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Darya, Halifax, NS

Darya

4.6
4.6
471 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

7:30 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Tue–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

Offers

  • Casa Blanca Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,Sat - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Join us for weekend brunch from 11:30am–3pm and dig into Chef Wesley Bernard’s Mediterranean-inspired brunch menu. For extra flavour, enjoy live DJ beats every Saturday from noon–4pm. Indulge in sweet treats like Challah French Toast and Chocolate & Cherry Borek or swim in the savoury flavours of Spiced Pepper Shakshuka and The Falafel Benedict. For a little extra sparkle, enjoy $9 mimosas with three flavours to choose from or sip on one of our signature cocktails. And, don’t miss out on our wide range of tea offerings alongside coffee heated by sand – a traditional Turkish coffee method. Make your reservation today!

    Casa Blanca Brunch photo

What 471 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Innovative

  • Nova Scotia

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for scenic views

  • Nova Scotia

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

471 Reviews
  1. NavnidhiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We has fun drunks we're awesome , food could be more good , the ambience and music was amazing.

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  2. Dina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great music, beautiful ambience and good service!

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  3. DeborahD

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Have been here a few times and was excited to bring friends from out of town here. Unfortunately our espresso martinis were flat, our server forgot to put in some of our food order which left some not eating while others were. Our calamari entrees and lamb kebabs were both equally chewy to eat, the server then forgot a wine order and then we waited for a long period before I had to get up and ask for bill. For an upscale restaurant we all expected much more than we received from the experience. My out of town guest were not satisfied with the service to food to price ratio. At this point I would not recommend.

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  4. HeidiZ

    Atlantic Canada

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was great but the service was mediocre and didn’t leave us with a god experience.

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  5. HenryV

    Atlantic Canada

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, wine and service. Love that $1/oyster happy hour

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  6. ErinC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, great service, beautiful location on the waterfront.

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  7. EdieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time visiting Darya! Wonderful ambience, attentive and gentle servers, delicious food!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Darya did an amazing job helping me with a special occasion dinner for 10. They were very attentive and accommodating. They took all allergies into serious consideration and made it a fantastic evening with excellent food and beverage. Will return for any and all future occasions!

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  9. LoganH

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at Darya! They still had their patio open, so I opted to sit out there, and the nighttime views of the water were great! Great service, and great food! My server recommended the chic peas appetizer, and it was great! I couldn’t help but order the octopus and couscous once again for my main since it was SO good last time. They also had a great deal on wine, so I ordered an 8oz glass of rosé for only 9$. The maitre d is also very friendly and provides a great first impression as you enter the restaurant. Will absolutely be back!

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  10. TimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, our new favourite eastern Mediterranean cuisine (compared to many examples from years dining in Toronto). Just avoid table 12 (too dark in evening to see the impressively presented food and right beside the servers station).

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  11. NaylaS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Darya what's an amazing brunch spot. I got the guava Mamosa was absolutely stunning. We had the bread and olives and the chicken kebab all super tasty super well seasoned overall great experience.

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  12. GregA

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal . Great flavours with all the courses. Guava mimosa and as delicious. Great view and ambiance with Ben at lunch.

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  13. JenniferH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service perfection! Love the food selection! Recommend for a good experience of the Med!

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  14. JudyT

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious!!! Would be a 5 star .. however we waited 35 minutes for our bill ..

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  15. Allisha

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My last experience had a few hiccups but tonight far exceeded my expectations! I booked the reservation for my twin sister and her girlfriends from university and she had nothing but positive things to say, our former served reconciled all previous hiccups and it was a wonderful night for all parties!! <3 will be back !!

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  16. MikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our server was extremely knowledgeable and helped us make the right decisions on the menu. The meal was perfect and he helped pair a great wine with our meal.

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  17. NancyR

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere at Darya was inviting and we had a great view of the ocean. Service staff were attentive and they had great recommendations for food and drinks. Food selections were outstandingly tasty and we would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

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  18. Will

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing meal made even better by the outstanding service provided by Oliver. Cannot recommend enough.

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  19. PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time I’ve ate here and enjoyed it both times. Great selection of wines and the food is amazing. Very authentic. Great way to spend an evening.

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  20. DavidL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great for sharing. Very flavourful. Service was great. Attentive without being intrusive, and the server made great recommendations.

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  21. IvanK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Small food portions for a high price not, a place to wine and dine. The wine was the most filling thing on the menu.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Overall an ‘ok’ experience. We decided to brave the grey evening and sit outside so noise levels were low but so was the lighting. Pretty much no extra lighting by our table once it got dark. The restaurant inside is beautiful. Was offered blankets when we sat outside first and declined them at the time. Later asked for them as the temperature dropped and it took about 20m to get them despite the fact the restaurant inside and out was only about a third full. Which leads to service. It was odd and sporadic at best. Our waitress was either not in sight or in full hurry elsewhere when we wanted something. There was a very heavy handed push on buying another bottle of wine. Three staff came by and pushed it. Lastly the food: this is exotic Mediterranean so not your typical Mezza, so won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. The appies were good but small portions. The mains were mostly kebabs. While appies were served quickly and efficiently the mains were about 45m later at best. And when we asked about them almost at the 45m mark the waitress treated us like we were asking something completely off the mark. The main meats on the kebobs were good, the lamb was tasty but tough, all were only warm despite the long wait, and they were all served with cold rice.we would have loved to order desert and coffee but the service was so mediocre and wait long we went elsewhere for that. I’ve been to several of these sister restaurants at the Queen’s Marque. Everyone in our groups would say the same about all. Skip the mains have a nice drink and appie in a beautiful space and then go elsewhere downtown for a main.

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  23. MichaelS

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The restaurant was not busy. We waited for an hour for our appetizer. Getting a refill for our water and re-order for our drinks took longer than that,

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  24. LaurierPartner

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding eastern Mediterranean 'fusion' food. Extraordinary service and animated staff.

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  25. ClaireC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Staff seems disengaged; they made little effort to build rapport. They made a great menu suggestion 15 minutes after we placed our order. I would have ordered what was recommended, but it was too late. Bill was presented before we were asked; there were many empty tables.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a perfect night. The food was wonderful. We shared the starters and mains. Great value and flavour. Cocktails were delicious. The starters and sides were a 10/10.

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  27. Anandena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, wonderful energy and decor, and absolutely amazing service from Natasha!

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  28. David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant overall. The cocktails were among the most interesting part of the menu, though the food was absolutely outstanding as well and if top quality. A place that i will eagerly return to.

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  29. JimO

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the taste of everything and will definitely be back Thanks

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  30. Larissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so flavourful and delicious! One of the best meals we have had at a restaurant in a while. The patio views are also 10/10! My husband got the shawarma cured lamb special and it was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend!!

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  31. CraigW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent, helped make our choices go together well. Food was awesome, would gladly go back

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  32. Vanish

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made the reservation through the app, got there and no table was reserved. The host found one on the patio and sat us in the dark. The server was inattentive and did not know how to find us a candle or light for the table. Couldn't read the menu waited 10 minutes for just water and after 15 minutes walked out. I would never recommend this place to qnyone

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  33. mironhide

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oliver and Yana (Jana) were excellent. Quality recommendations, appropriate portions, delicious food. Definitely get the bread. Chocolate torte was perfect.

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  34. Willija

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victoria was amazing, knew the menu, made good recommendations, great service.

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  35. ScottV

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great drink selection, good service and a fun vibe. We will be back.

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  36. KathleenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and exceptional food, will definitely be back!

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  37. LoganH

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Darya. No exaggeration - the donair-spiced octopus was honestly one of the most delicious things I've *ever* tasted. Ordered a side of couscous and it had a great cardamom flavour, the tabouleh was delicious too. The outside patio has a great vibe and view of the water, and the service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!

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  38. SometimesEatOut

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and experience. Waiter helped guide some of our choices all of which were outstanding.

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  39. TrishaG

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service. Server did everything possible for us to make our celebration special

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was lovely and attentive. Service was fast. Food was delicious. We will be back!

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FAQs

Darya is rated 4.6 stars by 471 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Darya

1709 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S5

Additional information

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