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Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax, Halifax, NS
Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax, Halifax, NS
Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax, Halifax, NS
Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax, Halifax, NS
Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax, Halifax, NS

Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax

4.8
4.8
242 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Showcasing regional seafood and game in intimate dining rooms, a best kept secret and a favorite retreat for those serious about food.

For reservations for 5 guests or more, please call us directly.

Rated 2 of 3 stars in 2019 Where to Eat in Canada.

Each and every facet of a dining experience has a story. From the pedigree of our food products, our partnerships with indigenous farmers, foragers and fishermen, to our guests who choose to celebrate their “continuing story” with us.

Private dining room available.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Seafood, Wild Game
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 444-4400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Scott Vail
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a business dinner, Stories can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Robert Pretty: (902) 444-4400
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    Barrington Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 242 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 all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

242 Reviews
  1. Jazz

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both food and service were exceptional. Unfortunately, the inn will be pausing their restaurant service effective August 12th, 2023. I live in hope that they'll soon find a chef equally as accomplished as their current chef because the inn is a real gem in downtown Halifax and we'd welcome its quick return.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on August 15, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us - we truly appreciate it. Wishing you all the best!

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  2. Sandi

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was a dream. Sad to see this restaurant go (and will be forever dreaming of those scallops), but wishing the Stories team all the best!
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on August 15, 2023
    Thank you so much, Sandi - we truly appreciate your well wishes, and feedback. We wish you all the best!

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  3. RestaurantSupporter

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As I typically do, spent a fair amount of time researching restaurants to visit on our first trip to Halifax. Stories was consistently on 'best of' lists. Booked for first night, glad we did. Thought we'd have a drink in the area before dinner, didn't really find a place, so showed early for our reservation, had drinks in an adjacent 'living room', then had a great dinner. Our server was young but very knowledgeable. There were about 5 tables in the room, had nice chats with each. Was sad to see the restaurant is taking a 'pause' at the end of the month, which sounds pretty permanent. Hopefully something equally enjoyable will take its place.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on August 6, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and kind review - it was wonderful to have you with us at Stories during your time in Halifax.

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  4. jd01

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience in months, quiet and elegant. Great food also!

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  5. ItaliaHalifax

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Stories provided a wonderful fine dining evening. We have dined here several times, and it has always delivered an exceptional experience. We again had the great Faroe Island Salmon entree, and again it was spectacular. We are glad we had a chance to get back to Stories once more, before their announced closure later this summer. Perhaps it will return...if not, it will be well remembered by my wife and I as having been a top-tier restaurant in Halifax, delivering a quiet / romantic dining experience, and consistently exceptional food and service.

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  6. RitaL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome food and great service. Thanks so much love it 😀
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on July 11, 2023
    Thank you Rita! We love having you two with us at Stories.

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  7. ArthurS

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite in every respect! An exceptional dining experience only possible with a Chef of exacting standards of the highest levels.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on July 11, 2023
    Thank you Arthur! Your feedback means so much to us, and we were delighted to have you in again for dinner. Wishing you all the best!

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  8. BruceF

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a lovely meal with attentive but not intrusive. The food was beautifully prepared and elegantly plated. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on July 7, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, Bruce! We loved having you with us at Stories.

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  9. James

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely perfect. Mallorie was so sweet and knowledgeable.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on July 4, 2023
    Thank you James! It was lovely having you with us at Stories - your feedback is so appreciated.

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  10. Andy

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Good portions for the price. Ambience was fine with rooms in a house.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on July 4, 2023
    Thank you Andy! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us.

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  11. Breeze

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the greeting was fabulous. The quiet atmosphere, where you can talk to each other without shouting , to the service, the menu was delightful and expertly executed . Everything about this outing was first class .
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on June 20, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed, and kind review! We take a lot of pride in the elements that you mention here - we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you!

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  12. SheilaC

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was a solo diner and was staying at the Halliburton so this was really convenient. I ordered 2 appetizers and a glass of wine. My server brought me the best bread - I could have devoured it. Both appies were fantastic and very generous portions.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on June 7, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and kind review, Sheila - it was lovely having you with us at Stories!

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  13. KristaS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, I would highly recommend dining here. Such a hidden gem in downtown Halifax.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on June 7, 2023
    Thank you Krista! Thoughtful and kind reviews like this one really make our day.

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  14. MarkS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Excellent food, service, and ambiance
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on May 30, 2023
    Thank you Mark! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Stories.

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  15. JacquelineH

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Une belle expérience culinaire dans un cadre agréable.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on May 21, 2023
    Merci Jacqueline!

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  16. PeterM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Malllory was exceptional. This is a must visit restaurant for fine dining with a vision for detail on the preparation and presentation of the dishes.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on May 16, 2023
    Thank you Peter! Mallorie is a very special person - we're lucky to have had her on our team for several years now. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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  17. MargaretAnn

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool place to dine! We actually had a private room for four. Our server was excellent and the meal was sooooo delicious. Three of us had the striploin; cooked to perfection and served with crispy seasonal veggies. I would go back just to have this meal.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on May 8, 2023
    Thank you Margaret Ann! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience - we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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  18. BLD10

    Edinburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A superb meal, intimate dining, quiet and peaceful with amazing food and lovely atmosphere.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on May 14, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and detailed review - it means a lot to our team!

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  19. StevenS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service very efficient and friendly. Presentation outstanding and flavors delicious
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on May 6, 2023
    Thank you Steven - we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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  20. MichaelL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Old world feel, modern convenience. A pleasant surprise for a night out. I’ll be back.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on April 24, 2023
    Thank you very much, Michael! It was love to host you for your night out - we look forward to welcoming you back!

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  21. KiannaP

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very friend and welcoming. The food was very delicious and presented beautifully. The wine was also very good and very well presented to us. It was very quite and nice to have privacy. I enjoyed it very much and I will definitely be returning!
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on April 24, 2023
    Thank you Kianna - we're glad you enjoyed your meal, and service!

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  22. ShaunV

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beyond amazing. The best meal I've ever had, as well as the best dining experience. I will keep recommending.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on April 19, 2023
    Thank you Shaun - this means a lot to our team!

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  23. BillP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint and romantic setting. Once you done supper have a coffee or tea by the fire in the small sitting area.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on March 19, 2023
    Thank you Bill - we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience!

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  24. SebastianB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for every occasion. I'll be back many times
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on March 19, 2023
    Thank you Sebastian! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very enjoyable evening. We l plan to book a milestone birthday for next month
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on March 13, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share you experience! We look forward to welcoming you back for the upcoming birthday!

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  26. KenG

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere, great food and service. Definitely will be back again.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on February 17, 2023
    Thank you Ken - We look forward to having you join us again!

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  27. STST

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is out of the world good. The staff was very pleasant and service was amazing. Would go back again.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on February 15, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! We look forward to hosting you again!

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  28. BillVG

    Atlantic Canada

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the top restaurants in Canada. Everything about Stories is top notch. We cannot recommend it highly enough.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on February 4, 2023
    Thank you so much for this thoughtful review, Bill - it means so much to us.

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  29. DonnaJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A meal at Stories never disappoints. The quality, taste and presentation are always excellent, and the servers are know everything about the menu. Stories is our favorite Halifax restaurant. Highly recommend.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on January 6, 2023
    Donna, thank you - it means so much when our guests take the time to share their thoughts with us. We're glad to have had you with us again at Stories!

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  30. FoodyTom

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food but not the best service. Short staffed, not open every evening and difficult to get a reservation
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on December 27, 2022
    Hi Tom - While many restaurants aim to have large dining rooms and flip tables several times over the course of an evening, this is not our goal. We are a small restaurant, with a small and intentional menu, which we understand means that guests have to plan ahead in order to dine with us. Open Table has many options for restaurants with higher capacity - we hope that you find what you're looking for in your next dining experience.

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  31. Abraham

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was ok but not well balanced, eg, too much salt in some of the dishes. The wine was very good. The service was very good too.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on December 4, 2022
    Hi Rami, Thank you for sharing your thoughts - we haven't previously received the feedback that a dish is too salty, but we acknowledge that everyone has unique preferences and palette. In the future, feel free to let us know that you would like your meal with no added salt. Wishing you all the best!

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  32. JosephB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meals were exceptional! The knowledge of the ingredients was very interesting... enjoyed our evening and would highly recommend
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on November 20, 2022
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review of your experience with us at Stories - we are glad you enjoyed your meal, and service!

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  33. BarryS

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the whole experience. Had not been there in last couple of years. It lived up to our expectations.

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  34. goodfoodgoodservice

    Greater Boston

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely tiny restaurant with excellent food. Highly recommended
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on November 11, 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to review your meal with us! It was lovely having you with us at Stories.

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  35. JanetF

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spécial place! Fireplaces are the added touch though!
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on October 25, 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, Janet! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal - and the fireplace!

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  36. RoseMarieC

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an outstanding evening dinning at Stories. The food was marvellous, presentation perfect as so the service. It was very nice to be able to conduct a conversation without having to shout over the music. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who wants an delicious meal in an intimate setting.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on October 22, 2022
    Thank you so much for this thoughtful and kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Stories!

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  37. FoodLover

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent experience. Food choices were scallop and ahi tuna. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates food preparation,quality and presentation .
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on October 17, 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review - we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Stories!

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  38. KKshipboud

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and food were fantastic. Will definitely be going back again
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on October 17, 2022
    Thank you! We were so pleased to have you with us at Stories.

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  39. AmberR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, servers were lovely. Place wasn't too crowded.
    Stories - Casual Fine Dining - HalifaxResponded on October 16, 2022
    Thank you Amber! We do our best to ensure that our guests have a comfortable amount of space between other tables.

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  40. KrisP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    well conceived and executed dishes. thanks for another fantastic food experience!!

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Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax is rated 4.8 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax

5184 Morris St, Halifax, NS B3J 1B3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Barrington Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Seafood, Wild Game
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Scott Vail
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 444-4400
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a business dinner, Stories can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Robert Pretty: (902) 444-4400
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