We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portobello's

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
115 Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
709-579-7050
Add hours for Portobello's and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 184 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch or dinner

We ate lunch there on a recent business trip to St John’s. The dining room is located on the 2nd floor providing for a great view of the harbour. The place was rather busy for a Monday. Menu was varied with many enticing seafood options. Amongst the dishes sampled in our group were, apple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
magent2012
,
Montreal
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
Add Photo Write a Review

184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great dining for the casual traveler, exceptional food and a superb wine selection , over looking historic Signal Hill

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We didn't have the average dinner experience here. We went for a meet and greet for all the family and friends of the Bride and Groom the night before their wedding. Portobello's put together a delicious spread of horderves for the group. Not only was there a ton on the table they continued to come around many times for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We ate lunch there on a recent business trip to St John’s. The dining room is located on the 2nd floor providing for a great view of the harbour. The place was rather busy for a Monday. Menu was varied with many enticing seafood options. Amongst the dishes sampled in our group were, apple prosciutto salad, strawberry spinach salad, Caesar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Worth a visit even its just for the view, however the food is great as well. Creamy seafood chowder was brimming with shrimp and salmon. Grilled chicken wrap was a very large lunch size portion with a delicious Caesar salad. Highly Recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. John's, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The most delicious food I have tasted at a restruant. The atmosphere was very romantic and a real cut above. Live jazz band on Friday and Saturday evening. Food is very pricy but fabulous and the view of the harbour at night was wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great restaurant. The food was outstanding and the service was even better! Ask for Kitty, she is a great server, Ask to eat upstairs as the view to the water and the boats are beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Labrador City, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Date Visited: March 26, 2015 Location & Structure Finding the place is easy. There is parking at the building, and in the street. We were staying at the Sheridan, so this restaurant made sense for us, as it was only a 5-minute walk away. Ask to o upstairs for seating. The view is excellent overlooking the bay. The building and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. John's, NL Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have eaten here many times, and they food is always exceptional, along with their service. Definitely a must visit in St. John's!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

View of waterfront. Exemplary service provided by Ashley. Food is fresh and chef does a nice presentation. Tip: place has a very strong reputation so it would be prudent to make a reservation. It can't hurt. It's only a few feet away from the Marriott Courtyard hotel downtown. There are two dining levels. The owner is local and is on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I met an old friend at Portobello's during a recent business trip and was pleasantly surprised. On the outside, it looked a little like a cheesy Italian restaurant rip-off. Inside however was an elegant restaurant with delicious food and attentive service. I had a salmon dish which was wonderfully prepared. The staff were ever present and able to recommend great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Portobello's also viewed

St. John's, Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland
 
St. John's, Newfoundland
 

Been to Portobello's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Portobello's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?