Portico

4.5
98 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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What 98 people are saying
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SharonK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It took way to long to get our food, we waited over an hour before our food arrived.

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AK20
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The service was ok. The food was extremely underwhelming, especially for the price.

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vipClayton
St. Louis
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Before I even saw my food our server pointed out that my portion size was less than normal and he offered to either A) deduct some from the bill or B) bring an extra piece. What fantastic service!

Overall the food was good.

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MalPet71
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portico adds to the small but growing list of restaurants gunning to add flavor and rename Bland Rapids.
It was hard to choose, so we went with a variety of "smaller" plates. French onion soup was divine and had true depth of flavor; it was a meal on its own. Earl Grey soup was unique -- served with the tea bag -- and provided a melding of flavors usually reserved to Indian cuisine and changed while continuing to steep at the table.
A vegan Reuben? Yes. Yes, please!
Hush Puppies - savory with the proper balance of cake-like texture on the inside and crispiness on the outside.
Peach and Prosciutto flatbread did not put on airs. It didn't need to. The crispy cracker was the ideal vehicle for the four ingredients.
If you love arugula, true peppery rocket only found in your backyard garden, then you will love their dishes.
Our server was KNOWLEDGEABLE -- she had tasted everything on the menu, as she should.
Chef Trimmel stopped by for a 10-minute chat sharing his culinary history and insight into how he lets food speak to him, but also knows when he needs to talk to the food. He challenges his staff to do the same. This is what a restaurant should be. Don't blow it, Grand Rapids. Dine there!

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JennieB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had read the very good reviews on this restaurant, and all are accurate! The food was fantastic, and the menu had interesting options. The vibe is very hip, and parking was easy in the adjacent parking lot.

I enjoyed the steak and frites and everyone at my table said it was the best choice. This might be Grand Rapids' best restaurant. Seriously. I'll be back.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DanR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A nice new restaurant with great ambience... They provided a little appertif and the food was really good. The Cornish Hen was spectacular...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very delicious and servers are very welcoming and generous to given us try their food and drinks samples. We ordered four main course plus appetizers the price is way worthy than what we thought

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vipMiBoater
Grand Rapids
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Omar was awesome. We loved the little appetizers that they provide you! We can’t wait to give it another try

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was so good for course dinner, we had mushroom bruschetta and Wallace and ravioli and s’mores they were so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a phenomenal experience. Bri was absolutely incredible. We had such a fantastic time, 10/10 would recommend.

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vipSarahV
Grand Rapids
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and atmosphere were great. We didn’t have to wait long for our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food and drinks are great. The service from Omar was on point.

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BondJamesBond
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant --------------------------------------------------

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great!

Portico
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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KellyB
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very nice setting and walking distance to other downtown activities. The service was wonderful. Food ok.

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vipclarkvanhalsema
Grand Rapids
55 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch, and the ambiance of this new spot in Grand Rapids is classy.

Portico
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thanks Clark! Can't wait to have ya back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Our server Liz was exceptional!

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janew
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OBSESSED. 10/10 recommend. Great staff, food, and service!

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Christina
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Appreciated the complementary snack and drink.

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vipAliS
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative dishes and exceptionally friendly staff.

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kathyf
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Portico
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thank you Kathy for the 5 star review!

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MedvinA
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great peaceful place to have a nice dinner with your loved ones!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef. Wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Attentive waitstaff. Attractive dining room.

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Lilyofthevalley
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DavidF
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TarahD
Brazil
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

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DripByHex
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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)

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ShannonA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It took a long time for our food to arrive, but everything we ate was delicious and our server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great atmosphere, slow but excellent service!

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AW26
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

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.

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vipBeckyS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBrettY
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Loud, packed in, missed 2 entrees, food was average.

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JasonH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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

FAQs

Portico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 456-6200.

Portico is rated 4.5 stars by 98 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.