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“Beautiful view and good food”

The Champs Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Washington DC, USA
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115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and good food”
Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

De Champs sits atop of a steep hill that has a great view of the sea below. The food overall is good I had the nachos which were not typical nachos as they had lettuce but they were good. Clean good quality food. They do offer a shuttle up to the restaurant so if you don't have a car you don't need to trek up the hill on foot.

The service was also terrific.

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1 Thank fabtraveler20
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed our view and food. We are always happy to know how you spent your time with us.

We hope to have you dine with us again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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English first
Picard, Dominica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sundays Live Jazz Brunch”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I live near the Champs, so I do not stay in the hotel, but I go to the restaurant for some of the events. I am writing this review specifically for the Live Jazz Lunch on Sundays which happens once a month.

It is an incredibly relaxing, fun way to spend a Sunday. The food is prepared by Chef Eric Subin. Eric cooks Friday night and Saturday brunch, and once a month for the Live Jazz Lunch. The rest of the week they have bar food (tacos, wings, burgers etc) but there's a really good Teriyaki chicken either salad or plate. The Sundays that are not live jazz, they have a DJ come in and do jazz and have some delicious pastas (the spinach one is my favorite).

For the fall, they have booked the Michele Henderson band, who sang for Dominica in the Olympics! They are wonderful musicians, and the view, the music, and the food come together to create a great experience. It has not been announced yet who will be doing the jazz starting in 2013.

The musicians are booked for 3 hours but De Champ only books ONE seating. So you really get to relax, unwind, and enjoy the music and food. I really enjoy the cheese plate appetizer, anything for lunch, and my favorite dessert that I've ever had (including ones back in the states) is a chocolate tart (torte?).

Highly recommended!! Go to the live jazz lunch!!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Laura J
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 18, 2015
Dear Laura,

Thank you for such a detailed review. We are happy to know that you have been a frequent visitor at our Restaurant and that you enjoyed your experience with us.

We are happy to know that you could have been at our Sunday Relaxing Brunch. Thanks for an excellent review.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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Bordeaux
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent musicians, creative cook and perfect ambiance.”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Was just great last Sunday at Dechamps. What a good idea to bring a lil jazz in Dominica. I live here and I was truly missing that kind of event. Michelle Henderson is a very talented, precious beauty. Plus keyboard, guitare, bass & drums. Jazz, soul and good blues too. Was a privilege to attend the show from our table, about 3 yards away from the stage. We really experienced magic moments. The food was excellent, way above the local average standards. Chef Eric made us a top class seared tuna and a perfect sweet sour chicken. And you know what ? They have more than 10 wines available by the glass. We only tasted 4 of these classy goodies, perfectly paired with our dishes. So, after my ears and my heart, my palate has been seduced too. Well, if you pass in Dominica, don't miss the Sunday Food & Jazz experience. Thank you to the Dechamps Team for the good time. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Nicolas O
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Hello Nicolas O,
Thanks a lot for this raving review. Much appreciated.
As you know we try hard to give the highest level of quality and service to all our guests and we try to offer a variety of menus and ambiances.
Keep giving us your input to stay on top of things.
Thanks again.
Hans
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Roseau, Dominica
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Nothing to dislike! Food is great, service is fantastic... really enjoyed the Mexican food!

Visited July 2011
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Thank Nadezkda
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Lise_van_de_Kamp, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, January 15, 2015
Dear Nadezkda,

Thank you for such a short and excellent response. We are happy to know that our food was to your liking.

We do hope that you will come to visit again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Lise
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Spanish Town, null, British Virgin Islands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing view”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

The highlight of this restaurant is its location! Amazing place to watch the sunset and have cocktails. Absolutley stunning! There is limited choice of food however and the quality isnt great.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Gemma B
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Comfortel-De-Champ, Owner at The Champs Restaurant, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
Hello Gemma, thanks for your 5 points review.
The stunning view comes for free and I'm a bit disappointed you were not pleased with the food.
We're currently working with Chef Eric on a new summer menu for our casual dining (weekdays) and hope to get even more satisfied patrons for restaurant De Champ.
Hope you will have a chance to visit us again in the future.
Regards, Hans (co-owner)
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