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Eat & Drink February 14, 2020

5 Romantic Halifax Restaurants Guaranteed to Impress Your Date

With so many amazing options to choose from, the trickiest part of dining out in Halifax is deciding which restaurants to try – especially when you’re trying to impress someone special.

Now ideally, it wouldn’t matter which restaurant you choose to take them, and the scintillating conversation and electric chemistry would be all you need. But we all live in the real world here, and one thing is for sure; it never hurts to choose a wow-worthy venue for a romantic dinner for two.

Without further ado, here are five of the most romantic restaurants in Halifax – because the only thing better than a delicious meal is sharing it with someone who gives you butterflies!



1 – Agricola Street Brasserie

2540 Agricola Street, Halifax

For a culinary experience nestled in one of Halifax’s coolest neighbourhoods, check out Agricola Street Brasserie. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, with a kind of warehouse-meets-neighbourhood-bistro feeling.

The menu is focused on locally-sourced seafood and housemade pasta, so if that sounds like your speed, The Brasserie is a must-dine!


» Fun Fact: The building that is now home to Agricola Street Brasserie was once a printing shop in the early 1900s



2 – The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

1662 Barrington St., Halifax

For a sophisticated night out head to The Barrington Steakhouse and indulge in a culinary experience that features perfectly cooked Atlantic Canadian steaks (aged and cut in house), fresh maritime oysters, and a fantastic selection of wines, craft beer and cocktails.

With live music, an oyster bar, and a hidden patio, romance is simply a part of the atmosphere at The Barrington.


» You may also like: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar



3 – Il Trullo

102 – 67 King’s Wharf Place, Dartmouth

One sure-fire way to wow before the menus are even opened is to choose a restaurant with a killer view. That’s what you’ll find when you step into il Trullo on the Dartmouth Waterfront; a glorious 180 degree view of the Halifax Harbour and the city skyline.

Specializing in thin crust pizzas and handmade pastas, il Trullo delivers on authentic Southern Italian cuisine. If you’re looking for a culinary experience with an atmosphere to convey your amore, this is the place to go.


» Bonus Date Idea: If you’re heading over from Halifax, rather than picking your date up or meeting at the restaurant, ask them to meet you at the Halifax Ferry Terminal.  Then hop on the Harbour Ferry to Alderney Landing and stroll along the waterfront to il Trullo – it’s just a 5-10 minute walk and you’ll enjoy waterfront views the entire way!
» Learn more about the getting from Halifax to Dartmouth by ferry.



4 – Stories Fine Dining

5184 Morris Street, Halifax

The warm, intimate dining room at Stories is the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening in Halifax. The innovative menu demonstrates Stories’ commitment to every element of the dining experience, consisting of high-end dishes created with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

Regarded both locally and nationally as one of the best restaurants in the city, Stories is one of those restaurants that’ll have you returning for years to come.



5 – Le Bistro by Liz

1333 South Park Street, Halifax

No one does romance quite like the French, and French-inspired Le Bistro by Liz offers visitors a bit of old world french charm right in the heart of Halifax – and an equally swoon-worthy menu.

Complete with bistro tables topped with red and white checkered tablecloths, and unpretentious French cuisine, l’amour is in the air at Le Bistro by Liz!


Remember, this is by no means an exhaustive list, so if the right spot isn’t here, have no fear – there are SO MANY amazing restaurants in Halifax!

If you’re still looking for the perfect date night vibe, consider one of these romantic eateries:

Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
The Bicycle Thief
The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Or browse more restaurant options here.

Now that we’ve laid out a few options, it’s up to you to choose where your sweetheart would most enjoy. Or better yet, ask them their opinion and see what they say; you might learn something new about someone you love!



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