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Portobello Grill
Portobello Grill

Portobello Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.portobellogrillrwc.com
  • Phone: (650) 299-9918
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:00pm
    Lunch: Sa-Su 12:00pm-3:00pm
    Dinner: M-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: F 5:00pm-1:00am
    Dinner: Sa 3:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: Su 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gavin Gonzado
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: All menu items are available for catering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson
  • Public Transit: SamTrans stops at the Cal Train station across the street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Cal Train is within 100 yards of restaurant.
A word from Portobello Grill
Portobello Grill is located by the new Century 20 Movie Theatre in Downtown Redwood City, in the On Broadway Center. We are open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, 11:30 pm to 2:00 pm for lunch and then for dinner we reopen at 5:00 pm . Saturday and Sunday we are open at 12:00 pm. We have a great menu for lunch and dinner- something for everyone- fish, seafood, steak, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, pasta dishes and daily specials. And a " tried and true" kids menu.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We love this restaurant and come here frequently... and always eat outside. Last night we had wonderful, large salads (Cobb and spinach) and pesto pasta. And the really good apple dessert. Everything was delicious. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. And they're dog friendly! That's a big plus for us!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "To start, the could not find our reservation. Thankfully, I had the Open Table printout with me and on my phone. I stepped up to the monitor and found my name easily. We allowed an hour and a half for dinner before the theatre. The service was so slow, we had to skip dessert. To be fair, we did not tell the waiter we were on a time crunch, because I didn't think we were. We thought we had allowed plenty of time. The food was good, but not outstanding. The bartender was way off on the Negroni--too much Campari and hardly any gin. The biggest plus is that it is close to the Fox Theatre and the parking garage."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of our favorite places. Good food, pleasant setting, efficient service ."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had exactly 1 hr before our movie started. Our waiter said he'd get us out of there in less time than that and he did: in 40' we were done. Food is average but reasonably priced for downtown. Outdoor seating very pleasant, plenty heaters. Overall, a good place to go before or after the movie."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Another good experience at one of hour favorite places to eat. Good food,service and reasonable prices"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Menu selections are varied & service was very good. Parking downtown is never easy on weekends."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Portobello has very good food. i've eaten there several times and it's very consistent."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Good go to place for us. Always consistantly good food and wine. Varied menu and great service. Place a bit cold when door opens."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We've gone to Portobello Grill several times by now because it's a convenient casual restaurant that's however not too casual to serve as a "date night" for a long-established couple. The decor is nice and the individual decor pieces have charm, but somehow - I can't put my finger on why - put all together it manages to seem not decorated enough. There is outside seating, and that may have yet it;s own atmosphere, but we've alway sat inside. The food is good but what we enjoy most is the nightly special emphasis on a specific type of food, like Burger Night (tons of great burgers) or Pasta night etc."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "perfect place to have dinner in rwc before a movie"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The food was fantastic on the lunch special at a great price."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "The service was excellent - the food - very good. The chicken salad was especially notable - as was the pasta carbanara."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Wife and I dine here often and always have a pleasant time with good food and service. This time we both had some dietary needs and waitress was very helpful in modifying the menu items to meet our needs. We had reservations for 6:15, arrived at 6:00 and table was ready. By 6:30 -6:40 the place filled up , but was not noisy. They also have out door tables. Suggest making reservation for Fri and Sat if planning on 6:30 or latter arrival. We will be back"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Hadn't been here for awhile...but 4 of us went before a theater performance at the Fox. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals...the spaghetti carbonara is the BEST! a very light cream sauce and just the right amount of Italian bacon and peas...yummy! The service was great too!! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "This is a nice and affordable date option and we loved it. They also have coupons sent to local residents. The specials are great too. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Waitress was pleasant but never came back to check on us...we both had Mahi mahi and it was overcooked...the overall taste was good though"
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "Generally good bit not sure we would go back. Steak was over cooked. Had to ask for things more than once."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Great food and good service, the bar even has a TV to watch your favorite sports game. I would go back, we stayed a long time to visit also and didn't feel rushed at all."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "Portobello used to have great salads which were perfect for a business lunch. The last two times we went for lunch, I was very disappointed. Although the ingredients looked fresh, the flavors did not come together and the salads tasted tired."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "Great experience as normal at Portobello Grill. Fast and friendly service, good fit and perfect to fit within a one hour lunch break. The Chicken Diane lunch speak with amazing and a steal at just $9.95."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "If you are visiting Redwood City's downtown movie theaters this is a great place to eat - indoors or outdoors. Three of us enjoyed every dish - the food was fresh, pasta was great (we went on Pasta Night Tuesday) and the shell appetizer (mussels and clams) was delicious. I've eaten there once before and had an enjoyable dining experience. We enjoyed our Pinot Grigio too."
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "Good experience overall. We went at 7p and the restaurant was pretty quiet, only a few other dinners. Good seafood choices. The bay scallops and linguine was very good and had a great pesto sauce. If you're looking for traditional, the skirt steak is a classic and always a good choice. Great for date night before a movie or lunch with coworkers."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "Time and time again we give Portabello Grill another chance. Just when I think things are looking up, something disappointing happens. Entree isn't right.. someone's meal is over cooked, too salty or just isn't up to par with the image and quality this restaurant tries to portray. Service has been hit and miss as well. The other night we had a great server... she was friendly and attentive... but alas, she was failed by her chefs and the kitchen. Can nothing ever go wrong just once... Just one nice meal where the food and service mesh and we have a dining experience where everyone in our party is happy and no one regrets choosing Portabello. Thus far, this has been too much to ask."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "Great for lunch and good for groups. If you work or live in or near Redwood City, this is a great place to dine at. It makes for a great spot to have a tea meeting or a quick luncheon and it's also a great place to grab dinner before a movie date. The food is fresh and the service is quick."
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "Great for a group lunch. We went for a team outing and it was a great experience. Delicious food, great scenery and good ambiance. They had the music playing which added to the ambiance. Great lunch specials at very affordable prices. This is the perfect spot for lunch if you work in Redwood City, or if you're having date night and want to dine before your movie begins."
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "This was my fourth dinner at Portobello Grill, and I still love this place. The food is great, prices are reasonable, and the location is perfect if you are going to a movie or Club Fox. Try it, you'll like it!"
    Dined on 5/8/2013
  • "We have been to Portobello before and have always found it comfortable and relaxing. This last visit was on a Tuesday, so probably quieter than usual. Downtown Redwood City can be busy on week-ends. There is one outstanding thing I would like to mention relative to the service. It has been several months now, but I had tried several restaurants in the area in a effort to make reservations for a large party. It was around the holidays, and there were children in our group, which meant potentially less revenue for the restaurant. Portobello agreed to take us, and we had a wonderful, celebratory evening. We are so grateful! Thank you, Portobello!"
    Dined on 5/7/2013
  • "Went the other night. Never been before, I've seen it for years so me and my 2 guests said why not. I was really craving a steak. The waitress hardly came around. We had to ask for refills on water and soft drinks. She really did not have a great personality. Not sure if she was new or not. Steak was cold and really didn't have any flavor. My girlfriends pasta was ok, and my buddy ordered a hamburger medium well. He said it was crispy with no flavor. Well we tried it. Won't be going back and we can mark that one off our list."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "Our party of seven all raved about the excellent food at moderate prices. It is a great find for dinner before performances at the Fox in Redwood City."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "automatic 18% gratuity means service is just "ok" ! Don't like it ..... leaving such a tip should require exceptional service"
    Dined on 4/4/2013
  • "Good salads on regular menu. Be sure to ask for dressing on the side. Generous portions. Same block as Century 20 so busy in the evenings."
    Dined on 4/3/2013
  • "Its across from the Redwood City cineplex and the interior design is nice. Food is served promptly, maybe too promptly by an almost Germanic waiter, but could catch him OK for forgotten items. Main gripe is MSG on the over-seasoned ahi tuna. But yes, will go there again because of location."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Food is good. Outdoor seating is nice but in middle of sidewalk and street."
    Dined on 3/26/2013
  • "Mid week menu specials are great values. We usually eat hear on weekend. First time to go mid week in many years. Each night - Mon to Thurs has unique special menus each with range of choices and great price. Will be back mid week more often"
    Dined on 3/26/2013
  • "Our experience was better than expected. Our waiter was 5 star."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "Went on "burger night". Great broiled burger on a nice bun. Large, good tasting salads. Would recommend."
    Dined on 3/18/2013
  • "Went here before the movies and was pleasantly surprised. The mushroom dishes really stood out for me (hence the name!) and I devoured the spaghetti carbonara (even without pancetta)! I would definitely go back here."
    Dined on 3/13/2013
  • "Portobello Grill has a focus on Burgers on Mondays (different focus food each day of the week). The portions are awe-inspriing, and the many types of burgers make the selection really hard... you'd likely find at least two that you want. We will certainly go back for the Burger night, and probably also try some of the other focus evenings"
    Dined on 3/18/2013
  • "My husband and I had pasta dishes, which were good, but what I really liked best was the mista salad. The chef should bottle that dressing and sell it!"
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "Good service and the food was good. The Petrale Sole was overcooked and the potatoes greasy but the seafood linguini was very good."
    Dined on 2/23/2013