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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Atlantic Canada

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Atlantic Canada? 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!

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4.9
4.9 (704)
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
alancvip
Dined 6 days ago
We had a lovely meal. Service was knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. Nice selection of wines by the glass, and fairly priced.
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4.9
4.9 (671)
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 2 days ago
It was a great experience. The cocktails were amazing, the food was just terrific as was the service. I would highly recommend.
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4.9
4.9 (128)
CAN$30 and under
Pub
Moncton
About the restaurant
Home of the friendliest wing night Moncton has to offer!
Please note: Our establishment is 19+
CHEERS is your neighborhood pub for great fresh food, live music and a casual atmosphere.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Best place in town, great service, food, and ambience.
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4.8
4.8 (776)
CAN$30 and under
European
Halifax
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We had a great time at E&V! We are never anything but amazed when we dine here.
A photo of The Canteen on Portland restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3073)
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
goDiningvip
Dined 3 days ago
Brought out of province guests and they loved it! A great taste of Nova Scotia and a wonderful and fun dining experience. Always great service. A bit too loud to talk but somehow we managed!
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4.8
4.8 (208)
CAN$30 and under
Asian
Saint John
About the restaurant
MIMIMI is located at Millidgeville Saint john. We serve authentic Asian food. “Mi” (Chinese character: 米) is the pronunciation of RICE in Mandarin. We are a group of people loves cooking, and sharing authentic Asian food and culture with the local community. You can see the cooking process from our amazing open kitchen! We have two communal tables, that you can eat with a group of families or friends, or sit with strangers and make new friends. You can also sit at the bar watching for the fun of cooking.
Top review
AndreeS
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Excellent dinner - exquisite food and wonderful service!!!!
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A photo of Lou pécou pizzeria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (134)
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
RobinL
Dined 2 days ago
We always choose Lou Pecou for any special occasion as well as anytime we want the best artisan pizza around. The folks at Lou Pecou are outstanding just like their food and the service is always on point. It’s a great family restaurant with a terrific ambience. You can’t ask for better in Halifax in our opinion. Every time we go there we feel like family. The best food, best service, best value and best venue.
A photo of Sip Bar & Fare restaurant
4.7
4.7 (60)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Dartmouth
About the restaurant
Centred around a roaring hearth with an airy atrium and terrace above, Sip offers food and drink with character. Our menu features upscale cocktails — including curated classics and custom concoctions — and shareable plates cooked over an open flame.

Join us for a bite or a bevvy. We’ll keep the fire going.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Went for cocktails and appetizers. Both delicious. Brioche bread piping hot out of the oven. Scallop crudo and smoked oysters delicious, sauces excellent. Very friendly bar manager.
A photo of New Scotland Brewing Co restaurant
4.5
4.5 (177)
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Limited menu, but all items were delicious. Will be back!
A photo of Betty's at The Kitch restaurant
4.4
4.4 (605)
CAN$30 and under
Wine Bar
Lunenburg
About the restaurant
Wine Bar & Wood-Fired Pizza...


i’m a betty. you’re a betty. everyone’s a betty.
betties love wine. betties love wood-fired pizza and small plates.
​betties REALLY love wine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
We were traveling from Ontario and California and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Mahone Bay. Amazing pizza and service! 5 Star rating!
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