EDNA Restaurant

4.8
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52 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Bistro
An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dinner and weekend brunches. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar and beautiful communal table seating. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, eggs benedicts and fluffy ricotta pancakes.

We offer dinner reservations only (and we keep many tables open for walk ins each night also).
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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R
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The steak & scallop dinners were very good as was the calamari starter. We will be back!

KS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere. Really happy they are taking reservations.

IC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Already looking forward to the next visit! I recommend the scallops and the creme brule for sure!!

LS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service. We had to be somewhere by 7 and our server was giving us time checks, was super involved and she made our night run smoothly. Food was UNREAL and I will be coming back for sure :)

AA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another excellent meal at EDNA. We shared the burrata salad to start, which was plenty for two. It was so delicous I was tempted to lick my plate. For our main, we both had the duck confit, which was also outstanding. To finish off, one of us had the the pot au chocolat and the other the creme brulee. Just the right size and sweetness to end the meal. The service was professional and attentive as always. We were served by Cora, who worked at Jane's before it closed and came to work at EDNA when it opened. Always nice to see a familiar face and to be treated like old friends.

CC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lobster toast was real comfort food. The halibut was cooked perfectly and a satisfying portion size without being overwhelming.

WK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible, as always. Great steak, great pork chop and sides. Plus a fun wine list to work through.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, server was attentive and efficient with a witty charm

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A most enjoyable evening .Food was great as was the service.A bit noisy.Have you considered some baffles at all for the noise

M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambience. We had a table for 4 and we did not feel like we were jammed in beside other tables as you do in so many restaurants. We could hear each other's conversations...a big plus. The food was innovative and delicious. All 4 of us have high standards and all 4 of us were very happy. They had a burger on special with some crispy frites on the side...who could ever say not to an amazing burger? One of us had the vegetarian option which was crispy eggplant - delicious. Burrata salad for starter - paired with flavourful dressing. Cocktails were an art form...we all started and they were complex, beautiful to look at and a great way to start the evening. Service was excellent.

d
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in the city. Thanks so much!

WM
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were introduced to Edna by our daughter several years ago. It was memorable then, and despite 3 or 4 years passing with only a handful of visits, it seems to have only gotten better. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was very, very good. Amongst the one or two best meals we've had since moving to Halifax 5 years ago. I'd have no qualms whatsoever in recommending this cosy spot to even the most discriminating foodie. Minor point to be considered... it isn't the most affordable spot in town.

GT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Hidden gem in Halifax, check this place out NOW, it is bound to keep climbing up the ranks … outstanding food, presentation and a great wine list!

NB
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite HALIFAX restaurant. Amazing service and food as always. The staff/chef are always happy to accommodate our request for vegan options. Just love this place.

IR
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our second birthday celebration. They accommodated our own cake. Not every restaurant will. Food and service were excellent.

T
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

It was my wife and I's 39th wedding anniversary, the food was not up to the standards of the food described. My wife chose the guinea hen which was under cooked and sent back to the kitchen twice. Then, we were provided scallops and the risotto was not risotto, it was a simple rice. I was expecting more from this well regarded restaurant. The waitress was excellent, very professional and empathetic.

CG
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always exceptionally fine food. This was no exception. The short rib I had was beautifully cooked. Cucumber gimlet was delicious as was the red wine. One of my favorites

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Edna so many times and it’s by far one of my favourite spots in the city. Nice decor, delicious food, and the staff is attentive and just incredible. I had the Burrata Salad for starters followed by the 12 OZ. P.E.I. Blue Dot Rib Eye. For dessert, I had their Flourless Chocolate Cake with a scoop of ice cream. All I can say is WOOW!! 🤤
When you come into Edna, you can feel that all the people that work there feel like they’re a part of something; everybody works with a passion and enjoys being there and prioritizes customer service.
Finally, I want to said thank you to the Kristy-Ann (our server) and the Edna team for providing a special food and unique environment!! PS. Don’t get me started on their weekend brunch, a MUST-GO and worth the wait.

A
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Halifax. Amazing food, incredible service, well-priced, local ingredients and soft, comfortable environment.

R
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious food! Staff is friendly. Will recommend to friends

L
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! Can’t wait to go back!

DW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lights could be lowered and some candles would add to the ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant with great staffs! Thank you for the great evening

JM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So, so glad I finally ate at this restaurant. Wonderful and our wait staff was just so personable. Really nice experience.

M
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure and delicious!

AW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really great service. Awesome old fashion, too. Small menu, but great options.

AZ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will have to travel back to Halifax just go back! Highly recommend!!

LG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The incredible staff at EDNA always know how to make their customers feel special. I happened to be celebrating my bachelorette party with my 8 closest girlfriends and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne, as well as a complimentary appetizer. I will always praise and recommend EDNA because they are simply the best.

AM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Our favourite date night restaurant.

MF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Got a table for two, had a seat by the door was perfect service was great food was amazing and overall experience.

B
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we came in for the music festival and ate at Edna twice. the same person served me both times and she was absolutely wonderful! i think her name was christine or something similar. she worked thurs and sat last week. great food and great vibe

k
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very impressed with the food and atmosphere, was a little dark for reading menu, but, overall loved the experience and would definitely recommend , the scallop risotto is delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff! We went with a toddler and they were so accommodating and welcoming! Def recommend 100%

IR
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were outstanding. The staff allowed a special cake to be brought in, and they served it.
I will certainly go there again.

Steak - fantastic.
Scallops - fantastic
Halibut - excellent

OT
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very inviting space, and an excellent server, who provided just the right amount of attention without pushing us. It got very noisy as more people arrived - was almost impossible to have a conversation. Tables in the front might be better, though the music was more noticeable when we first arrived and chose our table near the rear.
The food was beautifully prepared, especially the Cornish hen. The pea pasta was really too small for a main entree, so I shared some of my dish with my companion. Good value, but priced a bit in the high side for everyday eating. Good for an occasional splurge.

AJ
New York Area
332 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our best dining experience in Halifax. Our server, Amy, was excellent and the food was delicious, well presented, and the portions were perfect: not too big, not too small.
Not a fancy joint, in a good way.... just excellent food without pretense.
Very impressed. Highly recommend.
Wish they were in the Princeton NJ area! Sigh.

c
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with excellent service. A real treat.

s
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The only thing that I was disappointed in was the fact that nobody had recommended Edna’s to us earlier. Being visitors from out of town, everyone recommends Bicycle Thief which was great but paled in comparison to our dining experience at Edna’s. The ambience was wonderful, service excellent, and food was exceptional. Literally one of the best meals I’ve ever had. My only regret is not eating here every night that we were in Halifax. Do NOT make the mistake of missing out on Edna’s.

p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of six who arrived a little early but were seated immediately. The appetizers and meal were the best of the best (we were visiting for a long weekend getaway and sampled several local restaurants). We all ordered diverse items from the menu, so I can say you can't go wrong here. The preparations, the presentations, the service, the drinks, we top notch. A+++