While eating in large groups has become a conundrum these days, Porto provides guests yearning for an “international dinner party” with their friends and family the perfect setting.
Flanking either side of Porto’s entrance are two cozy nooks, each appointed with plush velvet armchairs and stunning Lucite-and-brass 8-top dining tables, perfect for small gatherings. On one side, a monumental Murano crystal chandelier designed by Maison Bonhomme in collaboration with the Venetian masters hangs underneath a 20-foot-high skylight.
Porto’s atrium, located off the main dining room, channels the feeling of an impromptu gathering at a local winery, with the crackling sound of wood burning in a nearby wheel grill filling the room and further stirring the senses. Large granite communal tables and an antique 20th century French truck panel table provide seating for larger groups – or for a gathering of fifty. On warmer days, the solarium’s sliding windows allow the space to become indoor-outdoor.
Porto now expands its days of operation to include Sundays for two ticketed multi-course family-style dinners: a late lunch seating (2pm) and an early dinner seating (6pm). For many of us, Sundays are a day to host large lively dinners with family and friends. We plan to channel that energy, combined with the vibe of dining in a “casa de campo” (country house), where the offerings are decadent and abundant. At Porto, our Casa de Campo(s) ticketed dinners offer guests the chance to dine as though they were at a dinner party at Executive Chef Campos’ home.
Porto’s atrium, located off the main dining room, is the setting for these dinners, with the crackling sound of wood burning in a nearby wheel grill filling the room with delicious aromas, further stirring the senses. Large granite tables and an antique 20th century French truck panel table are available to five groups of diners in parties of up to four per seating (tables can also be combined to host larger parties). The atrium’s entire façade along Ashland Avenue is comprised of sliding windows that allow the space to become indoor-outdoor.