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The Canteen on Portland

4.8
4.8
3006 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Farm-to-table
The Canteen is a full-service neighbourhood restaurant in Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch and dinner. At the helm in the kitchen is award-winning chef and co-owner Renee Lavallee. Her seasonal menus are influenced by classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine – with a little bit of Renée’s magic thrown in. Signature items include The Canteen Burger, The Crobster Roll, Seafood Chowder and more.




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2 people

19:00


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 425-9272
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Lavallee

What 3,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Food

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Value

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for brunch

  • Atlantic Canada

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

3,006 Reviews
  1. keithM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delight The Canteen team is so engaged and happy to make your experience enjoyable. Thank you

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  2. EmilyH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love going to The Canteen. It is consistently an excellent experience. The food is always delicious and the service is friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming. It's a restaurant you want to go to regularly.

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  3. HelenM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic and the service is friendly, effucient and second to none! The seafood chowder and tea biscuits are one of my favourites! You have to try the carrot cake and olive oil loaf!

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  4. BREH

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, it was a very positive experience, with one slight negative. Two members of our party ordered a quinoa bowl, and it just seemed a little bit light, seeing as it was listed as a main.

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  5. Anakin12

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience at the Canteen. I come here every year for my bday. Always great service and awesome food.

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  6. TraceyP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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  7. Breeze

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great choice of menu items , great advice !

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  8. spirituwell

    Atlantic Canada

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another fabulous evening at The Canteen with friends. The vibe is always so fun, the staff so welcoming and efficient. We always say the Canteen servers are the best in the city! Our server Megan was so effervescent, attentive and passionate about the menu. The cocktails were scrumptious as was all of our food. So interesting and flavourful. Thank you for a terrific night! 💕

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  9. MarilynZ

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is exceptional and the waitstaff just as much so. I was visiting Halifax over the Easter weekend and our waitress went out of her way to look up some things to help us to find out what would be open on Good Friday.

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  10. CatherineW

    Atlantic Canada

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and atmosphere, as always. Again, didn’t have room left for my favourite dessert- the crème brûlée!

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FAQs

The Canteen on Portland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 425-9272.

The Canteen on Portland is rated 4.8 stars by 3006 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Canteen on Portland

22 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9

Additional information

  • Area
    Dartmouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Lavallee
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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