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) #275 of 572 Restaurants in Halifax ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
1500 Brunswick St | Halifax, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X9, Canada
+1 902-423-5995
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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1500 Brunswick St | Halifax, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X9, Canada
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We decided to have dinner at the Fireside one evening...it was a Friday and there were a good number of tables occupied but it seemed to me that most were drinking and perhaps nibbling but not big meals. My husband and I seated ourselves and...More

Thank ItalianRoadRunner
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I've been looking for a good Jamaican Jerk Chicken since I was on the island two years ago. I found it here, and it exceeded every expectation I could've had. Service is always excellent, owners are very involved in the dining room. Owners are courteous...More

Thank mitchellg113
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place, great menu (good prices) and such a chill ambience. Awesome location to meet up for dinner n drinks with friends. Family friendly, n lots of small 2 people seating n if course large seating available for groups. The baked haddock was good,...More

Thank Darrell L
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Service is always good and often excellent Chicken wings were good and we would order these again We generally share a club sandwich about 2 times a month and it is always generally very good but tonight the chicken was very tough to the point...More

Thank Jhm_11
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Decided to try out the new location with friends after the Film Festival, it was a mistake! The decor, music and ambiance in general seemed to be catering to seniors. I remember the Fireside being the place to go on a Monday night, however this...More

Thank Wendric
tomwile28, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Those church pews have received good reviews from folks and are 100 years old. Monday nights are still a strong night for us, however the start is usually later now as the martini crowd seems to like...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I tend not to review places that I don't like, but I am making an exception for the new Fireside. I once loved Fireside but went to their new location recently and with the exception of the terrific server, it was very disappointing. The menu...More

Thank Vicki Lynn B
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Fireside recently moved into a new location. The menu is much the same with a variety of basic and comfort foods all prepared fresh and presented well. Try the fish and chips.

Thank NKJ2
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Went for lunch...its a bit high on the price scale where a glass of wine cost me $17.00. Salad and dessert and my total bill, with tip was almost $50...for LUNCH. The new space is nice, but it doesn't have a warm feeling to it....More

Thank jlslaun
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Atmosphere: noisy. Service: not particularly good. Food: okay, but only just. Prices: a little high for what you get. If you like feeling taken for granted, this is the place!More

Thank thetravelprof
tomwile28, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

I am sorry to read that u didn't enjoy your visit. Since we have changed locations business has been more brisk. Additional people do tend to provide a little more background noise, most of our clientele like the energy that this provides to the room....More

Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted someplace close to where we were staying and ended up here. There were just a couple of other tables occupied on a Sunday night. The wait staff was very friendly and provided the right amount of attention to our needs. The chicken stuffed...More

Thank Vicki1020
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Brunswick St | Halifax, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-5995
For over 20 years, Halifax's place for casual dining in a cozy, intimate atmosphere has been The Fireside, just off the shopping district of Spring Garden Road. Well known for its Martini Mondays, the Fireside is a place to gather with friends to enjoy a cocktail, munch on a variety of tasty appetizers or sit down to a full meal in comfortable surroundings. At The Fireside, the food is delicious, the drinks are imaginative and the service is impeccable. You'll find the prices are reasonable, the choices are plentiful and you and your guests will never feel hurried. Out new location is bright and inviting featuring local art and mid-century modern décor. This is Halifax's home of modern comfort food!
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