Edible Matters

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Edible Matters creates an approachable, honest food experience using high standards in product, training, and service. Our goal is providing responsibly sourced meals to the community and to be a leader and innovator in a new emerging Nova Scotia food scene. We want to push your boundaries and create new comforts, while providing variations of the comfort foods we have grown to love. We will be unique in experience and delivery of our product, while consciously choosing local and seasonal quality farmed products whenever possible. We very consciously chose the name of our brand from the outset. If it matters to our customers, it matters to em. We make it a priority to buy local and this way we help support our local economy and can provide fresh quality meats and vegetables. Our open kitchen allows the public to see how their food is being prepared and allows our kitchen staff to show off their trade.
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Arsenault
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A tad underwhelming for ambiance and food is all. Service was very friendly though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met another couple for dinner and took advantage of the date night menu offer. The waitress was fantastic, very friendly and accommodating. I had steak and it was quite enjoyable.

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Hammies
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was friendly but not efficient. Food was good.

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PEGGYP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Edible Matters was outstanding ....from seating us to serving us. Highly recommend!

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The restaurant was very beautiful and so quiet. I mis read the menu and they re made my food for me, which was very appreciated! Overall we loved our experience and will be back again. Recommend to anyone both meat and non meat eaters!

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PeterS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food quality is excellent but the service always seems slow

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TishW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was there for the 4 o’clock sitting. We were a party of 6. Jill was our server and she was fantastic! I will recommend em to everyone! My sister and I have started going once a month and enjoy the lunch atmosphere! Food was fantastic as well. Was nice to have an early choice as we are not big on and staying up late to celebrate! We were home in our Jammie’s for 7:30

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JanetF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was great and our server a delight. My only suggestion would be to mark the gluten free options on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

OK. Somewhat noisy.

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LisaP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Service was exceptional. One of the members of our party did find a hair in their food this was quickly addressed & the food was replaced. I would have expected a bit of a discount on that but overall was a good experience.

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AngelW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

busy spot on weekends re brunch. had dinner there before, and first time trying the brunch. good food and atmosphere. lots of parking

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Thank you! We all enjoyed our meals and the staff was informative and cheerful and attentive.

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Barry
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was great but found the service slow. Almost there for 1.5 hours when it wasn't very busy. Always enjoyable there but not the first time I have had slow service.

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JosephA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Everything was lukewarm to cold. In my party of 4, nobody liked it.

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BarbaraN
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good. I found the food wasn’t as good as the last time I was there but that won’t stop me from going back. Maybe just an off night!

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING food as always! You won’t me disappointed! Excellent drinks, meal and dessert.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love this restaurant and have eaten here numerous times. I was disappointed that salmon is no longer an option to have with your salad. The scallops I had instead were very good.

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We took advantage of the Wednesday special for 59.95 and it was good value when compared with ordering the selections a la carte. The cheese plate was interesting with a collection of hard and soft cheeses and all were finished except one. The small peppers while not hot, were decorative but I didn't care for them taste wise. Not offensive but not to my liking. Not the fault of the house. We added a second appetizer from the menu and were delighted we did. The popcorn cauliflower was immensely enjoyable with different sized pieces both meaty in texture and crispy accompanied by a light dipping sauce that we couldn't identify but we both enjoyed it thoroughly and a perfect match with the cauliflower.
Our entrees, hers the seafood pasta, was lively with shrimp but you had to hunt for the scallop. Overall though the dish was tasty. I had the stuffed chicken but I guess I read the wrong description of the dish as I expected it to be boneless and stuffed with pork, etc. It was not. The piece was small and offered a bone which certainly added to the flavour but could have been removed before serving.
Perhaps the previous description betrays our preference for more down home fare. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient.
Regarding ambiance. I like the layout of the restaurant but they need to get rid of radio station content and play music more akin to something not Top 40. Mix it up by playing a variety of world music, baroque guitar, Cuban, some African styles but also jazz in its oh so many styles would add to the ambiance of the room and give guests and patrons a different experience than the usual bland offerings in too many establishments. You might even want to offer a musical package themed dinner night with a dining experience coupled with the music of the region. Say New Orleans Jazz with some gumbo, etc. We liked our visit enough that we will be back to visit the pub and sample that fare. Overall we rate the experience as a 3.5

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NicoleJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service, we were there at 1:30 on a Saturday when they are still serving their brunch menu. The selection was still very good however it would have been nice to have a choice between brunch and lunch. One couple next to us actually were seated and left once they learned it was just the brunch menu. Still a great spot!

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CB2215
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I have to say I was quite dissappointed in the new menu since the change in owners. There were some staples on the original that were great. We had burgers, wraps and ribs. All were just okay but very $$$. The appetizer menu was limited. Everything food wise seemed limited and didn't leave any of the group wishing for more. The cheesecake and brownie were delicious. Would I go back, not without a menu change!

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ColinF
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love edible matters. We were a bit worried when it changed ownership, but from our experience, things are still great.

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CharmaineM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Having dined here several times in the past I was very disappointed. 3 of the 4 at my table had mediocre meals - not a lot of taste & small servings. (Pasta dish with 3 shrimp & 1 scallop cut in 3, too much pasta & bland sauce). Appetizers were just ok. Lots of noise from the pub area. This used to be a place for a nice dinner experience. Sorry to see the change.

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DaleA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first visit at your restaurant for brunch. I was pleasantly surprised. It is nice to have a unique restaurant in our neighborhood. The service was extremely pleasant and efficient, and the restaurant was clean. Food prices were good, however my potatoes were only lukewarm. I found were I sat to be very noisy an if I reserved again I would ask for a quieter location.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, nice atmosphere! The waitress was particularly kind to my grand daughter!

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SaMa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a nice dinner and we were so impressed with the food, service and ambience! We had a fabulous time! The only feedback I would like to give is that it would be nice if glasses of water were offered, or on the table, as we had a reservation. Otherwise, it was fabulous and I look forward to going back! Thank you!

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JenniferS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had hoped with the new owners the service level would improve at EM. It is such a great spot for our community. We live within walking distance and would love to be able to use the pub on a regular basis. The service continually has us making alternate choices. During this visit the appetizer arrived cold and at the same time as the entrée. Though the server blamed the kitchen the fact that it was cold seemed more like she forgot it. Often the server is not around to order drinks and we leave earlier than planned. You're really missing out on business due to the service level. I used to recommend EM and no longer do.

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DaltonD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Was disappointed in the food. Service and ambiance very good.

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GrayNS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Unfortunately, there was a new dinner menu the night we went. I had hoped the new owners would not change too much, but the new menu was disappointing. There were only 5-6 appetizer choices and 5-6 entrees. I'm hoping this was just a trial, and not a long term plan. As they say, don't fix what's not broken! Of course, we'll be back, but maybe just for breakfast!

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JClark
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening at Edible Matters. The service was top notch and the food was very good. In particular, the special for the evening, the pork stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon with roasted vegetables was exceptional. The pecan bread pudding with whiskey sauce for dessert is a must. The overall experience was above expectation. It is nice to know that there is a relaxed, higher end dining experience in our area that is great value for the money.

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IanB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think EM has the best brunch in Halifax. they have amazing local ingredients and fresh baked goods. I stick with the bacon/egg/sausage breakfast and it never disappoints.

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