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The Portage - CLOSED

3938 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-2732
+1 773-853-0779
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
30 Mar 2016
“A great run of 5 years is now the great Cochinita Taco Co.”
11 Feb 2016
“Closed for good at this location”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
3938 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-2732
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Portage existed 2010-2015 and it was a great place. Owner Quay Tao decided to try something new this year and it's now known as "Cochinita Taco Co." and it's also a great place. (Opened March 2016)

Thank drkessler2016
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We thought that we would go here for dinner, but found that the restaurant is closed. A check of the website on the TripAdvisor page revealed this: "The Portage is closed."

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Hidden in the Portage Park neighborhood in storefront location, The Portage is a wonderful gem of a restaurant. Cozy warm decor, friendly staff, attentive service and good food to boot! While off the beaten path, The Portage is convenient to the suburbs, O'Hare area hotels...More

Thank dlscps
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Went on Sunday evening quite by chance with a good friend who lives in the area and Fried Chicken is the Sunday evening special - had the half chicken for $14 with two sides - quite tasty and very moist. Would highly recommend it. We...More

Thank Magmilegirl16
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

One of the best restaurant experiences we've had in the last 2 years anywhere. A cool fusion of American comfort foods and Asian influences. Wow. Delicious Thai curry soups, excellent scallops, fabulous chicken and waffles sort of dish that included the best fried chicken I...More

Thank DTraci
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

My husband is a foodie. I am by marriage a foodie. We haven't been this excited about a restaurant in years. We have been to top restaurants in Chicago, London, Paris (many Michelin starred). We LOVED this gem! Please if you love to eat do...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

4 course meal that was delicious and done very creative. I even cut the spare ribs with my fork. I was in town for business but would make a point to come back here with my wife. Excellent meal!

Thank Bwthommy
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Dining options in Portage Park are clearly on the rise, and The Portage is an anchor for the efforts. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and were completely satisfied. We sat on the back patio and enjoyed the beautiful Chicago summer with great...More

Thank dchetko
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Cozy, vibrant, delicious and caring. The combination of thoughtful cocktails that connect to a thoughtful menu make for a memorable and yummy dining experience. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. Because it is not in an as yet trendy neighborhood, many...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Amazing creative dishes. Torn noodles appetizer A MUST. The dessert special was rhubarb french toast with gelato and rhubarb strawberry sauce. So great should be on the menu always. Small dinning room, & outdoor patio. Friendly staff. Can't wait to go back and try some...More

Thank Capitalbarbara
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3938 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-2732
    (Irving Park Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-853-0779
  • E-mail
Restauant, bar, outdoor patio.
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