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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Downtown Halifax
0.7 km from Halifax Public Gardens
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Great steak, fresh seafood, big wine and Maritime hospitality come together to create the ultimate dining experience.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$41
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed February 20, 2021 via mobile

This is hands down my best restaurant experience. From the reservation to the dessert, everything about my experience blew me away. The ribeye was delicious, cooked perfectly. The appetizer we shared was the steak flatbread (oh my god), and scallops. Our server was funny, attentive...and made us feel like the only customers in the restaurant. This was a birthday meal and they wrote me a little card for my birthday, as a perfect extra special touch. The wine pairing recommendation was superb and the mixed drinks were delicious (bourbon sour, try it). It is on the expensive side and you certainly get what you pay for - it’s totally worth every penny. Book here for a special occasion, you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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BarringtonSteak, Marketing at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2021

Hi Rudoskis, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for making us a part of your celebration. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! I'll be sure to pass this on to the rest of...More

Reviewed February 15, 2021

Beef is the best we've tasted anywhere.....quiet atmosphere is refreshing...Service is personal and on point..We'll definitely return.

Date of visit: December 2020
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BarringtonSteak, Marketing at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2021

Hi Judith S. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We love hearing from our guests and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. We can't wait to see you again soon! - Barrington Guest Services

Reviewed December 12, 2020

I ordered delivery in these weird times, and the whole experience was very pleasant. My order was done online, and Jeff went out of his way to accommodate our family order. The order was delivered on time, in a beautifully decorated Christmas box and the...food was delicious. I can't wait for the restaurant to be opened again, but in the meantime, I would certainly recommend ordering delivery. Great work, Barrington Steakhouse team.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful night .I had the duck dinner.very elegant. We shared the calamari ..lovely ..My friends enjoyed their steaks. Great atmosphere and friendly staff

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Was there with my wife for her Birthday accompanied by my son and daughter in law. Outstanding service and very good steaks. My wife was disappointed that the fish selection was very small. Overall very pleased but a tad pricey compared with resturants of similar...quality, but the service may have made it worth the $$$More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

This has become our go to steak place in Halifax. We don't go often but probably three times a year. We've only been upstairs but the downstairs lounge looks nice as well. Service is always impeccable and food is always excellent. One thing that we've...noticed lately (as recently as last evening) is that the server will describe the feature dishes for the evening but never gives the price. Some customers feel awkward asking for the price retroactively, and I'm sure to some that the price doesn't matter. For instance, I ordered the 16oz port ribeye last evening. The steak was very good, however I neglected to ask the price in advance, and only discovered that it was $70 upon receiving the bill (which becomes a $90 steak after tax and gratuity). I accept full responsibility because I didn't ask in advance, but there is that brief moment of sticker shock when seeing it on the bill. I don't mind paying $70 for a steak as long as I feel it was a good value. And in this case it was. I just feel that it would be a courtesy to the customer to offer the information in advance so that there are no surprises. That being said, we will be returning again in the not so distant future.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BarringtonSteak, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Hi yhz124, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review and feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. I will be sure to pass your comments on to the rest of the team. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Went here a few nights ago and sat downstairs in their lounge with a larger group. Server was on the ball with all our orders. Ended up with a surprise of live piano music. Very nice classy place in downtown Halifax.

Date of visit: February 2020
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BarringtonSteak, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hi abs, Thank you so much for sharing! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. - Barrington Steakhouse Guest Services

Reviewed January 29, 2020

Can't really say much about the full menu since we didn't have dinner here however we did pop by for oysters and they were delicious. Our server was super friendly and the ambiance at the restaurant was great.

Date of visit: January 2020
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BarringtonSteak, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2020

Hi cubata, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! - Barrington Steakhouse Guest Services

Reviewed January 20, 2020

Expected to have a great dinner but that was not delivered. Ordered the Sunday roast which was terrible. Mashed , Yorkshire pudding and verges were nice but the roast was very tough and had too much sinew. Found the entire experience lackingMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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BarringtonSteak, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

HI Christine, Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback. We always appreciate hearing from out guests as it helps us to improve. We apologize for this disappointing experience. We'd love the chance to make a much better impression! Please send an email to info@barringtonsteakhouse.ca...More

Reviewed January 12, 2020

Really enjoyed the oyster appetizers, and my steak was cooked perfectly. Good wine list. Overall it was a delicious meal that was well executed. Friendly staff. Only area to improve would be the attentiveness of wait staff to walk by or check in more often.

Date of visit: December 2019
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BarringtonSteak, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Hi Shawn, Thanks so much for sharing your experience and feedback! We hope to see you again soon! - The Barrington Steakhouse Guest Services

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Response from Joe G | Reviewed this property |
Limited parking is available on the street, or in nearby parkades.
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No, but I wouldn't dress like going to McDonalds. Would suggest nice casual dress
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  • The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4