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Reviewed May 19, 2023

It was above and beyond the best meal and dining experience either of us have had. We can not recommend it enough. Compliments to the chef on creating such a delicious menu, and the staff for creating a warm and welcoming environment. We will be...back anytime we are in the city, that is a certainty.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Robert Pretty, Owner at Stories Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2023

Thank you very much for your thoughtful, and kind review - it means a lot to our team to receive feedback like this. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Reviewed May 13, 2023

The food was amazing! and the service was even better! Suzanne and Mallorie went above and beyond and were so kind and professional! I definitely will be back and recommend anyone who's visiting the city or looking for a dinner spot to try it!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Robert Pretty, Owner at Stories Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2023

Thank you Sofia! These kind reviews mean a lot to our small team. Wishing you safe travels! - The Stories Team

Reviewed May 5, 2023 via mobile

It was the best dinner I've had in a long time. Mallory was our server, and she gave us excellent service 👌🏻 highly recommend it!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Robert Pretty, Owner at Stories Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2023

Thank you for reviewing your experience - we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us at Stories!

Reviewed April 27, 2023 via mobile

Everything amazing, service was super and the food was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. We ordered the scallop appetizer and WOW!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Robert Pretty, Owner at Stories Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2023

The scallop dish is one of our favourites too - we're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Stories!

Reviewed April 22, 2023

Everything was absolutely amazing! I've had my fair share of nice steaks, but the striploin at Stories was out of this world. The staff were also super attentive and had extensive knowledge about everything on the menu. Big thank you to our server Mallorie for...answering any of our questions and great service with a smile! I will definitely be coming back and bringing more friends and family around- it is a must-try spot!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Robert Pretty, Owner at Stories Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed, and kind review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed November 8, 2022 via mobile

What a perfect spot for a celebration dinner. Stylish decor and ambiance sets the mood for the amazing food. Presentation was a feast for the eyes and one could taste the love that went into the preparation in every bite. We absolutely loved it. I...will certainly be back. My new favourite spot in Halifax.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Robert Pretty, Owner at Stories Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2023

Thank you! We take pride in what we do, and we're excited to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

Great spot. Quiet, unassuming, excellent service and food that was perfectly well executed and delicious. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

We've dined at Stories before and always enjoyed the experience. This visit was no exception. A good selection of plates on the menu and we certainly enjoyed all our selections. Quiet, competent service in these days when wait staff are really pressed.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

This restaurant came up after a quick search on the internet. We were so lucky that they had a table for the one night we were in Halifax. They were incredibly welcoming, it’s a charming small restaurant with an excellent menu and the food was...beautifully presented and absolutely outstanding. The best cooked vegetables I’ve had in the whole of our travels in Canada!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

Small, quaint restaurant. Amazing food! Excellent staff. This is an absolute hidden gem. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Stories is regularly ranked as the best restaurant in the Canadian city of Halifax so my wife and I booked a table with great expectations. The first impressions were good - the restaurant’s two rooms are intimate and the music is low enough that you...can hear yourself think. The fresh bread we were offered at the start tasted delicious. My wife and I both ordered the Guinea hen without a starter and our server courteously warned us right away that we could expect a 25-minute delay. The food arrived and at that point the evening started to go sideways. The hen was perfectly cooked (the chef has been there 25 years) but a bit bland - and then our regular server vanished and we had to ask someone else to fill our wine glasses since the bottle was being stored elsewhere. We said, please leave it here, we are happy to pour, and were told that provincial law didn’t allow bottles to be placed on tables to give servers control over diners’ alcohol intake. This was our fourth dinner in a row in the city and on the previous three nights we’d had the bottle on our table. The desserts were pretty bland and as we ate I gradually became aware that the music was (a) louder and (b) playing Frank Sinatra singing “God Bless America”. I asked, why is that, and it turns out they play Sirius XM radio as background music. Soon the song was over and the announcer said he hoped everyone was “praying to God to ensure that the United States remains the finest country in the world”. I am sure Stories gets many U.S. clients but this is a Canadian restaurant in Canada. The final bill wasn’t actually outrageously big but we left with the very strong impression that this is an establishment rather coasting on its reputation.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

Very nice little restaurant in an old house, using a couple of rooms on the main floor as the dining area and the upper stories as a boutique hotel. Very limited menu, with 5 items as appetizers and 6 for the main course, all of...which look interesting. I choose the goat cheeze appetizer and the duck main course - both very good, perfect amounts, very nicely presented.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

Casual, elegant fine dining. Start with the incredibly succulent scallops prepared with a bright fresh mouth watering experience. The duck was cooked to perfection, rare just as it should be. Texture and flavour was perfectly enhanced with the chefs secret sauce. Desert was an art...form and left us satisfied. Service by Malcolm was 1st class. Very few tables and small rooms made for the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy my partners conversation. 6 stars if I could!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2021

My husband wanted to organize a special dinner for four of us to celebrate my 75th birthday. We could not have chosen a better place. We were in one of the two small private rooms and the atmosphere was perfect - as was the food....The menu isn't large but there is still plenty of variety. To work around a couple of food preferences and to leave room for main courses, we shared three appetizers (crab cake, scallops and goat cheese salad). Then two of us had tuna, one had duck and the other the salmon. All dishes were beautifully cooked and each was a work of art on the plate. Amazingly, two people still had room for dessert and pronounced the flourless chocolate cake and the sorbet to be marvellous. Our server, whose name I sadly forgot to ask, was terrific. Attentive and helpful but never obtrusive, he had a delightful sense of humour and got that we were a table of old people but not in our dotage. He helped us navigate menu items to work around one person's dairy intolerance and assisted with the wine choices. If Stories is having the supply and staffing issues that we hear are affecting most of the hospitality industry at the moment, it was certainly not obvious. This was the best dining out experience we've had in years. Thank you to all concerned.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was incredible! From the service to the ambience and the food, all was 10/10”. Truly the best meal we have experienced in Eastern Canada.

Date of visit: September 2021
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