We were so looking forward to our Silver Wedding Anniversary dinner at Cuts in Halifax. All reviews pointed to an amazing experience for a special occasion.
We are experienced travelers and have dined at numerous steakhouses throughout North America. An outstanding steakhouse is to be appreciated and not easily duplicated and none of the best are inexpensive. That said, we were somewhat disappointed by our experience at Cut, Halifax.
We were greeted and asked if this was a special occasion, which we willingly shared. Complimentary flutes of sparkling wine were presented and appreciated. Our server was knowledgeable regarding the various cuts of beef and asked us if were familiar with dry aged beef which we assured him we were. He left us to our decisions and was respectful regarding timing.
The ambiance was strange, or for that matter totally lacking. Everyone appeared to be “doing their job”, but there was no synergy or emotional connection between servers and customers… there appeared to be some undercurrent of tension.
Our steak was excellent and as ordered, however, the sides were not exceptional. Asparagus with bearnaise sauce was very good, but the Brussels sprouts were nonexistent in an overwhelming barbeque sauce.
The wine list is extensive and bottles are decanted tableside.
Value for the dining experience is really the issue here. Any steakhouse, with high-end prices for each and every item on the menu, should be flawless. The caliber of the food is only one ingredient for a restaurant that advertises a special and unique dining experience. Unfortunately, “Cuts” did not make the cut with us.
Rating: Average and Overpriced.
A great place for a business dinner. If you want an excellent steak...this is the best spot in Halifax!
Great restaurant for a birthday or date night. Quiet, special
Great service and delicious steaks. We chose the 14oz boneless USDA ribeye and really enjoyed it. The Caesar salad was prepared tableside and was also delicious. We had the baked potato as a side to our steak and I would not get it again. The service was prompt and polite, and they gave us each a very small loaf of banana bread on the way out that was very delicious. I look forward to the next time I eat here.
Great food with impeccable service. For a special occasion or just for a treat, this restaurant is a gem.
The experience we had at The Cut was truly a unique experience. Everyone was pleasant and happy. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and wine recommendation by our server, Phil. We loved the laid back casual atmosphere in an otherwise finer dining experience. Thank you!
Was a fantastic night out for 4. Food was great. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Caesar salad was prepared at the table and one serving is plenty for 4 people as a starter. Our server recomended 5 sides to compliment our steaks (so they didn't look lonely on the plate) and he was bang on. Great restaurant, great service. Will definitely go back.
First time trying CUT, service was great, drinks were yummy and food was even better!!! Highly recommend trying if you haven’t, quite expensive but your paying for the quality of the food and service!
I took my wife here for her 31st Birthday , It was quiet , candle lit table next to a window overlooking the boardwalk. We had an excellent time and our server was nothing short of courtesy and professional. I am pretty sure I had the best steak I will ever eat in my life at this restaurant.
We won $300 gift card from the QEII home lottery. Took our 3 kids there for a treat over their March. Service was amazing, the staff were very attentive and the food was first rate. We will be back!!
Amazing service!! I wish I remembered the gentleman’s name who served us!! He had sleeve tattoos!! That were covered up!! He was outstanding! Made us feel like we were the most important people! And never left our drinks empty! Ideal service! Food was incredible!! Atmosphere was perfect! We’ll be back for sure!
Our go to for the best steak in Halifax
Spent an enjoyable evening with my wife celebrating my birthday. We could not have asked for better service. Our steak was delicious and cooked to a turn. We have been here before and we certianly will return. For an experience with fine dining we highly recommend Cut Steakhouse.
Baked potatoe was below average. The price you pay is much higher than it should be. Loud lady at table behind where the coats are. Surprised no one asked her to be quieter. Hard to hear dinner partner. Staff was amazing!!
The Wagyu striploin from Australia will forever haunt my tastebuds. The service was easily the best we've ever experienced, well worth the money for the fantastic experience.
I’ve never been because of the price but we got gift certificates and I’m soooooooooo glad we finally got the chance to go. The steaks are the most amazing tasting steaks I’ve ever had. The service is wonderful and courteous. The drinks are great. We even got a piece of banana bread from the chef on the way out. It was all around wonderful. I plan to make it a yearly treat for our anniversary or something special.
Found a long hair in salad but other than that service and food was great --very tasty
Look, this restaurant is not for the "faint of wallet". It's high end and all about the beef. However, if you're looking for impecable service with food that on par with that level of excellence then you're in the right place. Our steaks were fantastic. The appetizers were extraordinary. The carrot cake was, as Jonathan said it would be, "orgasmic". The wine pairings were spot on. We only live once. I can't imagine not passing through this life and not going to Cut Steakhouse. It was a great experience.
Excellent in every way.
We took advantage of the Dine around menu taking place for the month of February. Had an amazing 3 course meal for $50 each. The steak was hands down the best steak I have ever eaten, and to top it off they had amazing Moscow mules! We will definitely be back. My husband is already planning his 40th birthday dinnner there.
Excelente la comida y el servicio, lugar tranquilo, agradable
Love this place more and more each visit. Staff is attentive and food is second to none
We had a great dinner. The carrot cake was amazing!!
Although the price would make this seem like high quality dining, the food said otherwise. The steak was extremely fatty, the frites and asparagus were cold as was the Bernaise sauce. The desert was mediocre as well. All in all a completely disappointing experience.
Excellent as usual, we love this place great food and excellent staff.
food was very good, flavours were spot on and service was exceptional...overall value, very good and I would recommend to friends
Jonathan was exceptional, he really took the experience from good to great.
Wonderful dining experience as always . We do an annual post Christmas date night and will definitely be continuing our Cut tradition
Very good will always return and recommend clients and friends just found that where I was driving didn’t offer more water and non-alcoholic drink more often
Always a great experience - great food and wonderful atmosphere.
Excellent food and service, but it comes at a premium $$$$.
Though the price can seem a bit daunting the choices are within reason and my experience is that the top priced steak may not be the best tasting...I loved the Kansas steak, compared to my sons australian waygu...
Michael, Keith and the crew were absolutely fantastic. It’s always a pleasure to dine at Cut.
This is my husband and mines favourite place to go for nicer date night. Whenever we celebrate this is where we go.
Fantastic experience with exemplary service. A must visit steakhouse in Halifax!
Excellent. You made our anniversary special! We will be back again!
Atmosphere very relaxing, service was exceptional, food was tasty and well presented
Went with my husband for our anniversary, which we shared with the staff member who took our coats. Each staff member after that congratulated us on the occasion. Through the whole meal, we were made to feel special and valued. We are planning on making a visit to Cut part of our annual anniversary date.