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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“sable fish” (9 reviews)
“filet oscar” (5 reviews)
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French, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got in here on Friday evening. This place keeps upping its game. We wrote a review when it first opened several years ago and have dined here many times since. It was always good but tonight by far, was our best experience. Every thing was...More

Thank NeverAgain1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got there because my friends gave me a gift certificate because of my birthday. The food was excellent, the portions more than adequate and the presentation was very nice as well. We dined outside because the evening was very nice too. Special points here...More

Thank German_Marin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ok, this is a go to place for me. I live in North Vancouver and this place is definitely at the top of my favorite restaurants in the local area. However, I feel I need to mention the brunch. I know that he chef has...More

Thank Teedy1202
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the very nice dinner! Everything was delicious! We had the tuna with avocado and mango as starter. The tenderloin was super and our cheesecake was delicious!!!! Best dinner we had during our holiday!

Thank mobouhuijs
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We have been here a number of times and can't get over the quality of the food, service, wine list and atmosphere. This is the best restaurant in North Vancouver if you are an unpretentious foodie. The decor is simple yet elegant, the food is...More

1  Thank JF K
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a small quaint restaurant that is fine dinning at its best. Their signature dish, Drunken Sable Fish is my favorite. It melts in your mouth, even if your not a fish fan this is so amazing, one of the very few times I...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This restaurant is in our neighborhood, and I have walked past it many times. Always with a full house. Last night, we decided to finally try it. I will be back and am sorry I waited so long to go. Had a mix of prawns...More

Thank RosBC
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Following a hike around Rice Lake, we stopped in for a late lunch on a Sunday and enjoyed their weekend brunch menu. We ordered the special Benny-two crab cakes with shrimp and poached eggs, a steak, cumin and salsa omelette, a Brussel sprout mash with...More

Thank grandma_sue63
Reviewed 7 March 2018

It was one of those times when we didn't feel like fighting the traffic back into town from the North Shore so after a search online for somewhere to have a really nice dinner we choose The Portly Chef. It is a small, intimate venue...More

Thank SoufulArtist
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Ordered the tenderloin medium rare it was rare and not so tender. I realize I should have sent it back so totally my fault. There was a group of us so everyone else’s meals were good so I decided not to say anything. The salted...More

Thank Goodstay_10
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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