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

Bar Sofia - Halifax

4.6
4.6
301 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


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 301 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Hot Spot

  • Atlantic Canada

    Late-Night Find

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot Spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Lunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails!
  2. JE

    JennE

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food, service, and atmosphere. Sampled several of the plates and everything was delicious. Our server was also very attentive and friendly. Loved the music selection, and the decorating is beautiful. The standout dish for me was the Adobo Cauliflower.
  3. TR

    TaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, ambience, drinks and food were fantastic. Highly recommend this location. It’s fun, yet intimate and the staff are fantastic.
  4. CM

    CrystalM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Atmosphere was great. Service a bit Slow. No water refill Without asking. Plate size is small for shared plates and over priced. Fish Tacos minimal in flavour and size. Tortilla fell apart as they are very thin. Ordered the grilled octopus plate and it was very tasteless and over priced for What you get. Chiros very greasy. Would go back to try a couple other shareable as some plates that came out for others looked nice.
  5. k

    kbmax

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Servings were a perfect size. Nice atmosphere. Great service.
  6. AJ

    AmaryllisJ

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and great service from Leonardo! Tried the lamb ribs a bit chewy but still great! Dish with octopus, squid and mussels was outstanding. Great margs, GET THE BRUSSEL SPROUTSn
  7. HN

    HalifaxNS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Flavours were underwhelming. The portion sizes are really small for price for an example only 4 yucca fries were serviced and one was not cooked, it was very hard.
  8. KB

    KirstenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna ceviche was absolutely delicious! I loved the balance between acidity and heat.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink is always great. Service was excellent.
  10. J

    Juleb

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location. Expect food to arrive one plate at a time in the order it is prepared and ready for your table. Good food but don't expect to eat dishes ordered together with one another.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in town, went out for a fun night with great food and great drinks. The vibe inside was perfect and the food and drinks were fantastic!
  12. AW

    AngelaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and flavourful food. The space is well decorated and has a great vibe.
  13. M

    Maria

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a ladies night out and the ambience was just perfect. We all loved it. I just wish they had better options for dessert.
  14. RW

    RinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience. Really enjoyed different cocktails.
  15. BM

    BreannaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    I had high hopes for this place. Everything about it from an online perspective looked amazing. My partner and I had a reservation on a Saturday night. Regardless of it being busy, the overall service was unacceptable. We sat down and were brought menus. We ordered our drinks and food together, and asked for water. 20 minutes later, our food arrived, but no drinks, or water. We saw two hostess’s standing and chatting at the front door. Finally my partner got up and asked them for water. It did not arrive before or after the meal. A few minutes after this, our drink order arrived— a glass of wine and cocktail. The server said the bar was a bit backed up and apologized, but we noticed other tables who sat down after us receive their drink orders ahead of us. At the end of the night we ordered dessert. The kitchen is open concept and so you can see when food is ready and you can see when it is places on the counter for service. We watched the dessert we ordered sit on the counter for over 5 minutes. The chef rang a bell at least twice and our server walked by the dish several times before bringing it to our table. Again, we also observed a hostess standing by it and not running the food. The dinner and drink quality was terrific and the atmosphere fun, but unfortunately the service was less than standard.
  16. M

    Mark

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Didn’t acknowledge anniversary even when it was in reservation notes
  17. CP

    CherylP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visiting and it did not disappoint. Staff was so nice and attentive. I will be back
  18. s

    sharon

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in everything was absolutely wonderful. Our server Melanie answered all our drink/food questions with great knowledge and gave us wonderful service One of the Managers came to each table and spoke with the customers. Very nice. We will be back
  19. SA

    ShelleyA

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met for a work meeting and a bit of an employee celebration. For 2 of us this was our first time. IT WAS AWESOME! The food was very good and every single staff member was friendly and courteous.
  20. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous restaurant and delicious food! Would highly recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Took a minute for them to approach us when we entered. Hostess was disorganized and a little stern. Didn’t ask us for our reso just told us dinner service was at 5 and it was 3 minutes to 5 which was what our reso was for. Server took our order correctly but whoever brought us our food messed up our taco order and brought us two chicken taco orders instead of once chicken one mushroom but we saw it was correct on the receipt. To shy to say anything so we just accepted it. The tacos were good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great menu and the server was able to answer some questions and sought out the answer when she was unsure. Fantastic food and reasonably priced. Good drinks - served always by the bartenders which was nice because we knew everyone was a team. The manager kept circling too and checking in, which is always a nice touch. It is quite loud so be prepared for that. It’s busy so it was a bit longer getting our first drinks. After that, things went smoothly. Nicely curated and a unique spot and we will be back!
  23. RA

    RobynA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Service extremely slow. Understand you are a tapas bar and food comes out as it’s ready, but everyone in my party of 4 ordered mains and the first one came out an hour before the last one. Very awkward. Fine for apps but the main dishes should all be arriving at approximately the same time, not an hour apart. I wanted to order a second drink but didn’t want to have to wait 30 mins for it, as others in my party did.
  24. JH

    JessicaH

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great evening with a wondering server!! Food was so tasty and nice to have a different option in Halifax!10/10 would recommend!
  25. EF

    EhFood

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was great, the food was good but everything was doused with heavy sauce... at a fun, lively, upbeat place like this I would expect lighter, colourful foods! We had the guacamole, tuna tiradito, brussel sprouts (too much sauce!), fish tacos (best part of the meal but very oily), beef tacos (also very oily), and octopus/squid/mussels (too heavy!). The cocktails were awesome though!
  26. SG

    SueG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Felt like I was in Latin America. Love the artwork; love the cultural ambience. Love the flavours. Best mojito in Canada!
  27. MI

    MIK003

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food Great drinks uplifting atmosphere and Top notch service Would recommend to anyone
  28. B

    Brooklynlovee

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Definitely somewhere you go for the pictures but not the food. Took over 30 minutes to be given our drinks that we ordered right when we sat down. The first bit of food didn’t come for over an hour and the last plate came over 2 hours later. Manager Brian was vaping on the patio, stopping servers bringing out food to flirt with them and overall just not up to standards. Also food was being brought out of the kitchen and walked all around the restaurant because no one knew where the plates were going giving too much time for the food to get cold and the octopus was so salty it was inedible. Overall would not recommend.
  29. SB

    SarahB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time at bar Sofia. Our food and drinks were excellent. We had to wait quite awhile to be served, as they were busy. Our server got moved to another area and we ended up with a different server. There seemed to be a little confusion but it was all good after that. Overall, we found it little expensive for food and drinks, but had a great time.
  30. NJ

    NateJ

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Amazing atmosphere, and venue! Drinks were great, and a great tequila list if you are tequila connoisseur! The service was good, but there was not enough staff to accommodate the amount of customers. Very long wait times for drinks, so that can be improved.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the new back patio - feels like you are at an all inclusive down south ! Great food as always !
  32. S

    Saustin

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time for brunch here! Gabriel the manager and Allen (?) our server took great care of us. Highly recommend the chilaquiles and the mushroom birria tacos. Beautiful room and great ambience all around. Next time I’m in Halifax, I will be back!
  33. EC

    EmmaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Great cocktails and food was so yummy!
  34. MF

    MissFoodie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Me and my friend went there for appies and wine. The service was not rushed, which we liked, because we were there for the evening. We barely had to fill our own wine glass, as someone was around checking every once in a while. We loved the music and the ambience. We stayed becasue the dj was playing some great salsa, Spanish tunes.
  35. SL

    SamL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good food and nice ambience but very loud, maybe turn down the tunes a bit. Other than that it was lovely
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience! Only concern would be that I called the day before with a question and left cell number and never received a call back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing, as always!
  38. AL

    AshleyL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my favorite restaurant in Halifax. The design and thought put into every detail from the menu, to the branding, to the dishes, to the art. Everything makes me so happy.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food, drinks and atmosphere were amazing. The drinks did take a while to arrive after ordering however it did not take away from the overall experience. I am looking forward to my next visit!
  40. CG

    CarolinaG

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food at Bar Sofia is outstanding-fresh, well presented and delicious. The issue was service as , everywhere else, they seem to be shortstaffed and I waited 45 minutes for my bill. I do recommend going for the food-just be patient with the service as they also sat my guest outside who waited for me 20 minutes at another table and had asked for me by name, which they did not have even though i had made an opentable reservation.

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 301 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo