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“Pretentious? Moi??”
Review of Brooklyn Warehouse

Brooklyn Warehouse
Ranked #56 of 737 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Enderby, British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Pretentious? Moi??”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Wow - what a place. Really great decor but the food presentation is like something off a cooking competition - all fluff, little substance. I had the Scallops - 6 meager Scallops with peas and ??? and...edible flowers! Each flower was $5 I guess. Wife and daughter had grilled cheese - with Mango Chutney inside! Too sweet with Marble Rye. Not again...

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Alf H
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English first
Broad Cove, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A favourite”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We love everything about The Brooklyn Wharehouse . Great staff, great food, super cocktails, atmosphere.. Always glad we came

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ruthew
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Continues to impress - an out-of-the-way gem”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Face it: unless you're a hockey fan, you have no real need to go to that end of Halifax. OK, there is a post office and a Sobeys nearby. But apart from them, this is an out-of-the-way place.
In other words, Brooklyn Warehouse *IS* the destination it deserves to be. It is most definitely worth going out-of-the-way for.
First off, I've been here before - but their menu changes almost monthly, so whatever I had last time probably wasn't on this menu (except Pigfish - that I remember). Besides, I'm getting old, and I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning (Ed. probably the same as yesterday & the day before).
Secondly, in the spirit of full disclosure, this was a free meal - I sponsored BW's initial crowd-funding project. And indeed, we were sat in the extension I helped fund. It has been very tastefully done.

The food? Well, what do you expect me to say? It was superb.
Our attentive server offered us a little 'amuse bouche' to begin with - a Lychee (I think), in balsamic (I think) and fresh mint (I'm sure).
For starters, my partner had the Tamales (pulled pork in suet rolls), which I found too heavy, but my partner loved the pork & mole mixture. She said the suet was the lightest she'd ever had.
I had the Moules Frites and they were both very good, although the moules were a bit small. The celeriac remoulade was gorgeous - I wanted to spread it on toast!
For main, I had the Coq Au Vin, which we thought was fabulous. The purple barley is an odd combo, but it worked.
My companion had the striped bass, which was to-die for. She thought the boulangere potatoes were overdone (like a wet brick), but I thought they added the right amount of moisture to the fish.
We finished off by sharing a home-made (at Dee-Dee's) mango sorbet, which was huge & delicious.

You will notice that pork bellies feature heavily at BW. That is good. That is very good. I recommend any dish that features pork bellies.

Thanks Leo, thanks George, we'll be back.
And yes, I would have happily paid for this meal - I'd probably have been willing to pay more than the posted prices.

PS. BW now accepts reservations. Didn't used to. Does now.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank britt77
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Top notch burger!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Brooklyn Warehouse was recommended to me by a bartender when I asked him where I should have my second dinner in Halifax. It certainly did not disappoint. The burger was excellent, and the service was polite and inobtrusive (just what I needed after two days at a wedding). The server was very helpful with all of my questions, and gave me no trouble when I asked to move seats to be out of the sun (see previous wedding comment). This place isn't exactly in the middle of the action, but it was certainly easy to find and happened to be very close to where I was staying, which was a bonus.

Visited July 2013
Thank innermez
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Halifax, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This restaurant is a genuine gem. The menu was very interesting - I went online to help recall the name and content of my meal but I see the menu has been updated already for July and does not list the dishes we had. My wife had a form of ceasar salad and she found it superb - I recall that my appetizer was exceptional - great asparagus, thin slices of cheese, mushrooms - just thinking of it now makes me salivate. Both mains were exceptional. They had a great range of beers and unfortunately the awesome Belgian beer I had is unavailable at our local liqour store! The restaurant is very relaxed in its atmosphere and decor as are the way the servers dress which adds to a very unpretentious but highly creative and pleasing meal. The wait between courses was lengthy but the quality and creativity of the meal justifies the length. The restaurant has lots of character inside. I hope to try Ace Burger very soon delivered by the same chef.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Mike C
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