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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Nova Scotia

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view 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 Peacock Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (336)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Wine Bar
Halifax
About the restaurant
A refreshing new breed of wine bar, Peacock is a relaxed and boisterous hideaway overlooking the city’s picturesque waterfront in the heart of Halifax’s bustling Queen’s Marque district. Serving an ever-evolving list of labels including small-production and hard-to-find bottles as well as an extensive by-the-glass selection, its menu features a thoughtfully curated list of sharing plates and handmade pastas lightly anchored in local seafood and seasonal vegetables.
Top review
Foodlovervip
Dined 5 days ago
Nice ambiance, friendly staff, great plates. Large plates a bit on the high price point but you can find lower cost options. Wine is reasonably priced. Coktails nicely done some $$$ like old fashion but others under $15.
A photo of SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (550)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Halifax
About the restaurant
It’s obvious we’re all about oysters (they’re chilling on ice as soon as you walk in), but one look at our menu and you’ll see that Shuck is so much more.

Our raw bar features the freshest fish and shellfish with inventive flavors designed to complement, never cover up. Our snacks, sides, and starters are perfect for sharing, and our mains elevate favourite classics from down home to down right delicious.

Warm wood paneling and eclectic glasswork create an atmosphere that captures the spirit of Maritime living. There’s no red carpet here, but we have laid out the best in paper over our tablecloths so you can get to slurping, sharing, and savoring. Join us for lunch in a jiffy, or hang around for a while over dinner for an experience that’s modern, authentic, and unabashedly East Coast.

Top review
LindaS
Dined 6 days ago
We had an amazing evening at SHUCK! We were entertaining a friend from Ontario who wanted to”Halifax’s best seafood experience” and he was not disappointed. Delicious cocktails, a great wine list and a fantastic selection of both raw and cooked seafood made this a memorable experience for all of us.
A photo of Drift restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1184)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Halifax
About the restaurant
A distinct new dining experience led by celebrated Chef Anthony Walsh, Drift features modern, elevated takes on classic Atlantic Canadian dishes and traditions. Located on the main level of the newly built Muir Hotel, our salon, bar and promenade offer a simple, modern and stylish setting in which to dine, drink, linger and relax without interruption. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, as well as late night drinks, we warmly invite you to experience a taste of Drift at your leisure.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Fantastic dinner, had the hodgepodge and it was perfect. We ate outside and enjoyed the people watching. The service was attentive without being intrusive.
A photo of Darya restaurant
4.5
4.5 (687)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
Halifax
About the restaurant
A refined yet earthy dining destination on the Halifax waterfront, Daryâ offers a fresh, bright take on Eastern Mediterranean cooking. Featuring a globally-inspired wine list, vibrant cocktails and a large, sunny patio, Daryâ’s spirited, relaxed atmosphere invites diners to break bread with friends and loved ones and sample as many flavours and textures as possible.

Top review
KarlaP
Dined 3 days ago
I had a great birthday celebration on the patio at Darya. Such a beautiful view, great cocktails and yummy food. The atmosphere was so relaxing.
A photo of Salt & Ash - Halifax restaurant
4.5
4.5 (924)
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
lorraineb
Dined 6 days ago
Open Table worked great for my reservation and my party enjoyed our meals and outside table.
A photo of Seaside Shanty restaurant
4.5
4.5 (17)
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Mahone Bay
About the restaurant
The Seaside Shanty has been a pillar in the community of Chester Basin for over forty years, providing guests with friendly and attentive service and the best that the coastal waters have to offer. Not only is it a completely scratch kitchen, The Seaside Shanty is committed to using local suppliers/farmers as much as possible and is touted for having the best chowder and lobster roll on the south shore!!

Come enjoy the food and stay for the breathtaking view!


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GailM
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great service and the special was creative and delicious.
A photo of L’abri café, restaurant et bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (486)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Margaree
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
JaniceN
Dined 7 days ago
Best lobster dinner I have ever had. Summer salad was also amazing. Ambience is lovely and servers were very attentive.
A photo of The Mercantile Social restaurant
4.4
4.4 (284)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Halifax
About the restaurant
The Mercantile Social is a Kitchen + Bar that is the focal point of the city and offers a one-of-a-kind casual fine dining experience. From our 30+ seater marble top bar to our open concept dining room and state of the art design, guests are leaving with a unique impression and has easily been a "go-to" place.

From social plates to fresh seafood and signature dishes we stand on the corner of Hollis and Sackville, and sit at the crossroads of historic Halifax’s first garrison and the modern undertones of downtown. Hearkening back to our mercantile history, The Mercantile Social takes inspiration from European and Latin American influences, and a sense of adventure that opens up our part of the world to taste and influences from around the globe. For a memorable experience, drop by and make a little history of your own!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Very nice atmosphere. Good quality food and great service.
A photo of The Cable Wharf restaurant
4.4
4.4 (23)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Halifax
About the restaurant
Nestled on the edge of a picturesque Halifax wharf, the Cable Wharf offers incredible seaside views and a sophisticated atmosphere. Boasting bright natural light, tranquil harbour views all around, and a fish market where you can hand-pick fresh seafood. Our menu includes oysters, whole fish, and other seafood delights, carefully selected and prepared to showcase the best of what Nova Scotia has to offer. Let us treat you to a dining experience like no other, surrounded by the beauty and essence of the Halifax waterfront.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Nicole was amazing. Food was top notch and atmosphere was great.
A photo of Orso Pub & Grill restaurant
4.1
4.1 (121)
CAN$30 and under
American
Halifax
About the restaurant
Nestled at the base of the historic Citadel hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia, lies Orso Pub & Grill, a charming and vibrant dining destination that captures the essence of Canadian hospitality. Boasting a warm and inviting atmosphere, this establishment has become a favourite among locals and tourists alike, thanks to it'd delectable menu, excellent service, and breathtaking views of the iconic Citadel hill. while Orso offers a wide range of mouthwatering dishes, one standout creation that has captured the hearts and taste buds of patrons is their legendary Guacamole stuffed Onion Ring.
the pub's commitment to contemporary aesthetics and its strategic positioning allow patrons to enjoy the natural beauty of the historic landmark while savoring a delicious meal or indulging in a refreshing beverage.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
This place was great and across the street from our hotel. Their food is higher quality than regular pub food and the service was great.
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