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Café Lunette, Halifax, NS

Café Lunette

4.6
4.6
304 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

8:00 p.m.


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 304 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Brunch

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Nova Scotia

    Lunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

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  1. AS

    AnnetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have regular brunch dates with my nephew who is going to university here. The food was fantastic, we sat out on the patio and it was lovely. The gentleman who was serving us was fast and efficient. He made sure to give us lots of opportunity for questions. We were seated very quickly when we arrived and given the choice to sit outside or inside. Our food arrived quickly and everyone loved their meal. We had the ratatouille, the Lunette breakfast and the Chicken baguette dip sandwich. All menu items were delicious. We will definitely be back!
  2. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable brunch! Very fun atmosphere and great food.
  3. c

    carl

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Loved it!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was fantastic, service was friendly, overall a perfect spot for brunch!
  5. KM

    KateM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hits the nail on the head every single time. Merci beaucoup ❤️
  6. CD

    CarolineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant. Everything on the menu is delicate and delicious. Ambiance is beautiful, you feel like you are in Paris. The table service is outstanding.
  7. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate (oysters, duck confit, boeuf bourguignon and creme brûlée) was delicious. The cocktails were also very good. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, cozy and cute. It’s perfect for date night or a girls night. Definitely recommend it!
  8. SC

    StephanieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious, server was very friendly and helpful. We had the escargots, which were a special (they were tasty and tender), the camembert, the boeuf bourguignon, and the crème brulée. Everything was amazing. We will definitely be coming back!
  9. m

    michaelg

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Food was okay , very salty Couldn't eat the fries ! Steak too much sauce Place is beautiful ... Not for me
  10. T

    Thomas

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Menu was limited but what we had was very good. A little pricey but the wait service was great especially Yasmine. Totally made the evening a success. Halifax waterfront has really grown and restaurants like this make it an awesome destination. Nice addition the Halifax scene!
  11. NM

    NissaM

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food and a beautiful setting!
  12. S

    Scott

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance & decor were wonderful! Excellent service and food beyond delicious! A definite must if on the waterfront of Halifax. Merci!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Lunette is our favourite place to eat in the city (with the two other Freehand Hospitality restaurants Bar Sofia and Drift being close seconds). The service is always outstanding and the food even better. We often bring guests who are visiting from out of province and they love it just as much. Many people complaining that it’s loud - I personally love the energy; people clearly having a wonderful time eating great food and drinking a lovely selection of wine and cocktails.
  14. NR

    NadaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back.
  15. EA

    ElizabethA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot and the food was delicious. Attentive service. Enjoyed the terrace. I will certainly return.
  16. JM

    JM21

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Beef bourgenon was on the dry side. Halibut was over cooked. Mushroom soup was great as was the service.
  17. FC

    FanofCafeLunette

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service on all fronts. The team is friendly and customer focused even when run off their feet. Food delicious. Highly recommend the steak croissant sandwich.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite a delight. Creative dishes. Friendly, attentive, and quick service.
  19. F

    Foodlover

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely meal but the noise level is too loud. Need something to deaden the noise.
  20. JS

    JudyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Great service/ambiance. Hamburger was undercooked-pink fluid seeping from burger onto plate. Salty burger. Took two bites and was returned to kitchen-reheated and same burger brought back(with cold fries)
  21. JM

    JaromM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French Food on point! Have tried the mussels, baked camembert, french onion soup, salads, and the amazing Beef Bourguignon - delish! Amazing cocktails and decor:)
  22. SG

    ShannonG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the atmosphere Appetizer (baked Camembert) was delish My husband said that was his favorite burger ever. Ceasar salad was ok - lettuce not crisp enough kind of wilty. Severs were awesome aside from our main server - she was just ok.
  23. A

    Alexhya

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I came here for a light brunch by myself. The food was good and the staff was very attentive.
  24. CA

    CAKE2

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I loved the place, the coffee, the pastries. I did not enjoy the Eggs Benedict unfortunately. It was cold and tasteless and had a weird texture. Would definitely give the place another try though, our experience may have been a one of.
  25. J

    Josee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious! Foie gras and duck confit are a must try.
  26. M

    Millzymitosis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely. What an incredible space. We had a oblast. Moly thing I could critique is the bathroom situation of having to leave the environment but otherwise just amazing.
  27. PC

    PatrickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lunette was a welcome trip to the wonderful traditions of classic French bistro - shared the wonderful baked Camebert and a half dozen Sober Island oysters (our personal favourites!) ... she had chicken dijonaise (slightly dry) with beautiful Parisienne gnocci, I had the salmon, which was absolutely perfect - wonderfully fragrant with fresh herbs and a perfect medley of seasonal veggies steamed with the salmon en papilotte ... finished with moist and delicious Opera cake and a creme brulee that was exceptional. The service was top notch and so was the ambiance. Can't wait for another visit!
  28. JA

    JoAnnM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Did enjoy our meal outside. The interior was very noisy. Could the acoustics be improved? Service was excellent and food very good.
  29. H

    Halagonian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I found the Caesar salad was mediocre. I had the chicken with gnocchi — the chicken portion was too large; gnocchi was good. My spouse had the beef bourguignon which, while tender, was not a flavourful as he would have expected.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect Friday lunch ! Baked Camembert and Caesar salad, them a great coffee and Haskap sorbet (omg ! ) and butterscotch swirl ice cream ( amazing ) Always a great experiences
  31. JM

    JaromM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great French food, decor, and drinks!! Nailed it.
  32. SP

    SonjaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The special tasted good but was clearly a bunch of stuff they needed to get rid of thrown in with spaghetti.. rip off
  33. AW

    AmyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant is well located and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the outdoor eating option and the view was spectacular. The dinner was delicious and artfully curated. Our only complaint was that the server seemed over eager to get our drink and food order in. We would have liked a bit more of a relaxed approach. Otherwise, it was excellent!
  34. MH

    MaureenH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is stunning, food was absolutely delicious & our server Yasemin was stellar.
  35. ST

    ST01

    Atlantic Canada

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Lunette is becoming one of our favourite restaurants in Halifax. The decor is delightful, the service is outstanding and the food is simply brilliant.
  36. JA

    JoseeA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food, however, a bit loud for our liking but will definitely be back.
  37. D

    Deborah

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made this reservation about a month ago, as a special dinner to celebrate my husband’s retirement - we both had the Seared Halibut Meunière! Fabulous! From the 1st course thru the dessert everything was outstanding, including our server Adam! If we ever get to visit Halifax again, will definitely try to book again.
  38. MT

    MiTink

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about it. Location, ambiance, service and food. We were particularly taken by the ambiance. We will be going back very often.
  39. MP

    MirandaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance! Wonderful and gorgeous decor, however the steak tartare was slightly disappointing, a bit too warm. The drinks were lovely though and I will definitely be back!
  40. MG

    MelanieG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We felt all staff were very attentive and not intrusive a very good balance

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 304 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


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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