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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“filet oscar” (4 reviews)
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French, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in from Fraser Valley, well worth the trip.Superb Ciccino stew,excellent service,nice atmosphere.This is fine dining,shall return:-)

Thank Waldon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our standards on the north shore. Food is always good (consistent) and well priced. Good wine list as well.

Thank B0b125
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Gerry K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank doug92610
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

1  Thank DeanCathy154943
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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.

Thank Nana157
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank edyalung
Reviewed 27 May 2017

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

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank Barb1957
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

1  Thank Wendy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$34
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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