When it come to fresh, succulent seafood, Fredie's Fantastic Fish is unparalleled by most other restaurant in the neighborhood. Intimate, rustic and cozy, with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, this is the perfect place for a casual meal with friends and family. Only the freshest possible ingredients go into the food served here, so expect you meal to be nothing short of truly enjoyable. Walk in for a bite of the signature Fredie's Fantastic Seafood Chowder, Fish Burger and Chips and Lobster Roll, which never fails to be an absolutely delectable treat.
The Bicycle Thief is a wonderful restaurant exuding a classy vibe. The place welcomes travelers and locals alike, and delights them with a menu that is a creative amalgamation of Italian-American food. Do try their Tuna Tartare, Lobster Chowder, and the Spaghettini Arrabbiata for lunch; if exploring The Bicycle Thief for supper then the mussels, pumpkin soup and the Red Ravioli come most recommended. The place carries an impressive selection of wines which perfectly complement the fare on offer. Overlooking the scenic waters, the restaurant is ideal for a romantic date with your special someone.
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.
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.
Two If By Sea Cafe is known for offering freshly baked goodies along with an array of coffee varieties. Open from 7a, this cozy cafe is ideal to kick-start your day with a sumptuous breakfast. In addition, Two If By Sea Cafe serves a delectable lunch menu of traditional local recipes. The cozy interiors with wooden seating as well at its breezy patio make it a great place for those long conversations with your friends. The friendly staff is generous with their smiles and assures a pleasant experience every time you visit this cafe.
Close to all major downtown hotels and a short walk away from the World Trade and Convention Center, the Five Fishermen Restaurant offers several seafood specialties that set it apart. They also do chicken and steaks and feature some excellent desserts like the Pecan Tart and the Date Pudding. The nautical setting, with its painted carvings of fishermen, the brick walls adorned with lobster traps and a fireplace, is cozy and welcoming. This place has one of the largest wine cellars in the city.
Eclectic watering hole with European flair, the Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar serves a wide variety of delicious cocktails, beers, and savory treats like burgers, mussels and nachos. Think of this hot spot as a four-in-one stop. The Belgian Bar, The Backstage, The Diamond Bar and the Economy Shoe Shop Café & Bar. There is always jazz, public readings and an ever-changing selection of artworks. This place is often packed on weekends, so be prepared to wait to be seated. A fantastic meeting place for locals and tourists.
Treat your taste buds to scrumptious pizzas at Freeman’s Little New York. This restaurant is known for serving a delicious meal featuring a variety of pizzas, delicious burgers, wraps, salads and much more. The food menu is followed by a refreshing beverage menu. This restaurant is known to serve some delicious options for the gluten-free dieters. Its casual ambiance and friendly staff is sure to make you want to come back for more. Its pocket-friendly menu and commendable service makes this place a local favorite.
Bistro Le Coq is a charming restaurant serving delectable French food. The place has a welcoming vibe; it's decorated beautifully to remind one of a quaint, French house. There are ample of seating spaces thereby making it perfect for larger parties, and the corner seats that let you soak in the ambiance, are ideal for romantic diners. The menu dictates quintessential French dishes, these are cooked to perfection and presented with elegance. Though the prices at Bistro Le Coq may seem a bit steep, this place leaves no stone unturned to make your meal a memorable one.
Experience Irish hospitality as you visit the Durty Nelly’s Pub. This restaurant is popular for serving authentic Irish cuisine and is famous specially for the Irish Breakfast, Nelly’s Breakfast, Guinness Braised Lamb Shank which are all must-trys. The delicious dishes are accompanied by an impressive list of beverages. You can choose from the classic Irish whiskey or signature cocktails on their menu to go with your meal. The ambiance of this restaurant is casual with intimate seating arrangement, making it a great place to catch up with your friends.
This bar slash entertainment venue on Argyle Street is unpretentious, casual and fun, as is evident right from its unique name. The food here is great, the music is lively, and the crowd is energetic and vibrant. And once you visit this place you will find you don't need any more reasons to have a great time. Happy hours at the Foggy Goggle are between 3p and 7p. Don't forget to sample the Goggle Burger that's prepared with grilled homemade beef and is totally bacon infused. Another absolutely divine item on the menu is the Lobster Mac & Cheese; don't miss it even if you are watching those calories. Besides listening to live music, you can also play a game of Scrabble, or listen to some old records from the collection available at the Foggy Goggle.
Opened in 2011, The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar is a fabulous place to indulge in your sweet cravings. The intimate space has a swank interior, making it ideal for date nights. Delight your palate with their decadent creations like the Lemon Pavlova, Twice Baked Apple and Sticky Toffee Pudding. For those who prefer savory food, can try their equally delicious sandwiches such as Pulled Pork Slider and, Bacon and Avacado Melt. Their cocktails are considered to be among the best in town. Take a sip of their amazing concoctions like Sparkle In Her Eye, Dear Rosemary, Aphrodite’s Weakness, Lucky Spiced and Curious George.