Primal Kitchen

4.5
98 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Primal is an award winning butchery restaurant and craft beer bar located on Brenton Street, just off Spring Garden Road.
What 98 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Sholouie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Would go again definitely.

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IACS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father said the best short rib he’s ever had! Steak was cooked perfectly rare.

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JohnD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group was visiting from Toronto. Had a great experience and would completely recommend this restaurant. Polite service, charming ambience and excellent food.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, and excellent service. Highly recommend and will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the sharing platter! It was amazing. The beef brisket poutine was my favourite thing that came on it.

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Kurt
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Primal Kitchen! The food never disappoints and they have a great selection of alcohol!

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Leah
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our absolute favorite place! The food is absolutely delicious, the staff are amazing, the atmosphere is relaxed, it is like visiting a friend. Can't wait to go back, we will be ordering take out.

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Ange
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Went in for a good quality cut of meat but unfortunately half the beef rib portion was fat. We asked if this was normal and were told it sometimes happens. We left feeling that the value for the meal portion was poor.

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vipST01
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Primal's Happy Hour is brilliant!

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Pete
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best restaurant meal we've had in a decade.
Caesar salad was excellent.
We upgraded both steaks to tenderloin and they were melt in your mouth.
The veggies were really nice and the deep fried kale just has to be tried to be believed.
My wife's creme brulee was as good as she's had.
My sticky toffee pudding, made by an actual South African chef, was to die for.
Nice wine list too.
Comparable price to what we would have paid if we had gone to The Keg... We will definitely be back on an annual basis in the minimum.

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KSP71
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The menu, service food and presentation were excellent.
I look forward to going back.
It was very hier for a Thursday. Halifax, get out there and support this great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Burger and fries were good, but our appetizers kind of sucked. Meat quality is great but kitchen needs more inspiration! Presentation was meh. Atmosphere was lacking, server was friendly but not very experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Great charcuterie board, but the rest of the experience was only OK. spent 225 dollars(tip included) and I do not think that it was worth it. Food was mediocre, service was fine, but restaurant lacks ambience.

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HeatherN
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant. The best burgers in Halifax. Hands down. The perfect balnce of moisture and flavor with a tasty bun. The atmostphere was great too and the service was outstanding. A great night out in Halifax! We will be back.

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vipST01
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Primal, the food is excellent and the service is always brilliant. They have terrific happy hour specials as well.

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JoMac
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Halifax.

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MukeG
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable,the food is top notch and the atmosphere is really comfy.Id recommend this place to everyone

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SumayyahC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the food and nice service too. I really like the atmosphere there too

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SteveE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beef Tenderloin and Hog Ribs are a standby and they were delicious as always! Maple Veggies were a nice addition!

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KarlyM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Service was fantastic but the food was lack lustre. My boyfriend couldn’t eat the primal burger it was dripping in grease

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Couldn’t find my reservation, service and food were good though.

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PhilipW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very pleased..will return again....food was great and a little different

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and impeccable service! Thanks pals! Happy Hour beer and apps are an amazing deal!

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John
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Awesome spot. Reliably amazing food and service. Sad ot isn't more bumpin' though.

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LaceyB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is very underrated and despite having visited twice in one week - both on Wednesday evening for the first time and again on Friday evening - it wasn’t incredibly busy. This could have been due to the decrease of restaurant-goers in the midst of Covid; however, possibly because of this, it made the restaurant much quieter and the service very prompt. Their sangria is delicious and the food was excellent. We also had the beef tartare to start and it is one of the bests in Halifax!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot for a birthday and a first date! Would recommend leaving room for the Malva desert.

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AG1676
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for the carnivore! We had a lot of different meats and everything was delicious. The crunchy kale on top of the beef rib was divine. The sticky toffee was ok but tasted maybe a little over cooked on the edges and could have used more toffee sauce. But still good! Highly recommend. Staff were amazing.

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CherylB
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and we weren’t disappointed. Everyone at the table raved about their entrees. Yummy signature cocktail and dessert rounded out the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New menu is 🔥🔥🔥

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GiJoe
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic service and cozy, relaxed atmosphere. The Lamb was superb!

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Julezou
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty, always welcoming, quite quiet, looking forward to returning.

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, attentive service. Not a bad choice on the menu!

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great little spot - server was very effective at highlighting the happy hour deals - not just drinks, but oysters, dessert, etc. Thought the value was great will absolutely go back.

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KWhite
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared the Butcher’s Club board and every bite was fantastic. Great little restaurant, great service, delicious food. Can’t wait to return and try more!

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vipST01
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great meal at Primal as usual! The Happy Hour specials are terrific value.

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Chels
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Burger week burger was goor but the bun was very thick and it extremely dry, I don’t believe there was any sauce on the burger. However, the flavours were great. The drink special was not that tasty.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was not hot and service was slow. Once food arrived, the rabbit pasta was delicious but definitely could have been warmer. Same with the Black Widow burger.

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SarahFox
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing!!! My husband and I shared a butchers board and it was the best braised beef and best ribs I have ever had. It was very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and loved the ambiance. Great selection of different dishes. Will definitely be returning!

FAQs

Primal Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Primal Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 429-3499.

Primal Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.