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Portobello Grill

4.5
194 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

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About

Portobello Grill is located by the new Century 20 Movie Theatre in Downtown Redwood City, On Broadway Center. We serve an American cuisine with an Italian influence that offers unique and delicious dishes. Here you will find a combination of specialty dishes to delight any restaurant connoisseur.
We offer an inside dining area with a full bar and an outdoor patio with an amazing view in front of the restaurant. The patio allows guests to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner with the comfort of umbrellas and heat lamps. Whether you are catching the latest show hosted by Broadway by the Bay, catching a movie or spending a night out with your friends or family, Portobello Grill is the right place to start your night!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation


Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm

Lunch: Sa-Su 12:00pm-3:00pm

Dinner: M-Th 3:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 3:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner: Su 3:00pm-9:00pm

HAPPY HOUR
MONDAY--FRIDAY
3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

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Phone number
(650) 299-9918
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alejandro Vazquez
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Catering
All menu items are available for catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson
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Parking details
Cal Train is within 100 yards of restaurant.
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Public transit
SamTrans stops at the Cal Train station across the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 194 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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4.2
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vipChippy23 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Took our friends who were visiting from LA. The service started out great and went downhill from there. We asked for second helping of drinks and bread. It never came until we inquire what happened. However, the food was great. Excellent calamari. Must have the linguine and clams. It was so good! Nice flavoring and plenty of clams. It took the waiter forever to return with our bill. Was told the system was down. We also were able to use their 20% coupon.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service was very good, prompt, thoughtful. Spaghetti & meatballs was really tasty but the skirt steak was bland, risotto was sad and disappointing, linguini with clam sauce was okay.

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vipcheapoYromantico (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Portobello Grill has become VERY popular since my last glowing review a year ago. As a result, the noise level has become almost unbearable on our Saturday evening.

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vipRosanneF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great for lunch. Nice range of options. Good table arrangements for private conversations. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

The people who work there are amazing! They’re always very welcoming and make our dining experience amazing. It’s a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday or even just to have a regular dinner😊

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Jkag007 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

All in all pretty good. Nothing remarkable. Excellent risotto.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Very nice meal, great location, good service.

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lisa (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a great time. My family came from out of town very nice good food . Nice atmosphere . Just love it

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had Porto Bella mushrooms, ravioli and mahi-mahi, all perfectly prepared and scrumptious

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good experience and good food

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viplynnie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was great. We have been there many times because it is convenient after the show and we have never been impressed until this time. We don’t know if they have a new 👨‍🍳 but we will definitely be back.

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vipYummy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and service, first time here and loved it.

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vipCheryl23 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Staff was top-notch and super accommodating to my large group. Will come back.

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vipCarnme (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, I enjoyed Portobello Grill. Went with a friend for her birthday and sat outside on a relatively chilly day. But, we were warm sitting next to a heater. We both ordered and very much enjoyed our Kobe burgers. Waitstaff was very attentive, friendly and helpfull. They noted that it was my friend’s birthday (she opened a wrapped gift) and brought a very tasty chocolate, candlelit dessert, on the house!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Great meal with friends. Clean plates all around.Two enjoyed pasta dishes. One Salmon - lovely and one Chicken. Yum... Never a compliant. Could be noisy depending on groups, etc. but generally moderate. Outdoor dining in good weather is a plus.

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vipRobert (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed the food, service and very convenient location for the downtown activities. Not hard to park, at least on the weekend.
We'll be back next time we're in the area.

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vipcarmenP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I was impressed by the location, service and menu. Will return

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49ersfan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great experience. Food never disappoints. Great meal before going to show at the Fox Theatre. Sponsor for Fox Theatre and gives discount on meals for ticket holders.

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vipJoey (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We especially enjoyed the fried string bean appetizer - perfectly seasoned. My mushroom raviloi was good but maybe a little heavy on the sauce. Adding some additional pasta dishes would make their menu better.

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vipjudgethegoodandbad (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

While our meals were not horrible they just didn't have flavor. The chicken piccata was not coated in anything and seemed to have been steamed because when you cut the chicken it water ran out. The Caesar salad dressing had no flavor at all. I hate finding the butt of the salad head in your dish. I had two in my plate! They were brown and taste horrible. I'm surprised they didn't notice that.
We eat outside and the people watching is not relaxing. Lots of kids running around yelling at each other. Just not a great experience.

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vipEddie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Portabella appetizer was really good; pear salad was excellent; and cioppino was also very good-lots of fresh seafood. The drinks at the bar were good, and anchor steam on tap!

Very nice part of town-nice to take a stroll after dinner

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vipChippy23 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Their daily special is a great value. Friendly and attentive service. Food is always good here.

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Theatergoer (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Great restaurant for a pre-show dinner. Parking was convenient and within walking distance to Dragon Theater. We had a party of 9 and our meal was served in a timely manner that we were able to get to the theater without feeling rushed.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

Nice server, big salad and main dish cooked nicely.

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KathyV (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Petrale sole with veggies was cooked to perfection! Friendly and attentive wait staff, lovely ambience, with outdoor seating available. Indoor was a little quieter, but we had a window seat so we could enjoy both the peaceful and elegant indoor setting while having some sunlight and people-watching opportunities as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was delicious!! Our waiter was not great. Would definitely come back because the food was good.

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vipMunchingMark (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

Great and consistent food, nice specials and attentive service makes PG a favorite. The Ahi tuna tartare and the salad with dried cherries are hard to turn down.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

We dinned on a show night. Due to excellent outside seating, the inside was not filled and the noise level was low. Service was right on and the food well worth another visit.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Good service, food fine, price good. Our 6th Visit and will be a 7th in a couple of months.

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Visc (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

We enjoy your grill when we go to the Fox theater. The food is good and the prices are competitive. The noise level is quite high, a problem, as my hubby and I are hard of hearing, even though we wear hearing aids. Then again, we have the same problem at all the restaurants. It's nice that you give a discount too (with a coupon).

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