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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Nova Scotia

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Nova Scotia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of EDNA Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (721)
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
Halifax
About the restaurant
An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dishes. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, and seasonal veg.

Open for lunch service Tuesday-Friday 1130-230
Open for Supper service Tuesday-Sunday 5-10pm
Open for Brunch service Sunday 10-2 pm (beginning Jan 21)

We keep bar seating open for walk-ins each night so feel free to pop in.

Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome but not guaranteed.

***Please note when picking a reservation time that our licence requires minors (even sweet tiny little babies) to be out of the restaurant by 10pm, sorry for the inconvenience.

Top review
ElizabethBvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
What a gem! From the creative cocktails which were well-balanced and seasonal to the beautiful food, a visit to Edna is worth the trip. We enjoyed the amuse bouche of the day - Atlantic Char “everything” crostinii, the tuna small plate (a touch of coconut milk and mango) and the steak entree. All were 9on point. Save room for dessert. We had the sticky pudding with black sesame ice cream and had no regrets. Our waitstaff was kind and just the right amount of attentive. The staff steps in for each other when things get busy, so there’s no sitting and wondering.
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4.9
4.9 (3112)
CAN$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Dartmouth
About the restaurant
The Canteen is a full-service neighbourhood restaurant in Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch and dinner. At the helm in the kitchen is award-winning chef and co-owner Renee Lavallee. Her seasonal menus are influenced by classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine – with a little bit of Renée’s magic thrown in. Signature items include The Canteen Burger, The Crobster Roll, Seafood Chowder and more.




Top review
RShorevip
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first time in Dartmouth NS. The Canteen is a must when visiting. The food and service are exceptional, all in a lovely, energetic setting. We will be back!
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4.9
4.9 (682)
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Halifax
About the restaurant
The Ostrich Club is all about quality over quantity. Simple food with big flavours. Natural wines. Thoughtful cocktails. Warm and inviting service.

Please have a look at our menus though please note that the regular menus may not be entirely current as there may be a delay from open table in re-posting the most up-to-date ones. See our website for current menus.

We hope to welcome you soon!
#livefastdieyum

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
My wife and I had an incredible meal and experience. The food, service and atmosphere were all amazing. We’re already talking about when we will be back.
A photo of Lou pécou pizzeria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (140)
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Halifax
About the restaurant
In Provence, a region in southeastern France, “Lou Pécou” is the term for the peduncle, or stalk, that holds a cluster of fruit. Our grandparents taught us that when in the kitchen, you must start with the freshest and finest of ingredients. They had a unique way of feeling and picking lou pécou, to know if the fruit and vegetable is local, ripe, and fresh. We look forward to passing you these traditions and learnings through our pizzas.

At Lou Pécou, you will find exclusive finely curated dishes with a Provençal touch, a wide range of organic and biodynamic wines, signature cocktails, house-made desserts, and much more!

Top review
alancvip
Dined 3 days ago
We enjoyed a Late afternoon lunch and it was Great as always
A photo of Montana's BBQ & Bar - Halifax restaurant
4.5
4.5 (345)
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Halifax
About the restaurant
Montana's BBQ & BAR is a Canadian comfort food restaurant and sports bar that is famous for in-house smoked pork ribs, steaks and juicy burgers which are paired perfectly with catching the game. Montana's Halifax - Chain Lake Dr celebrates fun-to-eat, finger-licking smoked and barbecued comfort food that breaks the 'proper' rules. Our vibe is fun, casual and unpretentious, where you can laugh heartily, cheer on the game and enjoy your friends and family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Excellent customer service. We had an amazing server. We had a gluten intolerance person in our party and her and the manager ensured that nothing was cross contaminated. It was truly amazing the effort they put in to ensure we had no issues. The food we received was incredible. The staff made the whole experience awesome and can not wait to return.
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4.5
4.5 (1029)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
Halifax
About the restaurant
Café by day, bistro by night, this Parisian-inspired eatery will play host to morning coffee and pastries, business lunches, date nights, weekend brunch and everything in between. The menu will feature a greatest hits list of timeless French dishes, a selection of classic cocktails and wines, as well as a standout viennoiserie that will offer a rich variety of baked goods.
Top review
MarcS
Dined 4 days ago
Food is excellent , creative , tasty and well presented. Service staff is outstanding.
A photo of Salt & Ash - Halifax restaurant
4.5
4.5 (917)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Halifax
About the restaurant
A warm, relaxed and feel-good retreat where friends come to gather over crackling fire, delicious food and cold beer, Salt + Ash represents a new wave of Nova Scotia dining. With a focus on live-fire cooking, its approachable menu of unique shared snacks, wood-fired pizzas, hearty meat and seafood, and East Coast family-style favourites is both inviting and laid-back, while its idyllic waterfront setting offers uninterrupted harbour views.
Top review
Alicia
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely beautiful location. The loved the venue and the food was good. Would totally recommend the Brussel sprouts and the fish and chips.
A photo of East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's Lake restaurant
4.4
4.4 (128)
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Halifax
About the restaurant
At East Side Mario's Halifax-186 Chain Lake Dr. we're serious about three things, food, famiglia and fun. Every meal is cause for celebration, where life's sweetest memories are made and our famiglia takes care of the dishes. At our restaurant our hand gestures are big, our food is abundant and our love for family is gigantico. Join us and enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Soup, Salad and Garlic Homeloaf, Mario's Chicken Parmigiana and classic Italian-American dishes that will have you saying Mama, Mia!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
It was a lovely evening at East Side Marios. The food was delicious and the server was very effective and efficient. She continued to check in regularly which was very much appreciated.
A photo of New Scotland Brewing Co restaurant
4.4
4.4 (179)
CAN$30 and under
Brewery
Dartmouth
About the restaurant
New Scotland Brewing Co. is a community based microbrewery in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth Nova Scotia, overlooking the Halifax Harbour. NSB is dedicated to showcasing the best Nova Scotia has to offer, all while producing exceptional small batch beer and vodka soda.

New Scotland is more than a brewery! Come in and enjoy lunch, dinner or a late night snack. We also know beer isn't for everyone and always have a collection of other beverages for you to enjoy (non-alcoholic and alcoholic).

While you're here, take in some live music on the New Scotland Stage - check out our OpenTable Experiences for all upcoming entertainment!

Don't forget to grab a t-shirt and some cans to go from our retail shop out front.

Located at 16 Portland Street, across the street from the Alderney Ferry terminal and beside The Canteen.

*For reservations over 10, please call the brewpub 902-406-2337.
** For private events, please email jenna.mayer@newscotlandco.ca*

Top review
JimM
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We were a party of 4 who enjoyed appies and drinks. Everyone enjoyed their time there.
A photo of LOS TOROS Auténtico Español restaurant
4.4
4.4 (135)
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Halifax
About the restaurant
Los Toros Auténtico Español is a hidden gem nestled in a picturesque waterfront location. As you step inside, you are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere that immediately transports you to the vibrant streets of Spain. The restaurant boasts a charming patio area that overlooks the glistening waters, creating a serene and breathtaking dining experience.

The patio is adorned with comfortable seating and rustic accents, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely meal while taking in the scenic views.

Now, let's talk about the star of the show: the Paella. Los Toros takes great pride in serving traditional paella that is bursting with flavors and aromas. Prepared with a meticulous attention to detail, each plate of paella showcases the culinary expertise and dedication to authenticity.

To complement your meal, Los Toros also boasts an impressive selection of Spanish wines, handpicked to enhance the flavors of the cuisine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Large group. 20 people same day reservation and great, friendly service. Super accommodating
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