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Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar

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Contemporary, Wine Bar
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62 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C2, Canada
+1 902-406-3363
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Modern contemporary design, at the cross roads of casual and upscale. We...
Modern contemporary design, at the cross roads of casual and upscale. We are well priced versus our competitive set. Almost nothing is purchased pre-prepared. We make our stocks from scratch. Our Foccacia and Fettuccine are also house made. Chef Stefan is a young, passionate, European trained culinarian. He has worked around the world to hone his craft...Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Muskokas and now Dartmouth. He eats, sleeps and breathes food, bringing excitement and a mentoring style to the kitchen. He can get excited about a bunch of kale or a tenderloin...If it is perfect! In his words "you have to respect and honour the food". We are a 4 minute walk from the Halifax ferry on the Dartmouth side of the harbour.
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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The find

I have never felt the urge to follow up a dining experience with an on-line review until now. Great, attentive, friendly, knowledgeable staff whose recommendations were bang on. Great new wine finds, great atmosphere and best of all, great food. Interesting menu with a few riskier dishes and some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Angie754
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Yarmouth, Canada
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Yarmouth, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have never felt the urge to follow up a dining experience with an on-line review until now. Great, attentive, friendly, knowledgeable staff whose recommendations were bang on. Great new wine finds, great atmosphere and best of all, great food. Interesting menu with a few riskier dishes and some delicious twists on familiar dishes. All of my party of 3... More 

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hello Angie Wonderful! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I note you are from Yarmouth. I grew up on Porter Street and still have many childhood friends there. Regards Ian (cell 467 7861) More 

Dartmouth, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a lovely meal here last week. The food and wine were fabulous. Our server, Alex, was exceptional. His knowledge of the wine list (I believe he is the bar manager) and the food menu was very helpful in making choices.

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hello Aileen Yes that was Alex. He is a star. Glad you enjoyed the evening! Ian (cell 467 7861) More 

Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I ate at Nectar last evening and was surprised to be treated to one of the most elegant settings, best food and five star service. The waiter knew his wine - his recommendation went perfectly with the most interesting chicken dish you could imagine. Bravo Nectar - I'll be back.

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hello Geminisiq Thanks for the great review! I believe that would have been Josh serving you. I will pass it on! Ian ( cell 476 7861) More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This restaurant deserves the perfect score that I have given it. The atmosphere, service and food are of a superior quality. The food is fresh, imaginative and prepared to perfection. The dishes change with the season which is a lesson most restaurants should learn. Cook what it is in season and the quality will greatly improve. The drinks are amazing... More 

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Amy C We appreciate the comments!! Great to have such loyal support. Ian Hurst (cell 476 7861) More 

Moncton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Absolutely the best place to eat in Dartmouth/ Halifax, actually the best place I've been to in Atlantic Canada! The food was fresh, served with great presentation, and tasted delicious! The staff was knowledgeable, made great recommendations, and very friendly. The overall experience was the absolute best, will definitely be back during my next visit to the city! A must... More 

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Emily Jo for the great comments. We hope to see you back soon! Ian Hurst (cell 476 7861) More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've been to Nectar quite a few times. It seems I usually do a couple of brunches per year and also a birthday outing where we usually have apps and drinks on the patio (yay, July birthdays!) 😃👍 I enjoy the brunch selections. The food is great quality and delicious. Service is always quick and the atmosphere is relaxing &... More 

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Hello Catwj Alas the patio...it seems long ago and in a far away place given the winter we are having! Yesterday I had to climb a ladder and jump over the 8 foot fence due to all doors being blocked by snow. I sunk in up to my neck and then had to McGiver my way out of a bit... More 

Dartmouth, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Varied menu choices for all of our group, attentive service, good drinks list and wine list. All dishes were good we were a group of four and all had different meals which we thoroughly enjoyed.

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Gillian We change the menu at least two times a year to keep it fresh, seasonal and interesting. Hope to see you back again soon. Ian (cell 476 7861) More 

Saint John, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, fantastic food and great service. This was our first time visiting the restaurant and we were not disappointed. We will be back!

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Richard! We hope to see you again. I will pass on your comments to all. Ian (cell 476 7861) More 

Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My sister planned a surprise birthday dinner for me on March 5th at Nectar! She had been here before, but it was my first time. They were absolutely wonderful and very attentive. We started with a nice drink; "Orchid" and it was delicious! The bread we started off with was warm, and served with a garlic butter, my only hint... More 

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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hello Millie Great to hear you had a such a nice birthday dinner. We hope to you back before the next one! Ian (cell 476 7861) More 

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a fantastic place to eat. Our team from work chose this as a place to cap of a days worth of meetings and we were not disappointed. The 12 of us had excellent service and the food was to die for. Definitely be back on next trip to Dartmouth!

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Chris Thanks for the comments! I will pass them on to all. Regards Ian (cell 476 7861) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-406-3363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 46
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Wine Bar

Description

Modern contemporary design, at the cross roads of casual and upscale. We are well priced versus our competitive set. Almost nothing is purchased pre-prepared. We make our stocks from scratch. Our Foccacia and Fettuccine are also house made. Chef Stefan is a young, passionate, European trained culinarian. He has worked around the world to hone his craft...Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Muskokas and now Dartmouth. He eats, sleeps and breathes food, bringing excitement and a mentoring style to the kitchen. He can get excited about a bunch of kale or a tenderloin...If it is perfect! In his words "you have to respect and honour the food". We are a 4 minute walk from the Halifax ferry on the Dartmouth side of the harbour.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?