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US$6 - US$37
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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Gluten Free Options
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Downtown Halifax
0.7 km from Halifax Public Gardens
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here maybe 4 or 5 times now in the last 4 months. I am not a steak eater so I can't review their full meals. However, I go for their oysters with in house migonette and housemate 'cocktail sauce'. Their oyster selection...is always top notch and accompanying bits are excellent. The ambiance is perfect for a date; conscious of price points, but I mean, Steak and oysters date night! The service however is where this review is really set. Their staff are outstanding. My first visit I was wary on my attire, jeans and a reasonably nice top. No jusgement, no eyebrows, perfect service. Next few times similarly dressed in jeans or leggings with some sort of casual top. Always always friendly server's and front of house staff. I generally have come after I have been to the gym (yes showered and clean clothes) and tonight i was dressed quite relaxed with a hoodie and jeans. The staff did not treat me any different and were absolutely outstanding, friendly, informative and knowledgeable on my few questions. I always ask questions about tiny menu/recipe (migonette) changes. I have been served by a number of their staff and they are all wonderful. 100% recommend if you are looking for a treat for yourself, a date might, or just a glass of bubbly and some oysters (Tip & Sip).More

Date of visit: January 2023
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MMGM79, Owner at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, We appreciate the kind review! Thank you so much for visiting us, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the oysters, steak, service, and overall experience. You are always welcomed in and we can't wait to see you again soon! Thanks again, The...More

Reviewed December 19, 2022

It was our first time at Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, and it was a great experience. Enjoyed the rib-eye cooked perfectly medium rare, the oysters Rockefeller that was just amazing, the calamari that's uniquely great, and the pana cotta and carrot cake donuts for...dessert. Our server was Kennedy, and she was pretty cool and easy to talk to. She knew the offerings and was on top of our orders, perfectly timed and served. Will make sure to come back next time we think of going out for steak!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the rib-eye, the oysters, the calamari, and the desserts! We will be sure to give Kennedy and the team a special shout-out! Thanks so much, The Barrington...More

Reviewed December 19, 2022 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening, the food and atmosphere were amazing. Servers Devon and Breagha went above and beyond with drink recommendations.

Date of visit: December 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting us! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening, the food, and the atmosphere. We will be sure to give the servers a special shout-out! Thanks so much, The Barrington Guest Services

Reviewed December 12, 2022

We were so impressed by Barrington Steakhouse from the second we walked in the door. The decor is stunning and the staff were so friendly and helpful! We had multiple appetizers as well as everyone had a different type of steak dinner. Everything was incredible...and I would go back again in a second! Stephen, the manager, was engaging and checked in on us throughout our meal and I would gladly go back anytime for such a wonderful experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 12, 2022

I went to Barrington Steakhouse for dinner last week and it was AMAZING! Excellent, very attentive service and a wonderful meal. The live entertainment in the bar is a really nice touch. I stayed for an extra drink just to enjoy the music and the...bar atmosphere! Highly recommend Barrington for a nice evening out in the city.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 25, 2022

My daughter and I were in the city for a teacher conference. We had supper Thursday evening. The food was outstanding! Service was fantastic! The lady singing was so enjoyable! Great ambience! An overall wonderful experience! I have already recommended this restaurant to my friends...who are visiting the city.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting us! It means so much to us that you and your daughter enjoyed your dining experience, the service, live music, and the food! We can't wait to see you again soon! Thanks again, The Barrington Guest Services

Reviewed November 25, 2022

This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and the staff is also really friendly. Were able to make excellent food and beverage recommendations. Food was great and the entertainment that night really set the scene. Would definitely recommend and will be going again

Date of visit: October 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us such a kind review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and live music! We hope to see you again soon :) The Barrington Guest Services

Reviewed October 26, 2022

The meat was so tough..Everything we had was mediocre at best We ordered the Chateau Briand for 2 ..It was not great meat..More

Date of visit: October 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2022

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your review, we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We would like to apologize for this disappointing meal, we work to deliver exceptional experiences for all our guests and unfortunately, we did not deliver during your time with us....More

Reviewed September 22, 2022

We sought out a nice place for a very late night dinner and were seated at 10pm. The staff (who were lovely) assured us that dinner was still being served so no problem. We enjoyed some great jazz while we savoured our drink. The problem...was with the food. The fish was almost inedibly dry; the baked potato looked and tasted like it was filled with a Cheese Whiz concoction and the ratatouille was kind of like boiled vegetables. The kitchen let down the front of house. If the kitchen is closed, just say so.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2022

Hi there, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to post a review of your dining experience with us here at the Barrington, I would also like to apologize for not living up to expectations. We work very hard to deliver excellent experiences...More

Reviewed September 19, 2022

Good drinks and very good food. Many of us were craving oysters - they did NOT disappoint! Dark, relatively quiet and very good service. Our only complaint was the long pause between appetizers and our entrees, but everything else was very good. Not inexpensive, but...no steak house on this level is.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2022

Hi John, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so happy you enjoyed the drinks, food, service, and overall experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again, The Barrington Guest Services

Reviewed September 17, 2022

Went with a large group. Everyone's halibut was so overcooked it was not edible. The vegetarian option of Jerk Cauliflower steak was a barely cook cauliflower with jerk sauce basted over it but not grilled or cooked in any way with sauce. Plate came with...completely wrong sides and veggies on sides on all dishes were raw, Very disappointing night.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2022

Hi there, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to post a review of your dining experience with us here at the Barrington, I would also like to apologize for not living up to expectations. We work very hard to deliver excellent experiences...More

Reviewed September 14, 2022 via mobile

One of the best steakhouses I have been to in quite some time. Perfect ambiance for a steakhouse and I loved the oyster bar. Excellent steaks done to our exact specifications. Great selection of dishes, apps and desserts. We had an amazing experience here. I...felt that the pricing was quite reasonable for the quality of the food. Here's a tip. We called Sat. Afternoon for a reservation that evening and they were fully booked. My wife said, "Let's just go in and see if they have a table." They did. Sometimes it pays to walk in and try your luck. I recommend the aged cigar steak. Melt in your mouth.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2022

Hi there, What a compliment! Thank you so much for visiting us and sharing your experience! We're so happy you and your wife decided to stop in and spend the evening with us. We can't wait to welcome you again soon! Thanks again, The Barrington...More

Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Went to Barrington Steak House for anniversary dinner. Steve the GM took care of us and went beyond our expectations. Our server Clare was professional and attentive to our table which helps our experience become exceptional. We had the halibut with grilled jumbo shrimp and...the 8oz fillet and scallops both were cooked to perfection. Steve added the grilled mushrooms as an accompaniment and they were so good you could just gave that as a meal If you want a great steak and a good night out with that special person. Try Barrington you will not be disappointed. Will be back!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2022

Hi Lion T, Thank you so much for visiting us and for sharing your review - we always love hearing from our guests and we're thrilled you had an enjoyable experience. Looking forward to seeing you again, The Barrington Guest Services

Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been going to the Barrington Steakhouse since the first week they opened. My experience on August 19, 2022 was terrible. We ordered oysters and received all the wrong ones. Then our steak came. I ordered a 6 Oz steak. The one that came was...luck it it was 3 Oz. It never should have left the kitchen. It was so bad, we will likely never go back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2022

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your review, we appreciate hearing from our guests! We would like to apologize for this disappointing experience and would love to talk with you further if you'd like to email us at gm@barringtonsteakhouse.ca, Thanks again, The Barrington Guest Services

Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service. Very nice atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation without yelling. Unlike that bicycle place on the waterfront! The restaurant has a small rooftop patio. The food was quite good. Overall, a nice experience.

Date of visit: July 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at The Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2022

Hi there, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience here at The Barrington! Thank you for stopping in and for sharing your feedback, we hope we'll see you again soon! The Barrington Guest Services

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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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