I came in from Fraser Valley, well worth the trip.Superb Ciccino stew,excellent service,nice atmosphere.This is fine dining,shall return:-)
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One of our standards on the north shore. Food is always good (consistent) and well priced. Good wine list as well.
We have dined here several times, both for lunch and for dinner. The service is friendly, the atmosphere simple and quiet, and the patio on the streetside in summer a real asset. We would rate the food outstanding: Osso Buco, Irish chicken, fish stew, and...More
I am sorry that they had a bad experience there and I know it is embarrassing when you take guests and its a nightmare perhaps the brunch staff needs some fine tuning,,,,been in that situation many times :( I am not a friend of the...More
My Wife and I took close friends for brunch and felt quite embarrassed afterwards to think that we had suggested we go there based on its reviews. The service was terrible and all in perfect view of the owners Wife who spent the entire time...More
We went to this small restaurant but the food and service was very luxury and good. Very clean and simple place with very delicious food.
This place came highly recommended from people at work. We had the bone marrow bruschetta for starters and its was sumptuous and rich which paired nicely with the spanish blend red wine we have. I had the Halibut which was quite generous in serving -...More
Friends who live in North Van had spoken many times of The Portly Chef with high praise. Last weekend while visiting them from Victoria I was able to experience the restaurant for myself. I haven't stopped talking about our meal! Every course (and yes we...More
We have now become regulars at this wonderful restaurant. The food is terrific, the staff in pleasant and knowledgeable and we always have a wonderful time, whether we go alone or with others. When we first started going here, the Chef and Emily were engaged....More
I'd give The Portly Chef an extra point if I could! We were three generations.. a group of 10... celebrating Mother's Day and a 30th Birthday. We'd made a reservation, and our table was ready when we arrived. I think my breakfast was the most...More