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About Portobello Grill

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!

875 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Jefferson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 299-9918

Website:
http://www.portobellogrillrwc.com/

Catering:
All menu items are available for catering.

Parking Details:
Cal Train is within 100 yards of restaurant.

Public Transit:
SamTrans stops at the Cal Train station across the street.

Executive Chef:
Alejandro Vazquez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Portobello Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (13)
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Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
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Healthy (2)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 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.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Nice server, big salad and main dish cooked nicely.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 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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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 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).

Tags: Comfort Food
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Enjoy the Happy Hour and Menu! Great dining inside or out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

It's one of our favorite restaurants, however, this time our visit was not perfect. My scallop risotto was delicious, BUT there were no scallops in it. Also, our son used the men's bathroom and said it was disgusting. We told our waiter and he took 10% off of our bill.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Fantastic as always. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent.

Great Manhattan's!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Family gathering was great. Good food, reasonably priced!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Nothing special here. Service was great, but the steak was pretty flavorless. Blackened Mahi was fine, but not exciting. 90% of the entrees come with roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent service. Really loud on weekends...much quieter during lunch and on weeknights. It's great energy but hard to visit with friends when it's so noisy. Outdoor dining solves that problem during the spring and summer evenings.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

As always, enjoyed dining at Portabella Grill. One of my favorites in RWC. Service was excellent this time. Friendly, helpful and attentive but not pushy.

Meals are not too heavy, which is nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Great food, service and overall experience. I have been to Portobello Grill a few times and it has always been excellent and will always return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Have been here many times over the years. Always treated well. They are very accommodating, warm, and fast with getting your food. Lots of good choices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food is very good, not out of this world, service is always out of this world, everyone very friendly and accommodating. From the moment you walk in they make you feel like you are part of their family. Mix/match items from the menu, no problem. They check up on you an appropriate amount of times, water is always filled.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great food as usual. Good service. Nice to be able to dine outside.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was excellent as usual. We eat here before going to a play at the Fox and always have plenty of time and are not rushed, even on a Sat. night.
One minor glitch with the pricing on after dinner drinks, but the waiter took care of it
immediately without question.
Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our waitress was especially helpful and attentive. Food is always good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Comfortable and relaxing location.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Nice selection of tasty food. And great appetizers up to hearty entrees fit any appetite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We went here for dinner before going to a play at the Fox Theater. The location was very convenient, and the food and cocktails were excellent and not too pricey. The restaurant supports the theater by offering ticket holders a 15% discount. That was a nice perk.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

We didn't want to be stuck in rush hour traffic so a last minute decision for dinner while returning home from an appointment. We were ready to dine elsewhere when we remembered that this place had a special steak menu dinner for Wednesday nights. We were not disappointed! The steaks were excellent and the services great. Love this place and will be coming back again! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The food, service, atmosphere, everything was spot on at Portobellos. This is the second time we've been there but will not be the last as it is a true gem! If you have not tried it you are doing yourself a disservice.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food and service was great!! And it wasnt loud!! We could actually have a normal level conversation!! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food was excellent. It came fast and hot. The service was great. We've been here before and will definitely come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Berlin)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The spaghetti and meatballs dish had too much oil.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

WE had good service and the meals were enjoyed HOWEVER the noise level was unacceptable

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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