Steak & Seafood

BOONDOCKS DINING ROOM & LOUNGE
Nestled on the waterfront in peaceful Fisherman’s Cove. Comfortable family restaurant offers “downhome cuisine with an uptown flare.” Try fresh seafood dishes such as lobster stew or filet of halibut. Also offers ribs, steak and chicken for the landlubbers.

Fisherman’s Cove, 200 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage.
902-465-6093.

CUT URBAN GRILL & CONTEMPORARY STEAKHOUSE
The main floor grill has a unique atmosphere, with an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs in action. Experience multiple dishes with smaller portions. The second-floor steakhouse boasts high quality service, private dining areas and richly textured yet whimsical décor. The menu emphasizes world-class cuisine, with USDA Prime Beef dry aged on site. Valet parking.

Grill open daily for lunch and dinner; steakhouse open daily for dinner.
Corner of Salter and Lower Water streets. 429-5120.

FIVE FISHERMEN
One of Halifax’s premier seafood restaurants for 30 years. Known for delicious seafood, gracious hosts and historical setting, it offers the best of Nova Scotian hospitality and cuisine. Complimentary salad and mussel bar. Fresh lobster, Atlantic salmon and Digby scallops are among the specialties.

Dinner from 5pm.
1740 Argyle St. 902-422-4421. http://www.fivefishermen.com

HAMACHI STEAKHOUSE BAR & GRILL
Teppanyaki dining, great steaks and excellent cocktails on the waterfront. Contemporarily decorated. Features Japanese-style teppanyaki tables, where diners sit around and watch as the chef prepares the meal. The char-grilled steaks and seafood are among the city’s best. Sit at a table by the water, watch the boats go by and relax.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner; Sunday from 4pm to 10pm.
Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St. 422-1600. http://www.hamachihouse.com

JON ALAN’S LUXX
Long one of Halifax’s finest steak houses, Jon Alan’s has moved into a new location in the spot previously occupied by its sister property Luxx. Boasting a sophisticated atmosphere and décor, it’s home to Halifax’s longest bar, a patio overlooking Halifax’s Spring Garden Road and a large private dining room. The menu offers the same certified Angus beef and fresh seafood that made Jon Alan’s so popular.
5657 Spring Garden Rd.
405-4060.
http://www.jonalansluxx.com

THE KEG
Great steaks and a warm atmosphere. Friendly conversations hum cheerfully throughout, above the familiar sizzle and aroma of steaks and seafood on the grill, and the celebratory clinking of glasses.

1712 Market St.
902-425-8355.

LITTLE FISH RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR
Fresh seafood, creative cooks and attention to detail make this a popular spot. Featuring Oyster Happy Hour, Nova Scotia lobster, mussels, scallops and premium Belgian draught (which the chef uses to make the fish and chips).

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
1740 Argyle St. 425-4025. http://www.littlefishrestaurant.ca

MacASKILL’S
Has a spectacular view of Halifax’s skyline and harbour. The continental menu focuses on fresh local seafood, including lobsters live from the holding tank. Top off your meal with a decadent dessert.

Lunch Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 2pm; dinner Monday to Saturday 5pm to 10pm.
88 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth. 902-466-3100.

McKELVIE’S
The refurbished historic firehouse housing this restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. If it comes from the ocean, it’s more than likely on the menu—from poached salmon to boiled lobster, McKelvie’s is renowned for its seafood. Innovative pastas, Cajun specialties and great desserts. Visit the bar area and relax with a drink or something to eat.

Open daily.
1680 Lower Water St. 902-421-6161. http://www.mckelvies.com

O’CARROLL’S
For more than two decades, O’Carroll’s has provided an elegant dining experience in the heart of Halifax’s Historic Properties. The house is renowned for its superb seafood, steak, lamb and duck. Vintage lamps, white linen, impeccable service and an extensive wine list complete the experience.

Lunch served Monday to Friday; dinner daily from 5pm.
1860 Upper Water St. 902-423-4405. http://www.ocarrolls.com

PHIL’S SEAFOOD
Unpretentious and inexpensive, Phil’s serves generous portions of fresh Maritime seafood dishes such as fish cakes and scallops. The fish and chips, with hand-cut fries and a delicate batter that doesn’t overwhelm the fish, are among the city’s best.

6285 Quinpool Rd. 431-3474.

THE PRESS GANG
The dining room is steeped in 250 years of history with exposed stone, wood beams and candlelight throughout. The “Galley Bites” tapas bar with raw oyster bar is a feature of the main room, while the chef offers fresh seafood, organic meats and some vegetarian fare in the dining room. Extensive wine list with featured wines available by the glass. Reservations recommended.

Open daily, 5:30pm to midnight.
5218 Prince St. 902-423-8816. http://www.ThePressGang.ca

QUINCY’S ON QUINPOOL
Casual restaurant offering classic cuisine and new creations. The sweet-potato fries alone make Quincy’s worth visiting. Check out the stylish and historic Halifax photography adorning the walls.

Open daily.
6273 Quinpool Rd. 422-4414.

RYAN DUFFY’S
Beef reigns supreme at this longtime Halifax favourite, which recently moved to a new location and launched a new menu. USDA choice is cut and weighed at tableside, chosen by the ounce, and charbroiled to request. Also features fish and seafood specialties.

Lunch Monday to Friday; dinner from 5pm daily.
1630 Bedford Row. 902-421-1116.

SALTY’S ON THE WATERFRONT
Enjoy a casual meal and a spectacular view of Halifax Harbour. Sit dockside in the patio bar, or upstairs in the dining room. Fresh lobster, salmon, scallops and shrimp are featured along with pasta, chicken dishes and steaks. Reservations are recommended.
Open daily from 11:30am.
Historic Properties. 902-423-6818.

SEVEN
Modelled after the chic spots of New York and San Francisco, Seven is heaven for lovers of the grape. Features 30 wines by the glass (and three types of champagne) along with a wine list boasting more than 500 different labels. The menu’s scope is global, with dishes from Spain, Malta, Thailand and beyond. Relax in the casual winebar or enjoy and intimate evening upstairs.
1579 Grafton St. 444-4777. http://www.sevenwinebar.com

STONEHAVEN RESTAURANT
Stone walls line the three separate dining areas, creating a cozy and romantic atmosphere. Seafood and steak are the dinner specialties; popular entrées include the seafood mixed grill, rack of lamb, baked clams and more. For dessert, try the signature cheesecake—flavours change daily.

Open Sunday to Wednesday, 5pm to 11pm; Thursday to Saturday, 5pm to midnight.
5244 Blowers St. 423-5565. http://www.stonehavendining.com

WATERFRONT WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT & BAR
Situated on the waterfront boardwalk, this restaurant dishes out fresh Maritime seafood in a casual nautical atmosphere. Varied menu, with dishes ranging from cedar-planked salmon to fresh lobster from the tank. Two large patios. Free parking evenings and weekends.

Open daily from 11:30am.
1549 Lower Water St. 902-425-7610.

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