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“Expected more, wait staff shaky”

Porters - Dining at the Depot
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Ranked #6 of 303 Restaurants in Medford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Beautifully restored 1910 National Historic Landmark Train Station. Seating for several hundred, romantic outdoor dining and stunning craftsman style full bar. Happy Hour food specials. Dinner Entrees starting at $10.
Eagle Point, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Expected more, wait staff shaky”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Some old friends we hadn't seen for a while, suggested Porters for any early dinner, (they wanted to have a quiet dinner, so early) . This is a comparatively high end restaurant, so we expected the service and food to be accordingly so. Waitress was friendly, but seemed not to listen to what we ordered, seemingly more interested in what she could tell us. This was evidenced by the fact that two of our four dinners had to be returned, (she said it was the cooks fault, not hers), so that two of had dinner while the other two waited, then had their dinner while the first two waited, Food was fine, I had the special steak, figuring that it would be no problem. Wrong. Oh well,
Being that it was only 6:00, maybe the staff were new or not yet well trained, but this is a place that seems to pride itself on being a fine dining place. Need to explain that to all the staff.

  • Visited June 2014
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-an American living in England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A visit to the patio”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We have eaten at Porters many times and prefer the area straight ahead from the main doors. It is way less noisy than the area to the right! However, we were downtown for the Medford Cruise and opted to have drinks and appetizers out on the patio. It was delightful, good drinks and appetizers. We'll be back!

  • Visited June 2014
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PortersMedfordOR, Manager at Porters - Dining at the Depot, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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“Nice atmosphere and good food”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I've eatten at Porter's for years. Overall the food tends to be very good and service likewise. I was there in May and had another good experience. I would recommend a reservation for the covered booths if your inclined for a private romantic type meal. The bar area is excellent especially the outdoors seating area for this time of year, highly recommend for after work wind down .

  • Visited May 2014
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PortersMedfordOR, Manager at Porters - Dining at the Depot, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Thanks so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the experience.

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Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Failure to Acknowledge Great Contribution”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is a pretty nice restaurant. Oddly enough, the puffery about how the derelict 1910 train station was transformed, fails to mention Rodger Whipple of Jacksonville, OR. This man restored the station with meticulous care and historic authenticity. For the current management to ignore him is a sorry shame.

  • Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Food, food, glorious food”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Just got back from dining at Porters. No reservation, but wasn't a problem. The building and decor is exquisite. Derek the waiter directed us in the right direction with the menu. Had the rib eye steaks which were to die for. Garlic bread, salad and scrumptious med rib eyes. Beautiful. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Visited June 2014
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PortersMedfordOR, Manager at Porters - Dining at the Depot, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
So happy to hear your enjoyed dining with us. Come see us again soon.

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