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Tess

5687 Charles Street | (Just off Agricola), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
+1 902-406-3133
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Ranked #41 of 590 restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Dessert, Fusion, Soups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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English first
Prospect, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I went here for lunch with my mother and loved it! We both had crepes which were delicious. The service was both fast & friendly. Just make sure you check their hours before you go as they have kind of odd hours. Would highly recommend.

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Harrington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We decided after our niece's graduation to have lunch at Tess. It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. We were a party of 9 coming in from the rain. We got our table promptly and ordered a bottle of wine to celebrate. Service was friendly and efficient. Several had the Fish cakes which were delicious(I sampled!), others had... More

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Most often a journey off the beaten path leads to pleasant experiences. Such is the case with TESS (aka Chez Tess Creperie, then Chez Tess) recently under new ownership but with attention to quality that leads to a fine eating experience. The wait staff and the Chef show a dedication to customer satisfaction that is superb in taste and service... More

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Halifax
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Recently changed hands but same staff, fabulous professional chefs in the kitchen and awesomely delicous food! Took my Mum and her bestie here for lunch on Monday, May 12th. Mum's friend and I had the mouth-watering smoked salmon crepe with side salad, My Mum had the Veggie pannini and we each had a glass of wine. Superb service, with tax... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Went to Tess yesterday for Mothers day brunch with my mother and my mother in law, we had an amazing experience! The restaurant was extremely busy and we had to wait for a table, which was fine because we got to enjoy our coffee outdoors under the covered patio. When we went inside we received prompt service which is outstanding... More

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Halifax
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I have been hearing positive reviews of Tess for some time now.... Today I went with a group of five for brunch. It was extremely disappointing and now I find myself wondering what all the fuss is about. Not one of us was impressed by the food. The service was very friendly, fast and efficient. The positives end there. Onto... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have been to this lovely spot a few times in the past several months. It is such a great place. The food is really fantastic. On our most recent visit we took my mom for dinner before heading to see a play at Neptune. It was a perfect choice. We shared the warm brie with roasted garlic, it was... More

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Tess offers a welcoming, popular spot for brunch on the weekend. In addition to the regular brunch offerings there is always a menu of special offerings. Five of us went today. Four of us had the Breakfast torte which was amazing. Lots of local bacon, sausage, eggs and cheese in lovely light layers. A nice green salad with fresh berries... More

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The food was excellent, the service was great and our waiter was wonderful. I would recommend this place for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stopped in here for supper late one night, about an hour before closing... and still the food was fresh and delicious and the service fantastic. We had seafood cakes with salad followed by the dessert trio (crepes and ice cream). You can tell that this is a restaurant managed and staffed by people who take pride in their work.... More

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