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Portside Fusion, Port Carling, ON

Portside Fusion

4.4
4.4
297 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
Our team strives to bring together the freshest local ingredients to produce a variety of cultural rich dishes. The Muskoka lakes are the crown jewel of Ontario cottage country, and as such we seek to bring the food we feel it deserves.

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Steak, Crossover

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 765-0003

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Yacoub

  • Catering

    Catering available.

  • Neighbourhood

    Port Carling

  • Cross Street

    Up the hill from the locks!

  • Parking Details

    Limited spots out front. Street and public parking available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Outdoor Eating

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Scenic View

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Global, International

  • Muskoka

    Best Overall

  • Muskoka

    Best Food

  • Muskoka

    Best Service

  • Muskoka

    Best Ambience

  • Muskoka

    Best Value

  • Muskoka

    Fit for Foodies

  • Muskoka

    Outdoor Eating

  • Muskoka

    Romance

  • Muskoka

    Scenic View

  • Muskoka

    Special Occasion

  • Muskoka

    Most Booked

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  1. BM

    BrianM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was great and the view of the water from the terrace is wonderful. There is a bit of street noise, however, which does distract from the ambience. My wife had the mussels which were quite yummy and I had the grilled octopus. One portion of the octopus was a little overcooked and chewy, but the other portion was quite tasty. I would go back again when in Port Carling.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the view is beautiful! My vegetables were undercooked but the rest of our meal was delicious. We had the burger and the trout. The presentation was excellent and they were both delicious. Great atmosphere, will definitely be returning.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food great view
  4. J

    Jclark

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner and atmosphere. Always a pleasure to dine here
  5. JD

    JDMuskoka

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Overall our experience wasn't too bad. We are longtime Muskoka Residents and small business owners that understand that challenges of smooth service in busy season. It was a busy dinner service so it took a bit of time past our reservation time but again, busy season.. it makes sense and we were greeted by multiple staff members that were lovely and attentive. Our server however was really challenging. From the get go he went to seat us and ended up distracted half way to our table by some wine stained drink menus, we were standing by the indoor server station a little confused as to why we were led there only to stand there a little lost. Someone else ended up grabbing us and taking us the rest of the way to the table. We ordered some sparkling water and when our server was pouring the water it honestly felt really abrupt... almost every time he refilled our glasses over dinner he'd be banging the bottle into our plates and onto the glasses spilling the water... it just felt very careless. We tried to find humour in the experience at the time and also tried to be understanding that it can be stressful working on a busy night in service. Honestly though he just got worse, we ordered appetizers, he came back telling us our initial choice (carpaccio) was out... we made a second choice (mussels)... he came back again to tell us that was also out, which meant we probably had to switch pastas as well (we pointed that out to him)... again, we get things run out and that things happen...but he more or less vented that he was upset he didn't know.. The rest of the meal he was mostly absent, we actually had a really lovely server check in at the end a few times... we were hoping our server had been cut and maybe this other guy was taking care of us. We really wanted desert and coffee but didn't want to have to keep waiting... we did anyway and had to wait soooo long for him and the bill. Just seamed like he couldn't care less. Coffee was terrible too.

    Portside FusionResponded 4 days agoHi there JD, we're very sorry about this experience, thank you for trying to be understanding, steps have to been taken to rectify this situation, we appreciate your honest feedback.

  6. L

    Lovagoodmeal

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waiter promised us an experience. Didn’t come through. Had to ask for water 4-5 times. Finally received it. Grilled octopus app was cold. Asked for Parmesan cheese never got it.
  7. MT

    MuskokaTasty

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Good service. Patio was very nice. .⁴
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The servers / customer service was not the best. I made this reservation for my sisters birthday and wrote a note in advance saying we were just coming for dessert and to sing happy birthday. I asked before hang if they could arrange to put a candle on one of the desserts so we can sing for her. When we got there they were offering us dinner although I had written in the note on this app and told them when we came in that we were just having dessert and singing for my sisters birthday. Once we were seated I asked the waiter if it would be possible to do a candle with a dessert so we can sing and he said yes. All of our desserts came and there was no candle. I asked them where it went and they said it blew out as they were bringing it to our table so they just decided not to do it. This was very disappointing because the whole reason we went to the restaurant was to celebrate my sister and I wrote a note to them about this a day before and told them when we came. they did not try to make it up in any way.
  9. s

    safti

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Too expensive. Will not be returning. I spoke with several other people who dined there. No one will return because the pricing is outrageous. Also, the menu online has pricing and when they handed us the menu at the restaurant, every meal was at least $7 more expensive than what was advertised online. False advertising and will not return.

    Portside FusionResponded 4 days agoHi there Safti, we are very sorry about this, we did have to the raise the prices on many of our items this year due to inflation and cost of food, we also only buy the most expensive ingredients. The website however is our mistake and was supposed to be updated weeks ago, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Would be more than happy to rectify our mistake.

  10. MC

    MaryroseC

    Toronto

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Excellent service, delicious food!
  11. BB

    BeverlyB

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Gnocchi was not good, both who ordered it could not eat much of it, bland floury void of flavour. I love this place but mushroom fettuccine would be a much better choice for the menu
  12. M

    Morgan

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abby Jared and the new server (sorry can’t remember her name ) we’re fabulous. Food was great ! Will be back again soon!
  13. MQ

    MommyQ

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Food was not as good as the last time we went. The patio dining was fantastic though. Service was also not as good. We were seated very late and the server was not very attentive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly executed dishes, wonderful staff, and a great view of the local locks, highly recommend.
  15. NN

    NeetuN

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Great service great food
  16. NM

    NicoleM

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Abby as our server!! Service was amazing, food was delicious and fast and the view on the patio was beautiful. Thank you!!
  17. PD

    PatD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great place to spend an evening on the patio in Muskoka
  18. TR

    TrentR

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was wonderful
  19. GU

    GailU

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers served by a great waiter. Wonderful experience
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service but prices are crazy high.
  21. DA

    DougA

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for 4 summers now. Food is great. Some interesting new choices. Service was phenomenal. Suggest booking ahead.
  22. PS

    PatriciaS

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    No cover on the patio so very hot. They were out of two of five desserts. Food was good but pricey.
  23. T

    Teal

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time visiting and won’t be the last! Food was delicious, a bit long of a wait time, but the quality was worth the wait. Beware if you want to sit on the patio for a late dinner - the bugs will start to get you! Overall though, very happy with our dinner and will come back!

    Portside FusionResponded on July 16, 2022Thank you for your kind review we have been short staffed this past week due to illness. Sorry for delays but looking forward to serving you again and doing better!

  24. LS

    LaurieS

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Awful experience hire a chef to replace the good one that quit. Terrible food combined with slooow delivery.AVOID THIS RESTAURANT!

    Portside FusionResponded on July 16, 2022We have a new chef this year, who is extremely accomplished. Sorry you did not like the food, we are not fast food, we are an a la carte restaurant everything is made fresh to Order.

  25. PG

    PGSK

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    They had two waiters trying to serve too many People. There was not even the taste of gin in my expensive cucumber gin and tonic and interesting but mediocre pasta. A restaurant in port carling had no fish “left” at 630 pm. Seriously?

    Portside FusionResponded on July 16, 2022Hi there, Sorry about your experience we had about a quarter of staff get sick this past week. These things happen. Also supply issues are very real this year we often get shorted on our orders. Hope you can understand.

  26. l

    lovefood

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    It was my birthday dinner with my girlfriends. It was very obvious that our waiter was new to the service industry so we were understanding. She splashed water on the table while pouring. The ice cube in the tequila was laughable. We ordered $100 wine that she spilt a good amount while pouring. We used a napkin to clean it, she did come back with a cloth to clean too, but then did not replace the napkin…we had to ask several times for a new napkin. The meals were ok. It was a very expensive night for ok food and poor service. Portions were inconsistent. The seafood pasta could have fed the table but the other pasta dish was just enough. Overall not the best birthday dinner I have had.
  27. M

    Martha

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I really like this restaurant and the back terrace is absolutely lovely. The chef very is talented but it was disappointing as I had been really looking forward to having the local draught beer which was not available. (I would have been nice to then have the local beer available in bottles. I also was looking forward to having the octopus (my favourite) which again was not available, decided on the trout which again was not available. The server was very sweet and lovely. Yes, I would go back and yes, I would recommend this restaurant.

    Portside FusionResponded on July 16, 2022Martha thank you for your support we had some supply issues recently, but have worked to fix those problems, we will have your favourites next time you are in! Thank you again!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely view and great service. Super friendly servers! Food and drinks were delicious. Prices were what you would expect for casual dinning in Port Carling. We will be back!
  29. XG

    XavierG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An amazing experience, the quality of the ingredients, presentation and taste were memorable. Service was professional and kind. Most recommended.
  30. PC

    PeteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and the waitress was absolutely AWSOME
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of the locks, very good food! Will be back
  32. BS

    BrianS

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nothing was really special. Will not go back there
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Not as good as previous years. The menu had fewer choices for our liking and our favourites are no longer available. Most new items on the entree menu are overpriced.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food. Great service too, Amazing to find this quality outside of Toronto. Well done.
  35. NM

    NicoleM

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and service was tops!! Beautiful view on patio!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Portside Fusion and we really enjoyed everything. We were seated in the large patio overlooking the Port Carling locks. There were patio heaters to keep us warm. The wait staff were very attentive, they were friendly and overall did a great job. The food was delicious! We started with a charcuterie board with delicious salamis, prosciutto, 3 types of cheese, figs, delicate pear slices, grapes, bread sticks and truffle honey. We had salads which were fresh, crisp and had a light but tasty dressing. We had Sea Bass, Lamb chops, gnocchi and steak. The fish was buttery smooth, light, perfectly cooked and delicious. The lamb chops were cooked a perfect “medium” with excellent flavour and a generous portion as was the steak. The gnocchi was delicious as well. We tremendously enjoyed our meal and we will be back soon.
  37. M

    Muskokaman20

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great venue, very dedicated serving staff, professional and friendly. The usual good casual Muskoka fine dining experience. The food was a touch off Portside standards with a couple main courses not overly warm. That can be attributed to very large crowd and a couple of new kitchen additions. Most (but alas not all clientele) understand the staff shortage up here in Muskoka leads to some occasional issues. That said most of the food was great and the staff simply outstanding.
  38. RJ

    RichardJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Greeting at the door was a little slow. Didn’t love my table location but it was busy so it is what it is. Staff were quite friendly and attentive and the food was excellent.
  39. M

    Mercedes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was excellent, everyone was super friendly, had a fantastic time while there. Plus the food was to die for!
  40. AV

    AnjaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant with the most delicious food and prompt friendly service! Trevor our waiter was absolutely amazing and very attentive! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

FAQs

Portside Fusion is rated 4.4 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Portside Fusion

98 Joseph St, Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Up the hill from the locks!

  • Neighbourhood

    Port Carling

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Steak, Crossover

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Limited spots out front. Street and public parking available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Yacoub

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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