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EDNA Restaurant, Halifax, NS

EDNA Restaurant

4.8
4.8
304 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
*PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING We don't take reservations for brunch, walk-ins only*

An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dinner and weekend brunches. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, eggs benedict and fluffy ricotta pancakes.

We offer dinner reservations only. You cannot reserve for brunch. Brunch is first come first served.
We keep bar seating open for walk-ins each night so feel free to pop in.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 429-2550

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Travis Griffin and Nick Mooney

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Cross street

    Portland Place

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Food

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for Brunch

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  1. JK

    JaneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I look forward to sharing the deliciousness experienced at Edna with family and friends.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  3. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edna’s is my favorite restaurant in the world! It checks all the boxes every single time I come. This time I was in Halifax for two weeks so I came twice. I can’t wait to come back, and for what it’s worth, I’m hard to please.
  4. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely everything was wonderful Fantastic food and great service from a very knowledgeable waitress. I would definitely recommend EDNA's to friends and family and delighted to say that it has solved the purchase of this year's Christmas shopping for some very special people on my list. Thanks for a great evening
  5. G

    Guest

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Everyone enjoyed. I loved the scallop crudo!
  6. CE

    ChristinaE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly and professional staff!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and wonderful service - we will be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular and the service was perfect. I wish EDNA was in Toronto!
  9. FR

    FrankR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food, great presentation, friendly service, would eat there again
  10. r

    rolandg

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshest ingredients and most creative presentation. Service was fantastic. We were not rushed. I highly recommend this warm and delicious establishment
  11. SM

    SandraM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Perfect spot for our ladies night. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Very polite and friendly. Food was delicious with great presentation. We would definitely go again.
  12. DD

    DinnerDiner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding. Excellent service, interesting and delicious menu, lovely cocktails.
  13. KV

    KateV

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were absolutely blown away by the food, the cocktails, and the service. We had our 8 month old with us and the staff were so incredibly friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional - my mom said it was the best dinner she’s had all year.
  14. UM

    UrbanMKR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Really delicious. Even better than last time u went! As someone who wears hearing aids, I found the noise level okay -- I could actually hear my companions although we did sometimes have to talk loud! I liked that there was no music (or if there was music, it was so quiet it made no impression on me!)
  15. BB

    BethB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Halifax. The food and the service are amazing.
  16. TV

    TomV

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience at Edna on August 4, 2022. Food and service were outstanding and the cocktails, especially the Scotia Summer Sipper, were excellent. Our server was knowledgeable about food and wine pairings, recommending an excellent Spanish white to go with the squid & chorizo entree.
  17. JP

    JohnP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish we tried was imaginatively constructed, creatively presented and, most importantly, delicious. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable and the service is attentive without being intrusive. We were very happy diners. We arrived early; I imagine it could get much louder a little later in the evening.
  18. CB

    ChrisB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a very nice meal at Edna. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Two small comments: the duck breast was tough and a bit chewy- not sure if this relates to the way it was prepared or the duck itself or ? Also the restaurant was too hot at least where we were sitting. I was sweating the entire meal.
  19. AA

    AAco

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Scallops. Halibut cheeks. Would go again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Fresh and creative. Attention to detail and service makes this a wonderful meal and experience.
  21. JT

    JoannieT

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Très bons gnocchis et les pétoncles étaient super. J’ai moins aimé l’entré de burratta. La burratta ressemblait davantage à une simple mozzarella fraîche et il y avait trop de saveurs différentes.
  22. C

    Chesterbasin

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we had a wonderful evening at EDNA's. The staff are amazing as is the food. There was only one person at our table of 4 that didn't like their dish (duck confit), but everything else was AMAZING!
  23. AG

    AmyG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meals were excellent, and our desserts were even better!
  24. SR

    SarahR

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a great meal. Like many places with a small menu, there is usually only one vegetarian main option, and it's usually a pasta. This wasn't our first time at EDNA, my partner loves it there, but for that reason, I've never been as keen. But our amazing server, Kathy, let me know the kitchen will make an off-menu veg offering - an absolute game change I never knew was something they could do. Thanks Kathy - we'll be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent, good selections and creative ingredients. Fun wine list with good diversity. Definitely coming back again.
  26. B

    Brittney

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the halibut cheek. So tender and rich, especially paired with the potatoes, but offset with acidity from the slightly pickled veg. So good! For dessert, get the sticky toffee pudding with black sesame ice cream. Insane. Sweet, salty, deep, yum.
  27. M

    Molls

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful service!
  28. MC

    MClaude

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing I look forward to going back 💝
  29. CC

    ChrisC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Our server was incredible and very friendly! Would recommend
  30. P

    Paula

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most enjoyable evening with friends from out of town! Food and service were 5 star! Can’t wait to go back!
  31. OT

    OliviaT

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always come back to Edna! Absolutely love the food, the staff is always amazing and knowledgeable about what is on the menu. Love it here.
  32. DV

    DanikaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A Small place quite and nice. Good food, good service. We had to told the server that we were not in a rush and want to take your times to enjoy the moment.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu was great. Service exceptional. Good wine recommendations.
  34. RW

    RhondaW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Meals arrived promptly and staff were very friendly and helpful with the wine list and menu. We started with the special appetizer of stuffed mushrooms 2 for $3.00, they were tasty. Dinner was the Duck Confit with creamed fennel & brussels, pickled mustard seeds, foie fries, duck jus. Very nicely seared and moist, tasty, but the foie fries seemed out of place and should have been garlic potatoes or something to break up the heavy cream sauce. Not balanced in regards to the whole plate overall. The other meal was the Halibut Cheeks with maple miso, radish, pommes paillasson, garlic & sea truffle emulsion, daikon, sesame, scallion. Very tasty and well balance overall. Dessert - Vanilla Panacotta w/ blueberry lavender compote, blondie crumb, white chocolate. It was seedy so we believe it was blackberry not blueberry. Didn't fancy all the seeds, didn't taste the lavender. Overall it was good and ample portion - share with someone! Sticky Toffee Cake w/ miso butterscotch & black sesame ice cream. Tasty but cake a bit dry, again nice size serving portion.
  35. AL

    AmyL

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant was recommended to us as a top place to dine in Halifax. Our server reminded us when we sat down that we had a time limit, which set an unpleasant tone. We were disappointed to receive oysters that we improperly shucked. The cocktails were good. Overall the ambiance of the place is quite lovely, and there were sufficient staff to ensure every table had adequate attention.
  36. HV

    HimadriV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, really recommended the desserts
  37. k

    kinger

    Toronto

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gem in Halifax. Starting with funky cocktails to excellent apps and main plates to outstanding service. A must if in Halifax!
  38. LW

    LynnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our first but not last visit to Edna’s . The food was amazing, as a celiac they could modify dishes easily with lots of options. The price was very good for the quality of the ingredients . 3 in our party all had different mains and desert every one was perfection . We enjoyed the relaxed vibe, and we were not rushed out of our seats when we finished eating . We will be back and will be spreading the word . Thank you !
  39. G

    Gdotso

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well executed with an Asian flair to some dishes.
  40. F

    Foodie

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the vibe! It was not elegant dinning but more of a casual chic experience. We were a party of 4. The only negative was the noise level….hence 4/5 stars. Our wait person, Anna was fabulous, she was always there when we needed something. We enjoyed summery cocktails, amuse bouche, appetizers, mains and shared desserts The food was delicious….just the right number of choices on the menu and lovely flavours to savour served in interesting combinations. Would highly recommend Edna’s.

FAQs

EDNA Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 429-2550.

EDNA Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for EDNA Restaurant

2053 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Portland Place

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Canadian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Travis Griffin and Nick Mooney

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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