Portland Variety

4.2
188 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Tapas / Small Plates
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Lunch

Portland Variety covers all your dining needs; from your morning coffee run, your business lunch to your romantic dinner date. Portland Variety is a bright and friendly, open concept restaurant, which as the sun sets, transforms into an intimate candlelit space. Creations by our talented kitchen team provide guests with a unique dining experience. We pride ourselves on sourcing traditional and sustainable ingredients, allowing us to create artisanal dishes with modern flare.



What 188 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The mean dish are not really good but the tapas and small dishes are really worth it! I recommend sharing a few of them as a meal.

PV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and fare. Would definitely come back.

KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice outside seating

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service wonderful food delicious. Will definitely be coming back.

NM
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great plates for sharing. Croquettes were a great indulgence. Half price bottles on Monday was a happy little surprise to enjoy with our meal. I would go back for sure.

NW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

God service. Good food. Great wine. Trendy ambiance but quiet enough for a business dinner.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Service was perfect.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The kale salad is fantastic, but it took too long for our main dishes. Very busy on Saturday night!

M
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing! Friendly customer service, would definitely come back!

V
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Took us over one hour to receive our drinks. We had a reservation at 7:30 and did not get out of there until 11PM. All our food and drink came at different times and they forgot about one full meal, without any apologies. The service was terrible and we couldn't hear the person sitting next to us due to the loud volume of the music. Would not recommend!

VA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was good, the drinks were good, but the only downfall was the waitress was not attentive, friendly, nor helpful in any way.

H
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal at Portland Variety, was a little disappointed as the menu online had french toast for weekday brunch but was told that it was for the weekend only.

LF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointed that online the lunch menu was unavailable. The website had said 1130-4 for a weekday lunch and my mum was visiting from out of town after a long travel day and was left with no options. The snack menu was the only one available.

BM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal - the octopus is a highlight for sure!

s
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food ok, service below average, and it was noisy. Came highly recommended but we didn't feel it was anything special. Not returning with so many other places that offer more value for the $$. Didnt get the vibe that we were appreciated as a customer.

RM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I am hoping our server just had a bad night. Food was fine and restaurant was far from busy, but he seemed more interested in chatting with people at the bar than ensuring our service was satisfactory.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Service poor

YR
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious but service was mediocre.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The servers are horrible. The two in particular are horrible every single time.
Our meals were messed up, service took forever to be initially helped. We were sassed when we walked in because we made the reservation shortly before.

Horrible. Horrible.

CM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Our first two times here were good, but this third time was disappointing. The steak that our table ordered was room temperature and when sent back it was allegedly reheated, but came back in one minute and was the same temperature. A new steak was made, but took a long time, so the rest of the group was long done their dinner when it arrived. There was nothing done to compensate.

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Rarely write reviews but this time I feel that I should. Food and ambiance of the restaurant was good, but not service. Felt very rushed the entire time, from ordering to finishing food. Waitress was friendly but didn't feel genuinely so. Was given the bill the second after she took our plates away. Also was charged extra for a drink we didn't order, allegedly a mistake from the last table, but my intuition told me otherwise...

m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not even a smallest alternation can be done to the meal.
Very small/limited brunch menu.

M
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Always enjoy it but always too bright. Lights need to dim much more.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely Monday night anniversary meal at Portland Variety. Their happy hour cocktail list brought us two fantastic, well thought out gin cocktails. Being Monday meant half price bottles of wine, so we indulged in a divine Barbaresco (make sure you ask for it to be decanted for at least 40 mins). We had the meatballs, smoked gruyere croquettes and wood fired octopus with pickled shallots, diced Iberica ham and capers followed by an incredible pasta dish - gnocchi with ricotta, mushrooms and truffles. Fantastic. The service was good. The food was great. Really nice experience. Check it out!

v
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great evening with friends. The staff was friendly and helpful!

s
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

For the weekend yes but for the weekdays breakfast no

S
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff, food, atmosphere and cocktails are amazing!

Thank you for continuing to amaze!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience, first time booked through open table

EF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the food and service was amazing!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Smoked Trout salad was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible service. Delicious food and wine. Perfect Saturday date with friend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to go for excellent food, amazing cocktails and good service...Highly recommended.

JG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was overall pleased with the food, service and atmosphere.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Food was okay - had the seafood pasta and fried cauliflower and it was not worth the price I paid for.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific server and bartender. Very knowledgeable about tequila and whiskey!

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Company very mediocre. Meatballs good. Other food not bad.

AB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place to grab a few drinks, a few snacks, and hang out for a while. Nice mix of inventive and classics (try the meatballs). Tori, in particular, was a fun and helpful server. Wonderful night, we’ll definitely be back.

N
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious. Really enjoyed my first experience there.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

There was an option of a table for 4 available when I made a reservation. Upon arriving I was told that they were full and that they would call me in about half an hour when a table was freed up. However I never got the call.

J
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Food was a little cold when it got to the table but if you don't order the burger I think that's an avoidable thing. Definitely a place I'd go to again, desserts are amazing and the bread is even better

1
2
3
5