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Dear Friend, Dartmouth, NS

Dear Friend

4.9
4.9
324 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Dear Friend is Downtown Dartmouth's cocktail & wine bar. Join us in our cozy, European style cocktail bar or on our vibrant patio for great food, amazing cocktails, attentive service and awesome music. Located in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth on Portland Street, we are steps away from the Dartmouth Waterfront and Alderney Ferry Terminal. Our small plate food menu showcases Chef Bradley George's take on fresh Nova Scotian seafood and cured meats, as well as small plates with Asian and Spanish influences. Our bar team features some of the best the country has to offer; always creating new flavours and perfecting classics. Join us for our Oyster Happy Hour, everyday from 4pm-5pm, or book a table with friends to imbibe. We have lots of space for walk-ins as well!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Bradley George
  • Neighbourhood
    Dartmouth
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 324 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

324 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place so much. My favourite bar in Halifax by far

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beef tartare was very good. Really enjoyed the flavors. Service was fun and helpful (big thanks to guest bartender Dan). Wasn't our first time there by any means but probably our best. Left very happy.

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  3. CarlD

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is 5th visit to Dear Friend. Excellent every time. Will return within a week.

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  4. AnCe

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service as always at Dear Friend. Cocktails creative and tasty as well.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the taster menu for a fixed price- chef’s choice. Amazing ! Lovely surprises and great value.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dear friend is the best bar in Nova Scotia. The service is amazing!!! You should definitely try their custom made cocktails.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a wonderful experience! Loved the cozy intimate atmosphere. Music was a bit loud at first but was turned down at our request. Staff were friendly and very attentive without being obsequious. Service was prompt but at no time did we feel rushed. We ordered fancy cocktails (delicious but rather expensive, as is the trend these days) then, rather than picking items from the very extensive (and very interesting) menu, we daringly chose the "Let Us Cook For You" option. It resulted in one of the most interesting and delicious meals we have ever had. Five courses, each one a treat - beautifully prepared and presented, and staggered at exactly the right intervals. Not going to say what we ate because others, like us, would probably enjoy the anticipation and surprises. We can't wait to return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would go there again as well as recommend this restaurant

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  9. JenniferP

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time at Dear Friend, we brought along 2 other couples and we all tried the chef's tasting menu. We were all delighted and loved the entire evening. We will be back.

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  10. DonnaW

    Atlantic Canada

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional! Travis is a delight. Excellent service and very knowledgeable. Thank you Mona(spelling?) for making me my special spicy cocktail ! Angus friendly patio soon!

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FAQs

Dear Friend is rated 4.9 stars by 324 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Dear Friend

67 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Dartmouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Bradley George
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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