About Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village
We are a classic Grill with Italian influence placing emphasis on high quality food, exceptional service, and great value. We are positioned between the heavily populated casual concepts and the fine dining white tablecloth concepts. Our "polished casual" concept provides our guest with great value for the high quality food and exceptional service they receive.
Our menu features a diverse selection of outstanding in-house prepared products. We are well known for our fire-grilled steaks, chops, chicken, and a selection of fresh grilled fish. Entree salads, made from scratch soups, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta round out our selection. We also have a wide selection of wine, cocktails, and beer. Don't forget about the happy hour! It's always a good time at Portobello's.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Italian, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Portobello's Grill - Bocage Village Ratings and Reviews
Awesome service! Love sitting in bar area. Nick the bartender was very nice and helpful with making a vegetarian dish for my husband and I. Gabby the manager was nice and made sure our vegetarian pasta dish was done just right. We eat here at least once a week.
The dish I ordered was the shrimp and crab alfredo. The crab patty was undercooked and still doughy in the middle. I ate a few bites before it became obvious that this dish was not well prepared. I requested for a manager to come to the table only to make this visit more regrettable. She proceeded to say "well next time you come it will be better" I did stop her and ask her how important are "first impressions" she never answered. I also told her I'm visiting this city and there is not a chance that I would return to a business serving me half cooked food. If I had ordered sushi that would have been just fine, however, this was not the case. I also made a comment to the waitress about why were we never offered any type of bread. She said oh it's .99cent as if that was too much and said sorry they walked away. My problem with this place that wants to be in the category with "Italian Cuisine" you should model your business like the category you want to be a part of. I have never in my life ate at an Italian restaurant and was not offered bread, in fact, I've never had to ask. This was an all around terrible place to eat. I guess this town should just stick to cajun cuisine because Italian style was crushed by Portobello's Grill. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Had not been to Portobello's in well over a year because of a steady decline in the quality of the food. Went back a month ago for dinner with a friend who wanted to go there, and was quite surprised at how much the food had improved. My husband and I decided to try it again on our Thursday "date night". We both were impressed with the noticeable change in the quality and quantity of the food. The potatoes au gratin were real potatoes and done au gratin, and not the mush (obviously from a box and watery) with cheese on top that had become the potatoes au gratin. My husband's fish was done without being dry. My chicken breasts were tender and juicy. Also noted a manager walking around checking on things and he did stop by and ask us if everything was okay. Would recommend that anyone who had basically given up on Portobello's, as we had, give them another try.
Although we had an Open Table reservation, we arrived on prom night and the place was packed with all reserve table guests. The staff made immediate arrangements to seat us with no delay though we would have expected to wait a little while due to the dinning room being at full capacity. Very well trained staff despite all being pretty young. Meal was out in expected time, all correct and good. I was impressed with the service under the circumstances.
We found out about Potobello's by looking at various menus for Restaurant Week. We had never heard of it or noticed it, since we don't frequent Bocage.
We both enjoyed all but two items, those being the soup and the first green beans, which were the vegetable of the day that came with one of the entrees. The green beans were not well-seasoned and not cooked long enough to our liking. The soup, although it had good flavor, was very watered down, rather than being hearty and thick.
However, everything else was mouth-watering! We ordered the cedar roasted salmon which came with the green beans and sweet potato fries, and the twin filets merlot served with au gratin potatoes and creamed spinach. The spinach is the best I've ever had! Our first course was the gumbo soup and sensation salad. Desserts were the tiramisu and carrot cake. Since it was Restaurant Week, the price of $25 each was a bargain in our opinion.
I would return and order everything but the green beans, although there are lots of other dishes on their regular menu that looked like food we would enjoy, so the decision is difficult!
Our waitress, Brogan, was nice and we were seated in a booth immediately upon our arrival. Thanks for a lovely dining experience.
The food was outstanding and of course w/it being restaurant week, it was a great deal. However, we do not like booths and unfortunately this restaurant was mostly booth tables so we were told the only way we could get a table was to eat in the bar. We had one girl take our drink order then a guy come bring us menus and after a while, we had to go ask someone to take our order so the service was a little off - not sure we ever knew who our actual waiter or waitress was but overall with the food and the deal we got for Restaurant week, we still enjoyed it immensely and will definitely be back!
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