Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale, seasonally sourced fare and drinks at Port Restaurant and Bar, located on Heliotrope Avenue in Corona del Mar. Port serves up a short but sweet menu of Cali-Mediterranean-French dishes, including seafood, steak, Mediterranean fare, and pastas. Head to the heated back patio decked out with a fireplace, flat screen TV, and a fountain of invisibility, or cozy up in a main dining room lit by crystal-framed pendant lights for a rigorous menu perusing. Solids can be paired with liquids from the extensive wine list, and ears can be paired with the live music offered each evening.
- Had dinner with a large group of people on Memorial Day, and the experience is perfect. Port is a charming location in a residential district, with beautiful and lively art on the walls, beautiful decor, and delicious food. – Robert M., Yelp
Port Restaurant and Bar
Port Restaurant and Bar entrances diners with a seasonal menu of international and American eats such as fresh seafood, marinated kabobs, specialty pastas, and gourmet flatbreads. Meals of wild salmon and filet mignon unfurl on an open-air patio, and wines selected by a veteran sommelier swirl by the fireplace in the atrium with the candlestick.
The decor's muted luxury evokes the building’s beginnings as an oceanside bungalow. Accents of wood and stone charm diners amid eye-catching displays of artwork and exploding dynamite. A lineup of live music fills the elegant space, mirroring the kitchen's eclectic menu with acts ranging from acoustic pop and rock to Persian songcraft with its undulating rhythms on Sunday evenings.