Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax

4.8
145 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 145 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Quiet
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EllenK
Atlantic Canada
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, Malcolm's service was personable and friendly. Everything was great!

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Mama60
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the best such a lovely evening, it was our Anniversary 33 years. We have celebrated so many times at Stories and the food, service everything is always perfect. Thank you for you for such an outstanding restaurant we call our own in Halifax.

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vipItaliaHalifax
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just exceptional. We (my wife and I) have been to Stories on occasion in the past several years, and it remains a true fine dining experience. The setting and ambience make it a great spot for a romantic dinner. This past weekend was our first visit there in a few years, and the food was absolutely exceptional. Starters and the Faroe Island Salmon entrees were exquisite. Notably, the menu is not large...but it is safe to say they seem to have perfected everything on it. We will definitely return again to this top-tier restaurant in Halifax. Highly recommended...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing

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Bobthefish
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had dinner at Stories and it was a lovely evening. The only suggestion would be that there could be a little background noise so that the other 2 tables wouldn't be able to listen to everything we were saying.

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HungryCdn
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderfully memorable evening at Stories! The food & service were both impeccable. So much so that we are already yearning for another visit back, soon! This was a father & son get-together, which we will remember fondly for a long time.

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JenniferS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. Everything about our meal was outstanding, including our lovely server Kelsey.

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KendallB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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ShannonW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere are impeccable at Stories. Highly recommended!

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DonaldM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When you enter Stories, everything is spotless and wee maintained.
We were 2 couples and we had a private room so we had a wonderful evening to catch-up with friends.
The food was prepared perfectly and presentation was excellent.
Best experience in a restaurant in a long time

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PamelaS
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a jewel. Top marks across the board - the warm welcome, the decor, our waitress Kelsey who was a joy & the food exquisite taste sensations. We experienced why it is #1. Come with a good appetite& savour every bite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were five star. Don’t hesitate to dine here.

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Foodie123
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and truly delicious food — the best in Halifax if you want a more upscale evening out.

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JeffP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely superb food quality, taste and presentation. We ordered our red wine first so that it could be opened up and allowed to breathe. I don't think the server understood this. The wine was opened once we asked for it with our first course. A small point, however, we ordered a wine that would have benefited from decanting prior to serving. This does not stop me from planning another meal there and if needed, ask specifically, that the wine be decanted. Did I say the appetizers, mains, and desserts were superb? Well done!!!!

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SusanJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent meal and evening. The quality and presentation of the food and the service were outstanding.
The restaurant is small so I would recommend making a reservation.

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PamS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent and our waitress was pleasant and attentive

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Ryan
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very tasty. Friendly and informative staff.

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vipLadyClark007
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our 26th wedding Anniversary and we came for Diner
Food was fabulous
Malcolm our server was fabulous
Music was fabulous
Evening was fabulous
Did I say Fabulous
Yep summed it up nicely 🤩

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WayneB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual, great food, great service, great value. This is our go to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time at Stories. Decided to try it due to the rave reviews. It didn’t disappoint, food was impeccable. My only criticism (very minor) is that I found our table a bit small and would have preferred a view. But it was nice and quiet and is our next “go to” place for an elegant, fairly priced meal.

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ElmarieP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Stories. The warm welcome, private dining room, ambience and our lovely server together with the exceptional high quality dishes made for a memorable dinner. We really enjoyed the scallops wrapped in rice paper, the bison carpaccio and goat’s cheese starters, and the guinea hen, salmon and duck entrees were delicious! Would love to go back for another meal. Highly recommended!

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KatieM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent, environment was charming!!

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AllanK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dining experience all around! Fantastic chef and great service!

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RogerC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ideal location and facility if you are looking for a private and comfortable dining experience.

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Penwid
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This hidden gem is attached to The Halliburton Hotel. The unpretentious menu is concise ensuring that each dish is both excellent to taste and beautifully presented.
Our last visit coincided with the COVID-19 restrictions so the decor was stripped down to ensure compliance but not at the expense of a fine dining experience.
If you are looking for an excellent meal this will deliver.

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BethP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The server was attentive but could have been more friendly. Also, it was a fantastic place to go at this time. Our party of four was in our own separate little room.

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a Valentine's day resto and we definitely found the perfect place for that in Halifax. Such a wonderful display of delicate flavors and a variety of textures to please our senses. The chef showed quite an astounding mastery of his craft and has been at the helm for many years. The waitress was so considerate, nice, professionnal and willing to explain every aspects of the menu. If you are looking for a date and a great meal, I highly recommend Stories. It will be part of your story as it now is a part of ours.

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ClaudiaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service and a warm, cozy setting. And they take the health measures with regards to stopping the spread of covid very seriously, which is an aspect of dining nowadays I never thought I would also have to mention in a review...

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Tony
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a treat to return to Stories after a year. The service, food and ambience were just as exceptional as we remembered.

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AmyP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and interesting. The ambiance was great and felt very safe. The service was top notch. A great combo of tending to our needs without interrupting our party's conversation. I LOVED this place and cannot wait to return.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Favourite dining experience.

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RPDRT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Very few restaurants are able to maintain this level of consistently high quality service year, over year, over year. I would absolutely rate Stories as my number one dining experience in Halifax.

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vipWhatsheeatingnow
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food and service. House wine is excellent.

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sharonF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful culinary delight ....a delicious retreat in a sea of the normal dining experiences.

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CarolM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. Our food was delicious and we appreciated the attentive service and the quiet atmosphere.

Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you for your kind review, Carol! We look forward to hosting you again!

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Halifaxfood
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. Will be returning!

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Wonderful atmosphere and ambience. I would highly recommend

Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Stories, and for supporting small businesses during this time!

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JohnG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grest food and great service! Not inexpensive, but well worth the price.

Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Stories! We are very grateful for guests like you, for continuing to support local. Wishing you all the best, The Stories Team

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ThomasH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cannot fault them on anything. Food was all delicious and well presented. My wife had the Guinea hen, I the duck breast. We shared the scallops which came recommended by our server. Prices are more than reasonable for the food quality. A lovely dining experience.

Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant with so much thought and care, and for joining us at Stories - it means so much, especially during these times. We are looking forward to hosting your friends in the future! All our best, The Stories Team

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and the server was fantastic! Every bite was delicious! Highly recommend this wonderful dining experience!

Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review of our restaurant! All our best, The Stories Team

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Stories - Casual Fine Dining - Halifax is rated 4.8 stars by 145 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.

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