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Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar

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Contemporary
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62 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C2, Canada
+1 902-406-3363
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 9
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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
Amazing food, service and experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Emily-Jo B
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Moncton, Canada
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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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10 reviews 10 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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ihurst, Owner at Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After 40 minutes we explained to the waiter my husband needed to leave for a TV interview in 20 minutes. We had ordered entrees only for that reason. He never saw dinner until late that night. I have food intolerances and the waiter answered questions as though he knew what he was talking about but he proved to not know... More 

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

DrDance The servers called me at home shortly afterwards as they were concerned and wanted me to know right away. I am so sorry that we were not able to care of you and your husband properly. If you would care to contact me personally I would appreciate being able to understand your concerns directly. My apologizes for short comings.... More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My first time to Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar was just over a week ago and I'm planning my next visit, and I already know what I will order. We were two couples for dinner and we were all very impressed with our meals. The atmosphere is casual chic with a degree of intimacy. Our servers were well versed with... More 

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

Kimberly Thanks for the "divine" review! That Risotto in particular is absolutely outstanding. Glad to hear you are planning your next outing already! Ian (cell 476 7861) More 

Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I decided to stop in after having a hair appt at the Interlude Spa, and was served a delicious seafood medley, I ordered the graham cracker crust dessert with a delicious brule topping. Service was top notch, will definitely eat there again. Lovely atmosphere

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

Thanks Amberlin It is a great combo...Interlude Spa and Nectar. Glad you enjoyed it all! Ian (cell 476 7861) More 

Nova Scotia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and service. Wonderful quiet, intimate atmosphere. Truly a special occasion place to dine.

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PortersLake We appreciate the support. Thanks!! Ian (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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?