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Dear Friend, Dartmouth, NS

Dear Friend

4.9
4.9
313 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

9:30 p.m.


Booked 9 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 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

313 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at dear friend were welcoming and kind, they made my birthday celebration so special!

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  2. CraigE

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super food (beef tartare, raw scallops, and asparagus small plates), delightful smoky cocktails and friendly knowledgeable service in a lovely, cozy spot.

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  3. Laura

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and creative cocktails with friendly but not pushy service. Cannot say enough positive things about DF!

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  4. Paige

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dear friend is a charming, hip, delightfully fun spot to sip drinks, eat snacks, or indulge in a several course meal. It is my go-to spot in HRM for deliciously handcrafted & customized cocktails and mocktails, fine-dining bites, & outstanding customer service

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for a wonderful experience.

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  6. megan

    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
    The food, cocktails and service are always top tier. Our favourite spot!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best bars with food anywhere! Lovely staff, drinks, eats and playlist.

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  8. Fussy

    Atlantic Canada

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to good friend. There were four of us and we enjoyed our drinks and meals. Two of our group have celiac disease and they were very accommodating. The menu is limited but tasty. I would definitely go again.

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  9. LaurenB

    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
    Above and beyond. High quality cocktails, delicious food, exceptional service. Will be back!

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  10. Soleil

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails, food, atmosphere and service were all excellent

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FAQs

Dear Friend is rated 4.9 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 9 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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