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Portobello's

115 Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #19 of 302 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Was back again this summer, and went back to Portobellos for a second time, and food was better. Service still excellent, and wonderful view, they seem to have stepped up food to meet prices. Expect to pay a lot to eat here, but now it is worth it ( I guess) . This time my meal was much better. Glad... More

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Portugal Cove, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There is certainly nothing to dislike about Portobello's. From the moment you are seated to when you have your last morsel of delicious food, you are treated like royalty!

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was our last dinner in St.John’s and it turned out to be the best meal of our 8-day stay. Food was excellent with great service. We were seated on the 2nd floor facing a nice view of the harbour. We were with a large group and despite that, meals were all served at the same time and were all... More

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Alabama
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251 reviews 251 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate lunch here and were highly pleased with the food and service. We were seated at a table overlooking the harbour in their upstairs dining room. The room was well appointed with plenty of space between tables. Our server was gracious and great sense of humor. We both had their pan fried cod which was perfectly prepared. We also... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Casual dress, beautiful décor, fantastic view and wonderful food....what more could you want? Priced accordingly for a good restaurant. $$ Menu is steak, chicken, fish....everything we ordered (5 of us) was great.

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St. John's, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love to visit Portabellos for our anniversary. To start with they have ample parking and anyone who knows downtown St. John's understand the limitations of parking your car. The view is a great one of the St. John's harbour and Signal Hill. The menu is simple, yet classic. Plenty of traditional favourites to satisfy everyone. The desserts are good,... More

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St. John's, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Last night, we were 6 diners for my father's birthday. My parents are elderly (read, fussy!). Food was terrific. My parents, who don't have big appetites, both replaced their entree with a second appetizer. Presentation was lovely, with an assortment of mixed veggies to "dress up" the second appetizer. Service was well-paced. Drinks, bread and first course came quickly. Main... More

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St. John's, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We visited Portobello's with a rather large party for supper - I believe there was 14 of us. We were seated upstairs where we has an absolutely breathtaking view of St. John's harbor. The drinks and water came quickly, and our water glasses were never empty before a server came to fill it up. At one point before our meals... More

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great food, service and view of the harbour. Fantastic wine list! Steak was tender and mosit. Ambience was terrific/ Good choice of music as well. Worth every penny!

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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were at Portobello's last night, for perhaps the tenth time (for me). As usual the view was superlative, the service was excellent, and the food was very good. All four of our party had fish in one form or another (chowder for me, trout for my wife) and it was good, and fresh. My wife's niece is from New... More

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