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1725 Market St | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
+1 902-425-1987
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Glasgow, Canada
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182 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ahhh, to feast on high quality food, served beautifully in lovely surroundings. Prepared correctly including special requirements of one of our party. I could not drink wine at this event, but, I'm told the wine the rest of the group ordered was excellent. My drink for this evening was water and the servers discretely kept filling my water glass while... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was wonderful and the menu is rather upscale with a good selection of wines, service was excellent in a nice locale. Not exactly a fan of hotel restaurants but this is one of the exceptions we made and it was a good choice. Highly recommended.

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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The starter of wild boar was delicious, the elk for mains just perfect only the stodgy coconut cake let them down a bit. Service friendly and efficient. Very popular at weekends so book.

Thank ColchesterSleeper
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, ColchesterSleeper. It's very nice to know that you had a great meal and the comment about pre-booking tables on the weekend, is a great recommendation for potential guests, so thank you for that too! Please come see us again anytime! More 

Rothesay, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the amuse bouche to the decadent, expertly plated dessert, this restaurant is definitely a culinary experience. The ambiance is fun and welcoming, not stuffy in any way. The staff is very skilled and so friendly. We opted for chef's choice testers with wine pairing and were NOT disappointed with any of them. Would recommend any of the testers as... More 

1 Thank cbaldwin165
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

That's a great way to think about the calories, cbaldwin165. No need to worry about them when there's delicious food to be had! Having the chef's choice is a great way to see what we offer, especially if you're having a hard time deciding on what to order from the menu. Plus, it is also great to have wine paired... More 

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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the Prince George Hotel is Gio. It had good reviews so we tried it. Dinner was very good. It offered a good selection of seafood and meat dishes as well as some exotics like boar and I believe elk. This is casual fine dining. It is not inexpensive but you are getting quality.

Thank Salvatore M
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Yes we do have elk, Salvatore M! If you didn't get to try it on your last visit, you should definitely consider it next time. Lean, tender and cooked perfectly so that it melts in your mouth. Delicious! Hope to see you again sometime! More 

Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Gio is located in an uninspiring location with a dark interior. Our servers were nice. Our starter was lovely. Only one of three mains was great. The wine list is quite limited. Go to one of Halifax's many many other delicious spots. Skip this.

Thank Christina M
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Sorry we weren't what you were looking for, Christina M. Sometimes you just can't inspire everyone. Compared to some places, our wine list is limited, but we hope to have something for everyone in the 70+ wines that we do offer. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we hope you enjoy the best of Halifax! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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214 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Gio, in the lovely Prince George hotel, is a winner! The atmosphere is warm and lively, the staff is attentive and friendly. The menu offers some uncommon dishes: I had elk, which was done perfectly. I would dine at Gio in any city anywhere.

Thank LoveLiveTravelEat
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

I love reviews like this, LoveLiveTravelEat! Enthusiastic and summing up what we do nice and neat! All of us are proud of the experiences we give our guests and I'm happy to hear yours was a success. More 

st. John's
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We heard good reports about this restaurant so six of us went to try it out. We were warmly greeted at the door by a very charming waitress. The place was immaculately clean, fresh and upscale. Our server was friendly, informative and efficient. The menu has a good selection so everyone found something interesting to try. The food taste was... More 

Thank QuidiVidiBeer
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments, QuidiVidiBeer. I'm sorry to hear the food left you a little hungry and wasn't as exceptional as you were expecting. They aren't comments we hear a lot, but it is good feedback I can pass on to our kitchen team to make any necessary tweaks. We definitely are proud of the reputation we have and... More 

Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Everything about Gio is fantastic! The service, the food, the ambience. You just cant go wrong with going to Gio.

Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

I don't think you can go wrong here either, KMACYHZ. We hope to offer a complete package and it's good to know we delivered! Please come see us again anytime! More 

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114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I ate here a couple of times as I was running an event at the Prince George. Food is really great. They accommodated vegan, vegetarian and gluten free with no issues. Food was delicious and service was first rate.

Thank waynecom7
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

waynecom7, thank you for the review and for dining with us on multiple occasions! Having the Prince George as a home base is great, especially when Gio is such a good compliment to it. I am biased of course, but reviews like yours speak loud. Accommodating dietary concerns is something we are very serious about, and will do whatever we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Market St | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-425-1987
  • This restaurant is at Prince George Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?