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EDNA Restaurant, Halifax, NS

EDNA Restaurant

4.8
4.8
257 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
***We do not take reservations for Brunch- we accept walk ins only***

An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dinner and weekend brunches. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, eggs benedict and fluffy ricotta pancakes.

We offer dinner reservations only (and we keep tables and bar seating open for walk ins each night also).

***Please note when picking a reservation time that our licence requires minors (even tiny little babies) to be out of the restaurant by 10pm, sorry for the inconvenience.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 429-2550

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Travis Griffin and Nick Mooney

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Cross street

    Portland Place

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 257 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 recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Food

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Service

  • Atlantic Canada

    Pre/post theatre

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambiance

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for Brunch

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  1. DR

    DeanR

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Would highly recommend for any occasion
  2. MK

    MiraK

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. We stuffed ourselves to bursting because the food was so good. Wear stretchy pants
  3. PC

    PittsburghConsultant

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inspired menu, excellent preparation, attentive and friendly staff. What’s not to like! And you have to have the toffee cake dessert
  4. S

    Sara11

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edna was the perfect spot for my partners birthday dinner! The staff was super friendly and made us feel at home. The food was NEXT LEVEL, some of the best we’ve had in Halifax. Definitely will be back.
  5. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at Edna, the restaurant vibe is relaxed and friendly. I had the Halibut cheeks, the presentation was lovely, the taste even better. The best meal I’ve had in awhile!
  6. HB

    HadizaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely and attentive staff. Food was very tasty food and we loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was also children friendly.
  7. LG

    LoganG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing the service was friendly but maybe a bit unorganized... it was a busy night and there were only a couple servers taking care of the whole place so maybe that's why. Would for sure go back.
  8. JR

    JohnR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hands down the best meal we had in Halifax and in Nova Scotia. Food was interesting, delicious and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend to others.
  9. HS

    HeatherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food! One of my new favorites. Can't wait to go back!
  10. LB

    LoBo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food! We had the scallops and halibut and will definitely be going back! Service was tremendous and helpful!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have had in a long time. Wanted to order everything on the menu. Service was exemplary and staff friendly and very knowledgeable.
  12. JJ

    JodyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal in a really fun atmosphere. Everything was absolutely delicious.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service! Delicious food! I will definitely return again!!
  14. TC

    TanyaC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best time at Edna! We shared so much beautiful food and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere. It was a treat!
  15. IS

    IanS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were terrific. My tuna poke was beautiful and my steak was perfectly cooked. Being able to bring your own wine is an awesome feature!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for a wonderful anniversary dinner!
  17. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I visit Edna everytime I'm in Halifax. The food is really good and the service and atmosphere are outstanding!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Had ribeye steak. Overcooked and tough. Would not go here again. Very costly for a meal that was poor at best.
  19. PL

    PeterL

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We went to Ednas last Sunday for our anniversary Whilst the food was reasonable, and having given notice of being vegetarian, the vegetarian option was very limited. The food was OK but the portion sizes were tiny when compared to the regular menu. For the price we paid I would expect more, in volume, quality and interesting dishes. The Vegetarian option was certainly second rate and perhaps an afterthought. I was disappointed.
  20. SW

    SusanW

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks service and atmosphere was wonderful. Highly recommended, we will be back.
  21. G

    Gigi

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I know this place has been around forever but the food is exceptional. Everything is always good even their little amuse-bouche they offer. You can’t go wrong.
  22. CM

    CaylaM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, amazing service and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  23. N

    Noah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, with the service being up to the same standard. Obviously it’s on the pricier side, but you absolutely get what you pay for. Outstanding!
  24. JK

    JoanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was so impressed with this place! I wish I got the name of our server, she was phenomenal!!! Super friendly and informative. Food was superb and presented beautifully! We were there for supper, I plan to come back and check out brunch! Definitely a 10/10, it's on the pricey side, but not outrageous, and it's worth every single penny!
  25. JL

    JonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great ambiance. Well worth the price. Highly recommended!
  26. KB

    KBluenose

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The fried oysters seemed different than last time I had them - the breading texture didn’t have the same crispy feeling this time. Or perhaps because of accompanying condiments moisture? The corn and scallion fritters were amazing! Definitely a must have. The tuna poke? We seriously considered getting another one! Delicious! I had the pork belly and squid- it was good but I found the pork belly on the dry side. My friend loved the steak- always her fave here. The sticky toffee pudding with local ice cream from was a perfect end to the meal Both cocktails were excellent- the paper plane and the summer rosemary (my apologies can’t recall exactly!) The noise levels from people were conversing were on the high end but not unexpected. The altercation outside in the street by locals apparently is to be expected according to staff.
  27. TC

    TanyaC

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edna is my absolute favourite restaurant and NEVER disappoints! The atmosphere is so cozy, the staff are so welcoming, knowledgeable and fun and the food is consistent, creative and DELICIOUS! And it's a perfect place to go by yourself, with friends or for business!
  28. b

    bk555bk

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have shared in Halifax, in a long time. Everything was delightful. The amuse was perfect, a scallop ceviche on a fried wonton! Our starters were amazing, the duck spring rolls were excellent, the sambal sauce was really good. But the Tuna Poke was INCREDIBLE. Possibly the best tuna dish I have had. Our mains were all top notch as well, personally I had the rib-eye, and it did not disappoint. Was grilled to perfection. I cannot recommend this menu enough. Everything was dynamite!
  29. KM

    KerstinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatest neighbourhood place!!! Actually, great Halifax place. Have gone multiple times with various friends and love it! Great food.
  30. BM

    BradM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 for service and food! The best dining experience in Halifax!
  31. NR

    NicoleR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about our time at EDNA. Warm, knowledgeable staff, beautiful room and unbelievable food! We will be back.
  32. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and the best service!! Can’t wait to return!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the greeting and service were top notch-my out of town friends felt very welcomed. The food was the best I’ve had yet Superb ceviche and sublime halibut cheeks ending with the best cheesecake any of us have ever had. Bravo team you are hitting it out of the park👏👏👏
  34. DH

    DonnaH

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the duck spring rolls are to die for!!! always great service too.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve had in Halifax for a long time. Loved the duck spring rolls, fiddle head special, Arctic char with smoked potatoes. All excellent
  36. B

    Breen

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! We will be back when we are in Halifax again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at EDNA on Mother’s Day. Menu is constantly being update that provides great variety for everyone at the table. Fabulous service combined with great food/drink. Be sure to book a table as this place is a busy spot.
  38. MP

    MariaP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Drinks and service were excellent. Had Halibut in a Teriyaki glaze which was terrible. Potato’s we’re also in a strange sauce and then strawberries on the side?
  39. TG

    TerryG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    My wife ordered the hockey dish The thighs were pink and bloody Our waitress said is was cooked properly and refused to take it back to the chef My wife ate some of the outer white meat and left the rest
  40. A

    Angie

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and enjoyable experience with top service. The halibut and toffee dessert was top notch

FAQs

EDNA Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 429-2550.

EDNA Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for EDNA Restaurant

2053 Gottingen St Halifax, NS B3K 3B2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Portland Place

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Travis Griffin and Nick Mooney

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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