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About elements on hollis

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

1181 Hollis
Halifax, NS B3H2P6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food, Country kitchen

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

Cross Street:
Terminal Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(902) 496-7960

Website:
http://www.elementsonhollis.ca/

Entertainment:
Sunday Brunch offers Live Music

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Bryan Corkery / Chef De Cuisine- Chef Sushrut Desai

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Williams: (902) 496-7960

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food. Really enjoyed the Indian masala. Thank you

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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!!!!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Excellent server!
Very nice experience for my grandchildren

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

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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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 23, 2016

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

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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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 25, 2016

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

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 7, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 28, 2016

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 20, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 17, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 15, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 15, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 23, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2015

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 1, 2015

We waited over an hour for our pre meal portion, another 40 minutes for the meal. No steak knives offered, had to chase down the waiter for the bill.

Had out of town guests for a convention - it was very disappointing. I can't take the chance of taking guests there again. Our reservation was made back in June. There were no apologies, or communication. We had to keep flagging down a waiter to find out what was going on. Sorry - it's too bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2015

Lovely, classy setting for intimate dining. Atmosphere and service superb.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 6, 2015

There was a wide selection of food, but many things were a bit overcooked. The made to order omelettes were a nice touch.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 29, 2015

The service was good, our server, Anthony was helpful, attentive and friendly. However, for a top restaurant in a prime tourist location I found the menu extremely limited. More choices for a Main course would go a long way to appeasing me; I was truly surprised that I could not get a baked potato with my steak. I know it was advertised as Steak and Frites, but a) the parmesan frites were bland and almost cheese-less and inferior to b) an alternate such as a baked potato. My tomato soup was good as was the strawberries and chocolate, but again, the choice was very limited.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 22, 2015

The server was friendly, but forgot things. Brought cream & sugar for coffee, but there was no cream in the jug, things of that sort. Once our food arrived, there was no quality check. My husband ordered the Lamb Burger, which he enjoyed. The fries were not crisp, rather limp. I order 1 piece fish and opted for green salad instead of chips. The fish had absolutely no flavour. The batter was very thick, also with no flavour. I think a little seasoning would have helped. The salad greens were wilting, no crispness to them at all, and the coleslaw was room temperature. It should be kept in the fridge at all times. I would not ever bother going back. The whole experience was extremely blase.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2015

From the previous reviews, we had expected more from this place for dinner. The menu selections were very limited and the food was average. Nothing outstanding nor memorable about this place unfortunately. I wouldn't recommend this place as there are many other places to go to that are only a few minutes away and offer more.....

A great disappointment to our last evening in Halifax....

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on March 8, 2015

this is the second time going here, they must get their times right on line and with their employees. The first time i went they assured me it was open until 3, made a reservation for 1:30 and told when i got there it was over at 3pm. the second time i booked on line, with the first seating available at 11:30am but mine was for 12 noon. I got there early at 11:30am , they were nice to let us sit there but it was not open until noon. would go again

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 11, 2015

We were informed an hour before our reservation that Elements was booked, and we were to eat in the lounge (same menu) called Roy's. I've been to Roy's many times, so hey, no problem. The food was fantastic, and Roy's was fine as always, but it wasn't lunch at Elements. The hostess and staff at Roy's did a great job at handling their overbooking issue. I'm a "go with the flow" kind of guy, so no problem. However, it wasn't a nice lunch at Elements as was the plan.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 26, 2014

From the moment my wife and I entered Elements, Jonathon made it his mission to ensure we would experience dining at what I consider top drawer. He didn't know that we were celebrating our fiftieth wedding anniversary until later through engaging conversation. When he found out that we had been engaged in that very hotel in the then known Chart Room, he told us the bartender Roy still occasionally work there and that they had honored him by naming the bar after him.

The food, crab cakes to start & the Halibut main course was excellent as was the service and the ambiance. Our stay at the hotel a delight topped off with a wonderful meal in pleasant surroundings. My wife and I have stayed at most of the Fairmont Hotels across Canada and found our experience here at the Westin / Elements to be superb on all counts.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 13, 2014

The night we went the hotel was serving a buffet. Lots of space in the dining room so there is absolutely no reason to make reservations. You can eat quickly and get out. The price is pretty good, but this place doesn't belong on opentable.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 6, 2014

It was my second time for brunch there. Great spot and service especially for a large group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 16, 2014

Overall we enjoyed eating at Elements. The food was excellent! By far the best brunch in Halifax. Loved the omelet bar. Wished there were more toppings like tomatoes.

The host, Jonathan, was chatty and personable and asked us if we had been there before. We said we had not. We were told to enjoy but not told about where everything was. There was brunch inside and lunch outside in a hallway. We had to ask if it was all included and it was unclear. A run down would have helped.

Once seated we had to get up and flag down a waitress for water. Then we had to ask for coffee. Then we had to ask for cream. There was warm milk on the table from a previousted guest. Very frustrating. The wait staff seemed to all be covering the entire restaurant and it was hard to get their attention. When we wanted to pay we went to the front and our waitress brought us our bill with a frustrated look.

Maybe it was an off day for the wait staff or maybe we were sitting in the black hole table that goes unnoticed but the lack of service definately dampened our visit.
I'd go back and give it another chance because the food was so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 19, 2014

I came to Elements last weekend for the first time and it was fantastic. Wonderful food choices from fruit, to eggs Benedict, to homemade waffles. So much variety, I couldn't get enough. The staff were so polite and welcoming and i can't wait to come back :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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