Eliot & Vine

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248 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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European
Eliot & Vine offers an array of dining experiences. Have a seat in the main room along the bright windows, or at our beautiful marble top bar. Our semi-private ‘Frolic Room’, boasting exquisite work by renowned artist Jean Bradbury, is perfect for group dinners or a quiet date night. Or, watch the chefs work their magic while you sit at the kitchen counter. Eliot & Vine was designed by Breakhouse. European favourites get a unique twist inspired by the seasons and ever-changing market offerings. Our extensive wine list features classics you love, and unique gems waiting to be discovered - from around the world or local vineyards. We have hand-crafted cocktails and a selection of European bottled beer, while the draught taps showcase our love of home. We are happy to accommodate special requests, such as a gluten-free or vegetarian meal. Don’t hesitate to ask anyone on our team, and be sure to let us know if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.
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JohnT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One of our favourite spots . Apps were great , although charcuterie board was only OK .
Service was excellent .

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PatriciaV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Modern, comfortable space. Attentive staff. Mushroom app amazing. Lamb amazing. Would definitely recommend and would we would go back!

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KevinM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Best brussel sprouts ever. Service was efficient and shared among staff. Lamb was very good but small shank. Wine overpriced compared to other restos.

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Foodiegal
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine here. The food is flavourful and inventive, the decor beautiful and the service excellent. Excellent cocktails 🍹 we appreciate the local ingredients used to make these dishes.

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SarahA
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Amazing atmosphere and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local spot with great atmosphere and food. Wine is not bad either.

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Edward
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First, we have eaten there on three or four occasions, before Covid shut-down, and recently, and usually been happy. This was the fifth or sixth time overall. My wife is vegan, and on the previous occasions was well fed, with advance notice - well prepared vegetable medley, good sauces, mushrooms, pasta mixes. I am an omnivore who would eat road-kill properly prepared.

We have been quite happy with the meals prepared on the prior occasions. This time, with few people in the restaurant on a Tuesday, and advance notice about the vegan matter, we were both disappointed with the dishes served. I ordered the scallop opener, which came with four small scallops, over-cooked (obviously seared on one side longer than the other - someone not paying attention). The duck breast entrée was also over-cooked (supposed to be medium-rare but not a hint of pink), and the asparagus tips were little pieces of string. If the produce isn't up to standard, don't serve it - this is Nova Scotia - I'm certain the kitchen can come up with a suitable substitution.

My wife's meal was essentially pasta, with a pesto-based sauce. Not nearly indicative of the imagination, or effort, that was put into preparation of her previous meals. I don't know who was in the kitchen on Tuesday, but there were only 7 adults and 2 children there while we ate, not exactly a demanding situation for the kitchen. After this most recent experience, I am inclined to say it was an off-night, and give them the benefit of the doubt one more time. If it happens this way again, I will be striking Eliot & Vine off the list.

This was a disappointment.

Asked whether to recommend, I would describe the overall history and let them decide.

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Aero
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut was delicious! Cooked to perfection. Very tasty salsa with charred veggies. I really like the crispy potato served on the plates along with leeks. The presentation was dramatic

First time back since Covid. Highly recommend

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vipMary
Atlantic Canada
38 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the menu is limited, the food is always excellent and the service attentive but not hovering. I like coming here for a good meal with friends and family; conversation is easy as the restaurant is not noisy.

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LLLL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service . Happy hour oysters and house wine a bonus. Would certainly return.

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service!
We had the Halibut, Pesto pasta and a cheese board.

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Luv2dine
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Accommodating with menu substitutions for ensuring a good dining experience. Great service. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Barney
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Food was great. Waiter was great. Much better value than going downtown. Wanted to go for some time. Glad we finally made it.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great cocktails! Would definitly recommend this spot!

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Craig
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local choices. Server was skilled and had many good suggestions.

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Craftbeerguy
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really good! A new fave! I would recommend this spot to any of my friends...

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LisaK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Went back because we loved it the first time. (Before Covid) The 2nd time it was an entirely different experience. Food quality and portions were very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Will be back!

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Annieb2u
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always a great meal for me. Sat on the terrace on a beautiful evening. Not sure why there weren't more people? The staff is excellent. My steak frites - delicious and just right.

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PatriciaC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time at Eliot & Vine. Our meal was delicious and server excellent.

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EastCoastReview
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful presentation, excellent service and great value, especially during happy hour!!!! Scallops were cooked perfectly. I thought my husband was going to lick the plate. Lol. Great dining experience and super easy parking!

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AnnaCam
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! My sister and I are vegans and Eliot & Vine was able to accommodate us because they make everything there fresh!! Beautiful atmosphere and 5-star service. We will be back!!

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AshleyJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb shank was delicious, it fell apart as soon as my fork touched it.

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dennisb
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sublime Creative yet down to earth. A Halifax gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have been to Eliot and Vine a few times and it never disappoints. However, on this occasion there were two problems. First, the item on the menu that 2 of us would have ordered was not available, the steak frites. What we did order was very good but they were our second choices. Secondly, the service was not efficient in that we waited a long time to both order our drinks and receive them, consistently. We would have had another had it not taken so long in between visits to the table by the wait staff. On note it was not evident whether the staff were too busy or the waiter was simply not paying attention.

So ultimately, when you can’t order your favourite meal and the service is not up to snuff, it is disappointing.

I will go back and give it another try at some point.

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JordanM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small menu, not many options for vegetarians/vegans

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JimC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Servers were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Interesting menu with subtle twists on the expected.

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BillY
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Small but excellent menu. Been here 3 or 4 times now. Always an excellent meal.
Service is attentive but not distracting.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thanks for the review BillY! We're glad that you had such a good experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Valquaire
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff; inventive, accommodating kitchen re food allergies.
Delicious food and warm ambience.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on August 7, 2020

Hi, Valquaire. Thanks for the review and we're so happy to hear about your experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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TomokoM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed food, service and prices although there were constructions going on nearby when we seated on the patio.
Their happy hour deal is super good with fresh oysters and local craft beers.
This is my second time in the last 2 weeks, and in both times we were served stable quality of food AND of course stable quality of services.
Very satisfied!

Eliot & Vine
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thanks for the review TomokoM! We're so glad to hear that you had a good experience. We hope to see you on the patio again soon.

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RezaM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best food ever I had in Halifax. The highlight was the red wine

Eliot & Vine
Responded on August 7, 2020

Hi RezaM, thanks for leaving a review. We're so thankful for your praise and happy to hear that you had such a good experience. We hope to serve you again soon!

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Halifoodie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waitress wasn’t wearing mask, never apologized when mistakes were made with our order and actually got mad at us for “ordering wrong”

Eliot & Vine
Responded on August 5, 2020

So sorry you didn't have the best time while dining with us. Customer service is very important to us and a top priority. I hope you'll try us again. Masks are on. Stay safe! ~ Johanna Eliot

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SarahA
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time at Eliot & Vine. The service and food are top notch.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on August 7, 2020

Thanks SarahA for leaving a review! We're happy to hear about your experience and hope to see you again soon.

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vipSpago27
Atlantic Canada
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have been here several times and always had excellent experience. We had an 8. 15 pm reservation on Saturday 18th and upon arrival we were seated right away. The restaurant was moderately busy. We ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio, Ribs for appetizer, Halibut and Rib Eye for main course. It took almost half an hour for our appetizer to arrive and our wine was starting to get low. It would have made a big difference if there was something to snack on or if they do bread service. Ribs were really good. Halibut and steak arrived, Halibut was very well presented and tasted really good however the steak was a total disappointment. We ordered it medium and it came almost well done. We saw the steak people were having next table and it was thick and medium. Our steak was the size of a hamburger. Above all that, the sauce over steak was SUPREMELY salty. The fries were super salty, the 2000 island dressing came with the steak was super salty. I think in the kitchen, they should pay attention to consistency and reduce the sodium level to less than half of what they used in our dish. Our server was very friendly and accommodating.

Eliot & Vine
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate it very much as we strive to make every visit the very best it can be. I will share with the chef and servers your comments. Our menu is small so we aim to make every choice super pleasing. Hope you will give us another try soon. ~ Eliot&Vine

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Halieats
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place where you can have a conversation over a perfect dinner. Lamb dish was amazing. Excellent cocktails

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MBrunette
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, staff was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Great atmosphere and very clean. This was not our first visit and it won’t be our last.

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SarahA
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love my visits to Eliot & Vine. Amazing service, incredible food and that buck a shuck happy hour, so good!

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HalifaxGolfer
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here for our Anniversary, it did not disappoint. Started with the Little Neck Clams, they were very tasty in a Coconut Thai Curry, just spicy enough. Both my wife and I had the lamb. It was the best we've ever had, period. This may become a regular haunt...….

Eliot & Vine
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a review, AtholC! We are so happy to hear your first experience with us was a great one. We look forward to seeing you and your wife again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters Caesar salad and mains were all excellent. The mignonette for the oysters was lovely but I did find The house hot sauce a bit too overpowering for the oysters. The salad was fresh and crisp with a nice lemony bite. The halibut was perfectly cooked the roasted potato nice a crispy and the accompaniments of artichoke purée, corn and red peppers with this dish had wonderful flavours.

FAQs

Eliot & Vine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Eliot & Vine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 332-1557.

Eliot & Vine is rated 4.7 stars by 248 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.

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