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Café Lunette, Halifax, NS

Café Lunette

4.4
4.4
967 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
Café by day, bistro by night, this Parisian-inspired eatery will play host to morning coffee and pastries, business lunches, date nights, weekend brunch and everything in between. The menu will feature a greatest hits list of timeless French dishes, a selection of classic cocktails and wines, as well as a standout viennoiserie that will offer a rich variety of baked goods.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French, Breakfast, Contemporary French
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 334-1300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Vanessa Belanger
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    George St and Lower Water St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Water St Terminal
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dine Around at Café Lunette

    Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024
    Join us for Dine Around Halifax from February 1–29. Available Monday to Friday, our $30 lunch prix fixe offers a choice of one starter and one main. Whether it’s Salade de Choux de Bruxelles, Endives au Jambon Gratinées, or Le Welsh – an open-faced grilled cheese, this mid-day meal is sure to impress. Finish on a sweet note with a Merveilleux, a small cake made with chocolate, vanilla whipped cream, and meringue. Offered daily, our $40 three-course dinner presents classic Hauts-de-France dishes like Soupe de Moules and Carbonnade Flemmande. End the night with your choice of dessert, Ch’Tiramisu or La Couquebaque. Please note: Dine Around menu pricing does not include tax, gratuity, or alcohol and will not be offered from Feb 9–14.

Offers

  • Apero Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Consider it the perfect way to end your day and start your night. Come and enjoy our daily Apero Hour from 3–5pm, #souslalune. Apero Hour includes 50% off select bottles of wines, $10 glasses of bubbles, and $12 classic cocktails.

    Apero Hour photo
  • Décadence: The After Dinner Sessions

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 10:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
    Join us every Thursday to Saturday after 9pm to enjoy $10 glasses of bubbles, $12 classic cocktails, and half-priced bottles of bubbles and wines. Hungry for more? Our oh-la-lavish menu of French-inspired fare features mouthwatering bar bites, perfectly shareable appetizers, and a luxurious $35 two-course prix fixe. Take in the sound of live jazz every Thursday from 8–11pm and DJ melodies every Friday and Saturday night.

    Décadence: The After Dinner Sessions photo
  • Weekend Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,Sat - 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Visit us on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am–3pm to grab a coffee and pastry from our counter, or enjoy a long and lazy sit-down brunch. Looking for something sweet? Enjoy our decadent pastries or dishes like our Sweet Chocolate Crêpe and PB & J Pain Perdu. For those with a savoury desire, indulge in Parisian-inspired fare like Béarnaise Oeufs en Cocotte, Oeuf & Jambon, or a Butty Croissantwich.

What 967 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Romantic

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

967 Reviews
  1. FleurB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This will be my second time at Cafe Lunette and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere creates a welcoming, relaxed fine dining experience. The food was scrumptious and service were exceptional. Price is on the higher side but the experience is well worth orth it especially if you try it during dine around Halifax. Highly recommend.

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  2. JanetD

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. The ambience is terrific..reminds me of local bistros in Paris

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  3. Julia

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time! The food and drinks were incredible, and our waiter Aldo was extremely kind and accommodating. Our favorite date spot!

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  4. ClareB

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No doubt that decor and design at Lunette adds a little magic to the brunch experience. Our server was great, coffee and beverages lovely. However, our foodie experience could have been taken to another level with a little more exploration around seasoning and flavour. The potato rosti was curiously unpotato-like.

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  5. JericoV

    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
    Everything was exceptional! More success to the business.

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  6. Jillian

    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
    Lovely bistro, delicious French onion soup. Candlesticks were a nice touch.

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  7. Halifaxdiner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been here quite a few times and enjoyed immensely and I also recommend to my friends all the time. However, the dine around menu was very disappointing and we were not impressed at all. Although it looked quite appetizing when served, we didn’t eat most of the food we ordered due to taste even though we were starving. The service and ambiance were excellent as usual, which is why my rating is in the middle. Just super disappointed and would have preferred to get something off the main menu if I knew it would have been such a miss.

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  8. CharleneK

    Atlantic Canada

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the dine around menu, also called A Tour of France. The Brussels sprouts salad had large piece of tough Brussels sprouts. The main, a ham and endive ?casserole really wasn't very good. We were told it had large slices of ham layered with endive and bechamel but when it arrived it was minced ?ham. Really didn't care for it. The dessert, surprisingly, was very large. Two large crepes. It was good. Although our group arrived at 5:30 and by 6:00 I asked if we could place our order, it was closer to 6:20 before he started. The courses did come out quickly. They refilled the water, a lot. Almost intrusive by times. This is my third time to Cafe Lunette. Can't say as I'm a fan.

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  9. AhmadS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food with great ambiance. Would recommend for date night or celebrations

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch! Such a perfect dining experience! The espresso martinis are to die and the brunch is phenomenal!

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  11. LocalLiving

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very friendly and the food was good, but the overall ambiance was not consistent with the price point. Tables were cramped and be set close together, pot-light lighting a bit harsh and overall a bit loud.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely pleased with this restaurant. Food was delicious, beautiful ambience and decor, great location and service was second to none. Can’t wait to go back to Halifax to go there again !

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  13. RachelM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! We braved an epic snowstorm to make our reservation and it was completely worth it. The dining room was beautiful, the food was exquisite, and our service was top notch. Cannot recommend enough!

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  14. Jessica

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great brunch at Café Lunette! The service was great, all staff were very friendly and attentive. I had the avocado toast ("Toast à l'avocat"), which was unlike any avocado toast I've had before. It was delicious. The ambiance also great! Interior decor was beautiful and very cozy despite the winter weather outside. Overall, a great experience and I look forward to going back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    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
    It's an outstanding experience that have a such feast near the narrows of Halifax. Great service and will go back again.

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  16. LeslieG

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the ambience and the vibe. The service was solid. The wines list is great, coffees and desserts are well made. I have come on a number of occasions as I want to give it lots of chances. Yet I keep having the same poor food quality experience for my main. It's simply not flavorful, nor does it seem crafted or served with care from the kitchen. It's overpriced for what you get. I'm sorry to say I am not sure I will be back.

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  17. JCaaaaa

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, there is a good variety on the menu

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  18. Daniel

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced for what you get. Service was good and place was clean.

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  19. FoodieNB60

    Montreal

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed this restaurant when it first opened & recommended it to many. Since then we have found the service to be spotty, the food unreliable in terms of heat & quality & we often feel rushed by the wait staff. Moreover for some reason the noise level, not from patrons but from some loud fan is distracting. We also often get a smell of gas… I assume from the kitchen. The fact that the washrooms are well outside the facility is also weird. This time we did lunch & it was better than dinners but the above issues with the space itself is still an issue for us.

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  20. EatDrinkBeMerry

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal with a colleague. Intimate, great food, low noise environment conducive to good conversation. We had agar experience.

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  21. EatDrinkBeMerry

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal with colleagues. Excellent service and lovely ambiance. Food, as usual tasty and well plated. Will be back!

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  22. TerryO

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite spots in town. It is a great place for lovely food, ambience, and friendly service.

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  23. MichelleR

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to enjoy dinner, a drink and an evening out.

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  24. Tania

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience a must try for brunch and dinner!

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  25. LisaL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adam was our server last evening and we had a wonderful time. He was very helpful at answering any questions we had about the menus and was very attentive throughout our meal. We ordered the tartare, charcuterie board, steak and frites as well as the escargot. Everything came out quick and well done!

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  26. Melanie

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our recent dinner at Cafe Lunette. The food was sooo delicious and the service was prompt, warm and friendly. Definitely recommend Lunette!

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  27. JacquiL

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There were both positive and negative aspects that shaped our overall dining experience. The ambiance was inviting, and the staff was friendly and attentive throughout the evening. While we had a lovely evening, I cannot give Café Lunette a five star review as two menu items that we selected to order had run out. While I understand that unforeseen circumstances can lead to shortages, it was disappointing to be informed of the unavailability only after placing our orders. This hiccup did affect our overall satisfaction, as we had to settle for alternatives that didn't quite match the anticipation we had built for those specific items.

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  28. LoisK

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I began with the Brioche done with Tapinade. It was unique and tasty. I chose the Cordon Bleu as my main which was very tender and delicious, however, the accompanying broccolini was tough. The server was great.

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  29. Jenn42

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Lunette came at recommendation of a friend. Attended on Saturday evening after easily booking a reservation for 2 (Mom and Daughter date). Greeted and seated promptly. Server, Adam D was a delite. Bang on with drinks and menu explanation and suggestions. Food arrived in timely manner and was prepared perfectly. Cheese/chutney starter, Trout, Pork, and sinful deserts, apple streusel and lemon yumminess. Adam tended to our table like a champ and was so personable. We will definitely recommend and be back.

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  30. Jacq

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very warm environment, server was very knowledgeable on wine, food was delicious

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  31. TanyaC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you for asking. within a few hours of my lunch, I have had an upset stomach. I believe it was the hot chocolate, but of course I can't be sure.

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  32. BarbaraC

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good meal with good friends - service could have been a little faster.

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  33. CathyL

    Atlantic Canada

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Vegan bread with scrambled tofu was hard and dry. Some of my Lunette Special was cold when served specially the mushrooms but good flavour.

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  34. Sarah

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marvelous service and dining experience as always. Our server was attentive, and he provided excellent wine pairing suggestions to go with the meals. The food came quickly and was top quality, as were the beverages and perfectly made cocktails.

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  35. GerardN

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Having lived in Paris for 10 years, and continue to go, Café Lunette while attractive, doesn't have the feel and cuisine I associate with France in general. Also, the prices are quite excessive for what you get. As an example, I had a roast beef sandwich which consisted of a croissant with a negligible amount of roast beef. With tax and tip it came to $30 +. Seriously, Halifax is more expensive than Paris! I had mussels/moules in the past that were mediocre at best.

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  36. AnneR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a mushroom galette that was over cooked but the concept was good. My friends really enjoyed their meals.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was terrible, service was slow, no ambience. Was excited to try but really, really disappointed. Will not return.

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  38. HeatherB

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My hubby and I made our monthly reservation to try the December Prix Fixe menu; which looks sensational. I already had my order decided, until Jeremy shared the evening’s special: braised beef short ribs with green beans and creamy polenta. So I abandoned my original plan and got the short ribs. They were divine! My hubby ordered from the Prix Fixe menu and it was fantastic. So much so, that we’ve got another reservation in 4 days! Our server, Logan is always a pleasure to interact with. Cafe Lunette just nails is every time.

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  39. clairev

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very romantic lunch with my hubby. Highly recommend

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adam was an amazing server, and the food and wine were Devine!!

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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

Café Lunette is rated 4.4 stars by 967 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 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Café Lunette

160-1741 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 0J2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    George St and Lower Water St
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French, Breakfast, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Water St Terminal
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Vanessa Belanger
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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