Eliot & Vine

4.7
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193 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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European
Eliot & Vine offers an array of dining experiences. Have a seat in the main room along the bright windows, or at our beautiful marble top bar. Our semi-private ‘Frolic Room’, boasting exquisite work by renowned artist Jean Bradbury, is perfect for group dinners or a quiet date night. Or, watch the chefs work their magic while you sit at the kitchen counter. Eliot & Vine was designed by Breakhouse. European favourites get a unique twist inspired by the seasons and ever-changing market offerings. Our extensive wine list features classics you love, and unique gems waiting to be discovered - from around the world or local vineyards. We have hand-crafted cocktails and a selection of European bottled beer, while the draught taps showcase our love of home. We are happy to accommodate special requests, such as a gluten-free or vegetarian meal. Don’t hesitate to ask anyone on our team, and be sure to let us know if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.
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PR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth a visit the meal was excellent and the front of room staff was very friendly, will definitely come back again and strongly recommend Eliot & Vine

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always our experience was wonderful! We were here to celebrate a friends birthday. The staff made our experience extra special and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much.

RB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Brussel sprout shareable was delicious.
Service was a bit aloof - just one person behind bar and once we were seated we needed to get his attention if we wanted something/were ready to order, etc.
Food and drink delivery was very fast once ordered
Table by door was a biit cool/exposed and an odd choice given we had made a reservation, the entire restaurant was empty and therefore much nicer locations were available
Mains were also very good as was the bread.

PM
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new chef has put a nice new taste to the dishes. They do need to vary their menu a bit more. Maybe have specials?

v
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous and our server was amazing, but the oysters were outstanding (as always). Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner, Eliot & Vine! See you again soon for oysters.

MC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service great food.

P
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The egg-yolk and mushroom pasta dish was out of this world! A must try!

A
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely evening! A tasty Cesar salad. The dressing is amazing. The lamb shank was to perfection and the sides complimented it so well. I had a Pretty looking and creative mocktail while my partner had a classic cocktail made just the way he likes it.


We always come back for the outstanding food but totally enjoy the awesome service and ambience. They played a great music track

HG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic service, a unique menu and a stylish but comfortable ambiance. Definitely one of the most consistently great dining experiences in Halifax!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Try the ‘plate of trust’ if you are vegan!

JJ
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The meal, ambience and service was excellent. I had made a reservation a few weeks ahead of time and wasn’t pleased to be set directly in front of the door where it was cold when ppl enter. I personally don’t think that should be a reserved spot. Thank you for a delicious meal.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you so much for this feedback, JJLD! We will certainly pass your suggestions along to the owner - we want our guests to be comfortable! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, however. Hopefully we will see you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was good and the atmosphere was delightful and so was the confort and service. The only thing is I found it to be a little steep price wise. For example, my 9 oz of cab sauvignon cost about $16, and it was so-so. My pasta dish was delicious, but lukewarm to cold. Even thou it tasted good. I like my food warm to hot, so that was a bit disappointing. The desert, which was chocolate ginger cake with ice pecan brittle and sticky toffee was Amazing. I would go back for the desert and the atmosphere.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for this review! We are so glad to hear that you were pleased with the atmosphere and your dessert, and your comments will absolutely be passed along to the kitchen and owner. We hope to see you again!

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KT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Eliot & Vine. The food was very flavourfull. We'll definitely be back again!

Eliot & Vine
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, KiraT! We hope to see you again soon.

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A
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What a wonderful New Year’s Eve dining experience. This gem is consistently a pleaser. There was a very fun party vibe . The menu offering was amazing. The spring roll appetizer was delicious and fun to see on the menu. My beef tenderloin with wild mushroom Demi was done to perfection and the potato pave, parsnip purée and asparagus were so so tasty. I shared a rum eggnog brûlée for dessert that was a sheer delight. My favourite restaurant in Halifax and an amazing evening ! Thanks

Eliot & Vine
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for such a lovely review, Aero! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your New Year's Eve with us, and were able to enjoy some of chef's specials! We hope to see you again soon.

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MG
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite place for a perfect night out together. Staff are always welcoming. Great vibe with a perfect bar if you're on your own or just dropping in with friends for a drink. The tables are close together but that's not a problem here. We like to be by the windows. The menu changes and the food is absolutely excellent and we have a hard time choosing which plate to try. Nice wine list, by glass, 1/2 litre or bottle. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for this review, MGM3841! We are delighted to hear that E&V is a staple for your date nights in Halifax. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Simply delicious! Great service and tasty wine!! Tables are a bit close not the place for a private conversation.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on December 20, 2019

We appreciate your feedback, AnnaM! Glad to hear you were satisfied with the service and enjoyed your wine!

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PC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the pasta and my husband had the steak, we both thoroughly enjoyed both. Prices were reasonable. The service was excellent. We will definitely go back!

Eliot & Vine
Responded on December 13, 2019

We are so glad that you and your husband enjoyed your meals at E&V, Patricia! We hope to see you again soon.

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A
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great ambience. Attentive server. Came for appetizers and a drink after work. Perfect oysters and delicious condiments to compliment . Bothe appetizers delicious and perfectly prepared

Eliot & Vine
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you for this review, Aero! We're glad you were able to enjoy buck a shuck and hope to see you again soon!

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TA
Atlantic Canada
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely, had friends with us, the service was great as usual. The team in the kitchen knock it out of the park every time. One of our favorite spots to go.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for your review, 1TouchAlcr! We're so glad to be a part of your night-out rotation. Until next time!

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, attentive waiter, overall an excellent meal and venue.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thanks so much, SueM! We hope to see you again soon.

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BM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic restaurant that always manages to outdo themselves every time we go.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for your review, BMChef! Always a delight to get such a great review from a chef. Hope to see you again soon!

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MG
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a wonderful evening at Eliot & Vine. Our favourite spot for a quiet evening for two or meeting up with friends. A changing menu that is always delicious and excellent wine selection. Staff are wonderful. Can't say enough! It's just perfect.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, MGM3841! We are so happy to hear that E&V has been a go-to spot for you and your dinner guests. We hope to see you back again soon!

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience ! Unanimously we agreed it was the best meal and dining experience we have had this year! So much fun. We actually commented on how low the noise level was which is perfect.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, Alison! We're delighted to hear that you and your dinner guests enjoyed your meal and evening with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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H
Edmonton
119 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Server was great and food was great. Love E and V

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thanks for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

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L
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had croquettes and Brussels sprouts for appetizers. All very tasty. Halibut was amazing. Would recommend and would go back.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thanks for your review, Libsmith! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your food and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always with E&V, the menu is small but encompassing enough that anyone can find an option. Always made fresh and plated well. Always well cooked and flavourful. Possibly my #1 go to in Halifax.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for such a kind and honest review! It is completely our goal to have a dish for everyone despite our limited menu, and we're thrilled to hear that was your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great service, quality food, tasty in a comfortable enviro

KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived early on Saturday evening and enjoyed the happy hour specials. $1.00 oysters and wine by the glass for $6.00!! Fantastic value!! Our server was friendly, informative and obviously very proud of the ownership and the manner in which this restaurant operates. Our food was delicious and very interesting combinations of ingredients. We left the restaurant and took in a play at the Spatz and smiled the rest of the weekend as a result of Eliot & Vine in tandem with “Fiddler or The Roof” at Spatz theater. Wonderful combination!!

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for your review, Kevin! That sounds like such a lovely night, and we are so happy to have been a part of it. We hope to see you again soon!

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A return visit to this restaurant opened my eyes and taste buds to the fact that I must be
crazy.........not to have returned much sooner. The sous vide tenderloin was so good I could
have ordered another, but didn't have to, as unlike other restaurants in this city...the serving
size was perfect (not a small sharing plate for 2 that doesn't pass as enough for 1!!)...so, return
I must to what continues to be a restaurant others have discovered as the ambiance was alive
with people.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on November 4, 2019

What a lovely review, thank you so much Louis! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were satisfied with the portion as well. We can't wait to see you again!

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M
Atlantic Canada
36 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

As always we enjoy the food quality and wine on offer. We would appreciate one more choice in entrees and appetizers. This is a local favourite.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for your review, Mary! As our menu relies heavily on the availability of fresh ingredients, sometimes we only have a few mains and apps to chose from. Hopefully if you try us again we will have a heftier selection (we've got six mains on the go right now!)

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PW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent, and although the menu limited, there was something for all of us and we enjoyed everything. Minor, but our waiter wasn't as knowledgeable about the craft beers on offer and a few other small things. I only mention it because most service in Halifax is excellent and complete

Eliot & Vine
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for your review, Peter! I will be sure to pass this info along so we can answer any and all questions you may have in the future. Hope to see you again!

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KS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had probably my best meal in a restaurant here over Thanksgiving weekend. The halibut was perfectly cooked and the hodge podge was unreal. Will definitely be back for sure!

JO
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely dinner here. Our one daughter has food allergies and the waiter was incredibly accommodating. He was just simply lovely and the service and food impeccable. We will be back.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for your review Jennifer! We try to be prepared for any food sensitivities, and we're delighted to hear that everything worked out for your daughter. See you next time!

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OT
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for the happy hour, and stayed long enough to enjoy a fabulous selection of appetizers. The Brussels Sprouts were the best we’ve ever had! Crispy with delicate flavors of garlic and cheese. Even those who hate Brussels sprouts would love these! Then there was the Caesar salad - big enough for two and loaded with a variety of goodies - bacon, cheese and the rye croutons that literally melted in your mouth. The shrimp appetizer was also delicious, but for two people, we needed two orders, as there were only five shrimp on the plate. We also ordered happy hour oysters (18j and enjoyed several glasses of happy hour wine. The Rose was crisp and dry and the merlot well balanced. Because we were early, we had ample time to chat with the wait staff and bartender. By the time we left, we felt like old friends. The atmosphere is warm and inviting- not too large a space, warm terra cotta paint on the walls and soft Edison type bulbs above the tables and bar area. It was the best combination of food, service and ambience for our money that we’ve had in a long time! Can’t wait to return!

Eliot & Vine
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for this lovely review! We're so glad you were able to try an array of dishes and make the most of your night with us. We hope to see you and your partner again!

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I submitted a full review with photos on yelp but this restaurant deserves a second review. My husband and I have date night two nights per month and we like to try new places in Halifax. This in our opinion is an untapped GEM in Halifax. Everything was prepared PERFECTLY. The dishes were so flavorful and cooked to perfection we were in heaven. The locally sourced ingredients and limited menu is always a great sign and it sure was reflected here. It's now in our top 3 of favorite places to eat in the city, can't wait to go back and tell everyone we know. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Hats off to the chef(s) and the rest of the team for a truly wonderful evening. Thank you!!!

Eliot & Vine
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Cheryl! We are delighted to hear that you and your husband had such a great date night at E&V. We hope to see you both again so you can try something new!

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NL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We didn't care for the noise level of the group of 2 then 4, that were 2 tables over. Just talking loud with no regard of being in public and possibly disturbing other patrons. Perhaps waiters could be more attentive to this. and try and curb the noise.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Great value. Found our new local!!

CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. Highly recommended. Have never been disappointed

SC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a reservation at 7:30pm on a Friday night, when we arrived we noticed how beautiful the space was. Once the server got to our table he informed us that they were out of 2 of their mains and 1 app. By the time our server got back with our drinks they were now out of a 3rd main, it being a very small menu we could not find anything we could eat as a main so we had a fantastic app, finished our drinks & found somewhere else. Our server informed us that coming on a weekday or early in the night on a weekend (I never though 730pm was late) to ensure theres more food available.

So yes, it was good beautiful space and had the appeal that the food us fantastic, the app we had was wonderful. But if we go again, we will have to be sure to go on a different day.

MA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful ambience. Sad they had run out of one of their only three mains and the one I was looking forward to. The alternate options we delicious none the less. The service staff seemed to be stretched thin that night and was not initially overly friendly. However the food and ambience easily made up for this.

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