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 roll, 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 complement perfectly with the fare on offer. Overlooking the scenic waters, the restaurant is ideal for a romantic date with your special someone.
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.
The Humani-T Café in Downtown Halifax is a stepped-up version of its original mainstay in North End. Vibrant and versatile, at the same time cheery and casual, the cafe provides an ideal space to catch up with friends, have a quick bite or simply ponder over a cup of organic tea. The Humani-T Café serves everything from colorful gelato scoops and sorbetto, to a large spread of breakfast sandwiches and paninis, alongside a good collection of baked goods to nibble on. To pair up with these is a smattering of beverage choices such as coffees, lattes and teas, available in organic and vegan varieties. During summers, a sun-drenched sidewalk patio comes as a welcome respite, while the terrace in the backyard can be a place where you sip your evening coffee.
Morris East is an acclaimed restaurant and is known for its gourmet pizzas. Their innovative, wood-fired pies come with seasonal fillings, hence the menu changes regularly. The focus of the menu is on fresh, locally sourced products. Besides scrumptious pizzas, they also offer hearty soups, delicious sandwiches and salads. Ask your server for the perfect wine or cocktail to complement your meal.
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.
Opened in 1999, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen has been growing strong with each passing year with their delectable Lebanese fare. Owned and run by the Nahas family, it has become a local staple for Downtown residents for shawarmas, falafels and Lebanese pizzas. Emphasizing on using local products to retain freshness, their street food fare scores high on flavor, texture and deliciousness. Dig into their beef donair, falafel, shawarma, souvlaki, Donair Pizza and Chicken Shawarma Pizza. Don't be surprised if this late-night diner becomes a regular haunt for your shawarma indulgence.
Burrito Jax is known among the locals for their budget-friendly and healthy food. They have taken the quintessential burrito and woven a delectable story around this Mexican dish to impress your palate in more than one way. All you have to do is: select your filling, choose the salsa, then the sauce and the extras and you have got yourself a delicious treat without burning a hole in your wallet. This is a perfect place for a lunch detour during your escapade through the city.
After a night of partying, there is nothing like a hearty burger or some classic Canadian poutine, and this restaurant is happy to oblige. Open into the early morning hours, Willy’s is considered to be one of the best late night restaurants in town. The menu is simple and short but each item, whether it is the Veggie Burger, the Cheesesteak and Fries or the Large Poutine, is cooked to perfection. If you've got a hankering for midnight munches, this is definitely the place to come to.
Smoke's Poutinerie! is a chain of fast food restaurant which specializes in poutines which is a traditional Canadian fast food dish. The dish consists of french fries with delicious toppings. Smoke's serves the traditional curds, gravy and cheese toppings as well a rage of innovative toppings like chicken, steak, sauteed mushrooms, cheese steaks with red chili peppers and so on. Open till the early hours of the morning, this is a great place to stop in for a bite after a night of partying.
Established in 2012 by the enterprising and renowned French pastry chef, Geoffry Chevallier, Le French Fix Pâtisserie one of the best french dessert places and cafes in the city. Each handmade dessert is a culinary masterpiece in itself. Macaroons, quiches, croissants and chocolate eclairs are some of the delicacies to be found here. The cafe also offers strong and flavorful coffee from the local Pig Iron coffee roasters. The cozy cafe, with its open-brick walls, ornamental plants and woven cane furniture, is perfect for a coffee date or to catch up with a friend over coffee and sweet treats. You can also sign up for special pastry-making classes wherein the chef himself will teach you the art of making dessert.