560 Bedford Hwy.
Halifax, NS B3M 2L8
Phone: (902) 443-0303
Fax: (902) 457-0663
There is no actual Chinatown area in Halifax, so this large restaurant gets all the fame with the name. It's a short drive from the downtown area, north on the Bedford Highway. A large patio overlooks the Bedford Basin and the restaurant's own dock. The menu tries to cater to all types of Chinese food-lovers, so there are a few hot dishes sprinkled in with your basic deep-fried shrimp and broccoli-beef. The combination platter for two, which includes egg rolls and soup, is a hefty meal; all portions are generous. Timings vary for public holidays, call ahead for details.
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.
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.
Experience the flavors of China while seated in the bustling city of Canada. Well, that's exactly what you would be offered at the China Classic restaurant. This unpretentious setting serves the best Szechuan and Cantonese food prepared with the finest ingredients by experienced chefs. And the reasonable prices will surely not burn a hole in your pocket. So hop in to relish the authentic dim sums!
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.
If you are looking forward to eat delicious and tasty pizzas, Freeman's Little New York is the place to be. With an extensive selection of pizzas, it is a favorite joint of young and college-going crowd. It offers late-night delivery right upto 5a.For further details, call ahead or check the website.
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.
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.
Getting to MacAskill's Waterfront Restaurant, on the top floor of the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Building, means a refreshing, 10-minute ferry ride across the harbor from the Halifax waterfront. Elegance and privacy are the bywords here, with fine linens and flatware complemented by discreet lighting. The sparkling nighttime Halifax skyline provides all you need in the way of atmosphere, and there is a terrace. MacAskill's specializes in fresh seafood and a top-flight wine list. Haddock, halibut, salmon, and lobster are all carefully prepared to maximize their delicate flavors.
Take the ferry across the water to Dartmouth for a memorable experience in fine dining. In one of the city's oldest buildings, La Perla serves it up Northern Italian style with delicious soups, antipasti and pasta followed by beautifully presented main courses of veal, beef, chicken, lamb and seafood. The food is in competition with the view from the restaurant; it's difficult to say which is more exciting, the Halifax skyline by candle light or the trout with bourbon butter sauce.
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.