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The Port Bistro Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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21 Front St, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
+1 613-955-1409
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance of the place is soo different from places, where you cannot even see what you eat. This pub has high ceilings, beautiful windows on each side. Very clean. Even the floors are clean. Attention to detail. Attention to food. Will come again.

Thank Ladislav K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit. The food was good and well prepared. Service was fair. For not being very busy could have been better. Although auto gratuity for a family of 6 is insulting. You got your 18% and I will not return. Pro tip I usually tip 20 and I would have returned.

Thank just_eh_guy
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

Justa Our POS system picks up there are 6 people in a group and defaults to the 18.5% gratuity. The system cannot tell if there are 6 adults or 6 kids in the group, just 6 servings ordered. The policy is plainly marked on the menu and the server probably told you when the bill was brought over as well.... More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Bright sunny day overlooking the river. Best seats at the back for sure. Great lunch menu with great service. Awesome up beat music. A must visit in Trenton for lunch!

Thank Gloria W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a great restaurant with great food and friendly staff. service is outstanding! try the mac and cheese - outstanding....great prices too!

Thank Mapdragon
Belleville, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Sitting outside is certainly a pleasurable experience...The food is good-ish...small portions...they didnt offer any substitution ..for gluten free options...I suggested corn chips..just for one person..and I was refused..so I told the server I would dip my parsley in then.....she just walked away...Spent $150.. on lunch and wine...and sure left hungry...No intention of eating there again......Although I realize for Trenton..it has... More 

jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

HOTELJUNKY88 You know, I'm not sure how to comment. First off, it is now January, so 6 months after you visited .... Secondly, our menu in September (we do change the menu seasonally ), had 19 gluten free items listed, and indicated as being gluten free. 4 salads. 7 appetizers. 8 entré items. More 

Trenton, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went in for a quick meal with the kids early on New Year's Eve. Atmosphere was warm and inviting, server was pleasant and the food was enjoyed by all (I would highly recommend the Bistro burger). Only real complaint was the cost of drinks for the kids. They both ordered an ice tea but it came in a tin. Shortly... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have been here for food and drinks. It is higher priced being more for the people who just love the quite uppity bar scene. Not to say the food quality is bad at all in fact whatever we had was excellent. Drinks are on the higher priced end for a small town. Nice atmosphere in the back along the... More 

Thank James C
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

First, the positives: Location right by the river -- nice, and, I would imagine, very nice in the summer, on their back patio. Our waiter was very polite and helpful. They have some interesting, tasty beers from local microbreweries, on tap. We were there for lunch, and, here is the main negative: there is no lunch time (more reasonable cost)... More 

Thank jamaicajoe9
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

jamaicajoe9 Thank you for your comments. We change menus every season, keeping our food fresh and the menu new. We do run a lunch menu in patio season, but find that traffic is greatly reduced when the weather changes, and we must adjust accordingly. For the weekend, we run our fall menu all day, and include 13 items at $12... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We booked the entire restaurant for our wedding rehearsal dinner. We worked with Shaun in the previous weeks to arrange the 3-course menu that was offered at a really reasonable price. The event itself ran smoothly and the food/service/venue were great. We particularly appreciated how well our special dietary requests were handled, with substantial vegan and gluten free options for... More 

1 Thank James S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice food beautifully presented. Modern and clean bistro atmosphere and good attentive service. Who needs more?

Thank bob w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Front St, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Quinte West  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-955-1409
Situated in the heart of Trenton, The Port Bistro Pub is located in a beautifully restored historical building overlooking the Trent waterway. In the summer season, there is a spacious patio where you can watch the boats pass. Inside we feature the work of local artists & live music on Friday nights. The Port features a menu of gourmet comfort foods made from the very best quality, local products. Everything is made in house including hand-cut frites, desserts, and all sauces and dressings. The menu changes seasonally. We are proud of our unique beer list featuring local, regional and international brews, a comprehensive wine list and a great selection of cocktails and martinis. Additionally, we offer warm, friendly customer service and a fun unpretentious atmosphere that is uniquely ours. We strive to go above and beyond our patron's expectations and make The Port something the community can be proud of. This is partially achieved through our Green Initiatives and by highlighting the area's finest produce, meat, beer and wine.The Port opened July 14th 2011, with new owners acquiring it on August 1st 2014. The Port is locally owned and operated. We invite you to join us for some shared plates with friends, a full course meal or just a drink on the patio.

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