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An ideal spot for celebrating a special occasion in the company of great food and good drinks, the Chives Canadian Bistro is a haunt for locals and travelers alike. A team of talented chefs, who are known to create magic with local ingredients, are at your service here and every dish that comes out from their kitchen is nothing less than a work of art. Quintessential Canadian charm that reflects in the menu can also be imbibed in the ambiance that surrounds diners. Romantic, elegant, upscale and classy, one falls short of adjectives to describe this marvelous dining spot.
Housed in the fabulous The Prince George Hotel, Gio is a restaurant that's synonymous with an immensely enjoyable experience. Chic and sophisticated, replete with elegant decor and walls donned with beautiful artwork, the serene and stylish ambiance of this restaurants makes it ideal for a romantic date or a formal meal. The menu changes seasonally and features intricately crafted dishes inspired by flavors from across the world. Intricately crafted and plated to perfection, the food reflects the restaurants concept of dining in style. Feast on the signature Beef Carpaccio, Calamari and Pork Belly, that will instantly turn you onto a fan of the place. To complement your meal, you could call for a succinct glass of wine or opt for one of the bartender's signature concoctions.
When out-of-towners ask about the best place for seafood, they are invariably sent to McKelvie's. Just a hop, skip and jump from the waterfront, it is a busy, lively restaurant full of diners who don't mind spending a bit extra for the best. Located in one of the lovely old waterfront buildings that underwent renovation instead of going under the wrecker's ball, McKelvie's was a fire hall constructed over 100 years ago. Now it is a high-ceilinged restaurant decorated with marine artifacts serving fresh seafood dishes like Blackened Salmon, Crunchy Haddock and Panko Herb Crusted Halibut Fillet. Lively and cozy, the restaurant is perfect for a family celebration.
Experience fine dining as you visit Da Maurizio, known for serving authentic Italian cuisine. Try the beet and goat cheese salad, radicchio salad, Arista di Maiale San Daniele from their menu which has gained them popularity. The scrumptious menu is complemented by an impressive wine list to accompany your meal. Everything offered at this restaurant boasts of fine attention to detail, serving each dish to please your palate. This restaurant offers stunning views with its waterfront seating arrangement. Its classy ambiance is matched by warm hospitality giving you an exquisite dining experience.
The Halliburton Hotel is also home to one of Halifax's finest dining rooms, with summer-dining in the courtyard, full of trees and flowers. At Stories Casual Fine Dining, the chef oversees one of the more interesting menus in Halifax; the menu changes with the season, while always paying special attention to Atlantic seafood and exotic game. Desserts depend on which fruits are fresh, so in summer there are various strawberry and blueberry concoctions. A year-round offering is the chocolate sin cake, a flour-less Belgian cake with raspberry puree.