The Brasserie opened its doors four years ago and has been serving French inspired seasonal home-style cooking since then. But now that four years has passed, it’s time for us to change our focus. We are excited to present a menu deeply centered on local seafood and house-made pasta. Instead of Rabbit Pot Pie expect Crab and Burrata Fazoletti, instead of Samosas expect Egg Yolk Rotolo, and instead of Seared Duck Breast expect Tandoori Monkfish and Lobster a la Nage.
Our focus on local and sustainable food will continue and we feel this is particularly important as we move to a seafood focused menu. The chefs in charge of our kitchen, Julie Cook and Graham Stephenson, are passionate about working with sustainable seafood companies who source their products along our coast, in the Gulf of Maine, and along the Atlantic Seaboard. This means that you’ll see the full range of seafood, from our own waters, that the Maritimes has to offer and it means we won’t be shipping in from places like the Mediterranean and Vietnam. While we’re currently very excited about our new menu, we’re also looking forward to the spring when the selection of local seafood will explode.
The space is designed to accommodate a variety of dining experiences. The main dining area can accommodate up to 44 diners in long banquettes and stand-alone tables designed to fit anywhere from an intimate table for two to a festive party of twelve. The long butcher block bar can accommodate up to 18 and is a place where people can enjoy a glass of wine after work, a bar snack, or a full menu during dinner hours. The lounge window seats offer a cozy nook for quiet conversation and, during the warm months, the windows fold open so that one can watch the world go by over a pint of locally crafted beer. Further inside the Brasserie is an open kitchen where one can sit at the kitchen counter and enjoy the inner workings of the brasserie kitchen while upstairs, the mezzanine overlooking the kitchen, can accommodate large groups up to 25. Alternatively, we can also accommodate up to 80 people for a sit down dinner should you wish to host a private party or wedding celebration. Finally, we have a summer roof top patio that seats 40 people and currently serves a Vietnamese menu.
Agricola Street Brasserie got its name not just because of its location but because of what the word Agricola represents to both the Brasserie and to Nova Scotia. From 1818 to 1822, John Young used Agricola – (latin for Farmer) as his pen name to advocate for Nova Scotia to become agriculturally independent. This lends itself well to what the Brasserie’s mandate is–to bring in as many locally sourced products as possible, and to create dishes around the changing seasons.
The best way to have the freshest ingredients is to have them on your table as soon as they’re take from the ground. To ensure this we have built close relationships with farmers and local suppliers. One of our most exciting relationships is with Sober Island Oysters which has developed so well, they even have an entire oyster long line dedicated to The Brasserie.
Closed Wednesday, May 16 for a private event.
We are open for Victoria Day – Monday, May 21st.
Happy Hour each day 4pm-6pm
Bar 4pm – Close
Dinner 530pm – 10pm
Closed on Sunday.