a dine and dash evening.
Not what we anticipated from past experience. We'll be back, if it seems louder than usual they do have outside tables for this time of year.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food, excellent service. Very noisy room but overall we were very pleased and would come back. We had the shrimp and the scallops, we’d recommend both.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you Porter's for a wonderful birthday meal. The table was ready when we arrived and the waitress was very attentive. We did not have to ask for anything, the food was fantastic, we will definitely be booking another reservation.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outside seating on a porch with overhang . Server was friendly good oysters and nice wine. Lunch menu was diverse and their beet Salad was refreshing. Would love to go there for dinner

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VP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first visit to Porters. The food was excellent!! We opted to eat outside as the bar area was crowded and quite loud. Our outside table was lovely and our waitress was excellent. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable experience

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love to eat at Porters in the summer and sit out on their porch.
They still have the best clam chowder.
My partner had the lobster roll which was loaded with lobster meat
Great place before or after show at Gateway Theater

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday with fiancé

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D
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming to Porters on the Lane just before we go to the Gateway Playhouse for a performance!
Food is always great, wonderful wine selection and friendly staff!!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great staff. Overall great experience!

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P
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Eating on the porch was nice (although we needed to change out seats as did the diners after us, due to the intense sun.

Over, food was good although both our salmon's were a tad dry. The shrimp cocktail was good. Even outside, it can get noisy.

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WS
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite neighborhood gem to enjoy! Everything is usually delicious and if there is a problem with your meal, they will happily fix it or substitute it for something else! We’ve been here so many times that we’ve lost count! Make reservations just to be on the safe side! They will often TRY to fit you in if you call ahead! Great staff and our compliments to the chefs!!! See you again soon!

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CC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great restaurant with an outside porch for dining in warm weather. The staff is friendly and helpful. I am Gluten Free and there are options for me. This is close to Gateway Plaza Theatre so a great option for dinner before a show. Food options were good. Nice portion. I would recommend it.

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c
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have been to porters a number of times food is always great. But I waited 30 mins after my 7.15pm reservation to be seated in the rear corner of the restaurant. It was nuts. And the noise in my spot was borderline unbearable. The waitress was very nice but I left not wanting to return. A shame.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best fillet mignon I ever had

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DR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service at Porters never disappoints. Always great. The fireplace was decorated so nicely with pink roses for Mother’s Day. It was very loud this evening but there were larger parties for Mother’s Day which likely caused the extra noise.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service and the Mother’s Day Menu had many choices.

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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are a group of women from Northport who start our yearly Ladies do lunch & the Theatre at the Gateway at Porter's. We look forward to the best lobster roll of the year! The servers are always so friendly, that is a plus! Keep up the good work!!

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Never disappointed dining here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious. The air came on towards the end of our meal which made us a lil cold but otherwise it was all great.

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JD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here. Great food great service great atmosphere. Will be back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pre-Easter family meal

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OT
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Porters is one of my favorite places to dine. The food is great, the staff is friendly, and there is never an issue with parking.

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RC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I made dinner reservations originally for 6 but needed to add 2 more and we had no trouble with the change. They were more than happy to meet this request. Even though we arrived early, our table was ready so were seated right away. The service was very good and attentive to our every need. We have been to Porters several times in the past couple of years and we continue to have very pleasant experiences. This is a terrific place for dinner, lunch, or some drinks to catch up with friends.

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SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Jamie our waitress was great
My husband had burger and I Had lobster tail and ceaser salad and cream brûlée for dessert
Good time

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. A bit noisy at dinner time but many reasonably priced choices.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fast service without rush. Delicious food and great staff. My first time there and will be back.

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CS
Naples
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Husband retirement dinner with parents , mother-in-law and wife

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is my 4th time at Porters, I always enjoy the dining experience here. I typically order salads which are always very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food

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LM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , cocktails , service and a fantastic ambience !!!

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AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Porters is consistently very good. Always greeted warmly. They not only know good food and drink but they know good hospitality.

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s
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

cute place, required walking up stairs - no accommodations for the handicapped - bar right next to the restaurant and the noise was outrageous - we could not hear ourselves think.service was ok..a little slow - food was good

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N
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I asked for two extra dishes to share a salad and I received only one. I had to eat my salad on that tiny bread dish.

When apps came out they brought one dish only. I guess I was a ghost Saturday night.. :(

Other than that everything was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great spot. Dinner was excellent (crab cakes, Steak, chilean sea bass), crème brûlée was amazing, but the espresso was my only complaint.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, great atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal. I had the sea scallops over a mushroom and asparagus risotto with shaved parmesan. Sea scallops were cooked perfectly.

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DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My date and I had arrived early to have a drink at the bar first. When the time for our dinner reservation came we were promptly seated. We had the fried provolone appetizer that we shared. My date had the chicken dish while I had the lamb. Both dishes were excellent. My sides were sautéed spinach and then I changed my potatoes to the Brussels Sprouts. I really enjoyed both sides, but unfortunately I was unable to finish them. The service was great too. We received the right amount of service not too much but always there when needed

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. Just love it! Food is always good, great selection to please everyone. Staff is always on point. Wish it was closer to my home, but worth the drive!

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