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Darya, Halifax, NS

Darya

4.6
4.6
646 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
A refined yet earthy dining destination on the Halifax waterfront, Daryâ offers a fresh, bright take on Eastern Mediterranean cooking. Featuring a globally-inspired wine list, vibrant cocktails and a large, sunny patio, Daryâ’s spirited, relaxed atmosphere invites diners to break bread with friends and loved ones and sample as many flavours and textures as possible.

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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (902) 334-4874
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • SailGP at Darya

    Jun 1, 2024 only
    SailGP is soon coasting through the Halifax Waterfront and we invite you to witness history from the best view in town! On Saturday, June 1 from 2–6pm, book a table on our waterfront patio to witness the races in action next to exquisite Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails. Plus, enjoy our outdoor Veuve Clicquot pop-up bar for all the bubbles! Please note: Due to high demand, patio reservations require a minimum spend of $100 per guest and we will be offering a special SailGP menu.

Offers

  • Brunch at Darya

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,Sat - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Join us on Saturday & Sunday (plus holiday Mondays!) from 11:30am–3pm and dig into Chef Wesley Bernard’s Mediterranean-inspired brunch buffet. For $40, enjoy an ever-changing selection of breads, dips, spreads, cold platters, hot cuisines, sweets, and desserts. Plus, freshly brewed drip coffee and tea is included! For a little extra sparkle, enjoy $9 mimosas with three flavours to choose from or sip on one of our signature cocktails. We also have a traditional Turkish coffee method on offer, where coffee is heated by sand. Book your buffet brunch today! Please note: A shortened à la carte brunch menu will also be available.

    Brunch at Darya photo

What 646 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Innovative

  • Atlantic Canada

    Healthy

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for scenic views

  • Atlantic Canada

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Innovative

  • Nova Scotia

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for scenic views

  • Nova Scotia

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

646 Reviews
  1. WCnewguest

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have an onion, garlic and dairy intolerance and told our server and she said they could accommodate it. I was brought my skewer plate and when the server (not our server but a guy helping out) handed it to me he said “onion and garlic free” and I started eating it and noticed two huge onions on the skewer. Informed our server and she brought it back to the chef and he rudely told her “well it’s not build your own skewer, we can’t accommodate it”. I witnessed the whole interaction and how rude he was to her. He offered her no solution and she was only able to offer me salad… overall a terrible experience. The manager did not come over to our table once yet went to every other table. I thought he would come over to apologize for the fact that I brought the plate and told it was onion and garlic free yet it was not. If I had a severe allergy to them what would have happened in that case? In the end I didn’t eat a thing and just paid for my drink. I have worked in restaurants and could not get over how badly this situation was handled. Luckily were able to head over to salt +ash which I can’t say enough good things about. The experience we had over there was incredible, they were amazing and very accommodating. I would not recommend darya to anyone.

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  2. MeghanL

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service. We will definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very pleasant dining experience. The food was delicious and well-presented. Servers always checked in, had good recommendations off the menu based on our descriptions and followed up about our thoughts on the dishes served. Will be dining there again

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  4. DeanR

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to eat! Will recommend to everyone

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  5. Gastronomer

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mother’s Day brunch was the perfect choice for the family to gather, celebrate the Moms and enjoy some wonderful food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is friendly, explains all the items and we love that we are never rushed out the door. Fabulous place to each and enjoy time together

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  7. AllanM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal with friends. First time at this restaurant. Food was great and our server, Owen,?, was excellent. Great attention to detail. At about 8:30 thry started playing DJ dance music so it was a little noisy but not unbearable. Could still chat with your group.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service! DJ set and music overall was a bit too loud, but overall had a pleasant experience and would return for a special occasion.

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  9. CynthiaM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service . We will be going back soon

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  10. RyanO

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darya and the staff were amazing! I have severe allergies and they were more than accommodating and helpful. We will definitely be going back!

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  11. Lovefoodwine

    Atlantic Canada

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darya is in a beautiful location on the Halifax waterfront, filled with luxurious colours and plush fabrics, giving it fantastic atmosphere. We shared many plates amongst our table of 6. Our server was great and the food was flavourful and well prepared. 

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  12. JeanM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and presentation. Outstanding service. Beautiful views and decor. The noise level was too high, conversation could be heard but noise was distracting.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favourite spots in Halifax ... I'm vegetarian and this place is lovely because its upscale eats, good price/value, and lots to choose from.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress took a very long time even thought there were only about 4 customers in the restaurant. We felt she kept forgetting about us. Food was luke warm and prices are high for the amount of food you get. My husband ordered the octopus large plate and it did NOT come with any sides, and barely any octopus. Will not be coming back, not worth it in our opinion.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food atmosphere as well as service would definitely go back

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  16. RebeccaG

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portions small, Main Dish tasteless (Swordfish and rice). Service was lovely and great setting/decor.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great visit to Daryâ - beautiful view, excellent service JF delicious food !

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food and wine - worthy of a birthday celebration

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  19. rosieP

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and atmosphere. Had a wonderful time

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is great. We were fortunate to get a table that had a view of the harbour. Our waiter Tai (sp?) answered all of our questions and gave good advice on our selections. The food we chose was delicious as were our drinks. We had a lovely evening.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my son's accomplishment of his first year of engineering here. The view was fabulous - right on the water - and the food and the service was even better. Will definitely make a return trip to try the lamb tagine or even for cocktails and the bread and olives!

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  22. GitaE

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding! Service, food, atmosphere, music were perfect for us.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Spicy food Great service Beautiful view Load music

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  24. Josee

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Olivier gave us incredible service, once again! Great experience we felt very taken care of and made to feel special. Very accommodating to our allergies and the food was delicious.

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  25. MarilynM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I was disappointed that our food arrived before our drinks. The food (chicken kabobs) were very dried out and over cooked. The rice was tasteless. The 2 sauces provided were delicious. Thank god for the sauces or there would have been no taste. This was my second dinning experience at this establishment. It will be my last. If Iam going to eat out I expect it to be fresh and delicious.

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  26. MandeepK

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everting at darya including food, services and environment is a great place for people to visit and enjoy with their friends and family

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  27. MelissaT

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A few people in party have eye/reading issues so with the lighter colour ink on the specifics on menu for each item, they found with the lighting very difficult to read as was not great contrast. Still enjoyed full experience but did comment on menu and ability to read.

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  28. TraceyT

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic evening we had here. Everything was superb! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. What a great restaurant.

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  29. Saskboy

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant in a fantastic location. Well-executed and delicious Mediterranean dishes. Attentive service that does not attempt to upsell. Decent wines. Not overly expensive. What more can you ask for?

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  30. ChrisN

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Wait staff was very attentive. Atmosphere was very cool. Turkish coffee is a must to finish the meal.

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  31. Aimee

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darya has it all. Amazing food and atmosphere. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and offer suggestions based on your preferences. The service was like no other. I will go back for sure to try more things, but I will have to get the bread/olives and the calamari every time.

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  32. BarbaraH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food-great service. Beautiful views-comfortable setting.

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  33. AditiS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Portions too small, taste was average, definitely not a place to eat, drinks were ok

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot for our date night! Beautiful restaurant. View of the water. Delicious food (seafood stew and the chicken in caper/anchovy/olive sauce with lemon fries). Flavours were amazing. Sonny was our server and was A plus. Had the best time. Highly recommend!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, ambiance, and service! Highly recommend 👌

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server Oliver really made it a pleasant evening. Very informative and helpful.

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  37. MichelleB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good and we enjoyed our food - the highlights for us were the fried sardines and the roasted eggplant, both of which were divine. The restaurant is lovely and the waterfront location can't be beat! I will definitely visit again and recommend Darya to my friends.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is tasty and service is great. It’s a lovely location. Noise level can be high.

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  39. Cathy

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional. The server was charming, welcoming and helpful. My friend was celebrating her birthday and has dietary restrictions. The food was delicious and had lots of excellent gluten and dairy free options. The atmosphere was intimate and not too noisy as if often the case in many of the popular downtown venues. At the end of the evening, the server presented us with a little complementary birthday treat. All in all, it was a lovely evening and perfect for our celebration.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good and service outstanding ! Will definitely be back:)

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FAQs

Darya is rated 4.6 stars by 646 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Darya

1709 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Water St Terminal
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