Agricola Street Brasserie
The food was fresh and delicious, the drinks were quick and tasty, and the service was great. One of our diners said their burger was the best in town and the rest of us all loved our meals. They were able to easily accommodate my allergy to dairy. Atmosphere was great and we will certainly be making a return visit.
Birthday dinner, delicious food, great ambiance, amazing service
The baked Oysters we had as an Appetizer were good and arrived in a timely manner. The service staff was generally friendly. Then the experience went downhill.
We ordered the duck, which took them a solid 1.5h to prepare. The excuse that „there are several large groups here tonight“ annoyed as even more, given the half empty dining room. After around an hour of waiting we were asked if we would like „some more bread“ despite never having been offered any in the first place (if this was supposed to be a joke, it wasn’t funny).
When the food did arrive it was underwhelming. Ironically after the wait the duck was so undercooked it would have been hardcore for a rare beef steak, for duck it was beyond the pale. The sides on one of the dishes were cold and the potatoes tasted as if they had been kept warm for hours. Normally we would have sent the food back, but at this point we were to hungry to risk another 1-2h wait. To their credit they did take one of the mains off the bill though.
Overall would not recommend going there.
Super atmosphere, great food and service.
My guest from Ontario was most impressed with everything, and so were we
I liked the location and ambiance of the Agricola Street Brasserie. The waiting staff were very attentive, but I found the menu and food disappointing - it was good but not great. I was hoping for more as I had heard good things about the Brasserie. Also wine could only be purchased by the glass or bottle. I would give it a second chance if a group of friends were to want to there, but I have had much better experiences in Halifax.
We have always been made to fee welcome and well looked after when we've dined here. The food is exceptional. They certainly made my Mom's 85th a very memorable one!! Thank you Brasserie!!
The Brasserie has been hit and miss, was there a month ago after a long hiatus because of several previous misses and really enjoyed it. However, recent visit portions were small (ie the mussels) at a fairly high price point. In my opinion the food scene in Halifax is great, with many very good mid price point and high end price point options. I would say this a a mid point on food with a high price point. Ambience inside or on the deck is really nice, and service is good. No trouble getting a reservation on open table 24 hours in advance for a Friday (as compared to no luck with open table or even phone calls on the water) and the main floor was empty ... a message? I would say its a good back up plan but would not go out of my way to go there first as there are some better mid food points with mid price range options in Hali.
Service was very slow. Food (new menu relative to winter) was average; bland tasting. Patio atmosphere was nice. I liked this place a lot when I came here in the winter. This time it was quite average; ifcthis were my first time I would not return.
Simple menu, but what they have they do well! Great tasting appies and main. Great cocktails as well!
I think this restaurant was great. The only detractors from acing it across the board was that the fresh halibut was a bit overcooked (I am truly a seafood snob) and was a bit pricey at $38.
Extremely slow service and did not meet our expectations at all
Exceptional atmosphere, food, presentation, and attention to the finest of details.
You will NOT be disappointed with your visit.
We went there for happy hour after reading the happy hour menu on OpenTable, when we arrived we were told there is no happy hour menu. Highly disappointed won’t return after being bait and switched.
This was our second visit and enjoyed it as much as the first . Well prepared and tasty food choices with attentive service. Plan to try out the patio when it warms up !
Love the patio atmosphere. The food has never disappointed. One of my favourite restaurants!
Hi SherryS, thanks so much! We love the new patio too!
Food was delicious and portion sizes very reasonable.
Great dinner and drinks. Patio is fabulous. Great food and drinkss
Father’s Day Dinner
Took my dad out on Saturday for fathers day and all of our meals were perfect.
I would recommend on the basis of having a drink on the rooftop deck, but service was not great. We had to flag our server down a few times to order food or get a drink and we were right beside where they get the drinks.
When we got our steaks I even asked that server if she had them right as I had the rare and my friend had the medium rare. She insisted it was correct as he ordered his without mushrooms. However, it was visibly obvious that his was the rare one. It was still tender, so I still ate it, but my friend insisted on on trading a couple of pieces with me, as it was obviously to him as well.
Another server did ask how everything was and I said “not bad”. At this time he did offer to get me something else if I wasn’t happy with it, but I declined, so that is on me. But I was half done, so I didn’t see the point.
The calamari app was good, and cooked nicely.
The atmosphere is great though.
I love the character and feel of the Brasserie and generally the food has been good the few times I have been. On my last visit though I was very disappointed with the calamari - it's mediocre at best. The mushroom pasta, though was excellent. In the summer it would be great to have more rosés on your wine list. The service was very good.
One of my favourite places to eat! The menu is creative, and everything we have had (appetizer, main or dessert) has been skillfully made and absolutely delicious. Staff is friendly and very knowledgable. Love the open concept. Has a very European feel.
Qualité de la nourriture.
We had an amazing night! The food far surpassed our expectations, server was great- overall amazing time. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for an intimate, delicious dinner experience.
Amazing service, delicious food,great ambiance!! We will be back.
2nd time st ASB. Food fine.!
Way to slow again for reeling dinner , appys etc..:
Great food, atmosphere and service! Would recommend the short rib ( it’s amazing)
Great service and food. Noise level wasn’t too loud; We were able to converse with our friends. We’ll definitely be back!
The chef is very accommodating to requests re: food allergies/sensitivities. But I would like to see more choices on the menu for those who cannot eat dairy.
Delicious food, amazing service, and a comforting atmosphere! We loved everything about this restaurant!
Great service and yummy sustenance. Servers knew their stuff and everything looked and tasted excellent.
HI PaulC, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We pride ourselves on our hospitality and can't wait to have you back again!
Excellent food and venue! The short ribs were delicious. Very cool vibe!
Food quality and Exceptional Service. I have eaten here a dozen times and the both of those features are on a level of there own; Management/Ownership should be very pleased with their execution.
Food was very underwhelming. Beef lacked flavor and portion was small. Vegetables were undercooked.
Potato wrapped halibut sounded great....not so much. Burnt potato, overcooked fish and no flavor.
Above all, nothing on the total bill was comped. Very sad.
The atmosphere was really nice.
Hi CrispyBacon, I am concerned to hear about your experience. This is certainly not what we aim to provide, nor is it what a large majority of our guests experience. Could you please email me directly at email@example.com so we can discuss it in detail?
Pretty good food and service, I would recommend to my friends, and have good variety.
Good food, excellent service. Great beer list. I enjoyed the setting and the ambience very much. Casual, relaxed atmosphere, and in what feels like a historical building. Enjoyable evening.
Hi RennieR, thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We love all things food and drink and love to share it with others. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Excellent atmosphere. Great drinks and food. Outstanding service.
Hi DerekC, thank you so much for your kind words! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your experience with us, we love what we do and love to share it!
Very nice servers and experienced with wine selection. Ambiance was great. French onion soup was good but tasted more like gravy. Halibut was just okay.
Hi Paula, I am so glad you enjoyed the service during your visit! Our beef broth that we use in the French Onion soup is made here in house, we roast our own bones and make stock with it so there is a very nice richness from the gelatin. I'm sorry you didn't find the Halibut outstanding, please, any time you are dining with us, if everything is not fantastic, let us know and we will do our best to make it so! We hope we can welcome you back again sometime soon!
Beautiful restaurant, great energy and music but if you’re a pescatarian or vegetarian make sure you call in advance and confirm that all items listed in the menu are actually available. Quite pricy for the amount of food served. However they do have amazing dessert. I am sure other people would love this place but I don’t think I’m coming back. I was quite disappointed with the food portions and the fact that they did not have any of the key menu items I was looking forward to try.
I am so sorry you didn't enjoy you experience with us! Unfortunately last night we needed to remove 2 items from our menu. We use small local suppliers and do not carry large inventories, everything is fresh and when an item doesn't meet our standards we are not willing to lower those standards and we will remove the offending item for that evening. It doesn't happen often and I am sorry you had to experience this. We would love to have you back to try out the dishes you had been hoping to try!