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The Portly Chef

) #12 of 310 Restaurants in North Vancouver ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, , International
1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
+1 604-971-4377
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“sable fish” (6 reviews)
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French, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2H5, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the Portly Chef with my wife. Had the Brohm Lake Duck. I always thought that this was the lake named after the lake on the way up to Whistler Mtn. Wrong. Actually based out of Quebec. I've had duck before but this was...More

Thank gerbie_10
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This little family owned and operated gem is an absolute find! Right in the mid Lonsdale corridor the Portly Chef is small, quaint and full of down home charm. The MAC and CHEESE are the best on the planet! And all the other items are...More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Consistently one of the best dining experiences on the North Shore. Friendly, attentive service and excellent plentiful meals, in a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank MTBooth
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Heard this was a great spot on North Shore and had brunch today - fabulous huevos rancheras, Emily provided really good service..always attentive, but leaving us to our conversations, very friendly. Made our day - thank you to the 2 chefs who've apparently been working...More

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I've nothing to say but the best food I have ever had in Vancouver! Everything is incredibly tasty and makes my mouth watering just thinking on it!

Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food is excellent, and service good. A small, but friendly establishment, and easy for us to get to from Lynn Valley. Nice for a casual lunch with friends and/or family.

Thank Triceratops
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Having enjoyed The Portly Chef a few times each year since it opened, we chose it today for a very special occasion. Without a doubt, this was above and beyond the best lunch I have enjoyed in recent memory. I choose a cioppino whenever I...More

Thank IamCBW
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Had a dinner here this week and the food was fantastic. I think I had some of the best foie gras I have ever had. Don't be turned off by the atmosphere. The food was superb.

Thank TA D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great date night spot. Plan to be on time and subsequently leave time to find parking. So totally worth it for food and atmosphere.

Thank joanna w
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food here is actually very tasty. The reason I only gave it 3/5 is purely for personal health reasons. I like to eat food that tastes good and is not loaded with fat or sugar. I found the food here to be overly saturated...More

2  Thank robbie B
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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
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
  • 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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