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Live-fire cooking at Salt + Ash Beach House - Salt & Ash - Halifax, Halifax, NS

Salt & Ash - Halifax

4.5
4.5
840 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
A warm, relaxed and feel-good retreat where friends come to gather over crackling fire, delicious food and cold beer, Salt + Ash represents a new wave of Nova Scotia dining. With a focus on live-fire cooking, its approachable menu of unique shared snacks, wood-fired pizzas, hearty meat and seafood, and East Coast family-style favourites is both inviting and laid-back, while its idyllic waterfront setting offers uninterrupted harbour views.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Seafood, Meat
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 334-5999
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re celebrating a milestone with family and friends or are hosting a client dinner, our approachable menus and inviting space offers the perfect backdrop for every occasion. CapacitiesPrivate Dining Room: 20 seatedBuyout: 120 seated, 180 reception

Experiences

  • SailGP Patio Viewing

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 1 - Jun 2, 2024
    SailGP is coming to the Halifax Waterfront and we invite you to dine in the heart of the action! Book your patio reservation on June 1+2 between 3–6:30pm to witness the races on our waterfront patio next to delicious East Coast fare and refreshing cocktails. Due to high demand, patio reservations require minimum spend of $75 per guest. To secure your patio reservation, your party's minimum spend will be charged as an advanced booking fee, which will later be deducted from your final bill.
    SailGP Patio Viewing photo

Offers

  • Bonfire Bingo

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 9:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
    Gather with friends around the fire for bingo night every Sunday at 9pm! Enjoy happy hour pricing and five rounds of bingo with a chance to win various prizes, including a grand prize to BURN YOUR BILL!

    Bonfire Bingo photo
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.,Mon - Wed - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Thu - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Join us daily from 2–5pm and 9pm to close and take advantage of our happy hour drink specials! Whether you’re looking to drink the night away while saving a buck or two, or are feeling up for a little weekend day drinking, we’ve got you covered.

    Happy Hour photo

What 840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for scenic views

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Innovative

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for groups

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for scenic views

  • Nova Scotia

    Lively

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

840 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor food selection, fries with everything. :( The brussels sprouts were undercooked and so hard and bitter, other than the bitterness taste they had not taste. And my single margarita was $25. I was not told there was an additional $12 charge to change from the disgusting gasoline tequila to a mediocre tequila. I was not aware of that until my bill came. That was quite a surprise and very disappointing. I would never have paid $25 for one single margarita. It was so loud in there and we were sad behind the hostess station and I had to wear my coat the whole time because they kept the second door open and every time the first door open, the cold air came right in I absolutely would never return. Worst dinning experience in downtown Halifax. Definitely be sticking to my usual spots such as the bicycle thief.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Brussel sprouts and cornbread were excellent. my main of cod had lentils on the side which were absolutely awful. bland. carrots were good and cod was delicious. burger was also delicious!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu is limited and portion size is small. Had the haddock and clams. It comes with cocos. I asked if I could have rice that said no but I could have fries with it. Fries were very salty. Haddock was good small portion for $28. It came with 3 clams in the shell and a scallion. My partner had the fish and chips. Her portion size was better. Fish lightly breaded. But again it was salty as were the fries. My Fiend’s wife had the fish and fries and she agreed food was salty. Her husband had the pizza with brother’s meat. He found his pizza good but again it was salty. They drinks were fine but they only have craft beer, spirits and wine. No domestic beer. They view is wonderful and the atmosphere was nice. Waiter was top notch. I would go again maybe for a drink. It is very popular so it must be something right. Not for me so I would not recommend it for my big eaters friend. But my son said that younger crowd to middle age like it

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When order was received it came with fries and had some sort of flour batter that one of our group could not eat due to a sensitivity. When the waiter was informed he graciously substituted for tater tots that he said were definitely not battered. When they arrived they were definitely battered and deep fried and were so greasy you could feel it coming out of them when you bit into them. Everyone’s meal was greasy to the point that the food was sitting in it. One person had rum and maple cod. It was tasteless/ greasy and undercooked. Very disappointed in this restaurant. We were in town for our son’s graduation and thought it would be a nice place to eat from the web page description. It was very noisy, and the food was terrible. I would rate it as about the same quality as a fast food drive through restaurant.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at their dockside patio facing the harbour underneath a set of heat lamps. The atmosphere and views were wonderful. We had two cocktails, the crystal crescent and the cove. Highly recommend the cove as a starter cocktail. We split the kale caesar salad, which was quite good and a decent size portion considering the size of our entrées. I had the haddock fish and chips, which was incredible, some of the best I've ever had, and very good considering we are spoiled with fresh halibut on the west coast. My wife had the rum and maple roasted cod. We thought the dish was cooked well, but the rum and maple flavour did not come through enough for us. Overall, we felt that this dish could have been seasoned more. We requested salt, and this improved the dish. A solid experience overall and definitely worth a visit!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was not very attentive…he took our drink order and someone else delivered it and then we sat and waited for over 30 minutes before O could get his attention to ask him to take our order. People arrived after us were getting their food not impressed

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner and drinks

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, great energy in the restaurant. Our server was awesome. Food and cocktails were sublime!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Enjoyed the fish & chips! Best I've ever eaten... just took a long no time for our food to arrive

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Got seated next to the window which was an awesome view. Was very loud so if you do not like that atmosphere- not the place for you.

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  11. NoraD24

    Atlantic Canada

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little noisy but the food was excellent. Server was outstanding.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredible food, jalapeno cornbread is unbelievable. Very stimulating atmosphere. Overall a lovely experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing! Our gal was so pleasant and on top of everything. Great happy hour

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful restaurant right down at the waterfront. Excellent service and great food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very good. we told them we had a limited time, and they were very accommodating. They did not push items on the menu. The food was okay. The appetizer had tomatoes on it that had the bar code label still on several pieces. the sandwich had one bit that had a spicy taste, but it was inconsistently found through the sandwich. The prices were a bit high on some items but very high on some others (burger 21, steak 78). Atmosphere was nice with nice view, but open concept meant noisy. In a city with lots to offer food wise, this was one that I will try others before I come back to for a second chance.

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  16. PaulC

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesoem. The music maybe was a little loud, but other than that I would go back again

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  17. JaneM

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I booked this restaurant because I had been there before and I thought it would be a good place for an evening meal. The restaurant had been a bit loud on my previous visit but I thought it would be ok for the 3 of us to enjoy dinner together. Unfortunately it was not. Although the food and service were excellent, the restaurant was so noisy that the three of us could not hear each other to visit. If you can tolerate a very noisy restaurant, with raucous music playing, in which you have to shout to hear each other, this one is ok. Otherwise I would avoid it.

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  18. JLD99

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to grab a nice dinner for date night or with friends and family!

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  19. AUpward

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service! Easy to order gluten free options.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks (mocktails) were not my favorite. But good otherwise

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  21. AliR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried this spot for a work lunch and will definitely be back again!

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  22. HeatherM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here- met friends for lunch. Beautiful spot, lovely server, but slightly disappointed in the food. The fish tacos had more batter than fish (but tasted very good overall) and the tuna crudo salad was quite bland (almost no dressing either) and required salt, pepper and hot sauce to flavor it. I've heard from friends that dinners here are fabulous, so I'll have to try again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scallops and Cornbread were fantastic, pizza was soggy in the middle likely because of all the oil from the pepperoni but the crust was good, I’d likely try pizza again but definitely not the pepperoni. Service was excellent, cocktails were overpriced for what they were, which was very juice forward.

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  24. LevonB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Shawn was our server , he was amazing , we would return just for him. He was knowledgeable on the menu and has a warm personality that you just don’t want to leave the table whenever he stops by to check-in. The sides that are served with the main entrees are really , fries, taterchots and potato salad (cold) are really awful choices in that setting. The appetizers are really not good options at all, please do a whole revision of your appetizers. Overall I’ll come back

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  25. SusanH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time at Salt and Ash, and it will become my go-to when I have friends visiting from out of town. Food is amazing

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  26. Graycee

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I came here for a date night and they did not disappoint! Our waiter, I truly forget his name -- I apologize, was INCREDIBLE! He called us his "friends" every time he came up to check up on us, it was so sweet! He also made sure that our food was tasting well, gathering feedback on the featured burger for Burger Week. On top of our delicious food, we had their amazing lager and a great negroni. Their house-made sorbet was also fantastic -- our waiter made sure to ask us how we liked our desert. Overall, a great experience and would definitely recommend!!!

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  27. DawnM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had only been there for lunch,until Monday night. We were disappointed with the limited menu….thought there would be a dinner menu the restaurant was noisy and very cool. Server was very good and attentive.

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  28. JoanneR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time dining at the Salt and Ash. Very enjoyable and the food was excellent with one exception - the deer meat in the burger was off putting. Other than that the food was great and we definitely will return soon.

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  29. DavidM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful venue for a special celebratory meal. Great atmosphere, and excellent presentation of the food. Friendly, attentive service. Great views. Quality of the food was amazing, cooked to perfection!

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  30. NoraD24

    Atlantic Canada

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great food was fantastic! We will be back.

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  31. gerbs

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very loud with live music but fun vibe ans good food

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Beautiful space and delish food!

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  33. AndreaEats

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good spot for groups. Very lively and busy. Food was fine.

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  34. KarenH

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful. Well paced timing of food and staff checking on table. Great food. Ambience was wonderful. Great cocktails.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated at 2pm which I chose specifically because it was the beginning of happy hour . But…they only served the brunch menu until 3pm We had drinks and asked politely if we could order from the regular menu at 2:30 but our waiter gave us a flat no. We came specifically for the fish and chips with our out of town guests from Calgary. We heard from local friends that they were epic. We proceeded to order from the brunch menu . Then….5 minutes later (2:35’ish) our waiter took an order from the table beside us and they ordered from their regular menu 🙁 !!!! Not cool at all . Also the Caesars…if you are going to extend your brunch menu to 3pm on a Saturday. And start happy hour at 2pm. You would think Caesars would be included in happy hour ??? Caesers and brunch kind of go together, don’t they ? Nope. We paid $12 for a tiny Caeser . No garnishes other than a sad green bean .

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual restaurant with great views of the harbor if the weather is good. Lobster pizza and scallops were good but not memorable. Brussels sprouts were a little undercooked.

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  37. JamieM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, service was outstanding. Atmosphere was incredible, cocktails were excellent. highlyrecommend. Lost of love

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  38. DarceyK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The resturant itself is beautiful! Service was great and the food was good overall but both my main dish and my dessert were overcooked and dry.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, great service and at Halifax waterfront!

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  40. ChristieN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great waterfront views, good food and good vibes. Perfect spot for a working lunch!

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FAQs

Salt & Ash - Halifax is rated 4.5 stars by 840 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 58 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salt & Ash - Halifax

1741 Lower Water St unit 170, Halifax, NS B3J 0J2

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Seafood, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 334-5999
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re celebrating a milestone with family and friends or are hosting a client dinner, our approachable menus and inviting space offers the perfect backdrop for every occasion. CapacitiesPrivate Dining Room: 20 seatedBuyout: 120 seated, 180 reception
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