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The Canteen on Portland
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Canteen is taking all of the necessary precautions during COVID-19 with appropriately distanced tables, strict sanitation practices and masks for all restaurant team members.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
The Haddock Burger
pan-fried haddock, tartar sauce, coleslaw, pickled red onions on our sesame bun
two fried eggs, house hollandaise, on our buttermilk biscuit, side salad and a choice of: back bacon, roasted tomato & feta and Lobster (+$4)
Mussels & Frites
1lb steamed mussels, green curry coconut sauce, and hand-cut fries, side of bread
It was a wonderful ! Food was great nice drinks , Marco was great host .
Stay Safe staffs 🙏
My bowl was pretty good...a few more shrimp and a few less noodles would have been appreciated.
Wonderful setting, great service and one of the best meals I have ever eaten.
This was our second time there. First time was brunch time, we were not impressed. Thought we would give it another try. Dinner service and food was amazing
The food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic. My family hasn't eaten out much since restaurants opened back up but we felt very safe. We will be back (again)!!
Great brunch menu and lovely daily special board. Staff attentive and knowledgeable (Michael).
What a nice place! We had great service and great food. We couldn't ask for a better lunch spot.
I absolutely love this place. Excellent food, ambiance and service.
The food and service was great as usual. As a single diner I enjoyed the interaction with my server and with fewer tables and customers comes less surface noise and that was a bonus to me. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to returning.
I ordered the haddock chowder and the potatoes were not cooked which being in the East Coast of Canada i have never encountered this and was very disappointed
As usual, the food was excellent, a group of 5 friends had either the chowder, lobster roll or the falafel bowl for lunch. All were excellent, service was friendly and the atmosphere nice and relatively quiet even if the restaurant was nearly full.
Great meal!! Local ingredients and unique dishes. Service was excellent. Great value. I always have a great experience at the Canteen.
Lovely bowl of chowder on a cold fall day.
Very nicely distanced, private setting ,unique menu. Great wine
Their Pancakes are amazing! We tried the pumpkin spice pancakes and they were very light and fluffy. Will definitely visit again
I only wish they had non dairy milk options for their coffee and tea.
My wife and I went for a Friday lunch. We were particularly interested in having their special Thanksgiving hot turkey sandwich. Figuring they might run out, I put the request in the reservation comments.
Sure enough, by the time of our reservation they were sold out of the special. But, based on my reservation request, they had put two orders aside for us.
Well done to the staff!
Great food, great service. They really are taking all the Covid precaution with table well spread out. The only downside for me was that I found it to be quite loud even with the reduced capacity. But would go again anyways!
Great place for lunch. Fresh ingredients with a good presentation. Classic dinner
Canteen never disappoints. Service and food excellent. Love the new table dividers. Even though they’re mandated by COVID19 they’re a welcome addition.
Had a fantastic lunch as always! It was my friends first visit and she loved it.
The roast duck was delicious and the waitress was excellent
The Canteen was great as usual,food,service and environment.
Wonderful place but really noisy... It was hard to hear the conversation I was having. Maybe put beautiful thick Teal fabric up between tables instead of the pretty teal half walls.
Great food and service in a clean, relaxed atmosphere. A wonderful evening!
Going to the canteen is always a treat. Great atmosphere, amazing food, friendly staff. Cant wait to go again!
Thanks so much for the speedy service and delicious brunch!!
I liked it. I would go again. The Memosa was awesome
Tasty food but every time I go im reminded why I stay away for so long. WAY too loud. Couldn’t even hear the conversation from the people at my own table. Shame since the food and service is so great.
Had made a reservation and was promptly shown to our table upon arrival
Attentive service And all wait staff were wearing masks
Food ordered was very good
Overall a great experience
Always have memorable food and a great time at The Canteen. The servers are always top notch and it was so nice to see Mark, a server from what used to be another nice Dartmouth restaurant. Lovely addition to your team. See ya soon!
Great service, very attentive staff. Food was delicious. Restaurant is a bit noisy.
Very lovely restaurant, love the food. Will be back!
The Canteen is the best! Go there asap and get the best food in the city!
The Canteen did a great job on reconfiguring the space to meet social distancing requirements. The atmosphere is still warm and inviting, and the staff were welcoming and professional. The Menu offers a range of diverse choices. Our crobster roll and haddock burger with side salads were as amazing as ever - fresh and eye catching and yummy! The peach cheesecake was one of the best we've had. We have loved The Canteen since the first day when it was above Two If By Sea and then on to Portland Street. Renee and Doug really care about their customers!
Food highlighted local fare and was fresh and flavourful.
Great food in a very inviting atmosphere. Love how diverse the clientele are. The staff are very attentive.
Went here for our anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. The service went above and beyond and the food was amazing every step of the way. They even managed to make me love oysters which I do not usually like. I highly recommend this stop and we will be back for sure.
Ordered the French Toast but they ran out? How does a successful restaurant A) run out of something or B) when they do run out, not simply go out and get the supplies needed to continue offering their full menu.
Service was mediocre. The waiter didnt seem to have any patience for us.
Wont go back.
Outstanding service by our waiter Mark! He never missed a beat, even with some of our odd requests. Food is always outstanding.
Fresh ingredients, delicious combinations of food and incredible taste!
The Canteen on Portland is rated 4.8 stars by 979 OpenTable diners.
The Canteen on Portland does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thecanteen.ca/gift-cards.
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.