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Portico Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Downtown Toronto
Continental, Contemporary, International, Canadian
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15 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada (Victoria Street)
(416) 368-1990
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Step into a world of luxurious decor, gourmet cuisine, and welcoming...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent experience

We stayed at the Cambridge Suites Hotel and ended up picking up some takeout from the lobby restaurant Portico.We order the gnocchi, 8oz striploin, 1/2 chicken and nachos and I have to say everything was delicious. All the food was packaged well and was still hot back in our room. The server even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
TorontoANTo
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Cambridge Suites Hotel and ended up picking up some takeout from the lobby restaurant Portico.We order the gnocchi, 8oz striploin, 1/2 chicken and nachos and I have to say everything was delicious. All the food was packaged well and was still hot back in our room. The server even gave us real linen napkins and cutlery... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice, cusy and friendly. Excellent food, different menu based in the season of the year, good price, value for your money. Good menu do wines, mainly Italian. The suggestion of the day are excellent and variety.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
Top Contributor
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
102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada
    (Victoria Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 368-1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 51
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary, International, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?