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Portico Restaurant and Bar

#444 of 6,791 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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15 Richmond St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada (Victoria Street)
+1 416-601-3774
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

Menu was outstanding server was great, he was able to make recommendations.

Helpful?
Thank Anthony J
PORTICOmngr, Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Anthony J Thank you for taking the time to submit a review I was pleased that you enjoyed your experience and I know our team will be excited to read your comments. If you thought our menu was outstanding wait until you try our new menu which started this week alongside with our Winterlicious menu - featuring urban comfort... More 

Markham, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

A wonderful & soothing meal was sent up to my room while I was sick with a terrible cold on New Year's eve

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Thank SeaLover1313
CAMBRIDGEGM, General Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear SeaLover1313, Happy New Year! I am sorry you had to ring in the New Year feeling under the weather, but was pleased to read that our team helped make you feel a little better! If I can ever be of service to you, don't hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Tim - Cambridge Suites Hotel Toronto More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

I went because of the good rating. The food is reasonable and not more than that and certainly not worth the price, unlike other good restaurants in which I was in Toronto. Although the restaurant was pretty empty, service was slow and the waitress did not bother to ask me if my dish is tasty - What I would expect... More 

Helpful?
Thank shaharuty
CAMBRIDGEGM, General Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear shaharuty, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am very sorry your experience did not live up to our reputation. I appreciated the helpful comments and assure you they have been shared with our team for future improvements. We are excited to be launching our new menu concept later this month alongside oue Winterlicious menu... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

Judging from the reviews - it obviously depends on whether Rene is there to serve you. The three of us had a great time - Rene was attentive with service and I appreciated finding out how the different butters were made, and enjoyed the special infused waters. The gnocci was fabulous as was the salad. Happened upon the restaurant simply... More 

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Thank 13theatrebuff
CAMBRIDGEGM, General Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear 13theatrebuff, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I was pleased that you enjoyed your experience and I know Renee and the team will be excited to read your comments. If I can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Tim Ostrem - General Manager at Cambridge Suites Hotel Toronto. More 

Brampton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

I took my client for dinner on Monday night. I chose this restaurant based on my last experience but we got very disappointed last Monday. We were waiting at the door for someone to give us service and show us our table. Got tired of waiting and decided to look for clean table for us (most tables by the window... More 

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1 Thank ruth d
CAMBRIDGEGM, General Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear ruth d, I was disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We have a tremendous reputation for quality food and service so I am very sorry we let you down on this ocassion. We would love the opportunity to discuss your concerns further and be given the chance to regain your loyalty. Please do... More 

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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377 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

Portico restaurant is the ground floor of Cambridge Suites Hotel and is Italian/Mediterranean but with an Asian fusion influence. We ate on a Monday evening when the restaurant was practically empty so was lacking in atmosphere. Service was a bit erratic considering there was only one other table occupied (cutlery not brought between courses and water glasses not filled) The... More 

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1 Thank Ian A
CAMBRIDGEGM, General Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear ian_ok, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other Tripadvisor readers. I am sorry we did not exceed your expectations, but appreciated the thoughtful comments and suggestions. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again. If I can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Sincerely,... More 

Brampton, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

Enjoyed the chicken wing appetizer , nachos ok but not enough cheese and the beer and wine for their "happy hour" were good. My husband had the steak and loved it and I had the cornish hen, very tasty. The continental breakfast included in our hotel package was good, scrambled eggs, cheeses, cereals, fresh fruits,breads etc.

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Thank pajoreview
CAMBRIDGEGM, General Manager at Portico Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear pajoreview, Thank you for your thoughful comments and review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience and hope we have the opportunity to serve you again. If I can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Tim Ostrem - General Manager at Cambridge Suites Hotel Toronto. More 

Oakville, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

This is a "Holiday Inn" cafeteria. No ambiance,poor decor, average service, average food and way over-rated...there is so many other better resto in TO. We spent $190 for 4 people and if you want a typical 3 star restaurant this is the place to go.The music goes with a 3 star place. Mind you the web site is well done...but... More 

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Thank Pierre M
Paarl, South Africa
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

Had continental breakfast daily - very good standard.

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Thank Joe_Bester
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

Based on encouraging Tripadvisor reports, a glossy website and the promise of “gourmet cuisine” we booked dinner here during a recent visit to Toronto. However I’m struggling to share the enthusiasm of other reviewers. The decor was stylish and modern and we had plenty of time to study it as we waited for someone to seat us on the arrival.... More 

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1 Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $51
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Richmond St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada
    (Victoria Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-601-3774
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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