I was using a Groupon, otherwise, I probably would not have chosen this spot. A long-standing Halifax, Steak House institution sets your standards high. The server was very pleasant and greeting at the door was top notch. Given the prices, I was surprised when you share an appetizer, Caesar Salad, that we were not offered separate plates, and found it odd...if not uncomfortable eating salad from the same plate. The steak was tender and done as requested, but other than that, it did nothing to stand out to me. I guess, given the price, two people sharing an app and sharing a dessert I had expectations at I would be recommending "Duffy's" to everyone. I did not order the "Aged Steak" after reading other reviews and went the steak on the menu. I don't expect to return, even with a Groupon.
The food was great but my aunt was upset that she requeted a special dessert/acknowlegement at the end becuase i was celebraing my bday and nothing was noted or given.
Our meal was delicious arrived hot and the table side Caesar was exceptional. Fantastic service by Paul!
Food was mediocre, service was good overall. Thank god for the Groupon, other than that it would have been a total waste. Even with the Groupon we had it was almost 200$ (groupon for 2, wine and extras)... At that price range they are way better options in Halifax.
Ordered beef tenderloin medium rare, arrived blue rare, was returned and brought back rare; returned and back to medium rare. By the time got the steak (soaked in gravy) the potatoes and asparagus were cold and my partner had already finished his meal. Not expected to have to eat alone.
My partner ordered a striploin arrived over cooked but he didn’t return it.
It was our 3rd. time at Ryan and the food is getting worse time after time; so, we are done, not going there anymore . For the price, they should hire a good chef who knows how to cook steak properly.
What made us stayed, was our apologising
our young Lady server....not the food .
Done, done, done with you Ryan Duffy.
Business Lunch went long. Service was slow. My burger was delicious (even with processed cheese?) but the salad was wilted and soggy. One of our clients was served beer in a broken glass.
Much more casual than I would have thought so it was a pleasant setting to have dinner and relax with friends. Staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and to provide attentive service. We all enjoyed our steaks - one couple split the strip loin. Nice bottle of wine at a reasonable cost.
We had a lovely 40th birthday dinner date at Ryan Duffy's. We used a Groupon to help offset the cost of the meal which was pricey, but typical for a steakhouse. The service was excellent. We were offered a free desert or two glasses of Nova 7 as a birthday treat on the house. The table side ceaser salad was wonderful and the meal was delicious. We couldn't eat it all and leftovers were taken home to enjoy later. After our meal we sat in the comfy chairs in front of the fire and enjoyed a glass of port. A wonderful experience!
We enjoyed the nacho appetizer very much, although we thought it should be renamed potato skins. We ordered the dry-aged steak and unfortunately did not enjoy it as much as your other steaks. Oh well, it's good to try new things. Service was wonderful as usual.
The steaks were absolutely perfect: incredibly tender, flavorful and cooked perfectly. Also, my side of shrimp and Bernaise sauce were very good.
However the rest of the food was disappointing to adequate. My mussels were a good quantity but not only tasteless, they were fresh-tasting, like they had been rinsed in hot fresh water prior to service. Very disappointing! The garlic mashed potatoes were alright and the baked cheesecake was also, just alright. Given the price of the outing for the two of us, well over $200, we're very disappointed and not likely to return...even for an Anniversary. It should be noted our server, Vince, was excellent and catered to us very professionally and courteously, as well as Todd, a host.
This restaurant is very overpriced relative to the quality of food and overall service level. It is supposed to be known for dry aged beef however quite honestly it is not worth the price difference. I ordered an 80 dollar steak med rare and it came well done. They did offer me a desert for no charge however when you are paying that level of price for 10 oz of beef you dont expect it to be charcoal burnt and overcooked . I would not go back
The best meal we’ve had in a long time. Only problem was that my “anniversary” was actually in April. Couldn’t have had a better date. Thanks Duffy’s for another magical evening.
Waiter was personable, but forgetful. He failed to deliver ordered items and couldn't remember where food was to be delivered. Steaks were good, garlic mashed potatoes were tasteless.
Had wonderful service, fast, efficient. Great atmosphere and comfort. Awesome food done to perfection. An evening to remember.
It was fantastic as usual. The staff go out of their way to provide exceptional service. The chef is truly an artist and the dry aged meats are perfection.
Excellent meal, excellent service. The steaks were cooked perfectly. It was expensive but good for a special occasion!
I thought that the food was a bit overpriced, but delicious
Great value ....very good food....service was attentive
Terrible service, from beginning to end. Entrees and apps over priced for the quality and taste. Terrible experience for everyone at our table.
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience! Warm, comfortable, relaxing atmosphere! Table overlooking the street with a view of the glowing fireplace was wonderful on a cold night! Corky our server and Bev (Val?) or host made us feel special! Thank you!
Deb & Paul
We had a lovely evening celebrating our anniversary. Great ambience and food was very good.
Service great, meals great, room cold, mouse running in dining area several times.
The prices were extremely high. The steak wasn’t very flavourful. Caesar salad was good and the deep fried cheesecake.
Of 9 orders of steak, 4 were either under cooked or over cooked. One steak order was medium well, came out blue, came out the second time rare and third time was very well done. No discount offered and it took three tries to get the bill correct.
For a high priced steak house it was very disappointing, no plans to return.
This restaurant was a big disappointment. Our server was scattered and forgetful despite the place being almost empty. The food is seriously overpriced for the quality. You can get way better food much cheaper at many other places in Halifax. To top it off, a mouse ran across the floor twice!!! Won’t be back. Halifax has amazing food, but this place needs to close its doors or find new management/chefs.
Made a reservation for lunch on Saturday, when we arrived we had to wait around before being seated as there was only one waitress on who seemed completely overwhelmed despite there being only two other tables with people at them. We were given a brunch menu, when I mentioned we were there for lunch the server was unsure if they could do that, and went to check with the kitchen. Due to speed of service (this whole thing took about 20 minutes) we decided to go elsewhere for our meal. We have been to Ryan Duffy's before and have enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the friendliness and knowledge of the staff. All these things were missing on our most recent visit.
Our server, Vince, provided excellent service and is always most accommodating to our needs. We were treated like we are "very special" and our guests always come away most appreciative. Many thanks.
Wonderful dinner from the start to finish. Friendly welcome greeting upon arrival. Service was excellent and genuine. Food was outstanding. The steak was perfect. Food was served in a timely manner and delicious! Great experience, we will definitely be back.
Had a great time with my wife on date night. Wonderful meal.
Great Food & Service....great value with Groupon, for sure !
Went for a birthday celebration with my spouse. The waiter was very attentive and his recommendations were right on. The tuna was fabulous, the steak delicious. The dessert recommendations were also a good choice and the birthday candle in one was a very nice surprise. Had a great meal and a great time.
Food on first date was fantastic, as well as the service, but on second date the food was nothing special and the service left much to be desired. my Review is much more tilted toward the second date.
It's pretty hard to find anything negative to say about such a great dining experience. This is s close to perfection as we've seen in Halifax. The food is pricey but you get what you pay for; a great meal, great ambience and great service.
Thankfully we had a Groupon coupon that made the expense much more palatable so best of you can latch onto a coupon too.
But coupon or not, a very special dining experience.
Fantastic food, great service, and well worth the drive!
My wife and I went to Ryan's to celebrate our anniversary. This was our second trip. We love everything about the restaurant . All staff are friendly and cheerful. The jar of pickles and freshly baked rolls are a nice touch. We had the tableside Caesar, which was very nice and fresh. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and I could barely finish my 14 oz ribeye - but I'm a trooper! Dessert was deep fried cheesecake. mmmm.
My girlfriend and I celebrated our six month anniversary at Ryan Duffy’s and very much enjoyed the evening. Both of our steaks were amazing, the ribeye for me and the tenderloin for her were both very tender and flavourful. We ended our evening with the deep fried cheesecake which we would very much recommend. We were a bit concerned when we walked into a nearly empty restaurant on a Friday evening, but the food and service were amazing, great evening for us.
Glad I had a Groupon. Would have hated topay full price.
Our waiter Paul was very nice though.
I found the food pretty good not not at the price you pay. My company had an awful meal.
Had a delicious meal, service was great. Server was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the crab cakes and table side caesar salad!!!
Will definitely be returning!! :)