EDNA’s name is an acronym for Eat Drink Nourish Always, and that’s exactly what you’ll want to do here. Having opened in 2013, this delightful AAA Three Diamond restaurant in the North End is a fairly new addition to the Halifax restaurant scene. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients lay the foundation for dishes like scallops with green pea and mint purée or a succulent pork chop with brown butter and apple jam. This softly lighted bistro is a charming date night spot.
1579 Grafton St.
When you’re looking for fun things to do with friends while you’re on vacation, this restaurant will fill the bill. The tavernlike atmosphere of this converted fire station sets the perfect scene for a great time, especially when you add to the mix shareable small plates (roasted Brussels sprouts and the deep-fried short rib are local favorites), mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas and four variations of mac and cheese. Throw in a huge selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks, and a closing time of 2 a.m., and you’ve got a no-fail recipe for an amazing night out.Read MoreAAA / Patricia Miller
the Wooden Monkey
1707 Grafton St.
If you enjoy peering out a window and people-watching while eating top-notch pub grub, grab a seat by a window or on the patio at this eatery that’s a short walk from the waterfront. The restaurant prides itself on its options for those on special diets; for example, a wheat-free rice bun is available if you can only eat gluten-free food. Vegans will be pleased with the restaurant’s plentiful meat-free options, including chickpea and beet salads, vegan tacos, veggie pizzas and lentil burgers.
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