elements on hollis

4.6
140 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
The team at Elements on Hollis pride themselves on utilizing local, small business suppliers which in turn helps to support local agriculture and economy and has a positive impact on lowering the ecological footprint.
Our talented and award winning, multinational culinary team apply their worldly knowledge of flavor combinations to the plentiful bounty of top quality ingredients harvested from the farms and oceans in and around our beautiful province.
Elements on Hollis features a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list showcasing both global ans local offerings. Our local wines, spirits and craft beer selections pair perfectly with our local inspired food menu offerings.
Come home to Elements on Hollis and experience
A Global Twist on Local Elements
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food, Country kitchen
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday's 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(902) 496-7960
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Mark Marchmant
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room holds up to 16 guests in addition we can offer fully private events for 100 guests. Please contact Restaurant Manager for reservation.
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Private party contact
Vipulan Selvarajah: (902) 496-7960
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Catering
Why not have dinner come to you. We can offer fully catered functions in the comfort of your own home. From small intimate sit down dinners, stand up receptions or buffet dinners for you and your guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Terminal Road
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Parking details
We are located in the westin hotel and offer complimentary parking based on availability to all dining room guests. Please bring your parking ticket and your server will validate it for you. Street parking is also free between 6pm and 8am as well as on weekends and holidays.
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Entertainment
Sunday Brunch offers Live Music
Additional
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 140 People Are Saying
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LD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you for a lovely time - ambiance was nicer once the crowd left.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was a complete surprise. It was suggested by a lady working at the other end of the street, when I asked. It was one of the top restaurants I ate at in Halifax. Many restaurants are wonderful but this one was amazing. The chef is to be congratulated, my meal was a work of art, and tasted the same way. I had a tuna cooked to perfection and chefs creation underneath, so fresh, tasted like it came out of their backyard garden.I will definitely eat here again. I recommend to all people who appreciate amazing food, that looks too beautiful to eat. The meal surpassed any expectations. Thank you

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CF
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great sunday brunch buffet, the chef made sure we had everything

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JH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most varied and delicious brunch I have ever had. Would return in a heartbeat!!

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M
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year we come up to Nova Scotia, and part of our vacation is having Sunday Brunch at Elements, in the Westin. LOVELY brunch!

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SL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, impeccable service. The only restaurant we would consider for a small family reunion.

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Attended the Sunday brunch, arrived a little early for our reservation and were walked through to our table by the hostess. She let us know about the items available during the buffet. The food was delicious as always and the selection was great. The staff were very friendly. There were larger groups while we were there, so it was a little noiser, and our server didn't attend to us as often, but overall it was a great meal and I will certainly be going again. One suggestion I would reccommend is about drinks, they are at the very end/start of the buffet, which is the furthest from the dining room. If you're going to be having any of the juices they're providing, I'd suggest getting it first and going back, or maybe they'll move them closer or inside the dining room for easier access.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

My experience would have been greater have I not been humiliated and frustrated by Kate at the triage booth by saying in front of a crowd that my charge plate was declined again! The truth of the matter was that my credit card was never processed once according to my bank's central office! Otherwise my experience was good!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always top notch. Could not ask for a better dining experience.

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NN
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter Jose was wonderful! The seafood chowder alone is worth visiting this restaurant for!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied with food and service. Ideal place for a business lunch - not too loud and able to hear the table when speaking. Food a little expensive but quite tasty.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met for a meal with friends. It was our first time at Elements and we were all very pleased with the ambiance, service and food. We have already recommended Elements to friends and family and will definitely be returning ourselves. Top notch!

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JC
Atlantic Canada
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent meals. food laid out beautifully and all was tasty. Wait staff were attentive and pleasant. Only negative was that there was no dessert for our gluten free, dairy free family member. A sorbet would have worked great. She was offered fruit but at this level of fine dining more was expected.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Really enjoyed the Indian masala. Thank you

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DM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good menu. Great food. Reasonable price. Friendly staff.

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L
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Highly recommend it. Great value for the money. The food was awesome. Our waiter, Patrick. Outstanding, very professional. He would always check back to see if we needed anything.

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SC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a restaurant that has plenty of space between tables. Conversation is easy in the general quietude of this large hotel dining room. The service was good and food presentation was lovely. Linen on the table.

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NG
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious fare. I would recommend for a fabulous dining experience.

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g
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nothing to stay about the restaurant, good place for brunch. But opentable let us made a reservation at 10.30 but the restaurant open at noon!!!!

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M
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary with brunch at Elements. Great way to celebrate!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server was very pushy. She wanted us to order right away and kept coming back. She didn't bring a refill to the coffee thermos and was not especially friendly.
She wanted to present the bill almost as soon as the food came ( which was a long wait) and then kept trying to pick up the bill for payment several times. Very pushy and rushed feeling.

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WG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing selection and quality at the New Years' Day Brunch. Top quality, with so many choices. Best roast beef I've had in a restaurant in a long time. Excellent service as well. And, a very talented duo of singer/guitarists playing nice background music. This is a pricey endeavour, but for a once-a-year treat, a great experience. This may become a family tradition!

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O
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent server!
Very nice experience for my grandchildren

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DK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were excellent; it was a Christmas Eve dinner and menu choices were quite varied; our server, Sarah, was well versed in the menu details and wine list contents. She personable, knowledgeable and efficient without making us feel rushed.
The reception and departure processes were similarly well handled.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went to this restaurant because it received good reviews and the menu looked interesting. Overall we were disappointed as most of the dishes we ordered did not live up to their billing. For example, I had the crab cake which, rather than being delicate, was fried with a heavy and tough crumb crust which completely overpowered the crab. Also, the crab meat was mostly back-fin. Similarly the heavy tomato sauce on the fisherman's stew was too rich for the seafood in the dish, which was limited and compensated for by too much rice. The seafood was also overcooked. The service was OK but more suited to a diner than an upscale restaurant. The young male host (who seated us) was excellent, and we hoped that he would keep serving us during the meal.

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CR
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I found the food "ok" it was just warm and it was very expensive. The waitress was very nice and there was only 2 families in the restaurant so I would have expected food to be hot. I was disappointed as the reviews were so good.2couples went out we each had 1 drink appetizer,main and a dessert. $284.00. I was great to have the restaurant to ourselves with our friends buts old not go back.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Convenient as we stayed in the hotel but poor value: for $30 per person
Positives : eggs and omelets to order were done well, very basic otherwise, sausages bacon potatoes in buffet tubs. No grilled tomatoes, mushrooms baked beans nothing !
Negatives : pastries were not very fresh, a few slices of dried out cheap cheese. Nothing else.
No fish of any kind smoked or otherwise for a Sunday brunch in Halifax, the carvery was rare prime rib and getting anything except a paper thin slice was like pulling teeth.
Other lunch additions over the $18 breakfast was pasta chicken and a veggie dish with a couple of salads. Very basic food worth $9.99 not $30
Have had brunches in Halifax that offered much more. And elsewhere that offered way more. For the cost it was a poor selection and nothing except the chef cooking eggs was really of value. Or done well

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O
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, had Sunday brunch. No rush very relaxed atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lamb shank, my dining companions had the salmon and steak frites. Everyone was very happy with the presentation, flavor combinations and it was cooked to perfection. Lovely meal and a great serving staff.

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M
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's always a wonderful brunch at Elements! Great food!

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VS
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The menu was disappointing given that reputation is for using local products. Lamb from New Zealand and poorly served pork belly do not entice repeat visits. The place was empty on a Saturday night. Say no more.

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M
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

One of our favourite spots but they've changed the menu, taken off the things we liked so we did not stay. Too bad!

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M
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant dinner. Lovely to have a local hotel with a dining room...they are getting rare. Food was really good (butter chicken, kale salad with salmon) Fresh Juice! Server was excellent. We are locals but really enjoy this dining room.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Considering it was a self-serve buffet I didn't like that a 15% tip was automatically added to a $30 bill. I would prefer to make that choice on my own.

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J
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Well looked after from arrival to departure. Great buffet more than enough choice, food continually replenished Soup, salads, Mussels Turkey Ham Veggies Potatoes were great. desserts less so except for the Baklava but we were full before dessert. Good wine choice
excellent service from Chris. Overall great value.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous as was the service. Will definitely be back.

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B
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch as usual, only issue is I would like the gentleman who plays the guitar and sings to turn down the volumn on his speakers. It takes away from the dining experience when you have to really raise your voice almost to the point of shouting just to carry on a conversation at the table. Like his singing and music, just too loud.

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q
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Being a foodie with dietary limitations can be frustrating! It's no problem at Elements, which offers creative and delicious plates, with reliably (and where possible, locally) sourced ingredients. I get the best food with no guilt. What could be better?! Highly recommended.

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J
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was extremely quiet, it seemed almost deserted. The waiter was pleasant but not very forthcoming and didn't seem to be too interested in details. I ordered hot tea, got one small pot and no query at all if I wanted more, neither did my husband. He did come to see if he could sell us desert, which we refused but otherwise that was it. We had the fish and chips, which was plentiful, but kind of thick and dry. Not really a place I'd send anyone.

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M
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Hotel dining rooms can be difficult, catering mostly to breakfast patrons. Elements, in the historic Westin "Nova Scotian" could be so much more. A nice space, it suffers from what I cannot forgive restaurant planners for: being terribly over lit! We asked for the lights to be dimmed but this was impossible, apparently.
Previous incarnations of this restaurant have been quite lovely, but this one is barren, with bare tabletops. Lighting, flowers, a few candles at night...why not? The food was quite good (planked salmon and butter chicken) Light white rolls were awful! Our server was very good. In the 80's this hotel had one of the most beautiful dining rooms in town with gourmet meals I still remember. Gone are the days! This meal experience was only ok.

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