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Café Lunette, Halifax, NS

Café Lunette

4.6
4.6
234 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 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Breakfast, Contemporary French

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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

What 234 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic Canada

    Brunch

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot Spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Lunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Scenic View

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

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  1. MM

    MeganM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really lovely spot in Halifax for a date night
  2. A

    Anon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the mushroom pasta and braised lamb. The garden salad was a bit acidic and would have appreciate smaller lettuce and a larger variety of toppings. Excellent service and ambiance!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit and we had a lovely brunch. Great service, delicious food, and the room is beautifully done, really feels like being in Paris, Nice details . The eggs Benedict was amazing!
  4. a

    adamm

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and dessert! Staff were all friendly and accommodating to our group and allergies. GM was actively hitting every table and made great connections. Can’t wait to visit again for a full meal!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of two with someone joining and didn’t want to cause a ruckus. The hostess was gracious and moves some stuff around to accommodate. Catherine was our server and she was LOVELY! Attentive, knowledgeable and just the kindest. Food was superb and ambience was adorable. Will be back:)
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal and service
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and curated menus. I’d recommend the Fois Gras (chef choice)! My server made some excellent wine pairing recommendations. Overall excellent night.
  8. TM

    TerriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful French-style café, equally appealing for a leisure visit or a business luncheon. My only suggestion would be to have a few more wines available by the glass. Will return for sure!
  9. BT

    BonitaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the decor and feel of this little cafe. The food is delicious and varied with impeccable service. Love love love that there is a dress code - Smart casual - adds to the atmosphere and makes the experience even more special. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.
  10. P

    Paulatwit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers are lovely, drinks and food amazing, I went not knowing about the place and it was overall a great experience!
  11. SS

    SherryS

    Atlantic Canada

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely Father's Day brunch. I've already recommended this restaurant to a number of friends.
  12. MW

    MaggieW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, friendly service & great coffee!!
  13. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Dined at this lovely cafe on Sunday for brunch. We left, excited to return. Food was wonderful. Best coffee EVER! Service was impeccable. The only criticism I could make would be the acoustics. Quite difficult to hold conversation but to be fair, it was very busy. Top marks for everything else!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The best crème brûlée! And must have espresso martini!
  15. AK

    AKLY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Great location and setting. The food unfortunately was disappointing. Ordered “fruits de mer”. Only enjoyed the oysters. Perhaps other options on the menu are better but am not anxious to return.
  16. MW

    MichaelaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really great experience at Cafe Lynette and particularly enjoyed the ambiance
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best Saturday brunch ! Feels like you on a mini vacation ! The patio is incredible as well ‘
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back! Great food! Wonderful service
  19. VM

    ValerieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. My one complaint would be the tables are abit too close together so you end up brushing your neighbour table when you get up.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Resturant is beautiful, service excellent and food delicious. The only disappointment was the washroom. It is outside the restaurant, shared with other businesses, confusing setup and cinder block walls- like in a basement or industrial space. Clean but the design is not consistent with the beautiful restaurant.
  21. C

    Christie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, great service, and decadent menu. Will happily return!
  22. AI

    AImyV

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The ambiance is nice and service was great. Food however was bland and uninspired. We have been to both brunch and dinner. Disappointed both times. Food very much lacked flavor.
  23. h

    hemg

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The location is excellent as is the ambiance. However, if you are expecting a Quebec City or Montreal food experience, you will be disappointed. With renewed attention on the menu and choice of items,this new restaurant has potential.
  24. H

    Halifaxfoodreviews

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My food was amazing, but there were a few mixed reviews around the table, in a restaurant where the beef is cooked more rare asking the patron - especially about the cook on burgers - is good practice. The ambiance was just right. The service, while attentive, was missing the cues. We had our water filled up a number of times, which was great, but I had to ask for dessert cutlery, and the wait staff didn’t ask about a second drink until we were getting dessert - which was about 30 minutes late in our meal so most of the table no longer wanted one. Just a few missed opportunities even though we had multiple staff check-in on us the timing was just off. Overall I would definitely return because the food was delicious and they are fairly new so service can take some time to get into a rhythm !
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional meal, delightful setting and attentive servers. Will definitely return.
  26. AA

    AlanaA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at Café lunette. Everything was outstanding. Definitely be going again.
  27. r

    rower81

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very pretty restaurant. Loved the decor. Service was excellent but found the prices a bit steep. I had the chicken Dijonnaise and it was quite tasty.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service attentive
  29. CR

    CalleeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is truly beautiful. It is bright and elegant. We loved that the kitchen was open so you could see true professionals plate, and enjoyed a wonderful array of cocktails. The food was out of this world. The French onion soup brought me back to Normandy, and the mains were showstoppers. My opera cake was probably the best I’ve ever had. This is a welcomed addition to the city, I highly recommend. I’ll certainly be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambience was lovely, decor was stunning. Noise level was quite high but to be expected in an open space. Cocktails were different and very good. Food was quite good, really enjoyed the use of in-season produce. Everything we ordered we enjoyed. Service was very good as well. A great addition to the Halifax food scene!
  31. PS

    PierreS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Nice bouillabaisse Haligonian style, Pleasant Vouvray
  32. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location for French cuisine., The food is spectacular, but the service is what will bring you back again.
  33. M

    Matt

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, stylish interior, tasty food. The barman knows how to deliver. Highly recommend the steak tartare and fresh oysters. I hear they are building a snazzy outdoor patio. Will be back!
  34. L

    Lisa

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful Parisian atmosphere. The service was top notch and the food was extraordinary. If you have dessert ensure you get the lemon tart. Quite simply the best dessert I've ever had. Cannot wait to return!
  35. EB

    EmilyB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience overall. Was a little loud, but that's due to the table of obnoxious girls that we were sat next to. The tables are extremely close to one another. The food was incredible and love the decor. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly, though a little slow with our drinks (the bartender may have been backed up though). The good came out really fast and was fantastic. I'll certainly return!!
  36. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good! It got very loud and hard to hear.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and two friends who were visiting went for dinner. The food was delicious and we split a great bottle of wine. Our server, Matthew, was friendly and had great recommendations. Would go back again!
  38. DR

    DorianneR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ll be back. Looking forward to working through that menu!
  39. ER

    EmmaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and service were both amazing! Certain menu items could use some refining. The steak and duck were delicious, however the frois gras and muscles were overpowered by the accompanying flavours. Unfortunately our creme brulee was not set, was watery and very cold. With a few tweaks this restaurant would be top tier in Halifax!
  40. SO

    SarahO

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    My friend and I met here for dinner. It took over 30 minutes to get our cocktails. Our waiter had very strong cologne which was overpowering. We had appetizers each, a Main and two cocktails each and our bill was almost $300. It was absolutely ridiculous amount of money for the service and the food. The charcuterie board was tiny with a big lump of pork pate that was covered in fat. The salads were basically tasteless. My friends decaf espresso arrived 25 minutes after she ordered it cold. The only bright light was the halibut was delicious. But not worth $150 each!I would definitely not recommend this place and I will not return.

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 4.6 stars by 234 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 18 times today
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

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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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