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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“sable fish” (7 reviews)
“escargot” (5 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

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us went for dinner at 6pm on a Wednesday. Restaurant busy but not full. Some walk ins were seated but I think it wise to make a res to be sure. Menu is extensive and there is a separate sheet for specials. Staff...More

Thank Onx23mm
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My husband and I were so impressed with the food and service at The Portly Chef we ate there 3 times during our stay in North Vancouver. Executive Chef Jeffrey Batt is not only an excellent Chef, but he is also very nice, friendly, and...More

1  Thank tocar3
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We only just discovered the portly chef which is too bad as I think if I could afford it I would eat there every day. What gorgeous food so fresh ,creative, tasty ,variations on old favorites and new approaches very sophisticate and beautifully presented.I think...More

Thank athena017
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I love really good food! Was going to leave it at that, but will mention our server was also excellent. Wonderful experience! But honestly, the chef isn't as portly as expected. Lol!

Thank Victora_Rose
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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.
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