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The Carleton Restaurant

1685 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-422-6335
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Ranked #139 of 610 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The interior of this place is interesting, cozy, but the food is only average and the service not so great. I'm not sure if they were understaffed when we were visiting, but we waited for what seemed too long for someone to come to our table, and even longer for our food to come. I admit, when I've had to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed great blues guitar while we sipped wine and ate small plates. For small plate offerings, the servings were huge so order sparingly! The Thai curry mussels were some of the best we've ever had. Soft plump mussels and a delicious piquant sauce. Fries are great. Lamb lollipops melt in your mouth delicious. A fun evening with great music... More

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Witless Bay, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Had the fries in 2010 and again this past weekend. Love them!! I will visit this place every time I'm in Halifax. Love that Mike Campbell owes this place. Grew up watching him on Much. A little piece of history in downtown halifax.

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Ottawa, Canada
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193 reviews 193 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

It's a bar that serves food. It's a bar with historic character, but it's a bar. I've been there with groups a few times now over the last year. The Spring menu seems more bar-ish than the last time I was there, but generally, similar experience every time. Look at the menu; think "it's not bad, but it's clearly a... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

... It's all about the music! I'm sure the food is lovely but this place is brought to life by the music. This is a venue created, cultivated and run by musicians where musicians, like myself, who play their own instruments, write their own songs, and are not in it for the $ go to enjoy one another. It is... More

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We attended a music fundraiser at this restaurant. Even though they were sold-out and very busy, the wait staff was attentive. The food was excellent with an inventive menu. The drinks selection was also inventive. We thoroughly enjoyed this venue for great food and music. If you are touring in Halifax, stop in. You will not be disappointed.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We just happened upon this pub and were so glad we did. Live music, more of a classier, uptown pub. Great patio, awesome food at decent prices. BEST PAN FRIED HADDOCK!!

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Kingston, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

It is hard to know what to focus on first. As a stand alone restaurant, it is as good as it gets. Add to that beautiful surroundings in a historic building and amazing music, and you have a "destination", not just a restaurant. I was there last week for two shows plus food and wine. This was my first visit... More

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Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I recently went to The Carleton with friends for dinner and a show. It is one of the few true listening venues in Halifax and the staff are great at ensuring others around you keep quiet once the music starts. The sound in the restaurant is fantastic and as an audience member you really feel a connection with the musicians.... More

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Halifax, NS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Our friends turn to pick the restaurant - four of us all had great meals, two steak dinners, one fish and caesar and one curry scallops, all very happy. Wine was great. Very busy!

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Address: 1685 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-422-6335
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Regional Municipality  >  Halifax
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary

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