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EDNA Restaurant, Halifax, NS

EDNA Restaurant

4.8
4.8
286 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
*PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING We don't take reservations for brunch, walk-ins only*

An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dinner and weekend brunches. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, eggs benedict and fluffy ricotta pancakes.

We offer dinner reservations only. You cannot reserve for brunch. Brunch is first come first served.
We keep bar seating open for walk-ins each night so feel free to pop in.

***Please note when picking a reservation time that our licence requires minors (even tiny little babies) to be out of the restaurant by 10pm, sorry for the inconvenience.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 429-2550

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Travis Griffin and Nick Mooney

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Cross Street

    Portland Place

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 286 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Food

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Brunch

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  1. UM

    UrbanMKR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Really delicious. Even better than last time u went! As someone who wears hearing aids, I found the noise level okay -- I could actually hear my companions although we did sometimes have to talk loud! I liked that there was no music (or if there was music, it was so quiet it made no impression on me!)
  2. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a very nice meal at Edna. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Two small comments: the duck breast was tough and a bit chewy- not sure if this relates to the way it was prepared or the duck itself or ? Also the restaurant was too hot at least where we were sitting. I was sweating the entire meal.
  3. AA

    AAco

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Scallops. Halibut cheeks. Would go again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Fresh and creative. Attention to detail and service makes this a wonderful meal and experience.
  5. JT

    JoannieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Très bons gnocchis et les pétoncles étaient super. J’ai moins aimé l’entré de burratta. La burratta ressemblait davantage à une simple mozzarella fraîche et il y avait trop de saveurs différentes.
  6. AG

    AmyG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meals were excellent, and our desserts were even better!
  7. SR

    SarahR

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a great meal. Like many places with a small menu, there is usually only one vegetarian main option, and it's usually a pasta. This wasn't our first time at EDNA, my partner loves it there, but for that reason, I've never been as keen. But our amazing server, Kathy, let me know the kitchen will make an off-menu veg offering - an absolute game change I never knew was something they could do. Thanks Kathy - we'll be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent, good selections and creative ingredients. Fun wine list with good diversity. Definitely coming back again.
  9. B

    Brittney

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the halibut cheek. So tender and rich, especially paired with the potatoes, but offset with acidity from the slightly pickled veg. So good! For dessert, get the sticky toffee pudding with black sesame ice cream. Insane. Sweet, salty, deep, yum.
  10. M

    Molls

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful service!
  11. MC

    MClaude

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing I look forward to going back 💝
  12. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Our server was incredible and very friendly! Would recommend
  13. P

    Paula

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most enjoyable evening with friends from out of town! Food and service were 5 star! Can’t wait to go back!
  14. OT

    OliviaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always come back to Edna! Absolutely love the food, the staff is always amazing and knowledgeable about what is on the menu. Love it here.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu was great. Service exceptional. Good wine recommendations.
  16. RW

    RhondaW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Meals arrived promptly and staff were very friendly and helpful with the wine list and menu. We started with the special appetizer of stuffed mushrooms 2 for $3.00, they were tasty. Dinner was the Duck Confit with creamed fennel & brussels, pickled mustard seeds, foie fries, duck jus. Very nicely seared and moist, tasty, but the foie fries seemed out of place and should have been garlic potatoes or something to break up the heavy cream sauce. Not balanced in regards to the whole plate overall. The other meal was the Halibut Cheeks with maple miso, radish, pommes paillasson, garlic & sea truffle emulsion, daikon, sesame, scallion. Very tasty and well balance overall. Dessert - Vanilla Panacotta w/ blueberry lavender compote, blondie crumb, white chocolate. It was seedy so we believe it was blackberry not blueberry. Didn't fancy all the seeds, didn't taste the lavender. Overall it was good and ample portion - share with someone! Sticky Toffee Cake w/ miso butterscotch & black sesame ice cream. Tasty but cake a bit dry, again nice size serving portion.
  17. AL

    AmyL

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant was recommended to us as a top place to dine in Halifax. Our server reminded us when we sat down that we had a time limit, which set an unpleasant tone. We were disappointed to receive oysters that we improperly shucked. The cocktails were good. Overall the ambiance of the place is quite lovely, and there were sufficient staff to ensure every table had adequate attention.
  18. HV

    HimadriV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, really recommended the desserts
  19. k

    kinger

    Toronto

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gem in Halifax. Starting with funky cocktails to excellent apps and main plates to outstanding service. A must if in Halifax!
  20. LW

    LynnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our first but not last visit to Edna’s . The food was amazing, as a celiac they could modify dishes easily with lots of options. The price was very good for the quality of the ingredients . 3 in our party all had different mains and desert every one was perfection . We enjoyed the relaxed vibe, and we were not rushed out of our seats when we finished eating . We will be back and will be spreading the word . Thank you !
  21. G

    Gdotso

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well executed with an Asian flair to some dishes.
  22. F

    Foodie

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the vibe! It was not elegant dinning but more of a casual chic experience. We were a party of 4. The only negative was the noise level….hence 4/5 stars. Our wait person, Anna was fabulous, she was always there when we needed something. We enjoyed summery cocktails, amuse bouche, appetizers, mains and shared desserts The food was delicious….just the right number of choices on the menu and lovely flavours to savour served in interesting combinations. Would highly recommend Edna’s.
  23. h

    happy2eathere

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely neighborhood spot - beautiful space, amazing food, lovely and accommodating service team. Highly recommend.
  24. LE

    LeblancE

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tue only thing we have to say is the meals offered on the menu are limited. But excelkent
  25. SR

    SteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Edna is an experience to eat gastronomic meal at reasonnable cost
  26. CB

    ChristieB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience there. Loved everything. Highly recommend.
  27. DP

    DanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing and I found out that oysters are an aphrodisiac!
  28. GA

    GregA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Probably the best food in Halifax with great service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic. The seafood was quite good, though the batter for the fried oysters were a bit thicker than I would’ve liked. The thick batter overrode the oysters’ natural sweetness and tenderness. The sauce for the steak was too salty for my liking and the flavour of the beef was not as robust as I had imagined. The green beans were a bit undercooked. The potatoes had a nice ashy taste, but the potato skins added a bit of tartness that can be quite distracting. My favourite was the scallops: dry yet tender, flavourful yet not so overpowering that you can’t taste the briny and sweet flavours of the scallops.
  30. DR

    DeanR

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Would highly recommend for any occasion
  31. MK

    MiraK

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. We stuffed ourselves to bursting because the food was so good. Wear stretchy pants
  32. PC

    PittsburghConsultant

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inspired menu, excellent preparation, attentive and friendly staff. What’s not to like! And you have to have the toffee cake dessert
  33. S

    Sara11

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edna was the perfect spot for my partners birthday dinner! The staff was super friendly and made us feel at home. The food was NEXT LEVEL, some of the best we’ve had in Halifax. Definitely will be back.
  34. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at Edna, the restaurant vibe is relaxed and friendly. I had the Halibut cheeks, the presentation was lovely, the taste even better. The best meal I’ve had in awhile!
  35. HB

    HadizaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely and attentive staff. Food was very tasty food and we loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was also children friendly.
  36. LG

    LoganG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing the service was friendly but maybe a bit unorganized... it was a busy night and there were only a couple servers taking care of the whole place so maybe that's why. Would for sure go back.
  37. JR

    JohnR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hands down the best meal we had in Halifax and in Nova Scotia. Food was interesting, delicious and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend to others.
  38. LB

    LoBo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food! We had the scallops and halibut and will definitely be going back! Service was tremendous and helpful!!
  39. HS

    HeatherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food! One of my new favorites. Can't wait to go back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have had in a long time. Wanted to order everything on the menu. Service was exemplary and staff friendly and very knowledgeable.

FAQs

EDNA Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 429-2550.

EDNA Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for EDNA Restaurant

2053 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Portland Place

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Travis Griffin and Nick Mooney

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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