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All 35 Oakland Restaurants

Portobello

175 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436-1711
201-337-8990
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Ranked #18 of 35 Restaurants in Oakland
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and we were seated at a very nice table upstairs near a window. We were given what seemed like too many menus and realized they each had different choices. It was confusing and awkward and I don't see any point to keeping them separate. Our waiter was foreign and spoke almost no English. He... More 

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit Portobello for the sunday brunch on fathers day. The service was excellent. The brunch overall was quite good with one exception, that being that the clams and oysters, and muscles, werel sandy due to not being properly rinsed. Other then that one issue the overall bunch was quite good. I have dined here before for... More 

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I took my mother here for Mother's Day Brunch. I don't think I would come back here for a buffet type occasion, but my parents love their bargain $9 lunch. The atmosphere is fun and festive, and the outdoor dining space is great.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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166 reviews 166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Friendly, prompt efficient service. Lunch as very good and a good value with very adequate portions. Swordfish dish was delicious and only $9 with salad. Soup was great. Bread was excellent. Glass of house was generous. Highly recommend.

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New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Went for a business lunch. The lunch specials were reasonably priced, food and service was good. The negitive was that it was so loud we were unable to have any conversations. Never had dinner here but if someone is looking for a relaxing even simi quiet place for lunch this would not be it.

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Wayne, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went out for Mothers Day Dinner Buffet. It was awful. Our reservation was 2:30.....sat around 3:00. Glasses on terrible were dirty, service was non existent, no plates at buffet, food was lacking and had been sitting out for a while. Nobody was at carving stations, plus the lamb was chewy, salmon was dry, salad was wilty, it took my seven... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Beyond unacceptable! My children took me to Mother's Day brunch today. We had noon reservations for seatings that started at 11 and when we arrived on time, we were told at least a 30 min wait. We were first seated at a bar top table at 12:40 and I said that we wanted a real dining table. 5 minutes later... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our group of 6 arrived at Portobello for dinner at 7 pm. We had been there before and enjoyed the food. Last night was terrible. Service was spotty and the food poor. Appetizers and bread were the best parts of the meal. One dinner was so dry it was returned uneaten. My pasta dish tasted of pasta water and not... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stopped in for a few drinks, middle of the week during happy hour. We had 1 appetizer which was shared. Appetizer was coconut shrimp which was OK. 4 Glasses of white wine. $45.00 +/-. Just a little pricey. Our family had a larger gathering here a few months back as well, same feeling...Heard the lunch specials were more reasonably priced.

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Oakland, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Displays like a lion, acts more like a cub. Even after all these years the restaurant just will not grow up. Service remains spotty and unprofessional. Food is uninspiring. Why it's always crowded is unknown .. So many better options in Northern NJ

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Additional Information about Portobello

Address: 175 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436-1711
Phone Number: 201-337-8990
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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