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Jul 10, 2007 09:01 AM

Best in Halifax

Hello Halifax Hounds! We'll be in Halifax for two nights next week on our way to Cape Breton Island and other points. We'd like recommendations for one upscale dinner and a lunch in Halifax. One of us does not eat "fin fish" (shellfish is fine, though), so exclusively seafood places won't work. Also, if anyone has good late night dining recommendations, we'd like those, too -- our plane on Monday lands at 9:30 pm, and we might be hungry (or at least want a beer) after our bags of airline peanuts. Thanks!

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  1. It has been a couple of years since I last ate there, but I would recomend Fid, which is located on Dresden Row off Spring Garden Road. This would count as your upscale dinner, but they also serve lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday I believe.

    Where to Eat in Canada was a little critical of Fid this year, but it was always my favourite place in Halifax.

    1. Agree wholeheartedly with BarnNB.

      We had the same problem our last visit with a late arrival. We ended up having several appetizers at the main dining room in the Casino. Unfortunately, although it was outstanding, I believe it has been closed.

      You might want to check on Onyx and Seven Wine Bar because I did read a post which I think was at this site which recommened a couple of spots with late hours.

      This is a good source too

      1. For youe upscale dinner I would suggest Gio, located in the Prince George Hotel but not your usual hotel restaurant. There is discussion on it further down the Canada board.

        For a late-night bite, you might wish to check out Mosaic, whose kitchen is open until midnight (assuming you're not coming in on Sunday, they're closed that day). I haven't been there yet, but the reviews have been pretty good.

        1. I would try Argyle street for lunch if it is a nice day. Lots of outside eating. The Economy Shoe Shop is a good restaurant especially favored by the artistic community and Opa is a good greek restaurant.
          Mercato on Spring Garden Road is a popular Italian spot but need reservations most of the time. Luxx on this road is not a bad spot for luch if you want a nice atmosphere.

          1. I would highly recommend Fiasco for your upscale dinner. The menu is varied, so both land and sea diners should be able to find something to tempt you. And don't miss the calamari! It is small though, so you should make reservations!