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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 #604 of 6,833 Restaurants in Toronto
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
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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
Toronto, Canada
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175 reviews 175 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went for a business lunch - portion sizes are hearty. All food was brought to the table nicely displayed. They catered to my GF diet - even had GF bread which is always a nice treat (it was tasty!). It's not a huge restaurant - so you may want to make reservations - server was very attentive. There is a... More 

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant and bar is part of the Cambridge Suites Hotel. Husband and I stayed there there for four nights in November. Visited the restaurant three times, once for drinks, once for snack and once for dinner. The place is small and intimate. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. Food was very good, had a salad and a burger... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went there few time with work colleagues for lunch time. Always sitting at the high tables and really enjoy the place Its quite charming and service is fast. i tried the Chicken Panini last time and let me tell you that i was kinda impress on how tasty it was! The prices are affordables.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very welcoming decor and staff, combined with excellent food and an acceptable wine list. Also site of buffet breakfast for hotel guests

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Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

With 6000 restaurants in Toronto do not waste your money on this one. I have no idea how it achieved such a high rating on Trip Advisor. The food was beyond mediocre. Over battered and over cooked Calamari . The "Famous" Pad Thai was an incredible soppy flavorless mess. The place was worn out and tacky. No ambiance whatsoever. Big... More 

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

Hello K N, We like to thank you for taking your valuable time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate your comments, as it is only upon receipt of such information that we are in the position to take the appropriate corrective action. I am pleased to hear that our service did not let you down as we pride... More 

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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 

Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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Additional Information about Portico Restaurant and Bar

Address: 15 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 368-1990
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 51
Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary, International, Canadian

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