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EDNA Restaurant, Halifax, NS

EDNA Restaurant

4.8
4.8
340 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dinner. 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.

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 sweet 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 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    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, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 340 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. PW

    PattyW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!
  2. AF

    AcadieFoodie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as usual! Edna is my favorite restaurant in Atlantic Canada and we don't mind driving from Moncton anytime we have an occasion to enjoy eating there.
  3. VC

    VikkiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and delicious food! The service was also outstanding. Highly recommend!
  4. PC

    PaulC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal at Edna's was the highlight of our trip to Halifax! The food was outstanding! We recommend the scallops and halibut cheeks. Our appetizer (sourdough, pesto, borrallo cheese, tomatoes and arugula was so good that we had another for dessert! Lastly, our server (wish I could remember her name) was fantastic. Merci beaucoup!
  5. AG

    AnnieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, friendly and efficient service, great wine. Can't ask for more really.
  6. LS

    LauraS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first meal at EDNA! The menu was exciting and the food, delicious. The room is lovely--intimate, fresh. The staff was all delightful. Definitely would return.
  7. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edna is an excellent example of quality local ingredients and cheerful east coast hospitality!
  8. MR

    MarianoR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary meal and lovely service. The attention to detail was evident.
  9. SA

    SuzanneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived at Edna smack in the middle of a big move and we were not a very elegant looking group. I was really embarrassed. Despite this, we were warmly welcomed and made to feel right at home. And the food - delicious! Every bite. The cocktails were also fantastic. Every part of our evening was fantastic. Will absolutely return on our next trip to Halifax
  10. M

    Mszy

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the halibut dish, fried and half shell oysters and strawberry dish. Service was great, we arrived a bit early and service was a bit behind (it was a Friday night…not a big deal). We were graciously accommodated at the bar while we waited just a short time for our table.
  11. AS

    AdrienneS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were fantastic. Everything was good!!
  12. MG

    MalloryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unreal. We ate until we burst. Great cocktails too. Sweater weather and cucumber gimlet. Service was perfectly timed and lovely. Would highly recommend, and will be dreaming about that toffee cake and miso ice cream until next time.
  13. HL

    HowardL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So happy to have dined here during our trip to Halifax. The taste, value, and quality of the food is something that's so rare to find. I would recommend to anyone. Unpretentious fine-dining that won't break the bank.
  14. DM

    DanielM

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm always confident the experience will be great. Its the third time my relatives came from Ontario to visit and its the third time they asked to dine at Edna. Food was great and service to match. Always in my experience.
  15. MC

    MCgy

    Calgary

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. All our food was very tastefully displayed and enjoyable. The duck was the star of the night. Definitely recommend and would come back.
  16. PR

    PeterR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Flavourful dishes, small wine selection but good options to choose from, and delightful staff!
  17. J

    Jaber17

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere & delicious food.
  18. HG

    HeatherG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were outstanding, as was the service. Highly recommend!
  19. A

    Aeroarmy80

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my second time and this time I had the steak and it was so good. Our waitress was amazing.
  20. RH

    RebeccaH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great attention to allergies. Celiac friendly.
  21. SQ

    SamQ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in from out of town for an anniversary. It was a really good date spot. Two dishes we ordered were SUBLIME -- a duck cnfot amuse bouche with ricotta and cherry on a crostini. It was the best thing we ate the entire trip. The deconstructed Smore dessert is the only thing that challenged for that title, it was 10/10. The other dishes were good also.
  22. AM

    AdamM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and ambience! Unique delicious flavours. So glad to discover this Halifax gem!
  23. C

    Caro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I ate here was incredible. Thoughtfully prepared, beautiful presentation, and full of flavor. Literally brought tears to my eyes it was so good.
  24. MJ

    MaryJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fabulous meal at Edna, as did our entire party. Brad sat us at the quietest table possible, and the member of our party who is hearing challenged, seemed to do just fine. Our waitress was absolutely fantastic. We loved her, and the food was divine. Thank you, Edna, for a lovely last night in Halifax!! Mary Jane
  25. BL

    BrendonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and creative food with great service and recommendations!
  26. L

    Lornallew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was friendly and reassuring when two of our party were delayed, ready to accommodate us. The flavours and textures of the dishes were, as usual, carefully combined. Two of us ended up sharing three appetizers, which were more than adequate for our aging appetites. It is great to feel welcome to go for a smaller meal if you want to , and still feel satisfied by the great tastes.
  27. NP

    NormandP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service at reasonable price. Très bon rapport qualité/prix. Nourriture et service part.
  28. CB

    CharlieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must try! Everything was excellent, a little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for.
  29. AC

    AnnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Need to make a reservation for any night. Recommend taking a cab- parking is limited on any night.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we had on our trip to Halifax.
  31. l

    liyahc

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love Edna's, foods always good and the atmosphere is zen
  32. LD

    LoudDinner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    The group next to us was so loud it was hard enjoy our meal. Food was ok but not great. We just wanted to get out of there.
  33. R

    Rebecca

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall we had a fine dining experience. My one criticism is with the charge for bread (not indicated verbally or in writing) - $4.00. I asked for bread and butter and only saw the charge on my bill. Another example of overly high pricing was the amuse bouche: $4.00 for the tiniest of bites. Definitely not worth it. I’ve never seen a restaurant charge for an amuse bouche; usually this is a little present “on the house.” So while the entrees my husband and I ordered were reasonably priced, we ended up paying $200, with tip and tax. I had one drink and we ordered a half liter of wine. Neither of us had an appetizer. We did each have dessert. All in all, a hefty price tag, which could have and should have been lower.
  34. MM

    MikeM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The amuse bouche and the heirloom tomato salad were delicious. The cocktails were also very good. The smoked potatoes for the steak were overpowering and quickly overtook the excellently cooked steak for attention. The duck breast was pretty good but there was not enough cherry sauce to make an impact. Wait staff were friendly and very attentive. It was quite disappointing that my request that I included in the OpenTable reservation was ignored. Other restaurants did a better job. If you are looking for an intimate spot for a date night or personal one-on-one celebration, the noise level and the proximity of the next table will leave you disappointed. If you are looking to tell the people at the next table your private conversation and you like to listen to their stories, this is the perfect place.

    EDNA RestaurantResponded on August 22, 2022Hi Mike, I'm sorry that you are disappointed that we didn't meet your request but we don't provide engagement flowers for our guests, had you liked to bring your own flowers for your celebration we would have happily found something to put them in for you. We do provide candles, like you requested. Sorry to disappoint. Thanks for trying us out!

  35. G

    Gladtobeback

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have not been in since the pandemic closure, and we’re glad we went! Food was fantastic- scallops had beautiful crust; cucumber salad was exquisite! We’ll be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was unreal and service was great as always! One of the best in the city ❣️
  37. JK

    JaneK

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I look forward to sharing the deliciousness experienced at Edna with family and friends.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  39. AP

    AnnaP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edna’s is my favorite restaurant in the world! It checks all the boxes every single time I come. This time I was in Halifax for two weeks so I came twice. I can’t wait to come back, and for what it’s worth, I’m hard to please.
  40. LS

    LindaS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely everything was wonderful Fantastic food and great service from a very knowledgeable waitress. I would definitely recommend EDNA's to friends and family and delighted to say that it has solved the purchase of this year's Christmas shopping for some very special people on my list. Thanks for a great evening

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 340 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 9 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

    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

    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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