Restaurants in Dartmouth

Dinner for Two or Four at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar

Dartmouth Centre

C$40 C$24

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The menu of globally influenced cuisine changes every six months, but is always made from locally sourced and naturally raised ingredients

Pub Food or Brunch for Two or Four at Split Crow Pub (Up to 52%Off)

Split Crow Pub

Bedford

C$30 C$15

Bar food classics, such as cheese-stuffed beef burgers, served at a pub whose original location boasted Nova Scotia's first liquor license

Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Cafe 101 (Up to 53% Off)

Cafe 101

Dartmouth Centre

C$35 C$17

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Local ingredients are highlighted in artistic, yet accessible dishes such as maple pork tenderloin or forest mushroom flatbread

C$11 for C$20 Worth of Italian Food at La Cucina Cafe

La Cucina Cafe

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$11

Casual Italian fare from crusty pizzas and Panini to fresh salads and chicken parmigiana

Pub Food at Reilly's Lounge (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Reilly's Lounge

Dartmouth Centre

C$20 C$11

Comfort-food favourites include fish 'n' chips, spaghetti and meatballs, and the hearthstone ultimate burger

Contemporary Gourmet Food for Two or Four at Resto Urban Dining (43% Off)

Resto Urban Dinning

Bedford

C$30 C$17

Oven-roasted chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and 8-ounce new york strip steak served alongside six gourmet sandwiches during lunch

Two or Four Regular Stir-Fry or Curry Boxes at Thai Express (Up to 50% Off)

Thai Express

Dartmouth Centre

C$21.80 C$12

Healthy, made-to-order Thai dishes such as coconut curry or stir-fry, served fast and customized to the customer's tastes

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Every six months, according to The Coast magazine, Chef Stefan Bruchmann begins updating his menu at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar. Those seasonal changes have been met with consistent acclaim, including The Coast's honor of "Best Dartmouth Restaurant" five years running. The ever-evolving menu has been known to spotlight mains such as crispy arctic char with a crusted potato cake, wilted spinach, vine roasted tomatoes and honey mustard vinaigrette and a chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, havarti, and oyster mushrooms served with a red pepper jam. Chef Stefan combines the secrets and techniques that he garnered from his culinary experiences in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.

Nectar's bartenders match that creativity with a slate of inventive martinis?which includes the garlic-tinged Janes' Bond and the mandarin-kissed Southern Peach?and an extensive wine list. High-backed, white chairs juxtapose the dining room's black floors and tables, creating a striking tableau accented with damask-patterned wallpaper and bright chandeliers. Tucked in the back and upstairs, the patio awaits guests who wish to dine outdoors. Amid this upscale ambiance, the staff hosts themed occasions such as bring-your-own-wine Tuesdays and vegan Wednesdays. On Sundays, Nectar presents live performances from local musicians Daniel Matto, Nadia Moore, and Georges Hebert, who enliven the air with a blend of jazz standards.

62 Ochterloney St.
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

Kababji Restaurant whisks taste buds to Lebanon with a menu of spit-roasted meats and tahini-flavoured snacks, such as hummus and falafel. A resident kababji, or shish-kebab cook, marinates top-grade beef and locally sourced lamb in oil and spices, accentuating their natural juices. Groups can also gather around shareable mezza platters that contain a chef's selection of appetizers, such as grape leaves, aged cheeses, and skewered shish taouk and kafta. Guests may dine on this cuisine in the restaurant or have it catered to a venue of their choice.

Uncorking fees vanish like microwaved ice sculptures on Monday and Tuesday evenings, when diners can bring their own wine or sample Ksara, a traditional Lebanese vintage. To cultivate a celebratory atmosphere, the restaurant hosts Saturday-night belly-dancing performances and special events such as weddings and birthday parties.

202 Brownlow Ave
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

After spending 12 years in the corporate world, Chris Smith decided to relinquish his daily suit and tie to pursue a long-time dream of opening a neighbourhood pub. The Dartmouth native elicited the help of friends, family, and a background in carpentry to design and construct the dining room and secret passageways of Jamieson’s Irish-House & Grill, which opened in September 1999. The menu offers traditional Irish seafood, beef, and chicken dishes culled from world-renowned recipes, including Smithwicks beer-battered fish 'n' chips. A lengthy wooden bar houses more than 50 varieties of Scotch, Irish, or blended whiskey as well as several imported beers, both bottled and on draft.

5 Cumberland Dr
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

Since the 1960s, Porters Lake Pub & Grill has been serving up staggering portions of merriment in the form of live music, Halloween costume contests, and arm-wrestling tournaments. Today, the pub unfurls a lengthy menu that teems with seafood dishes, juicy burgers, and a surf 'n' turf entree that facilitates a garlic-sauce-infused rendezvous between a 6-ounce new york steak and sautéed black tiger shrimp. Some nights, the pub hosts live music, and on weekends, it cooks up brunch until 2 p.m.—late enough to recharge after morning tasks such as raking the leaves, but early enough to spend a productive afternoon decorating the neighbour’s yard with your leaves.

5228 Nova Scotia Trunk 7
Porters Lake,
NS
CA

In the kitchen of La Cucina Caf?, pots full of fresh pasta and house-made sauces simmer on the stove. Chefs whip up classic Italian cream sauce, pesto, and marinara to blanket dishes from penne primavera to chicken parmigiana. And they only pop in pizzas after diners customize crusts with such ingredients as genoa salami, kalamata olives, and hot banana peppers. The same ingredients tuck into wraps and Panini sandwiches. Even the desserts are decidedly Italian: there's cocoa-sprinkled tiramisu and a vanilla-bean gelato sundae topped with warm blueberry-and-peach compote.

151 Hector Gate
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

Train Station Bike & Bean equips cyclists with bikes, gear, and fresh-brewed coffee in a historic train station located midway along the picturesque St. Margaret's Bay Trail. Pedalling duos can rent a pair of hybrid bikes for eight hours of traffic-free exploration on a 33-kilometre grooved pathway following the route of the railway that connected the area's villages in pre-teleportation days. Other routes transport riders through scenic fishing villages, sandy beaches, and popular sites, such as Peggy's Cove and Aspotogan Loop. The rental includes bike helmets and a bike-rack storage bag to hold valuables and fortifying cupcakes en route.

5401 Saint Margarets Bay Road
Upper Tantallon,
NS
CA