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Portico Restaurant and Bar

#488 of 6,774 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, International, Contemporary
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15 Richmond St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada (Victoria Street)
+1 416-601-3774
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Cambridge, Canada
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went for an early dinner before a show- the. Service was very good and none of us were disappointed with our meal. The risotto with cauliflower was tasty ( and I dislike cauliflower) and the scallops were cooked perfectly. The steak was cooked just right and was tender and delicious. We would go here again.

Thank Lynne1217
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Portico with a family group of 7. It was a bit early but we were on an early schedule. This was not a problem. The restaurant was excellent! Service was great, food was great. Most of all, ambiance and noise levels were great. What we enjoy most is a friendly warm environment with the ability to talk... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Enjoyed dinner here twice and both times, they were very good. Also enjoyed lunch which was delicious.

Thank BRlovesER
Quebec City, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This brunch was not inexpensive, yet, the choice was very limited, and there were shortages of some bakery (croissant) and bacon... Go elsewhere!

Thank Marc R
Maungaturoto, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had breakfast at Portico once during my week long stay at Cambridge Suites. There was a wide range of buffet breakfast options as well as a breakfast menu available. The pricing was reasonable, compared to buffet breakfasts I have had at other hotels.

Thank Bevan E
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a light late supper and found it here. I had their soup of the day, which was a tasty creamy lentil, and the very good Summer Greens. Perfect. Good service also.

Thank Nancy H
Belleville, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Food was great, inside a great hotel, staff is very friendly. Would return here for dinner again. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank MaryCr62
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If you are in need of a quiet spot for an unrushed lunch downtown for a business meeting that is perfect for in depth conversation mixed with decent food, excellent service and is close to the financial core, I would go here. This place has been excellent to my colleagues and I over the past 4 years. I can alway... More 

Thank Alexander C
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We ate at the Portico because we were staying at the Cambridge Suites Hotel. It was very quiet while we were there (from around 5-630). The server was lovely and attentive. We had a lot of different food issues to deal with (vegetarian, food allergies, small child), but everyone found something to their liking on the menu. The cucumber/strawberry infused... More 

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Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I had dinner here three nights of a five night stay. The restaurant is nicely decorated and comfortable, but seemed very slow - not may diners. The service was very good (probably due to staff to diner ratio) and the food was quite good, but I found the menu to be somewhat limited for my tastes. I had the grilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$51
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Richmond St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2, Canada
    (Victoria Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-601-3774
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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