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Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar

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15 Spectacle Lake Drive | Best Western Hotel Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-446-3782
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The hotel restaurant is really good

We checked in a bit late, and didn't want to roam around to find a restaurant, so decided to eat in the hotel's own restaurant. It was a wise choice. I had the Spanish Paella, which was tasty, though I could have accepted a bit more spicing. My wife had the pan-fried haddock crusted with corn and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Dusty_Archivist
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Kitchener, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Kitchener, Canada
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We checked in a bit late, and didn't want to roam around to find a restaurant, so decided to eat in the hotel's own restaurant. It was a wise choice. I had the Spanish Paella, which was tasty, though I could have accepted a bit more spicing. My wife had the pan-fried haddock crusted with corn and sesame over rice.... More 

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Kentville, Canada
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is not your average motel restaurant. The menu was extensive with lots of local emphasis. Our meal was superb. I had the scallops from the appetizer portion as we had shared a salad before. My three large scallops were cooked perfectly. My husband had the paella which had properly cooked seafood with a yellow rice. Our waitresses were very... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In the Best Western Hotel; a little out of the way but rarely busy and the food is excellent. I have never left disappointed.

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Andrew P, Manager at Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

We truly appreciate the kind review Doug and thank you for taking the time to do so. We may not be right in the downtown core but as you stated, the food won`t disappoint and we are merely a few turns off the highway offering free parking and tremendous service. More 

Rothesay, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Came here with the whole family (11 of us) which included small children and we had the best experience. Our server Chris was top notch, possibly the best server I have ever encountered. We all ordered different meals and 10/11 thought their meal was fantastic. My daughter didn't love her meal but said that it was good- just not the... More 

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Andrew P, Manager at Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule Joanne to post your review. We love to receive feedback about the quality of food and service that we strive to present to our guests. We promise the next visit you have with us here at Trendz, your daughter will say it was "great". Wonderful to hear how impressed, as... More 

Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Definitely the best seafood chowder I've ever had....sorry dad! Dad's has always been tops. Terry, with his expertise, helped me with my choices of food and wine. I definitely give Trendz & Terry five stars.

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Andrew P, Manager at Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Sandi, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the Chowder and the great service from Terry. Please make sure the next time you visit us you stop in and try some of our newest menu items such as the Beef Brisket. Winter is over... More 

Vancouver
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Terence is fantastic. The sirloin was cooked to perfection and the scallops sort of melted in my mouth.

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Andrew P, Manager at Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We pride ourselves on providing professional service and food which is prepared with only the freshest ingredients. We have just launched our new Lunch and Dinner menu and would encourage you to stop by on your next visit and try our latest offerings. More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Dropped in with a friend for a quick bite one night excellent service wine cool and the food was fresh, crisp..and yummy coconut shrimp..Preferred to sit in the lounge area a little bit cozier , more atmosphere than too bright dining room ...Will definitely be back ..nice little corner in Dartmouth!

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Dartmouth, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We made reservations for the Valentine's special because the menu looked so good that we had difficulty making our choices. The food was well prepared and presented, but the evening suffered because of very poor service. Our server admitted at the end that she was new to the restaurant so did not know the procedures, but is that any reason... More 

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Andrew P, Manager at Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Wendy M, I thank you for your feedback and would like to extend my apologies to you as the experience you had at Trendz was not up to either our standards nor your satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with professional, efficient and courteous service and we did not meet the standards which we have established here at... More 

Dartmouth
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great ambiance. Quiet place where we were not rushed and the and service were great. A nice way to celebrate New Year's Eve with friends. I go there quite often and have never been disappointed.

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Andrew P, Manager at Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your New Years Eve spent with us here at Trendz. What a wonderful way to end one year while beginning another. We look forward to serving and seeing you in 2015 More 

Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I treat ourselves to a fancy dinner out once a month. We've picked Trends a few times now because the service is top notch! Both times we were lucky to have Chris - he is such a pleasant and humerus individual. Certainly an asset to Trends and one of our favourite servers in the HRM. He should... More 

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Andrew P, Manager at Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Please accept my thanks for taking the time to visit Trip Advisor and sharing your experience at Trendz. Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we take great pride in offering our guests professional and knowledgeable service and Chris most definitely provides that. We would love for you to stop in for lunch sometime, if I may, the Mediterranean Shrimp is... More 

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Additional Information about Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar

Address: 15 Spectacle Lake Drive | Best Western Hotel Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-446-3782
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Spectacle Lake Drive | Best Western Hotel Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: 902-446-3782

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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