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The Portly Chef

1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
+1 604-971-4377
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“sable fish” (9 reviews)
“escargot” (6 reviews)
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French, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A small cozy gem. Service & Food were excellent. We had tasty Mussels, Snapper & Filet Oscar just perfect. Downside chlorinated drinking water. It's pricey, but worth the splurge.

Thank Ashana A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just blocks from my home, tucked between 2 other restaurants I could not honestly say that I had paid it any attention. The name was not appealing. But my cousin did a Google search for a non-fast food restaurant within walking distance and we gave...More

Thank Maryalice G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriends and I went here to celebrate a friend's birthday. This small cozy gem was busy, but nothing suffered for it. The service and food were excellent and our group of 7 had a great time. We shared escargot, beet salad and meatballs to...More

Thank Chrissy O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome brunch with great food and service. Highly recommend a stop here. Food is reasonably priced with healthy portions.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We went for one of those special occasion meals and could not have been happier. I rarely give five stars but had no trouble awarding top marks here.The servers....all the staff...were exceptional. This is not a fancy five star place but rather a friendly, comfortable...More

Thank blanca10
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We went on a week night and were lucky that there was an empty table.[ Reservation is a must for weekends].We ordered the following to share : 1.pork belly with scallops, 2.their special bread, 3.Soup of the day ( lentil ), 3.its signature chilly squid...More

Thank louis899
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I have been a few times to the Portly Chef. (never trust a skinny chef!) and we always had good service and the food is exceptional.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

So accommodating, we didn't have a reservation so we sat at the bar. Service was excellent, we ordered 2 salads and the featured dish as a main, lamb, it was plenty for 2 people. Really accommodating for me as a celíac, even got bacon for...More

Thank kar0llak
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Wow what an amazing little restaurant. Ate here because of the excellent reviews and we weren’t disappointed. The food was so good. For starters were shared the pork belly and scallops. Absolutely melt in your mouth they were so good. For main we had drunken...More

1  Thank T5356VKbarbarah
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I finally got the chance to try this restaurant out , because I hare and read a lot great reviews about the Portly Chef , I am not a bandwagon jumper ,with my well over 40 years in the restaurant business , I write it...More

1  Thank TONY L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:00
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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