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EDNA Restaurant, Halifax, NS

EDNA Restaurant

4.8
4.8
693 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dishes. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, and seasonal veg.

Open for lunch service Tuesday-Friday 1130-230
Open for Supper service Tuesday-Sunday 5-10pm
Open for Brunch service Sunday 10-2 pm (beginning Jan 21)

We keep bar seating open for walk-ins each night so feel free to pop in.

Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome but not guaranteed.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 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
    Nick Mooney
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    Portland Place
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 693 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Service

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Ambience

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for brunch

  • Atlantic Canada

    Innovative

  • Atlantic Canada

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Atlantic Canada

    Good for special occasions

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Innovative

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for special occasions

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

693 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service and beautiful atmosphere! 🌟

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely worth having a meal at Edna. Great vibe and fun from FOH to BOH.

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  3. GregA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If your focus is the food and the service, this is the best restaurant in Halifax.

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  4. KelseyB

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had THE BEST meal and experience.. the waitress went above and beyond with our kids.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, wonderful time spent at Edna with friends! Our food was delicious and beautiful. Can’t wait to go back!

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  6. GaryD

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food and service. This was no exception. Nice large scallops. Cod was also excellent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are wonderful and the food is amazing. Edna is my favourite restaurant in Halifax. Highly recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited menu for lunch , and no proper coffee machine.. for a place of that seems to offer premium experience, we expected more options and better quality barista grade coffee

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  9. Crys

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time trying deep fried oysters and they were delicious. Restaurant is very dark which I wasn't a fan of, but it gives it a nice evening drinks vibe.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Edna never disappoints. The food and drinks were delicious but it really was the service that was outstanding. Our waitress ensured our family had a wonderful, very special dinner together thank you!

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  11. tomm

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This year we celebrated our wedding anniversary supper there because our previous experience in December 2023 gave us a very good impression of the service and the kitchen. Once of us has Celiac disease and the other is now sensitive to gluten. We chose Edna's because we can enjoy any dish on the menu as the Kitchen will accommodate our food allergies/sensitivities. We had the Beet Salad to start, the Seared Scallop main and the Icelandic Cod main. The Beet Salad was shared between us and it was very good. We don't eat beets much but this salad was a pleasant and yummy experience. The Seared Scallop was delicious and full bodied. It came with beluga lentils, curry squash, green peas, lemon ricotta, walnut gastrique, and the papadum was deleted on our request. The curry squash was delicous and was not hot-spicy. The Icelandic Cod was a nice light dinner with subtle flavouring. It came with tomato dashi butter, confit fingerlings, sea truffle dust, fennel & carrot salad, and the garlic purée was deleted on my request. It was light and delicious. For dessert we shared the Chocolate Torte with banana caramel, chantilly cream, and peanut brittle. Our favourite gluten free desset. Our servers were attentive and pleasant and happy to accommodate us. We were greet immediately on arriving and seated at a very nice table beside the Bar with a view of the Kitchen and the Menu Board. There were two Chefs on that night. Edna's reminds me of a rustic Michelin starred French eatery, with a touch of Halifax decor, serving local selections, and excellent service and kitchen. Constantly reinventing itself and striving for excellence. We love Edna's.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Highly recommend both the beef tartare and the Icelandic cod. Delicious cocktails. Beautiful space and lovely atmosphere.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was exceptionally tasty. We were a large group, so one dish did come out very cold. Would've loved a little less sweet cocktails!

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  14. BeeC

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will return when I am next in Halifax!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brad is the absolute best! Made our celebration night so special and comfortable!

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  16. Mimi

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Edna’s is a wonderful, comfortable place to be with outstanding fare. Highly recommend.

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  17. Gastronomer

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite restaurants in Halifax and our “go-to” for any celebration. Shaw always make our experience amazing and we love the delicious, inventive food.

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  18. SarahY

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our dinner at EDNA - our faves were the crispy beef and the sticky toffee dessert! Thanks for a lovely evening.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my partner for her birthday. We really enjoyed the food, I had the scallops and she had the cod. Food was cooked perfectly and our server did an amazing job. Will definitely be back soon.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first visit to Edna. The food was excellent, beautifully made and delicious. It was pricey, but worth it for a special meal!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Update, May 5th: We came back this evening. All of the staff were so kind and went above and beyond for our new experience. Food was great, service was amazing. Thank you all so much:) April 21st: We showed up 10 minutes early to our 7:30 reso, understandably the table wasn’t ready and billed out yet so we had a seat at the bar with a drink expecting to wait at most 15 - 20 minutes. The drinks were all delicious, bartender was great. We kept seeing other parties walking in after us and getting sat. The three of us work in restaurants in downtown Halifax and Bedford and understand swapping tables/resos around to make it fit for the first table waiting longest. We ended up asking for the bill at 8:20 after waiting for about an hour, and dined somewhere else for food. We were excited to try this restaurant for the first time as a celebration for two of us completing university this week. Just overall disappointed for having to wait so long.

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  22. RebeccaO

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with great service. Would certainly go back.

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  23. FridayTS

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the meal was excellent. The best fries in Halifax, alongside an amazing burger.

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  24. PaulM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was incredible, the portion sizes were great for the price, and our server was as pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable as you could ever ask for.

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  25. Brewnoser

    Atlantic Canada

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated promptly. Welcomed. Pace of service was comfortable. Never waited longer than expected nor did we feel rushed. Wines covered all bases. Plenty of choice BTG. Food presentation attractive and inviting and delicious. Portion size perfect for us. Will be back.

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  26. Iiosa

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EDNA never disappoints. Great value, ambience and service

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional staff. Friendly and welcoming. Great food.

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  28. MohsenA

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible experience. We went with visitors for my partner’s birthday and hands down every aspect of our experience was met and surpassed. This is really the best representation of Halifax and what it has to offer.

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  29. PamB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I mentioned it was my son’s birthday and our server thoughtfully put a candle in his dessert without being asked. On the pricey side but a wonderful treat- our group of 5 loved it.

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  30. EtienneR

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a fantastic experience at EDNA; exceptional products, inspired cooking and great staff.

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  31. NatashaA

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite places in the city…we have 3 and Edna is one of them. Love the vibe and the food is always exceptional. The chocolate torte last night had me speechless!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Belle découverte. Première fois à ce resto mais pas la dernière. Excellent service. Les cocktails sont délicieux ainsi que la nourriture. Nous étions quatre et nous avons tous adorés. Plats principaux et desserts.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for wine and appetizers. I had the best tuna tartare I’ve ever had in my life! It’s my favorite spoke so I’ve had it at a lot of places over the years. Also the burrata toast was amazing and a very good portion. Finally I had steak tataki which was good but my least favorite of the three. Amazing service and ambiance! I can’t wait to go back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch. The special was excellent, service was also very good

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  35. mrtaste

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice vibe, service was excellent and food was very good. It was our first visit and we enjoyed it.

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  36. JaneD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and service was excellent. Would like to see a few more menu options

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our night unfortunately did not start the greatest, we had to grab a seat at the bar for about 20 minutes until our reserved table was available for us. I understand it is a small restaurant and we were a larger group (6 originally ended up being 8 lol). Not much fuss from the rest of the group thankfully either. Service was nothing short of fantastic, staff were very knowledgeable, and even though we were quite chatty (within ourselves), our server tried her best to keep her line of professionalism and not get annoyed by us. Cocktails were great, food was delicious. Definitely a spot I would bring my guests to. Thanks again!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Kathy was fantastic, friendly , humorous and genuine. Our food was beautifully presented, delicious and well cooked. The crispy braised beef appetizer was a bit on the dry side but still had great flavor. The wine and cocktail list offered great variety and choices. I really enjoyed the Stay classy Non alcoholic IPA. I just wish the noise wasn’t so loud and the seats were a bit further apart.

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  39. Willowbear

    Atlantic Canada

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a bright, friendly place with amazing food and decent prices. Always happy bring a return customer!

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  40. Malcolm

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Highly recommend and will be returning

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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 693 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for EDNA Restaurant

2053 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Portland Place
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nick Mooney
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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