Primal Kitchen

1463 Brenton St, Halifax, NS B3J 3S7
At PRIMAL Kitchen of Halifax we have a passion for meat. Our menu celebrates the animal with expertly prepared items using prime cuts, whether it's our house-made charcuterie selection, beer-braised short rib, or a juicy burger. Smoked, cured and butchered ¿ we do it all here. All the menu items at PRIMAL start with fundamental ingredients and are skilfully prepared. Along with charcuterie we feature raw items like oysters, entrées such as steak frites, and unique desserts like bacon marshmallow s'more. We offer a primal and a charcuterie feature that change weekly. More...
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Savoury snacks: Charcuterie plates in Halifax

Savoury snacks: Charcuterie plates in Halifax

Many restaurants serve charcuterie, but it’s the heartbeat of only a very few. One of those is Primal Kitchen, a white-tableclothed shrine to all things meat. You won’t have to search for charcuterie on the menu, because it proudly occupies the central position. Choose from goose-breast prosciutto or rabbit terrine, lamb pastrami or the jerky-like biltong of chef van Antwerp’s native South Africa.

The class of 2015 notable restaurants in Halifax

The class of 2015 notable restaurants in Halifax

Primal Kitchen retains the high ceilings and small tables of its fine-dining predecessor, Fiasco, but little else. The punny name – a "primal" is one of the fundamental cuts of meat, to be broken down for cooking or retail – tells you right from the start that this is a meat-centric place. That's not to say you can't order other things, but charcuterie is quite literally front and centre on the menu. It's filled with pates, terrines and all manner of salted and cured specialties. The most distinctive is jerky-like biltong, made from sous chef van Antwerp's father's recipe.

Where to grab the best gourmet burgers in Halifax

Where to grab the best gourmet burgers in Halifax

A new addition to the Halifax restaurant scene, small and stylish Primal offers a menu that is filled with the finest cuts of meat served with craft beer. The restaurant’s beef chuck is ground in-house and cooked to perfection. Topped with molasses bacon and smoked cheddar, the Primal Burger looks great and tastes even better. Eating this burger is a sure fire way to fill any meaty cravings you might have!

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  • $11 To $25

Restaurant type

  • Brasserie
  • Bar
  • Bistro

Cuisine type

  • Canadian Cuisine
  • Continental


  • Extensive Wine List
  • Group Reservation
  • Reservation
  • Restaurant With Catering Services
  • Restaurant With Party Services
  • Restaurant With Wedding Service
    • Lunch Menu
    • Alcohol Served
    • Craft Beer
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  • Casual
  • Trendy
  • Intimate
  • Upscale

Products and Services

  • Steak
  • Craft Beer

Languages Spoken

  • English