The Canteen on Portland
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
two beef patties, Havarti, special sauce, lettuce, pickles, frizzled onions, sesame bun, hand cut fries
haddock, smoked haddock, mussels, lobster, bacon, dill, house made biscuit
pan-seared local scallops, leek & asiago risotto, saffron ailoi, frizzled leeks
The new menu doesn’t disappoint. We had the lamb ragout pasta, mussels in a coconut curry sauce, with frites. Cranberry sours, beers.. chocolate cake. It was perfection!
Excellent meal, service and tables safely spaced.. a wonderful evening.
Lucky to have this gem in Dartmouth
We had a great time at The Canteen. The service was excellent, food was amazing, hard to find anywhere better around town.
Terrific evening out, desserts were amazing and the ambiance perfect. Impressive use of dividers and spacing to ensure a Covid safe environment without people feeling isolated within the space. A+++++
Everything was perfect. Always make a point to reserve at The Canteen when we visit Halifax from PEI. Worth the ferry ride over. Delicious food, friendly staff, and wonderful ambiance. We’ll be back, again and again. 😊
Perfection as usual! Wine list is really great as well
Kale ceaser salad was great. Surprisingly the frites were not. Everything else was fantastic.
I NEVER have a bad time at the Canteen. Just wish there were more seafood options on the menu that I got. We went at lunch and I guess we got the menu with the least amount of seafood on it. As I live in Alberta, I guess I will have to call ahead to find out when the chowder and Crobster roll is on the menu.
Everything was amazing. Will be eating there again in the future
It was a wonderful brunch experience with no pressure to vacate quickly! Great food and coffee and service!
Always a pleasant experience. Absolutely delicious!
The Canteen is our absolute favourite restaurant! The food is excellent and so is the friendly service. I would and do recommend it to anyone and everyone I know. During the pandemic it’s a restaurant I know I can trust to be clean, sanitized and following all health protocols.
Favorite restaurant in Dartmouth. Amazing food, wonderful staff, great ambiance and already counting the days until I go back for more.
Inviting, bright clean space. The staff was very friendly and the food was amazing!
Always great food, service and hospitality. Welcome back!
Love going to the Canteen. Food is always fabulous and staff are very friendly and attentive. Love the Covid partitions they are aesthetically pleasing and gives makes you feel safe.
Highly recommend this restaurant
Always an amazing experience! Thanks, Mark!
one of the best spots to eat in the HRM. I have never been let down by the food or service. love this place.
The service and food at The Canteen was fantastic. Highly recommend!
Always locally sourced food uniquely prepared! I wish I could reproduce these recipes at home but know I could never cook like these chefs do. Lovely!
I found The Canteen on a trip to Halifax in 2019 and couldn't wait to return on this trip! I've never had a better Seafood Chowder!
Loved it. Food was spectacular, service was great. One more Veggie option as a main would be nice.
Our server was excellent. The food was good but not hot enough for my liking. It is a noisier restaurant but that was expected. I like the new barriers between the tables.
What a fantastic little place downtown Dartmouth. Creative menu with lot of Maritime flavours and recipes. The restaurant is one of the best in NS so I'm wondering why it still hasn't been recognized on Canada's Top 100 list? Congratulations to Chef Rene, her Partner Doug and team for such an amazing experience.
Always exceptional food. Great service from Mark. Noise level can be high depending on time of day. Love the dividers! Favourite spot!!
The creamed lobster on toast was amazing, even better than the crobster roll 👍🏻 Our server was awesome too.
Can't wait to come back! Exceptional service and lovely atmosphere every time.
It was an overall excellent experience including service food and ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant to any and all.
Great that the 7 of us were able to sit together, but we were seated in their Little C takeout annex, which was quite noisy from behind the counter.
Food and service were excellent, as usual.
A birthday celebration made even more special by Rene and Doug - cheers!
Food was excellent, service was fine and overall we had a great time
I used to hate going here because of the noise level. Since Covid restrictions are in place I find the experience so so much better. I don’t have to yell across the table to be heard. Staff were great food was great. Will definitely go back.
Amazing drinks, food and service! We will be back.
The welcome was awesome! Covid Protocols we’re followed. Liz, our server was fantastic. Meals were served efficiently and presentations were eye catching yummy! The food tasted equally so.
I will definitely return. Thanks Canteen Staff!
The service was amazing, as the staff was very attentive to my date and I. The food was great as well. The oysters great, chowder great and the Pasta great.
Great food and our server was very friendly, helpful and made our dining experience very enjoyable!
I have been to The Canteen a few times, and have never been disappointed. They make a mean caesar, and everything I have tried has been out of this world.
The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious!
Food and service was amazing! Both the server and kitchen were quite accommodating to all food allergies. Love coming to the Canteen! See you again soon!
fantastic food and wonderful servers with an excellent ambiance!
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 1621 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.