The borders of Halifax’s North End aren’t exactly concrete, but most Haligonians can agree that this thriving community of artists and small business owners finds itself between the Bedford Basin and Citadel Hill – although some would say North Street to the Citadel isn’t official North End territory.
We selected twenty-two incredible restaurants from throughout the North End that you have to try next time you’re up visiting this residential area of town.
1. The Brooklyn Warehouse // 2795 Windsor Street
Canadian • $$ • This popular Canadian bistro in Halifax’s North End offers both an extensive lunch and dinner menu, both of which are prepared using local ingredients. Be sure to try the Beer and Spruce Brined Pork Chop!
2. Agricola Street Brasserie // 2540 Agricola Street
French • $$$ • One of the nicest looking restaurants in Halifax, Agricola Street Brasserie’s French inspired menu is complimented well by their diverse selection of cocktails and international beer.
3. Edna Restaurant // 2053 Gottingen Street
Canadian • $$ • There’s lots of tasty local seafood available at Edna that you need to try! Also a great place to grab brunch with friends – they make an awesome eggs benedict.
4. Lion And Bright // 3081 Robie Street
Café • $$ • Lion and Bright is a great place to grab coffee/beer/wine and hangout during the day – there are often lots of people working in this modern, well decorated space. At night delicious local food is also available!
5. Ace Burger Company // 2605 Agricola Street
Burgers • $$ • Next time you get tired from dancing at Gus’s Pub, grab one of the grass fed, Nova Scotian beef burgers offered here by the Ace Burger Company – a business within a business.
6. The Coastal Café // 2731 Robie Street
Café • $$ • Their menu offers some unique, delicious breakfast meals at a really decent price – try the Los Huevos Ultimos if you’re good with spicy food!
7. Hali Deli // 2389 Agricola Street
Delicatessen • $$ • A casual eastern European deli, serving overstuffed sandwiches, smoked meats and fish.
8. enVie A Vegan Kitchen // 5775 Charles Street
Vegan • $$ • The chefs at enVie endeavour to create some of the most creative, best tasting vegan food in Halifax – try their take on poutine using BBQ pulled jackfruit!
9. Field Guide // 2076 Gottingen Street
Canadian • $$ • There’s a younger crowd enjoying the wide selection of Canadian dishes made available at Field Guide on Gottingen. Try some of their creative cocktails next time you visit.
10. Mary’s Place Café // 2752 Robie Street
Diner • $ • Not to be confused with Mary’s Place Café II on Spring Garden, the original North End Mary’s serves some awesome middle eastern inspired breakfasts at a great deal.
11. The Nook on Gottingen // 2118 Gottingen
Café • $$ • Known for their wide selection of coffee, tea and beer, The Nook also serves up some unreal snacks and desserts – get the nachos next time you visit!
12. Salvatore’s Pizzaiolo Trattoria // 5541 Young Street
Italian • $$ • Salvatore’s near the Hydrostone offers a huge selection of high quality, hand made pizzas at a reasonable price.
13. Studio East Food + Drink // 6021 Cunard Street
Thai • $$$ • This newly opened Asian fusion restaurant right on Cunard has a huge patio open right at the front of their restaurant – head over on a nice day, and try their delicious ramen bowl.
14. Tarek’s Café // 3045 Robie Street
Middle Eastern • $$ • For all your Lebanese and Greek food needs head over to this family run café next time you’re eating in the North End!
15. Hamachi Kita Sushi // 5537 Young Street
Japanese • $$ • Hamachi is the go-to spot for sushi in Halifax's North End! Be sure also to try their dumplings and bento box.
16. Willman’s Fish and Chips // 5644 Kane Street
Seafood • $$ • Serving up classic Nova Scotian fish and chips since the 1920’s, Willman’s on Kane Street offers all kinds of maritime themed dishes on their menu, including Newfie poutine and cod tounges.
17. Epicurious Morsels // 5529 Young Street
French • $$$ • This casual French Bistro near the Hydrostone in Halifax’s North End offers a wide range of delicious European cuisine – try the salmon glazed with ginger beef soy!
18. Silver Dragon Restaurant // 2827 Robie Street
Chinese • $ • Next time you’re craving Chinese food head over to the Silver Dragon for a great deal on some classic dishes, including egg foo young and lemon chicken.
19. Steak and Stein Family Restaurant // 6061 Young Street
Diner • $$ • Known for their classic steak (see name), this family run restaurant has been offering delicious daily specials for the past forty years at both their North End and Dartmouth locations.
20. Robie Street Station // 2394 Robie Street
Diner • $$ • Another great North End breakfast spot, Robie Street Station offers a blend of Asian fusion and Canadian dishes – try the bibimbap burger, with coleslaw, spicy gochujang and egg!
21. Wild Leek // 2156 Windsor Street
Vegan • $$ • Another delicious spot vegans in the North End have to try, Wild Leek not only serves fantastic entrees but they also have specialty baked vegan goods and fresh juices available.
22. Eliot & Vine // 2305 Clifton Street
European • $$$ • This upscale restaurant on Clifton street right by the commons is beautifully decorated, with a diverse menu that includes all different types of local meats, veggies and desserts.