The Canteen on Portland
Great spot for lunch, never been to the dinner service but I’m willing to bet it’s just as fantastic. Been eating at the canteen since they opened their first location, and it’s never a disappointment.
food was perfect. atmosphere always warm, and the table tender was lovely and warm.
I was taking a good friend out for her 50th birthday and indicated that on the reservation. We ordered a dessert (which we never do) and was sadly disappointed with no mention of a birthday or anything to make it special. Not impressed! I love your food and have eaten there about 7 times all being wonderful experiences except for this one.
Everything was great! Second time there and I will for sure be bringing my friends and family.
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. I had the panfried scallops which blended nicely with the celery root puree. My date loved the steak and frites. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.
Lovely. Just wish it didn’t close so soon for a lunch as we were really enjoying ourselves, but had to leave and carry on conversation outside. Felt pressure to go unfortunately.
Delicious meal & perfect atmosphere! We'll definitely be back when the menu changes!
We enjoyed our night out! Food was phenomenal, just wish there was a bit more for the price.
Amazing, as usual!! You never disappoint 😊
Terrific salads and drinks! The Steak Frites was just ok, wouldn’t really recommend it!
The beef cheek feature was amazing!
Great coconut curry
Loved the food, I had pan fried haddock, which was delicious, everthing was fresh, hot and beautifully presented. I would definitely have it again!
Amazing food, good staff. Best meal we’ve had out in a long time
Great food and service love the relax type of dining instead of dressing fancy and at same time excellent food
We had the scallops and they were AMAZING! Great service, fast and delicious!
One of the best restaurants around. Excellent food & service
The Canteen is a friendly, neighborhood eatery that prepares high-quality meals based largely on locally sourced products. The food preparation is consistently good, and all plates are tasty. The chef is inventive, often pairing food elements you would not expect (see menu). The service is friendly and efficient. The ambience is smart casual. It can get quite busy so be sure to reserve. The prices are a bit higher than average, but I would say competitive in the high-end dining trade. It's close to the ferry terminal on the Dartmouth side, so don't be put off by its downtown Dartmouth location. Street parking is tricky, but there is a nearby lot. We get there once a month or so, and we are recognized as regulars. We often host house guests there rather than to cook for them at home! The only negative I can think of is that it gets noisy, but that seems to be the trend these days. To reduce noise level is an easy technical fix, but restaurants don't seem to be interested.
We brought our daughter who has wanted to go since seeing Renee on TV, our reservation was for 1:00. She was excited for pancakes but they were out. So got the classic breakfast. The bacon was burnt so she wasn’t super happy. I had the eggs benny with lobster but the lobster was really fishy and chewy. My husband had a burrito bowl and it was delish. The service was great, and we didn’t have to wait long to be seated. Overall sad about her first experience and likely won’t be back for brunch but will do dinner.
blueberry pancakes are to die for! Great value, great ambiance.
Great breakfast spot
Great service and excellent food and so was our server.
Everything was perfect! I haven't eat that great since a while. The food is a great size, very tasty, affordable, fresh, local etc... Awesome customers services. The Canteen become my favorite restaurant in HRM.
The knowledge of the server was outstanding. Just an excellent server all around. All dishes were very tasty and well presented. Can’t wait to return.
My favourite place to eat! Suggested the canteen burger to my friend and he loved it! Everything I try is amazing!
It is one of my favourite places to share food in. The atmosphere is bright and filled with hope. The food makes the mouth senses crave more. The service that evening was perfect.. smiling eyes and engaging conversations. I would indeed recommend this to everyone. :)
We spent the evening at the Canteen for New Years Eve! It was amazing! The service was great and the food was perfect.
As always amazing service and amazing food. Go or lose out!
We have been to the Canteen several times and they never disappoint.
We really enjoyed the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Canteen!
Thanks for coming in for New Years Eve! We're happy you enjoyed your evening with us!
Brunch menu on Saturday’s! Although limited - there was something for everyone to enjoy. Burrito bowl was very tasty - just enough heat. Mimosa was tasty but for the price the glass could have been a bit fuller. We ordered all the desserts and my favorite was the apple caramel cake. Still my go to Restauraunt in Dartmouth!
Amazing food & service as always! Such a gem in the middle of a great city!
We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
Great everything, but put Nine Locks back on tap. Michael the best server around.
Beautiful menu with unique cocktails. A warm and cozy feel. Local ingredients and the best damn chowder I’ve ever had!
The food and the service were as expected, excellent. Whiles some may consider the noise levels to be "energetic" if found it quite loud.
Thank you for the review! We are always trying to improve on noise level and appreciate the feedback.
The food was excellent, the service very good and as always overall great!
Great experience and meal, I took my shrim Bandai sandwich home but it was too spicy to ear
Second time here - we met for brunch. We ordered the lobster Benny. It was incredible. I’ve had various Bennys in many different restaurants, this was perfect. The yoke was cooked perfectly, the biscuit was delicious not too heavy, there was lots of lobster and the sauce wasn’t too thick, it was a perfect constituency.
The service was wonderful. We always had coffee and water. Our waitress was friendly and happy. The atmosphere was cozy.
Wow thank you for the great review! We love our benny and are glad you do too!
I have been 3 times - all fantastic! Fresh, delicious food. The decor is also super cute! ⚓️
The lobster on toast was to die for...always love coming to the Canteen r the food, service and ambiance!
Thank you Doug, Renee and staff for all your hard work!! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much and a belated Merry Christmas!