Cut Steakhouse
Cut Steakhouse

Cut Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cutsteakhouse.ca/
  • Phone: (902) 429-5120
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner, nightly from 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tahir Salamat
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: CUT is owned by RCR Hospitality Group, Halifax's leader in off-premise catering, offering the same high level of dining off-site as at the restaurant.
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lower Water St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample pay parking just across the street in the Waterfront Warehouse restaurant parking lot.
A word from Cut Steakhouse
CUT Steakhouse offers a relaxed fine dining experience sure to please the most sophisticated of diners. Our menu's main attraction is the dry aged USDA prime beef, aged and butchered in-house by our own exacting specifications. Start your evening with a glass of award-winning wine or perhaps a popular Steak Ale. From our menu, savour a dry-aged New York Striploin, delicious Porterhouse, Kobe rib-eye or local filet mignon, all cooked to your specifications. Finish off with an amazing sampling of fine cheeses, a specialty liqueur and a decadent dessert. Downstairs, The Grill at CUT features a fun and funky atmosphere, perfectly paired with a gourmet burger menu with your choice of sophisticated toppings and sides. Take a seat in the large, comfortable bar area overlooking the open kitchen or outside on our beautiful patio overlooking the Halifax waterfront.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cut Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)romantic (34)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (25)good for groups (11)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (6)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Dining, at its best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Greg asked me to fill this out on his behalf, as he could not make the reservation that he booked for our group a few evenings ago, at the last minute. Yet again, another pleasant dining experience at CUT. Our host, Jamie, was efficient, kind, witty, and knowledgeable. He gave us the space we wanted, however, was always right there when we wanted his assistance or a suggestion. All meals were prepared just the way we asked them to be, and we left knowing that we would be returning in near future. Thank you, Christopher
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    MattAndKatieLikeFood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Upon entering the upper steakhouse restaurant, we were welcomed warmly and our coats were taken. We were served by several people throughout our 2 hour stay, everyone was knowledgeable and pleasant. The atmosphere was great(though a little noisy) and the food was incredible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I personally was disappointed in the broiled cod. As a steak house I didn't expect there would be too many options for me as I don't eat meat but it was over cooked and looked unappetizing. I would suggest, as someone who often eats fish in restaurants, that salmon or haddock might be a better choice. Everyone else at our table loved their steaks and the side dishes and desserts were excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Topnotch
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Jamie Malone was unbelievable, great service My medium well steak was medium rare otherwise a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cut steakhouse
    Scary
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We made a reservation here just out of total fluke. However it was probably the best dining accident ever! The food was amazing, the environment while "posh" was warm and inviting. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have dined at the Cut on several occasions & have always found it a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    chuck
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Amazing meat... Mind blowing wine... what a great experience
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • October 18,2014
    PMLM
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I took my family (my wife,our 2 daughters & husbands) to celebrate dinner of my 72nd birthday and it was fantastic with excellent food and service.Both daughters had been before and recommended we go to Cut Steakhouse and we were glad we did and will return.Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Repeat diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love this restaurant. Had 11 friends in on Friday night. The right level of noise is important as we were able to carry on decent conversations. Food was first class and service superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a King / Queen
    Divine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    If you are a steak lover and want the best food, ambience, and service, you have to try "The Cut" Steakhouse because it is a cut above the rest. You may not be able to treat yourself and your loved one everyday but this is the perfect spot for that special occasion. Note: The Cut is above the grill and there are stairs, but if you can't do stairs, they will escort you up in the small elevator. Quiet and intimate, this would be the perfect spot to propose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Educational and Romantic Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My new husband and I recently celebrated our one month anniversary at your spectacular steakhouse. It wasn't just a great meal at a beautiful restaurant, it was an experience. Our lovely waitress taught us all about different cuts and the process of preparing steak as well as bringing over some samples of wine so we could pick the perfect pairing. This makes Cut a perfect place both for wine and steak aficionados as well as people looking to engage in their first experience with a genuinely true steakhouse. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restuarant!
    Frampton
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I recently visited the Halifax area and had chosen Cut to celebrate our first anniversary. We were pleased at how wonderful this restaurant was. My husband is a chef and could not stop raving about how delicious the food was. The service was excellent - when the kitchen had accidentally thrown out our left overs, the server immediately apologized and deducted the price of our dessert, even though we said it was fine and we did not mind. The portions were plentiful and we left feeling extremely satisfied. We loved the complete experience we had at Cut and would definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night, a great experience
    silver
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The servers are attentive, friendly, helpful, and offer honest advice. We didn't get the cesar salad, but heard other table raving about how good it was. The steak, as you would expect, was brilliant. The cocktails were a great, and pleasant surprise -- simply delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very inviting and refreshing
    elizabeth
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Outstanding food and service. My apperizer was cooked and seasoned perfectly (scallops), the main course (salad and gourmet burger) melted in my mouth, and the desserts (crepes) exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    WRFGVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed another fantastic dinner at Cut Steakhouse this past Friday. The entire team were great. However, our main server, Holly, was an absolute gem (again), and made us feel so comfortable. Wine, steaks, sides, desserts - all wonderful. We've shared our experience over and over again, and look forward to many happy returns!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the timing right.
    FineDiningFan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While Cut prepared an excellent meal, the restaurant suffers from bad timing. On our recent visit, we were seated 15 minutes later than our reservation time (8:30 p.m.). We then waited 15 minutes to be offered a drink, then another 30 minutes to place our order. Our our order was taken only after requesting that we might order. Following placing our order, the food came in rapid succession (spite?) not allowing us a dignified amount of time to digest each course. Given the calibre of the food, the service needs to match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was my first time there and I must say the food was great and the wait staff were knowledgable, professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our go-to special occasion spot
    LithiumLad
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Cut is the place to go if you want the best steak in town. Dry aged beef, sourced both locally and from abroad. My wife ordered the local grass-fed striploin while I had the USDA corn-fed ribeye. The difference in taste profiles between the two was surprising, with the local beef having a much richer, "beefier" taste. Both steaks were prepared precisely as requested and the sides were a great complement. Cut also has an extensive wine list with price points for all budgets and occasions. The dessert menu was short but refined. The personal banana bread loaves the hostess gave us on our way out of the restaurant was a delicious next-day reminder of how much we enjoyed our night out at Cut Steakhouse. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great_eats!
    DininginHalifax
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Returned again, and this place never fails to impress. The service and the food was outstanding. Really made us feel like we were part of their family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    PeterC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We dined at Cut on Saturday night. The service, food and ambience were outstanding. The beef was cooked to perfection and the sides offered a very tasty variety to complete the meal. My wife raved about her Caesar, which is their own special mix. Overall an excellent dining experience. We will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Treat
    romantichalifax
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This place is wonderful! Excellent food and the wait staff is fantastic. Would definitely come again. Try the carrot cake!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Experience
    CCFoodies
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife and I very much enjoyed our experience at the Cut Steakhouse. By far the best steak we have eaten and not to mention the warm and welcoming service. It most definitely was a fantastic way to spend our Anniversary!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ah-mazing!! Have the Ceasar Salad.
    labrat51
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went to Cut to celebrate our daughter's engagement - party of 5. Seated right away even though we arrived a bit before our reservation time; the steak choices were explained well and in a pleasant manner. Everyone of us said our steak was the best we had ever tasted...then we shared and each one was better/different but NONE were a disappointment in any way!! The Ceasar Salad is a MUST!!! The garlic mashed were light, buttery and not too heavy. Even the kale was a great side dish. AND - the BEST creme brulee I've ever tasted!!! Creamy and smooth, lightly vanilla, sugar crisped to perfection. Price was even great - we don't mind paying a bit more for the service and quality, but this was a better deal than any restaurant in Toronto!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic evening
    pmcormier
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We where lucky enough to one of the two tables out on the terrace and the other one stayed unoccupied so we had a wonderful private supper outside. The food was excellent so was the service. The ceasar salad was the best we have ever had. Made fresh right in front of you. The salmon melts in your mouth and the steak was very tasty and tender. Loved that you order every part of your main course separately, meat, veggies, starch. Great idea!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak but pricey
    supperfor2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Cut Steakhouse was very good food. Great service but it will cost you. For 2 people we had 2 salads, 4 large shrimp apps each, 2 6 oz and we shared lobster risotto and asparagus and it costed $200.00 without the wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Best restaurant in halifax. Consistent service. Amazing food. All rcr restaurants are amazing; but, this one's the best for high end dining - best of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 316 reviews are from the Cut Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • FoodLovers
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food and Great Service...wonderful place with great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Laciemom
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time at Cut. Food was wonderful, very good choices and great services. Restaraunt did not have a great atmousphere. Brightly lit for not very romantic. Also, lots of noise from staff in bar area. Also, there was a lot of noise form the mixing of the drinks as well. Even though food was very good, atmosphere was not. Would probably not go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Cut really is a "Cut Above"
    Joyfulann
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    From the moment you walk up the stairs and view the dining room, to the wonderful hostess who seats you, to the amazing wait-staff you know you are dining in a quality establishment. Our main waiter, Steve, was exceptional and I can't imagine better service. The food is so tasty, artfully presented and it transports you from the everyday experience. The wines & the knowledge of them is the perfect complement. I would highly recommend The Cut and it has become our must-do when we really want to have a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cut Above
    flunkiejunkie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We came to Cut for our anniversary (and the staff were unaware) and it was amazing. The service was spot on - just enough attention and knowledge from our server to ensure we understood the offerings, but not too over the top. We both ordered local cuts of steak, and were not disappointed by the flavour or the results. The sides were also done perfectly, and overall, the food quality was well worth it. I have spent almost as much at a crappy chain restaurant for a steak, and will say that an evening at Cut is well worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed our first experience and will be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Dining a Cut Above in Halifax
    Acutabove
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Service was friendly, the atmosphere/ambiance was subdued and enjoyable, allowing a private dining experience even though there were muptiple groups dining that evening. The food was excellent and portions were appropriate to the price and appetite. Wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The steak tartare was among the best I've had. The service was efficient and very friendly. I wish we'd ordered Caesar salad to watch it prepared table side. The various carts, including meat on display, made for a great show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Nbflatlander
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was my third visit to Cut Steak house. The service as always was excellent, staff is very knowledgable and friendly and did a great job of pairing wine with our meal. The food was just ok. The lobster risotto was bland, steak was good correctly. Left feeling like I could have prepared a better meal at home.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food
    Food13
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Best steak I've ever had!!! Best Caesar salad ever!!! My husband and I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a meal!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Hands Down the best meal I have ever consumed!!! If I were offer any areas to improve, the atmosphere is some what noisy & it would be nice to have warmed bread but who cares when the rest of the experience was that good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BIGGEST disappointment EVER!
    byrnereese
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Celebrating a birthday, new marriage engagement, new job & cross-country move, Reservation & flowers delivery equistite & menu presentation thorough! I was SO EXCITED for our local dry aged ribeye & 2 lb lobster entrees. ABSOLUTE WORST entrees we have ever experienced. Paradise Farm ribeye was grissley & chewy, lobster was cooked to rubber texture and was the smallest lobster I've ever seen. I left almost in tears after paying our bill shy of $200. This was to be an extra special celebration & CUT's food quality and perhaps chef expertise was horrible. We will never NEVER go back & unfortunately can't recreate probably one of our most special occasions we will want to hold dear to our hearts! Big Bummer!
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  • Birthday Celebration Spot
    FooDee
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We took our son to Cut for the first time on his 16th birthday last year, he loves a good steak so we thought this would be a great place to celebrate such a big milestone birthday. The atmosphere is always so nice at Cut the servers and presentation really make you feel special and our son was so impressed that he wanted to come back again for his 17th birthday! I think this is going to be a birthday tradition. Thank you for making our experience such an enjoyable time we always leave feeling full, appreciated and satisfied. The food is always exceptional and service is top-notch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • swissitcan
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very efficient staff, friendly atmosphere, admirable location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lot for a lot
    fitfood
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Food was good. For a $50 steak to have to buy all your sides is a little crazy. 3 people $350 meal with some wine. Could have been worse. Service was good but a little slow. They were busy
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  • Great food and great service
    AnnetteVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have been to Halifax several times and walked past the restaurant as we had never heard much about it. What a great find. We were staying at the Marriott Courtyard right downtown Halifax and didn't want to walk in the rain so we decided to try Cut Steakhouse as it was right beside the hotel. We were a little hesitant as when we went in there was a basic restaurant on the main level and a sign pointing upstairs to the Cut restaurant. What a surprise. The food and service were incredible. A lot of nice little touches that you don't see in many restaurants any more....fresh roses, 3 kinds of sea salt, caesar salad made fresh at your table, individual coffee french presses, etc. They were also excellent with allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet