We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Portly Chef

1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
+1 604-971-4377
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“sable fish” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
French, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 6 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 23 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 16 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
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Portly Chef is a small, intimate restaurant located on Lonsdale Avenue within walking distance of Lonsdale Quay (it does involve walking up a hill.) The food is continental and it is very tasty.I will definitely return!

Thank GLizabeth
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Five of us came for a birthday celebration dinner on the recommendation of a friend. SOOOOO good! Servers were great, but the highlight is the food. Fresh bread, foie gras with blueberry chutney, stuffed chicken breast, perfectly cooked steak, melt-in-the mouth seared tuna, gorgeous salads,...More

Thank BDKR
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Best experience all around for a long time! The waiter was first class; absolutely unbelievable. He was attentive, great sense of humor and was there when we needed him. I had the port belly appetizer and chicken breast for main. First class. The restaurant is...More

Thank Ed G M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Like many other reviewers, we cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! The food is truly outstanding! Best Caesar salad. And the pork belly and scallop appetizer was so good, I would go back just for those two items. The mains were also delicious....More

Thank Noreen A
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Just blocks away from our hotel. We had the pork belly and scallop appetizer, was soooo good. My wife had the fish and I had the duck. My wife's fish was amazing, so many different flavors and textures. My duck was amazing, I wanted to...More

Thank Scott J
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in North Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier
1,493 reviews
1.08 km away
Lonsdale Quay Hotel
619 reviews
1.19 km away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites North Vancouver
766 reviews
3.42 km away
North Vancouver Hotel
330 reviews
3.49 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bravo Cucina Ristorante
127 reviews
.01 km away
Ayoub's Dried Fruit & Nuts
31 reviews
.14 km away
Eighties Restaurant
73 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orca Wind Sail Charters
10 reviews
.70 km away
Victoria Park
62 reviews
.17 km away
North Vancouver Visitor Centre
16 reviews
1.20 km away
Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
8 reviews
1.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Portly Chef staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing