EDNA Restaurant

4.8
63 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dinner and weekend brunches. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, eggs benedict and fluffy ricotta pancakes.

We offer dinner reservations only (and we keep tables and bar seating open for walk ins each night also).
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most lovely experience at Edna on Sunday night! The server and kitchen accommodated my long and annoying list of dietary restrictions and prepared one of the best meals I’ve had in the city. Our server was always there to refresh our wine and water but never intrusive, a true professional.
It was so great to be back at this Halifax staple!

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vipFussy
Atlantic Canada
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have Edna back.
It was the same wonderful experience that we were use to pre covid.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back at Edna after lockdown. New team continues to offer the brilliant meals and friendly, unfussy service that we’ve come to expect from Edna. Can’t wait to go back.

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ZachM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for a better experience on re-opening night. Although we waited a few extra minutes for our table, we understood that everyone was just extremely happy to be there and didn't want to leave.

Our server was incredibly bubbly and made our meal very enjoyable.

Lastly, the food was incredible. So much flavour, good portion sizes and lots of options for everyone.

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JCurtis
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edna is an intimate but very comfortable room, where the food is top notch. Great local ingredients and attentive staff with just the right amount of direction with the menu.

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TeresaJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Have been to Edna an various occasions. Usually the food is delicious. Not sure if you have a new chef or if they were not having a good night but the food was definitely up to your usual standards

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to your restaurant. It's our favorite place in Halifax. Our only recommendation would be to change the menu more often. We find that we have to choose the same items ...or expand the menu so frequent diners have more choice.

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PattiC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot! We will be back and will bring others.

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JohnF
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening at EDNA! The food, cocktails and service were all great. We even tried to return the next night but were unable to find a time that fit. Will definitely be back when we are back in Halifax.

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Anne
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Un peu à l’extérieur du centre-ville mais intéressant de découvrir une autre ambiance plus moderne des restos du vieux quartier.
Très bon et très bon service malgré quelques différences entre ce qui est écrit au menu et ce que nous avons dans l’assiette.

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vipSaraT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant that happily accommodated 10 of us for a birthday dinner. Everyone loved their meals and cocktails. Highly recommended. We will be back.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The steak & scallop dinners were very good as was the calamari starter. We will be back!

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KSP71
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere. Really happy they are taking reservations.

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IanC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already looking forward to the next visit! I recommend the scallops and the creme brule for sure!!

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LaurenS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. We had to be somewhere by 7 and our server was giving us time checks, was super involved and she made our night run smoothly. Food was UNREAL and I will be coming back for sure :)

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AndreaA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal at EDNA. We shared the burrata salad to start, which was plenty for two. It was so delicous I was tempted to lick my plate. For our main, we both had the duck confit, which was also outstanding. To finish off, one of us had the the pot au chocolat and the other the creme brulee. Just the right size and sweetness to end the meal. The service was professional and attentive as always. We were served by Cora, who worked at Jane's before it closed and came to work at EDNA when it opened. Always nice to see a familiar face and to be treated like old friends.

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CathyC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lobster toast was real comfort food. The halibut was cooked perfectly and a satisfying portion size without being overwhelming.

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WilliamK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, as always. Great steak, great pork chop and sides. Plus a fun wine list to work through.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was attentive and efficient with a witty charm

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A most enjoyable evening .Food was great as was the service.A bit noisy.Have you considered some baffles at all for the noise

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Marian
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience. We had a table for 4 and we did not feel like we were jammed in beside other tables as you do in so many restaurants. We could hear each other's conversations...a big plus. The food was innovative and delicious. All 4 of us have high standards and all 4 of us were very happy. They had a burger on special with some crispy frites on the side...who could ever say not to an amazing burger? One of us had the vegetarian option which was crispy eggplant - delicious. Burrata salad for starter - paired with flavourful dressing. Cocktails were an art form...we all started and they were complex, beautiful to look at and a great way to start the evening. Service was excellent.

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diner1
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in the city. Thanks so much!

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WilliamM
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were introduced to Edna by our daughter several years ago. It was memorable then, and despite 3 or 4 years passing with only a handful of visits, it seems to have only gotten better. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was very, very good. Amongst the one or two best meals we've had since moving to Halifax 5 years ago. I'd have no qualms whatsoever in recommending this cosy spot to even the most discriminating foodie. Minor point to be considered... it isn't the most affordable spot in town.

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GregT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Hidden gem in Halifax, check this place out NOW, it is bound to keep climbing up the ranks … outstanding food, presentation and a great wine list!

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vipNatalieB
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite HALIFAX restaurant. Amazing service and food as always. The staff/chef are always happy to accommodate our request for vegan options. Just love this place.

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PeeDoc
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our second birthday celebration. They accommodated our own cake. Not every restaurant will. Food and service were excellent.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

It was my wife and I's 39th wedding anniversary, the food was not up to the standards of the food described. My wife chose the guinea hen which was under cooked and sent back to the kitchen twice. Then, we were provided scallops and the risotto was not risotto, it was a simple rice. I was expecting more from this well regarded restaurant. The waitress was excellent, very professional and empathetic.

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CarolynG
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptionally fine food. This was no exception. The short rib I had was beautifully cooked. Cucumber gimlet was delicious as was the red wine. One of my favorites

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Edna so many times and it’s by far one of my favourite spots in the city. Nice decor, delicious food, and the staff is attentive and just incredible. I had the Burrata Salad for starters followed by the 12 OZ. P.E.I. Blue Dot Rib Eye. For dessert, I had their Flourless Chocolate Cake with a scoop of ice cream. All I can say is WOOW!! 🤤
When you come into Edna, you can feel that all the people that work there feel like they’re a part of something; everybody works with a passion and enjoys being there and prioritizes customer service.
Finally, I want to said thank you to the Kristy-Ann (our server) and the Edna team for providing a special food and unique environment!! PS. Don’t get me started on their weekend brunch, a MUST-GO and worth the wait.

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Anya
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Halifax. Amazing food, incredible service, well-priced, local ingredients and soft, comfortable environment.

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Rmai
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food! Staff is friendly. Will recommend to friends

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Leah
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! Can’t wait to go back!

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DianneW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lights could be lowered and some candles would add to the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with great staffs! Thank you for the great evening

JM
JudiM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So, so glad I finally ate at this restaurant. Wonderful and our wait staff was just so personable. Really nice experience.

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vipMarcy
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and delicious!

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great service. Awesome old fashion, too. Small menu, but great options.

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AlanaZ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will have to travel back to Halifax just go back! Highly recommend!!

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LauraG
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The incredible staff at EDNA always know how to make their customers feel special. I happened to be celebrating my bachelorette party with my 8 closest girlfriends and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne, as well as a complimentary appetizer. I will always praise and recommend EDNA because they are simply the best.

FAQs

EDNA Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 429-2550.

EDNA Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.