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About Ryan Duffy's
Located near the Halifax waterfront, at Ryan Duffy's we strive to be your restaurant of choice and your favorite steakhouse. We proudly hand-cut and weigh our Alberta AAA steaks table-side, we also offer a selection of fresh local seafood that will inspire your palet. Caesar salads perfectly prepared table-side. Allow our knowledgeable servers to delight you in our comfortable contemporary decor with their ability to anticipate you’re every dinning need. Experience firsthand why have won the "Consumer Choice Awards Best Fine Dinning" for five consecutive years and 'Best Steakhouse Award". If it is a lively atmosphere you seek, join us at our bar or fireplace lounge – sit back relax and enjoy one of our carefully crafted martinis or a cold pint paired with a delicious burger or fish & chips. Be wined, dined, and dazzled with an explosion of flavours.
Join us for Lunch, Weekend Brunch and Dinner 7 days a week ....Let the dazzling begin!
Halifax, NS B3J 1T2
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: Lunch:1130am-2pm. Dinner:5pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: Weekend Brunch 1130am-2pm. Dinner 5pm-10pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Ryan Duffys catering provides high quality, full service off-site catering in Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding areas. We offer a complete off-site catering service specializing in new and innovative menu selections as well as classical favorites. Our wide range of menus will suit every occasion. We take pride in achieving and exceeding our clientele's expectations in every aspect of cuisine and service. Our dedicated team of professionals will work with you to visualize and execute every detail of your event, and guarantees that your event will be enjoyable and memorable.
Street parking is available on both Bedford Row and Sackville Street. Also Public lots are located on Hollis Street and Lower Water Street
Within walking distance from Halifax Ferry Terminal.
Private Party Facilities:
Ryan Duffy"s is available for large functions, conferences, weddings or intimate gatherings in our welcoming, comfortable atmosphere in downtown Halifax. From 1 to 250 guests, let our dedicated team of professionals work with you to visualize and execute every detail of your event leaving you with memories that will last forever. Custom menus are available
Private Party Contact:
Heather Coffen: (902) 421-1116
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ryan Duffy's Ratings and Reviews
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience! Warm, comfortable, relaxing atmosphere! Table overlooking the street with a view of the glowing fireplace was wonderful on a cold night! Corky our server and Bev (Val?) or host made us feel special! Thank you!
Deb & Paul
Of 9 orders of steak, 4 were either under cooked or over cooked. One steak order was medium well, came out blue, came out the second time rare and third time was very well done. No discount offered and it took three tries to get the bill correct.
For a high priced steak house it was very disappointing, no plans to return.
Made a reservation for lunch on Saturday, when we arrived we had to wait around before being seated as there was only one waitress on who seemed completely overwhelmed despite there being only two other tables with people at them. We were given a brunch menu, when I mentioned we were there for lunch the server was unsure if they could do that, and went to check with the kitchen. Due to speed of service (this whole thing took about 20 minutes) we decided to go elsewhere for our meal. We have been to Ryan Duffy's before and have enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the friendliness and knowledge of the staff. All these things were missing on our most recent visit.
Wonderful dinner from the start to finish. Friendly welcome greeting upon arrival. Service was excellent and genuine. Food was outstanding. The steak was perfect. Food was served in a timely manner and delicious! Great experience, we will definitely be back.
Went for a birthday celebration with my spouse. The waiter was very attentive and his recommendations were right on. The tuna was fabulous, the steak delicious. The dessert recommendations were also a good choice and the birthday candle in one was a very nice surprise. Had a great meal and a great time.
It's pretty hard to find anything negative to say about such a great dining experience. This is s close to perfection as we've seen in Halifax. The food is pricey but you get what you pay for; a great meal, great ambience and great service.
Thankfully we had a Groupon coupon that made the expense much more palatable so best of you can latch onto a coupon too.
But coupon or not, a very special dining experience.
My wife and I went to Ryan's to celebrate our anniversary. This was our second trip. We love everything about the restaurant . All staff are friendly and cheerful. The jar of pickles and freshly baked rolls are a nice touch. We had the tableside Caesar, which was very nice and fresh. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and I could barely finish my 14 oz ribeye - but I'm a trooper! Dessert was deep fried cheesecake. mmmm.
My girlfriend and I celebrated our six month anniversary at Ryan Duffy’s and very much enjoyed the evening. Both of our steaks were amazing, the ribeye for me and the tenderloin for her were both very tender and flavourful. We ended our evening with the deep fried cheesecake which we would very much recommend. We were a bit concerned when we walked into a nearly empty restaurant on a Friday evening, but the food and service were amazing, great evening for us.
Very bad experience. Three of the four steaks we ordered were sent back. One steak was so tough you could not cut it with a knife, others were not cooked properly and when they were sent back they came out well done instead of medium. I would not recommend this steakhouse to anyone.
Service was good. Food was great. But I was very disappointed that none of the reasonable prices wines were avalible . And this wasn't mentioned until we had already ordered. Ended up paying close to $50 for s bottle of wine that I can get for $20 at the store because that was the only option, unless I wanted to pay more. The food was good, but the whole experience was meh. I'd go back if someone else was paying.
I was not 100% satisfied, my girlfriend ordered fish chowder and there were bones in the chowder, I ordered the starter nachos and I am not sure what I got,, looked like potato skins covered with chilli, ask for garlic bread with my pasta ,I got the bread when my meal was almost done, we both ordered martinis and we got a mixed drinks in a drink glass,
This was our first stop on a night out to celebrate my husband's birthday, and we chose it because he is a steak lover, and we'd heard that Ryan Duffy's is top notch. This turned out to be true; he found the steak here exceptional, arriving to his exact specifications (doesn't always happen), and with lots of delicious trimmings: mushrooms, and bacon, sour cream and chives for his baked potato.
For me, a non-meat eater, I was less excited to go to a 'steak house,' but was pleased to see lots of great options on the menu. One was 'award-winning' seafood chowder. I decided to order it as a starter, which I wouldn't have if it were not for a recent wisdom tooth extraction. I'm not a big fan of chowder in general, but it seemed like it would be one of the easiest things to eat.
A fortuitous choice it was!
This chowder is phenomenal: creamy, loaded with seafood and flavored with a hint of dill. My husband also ordered it as a starter, and agreed it was outstanding. It's so good that I would recommend it to those who love chowder, as well as those who don't.
I chose asparagus ravioli for my main; it was great. The pernod cream sauce and soft ravioli noodles were flavourful and delicious; I took most of it home because I was feeling sore, and, by that point, pretty full from the heaping portion of chowder. I can't wait to eat it later.
It's also worth noting that Ryan Duffy's has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with a roaring fireplace, great music, and wonderful staff. We will be back!
Ryan Duffy's has been the go to place for high quality steak in Halifax for many years and they still do excellent dry aged beef. My tenderloin was tender and flavorful and my wife's beef wellington was also done well, and a very large portion as well. Our guest's halibut however was overcooked and while not bad, not up the standards you expect from a high end restaurant in a city by the ocean that's famous for its seafood. Unfortunately, our biggest disappointment was the creme brule. This was just a creamy liquid under the torched sugar topping rather than the normally expected custard. We decided to send it back to the kitchen and skip dessert. The service was friendly and efficient from an experienced and knowledgeable waitress. On the night we went there were only two other tables with customers so it was quiet and comfortable. Overall I would say that if you are looking for a traditional steakhouse where they know their beef and you don't mind paying for quality it would be a good choice. However, be careful if you wander too far away from the meat options.
This was not my first visit to Ryan Duffy's, but it will probably be my last. Previous experiences have been great, but this one was left wanting. Out of four of us at the table, only one had a tasty meal, although the side was cold. The remaining three of us had virtually tasteless mounds of steak that appeared to have been thrown on a grill and not seasoned, other than the jus that the cold fries were drowned in. Only one person ordered dessert - the crème brule - which turned out to be more of a chocolate mousse with no discernible torched crust, even though we were assured after delivery that the chef said it was a crème brule. Not a pleasant dining experience that we are used to at this location.
The food was very good. However, I do feel, for the decor and ambiance, the prices are too high. I can easily find a restaurant in Halifax with food just as good, for considerably less. For those who don't mind dropping $100 for a meal for two with no alcohol and no dessert, it is a great spot. But we certainly wouldn't be able to ever do it without a gift card, as we had this time.
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