456 Windmill Rd.
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1J7
Phone: (902) 463-9900
Fax: (902) 466-2080
Bars & Cafes
Julien's Patisserie Bakery and Cafe is an authentic French bakery, which offers a variety of mouth-watering pastries and cakes which are touted as the best in the city. The soft and oven-fresh bread is very famous and sought after by tourists and locals alike. If you are a chocoholic, then buy the delicious Belgian Chocolates available in various shapes and sizes. The deli items at Julien's are also definitely worth a try. They roast their own beef, pork, turkey and chicken for sandwiches. The amazing Tuna, Veggie and Chicken Salad sandwiches are yummy.
Couture and Haute dining have a new name in Dartmouth: Nectar Social House. This bar and restaurant offers a scintillating and stimulating experience to those who like to dine in style, but not burn a hole in the wallet. The elegantly designed eatery also has a lounge area where you can gingerly sip the intoxicating house cocktails, martinis, and wines offered here. The food is a rich mix of seafood and contemporary meat and vegetable dishes. You can try their delicious and juicy Lobster Crepes, Lobster Phyllo or Seared Halibut, which are all local delicacies sprinkled with international influences. Vegetarians will also find something worthwhile here, but there aren't too many veggie options so you will have to choose from a handful.
Don't let the small interiors and cramped look of the Gus' Pub & Grill keep you from having the most rocking experience of your life! That's because this pub is reputed to be one of the best places to hang out at Halifax, if what you're looking for is to guzzle down some freely flowing drinks while you head bang to some extreme death metal, alternative rock, black metal, and other brutal sounds. Some of the best indie bands frequently perform to a wildly cheering North End audience at this venue.
Brightly lit interiors, good coffee and art, Fred promises you all this and much more! This space, done entirely in white, is a real visual treat given the exotic art on the walls and the quaint bar. Sip on a cup of steaming hot coffee, as you munch on a snack and take in the eye-catching art on the walls. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The Company House opened in January 2009 and has already gained an impetus in the live music entertainment scene in the North End area of Halifax. With a capacity of 150 people, this venue is the place to visit if you want to check out performances by well-known bands, upcoming local musicians, or even top notch North American bands. Owned and managed by Mary-Ann Daye, this place is a haven for all music enthusiasts in the city. The Company House is open from Wednesdays to Saturday from 2p onwards. This place also serves herbal tea and fair trade coffee in the afternoons, and a variety of drinks in the evenings. There's also a small, but tastefully selected menu of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine to gorge on when you visit The Company House. Call for additional information.
Here is a great little place for a meal, from breakfast to dinner. The decor invites exploration and you'll be hopping up from the table now and then for a closer look at the drums, or perhaps or the beautiful suit for sale and hanging in the corner. The food is delicious African cuisine that will transport you straight to the deserts of the continent even while in the chilly weather of Canada. Try the curried chicken and beef stew or, for the vegetarians, plantain and rice. Portions are generous and the fire from the hot sauce can be quenched with a bit of mango juice if you go overboard.
Escargot is not really considered seafood in Halifax, and this restaurant in the Citadel Hotel, is one of a few that offers the delicious little mollusks. Those seeking lighter fare will be pleasantly surprised by the lobster salad which contains lobster meat and fresh sliced mango atop exotic greens. Heartier eaters will find lamb Evangeline a treat which is essentially a boneless rack of lamb on a bed of spinach. The room at botaniCa Restaurant and Lounge sports tablecloths with warm earth tones under subdued lighting. Comfort is the key here and the serving staff is alert and friendly.
What could be better than visiting a traditional Scottish pub that not only has an extensive drinks menu, but also great pub meals and a warm and friendly atmosphere? That's if that pub is also located in an extremely beautiful and luxurious waterfront setting! And that's exactly what you can expect if you visit the Fife & Drum Pub housed within the posh Halifax Marriott Harborfront Hotel. The pub also features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. So grab a Heineken, gorge on some Deep Fried Pepporoni, Jack's Steak Quesadilla, and Pulled Pork Sliders while you have a merry time with your mates when you visit this pub.
No matter where you sit, inside or out, upstairs or down it's bright and cheerful at Salty's Restaurant, and the views are memorable. Housed in a beautifully renovated building that juts out into the harbor, Salty's fresh-air patio is open from May-September. The downstairs menu features lighter meals, like the vegetarian wrap, a mixture of smoked Gouda, lettuce, tomato and vegetables served with a house salad. Upstairs, the fare is a bit lusher. The chicken supreme filled with spinach and cheese, swordfish or shark steaks (when available), and poached or broiled Atlantic salmon. The restaurant opens at 11:30a daily.
The Lower Deck is a very popular bar with the locals and tourists. It comes highly recommended as far as live entertainment goes. It not only has the some of best live Celtic entertainment seven nights a week, but the ambiance is friendly and upbeat. It's not a surprise that it is always packed to the brim. It has a fine blend of the young and the not so young. Customers mainly flock here for beer, music, comedy and a chilled out night to remember.
The Split Crow, a popular pub with a good selection of beer and great food, has been on the go for more than a quarter of a century, though it was located at first on Walter Streets. Prices for a meal are quite reasonable. Sit outside in the warmer months and watch the people scurry by. There's live music every night of the week, and Saturday afternoon matinees with some of the best talent around.
If you're in the west end of the city and longing for a taste of Greece, dine at the Athens Restaurant. The cooks serve up tasty dishes, reasonably priced, and the plates are full. Your meal begins with a loaf of crusty bread and your choices of what follows are many: Spanikopita, perhaps, Souvlakia. The decor is interesting with the entire wall painted in a mural that might make you forget the winter when you dine there in January.