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Bar Sofia - Halifax, Halifax, NS

Bar Sofia - Halifax

4.6
4.6
199 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Latin
Showcasing the vibrant essence of Latin cooking, Bar Sofia is a paradise for lovers of shared plates and cocktails. Led by celebrated Chef Anthony Walsh, Bar Sofia playfully nods to his family’s Argentinian heritage as well as the next generation of food lovers, artists and adventurers.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Latin, Argentinean, Peruvian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 334-1010

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alistair Gilroy

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Cross Street

    Prince St and Lower Water St

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    There is a bus stop at Hollis St before Prince St (8822) and one at Lower Water St before Sackville St (8821)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Atlantic Canada

    Hot Spot

  • Atlantic Canada

    Scenic View

  • Atlantic Canada

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nova Scotia

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot Spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Scenic View

  • Nova Scotia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

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  1. LL

    LeraLira

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, decent drinks, a little bit too noisy but great atmosphere overall
  2. d

    danab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great good, cocktails and atmosphere. 10/10 would recommend
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so cool from beginning to end. A few drinks and tacos were all delicious. Our server was fantastic. See you again soon.
  4. j

    jf1234

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful lunch. Drink was delicious, and they were very accommodating to my dietary redirections. Amazing meal, and what a beautiful space.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall, good experience!
  6. SN

    SaraN

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, the service is outstanding and the decor is beautiful BUT it does get quite loud, to the point where it's hard to hear your dinner companions.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience overall. It took a little bit for our snack dish to come out but they handled it very professionally. I always find anyone can make mistakes but it’s the way they handle them makes truely who they are and Bar Sofia was exceptional. I would recommend everyone to cjeck them out. Their white and red sangria are both excellent.
  8. AK

    AnnaKayC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I am not sure of the experience during the daytime, however, went for a 9pm reservation (table was inside) and the music was SOOOOO LOUD. Oh my! Felt like I was at a nightclub. After sitting for 5 minutes, my group made the decision to go elsewhere.
  9. NM

    NanM

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Yucca fries extra crisp. Endive and radicchio salad with spinach. Okay
  10. WB

    WilliamB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The seared sardine escabeche did not have sardines.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time going here, made a reservation for our anniversary. Food was excellent and service was beyond, we didn’t wait long for anything and always felt taken care of. Would highly recommend!
  12. P

    Phil

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kira was a standout as our server. You have an excellent kitchen. Food was top notch. Thank you!
  13. KK

    KimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Everyone was very attentive!
  14. M

    Matt

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff, tasty food and drinks. Would go back!
  15. TW

    TarahW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Wait staff brought mains before appetizers which was weird, but then essentially just served everything at once. It would have been nice to have had the meal in courses so we could linger over our dinner a bit more - felt kind of rushed...
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After just one visit Bar Sophia became a top contender for my favourite waterfront spot! The service was stellar, food incredible and the drinks delicious. The decor is trendy, fun and made a night out feel even more special! Can’t recommend the “Pan con Tomate”enough!
  17. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant and it was a great experience! The staff was very accommodating to our group and the food was so tasty! The location was smaller than I expected but the decor, dishes and great atmosphere make it such a great experience! Super yummy drinks and I don't think you can go wrong with anything on their menu if you're looking to try something new!
  18. SH

    SashaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, the staff was amazing! Service was so fast. They went above and beyond for our table, in our reservation notes we mentioned we were there for a birthday. They brought as two surprises during our time there! 10/10⭐️
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and delicious drinks! All staff was absolutely outstanding! Can’t wait to come back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Highly recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went there just for drinks! Drinks were deliciousl
  22. K

    Kate

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, friendly service, great drinks! We'll be back!
  23. MF

    MarkF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, creative menu in a great spot; service was attentive and casual. Might get a bit pricey depending on how hungry you are but we’ll worth the experience!
  24. DW

    DanielleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! I’m a sucker for ambiance and Bar Sofia gets a A++
  25. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, impressive flavours and great prices!
  26. M

    Margaret

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fab, decor is lovely , great attention from staff and excellent food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It totally lived up to our expectation from the ambience to the service and to the food! They recognized our anniversary and every server had big smiles and looked like they really enjoy working there. They were all very attentive and food was served quickly. The drinks were amazing and the food was unique and so delicious. Definitely looking forward to going back to such a fun place!
  28. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s an amazing place to eat from there Tho they have limited variety of food
  29. RW

    RyanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot, will definitely recommend and we will be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My birthday and had the best time!!!
  31. SW

    StuWe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got a healthy splash of South American Argentinian cooking last night at Bar Sofia on the waterfront. We came for the Gaucho Pie Co. Beef Empanadas as well as Anne’s Bravas Brussels Sprouts! Taro & tortilla chips are Abby's Fav! Just the best Eat in town :)
  32. SG

    ShannonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it once again! Great service and delicious food
  33. A

    Atefeh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to bat Sophia with my Son and my husband who are really foodi. They both loved their choices and the ambiance was great. We will definitely be back
  34. A

    Alixandra

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! A vibrant space, staff are super friendly and service is quick
  35. AH

    AllisonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Getting a reservation at Bar Sofia takes patience. Make a plan and get in there! It’s worth the wait.
  36. SM

    SorayaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great experience with my girlfriends this weekend, our server was beyond excellent, she added great value! Thank you
  37. P

    Private

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cocktails-tasty Service-attentive and friendly Fish tacos-good flavor needed more fish Mushroom tacos-the shell was greasy-we did not eat them (perhaps these were deep fried?) Lamb-excellent flavor and good portion Cauliflower-enjoyed presentation-too much smoke flavor for 4/5 people at table-did not eat Tuna-outstanding taste-smallish portion for price compared to other restaurants in city Brussel sprouts-best in city-good portion Churros-good portion, chocolate was filled with flavor -the inside was too wet. We did not eat-we wondered if then were made in same oil as other foods Cookies-flavor was delicious-all enjoyed Suggestion-mix and match Taco-
  38. 1

    109673g

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous spot with incredible food! Loved everything about it.
  39. r

    robertl

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was most professional and food was wonderful. I have an allergy and the staff put together an imaginative alternate menu items that was very tasty. All my guests were impressed by the restaurant.
  40. HW

    HeidiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration with my crew. Fantastic Espresso Martini by Oliver Bone served with absolute professionalism. Love the food, can't get enough of the tomato salad twist. Will definitely be back. Fun ambiance and fantastic service. A gem.

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar Sofia - Halifax offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 334-1010.

Bar Sofia - Halifax is rated 4.6 stars by 199 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 1 time today
Google Map for Bar Sofia - Halifax

1709 Lower Water St 104 Halifax, NS B3J

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Prince St and Lower Water St

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Latin, Argentinean, Peruvian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    There is a bus stop at Hollis St before Prince St (8822) and one at Lower Water St before Sackville St (8821)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alistair Gilroy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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