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Portico Restaurant and Bar

15 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 368-1990
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Ranked #444 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
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Price range: $30 - $51
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary, International, Canadian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Cross street: Victoria Street
Description: Step into a world of luxurious decor, gourmet cuisine, and welcoming service at Portico -- a tantalizing downtown Toronto restaurant. Lose yourself in a brilliant atmosphere of wood finishings, bronze mirrors, and plush furniture. Join us on a global culinary journey -- an enticing and intriguing fusion menu showcasing elements of Italian fare. All our offerings are freshly prepared daily, reflecting the season"s bounty. Whether you seek a power lunch, or a superb dining experience, this great downtown Toronto restaurant will delight and inspire you.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you're looking for fine dining, this is not the place. Food is extremely bland. Ordered the duck with risotto and the risotto tasted very watered down. Sadly we were celebrating my husband's birthday. He's already asked me for a re-do dinner because this place was so bad. Nice staff, but terrible food.

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Jerome D, I would first like to thank you for your patronage and feedback about our restaurant. Your comment has been important to us in order to focus on remaining consistent. At Portico we pride ourselves on delivering great food and great service, but it seems something went wrong. I would like to extend to you the opportunity to... More

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had dinner here twice last week while staying at the Cambridge Suites Hotel. Atmosphere is pleasant, service is attentive and personal, food was wonderful. Had the salmon the first night and the seafood risotto the second. Both were very well prepared and presented. Price was reasonable for downtown Toronto. A good selection of wines to accompany your meal. You can... More

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello MommaB60, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Portico! I would like to thank you for your patronage to both to the hotel and to the restaurant. We do strive to make it our goal to make everyone feel that they have a home away from home here (actually, we excel at it!)... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great service and a lovely lunch. I had the Mediterranean omelet with a side salad. Wonderful selection of breads, including olive butter.

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Diana E! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience at Portico and The Cambridge Suites Toronto. Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and give it a positive rating it is very much appreciated by myself and all the staff here at Portico who strive to provide excellent service to our guests.... More

Windsor, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The portico restaurant has a very relaxing ambiance about it. A great place for a romantic rendezvous or a business lunch. There is a good variety of food at a downtown Toronto price. I was impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of the service staff.

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello CoobaJake ! Thank you so much for your positive comments about Portico, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the variety of food that we offer and the overall ambiance. Our Head Chef and his team strive to provide our guests with timeless, quality dishes at a great value to our guests so it is always nice... More

Newmarket, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Have spent several weeks here working downtown. Sometimes at night to tired to go anywhere else. The food is mediocre, the prices are very high, service is highly dependent on the server, mostly average. To be honest I grab a sub from across the road. For 3 people to have dinner and 2 drinks each with tip was 175 dollars.... More

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Michael P! Feedback is very important to us here at Portico so we thank you for passing along your comments. I am sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations as is our goal. We would love the opportunity to invite you back to Portico and change your negative experience into a Positive one. Please contact me... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went for a pre-show dinner. Server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive (even though he seemed to be the only server on that night). Pros: chicken curry soup was different but tasty, server was knowledgeable about gluten free options and even brought gluten free bread. Cons: risotto was the worst ever! Undefined, glop, tasted like it was seasoned with tomato paste.... More

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Elizabeth B! Thank you for your feedback about Portico. First I would like to thank you for the positive feedback about our servers. We take pride that our staff are highly trained and knowledgable with a strong dedication to guest service. However, We are sorry to hear that your experience with the food quality did not exceed your expectations... More

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I visited this restaurant twice while staying at Cambridge Suites - once to the dining side and once to the lounge side. Very good food and excellent service both time. My wife was a big fan of their Martini selection. The lounge side is a little small and crowded but was comfortable. Overall, I was impressed and would go back... More

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Matt G! Thank you so much for reviewing Portico. Your opinion is very important to us and that is why we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both of your experiences with us. We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back to Portico. Especially, as we are in the process of changing and upgrading our menu... More

Waterloo, Ontario
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were staying at the Cambridge Suites Hotel and were looking on Trip Advisor for a good restaurant close to the hotel. We found that the closest highly rated restaurant was the Portico, which is part of the hotel. So we booked and had a wonderful dinner. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very pleasant and the service was great.... More

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello, Muntz40 ! Thank you so much for your positive comments about Portico, we are very glad to hear that ypu found our dishes 'memorable' and even happier that you will be returning! Our Head Chef and his team strive to provide our guests with timeless, quality dishes at a great value to our guests so it is always nice... More

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I landed in late due to a flight delay and I was starving by the time I reached the hotel, but it was too late to eat a full meal. I ordered the burger and fries from the "snack" portion of the menu. The burger was gourmet style, with a crusty bun, and the fries were like "frites", very thinly... More

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Mummylawyer! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your late night burger and "frites"! Thank you so much four your positive rating and comment. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Portico Mngr More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We experienced a clean well laid out restaurant that had the bonus of excellent service and quality meals. Located in the Cambridge Suites Hotel, it is well located in the city near the Eaton Centre and the city tram system. We ate here on a number of occasions both for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on each found the quality... More

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PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Acmee001! We are happy to hear that your experience at Portico turned out to be "more than satisfactory," and that you enjoyed and saw value in our beverage selection and service. Your review is very much appreciated by myself and all the staff here at Portico who strive to provide excellent service to our guests. We do look forward... More

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