Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village
Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village

Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.portobellos.net/
  • Phone: (225) 923-3222
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson Hwy.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village
We are a classic Grill with Italian influence placing emphasis on high quality food, exceptional service, and great value. We are positioned between the heavily populated casual concepts and the fine dining white tablecloth concepts. Our "polished casual" concept provides our guest with great value for the high quality food and exceptional service they receive.

Our menu features a diverse selection of outstanding in-house prepared products. We are well known for our fire-grilled steaks, chops, chicken, and a selection of fresh grilled fish. Entree salads, made from scratch soups, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta round out our selection. We also have a wide selection of wine, cocktails, and beer. Don't forget about the happy hour! It's always a good time at Portobello's.
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Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (5)romantic (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Not as good as it use to be.
    aag66
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our waiter took a long time getting to us. He kept forgetting things we asked for. When our food finally arrived, it was not as much as it use to be. They did not put much sauce on my boyfriend's plate. We always eat there; And we get the same thing every time. So we know how much sauce they normally have on the plate. It took a while for our waiter to come back, so we could tell him about the sauce. The problem was corrected, but, it took the fun out of dining, having to deal with that. Our waiter never came back to check on us to see if we needed more refills. The place was not that busy. 😞. The food was still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • new favorite spot
    toddlermom
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took my two children here for special big kids dinner on a Tuesday which is the restaurant's kids night. We were greeted by two young guys who immediately said hi to my kids and made them feel really special. I couldn't get over how much attention my kids received. Our waitress helped with two suggestions and both were great. The entire evening was lovely with great food and exceptional service from everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unfortunate experience
    foodieinws
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Perhaps we just went at the wrong time, but our experience here was not consistent with the seemingly good reputation this restaurant has. Our appetizer took quite a while, but the server did apologize for that. I ordered a shrimp entree as it was listed on the menu, but it came out with two special sides I didn't order. They took those back but left my shrimp. By the time my rice and broccoli arrived my shrimp were obviously cold. And I was disappointed to see that the broccoli was obviously frozen and not fresh and I was highly suspicious that the ricewasthe instant variety in addition to being over-seasoned. Overall, I was quite disappointed as I can make convenience food at home for much cheaper. But the seafood gumbo was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    CritterluvVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Portabello's has returned almost totally to what it had been with good food, good service and a moderate price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has improved
    CritterluvVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Portabello's has been a long-time favorite of ours. However, six weeks ago I gave it a critical rating due to the quality of food and service--both of which had noticeably gone down. Could not explain why. This time everything was pretty much back to what Portabello's has been -- very good food and serviceable at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village reviews archive.
  • Good Family Dinner
    Alimo84
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Took our 88 year old grandmother here for dinner on a Friday night. Although it was louder than she prob. would have liked, that was overlooked because of the great service from the staff. They accomodated our request to put us as close to the door as possible and were more than attentive throughout the meal. The pasta dishes we had were all delicious, as were the drinks, however, my husband didn't love his steak and sides as he felt they were on the same level as an Applebee's entree. I'm not sure we would go back just for the food, but we did enjoy our first experience here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great again!
    LashkVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love going here and the summer coupon specials are an added bonus! Food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great choice!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant for a pre-theater dinner on a Friday night! What a great choice to dine at Portobello's Grill- Bocage Village. Our waitstaff were very professional. We had 3 children with us who were well taken care of! Our entree's were all served on the table at the same time! A nice touch! All in all, it was a wonderful experience for our group!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Evening Out
    RomanceFanInBR
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Portobello’s is a staple in the community and for very good reasons. Although the host was a little harried trying to get a table together for an unexpected party of 8, he rallied and remained pleasant with those of us with reservations waiting to be seated. As always, the service was friendly and helpful. We started with the crabcake appetizers which are well seasoned and tasty. Our entrees consisted of veal parmesan and a sensation salad with chicken. The veal was not overly breaded, pleasantly seasoned and not tough. The waitress was very helpful in creating an entrée chicken sensation salad which served our palate. I highly recommend Portobello’s for a very leisurely dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem has lost lustre
    CritterluvVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Portabello's has been one of my husband's and my favorite places to eat. Usually the food is very good, as is the service. Last time, there were few people in the restaurant and so the noise level was quite low. However, it took forever to get waited on. When the food came, my pork chops (which usually are very tender and juicy) were so dry they bordered on hard; the potatoes au gratin were runny and tasted just like overwatered instant potatoes; the spinach madeleine had mainly watery sauce and little spinach. The sides were about 2/3 of what they normally are. My husband's fish was dry. Again, this is just not the norm for this restaurant. We will try again in a month to six weeks and see if anything has changed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dining
    Illya
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Service staff was wonderful, and so was the food. The bread pudding is awesome.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually great, but was a bit noisy
    CritterluvVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Usually Portabello's is a bit quieter than it was this time. Think there may have been more people than usual. However, this is a nice restaurant. We go there often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a BLAST
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I really enjoyed the service at this restaurant! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! A special thanks and appreciation goes out to Gregory!! He was very prompt with drinks and he even made a suggestion for my meal which I loved!! Kudos to Gregory!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with Business Associates
    eatlocal
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Entertained Clients for Lunch. Made Reservations and was greeted by name upon arrival, nice touch! Great Menu selection and good prices. Staff was attentive and quick to make sure we had everything needed. Will return and recommend to others. There is also a small but nice private room off of the bar area, if needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Waitress was Mary. She
    Nana
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Our Waitress was Mary. She was great and all 8 of us loved her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portobello's
    Josie
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was a repeat visit for me. I had dinner with friends this time and we all had a nice time. Food was very good and so was the service. Ambience was perfect for dinner and cocktails with friends! Cocktails were good too! Will definitely keep going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We are never disappointed. Consistently great food and service with reasonably prices and personable wait staff. One of our favorite places to dine 2-4 times month.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Todd
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Visited Portobello's on Saturday night with a group of about 15 people. The wait staff was wonderful, very attentive and very accommodating. The food was excellent! I had the ribeye steak with crawfish and bacon sauce. Oh my word! It was one of the best steaks I've ever had in my life! Wonderful experience all the way around!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Great...
    vswallace
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great and so was the service. Our only issue was being seated close to a large, loud group. Would have preferred a more quiet area, it was supposed to be a romantic Valentine's dinner. Otherwise, it was our first time there and we loved the food. Will be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    smjudge
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    My favorite restaurant to dine alone, with another and with family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Good food and good service. You can even hear the conversation at your table, which is why a group I eat lunch with always returns to Portabello's. They also accommodate special requests.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Sunday brunch
    KenFVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Enjoyed brunch on 1/26/14. Good selection of dishes and drinks. Will do this again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Spot
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We love eating here any day or night of the week. We especially love their Sunday Champagne Brunch. They have wonderful food, a good wine list and make great specialty drinks. We always ask to be seated in Chelsie's area. She's a very happy, energetic and responsible hostess. She always remembers your likes and dislikes; moreover, her recommendations on what to get are spot on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gTpS
    Greatchoice1
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The food was superb.. The service, however was poor. Our waiter was very nice but he was trying to do too many things: bartend & wait tables. But overall because the food was so good I would easily go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss the brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The BST omelet was perfect, my coffee cup was always full and the background music is a reason to go alone and chill. The waitress was very helpful, friendly and welcoming, and the rest of the staff treats you as if you're a star in town for a concert. Great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYE Experience 2014
    NYEDiner14
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The main entree and sides, Twin Filets Merlot, corn fritters, and mashed potatoes, were delicious. I also had a quave breeze cocktail that was tasty. There were 3 reasons the scores weren't fabulous: 1) reservation, 2) service, and 3) appetizer. 1) We made a reservation online but when we got there, they said they didn't have it. Luckily, it was not busy. 2) Honestly, the server seemed high. She was fidgety, not put together, and couldn't speak clearly. Most of the servers seemed young. Age doesn't matter, but it just seemed to them as a job to make some cash, rather than trained servers who were committed to their occupation. When I go to a restaurant I want to feel a professional atmosphere. 3) The chicken flatbread appetizer = Bland.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portobello's
    Josie
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Food was very good and a great value for the price! Menu variety was perfect. We went for a late lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, bad service & managment
    billcrosby
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    My food arrived 10 minutes after the rest of my party , and it was only half of what I ordered. The waiter blamed the kitchen, the kitchen blamed management and so on. Management did remedy the situation. Food is really good, and I will.give the service another try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portobellos Bocage
    bucket
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Everything was wonderful except my gumbo, it served at near room temperature.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "go to" place when we
    ReneepVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Our "go to" place when we can't decide where to go. Always good whether it is a soup and salad, hamburger or full entrée meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Table was set and complete with menus upon arrival. Service was good as was the food. Overall a good experience. I will be back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    ursula
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Great food and great service! We had lunch for a group of 15. We had a private room by the bar. The food was good. I did not hear any complaints from anyone. The waiter provided good service. The lunch specials were a good value and the food arrived promptly. They shut the doors and we were able to have a meeting without distubing the other patrons. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twin Filet Merlot and Shrimp/Grits
    StacyC
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Both of these were absolutely delicious. The steak was cooked exactly as I asked for it and you could cut it with a butter knife or in my case with no knife at all. The Shrimp/Grits were very good as well - really creamy and rich. Also, the service was terrific. Very attentive and everyone assisted your table. If they saw a plate to clear they would walk by and pick it up, if they saw our drink was almost out, they offered to have our waiter order us a fresh one. Just really good!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fine until the end
    2Foodies
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    We really enjoyed the food, except my husband thought the eggplant in the Eggplant Stack was too soggy. The filet medallions and the spinach that came as a side were delicious. The bread pudding was very good, but the portions were tiny. The worst part was the coffee we had with dessert - it was old and had burned. Our drinks were great and our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Late Lunch Friday
    Scarlett
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Excellent food. Fabulous Service. Our Server, Alana, very pleasant, attentive & knowledgeable about the menu. Seafood Gumbo here is my favorite; it's all in the Roux. And I'm from New Orleans where everyone is born a food critic. Meatball Sliders Appetizers could be an Entree' in itself. Osso Bucco Pork Shank served over mashed potatoes was extremely tender, & beautifully plated like a 5 Star Restaurant. Shrimp & Crab Alfredo over Linguine was perfection topped with the best crab cake I've had in a long time, lightly crispy on the outside, moist, well seasoned & quality crab meat on the inside. $4.99 Kids' Burger & Shoestring Fries-generous SZ. Bought Summer Special Voucher Card. One voucher down, 6 more to go. Free Entree;Join e-club too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.