My wife and I were there to see the performance, but only had drinks, nothing to eat. It was a very special night, all thanks to Amy Helm and the great group of local musicians who were all fantastic.
On August 9th, we went for dinner and the Amy Helm concert. The meals were fabulous. The concert was a magical night of awesome music. What a beautiful intimate venue to see any artist. Cannot wait to go back!
This evening was a surprise birthday for a friend, and the service, food, music and atmosphere was spectacular! Thank you so!!
My fav place in all of Halifax to see live music and a wonderful venue. The food is good, the wine list covers all the bases and the staff are always very good. Easy to make a reservation and cannot say enough good things about the ambience. Recent renovations are great. Good to have a spot that has live music 7 nights a week.
The food was of good quality but more highly priced than my usual budget allows.
Service was courteous, but they were understaffed when I arrived.
Management got a hold of extra staff to come in.
The musician was talented, but it was not the style of music I happened to be in the mood for.
I am going there for the live music，but honestly the music is too loud to fully enjoy. Seem Friday is busy， we wait at least 30mins for the main course. Hope they can get better
Loved the music! food was good as was service! Would come again
Excellent service and experience. The only thing I am not always crazy about is the layout of the tables, but I realize that is hard to fix. I wish tables were more semi spheres, so no backs face the stage. Thanks again.
One of had the noodle bowl with shrimp, which he enjoyed very much. My friend and I had the steak frites, which was out of this world amazing. The meat was perfectly seasoned and cooked to the correct doneness, and the fries are hands-down the best in the city.
Thank you for a great meal!
Our favorite place for a night on the town.
Good food and entertainment - great service,
great ambience and respectful patrons.
Great atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food
100% great evsning staff lovely food A1 muskc magic
Went for a show and dinner. The new renovations were very nice and stylish. I had the steak frites and it was amazing.
I love the Carleton and have posted many reviews. The Carleton itself offers incredible entertainment. I went with three friends this past Sunday. I found the hostess rough around the edges and not overly friendly. The servers are good but the food seems to be less and less stellar each time. The food is not value for money. I have learned to avoid all seafood there and that the Pskoras and Pavlova are delicious. We shared our food and had a large spread but we all left underwhelmed. We go early for dinner to get a good table but I will likely have to rethink my strategy for the next time. Please listen Carleton and make your food more in line with your incredible entertainment.
Excellent service. Food was delicious with reasonable prices. Happy hour from 4-6 was great! Went to watching grown ups read things they wrote as kids and it was the perfect venue for it.
I cannot recall the name of my server but I would like to say that he was absolutely perfect. He knew when to check in. Was polite. He read our vibe and knew we weren't interested in being chatty but expected good service. Which he absolutely delivered. Thank you for an amazing night out. I cannot wait to come back.
Great service, awesome music (Chris Kirby) and overall a great place to be on any night of the week
A fantastic venue for music, food and atmosphere. We enjoyed a gorgeous night on the patio.
Just a great night. Everything was excellent. Food. Music. Atmosphere. Can’t wait to go again!
Always a pleasure to attend a music evening at The Carleton. The new menu has options for all including vegan, whole food plant based. A great menu with enough to please most hungry patrons. In addition to great food and beverages, you might luck in to some amazing talent playing.
I love the Carleton for music. Sometimes, I like the food. It has been hit and miss recently. Hit: Pakoras and the Pavlova. Miss: Thai salad, mussels, scallops and pork belly. Both my guest and myself suffered from terrible belly aches after the dinner. So Carelton, I’ll skip the seafood next time. I hope you decide to have a no miss, all hit menu soon.
Great atmosphere. Loved it. Felt like a jam in someones garage after the main event
Service was outstanding; (Thanks, Jerry!) The drinks were reasonably priced, but the food was expensive & portions were very small. Tasty, but minimal! The Carleton is still a great place to go for drinks and live entertainment, but next time we will eat prior to coming.
We were visiting Halifax from England and happened to notice there was live music on, so we booked a table. It was a great night. Good music, good food, lovely service, great ambience. I also liked the beer.
My husband and I absolutely loved the experience, food, music, service all top notch, will definitely be returning.
A nice spot, and they bring in good bands for music. Good cocktails. The unfortunate part is they were SUPER disorganized the night we were there. My girlfriend booked a table months in advance fora sold-out salsa band, only to be told that they weren't honouring the reservation when we got there. Several other people told us they had the same experience. They bought us a round of drinks to apologize. But it still reflected poorly on them that they offered reservations and then couldn't honour them. I'd still recommend, but don't count on them for reservations for a special night out or anything like that.
We found the food overpriced and not so special or unique to merit the cost. Tiny, tiny portions. It took a very long time to come out. We were at a tiny table in the corner that was difficult to reach. The server had trouble getting to us, so we felt we weren't tended to very often. The table was also crammed in beside two bigger tables and made me feel squished and uncomfortable. There was nowhere for my purse or jacket.
The staff and crowd were nice, the place is beautiful, and the music was awesome. I probably won't be back, however.
I was so looking forward to trying this place out and was happy we got a reservation. When we showed up however, there was a sold out concert one hour from the reserved time so we were told we couldn’t stay. The concert wasn’t listed on the site as being Friday night and nothing stopped us from making the reservation. I want to get past the awful first impression and give it a try another time but it will take me a while.
Went to see Cuban band on My 31st. The band was amazing but the crowd was toooo noisy when the band was playing, I’m sure they didn’t appreciate it either. Have some respect people!
Great night with Steve. Our waiter was very good. Lots of fun with friends.
Great service, Great Food, And Steve Poltz is amazing!!
Great ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We went to see Jane Siberry and decided after booking the tickets to reserve a table for supper as well. The concert was amazing, just wonderful and the food and service was excellent too.
I was delighted to have a wonderful meal served by an especially graceful server in what should have been impossible conditions. The bar was quite full but workable. Great food and fabulous entertainment, of course.
have been going for years mainly for the entertainment which is stellar - food and service also great it would be a great place to stop in anytime
Very noisy, had to yell to have a conversation, but our waiter was very accommodating and managed to get the music turned down, so it was more enjoyable to eat sit and talk until the artist started. Loved that the ticket price was so reasonable for such a wonderful artist. Loved her.
Absolutely loved the food..actually enough so that I ordered seconds of a couple of items! ;) The music was wonderful and the ambience perfect for the venue!
The Carleton delivers fabulous entertainment and great food at an approachable price. The menu is limited, but changes often. Their kitchen staff are delivering wondrous food. Our party of four were all more than pleased with their meal. The Carleton is a wonderful place for great food and live entertainment.
Great venue for musician/songwriters. The menu is also great for small plates. The service is amazing
Great sound quality of the performances and look forward to attending regularly.