Portico Restaurant - Richmond
Please click on "More Details" for reservation information.
Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday : 11:00 am -2:30pm
Lunch: For Parties of Six Guests or more only.
Dinner : Two or more Guests
All Reservations are confirmed for inside dining only.
Patio seating is not reserved but first available when your party arrives.
We love going to Portico for Sunday Brunch.
Wonderful, as always!
Great service/ambiance and food
we were offered a table outside, declined because we thought it would be too cold....wish we would have taken the outside....when we moved inside it was very loud and not much warmer than outside....but still had a great outing
Awesome place. Will definitely be back! Sat outside and loved every minute.
This was our first time @ this restaurant. We made last minute reservations on our way home from a memorial service. It was nice to sit outside and unwind. It was a little cool outside but, we asked our waiter to put the outdoor heater on and he had someone come over and light it for us. The owner of the restaurant came over to our table and talked to us for a little while which was nice. He told us the history of the place which was also nice. We started off with drinks and Calamari. The Calamari was very flavorful. I ordered a cucumber gin and tonic which was mostly ice. That was disappointing for $12. For my 2nd drink i asked for it not to have as much and they obliged. The bread and dipping sauce that they served was very yummy. My husband ordered the hangar steak , which he enjoyed. I ordered the special which was red snapper but, they were already out of it so i ordered the rosemary chicken. It was just okay. It had a thick sauce on it which just reminded me of something you would get at an inexpensive Italian restaurant. It came with broccoli, which reminded me of frozen and whipped potatoes which i didn't eat. After dinner, we went and sat by the amazing fireplace and ordered coffee and baileys which was very enjoyable. All in all it was a great experience and i would go back again. It was definitely what i needed after an emotional day @ my friend's service.
Fantastic as always! The pasta special with lamb and rigatoni was amazing!
Food was excellent, service was outstanding, ambiance was perfect.
This is a beautiful spot. We enjoyed lunch on the patio.....loved the cat....and the hostess was very friendly and welcoming. The beauty of the restaurant and grounds actually made the entire experience.
The food was good ( except for the house baked potato chips, which had no flavor).
Feels like Europe. I love this family owned gem. Sit outside if it’s nice out. They have a lovely fireplace and great outdoor heaters!
Our food was absolutely delicious, my steak was so tender that I cut it with a fork! Definitely would recommend to family and friends.... Until next time💖
My wife and I have now been to Portico Restaurant three times and when we visit family in Richmond this is our favorite restaurant! We love the great wait staff, the wonderful daily specials and the ambiance. I particularly love the unique location on West River Road.
You can bet that my next trip to Richmond will include a evening at Portico!
WE WERE CELEBRATING 2 BIRTHDAYS. OUTSIDE SEATING IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING. EXCELLENCE FOOD. SERVER SEEMED ANNOYED WHEN WE DIDN'T ORDER COCKTAILS. OVERALL A WONDERFUL EVENING. PARKING WAS LIMITED AND VALET SERVICE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.
Great meal and service . We sat outside on the patio and with the heaters running, fe felt very comfortable. The metal chairs could have used cushions for better comfort and the service charge of $2.50 per person to serve a Publics Birthday cake we bought seemed a bit much. Won't do that again, ... but for other occasions, it is in out top list.
We did a girls night dinner and everything was perfect!
It was a nice experiance food was great the setting was too dime but overall pleasant.
Amazing! It was perfect.
We love portico! Food is always great and service is too
the food was excellent as always. Our wait staff was not as great as usual; I think we were forgotten at times. However, this is the only time we have had an issue and are going to right that off!
No corkage allowed
Only 1 out if 3 meals worth $$
Great! Always great food great atmosphere great service.
Our dinner was wonderful and the service was great.
Food was nothing special. We waited 10 minutes for one of our entrees to arrive after serving all the others, and sat waiting while all our other entrees got cold. Cold eggs and waffles are not good. Had to flag waiter down for coffee refill, water never offered, service felt rushed and we felt unwelcome and unappreciated.
It was fabulous and someone from Virginia Lottery sent us 2 complimentary glasses of champagne!
Portico has been recommended particularly for the nice outdoor patio/ambience. It's kind of hard to enjoy it though when mosquitos are chewing you alive. The menu is ok, but not any one item knocked my socks off. The food was prepared and served quickly; and the order was accurate. Prices are not the cheapest, but in line with other West-End restaurants. The staff is business-like, not rude, but not overly friendly either. Valet parking is quick and efficient. I'm probably not going to be a regular customer, but I think it's worth a shot for someone to give it a go.
Great food, wine and service. Have never had anything I didn’t love from their kitchen!
We loved crossing paths with Porticat, the ambiance and food. Portico is our favorite place to go for dinner, especially if we’re celebrating something. We took two family members who had never been. They both agree it was the best evening and food they’ve had in a long, long time. Recommend 100%.
Food was super delicious!
Came out in timely manner and plated lovely.
Nice selection of daily specials.
Wine list does not show vintage years, but price?
Waiter, Adrian, was not very pleasant.
Very short and curt with responses and made us feel quite frankly a little uncomfortable.
Extremely loud! Be prepared to yell to your dinner guest.
Will go again because of delicious food, but not at peak dinner hour.
Probably bring my own wine and pay corkage fee, to know what I’m drinking is priced correctly.
I love Portico!! Great service, great food.
This was my second visit to this restaurant, and quite a different experience from the first. The service was terrible - the food came very, very slowly - we did not get our appetizer until our salads were served - and even then not until reminding the waiter that we had not received it. When reminded, the waiter did not apologize or comment, other than to simply say he would check on it. About 20 minutes went by and then he came back with our salads and our appetizer (just a garlic baguette with olive oil and herbs). I ordered one of the specials, a Ribeye Marsala, medium rare. When the steak arrived it was not medium rare, but well done instead. When I showed it to the waiter he said that he would take it back. When the next steak arrived it was much closer to medium rare and I was happy to have something to eat since the rest of our table had already been eating their food for some time. Unfortunately, even though the steak was cooked better, it was filled with gristle. I did not wish to send it back again, so I sliced around the gristle the best that I could. The flavor was fine and the mushrooms that came with it were quite good. The other meals that I sampled were good and the desserts were very good as well. The ambiance outside at night with the candles was very nice. Since we had a very nice experience the first time we tried this restaurant, we will give it another try and see if we just ran into a poor waiter and an off night for the rest of the staff. However, I would suggest that the owner and/or manager that were walking around pay a little more attention to the tables so that they may attempt to assist/rescue when things have gone awry.
A great get-a-way for a late Saturday evening in the country. The view of the gardens from the window was beautiful. We had the Amberjack(fish) and the grilled shrimp dishes both accompanied by whipped potatoes and grilled squash, zucchini and onions. Great opportunity to try Amberjack which isn't often offered. The wine selection was expansive although we chose different wines by the glass. Our server was pleasant and very knowledgeable of the menu. His recommendation of the almond amaretto gelato was on point and delicious. We were most appreciative of the valet parking. We've been to Portico on several occasions. The food and service is consistently very good. We will return and will recommend to friends.
Excellent meal. Delicious food and friendly professional service.
good food and nice atmosphere--pleasant staff. Outdoor options on nicely landscaped patio. Some herbs and vegetables are grown on property
Excellent cocktails. Wonderful artichoke appetizer. Mains fine, but not spectacular.
Exceptionally good food, paired with uncompromising service, delivered on the patio to create an incredibly memorable experience.
Enjoyed the setting, courteous & prompt service, and the quality & tastiness of menu items.
I feel like Portico is hit or miss. Both couples asked to split a salad with our entree yet the waiter did not give us extra plates. My entree was a pork chop which was way over cooked. That being said, I have been to Potico when everything was outstanding. Friday night was not their best moment.
The service was good, ambience was great, but the food was tasteless and mediocre. Also, a cat came indoors at close to closing, and an employee picked the cat up and said it’s not time for you to come in yet, which leads me to believe that they let animals in after hours. That’s unsanitary!
We took our family here with grandparents and kids and everyone loved every part of it. The outside ambience is pretty and quaint, inside is cozy and lively. All of the food and desserts were amazing and the cocktails and wine did not disappoint. We can’t wait to go back, this is definitely our new favorite special occasion spot.