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Eat & Drink November 28, 2017

5 Halifax Restaurants That Will Elevate Your Insta Game

Let’s not kid ourselves, filters can only do so much and we ALL want to live that #nofilter life. Anyone with a killer Instagram profile knows that when choosing a restaurant, key factors include proper lighting, unique decor and most importantly, AMAZING food.

While Halifax has MANY Instagrammable locations, there are a few restaurants that definitely stand out. Not just any eatery will give your followers insta-envy, and you shouldn’t settle for anything but the most feed-worthy places to dine (and snap).

From enchanting ceilings to open kitchens, we’ve chosen 5 Halifax eateries that are sure to elevate your Insta game:

1 – The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

1662 Barrington Street – Downtown Halifax

The food: The menu of The Barrington highlights Atlantic Canadian beef and seafood, pairing them with local products to showcase all that the Halifax region has to offer.


Your feed: The rich colours and luxurious decor, combined with the mouthwatering fare, work together to make The Barrington the PERFECT backdrop for a photo that’ll add a little glamour to your feed.

» Check out @barringtonsteakhouse on Instagram.

2 – The Stubborn Goat Gastropub

1579 Grafton Street – Downtown Halifax

The food: This locally-minded gastropub serves upscale comfort food, using homegrown products from right here in Nova Scotia. They’re known for their delicious lobster mac n’ cheese (one of four varieties of cheesy, carby goodness) and handmade pizzas fresh from wood-stone ovens. Plus, they serve a mean Caesar, having won Gold for Best Caesar from the Coast’s Readers’ Choice Best of Halifax Awards ’17.


Your feed: If you want to be the envy of all your followers, hit the Stubborn Goat for brunch and order one of their legendary Caesars. Round it out with a lobster mac n’ cheese and a snap of the magical-looking light fixture and you’ll be giving everyone brunch FOMO.

» Check out @thestubborngoat on Instagram.

3 – The Canteen

22 Portland Street – Dartmouth

The food: This neighbourhood restaurant is proudly located in downtown Dartmouth, about a 5-minute walk from the ferry terminal. Their seasonally inspired, locally-sourced menu is fresh and unmistakeably Nova Scotian with an emphasis on fresh seafood.


LOCAL TIP: The Canteen makes a GREAT cocktail. Check out their delicious menu and try an existing recipe like the Portland Green, or go for something new and ask for the Bartender’s Feature! Find out more via their website.

Your feed: Bright and funky colours set against stark white backdrops – can you say insta-worthy?

BONUS – take the harbour ferry over to Dartmouth from downtown Halifax and get an awesome shot for your Insta story👌

» Check out @thecanteenns on Instagram.

4 – Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

1685 Argyle Street – Downtown Halifax

The food: Dining at Lot Six is a full experience that includes not only the meal, but the creative and inspired cocktails and the stunning setting. The ingredients they use are a combination of “home staples and exotic imports”, and meals are created to satisfy and surprise diners who may be seeing an old favourite in a new light.


Your feed: This restaurant looks as though it was designed with an Instagram feed in mind. It really is really one of the most photogenic venues in the city. The atrium ceiling and twinkling string lights that illuminate the lower dining area provide a great contrast to the cozy, intimate atmosphere of the upper bar and dining room.

No matter where you are seated in Lot Six, the food is stunning and the setting provides the perfect backdrop for a magical image that will not only get plenty of likes, it’ll have all your followers commenting to ask where exactly you were dining!

» Check out @lotsixbar on Instagram.

5 – Agricola Street Brasserie

2540 Agricola Street – North End

The food: The atmosphere at Agricola Street Brasserie is social and comfortable, and the kitchen serves up some of the best food in the city. The food is inspired by French home-style cooking and cooked with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.


Your feed: The Brasserie is an Instagrammer’s paradise with its hanging light fixtures, open kitchen, butcher block bar and overhead mezzanine. The food is stunningly prepared and presented and made with the freshest ingredients – because the MOST important part of a great food pic is actually enjoying the delicious meal!

» Check out @agricolastreet on Instagram.

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