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The Canteen on Portland

4.8
4.8
3040 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

11:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Neighbourhood
    Dartmouth
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,040 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
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Food

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Service

  • 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

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

3,040 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent meal and the service was fun with great attention to detail. The six of us enjoyed our evening. Thank you Andrew

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  2. spirituwell

    Atlantic Canada

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a fabulous experience at The Canteen. We always receive a warm welcome upon our arrival and feel like we are home. Our server Andrew was lovely! Attentive, efficient, knowledgeable about the drinks and food. Everything was beautiful and delicious as always! Always sad when our evening comes to an end! Neighbourhood gem!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Easily the best restaurant in the Halifax area (and likely Nova Scotia) for really serious food served in a decidedly not serious venue. Always serving seasonal food, classically prepared in casual comfortable format. SO.FRIGGIN.GOOD! I skipped the special “Crobster roll”, which is tough to skip, and had the smoked pork chop. Honestly, words can’t do it justice. My gf had the steak frites which is always such an easy example of how to keep things simple and yet, INCREDIBLE! Always sad to not have all of the other dishes!! Thank you Canteen. Will be back soon and often!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food and overall experience. The best restaurant in town.

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  5. FranNOLA

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we had was delicious and we enjoyed the best carrot cake we have ever eaten! Such a modest, humble name for a restaurant serving high-level cuisine!

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  6. RobertL

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely amazing experience. Engaging, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Creative cocktails. Everything we ordered was beautifully presented, on point and delicious. A must do!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chowder and the risotto were absolutely delicious and super original!

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  8. EvanG

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, definitely a bit expensive for the portions but expected - great vibe.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant! Delicious food! Friendly staff!

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  10. Tarantella

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the Canteen the food is excellent, the staff are so professional and kind. The main Dinning area is very noisy which makes it hard to hear! Otherwise 5 stars.

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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 3040 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Canteen on Portland

22 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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