We very much enjoyed our meal here. The restaurant has a lovely rustic feel (check out the spiral stairs to the toilets upstairs even if you use the elevator to access them). The staff made us feel welcome and the service was excellent. We do to restaurants to eat and talk, so the quiet atmosphere was just right for us. The restaurant observed the local COVID-19 restrictions, checking vaccination papers, and the staff wore their face coverings appropriately. This made us feel more secure dining here. We would definitely try this restaurant again if we have an opportunity to do so.
Lovely quiet dinner for 2. Excellent service that gave us a leisurely meal but where we never felt neglected. Took the table d'hote which offered several appetizer and entree choices plus desert. Both fish entree selections were very nicely done. A dish of good Mediterranean olives was welcome when we sat down. Warming bread would be only suggestion.
We had a wonderful evening, the food was delicious and the wine and drinks were very good. It is a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and the tables well spaced out so we felt very comfortable. We will definitely come again.
We chose Porto Mar to celebrate our wedding anniversary (40 years!) and the one year wedding anniversary of our son and daughter-in-law. This was the perfect spot! We each ordered a different table d’hote: beef, calamari/shrimp, trout and salmon. The waitress was wonderful, the ambiance was perfect. The food was served promptly and was nice and hot. We highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
We had old friends reunion. Food and service both were outstanding. We ask for wine suggestions and owner choice was fantastic wines both red and white and both were modestly priced. Cod fish was excellent as well as squid and pork with clams. We definitely will return for just a dinner to enjoy the food and atmosphere.
Great Portuguese restaurant. Fish is fresh, perfect ambience, great service
I can't say enough about this restaurant. The service was exceptional - everyone very attentive. The food and ambience were amazing. We had the fishbowl on the recommendation of the waitress and normally it is more rice than fish but this bowl was heaping with fish.
Wonderful place with great Portuguese food and wine
Very quaint restaurant showing pride of ownership. Service was perfect, not too much not too little. Very accommodating if you wanted something omitted from the dish-proof that everything is cooked fresh!! We tried quite a few dishes that we had never had before. It was mid week so probably not necessary but I made a reservation to be safe. Glad I did as first impression that they reserved the window seat for us made us feel special from the beginning. Montreal has many great restaurants, I find quality of service to be lacking in many of them, not the case at Porto Mar!
This is a lovely restaurant in a fine location in old Montreal
Food was authentically prepared and service attentive , informative and friendly
Owner accommodated our Covid concerns by sitting us near a double window and opening fully ( no patio is possible there)
We were made to feel super safe with their Covid protocol and the food and service was exceptional as usual. Cannot recommend any more, it's the best restaurant in Old Montreal.
Beautiful location, wonderful atmosphere, such a fine dinner with my young daughter after taking her to an art show. Perfect night, thank you to the Wonderful Gentleman at Porto Mar ! I will be back again soon !
We live a couple of blocks away and have the choice of many restaurants but we return often to Porto Mar because the food is so yummy and the prices are very fair. Everyone is greeted as if they were family and the service is outstanding. You cannot go wrong with ordering the rack of lamb from the table d’hôte menu. I have had them before and they are always cooked to perfection. I have also had the Portuguese chicken, which is my favourite too. Many at my table had fish and raves about the freshness and preparation. One of the best things about this restaurant is that you are never rushed out. You are welcome to enjoy your evening at your pace. When you are in a bit of a hurry (lunch) they can easily accommodate too. Thank you to the whole staff for being so great. Looking forward to coming back soon.
I can cook Portuguese dishes better at home. Wine list is table wine at premium prices. Some patrons were out of control with their noise level. Service was nice and considerate. Overall Not recommended
The food was good, the ambience and service too.
Avoid the table beside the kitchen and the restrooms. It’s too noisy.
Our waitress was excellent, food delicious, perfect ambiance.
I took my wife to Porto Mar for her birthday. Overall we enjoyed our experience. But there were a few issues which cause is to rate them a 4/5.
When we arrived there were no menus available. So we were told we had to wait. As we patiently waited, a table of 2 was seated next to us and after them, a table 4 was seated in the corner. The table of 4 was provided one menu to share prior to either of the tables of 2, even though we arrived first. Additionally, there should be assaulted menus for the entire restaurant. My wife and I shared the mixed seafood for 2 and the chorizo appetizer. The food we ordered was good but nothing special stood out. The staff were nice and courteous. Overall, we enjoyed our experience, but we will probably not return.
Lovely and delicious Portuguese food, with low key but good service, and very reasonably priced.
Nice ambiance, friendly staff. We had a steak (thin but good) and bacalao which was a long wait and very tough, seemed overcooked when it should hardly have been cooked at all. The fish was a great disappointment
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the fish but perhaps you intended to order the fresh cod fish and not the salty cod fish? The bacalhau that you ordered was the salty cod fish which does take longer to prepare and is more fibrous given that it is dried and cured in salt. The fresh cod fish is more tender and not as well cooked. They are very different dishes. Please try the fresh cod fish next time and we are sure you will not be disappointed. Cheers.
Based on the reviews I was expecting really fresh seafood without the tourist trap prices of Old Montreal. But we could tell the food was mostly frozen or canned, and therefore way overpriced.
Review of the following that my partner and I ordered:
Sardines: so disappointing. The skin was inedible because of scales, and was also too soggy for grilled sardines. And the skin is the whole point of this type of dish! I ate the meat of the sardines, but we did not finish this dish.
Snails /escargots: this was the best dish we ate, yet we could tell the snails were from a can. The sauce was pretty acidic / vinegary so not for everyone but I really liked the sauce.
Salmon: this was cooked pretty well, but was not fresh salmon. It came with limp broccoli and a half potato that was incredibly plain. I love potatoes and didn’t eat it.
Clams and pork: pork was really tough. My partner barely ate it.
The server was lovely but she was the only one and had too many tables to give proper service.
We are sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant was not what you expected. We would like to clarify though that we never use frozen fish and that our salmon is always fresh. We receive fresh fish every day. Did you mention anything to your waitress as we are happy to change any dish that does not meet the customers satisfaction? The sardines are one of our most popular dishes. We apologize again and hope to get another chance to serve you and improve your experience. Best Regards.
Great atmosphere and great food the staff were friendly and inviting.
Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!
Good food and service
Thank you so much Mary for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Cheers!
Beautiful location with great food and service. We look forward to returning.
Thank you so much Joseph for the great review! So happy you enjoyed our food and the beautiful location we are in. Looking forward to serving you again. Cheers!
The staff were really friendly. The place was very beautiful and very close to Old Port. The food was really tasty, but the price was a bit high for the food they served (a fancy restaurant).
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and the beautiful location we are in. Cheers!
It's so wonderful Portgese restaurant with very fresh and delicious dishes. We had sardin, salmon, cod, escargo, and wines. All dishes are so good flavors. We also liked its kind service and chilled atmosphere.
Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our dishes and the fresh fish as well as the relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to serving you again. Cheers!
Great food on a quiet Monday. We always enjoy our experience.
Thank you very much for the great review! We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!
It was an OK experience both times we ate here. Nothing exceptional. More like a 4 star. Certainly not the 4.7 star listed.
Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you were not as impressed as we would have hoped with your experience at our restaurant. We look forward to having another chance to prove to you why our ratings are so high. Best Regards.
Thank you so much for the great review! So happy you had such a great experience at our restaurant. Until next time, cheers!
Very good food with lot of fish dishes. Nice place near « le Vieux Port » of Montréal.
I recommand for a pleasant and quality moment with family.
Very quiet evening. One of our party had the liver and two of us thought it was great. Different treatment of some foods. We had a good evening. Only complaint I have was having a TV on in a restaurant. Staff was great, even after all others had left.
Cynthia ,Passos and chef were charming. Food delish and not overly salty. Had cod that was cooked perfectly. Had 3 course dinner for 34 cad. Would return if I find myself in Montreal.
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to serve you in our restaurant. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town. Cheers!
Very nice meal. Portugese chicken was delicious, good fish, good soup. We appreciated that there was very low noise level so it allowed nice conversation. An old-school ambiance, but it was pleasant, peaceful and we had a very enjoyable meal.
Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the relaxed and quiet atmosphere here at Porto Mar. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers!
They have a nice selection of Portuguese wines. The food was excellent with nice presentation. Service was superb.
Thank you for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed wine from our wide selection of Portuguese wines as well as the meal, presentation and service. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers!
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OpenTable ダイナー33名によるPorto Marの評価は4.6☆です。