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Portico Restaurant and Bar

#502 of 6,818 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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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Today
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We used the restaurant for a late meal one night and the fish and chips were fantastic. We ordered a flatbread appetizer another time and we were impressed with the quality and the serving size. The bartender in both cases provided us with great service! Would recommend this restaurant even if you didn't stay at the Cambridge Suites.

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Thank Scott T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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146 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Instead of venturing out into the cold, I decided to dine at the hotel. I am glad that I did! This quaint space served quality meals that did not disappoint. While dining at the bar, I noticed that it seemed to be a little popular for afterward drinks but it did not get overly crowded. The service, variety, quality and... More 

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Thank amitchella
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

the food was really good. I was lucky to get a groupon to go. But I would go again even without the groupon.

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Thank Ameals
Cambridge, Canada
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Lynne1217
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

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

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Thank BRlovesER
Quebec City, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Marc R
Maungaturoto, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Bevan E
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Nancy H
Belleville, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

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

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Thank MaryCr62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$51
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
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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Downtown
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