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 like it is ,I love and enjoyed eating out ,,the atmosphere and ambiance is very cozy and friendly ,,not a big place ,,lot of happy face ,little too noise ! ,the place is full already , only 6 pm , the foods comes out is amazing ,I love the beautiful presentation,and you can tell every things prepared with absolute T.L.C. ,menu is not over size ,great business vision , small but lot of option to choices from ,from Salad ,fish ,meat ! , the chili fried squad is so spicy but good ,my girl enjoyed every bit , (TOO hot for me ) but my Escargot with the garlic and butter ,the sauce is fantastic , our main dinner is great too ,no companies at all ,my pork chop is grilled it prefer , ,not dry very delicious , , also my girls lamb is excellent with well balance of flavor ,very tasty , no room for their cheese cake , ,over all ,we have a delightful dinner ,price is average , also our server is first class ,we were in a little corner ,he never forgot us ,keep checking on us ,make sure we are happy . this is one of the hidden gem in North Shore ! ,make sure you make reservation ,and they do closed on Monday and Tuesday ! I truly recommended this little restaurant ! well worth the visit !