The Most Beautiful Restaurants in Halifax for Date Night

Image Credit: Bar Kismet

When it’s time to wine and dine your date, you’re going to want to impress them with a local restaurant that goes above and beyond delicious food.  Whether it’s beautiful interiors, delightful ambiance, or impressive mood lighting, a date night restaurant needs to have a little special something to help set the tone for the night. To help pick the perfect spot, we’ve rounded up our top choices for the most beautiful restaurants in Halifax.

Check out our favourite spots below to start planning your next date night!

This trendy, upscale restaurant on Lower Water St features ornate decor with large, stained glass windows, chandeliers, exposed brick, and greenery throughout the space. 

Address: 1460 Lower Water St

Hours: Daily from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. with Brunch Service on Saturdays & Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Centrally located in Downtown Halifax, The Garden is one of the most beautiful restaurants with wall-to-wall windows, letting in an abundance of natural light. Their interiors also feature a variety of exquisite, hand-crafted and imported materials from Iran and Turkey including turquoise-tiled walls and Persian artifacts. You can’t miss their stunning, giant gold chandeliers as well!

Address: 1446 Queen St


  • Wed – Fri from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sat from 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Sun from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The food and cocktails are not the only thing that’s going to impress your date at this unique Halifax restaurant! The gorgeous interiors feature stone walls, tasteful decor, two bars with ample seating, and a magical atrium illuminated with string lights. They also have a sheltered outdoor patio that is perfect for summer dates on lively Argyle St!

Address: 1685 Argyle St


  • Brunch is served Sat & Sun from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Dinner is served Wed – Sun from 4 – 10 p.m. 

As you step inside Bar Sofia, you’re greeted with a mix of classic elegance, fresh Latin energy, and the fantastic and surrealist artwork of Brazillian artist, Rafael Silveira. Infused with a riot of rich colour and greenery, the space transports you to a raucous bohemian barrio full of pop-up art galleries, late-night bars, and street murals. Their outdoor patio is also open and features a colourful wall inspired by Peru’s “Rainbow Mountain”. 

Address: 104-1709 Lower Water St


  • Lunch is served Wed – Fri from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Dinner is served Wed & Sunday from 5 – 10 p.m & Thurs – Sat from 5 – 11 p.m.
  • Brunch is served Sat & Sun from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • The Bar is open Wed – Thurs + Sun from 11:30 a.m. – midnight & Fri – Sat from 11:30 – 2 a.m. 

Rising from the heart of Victorian Halifax’s financial district, The Mercantile Social celebrates the swagger and spirit of those who made this city a major influence on global trade and social trends. It features multiple rooms each with their own unique, eclectic decor and cozy seating.

Address: 1579 Hollis St


  • Tues – Thurs & Sun from 12 – 9:30 p.m. (kitchen) 10:30 p.m. (bar)
  • Fri – Sat from 12 – 10:30 p.m. (kitchen) 11:30 p.m. (bar)

Nestled in Halifax’s North End, this vibrant eatery serves up French-inspired seasonal cuisine, cocktails, and draft brews in a uniquely-renovated printing shop from the early 1900s. Their beautiful light fixtures, cozy seating areas, and warm ambience make it the perfect spot for a romantic date night!

Address: 2540 Agricola St


  • Dinner is served Sun – Wed from 4 – 10 p.m. & Thurs – Sat from 4 – 11 p.m.
  • Brunch is Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kyo Kitchen & Bar fuses traditional Japanese cuisine with new-age Izakaya inspiration. The word kyo translates to “home”, a setting the restaurant captures with their velvet captions, low lighting, and abundant greenery. For the perfect date night visit, stop by on their Thursday Jazz Nights from 7-10 p.m.!

Address: 1715 Barrington St

Hours: Mon, Wed – Fri from 5 – 11 p.m.

This small, family-owned and operated restaurant serves up inventive cocktails, thoughtfully curated wine, fresh seafood, and handmade pasta in a gorgeous space. The menu fits the pristine white interior, brightened with greenery and a classic wooden bar.

P.S. Bar Kismet was recently named one of North America’s 50 Best Bars so it’s a pretty solid choice for your next date night! 

Address: 2733 Agricola St

Hours: Tues – Sun from 5 – 11 p.m.

French bistros are the perfect restaurants to spark a flirty romance and local restaurant, Café Lunette, has it all! You and your date can enjoy a candlelit dinner, good tunes, and a delicious selection of Old World Wines and craft cocktails at this snazzy local gem. Oh and don’t forget the late night fondue!!

Address: 160-1741 Lower Water St


  • Breakfast Café is open on Tues – Fri from 7 – 10 a.m. & Sat-Sun from 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Brunch is served on Sat & Sun from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Lunch is served Tues – Fri from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Dinner is served on Tues & Wed from 5 – 10 p.m., Thurs – Sat from 5 p.m. – midnight, and Sun from 5 – 10 p.m.

Il Mercato has been delivering award-winning Italian cuisine to Bedford since 1994 and as a resident of the area, it’s one of the restaurants that I frequent for date night! The beautiful bistro setting, dynamic atmosphere, and friendly service is what makes this local spot a consistent top contender as one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city. 

Address: 1595 Bedford Highway

Hours: Mon – Sat from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Are you a foodie that’s always on the hunt for a new local restaurant to try? Click here to explore more food & drink date ideas across Canada! 

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