The Great Wall could be considered one of Halifax's seven wonders, turning out signature Cantonese and Szechuan dishes such as ginger fried beef, salt & pepper squid and General Tao chicken for over 20 years. The combination plates are great deals, ranging from $7.95 to $12.95 per, and the dim sum is superlative.
Relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at this cozy north end gem, with tasty breakfasts, lunches and all-day brunches on the weekend, with great coffee, great music and free wifi.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Spring Garden Road—take a Greek vacation at Estia. Emulating a typical neighbourhood restaurant in Greece, Estia offers traditional Greek classics such as moussaka, souvlaki and lamb kleftico as well as an eclectic mix of contemporary meat, seafood, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Those looking for a lighter menu can indulge in pitas, paninis, wraps and sandwiches, and a selection of gluten-free and vegan options makes Estia an all-inclusive destination.
The English-style pub and restaurant chain, just down the hill from the Grand Parade and the Metro Centre, occupying a CIBC bank heritage building on the corner of George and Granville. Here you'll find daily happy hour from 5-7pm with deals on wine, beer and "sharing plates." You'll also find two of the best party rooms in town available for private bookings. And Bruce and Jay Mackinnon OWN the Saturday Music Matinee.
"I just want to make people say 'wow!'" reported Wen Prathumma, co-owner, restaurant decorator and head chef of popular Thai restaurant Cha Baa. And since they opened in the summer of 2007, that's what we have been saying. Wow, wow, wow. A full Thai menu is available, as well as take out.
A new Mediterranian-themed restaurant on Quinpool Road, at the site of the departed Ethiopian Restaurant, brings a selection of Greek and Middle Eastern tastes. Check out the vegetarian special, with grape leaf, falafel, tabuli, chickpea salad, potato and hummus.