Celebrate her special day at The Westin, as your mother deserves nothing less than the best! Enjoy sampling a wide array of brunch offerings, including our mouth-watering carving station to our show stopping dessert buffet. To reserve contact our holiday hotline at The Westin Nova Scotian.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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!
The food and service is always top notch. Could not ask for a better dining experience.
Our waiter Jose was wonderful! The seafood chowder alone is worth visiting this restaurant for!
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.
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!
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.
Great food. Really enjoyed the Indian masala. Thank you
Good menu. Great food. Reasonable price. Friendly staff.
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.
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.
Excellent service and delicious fare. I would recommend for a fabulous dining experience.
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!!!!
We celebrated our anniversary with brunch at Elements. Great way to celebrate!
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.
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!
Very nice experience for my grandchildren
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.
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.
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.
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
Great meal, had Sunday brunch. No rush very relaxed atmosphere.
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.
It's always a wonderful brunch at Elements! Great food!
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.
One of our favourite spots but they've changed the menu, taken off the things we liked so we did not stay. Too bad!
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.
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.
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.
The food was fabulous as was the service. Will definitely be back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lovely, classy setting for intimate dining. Atmosphere and service superb.
There was a wide selection of food, but many things were a bit overcooked. The made to order omelettes were a nice touch.
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.
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.
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....
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