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Portobello's

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115 Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-579-7050
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 102
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, reliable food

I've eaten here a number of times in the past few years and always come away satisfied. Last week I ate one of their daily specials: cod that was oven baked in a panko crust with cheese. It was delicious and the cod was fresh and flaky and cooked just right. Other times I have eaten their seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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NL
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here a number of times in the past few years and always come away satisfied. Last week I ate one of their daily specials: cod that was oven baked in a panko crust with cheese. It was delicious and the cod was fresh and flaky and cooked just right. Other times I have eaten their seafood chowder which... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Portabellos is now my Go-To restaurant in St. John’s. Sure there are many other GREAT places here, but the combination of affordability, ease of parking, view and top quality food has brought me to this conclusion. So, if you are a local or a visitor, you can go this restaurant and be confident of a positive experience. We took our... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for lunch at Portobello's quite by accident while looking for a lunch spot on the way to see Signal Hill. Wow. Nice surprise! Everyone recommends places on Water Street, but this one at the far end of downtown on Duckworth is well worth checking out. Salmon was excellent as were the salads and seafood crepes (although this last choice... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I made a reservation on Monday morning for Monday evening and asked for a window seat. The lady said she would put in for a window seat, but we didn't get one when we arrived that evening. It is a shame, since the window seats have a beautiful view. The food was pretty bland.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine before your delicious meal arrives. The professional staff is helpful and does not rush your lovely meal. Pasta, seafood, steaks and salads are finely crafted. And, the owner is a delight.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a business luncheon and was very impressed. I had the crab cakes and they were soooo good! Service was great and very attentive. The view of the harbor is great no matter what the weather. Also they have parking!

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Toronto
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After searching several restaurants for our last dinner in St. John's, we decided on Portobello's. This restaurant is really overpriced. I had $16 clam chowder which was pretty good but the main (which was trout) was mediocre. It was tasty but extremely rich in oils I thought...and the price of it was really hefty. With my appetizer and my main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The views...if you can get a table by the window are nice. The food was good but the service was average. Not overly friendly and the atmosphere was so-so the night we were went. The place is a bit dated.

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balmertown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Looking for sea food crepes, found the web site for Portabello's, so dropped in at lunch time. Got a nice table with a view of the harbour and the narrows. Service was fast and friendly - servers were excellent at filling in for each other at each stage in the meal. Food reviews are very subjective, however I can say... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was an overpriced, mid grade quality restaurant. Side dish didn't make any sense. Chicken parm served with a beef based risotto and mushroom side. $30+ for essentially a fried chicken breast and rice. Not close to worth it even with the nice view. Chicken parm just so happens to be the only Italian dish on the menu for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: 709-579-7050

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

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