Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Atlantic Canada
  4. Nova Scotia
  5. Halifax
Au Liban, Halifax, NS

Au Liban

4.7
4.7
121 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Lebanese
Au Liban offers a fine dining experience in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia that promises to transport you to the culinary wonders of Lebanon. Executive chef, Georges Elias, is bringing meticulously crafted dishes that showcase the diverse flavors of the region; an elevated yet comforting take on traditional Lebanese Cuisine. Featuring a simple yet robust wine list, handcrafted cocktails, and much more; our drink selection is sure to impress.

Located near the waterfront boardwalk, across the street from Bishops landing, which sees an abundance of city goers and tourists throughout the year. Book your reservation today to experience the relaxed ambiance, exceptional Lebanese flavors, and warm hospitality that Au Liban offers.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Canadian, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 425-2888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef
    Georges Elias
  • Catering
    For on-site private events, pending the size of the party, we offer set menu options at a set price; these menus offer a smaller selection from our regular menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Option for a private dining experience that seats 20-25 people. Also available are three private booths that are enclosed with high walls and a door with each seating maximum 7 people.
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    On the corner of Lower Water St and Bishop St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Metro Transit route, also MOVE scooters are readily available near by.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Ambience

  • Atlantic Canada

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Vegetarian-friendly

121 Reviews
  1. KKBELL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our meal at Au Liban! Some of the best Lebanese food I’ve ever had. I recommend getting things to share amongst the table! Certainly will be back. Note - I do see how some people would view it as a bit expensive, but I think the quality pairs well with the prices. Not leaving the restaurant stuffed, but satisfied!

    Is this helpful?

  2. KeeganM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was recommended to me by DJ Milo and did not disappoint! Food was the best Mediterranean I've had anywhere outside the actual Mediterranean! Staff was fantastic, music excellent and the chef is a true talent! The prices match the quality of food and service!

    Is this helpful?

  3. KellyS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm so glad to have celebrated my birthday at Au Liban, the location is lovely, the service was really great. The food was delicious, we shared a bunch of mezze and then I had the grilled octopus which was perfect. Definitely recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  4. Kyle

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent new place in Halifax! Alan the server was outstanding. Highly recommend the potatoes!

    Is this helpful?

  5. DeniseS

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and the ambience is lovely. I wasn’t expecting French fries to be served with my dish as a side, though !
    Au LibanResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We understand that our "fried batata" is a surprise to some, but we hope you enjoyed nonetheless.

    Is this helpful?

  6. Stephane

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed all of our dishes! Everything was super flavourful and well seasoned! Also, love that they offer a lovely Arak service. Definitely looking forward to going back to sample more items from their menu!

    Is this helpful?

  7. MichaelK

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite restaurant in the city! A culinary experience unlike anything in the province. Chef Georges impressed us with the quality and authenticity of the food. Portions were fair and delicious! Our waiter (his name escapes me) was outstanding. DJ MiloMil was a great addition to the evening playing upbeat arabic music that made the evening extra energetic. For people in Halifax, you must try this restaurant. It's not just a place to eat, it's an full out feast for the senses that transports you to the best of Lebanon! Bravo!

    Is this helpful?

  8. LaurieP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at the restaurant. The food was just as amazingly delicious as the first time. The service was great. The ambiance very nice. A little loud but most restaurants are these days. My wife is of Lebanese decent and over the years I have had many an opportunity to try various dishes within the Lebanese cuisine. My wife and I agree that this is the best Lebanese food we have ever had. Will definitely be back.

    Is this helpful?

  9. CarolM

    Atlantic Canada

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food. The small plates are perfect for sharing. The Trio is a must! The Baba Ganoush was so tasty. Great cocktails were made and enjoyed.

    Is this helpful?

  10. MMcB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fresh, the bread amazing. However, some dishes had much more flavour than others. The mixed drinks weren’t good at all. The serving timing was poor since there was a long wait between the first and second courses, cutlery was missing and had to be requested, etc. It is a lovely dining room but when full, is extremely loud.

    Is this helpful?

  11. VJRB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to enjoy some mezza and the drinks are very good. Try their starters, they are the best.

    Is this helpful?

  12. DeniseM

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Food excellent. Something for everyone.

    Is this helpful?

  13. FelipeC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious! Service was also outstanding

    Is this helpful?

  14. Ashleigh

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t wait to return! Food, service, drinks, and atmosphere were all excellent.

    Is this helpful?

  15. mina

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, amazing service from Youssef and a very welcoming ambiance. We will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but overpriced. Very noisy atmosphere. Service was good but would not go back. Much bettet choices for this price range

    Is this helpful?

  17. Happy

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great lunch. Menu small but adequate..enjoyed the food.
    Au LibanResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review. Our lunch specials are limited, but we always offer our full dinner menu! We are happy you enjoyed.

    Is this helpful?

  18. MartineD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent addition to Halifax’s restaurant scene! Very fresh, flavourful Lebanese cuisine, throughly enjoyed- thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  19. MahitabH

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in Halifax, staff is friendly and vibes are phenomenal.

    Is this helpful?

  20. NireshB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Celebrate our 9th anniversary and we really enjoyed. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend this place.

    Is this helpful?

  21. SamerT

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Owners hand on makes you feel special.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Elle

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious Lebanese food with large portions to share. Great beverage selection in a beautiful setting!

    Is this helpful?

  23. NoraP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING FOOD, GREAT SERVICE A BIT ON THE HIGH END BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT
    Au LibanResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your review! We hope to host you again soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. ShamimS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fine dining experience in Halifax for Levantine cuisine.
    Au LibanResponded on January 5, 2024
    Your positive review has warmed our hearts! We appreciate the support.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. YousefB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. On the expensive side but well worth your visit for some really well done Lebanese food and cocktails. Our server was great, took really good care of us however they were a bit aloof and cold. Wouldn’t stop me from going again by any means.
    Au LibanResponded on January 5, 2024
    We are so appreciative of your kind review and we are thrilled you had a positive experience with us! We can't wait to welcome you back, Yousef.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. JuanitaS

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Great food, great atmosphere, great service!
    Au LibanResponded on January 5, 2024
    Thank you so much, Juanita, for your positive review!

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Authentic Lebanese Great service Highly recommend
    Au LibanResponded on January 5, 2024
    We appreciate your support and positive review!

    Is this helpful?

  28. IsaacM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great restaurant, great service, great decorations
    Au LibanResponded on January 5, 2024
    We appreciate your positive review, Isaac!

    Is this helpful?

  29. RaniaS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Very delicious food and ananzingky fancy decorated place. Absolutely love it. Highly recommended
    Au LibanResponded on January 5, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for your support.

    Is this helpful?

  30. AronM

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for atmosphere, amazing service and probably the closest to authentic Lebanese food coming out of a kitchen at a restaurant. At least in Nova Scotia! Quality is A+ Server was great All staff seemed happy and very friendly Cheers
    Au LibanResponded on January 5, 2024
    Wow Aron! Thank you so much for your glowing review. It makes us so happy to hear that our hard work is paying off when we read reviews like yours. We're forever grateful for your support!

    Is this helpful?

  31. AvaP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding! Server Laura was wonderful and the atmosphere was lovely. Definitely will be returning!
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We will be sure to let Laura know that her service was appreciated. Hope to host you again soon!

    Is this helpful?

  32. DeborahD

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, will be going again. The food was very tasty and the cocktails and beer of the moment were equally yummy.
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    We sincerely appreciate your support. We can't wait to welcome you back for another visit!

    Is this helpful?

  33. JenniferA

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was delighted with the dinner services at Au Liban; I shared a baba ganoush with pita which was delicious! I then ordered the beef and pork shekabs with fries and other sides. The one thing that wasn't impressive was the onion which was slightly undercooked. Otherwise the dinner was excellent as was the service. The restaurant is lovely to sit in and has a great ambience.
    Au LibanResponded on December 15, 2023
    We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the majority of your experience with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

    Is this helpful?

  34. MaryM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought we were coming for brunch , but I think I misread the ad??? I think they may have brunch through the week, which I found a little strange as I equate brunch with the weekend. Food & service was fantastic! We’ll be back, Mary
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    Our brunch menu runs from Thursday-Saturday :) We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food and service and cannot wait to welcome you back!

    Is this helpful?

  35. DonnieG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess Brianna was a doll very sweet and personable
    Au LibanResponded on December 15, 2023
    It is always so nice to hear that our staff make a lasting impression on our guests. Thank you for your support!

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Istanbul

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service would recommend to try it out
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    Thank you for your support and recommendation!

    Is this helpful?

  37. ChelseaC

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizers are better than the mains. The service was fast on the food but slow on cocktails drinks and bill. Dj was a great touch !
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    We certainly aim to maintain high standards of service which includes an even pace throughout your experience, so we sincerely apologize that you found the service slow for drinks and your bill. We are happy you enjoyed other aspects of your experience with us, including our fantastic DJ who attends Au Liban every Saturday.

    Is this helpful?

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Lebanese food in the city we’ve had so far! Food was so flavourful and fresh. The service was next level and it’s such a beautiful place! We’ll definitely be back again!
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    Thank you so much for your positive review! Your kind words made us smile. We truly hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable dining experience!

    Is this helpful?

  39. PaulaB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with group of friends. Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. ❤️
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    Thank you so much for your positive review! We're thrilled you and your group enjoyed your experience with us!

    Is this helpful?

  40. HanyaC

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved all the food, the only reason that I would not give this a 5 star rating was our server. They were not engaged in our dining experience. We gave the server the liberty of ordering for us; hoping for the best and most popular dishes. We did get this, but it was way too much food. It seemed like an oversell. The server was dismissive and did not even bring the food to our table, they had someone else do it. They were also not familiar with ingredients as it relates to allergies. Some training in this regard would be helpful. Another point…I was just wanting to leave and their machine was set at 18% tip and above….I am happy to tip, but this was not an 18% tip worthy experience.
    Au LibanResponded on December 18, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food; however, we sincerely apologize for the shortcomings in service that you experienced. The experience you described is not reflective of our usual standards. In regards to tip options, although our machine has specific percentages set, there is an option to type in your own tip amount if you so choose.

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Au Liban is rated 4.7 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Au Liban

1460 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Z2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    On the corner of Lower Water St and Bishop St
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Canadian, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Metro Transit route, also MOVE scooters are readily available near by.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef
    Georges Elias
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 425-2888
  • Catering
    For on-site private events, pending the size of the party, we offer set menu options at a set price; these menus offer a smaller selection from our regular menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Option for a private dining experience that seats 20-25 people. Also available are three private booths that are enclosed with high walls and a door with each seating maximum 7 people.
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo