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115 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1E9, Canada
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

July 18, 2016 - We were just off an early morning plane from Ontario, drove into St. John's and came across Portobello's. Readily accessible parking, view of the harbor and seafood - perfect for our first Newfoundland meal. They had just opened for the day and we were greeted warmly by Sheryl and immediately led to the dining level. On... More 

Thank Donna W
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our group of 40 from our tour of NFLD get together for a farewell dinner.Appetizers were excellent.Choice of salad,calamari or scallops.Our main courses were choice of steak.cornish hen or salmon.No complaints we all enjoyed our dinners.Service was good considering so many mouths to feed.When I come back I certainly will eat here.A word to the wise order scallops... More 

Thank Richard O
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful evening. We were seated promptly upon arrival. We had a lovely table by the window with a view of the harbour and through The Narrows. Our waiter Tom was very knowledgeable and attentive to us during the evening. The atmosphere is lovely, we had a leisurely meal and even though the restaurant was busy, we were able to... More 

Thank Dale G
Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing view, amazing food and good prices. Also great service. We went there with our best friends who live in St John's. Couldn't ask for anything better. Pastas, steaks, fish and more, all prepared perfectly. An amazing view as you eat. You want be disappointed

Thank Yesforscotland
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived without a reservation, and were seated within 15 minutes, the restaurant was quite busy. I really like it when the wait staff actually listen to my requests. Many places say oh yes that's fine and never follow up to make sure the request is acted on. The view is great and the price was reasonable

Thank canadiangardener
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I realize we were a large group but our orders kept getting messed up, wrong size bottles, forgetting drinks, etc. Food itself was mediocre, scallops weren't cooked properly and although my salmon was served just right others weren't.

Thank Nicq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for our anniversary. We arrived at 6 pm on a Thursday night, and we led upstairs to a panoramic view of St. John's harbour, Signal Hill and the battery. It was spectacular. We were the only people upstairs, so we were attended to quite quickly. Our server was polite and didn't rush us, got our... More 

Thank eastcoasthiker
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this restaurant several times over the years and each time I feel the same way. The food, service and atmosphere are completely forgettable. The location is amazing. I love the view over the harbour and the fact that they have parking on site is a huge plus. There are just many other better restaurants in the city.

Thank Noah Z
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that the view over the harbor in the restaurant was amazing. My kids had a great time watching the ships load their cargo and helped keep them entertained while we endured an extremely long and painful meal. We are in town visiting family and decided to take everyone out to dinner. We were greeted warmly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went there last night for supper. The service and food were top notched. I had the pan seared trout and cod tongues. Both were great. My boys are tough to cook for and they both loved what they had. Good choice to go to

Thank Tim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: 709-579-7050

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