- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Large Charcuterie Board
3 Michigan Cheeses, 3 Cured Meats, Cornichons, Honey Comb, Whole Grain Mustard and Field and Fire Baguette
Cornish Hen & Cornbread
Savory cornbread dressing centered in a white wine and shallot chicken Veloute, cast iron roasted, producing a daring Cornish hen, coupled with bacon lardons, and topped with an arugula and granny smith apple salad
Food was amazing, had the Cornish Hen and Cornbread and was not disappointed. Wife had the Turkey and Polenta ravioli and didn’t know she liked collard greens till she had this. Bread board was amazing! Staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable of the food, the chef even stopped by the table and it was nice to hear his story behind our food.
A nice new restaurant with great ambience... They provided a little appertif and the food was really good. The Cornish Hen was spectacular...
I will say that this meal tonight was probably the best meal I have had all year. That’s saying a lot since I live right downtown Grand Rapids and eat out OFTEN, way to often! I ordered the NYE special and chose the Scallop (1) and Waygu steak. Yes only one scallop which disappointed me but the way it was prepared and presented eased my pain; when I finished it you would have thought I licked the plate. My first foray into the hand massaged beef territory did not disappoint and it was so flavorful. I buy good quality grass fed beef for home so rarely pay the high prices in a restaurant but tonight was special and I was pleased. Portico is becoming my go to restaurant when I want something unique and since it is merely a 60 second walk from my apartment it is extra convenient. I will certainly be back.
We have had such great experiences at Portico! The ambiance is fun but classy and the food is amazing. One of our favorite spots in GR!
Our server Omar was awesome. We loved the little appetizers that they provide you! We can’t wait to give it another try
The meal was so good for course dinner, we had mushroom bruschetta and Wallace and ravioli and s’mores they were so good!
It was a phenomenal experience. Bri was absolutely incredible. We had such a fantastic time, 10/10 would recommend.
Service, food, and atmosphere were great. We didn’t have to wait long for our food.
Everything was great. The food and drinks are great. The service from Omar was on point.
Excellent restaurant --------------------------------------------------
Food was delicious and the service was great!
Thank you for the review!
Very nice setting and walking distance to other downtown activities. The service was wonderful. Food ok.
The food and service were top notch, and the ambiance of this new spot in Grand Rapids is classy.
Thanks Clark! Can't wait to have ya back.
Great food and atmosphere. Our server Liz was exceptional!
Please dim the lights so it doesn’t feel like a Denny’s. It would feel so much calmer and I think it would help with the noise level which is hard to control since the ceiling is so high.
OBSESSED. 10/10 recommend. Great staff, food, and service!
Amazing food. Appreciated the complementary snack and drink.
Very creative dishes and exceptionally friendly staff.
Staff were very attentive and friendly. Loved the free 'samples' of an appetizer and special house cocktail. A good variety of food offerings. Menu not too big. Will be returning soon!
Thank you Kathy for the 5 star review!
Great peaceful place to have a nice dinner with your loved ones!
Great chef. Wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Attentive waitstaff. Attractive dining room.
We enjoyed our dining experience on Nov 24th at Portico. The waitress was really nice and gave us excellent service, and the food was delicious. We had the asparagus salad (which I would highly recommend) and the Cornish hen and Filet for entrees. Both were good with nice accompaniment flavor combinations. The Blue bridge drink is great too! This is the best dining out experience we’ve had in a VERY long time! We will be back.
Everything was great! The staff went above and beyond for us, as they let us sit in the lounge area for our anniversary and we were served there. It was fabulous!
Food was good. The chairs were uncomfortable. We didn’t know where to put our coats since we sat in stools. The service was slow. The restaurant is very contemporary. Loved the atmosphere.
Portico had friendly service, but some of the slowest service I’ve ever had (and they were not busy). The food was decent. Unless I hear from a friend or family member that the service has drastically improved, I will not go back.
Josie effing ROCKS!!! The whole place is just marvelous darling MARVELOUS!!! First date, kinda nervous, so we had the small cheese plate to take the edge off... OH-EM-GEE!!! The biggest small cheese plate I've ever had the pleasure of indulging in. The walleye was exquisite and the crème brulee was on point! 10/10 would recommend (eye-wink and finger gun)
It took a long time for our food to arrive, but everything we ate was delicious and our server was great.
We had a great time at Portico, the ambiance was so cozy for a cold winter night in GR! The food was very good and we had an excellent waitress. This a fun restaurant for a special occasion!!
Was a great atmosphere, slow but excellent service!
The table seating layout doesn't flow well. The large table is in the most dimly lit - vibey and nicest part of the restaurant (where there could be multiple 4 tops. And then there are 2 4-tops right behind a server station. The lighting was so bright and never got dimmer even with the dark contrast from outdoors and multiple windows. The food is so good that I hope they change up the layout and incorporate some music so that the vibe matches the quality and excitement of the menu. We sat for 11 minutes before getting waters at 8pm on a Tuesday with only 3 other tables sat. That is just disappointing that even the host wouldn't pop over with some water.
I hadn’t heard my check about Portico before we went for dinner. It was an amazing surprise from the apps to dinner. Amazing! Service was great and prices reasonable.
Bri was an excellent server. It is hard to find good service in GR (versus larger cities like Chicago). She was fabulous. The food was delicious and portion size was great for the entrees we all ordered. The ambiance is beautiful but loud due to the fact that there are high ceilings and all windows/hard surfaces. Everything echos… Great experience.
Loud, packed in, missed 2 entrees, food was average.
We had a 5:30pm reservation for my fiancées birthday. It took 45 mins to get an appetizer. My fiancees entree was brought out first so she ate without me. I was told 3 times my entree was coming out. 50 minutes later the poor waitress had to come tell us that they ran out of my entree. We ended up canceling our dessert. We ended up just paying for what we ate/drank, which is fine, but the manager didn’t even offer an apology. Go elsewhere in GR! There are much better places with better food and better service
My friend and I were SUPER impressed from start to finish. We had mushroom bruschetta appetizer, the walleye, the filet frites, and the orange infused creme brulee for dessert. We would order everything again, except for there are so many other things we'd like to try. We will return for sure!
We walked in and it felt like we were in a trendy Chicago restaurant! Food was excellent! Service was wonderful! We were referred by some friends who went the evening before and had an equally awesome experience. My husband had the walleye and it was delicious! I had the potato latkes and vegan crabcakes. Amazing! Lots of great choices!!!! We will definitely be returning and highly recommend!
The reservation for 4 people we did for celebrate my birthday and grab dinner they put the group in uncomfortable chairs and way apart from each other.
The food is extremely salty, the only good thing was the charcuterie.
Had a fabulous time. We celebrated a birthday with some friends and the service was outstanding! We will defiantly be back!
Hello Jacqueline, We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Poritco! We can't wait to serve you again! - Talia Wood, Food and Drink Manager
Food was good. Not large portions. Price seemed a little high for what you get.
Excellent food. Definitely need reservations but worth it!
Hello Anna, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We do recommend reservations especially for the weekends, but do our best to accommodate walk ins as well :) - Talia Wood, Food and Drink Manager
Portico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 456-6200.
Portico is rated 4.5 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.