Restaurant located inside a historic brewery; exposed-stone walls and soft lighting help create a warm ambiance; Alexander Keith’s beers
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Vines Pasta Grill
Using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, chef forges traditional Italian dishes with influences from the American Southwest
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The Lower Deck
Waterfront Location Only
Casual cuisine such as nachos, burgers, and fish ‘n’ chips in an amiable environment that’s home to live music
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May Garden Restaurant
Restaurant backed by 30 years of family tradition serves a varied menu of Chinese favourites, including curries, rolls, and chef specialties
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Feast upon chimichangas and fajitas in a festive atmosphere replete with the sounds of Mexican fiddles echoing off adobe walls
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Your Father's Moustache
Specialty beers pair with comfort food, such as Asian burgers with kimchi, Cajun jambalaya, and the award-winning Pub Club sandwich
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Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar
The menu of globally influenced cuisine changes every six months, but is always made from locally sourced and naturally raised ingredients
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Vinnies Pasta Bar
Thin-crust pizzas, pastas, and blackened strip loin
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Boondocks Dining Room and Lounge
Seafood served alongside British favourites such as bangers and mash and steak and ale pie
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Blue Olive Greek Taverna
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Deli serves up dish that won Best Fish ‘N’ Chips in the HRM at the Fringe Festival in 2010 along with burgers and fresh-cut fries
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Classic Fish and Chips LTD
Old-fashioned eatery where everything is made in-house, including the fry batter, tartar sauce, and chips
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Resto Urban Dining
Oven-roasted chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and 10-ounce new york strip steak served alongside five gourmet sandwiches during lunch
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Lion's Head Tavern
Alexander Keith signature pub offers selection of poutines and steaks with bangers and mash, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie
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The Finer Diner
Cooks prepare lobster club sandwiches and gluten-free lasagna at diner with bay views
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Pipa Restaurant + Bar
Iconic Brazilian stews and Portuguese dishes at a restaurant that earned praise from Where and Halifax Magazine
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Festive eatery brims with spit-roasted meats & shareable platters of stuffed grape leaves & baba ghannouj
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Michael's Bar and Grill
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Pub offers traditional fare, as well as healthy alternatives, such as gluten-free dinners, deserts, and beer
Deemed Best of Halifax by AOL Travel, Chives Canadian Bistro assembles an eclectic menu of international flavours. Culinary virtuoso Craig Flinn enlists the fruits of local farmers to inspire his epicurean ensembles and construct eco-friendly pumpkin carriages. Treat deserving esophagi to PEI braised beef short ribs nestled on a bed of ricotta ravioli and buttermilk onion-ring pillows ($27) or indulge in a gluten-free fillet of pan-seared Nova Scotia sea bass flanked by caramelized scallops and a cold-water-shrimp cake. The squash, lentil, and chickpea strudel swaddles veggies and legumes in puff pastry and dives into a lagoon of lemongrass curry sauce ($23). While diners discuss the varietals of their recommended wine pairings ($7.25+/glass), they can hunt for Chives' famous buttermilk biscuits on french banquet tables or trace hand-turkeys on black chalkboard menus.
The scent of seared meats and seafood graces the air at E-Pin Grill House. Diners take charge of their meals here, selecting and seasoning foods from the array on their tables before cooking them on the tabletop grill—instead of asking them pointed questions on the tabletop grill. Alternatively, guests can defer to sushi chefs, who slice bright pink cuts of tuna for sashimi platters and maki rolls. They can also pack crimson bento boxes with steaming arrangements of bibimbap and tempura.
The Lower Deck Pub and Red Stag Tavern serve classic and reinterpreted pub grub amid a festive maritime atmosphere befitting their oceanfront settings. The Lower Deck Pub's menu rolls out appetizers including one-and-a-quarter pounds of mussels, steamed with fresh cilantro, oranges, bell peppers, garlic butter, and Alexander Keith's ale ($9.99). Fans of gourmet burgers can snag the Montreal Monster, layering smoked ground beef with an onion ring, a soft-fried egg, and house-made pickles ($12.99), or the house-made Harvest burger, comprised of chickpeas, lentils, black beans, and various protein-packed plants ($11.99. The deck specialties fling forth entrees such as the seafood grill, stacking charbroiled salmon, jumbo shrimp, Digby scallops, and pan-fried haddock ($23.99). Diners enjoy ocean views from the outdoor seating, as well as live entertainment seven nights a week, including a DJ every weekend and a puffin improv troupe every Monday.
Victoria and Luis Gaspar sought to introduce Atlantic Canada to new types of world cuisine by filling the menu at Pipa Restaurant + Bar with iconic Brazilian and Portuguese dishes. This distinctiveness helped earn it a spot on Where magazine's 2009 list of Canada's best new restaurants, as well as praise from Halifax Magazine, which has lauded the restaurant for being "something different on the downtown dining scene."
The menu items' names may seem unfamiliar at first, but the flavours evoke a certain homey quality. The mains include hearty Brazilian stews such as feijoada, a blend of smoked meats and black beans that bears the honor of being Brazil's national dish. Appetizers incorporate Portuguese staples such as chouriço sausage and salt cod. The wine list complements these robust flavors with its selection of Portuguese wines, including crisp vinho verdes and bold reds from the Douro region's subterranean reservoirs of grape juice.
Located within the historic Carleton building, which dates as far back as 1759, the restaurant combines modern and Old-World ambience, garnering the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia's award for Best Design & Decor in 2010. Fireplaces and floorboards from reclaimed timber add a rustic vibe to the two dining rooms, but the atrium gets a bright, airy feel from its glass pyramid ceiling. Throughout the week, Pipa Restaurant + Bar hosts live Latin jazz or bossa nova bands, and salsa-dancing events help attendees pick up the dance's basic steps and competition-level hair tosses.
Extreme Pita's efficient sandwich technicians furnish globally inspired pocket meals focused on healthy, made-to-order fare and fresh produce. A colourful menu greets customers with a selection of custom pita sandwiches ($6.79 small; $8.29 regular) and edible bowler hats that boast bases of falafel, lamb gyro, and philly cheese steak with fresh vegetables and sauces. The chef-inspired menu section includes dressed-up selections such as the bourbon chipotle pita that graces tongues with delicious curtsies from grilled chicken, bacon, and cheddar, and the chicken shawarma, whose pita blanket arrives padded with seasoned chicken, tabouleh, and lemon garlic sauce. Diners may also chomp flat-baked creations deserving of a spot in the open-faced sandwich history books, such as the Hawaiian luau ($7.99) which supports a nest of ham, bacon, pineapple, and mozzarella.
Known internationally for its delicious seafood, gracious hosts and creative chefs, The Five Fishermen offers the best of Nova Scotia hospitality and cuisine.
"Always fresh. Always to order." This is one of the philosophies behind The Battered Fish, but it's not the only one. In addition to corralling the freshest ingredients available and tailoring each dish—including high-quality seafood, gourmet burgers, award-winning fries, and crisp salads—to each customer's specifications, the eatery also commits itself to eco-friendly business practices to back up its dedication to health and the environment. This includes using recyclable materials, reducing water consumption, and working with partners that also practice sustainability.
Owner Todd Abbass founded Stayner's Wharf with the idea of uniting craft beer and cocktails with live entertainment and upscale seafood, steak, and pub fare. So there's plenty of drafts and European wine to be had while dining on top sirloin, pan-fried haddock, granola-crusted French toast, charbroiled burgers, and seafood chowder. The tavern's rows of cozy booths, dark-stained wood, and marble bar top add old-fashioned touches, like a ghost that says "Boo, sir!" and "Boo, ma'am!" Live music mingles with the laughter and conversation, enlivening the surroundings with musical styles ranging from Celtic folk to funk to mambo.
Catering to thirsty lips and empty stomachs, Wired Monk boasts a menu full of caffeinated beverages and delectable light meal options. Beat morning moodiness back into hibernation with hearty breakfast sandwiches and bagels, such as the bountiful breakfast bagel bedecked with egg, cheddar, ham, and tomato ($5.35), or rise like obedient dough to freshly made scones and muffins baked daily in-store. For lunchtime noshes with brawn, choose the chicken-cheddar-chutney panini ($8.95) or the fully stacked mediterranean-veggie sandwich ($7.95).
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• For $25, you get $50 worth of gourmet fare and drinks at dinner. • For $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet fare and drinks at lunch. • For $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet fare and drinks at Saturday brunch.
Sitting amid the dark woods, patrons at The Argyle Grill & Bar choose from a list of local drafts and menu items sourced from fresh, local ingredients. Customers can dine on items such as gourmet wood-fired pizzas topped with thai chicken or dig into wings while sipping pitchers of beer.
Continuing the legacy pioneered by Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes in the 13th century, The Mongolie Grill combines fresh vegetables and proteins with rich sauces over a sizzling grill. Diners choose their own culinary adventure, pairing scallops, prawns, chicken or pork with garden vegetables and topping their creations in one or more sauces from a selection of 18 that includes teriyaki and spicy thai. The Mongolie Grill emphasizes heart-healthy ingredients and its menu eschews trans-fats, MSG, and anything deep-fried in a candy-coated shell.
Discussion of artwork drifts among tables, punctuated by the jingle of silverware at Untitled Eats. Inside the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax, chefs at the eatery craft a menu of international fusion cuisine, all inspired by exhibitions at the museum and the availability of seasonal ingredients. Drawing on experience accrued while cooking at The Armview, they bustle through the kitchen, searing free-range beef on a grill, roasting couscous, and bringing the flavour from summer vegetables with open flame. Designed by Ian Greig, the bistro's understated, contemporary decor includes a stone bar top mined from the same quarry as the gallery's red sandstone exterior and the world’s slowest car. Handmade light fixtures by Bear River master craftsman Chief Greg McEwan shine down on a striped floor patterned off a geological cross-section of Pictou County.
Diners take the reins at Koo-E Nami Royale Grill, where Korean barbecue meals sizzle at each table’s inset grill. The circular hot plates heat up everything patrons toss onto it from marinated hand-cut pork belly to jumbo shrimp along with a variety of sauces. And if options seem overwhelming, staff will often step in to help—a server who was "keen to assist with the menu" helped a reviewer for The Coast pick her "tasty" dish.
Patrons can also relax in cream-hued chairs as servers deliver chef-made dishes such as the spicy Korean stew kimchi jjigae or stone bibimbap—stir-fried veggies served in a hot stone bowl with rice and Korean hot-pepper paste. A barbecue buffet lets stomachs loose on more than a dozen meat and seafood items, and a salad bar with more than 30 dishes cools off mouths.:m]]