The Canteen on Portland
The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and very good at reading the table and providing exceptional service .
Truly the best restaurant the HRM!!!! Restaurants are a dime a dozen but great restaurants are few. Not pretentious and every experience has been outstanding!!!!! I recommend to everyone I can.
Great food and friendly accomplished service. We will return.
We highly recommend The Canteen and especially the crobster. I initially didn’t realize it was only available for lunch so, when we were there for supper our first night in Nova Scotia I asked if they had any. Our wonderful waitress checked with the kitchen and sure enough they had 2 left. What an introduction to east coast seafood!!
Needless to say we made a reservation for our final day and each got a crobster as our farewell meal.
Our only question...can you deliver to Saskatchewan??!? Lol
Some sound dampening would make your dining room much more appealing. It can be hard to speak and hear currently. Great food and service though.
The food was delicious, the ambiance and decor were really nice and the service was great. Highly recommended!
Excellent food, presentation was beautiful and food was delicious, thanks for a great dinning experience.
Our server Brett-Marie was outstanding. A total professional and so fun!
The food was absolutely delicious. Cannot wait to come back!
Food and service were amazing! Too bad we don’t have a Canteen in Moncton, it would be my favorite spot for sure!
Thanks for the review! We'll see you again next time you're in town!
Food was good, although had I known that brunch was only served on Saturday lunchtime I would have gone another day. The hangover breakfast sandwich, although used good ingredients was small for $12. Having been there on a lunch in the week, that I would highly recommend
The atmosphere is energetic, the service is on point and the food is always satisfying. What could be better for a Saturday brunch ?! The Canteen does not disappoint.
Food is delicious and creative. The chef recognized that farmers are producing tomatoes with little flavor so used grape/cherry tomatoes in a “Caprese” that was inventive and flavorful. And, so it went for the lobster tagliatelle: quite delicious lobster in a supportive sauce over perfect tagliatelle. Dessert was a treat!
Very good food- I love that the food is consistently wonderful.
Excellent wait staff- Efficient, knowledgable, friendly.
A little noisy, but manageable.
We live making the trek to Dartmouth for this place!
Thanks for visiting us in Dartmouth! We look forward to seeing you again .
Customer service was great but the food was amazing!
Thanks Janice! We look forward to seeing you again.
Excellent service and delicious food. Accommodated kids and gluten free options. Only small issue was being seated right beside the kitchen.
Always amazing service, great food and wine. Server was extremely helpful making suggestions and made our mom feel special on her birthday! Always the best choice for a special occasion.
We're so happy you chose us for your moms birthday. We look forward to seeing you again !
Delicious food using fresh and seasonal produce, super friendly staff, refreshing cocktails - we'll be back!
The food was excellent—innovative salads, great tartare and the lobster tagliatelle was amazing: wonderful broth and tons of succulent lobster! Desserts good, not knock your socks off. Excellent cocktails and v good wines.
All in all, a fab place. Noisy, yes, but I’m a good way. Great service.
Thank you for the review! We appreciate all feedback and hope you join us again .
Great meal and great service as always!!!! I had the lobster tagliatelle and the strawberry shortcake - fantastic!
Our server Brett-Marie was really nice and the food was perfect. Good service, beautiful place and I would recommend.
We'll pass this along to Brett Marie! And can't wait to see you again soon!
Perfection! Great value, flavour and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
It was a wonderful experience. The waitress was lovely and pleasant , the food was brilliant and everything was so clean and welcoming. We certainly will be back .
Lunch at Canteen. Crobster Roll was delicious cpmboof crab and lobster on a very tasty roll. The roll makes the sandwitch. This is how they should be made. Good prices. Worth the ferry ride to Dartmouth - just steps away from terminal.
Thanks for the review! We think the Canteen is definitely worth the ferry ride! We hope to see you again soon :)
Food was delicious. Michael was our waiter; his service was fantastic. Thank you for a great brunch!
The food was absolutely fantastic. We had the scallop and risotto as well as the lobster tagliatelle. Both were cooked to perfection. The seasoning and portions were on point. Would definitely come back again!
We appreciate the great review and hope you join us again soon !
The food was ok. Service was great. Very busy and extremely loud inside...not easy to have a conversation. We made a reservation far in advance and were left with a table right near the entrance. I dunno, it was ok but in no hurry to return.
Treated my sister visiting from Toronto who had read about the delicious Crobster Roll. Also enjoyed the marvellous seafood chowder and mussels and frites. Our bellies are happy and chock full of delicious Nova Scotia seafood. Thank you The Canteen for the great service, hip decor and fabulous food! We’ll be back soon!
We're so happy you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again soon!
We always have a great evening at The Canteen. Lively atmosphere; creative, healthy, and really flavourful food; consistently lovely, knowledgeable servers and of course, we love the owners!
Fantastic food and flavors were enjoyed by all 4 of us. We all raved about it, and sampled each other's meals. Our server was fantastic - very friendly, helpful, and attentive. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone that appreciates good food!
Thanks so much for the review, we are always happy to hear great feedback about our team !
Excellent experience! We were disappointed that it was brunch only but we were mistaken! It was spectacular!!!!
The food was sooo good! Can’t wait to go back!
Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again!
Best lobster eggs benny ever!!!
Very friendly server. Food was terrific. Great ambience. Keep up the good work!
Thanks and we look forward to serving you again soon!
Had family from out west for a week they went for chowder to the Canteen very impressed.
We went back for dinner all four us enjoyed the meal had three courses.
Our visitors work in the hospitality industry and really enjoyed the quality of the food and the service.
Food is always good and our waitress Brett Marie was absolutely fabulous
The server was excellent and the food quality was exceptional!!! A little too much garlic for my taste in the steak but still very good . The chocolate brownie was to die for
Thank you for the review! We always appreciate feedback on any dish and will pass this along.
Another amazing meal at The Canteen. Great atmosphere and service.
We had a great time at The Canteen for a graduation lunch. Our graduate had never been there before and watching her experience the atmosphere, the service, and the food was extra special for me. Everything was wonderful and upon leaving our grad was negotiating when our next trip to The Canteen would be. Thanks for helping make her graduation day so special!
Yummy soups and sammies. Server was great and helped out a lot with the somewhat confusing menu.
Excellent food and incredible service !!