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The Arms

3.9
3.9
24 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
English
Hotel guests, Haligonians, and those passing through town are all welcome at The Arms. Lively conversation and inventive cocktails are always flowing, and our location in the historic Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites lends an air of refinement and nostalgia. The pristine Public Gardens are just across the street, adding even more European flair to our special section of Spring Garden Road.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, British, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 420-9781
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

24 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Our food was cold and chowder came out same time as our meal. Food was delicious, just cold.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did the Arms Brunch for Father's Day. The food was delicious, with good portion sizes. The desserts were delectable. The free mimosas were a nice touch. Our server was excellent. Would definitely recommend The Arms!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambience were great. Service was slow, lacking. We had to find our server to get the cheque, and he then proceeded to serve water at other tables before dropping our cheque off. He also only had 4 small tables total. He was off the floor more than on it

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very good BUT Service was very slow. Took 20 minutes just to get our drinks. We had a 515 seating and didn’t get our main course until 630. We had tickets to cirque de Soleil and missed the first half as traffic was horrific by the time we got out of the restaurant. Felt like we had to inhale our food. In retrospect should have paid for our drinks only and just left. Had to ask the server where our food was because we had to leave. Good food but definitely won’t be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us had dinner at The Arm, we had reservations for a later timing but were readily accommodated when we asked if we could dine sooner. Overall it was a ok experience, the service and atmosphere were good, the food was ok, we had the ravioli, fish & chips which were both good and two of us had the burgers which were ok…but way over cooked. Would I go back? Probably not at least not for the burger.

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  6. tellingtales

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The host and server were friendly and helpful. The venue was great. However, two of us had fish and chips and we were not impressed. The fish was dry and the chips were coated in something like a light breading or batter. We started with a Caesar salad, which was really good but they charged $2 to split it into two plates! The banoffee dessert was massive and to be frank, disgusting. I had never had banoffee previously so I have nothing to compare it with, but I will never order it again anywhere. Another bone of contention was that the two people I dined with finished eating before me, and the server took their plates away before I was done. Extremely bad form. I recommend it for a drink, but choose food carefully.

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  7. fred

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    One of my favourite places for years. Recently, they changed the menu and redecorated the room, getting rid of the pub atmosphere and going with bright windows and white tablecloths the room design was not cohesive. There were items from the pub left and the new bright look as well. It just didn’t make sense.. Tablecloths and napkins weren’t ironed. if you’re going to have them look after them . The menu has been changed dropping my favourite shepherds pie. Everyone’s food was OK but bland presentation feature. It was one of our party is gluten intolerant. There were very few choices. Mostly just salad. Waiter had no interest in solving this .probably won’t be back.
    The ArmsResponded on May 17, 2024
    Hi Fred. Yes recently we've renovated the restaurant and we really just needed to freshen it up. Currently I don't disagree that the room doesn't look quite finished. We are still awaiting several key design features, most of our furniture, drapery and blinds etc....so hopefully you'll give us another chance. Your comments on the menu has been forwarded to our kitchen. I did check our menu over in regards to your comment on the gluten intolerance. All our menus have the symbols for GF, DF, Veg and Vegan. We of course have a salad, but there's Oysters, A cheese board, Tuna Aburi, Beef Tartare, Mussels, Steak, Scallops, Cornish Hen, Halibut, a Double Cut Pork Chop. In all honesty, we try to appeal to GF tastes, as it's quite common. Only two main courses aren't Gluten Free...fyi

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  8. MichaelT

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, ambiance, a little pricey but servings were a decent size and tasted great! We've already recommended the Arms to some friends and we'll be back.

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  9. NancyL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Our server was wonderful. Will definitely be back

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  10. TimothyR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Scotty was great! I had fish and chips - delicious!

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FAQs

The Arms is rated 3.9 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Arms

1515 South Park St, Halifax, NS B3J 2L2

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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