Porters' Pub in Easton describes itself on it’s website as a “quintessential Old World Pub” and this does ring true in more ways than one.
Upon entry to the pub, friendly staff greets you. Chalk written menus line the walls with beer and food specials, along with colorful art to brighten the stone walls. The music is not overpowering, promoting quiet conversation and ambiance. With a quick look around, it is more than easy to settle in underneath the mugs between the stone walls to a dining experience enjoyable to most palates.
I am far from a beer enthusiast, but the descriptions even had me willing to crack open a Wells Banana Bread Ale toward the end of my meal.
Easton Restaurant Week is always a stomach filling experience. Porters' Pub did not leave me wanting.
The Restaurant Week menu contains a choice of two appetizers, homemade soup or salad, and about five different entrees and two desserts. With a perfectly poured Guinness, my partner and I delved into our meals.
The potatoes were still crunchy and starchy which seems to lead to the soup either being very fresh, or the potatoes were just undercooked, however, they added a textural enhancement to the chowder.
The steak and latkes were topped in an apple cranberry compote. The compote added some spice to the perfectly seared steak. It really had some unexpected kick, which complimented the sweetness of the apple and the savory full flavor of the NY Strip.
I finished off with the Banana Bread Ale, the meal was complete.
Overall, Porter’s Pub is exactly all that it boasts. The beer list is phenomenal.
And the food menu can hold it’s own against that which is no easy feat. If you’re going either for beer or fulfilling, comforting pub food, you are in the right place.
“Eat, Drink, and Be Merry”