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The Portly Chef

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1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
+1 604-971-4377
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“sable fish” (9 reviews)
“filet oscar” (5 reviews)
French, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small quaint restaurant that is fine dinning at its best. Their signature dish, Drunken Sable Fish is my favorite. It melts in your mouth, even if your not a fish fan this is so amazing, one of the very few times I...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This restaurant is in our neighborhood, and I have walked past it many times. Always with a full house. Last night, we decided to finally try it. I will be back and am sorry I waited so long to go. Had a mix of prawns...More

Thank RosBC
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Following a hike around Rice Lake, we stopped in for a late lunch on a Sunday and enjoyed their weekend brunch menu. We ordered the special Benny-two crab cakes with shrimp and poached eggs, a steak, cumin and salsa omelette, a Brussel sprout mash with...More

Thank grandma_sue63
Reviewed 6 March 2018

It was one of those times when we didn't feel like fighting the traffic back into town from the North Shore so after a search online for somewhere to have a really nice dinner we choose The Portly Chef. It is a small, intimate venue...More

Thank SoufulArtist
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Ordered the tenderloin medium rare it was rare and not so tender. I realize I should have sent it back so totally my fault. There was a group of us so everyone else’s meals were good so I decided not to say anything. The salted...More

Thank Goodstay_10
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely LOVED everything we had that evening. Creative, flavorful, fresh and delicious! My only complaint was bad lighting. The tables need a tea light. Indirect soft lighting changes the whole experience.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Excellent service, tasty, well prepared food and a great ambience. We enjoyed a great evening at this delightful restaurant! A great menus with just enough options to choose from. The appetizer of Scallop with Pork Belly is the best! The Oscar steak and the special...More

Thank Esme B
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a delightful little restaurant on Lonsdale. Outstanding service, happy owners and wonderful food. I would highly recommend this place. Try the steak and prawns. Delicious! Baked oysters as an appetizer, yummy! Make reservations as it is small, and fills up quickly. Cheesecake is...More

Thank Dem6806
Reviewed 22 December 2017

On their website, they offered a complimentary $20 gift certificate with the purchase of a $100 gift certificate from November 1st 2017 to December 25th 2017 (There was no mention of "while supplies last"). I purchased a $100 gift certificate on December 22, 2017, and...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic lunch hash the sable fish and prawns from the fresh sheet. Simply delish I will be back now have to try dinner and brunch!

Thank billiebeebop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  North Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-971-4377
  • E-mail
Located on Lonsdale Avenue, in North Vancouver, The Portly Chef is serving up some of the best culinary fare on the North Shore. Led by Executive Chef Jeffrey Batt and his fiance, Emily Caulfield, this family run Bistro promises a relaxed atmosphere, attentive front of house service and mouth-watering consistency on every plate.
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