aFrite

4.6
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55 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Masterchef Canada Finalist Andrew Al-Khouri invites you to join the culinary journey at aFrite Restaurant! Open kitchen, great wine, and and ever-changing menu.
What 55 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.4
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EileenG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and friendly service. Will come back and try more from this diverse menu. Thanks

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Lise
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is the first time we went to this restaurant. The food was very good. The truffle fries are the best I have ever had! The drinks were on the pricy side but most of the restuarants have overpriced drinks.

I will definitely be back!

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ShelaghC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here. The service was wonderful and the server provided some great recommendations. It was everything I had remembered from my first visit. The calamari in particular was exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a great place. Small and cozy. A rotating menu. We had something that was just added to the menu today. Chicken sharma dumplings. Very dish (and we had a few) was excellent. Our family will be back.

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billm
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, top notch chef. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. Chef was kind enough to stop by our table. Excellent wine selection. We will be back.

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AlanD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always - great place to dine!

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vipAndrewD
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent evening with family and friends. Waitress was perfect. Knowledgeable helpful friendly upbeat. Food was very good. Donair dish outstanding.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The location is great being close to the halifax waterfront however, the actual restaurant itself leaves a lot to be desired. One table is immediately inside the doors with a feeling your in the way of everyone, we sat at a table near the back where I had a prime view of the bathroom. Thankfully though they redeemed themselves with stellar food. My advice would be to work on the decor and the set up of the physical restaurant.

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joshh
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was outstanding we had a great experience. The food was had great presentation and flavour. Overall it was a great dining experience and I will be returning and would recommend for anyone looking for a fun dining time

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NeilG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Reasonably priced and worth the visit

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RoyM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great place to eat. Great food, good selection and friendly staff.

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FoodinHFX
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice meal, the tacos were very tasty (both kinds) and we enjoyed the meze board. Loads of other great sounding things to try - we will be back!

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Rachel
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. The chef cane by the table to check on us and make suggestions as they were short staffed that night. The service was perfect. Love the complimentary tasting of dessert at end of meal 👌

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Paula
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and food was great! Tasting menu is a perfect way to try many dishes! Great variety and fabulous attention to details!

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TerraW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Food is soo Good! Love how they change up the menu. One of my fav restaurants in Halifax !

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JamesStanLee
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is always great.....

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Barb
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the family style Mediterranean meal offered on Monday nights and weren’t disappointed. The chef happily made the menu vegetarian and even checked in with us a couple of times to see if we were enjoying the food. And boy was the food delicious! Great price. Lovely waitress. Cozy space. Definitely my new favourite. And an added bonus for all you craft beer lovers out there - Afrite is the ONLY restaurant serving Tidehouse exclusively. Oh, and you have got to have the tahini cheescake for dessert! Do not forget the cheesecake ❤️

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Trish
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was good, ambiance was excellent but some of the food was mediocre and others were good but very small for the price. In particular I would remark on the eggplant appetizer. I did expect it to be a warm appetizer but that aside, the egg plant was rubbery and I would say in total there was about a half a teaspoon of filling. The salt cod cake was very tasty but very small for the price and while the sauce was extremely delicious at first taste, it was very rich for anyone to finish.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Went with my daughter on a Friday night. Great online reservation system. Warmly greeted, quickly seated. Server really explained menu items well, as I wasn't sure what some were. Food was delicious, we really enjoyed the sharable/small plate experience. It's a small space but you aren't overcrowded with too many tables making conversation easy. Nice selection wine/beer/cocktails.
Will come back again.

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MrsO
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food. The pork belly on a steamed bun was awesome. Singapore noodles were bland. Blue cheese duck confit was delicious, and the fish fritter was pretty good. Tasty mezze board but overpriced for what you get- very tiny portions of dips and no meat (which is fine but we thought was overpriced). Also, small pours on the wine.

Nice ambiance, good service, great selection of rich dishes.

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vipAndreaF
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at A Frite. One of my favourite places.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to aFrite for a New Year's Eve menu. It was a great casual venue for an informal evening, followed by watching the fireworks at the Halifax Oval. This is our second time at aFrite and we will return to finish tasting the interesting items on the regular menu.

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NatashaMorrison
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Andrew went above and beyond to meet my dietary needs (vegan). The food was absolutely incredible, the service very welcoming, and great ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in a heartbeat.

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FrankieMontana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice atmosphere. A few vegetarian options but not many vegan options and very little preparation on behalf of the staff to have suggestions ready ahead of time-despite noting 1 omni and 1 vegan guest in our reservation. Small venue but good layout.

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RobC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent.

Had the Shrimp Tacos (these were our faves), gnocchi (very tasty, although rich, and carmelized onions were a bit overpowering), truffle frites (awesome frites! Just a tad too salty towards the bottom of the pail), french toast burger trio (I loved this, however my wife found the pork a little chewy for the burger) and a small sample of the tahini cheesecake with date molasses (quite possibly the best dessert I have ever had at a restaurant).

We did not partake in any drinks, as we found the cocktails a little pricey, although there looked to be good pricing on beer/ciders. When trying a new restaurant, I prefer water anyway to keep the palate as uncompromised as possible.

The waitress was excellent, attentive without being suffocating, friendly, and answered any questions we had. There was only two other tables occupied, so it was not busy.

All in all, an excellent dining experience, we would be more than willing to come back, perhaps to try the "Taste the menu" experience with some friends.

Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did the Eat the Menu! Amazing value for an incredible and memorable evening of food and service. Will absolutely go back.

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CindyN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Only complaint was music was headbanging hard rock at times which made it difficult to carry on conversation and detracted from the atmosphere.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great little spot but the venue is a little awkward only because there menus are posted to the wall. If you happen to be seated in the opposite direction you must turn around and stare at wall while you decide... which also means staring at the patrons seated below the menu- a little strange for both parties. Once the food and drink decisions are made everything else is great! Personally I had cherry chicken and sangria and both were delish!

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JaniceM
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

We arrived on a Friday night in August, we had a reservation. The weather was warm outside, the door to the restaurant was open to outside and it was even warmer inside. If there was air conditioned they weren’t worrying about it because the door was open. We felt the best option was to sit outside however it was extremely loud because of the location on Water st. It was interesting to watch the people. The service was great. The appetizer was good but extremely small, not shareable. The entree of scallops and cauliflower seemed to have all of my favorite tastes in it but was very bland. I was very disappointed for 34$.

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ReneeF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved our food and the service was great. My only comment would be that we would have loved to order a dessert and tea/coffee but they don't offer any. I was willing to spend more as the food was amazing. We will go back!

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KristenD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING! Each and every aspect. Service, drinks, food - all top notch. The meze board was a delight. Heard rave reviews from the chicken and waffles as well. What a gem of a restaurant. Go here!

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rower81
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Talk about flavour! The food was amazing. We had the 1000 chicken ppoutine to share and the gravy was packed with flavour. I also had the chicken schwarma salad which was incredible.

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WineDrinkerFoodEater
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Hubby had the cherry fried chicken and it was amazing! I had food envy :) I had the gnocchi and it was good too but just not as bold and delicious as the chicken. Service was stellar!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Enjoyable food - the burger was a big hit. Were a bit disappointed in the size of the mezze appetizer for the price. Very nice wine selection.

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Lindsay
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous service; limited but excellent menu; located near the all the action. Great little patio.

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Trish
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great and food came out quickly. Great presentation and it came out piping hot. The beer menu is local but my husband likes a hoppier beer and there was no option for this. Overall, we enjoyed it and will return.

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VanessaN
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food. I had the “Chef’s burger and frites”, and it was the best burger I have ever had. My friend had the Shawarma Salad, and it was also divine. Well done!

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DLL221
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We ordered the masala polenta and found it to be more like a Chinese fondue bouillon with a slab of polenta and large pieces of bland tofu. The waitstaff were not able to describe the dish when requested, prior to ordering. Had the dish been described, we would have avoided it.

We have been here before and really enjoy the food and atmosphere and were disappointed to leave food unsatisfied this time.

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kdhg
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

We enjoyed our food very much. Nice spot and pretty restaurant.

FAQs

aFrite does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. aFrite also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 407-3060.

aFrite is rated 4.6 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.