Portico Global Cuisine - Le Meridien

3.9
38 reviews
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Global, International
Portico Global Cuisine delivers an outstanding dining experience. Portico brings a menu of eclectic, globally-inspired cuisine to the table. Chefs Doug Kieley and Alejandro Rojas present a contemporary twist on classic European dishes while relying on the freshest seasonal ingredients and utilizing the very best products sourced from farms and artisan producers both locally and from around the world. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday Jazz Brunch, we invite guests to enjoy an exceptional dining experience every day of the week.
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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Mediocre, overpriced brunch. Worse service. Had to flag down a server to get more water. Really would like my hard-earned money back.

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but not sure if it was worth $55. Especially if there is a large family coming. Maybe some more kid friendly items. Chicken is always good.

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LA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, I would highly recommend Portico, it is quite pricy but definitely well worth it.
Their wine selection is great, their seafood tastes very fresh.
Great for a ate night and to get to know your company more, they have live Jazz band every other Friday and jazz band during brunch on Sundays.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Food was very delectable and the Music was very Relaxing!

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JP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Avoid this place. The host answering the phone hung up on us when we asked about parking because the only parking lot was $14 just for lunch.

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B
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Ambiance and service were excellent. Unfortunately, the food has changed significantly since our last visit....much too spicy!

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P
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The menu was creative and the food was good, but my salmon was heavily salted. Everyone was satisfied with their meal for the most part, but I believe the restaurant owner would be better off with more of a pub like menu in that hotel than a fine dining restaurant...just a suggestion.

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JD
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Not up to expectations

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MM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner on a Sunday evening. There from opening at 5:30p - 7:30p and not one other diner came into dine- odd. We we by ourselves the entire time there.
Service was excellent and food was good.

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SD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

We ate at the hotel after a full day of travel to Atlanta. Basically no one in the restaurant yet the service was incredibly slow... from the time I walked in to be seated for my reservations until asking for the check. The ambiance was sterile. The food was average and ordinary. A huge disappointment after I had read the reviews that this place was amazing. Very disappointed and next time I stay there, I won’t be dining there. (And breakfast is average and over priced. There service is better, though, for breakfast.)

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HH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at Portico during lunch. Fresh, quick meal and great cocktails. Service was outstanding.

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SD
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really good meal, service very attentive. Will return.

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OT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past but this time the dinning room was closed and there was no notice from the restaurant. I had scheduled a business breakfast and we had to sit in the lobby bar to ear and conduct business. Not very professional. A notice should have been sent informing me that the dining room was closed.

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p
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Really love the menu and service. It's a shame that it is always empty. Must be because it is in a hotel.

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CD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Offered one of 3 middle tables in half empty restaurant. Told window tables of same size not available. They were never occupied during our long meal. Took over an hour to get pretty, but poor quality and expensive salad. “Roasted” veggies on $42 entree were still chilled. Entree lukewarm at best. They brought me a “new” one within minutes. Not possible. Had to be microwaved. No thanks. Shared hubby’s salmon (which was actually good). Paid check. Won’t be back. We’re not the only dissatisfied diners tonight. Food was good 2 years ago during restaurant week. Had looked forward to meal tonight. Bad and limited menu. Poor service for expensive restaurant. Should have gone to Capital Grille or Seasons 52

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m
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It was our first time dining here and when we arrived we were very optimistic. We had a reservation and were seated promptly and the ambience was very romantic (Valentine's Day)! That turned out to be the highlight of the evening. Our food was actually quite good but the service was horrible. The restaurant was not crowded so I still struggle to understand how every aspect of our dining experience was slow. From the amount of time it took for our server to engage us, to the amount of time it took our food to arrive, to the fact that everything we requested from our server was either ignored or forgotten. Again, prompt seating, great ambience, food was good, service awful!

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p
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We typically do not dine in hotel restaurants but were very pleasantly surprised to find this gem. The food and service were both fantastic. The menu was creative and there were many items to choose from... all sounding delicious. It wasn't very busy and we are hoping it was because it was Christmas night. This restaurant rivals any of the top trendy restaurants in Atlanta. We will definitely dine here again and again!

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VW
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cobb Salad was delish! Chris, server, was great! Nice atmosphere!

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JA
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Really disappointed of this restaurant. This is my 3rd negative review in more than 10 years using opentable. The rib rolls were greasy, the mushroom soup was cold and the pork chop overcook and cold as well. Very bad experience, do not recommend it at all

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LD
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a birthday. The service was great and the food amazing.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to go for lunch because it was not busy! They said they are busy in the morning and evening since the restaurant is in a hotel.

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OM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a weird dining experience. We arrived a little early for a 7pm reservation this past Saturday. The restaurant was completely empty and quiet . We couldn't find anyone in the restaurant, diners or staff. Went to the front desk to ask since we weren't sure if it was even open, although I did get an email the day before confirming our reservation. By then the host appeared and seated us. From then on, the service was good, the presentation of the food was beautiful and the quality of the food good. Towards the middle of our meal, we noticed a few people coming by and peeking in and then walking away because they didn't see anyone to greet or seat them. The host/hostess station is not visible from the outside so you can't see anyone as you come in from the entrance. I think if there was a host/hostess station it would help. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'd recommend this restaurant because of this.

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CD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We did not know about this restaurant until we saw it featured for Dunwoody Restaurant Week, so we gave it a try. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. The meal was outstanding. Started with the jumbo shrimp appetizer which we probably would not have paid the money for, but it was very reasonable due to the special. This was followed by a wonderful vegetable tortellini with a pea puree. Gorgeous. I had the Scottish Salmon which was good, not particularly notable, and my husband had the steak which was as good as any we have ever had . You could cut with butter knife. Served over a wonderful hash. Wish I had gotten that! Ended with the creme brulee which was delicious. My husband had the cheesecake, also delicious, but rather small. The wine was a satisfactory pour, not skimpy, but not inexpensive. Overall, reasonable. I think they are priced a bit high. Ambiance is not great. Service was very good.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Particularly the chicken and the kale salad. Have used LeMeridian/Portico three times now for business functions; from catering a mock trial in the hotel; to a private marketing lunch for physicians; to a business luncheon with the PCID and hospital executive to discuss the impact of a new GDOT project, and the food has been excellent every time and the staff are very responsive.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

I must admit, I tried to book for Valentine's lunch at the last minute to different venues to no avail. That being said i was surprised that we were 1 of only 2 tables book for lunch. The service was mediocre at best (The waiter tried his best but you could see that he was just not proficient). The food was really high price for the quality delivered. To quote the great Dave Ramsey, it was bland. For the $85.00 we spent for 1 appetizer and 2 entrees, I was expecting a higher level of cuisine. I would not be giving this restaurant a second chance in the future and would not recommend it either.

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s
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A $100 for 2 people and only 1 glass of wine between us. The food was ok but oversalted. I would have rather gone somewhere else. I had salmon and my husband had the pork. It was quiet because we were the only 2 people on the restaurant on a Saturday night. That should have clued me in but we were already there and hungry. The service was very good and servers were very nice but, then again, we were the only ones there. It would have been a cool place with a few more people.

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J
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

While staying at LeMeridian, we thought enjoying a highly rated restaurant in the hotel would be the trick. We were one of three tables at 8:00 on a Friday night. It took forever to get drinks, food, and the bill. The food was good but we were almost too irritated to enjoy it. There was only one waiter (which should have been enough for three tables) but he kept disappearing without checking on all tables.

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RN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Had the lamb shanks for main. Was served on a huge pile of linguine. Told a bemused waitress there was enough food on my plate for 3 people. what a waste!

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MM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I used Open Table to make a reservation for a lunch biz meeting. We arrived at the restaurant and come to find out it was closed for a private event. Why they were taking reservations - who knows. At any rate, we used a table in the hotel lobby. Service was quite slow, especially for lunch. The food, however, was excellent. I recommend the short rib ravioli and the chicken breast. I scored Portico lower b/c of issues sited above. Finally, the hotel needs to do something about the parking situation. Very confusing.

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DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted a small group for lunch...awesome meal and great service. Chris, our service was pleasant and made great suggestions. Looks like it would be a great spot for dinner, especially with the beautifull patio for drinks before dinner.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Should have known that a last minute reservation for mothers day brunch might not be a great choice- first- they were understaffed and overwhelmed. 2nd- had us sitting in the lobby of the hotel at a conference table complete with phone charging stations. 3rd- no brunch- just a regular lunch menu. 4th- it took 3 people and 4 tries to bring waters and one mimosa. 5th- oh just figure it out. It was laughable how bad it was.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I made reservations for Morher's Day, Sunday May 10, 4 days in advance. The reviews on Trip Advisor described how lovely the restaurant was---like a sun room looking out on a gorgeous landscaped patio. Not what we got. When we arrived for our lunch ( 6 of us ) we were told a bar mitzvah was using the entire restaurant and that we would be seated in a private room. This room had no windows and resembled a corporate meeting room. The lunch was at least an hour in coming because of the party going on. So disappointed in this experience! It still cost us as much to sit in a dark room on a beautiful Spring day for the food ordered. The food was okay when it finally came. Took a chance on booking this restaurant and very disappointed in how we were treated.

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice decor, especially if you choose to eat outside by the fireplace at night. Wasn't busy on a late Friday night, 9:30pm. Downside they may run out of things. Like in the case of my pomegranate salad that didn't have the pomegranate or the orange dressing for it. But they still made it tastey. Best lentils I've had in a restaurant. Nice and spicy. The Ribeye was cooked right but I guess I'm not into those as much. Wife had Pork chop and said it was great. Server took great care of us. Chef even gave us a complimentary cheese plate for our special occasion. So always put that in the comments for your opentable reservations. Over we had a nice time. Oh, can't forget the great sangria.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was ok. Not great but ok. They were very generous with a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolates but the menu was very limited and the food was a bit overseasoned. The waiter was amazing.

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RR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Scheduled valentine's dinner here with my wife. I chose this restaurant primarily because we were staying the weekend at the Le Meridian, which by the way is wonderful. Three days before our arrival we were contacted by email asking to verify we were still coming for dinner. I called and confirmed and was asked if I could move my reservation time. I was told they over booked the time slot we chose. We were flexible so I said yes. However the restaurant was near deserted, four tables seated, during our original time. The service was poor. We had to tell the wait staff the order to serve our food. Meaning, appetizer before main course. The staff, while eager, were woefully underprepared for their duties. Bottom line, there are lots of great dinner choices within walking distance of the Le Meridian- Perimeter and Portico is the restaurant you pass by on your way to them.

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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enticing cuisine for every taste. Exec Chef pickled veg/fruit anyone? Delightful!

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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Portico is an undiscovered dining venue, very attentive servers and lovely cuisine with a French exevutive chef who wants to share his vision of fine dining with Alanta!

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C
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2014
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

This place is beautiful on the inside w/ a fabulous patio. The appetizers we ordered were good, but there was no music and we were 3 of six people, so we decided to leave and go to dinner elsewhere.
We nicknamed the place crickets.
The space is so nice, it's sad they don't try to amp up the atmosphere a bit or do something to draw business.
Would make a great rehearsal dinner spot!

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