Saturday STORM DAY

Due to the nasty weather, The Carleton will remain CLOSED Saturday, Feb 3. Wayne Nicholson and his Gin House Boys have been postponed; new date to follow. Tevon Tynes Trio will be back on stage next Saturday, Feb 10.

Stay safe and see you next week!

Join Us for Valentine’s Day!

We’re delighted to showcase the Peggy Lee Songbook with sultry vocalist Kitty Farmer and cool jazz pianist Holly Arsenault. Songs range from chaste declarations of love to vampy seductive come-ons… just made for this special day! Doors open for dinner and drinks at 5:00 pm with service continuing throughout the show. Holly and Kitty take the stage at 7:00 pm.

In addition to The Carleton regular dinner favourites, Chef Mathias Probst is offering a special Valentine’s Day 3-course menu for $65:

APPETIZER: seared local scallops with a spicy and tangy n’duja vinaigrette and a carrot puree emulsified with brown butter

ENTRÉE: cured and confit duck, served with crispy skin, slow braised red cabbage with cabernet sauvignon and pancetta

DESSERT: callebaut chocolate ganache, goat’s milk caramel, amaretti crumble

We reached the finals!

UPDATE: What a wonderful night at the Awards Gala. Great turnout despite the snowstorm. Congratulations to White Sails Bakery & Deli for their Community Engagement win — well deserved! This family-owned restaurant is an integral part of the Tantallon community and provided above-and-beyond leadership and support during the wildfire disaster.

The full list of 2024 winners is available HERE.


The Carleton is thrilled to join Le Bistro by Liz and White Sails Bakery & Deli as finalists in the category of Community Engagement for this year’s Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards!

This is truly meaningful recognition as we strive to support local arts and culture, showcase young musicians, mentor aspiring chefs on their red seal journey, and encourage diversity and inclusion.

Find out the Winners at the Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards Gala: January 29, 2024 from 7 pm to 10 pm at The Westin. A full list of finalists and tickets are available HERE.


Staff are taking a well-deserved break to share the holidays with family and friends.  Our house band Tevon Tynes Trio kicks off 2024 at The Carleton on January 5th (FREE show!), followed by dance band Rasta Gumbo on Saturday January 6th (SOLD OUT!).

2024 NS Restaurant Awards!

Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) presents the 2024 Restaurant Awards! These awards recognize the excellence in food & beverage across our province. Help the judges determine the winners in each category by casting your votes!

The Carleton has put itself forward in the following categories: Best Atmosphere (a great vibe that makes your experience even better) and Community Engagement (supporting local arts and culture, showcasing young musicians, mentoring aspiring chefs on their red seal journey).

Public voting is open until December 15th HERE. We appreciate your support!

Congrats Chef Mathias!

Congratulations and a big thank you to The Carleton’s Chef Mathias Probst, recipient of the 2023 Apprenticeship Award of Excellence from the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency for his outstanding achievement in advancing the apprenticeship training system.

Chef Mathias leads by example, sharing his knowledge and passion for the culinary arts with up-and-coming colleagues.

Experience the team’s delicious creations for yourself via our regular dinner menu, or upcoming Craft Draught Showdown custom pairing menu on December 13th.

A great writeup in this month’s Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Voice magazine as well!

Your chance to win tickets!

Recognize the guy on the left? It’s our own Mike Campbell! We are so excited that the 299 Queen Street West – The MuchMusic Experience Tour is coming to Halifax next week that we are giving away two pairs of tickets.

TO ENTER: Sign up for our newsletter at: and you could be a lucky winner! The contest closes this Sunday, October 22 at 11:59 pm AT and winners will be notified on Monday.

A special night!

English Art-Rock band Moulettes bring an acoustic version of their rock/prog/folk/pop music to The Carleton on Thursday, October 5th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $25 + HST. Folks, these are serious musos and well worth your time and money. We’re excited!

Moulettes is an English eclectic Art-Rock band that combines elements of Rock, Prog, Folk and Pop. The current line up is Hannah Miller (Cello, Vocals, Guitar), Oliver Austin (Drums, Guitar, Synths), Raevennan Husbandes (Vocals, Guitar), Jules Arthur (Synths, Viola, BVs), Mikey Simmonds (Violin, Viola, nyckelharpa, BVs)

The core of the band have been playing together since they met at school in Glastonbury with the festival on their doorstep. Notably led by a 4, 5 or 6 String Cello; the band uses 3-part vocal harmony and often incorporates orchestral and progressive elements into their music. They occasionally play with a chamber orchestra, or in larger ensembles. Think Frank Zappa ‘s extended band, meets Broken Social Scene, meets one of those incestuous Folk rock/pysch folk bands from the 60s/70s. Throw in the occasional American indie rock twists of Deerhoof and Tuneyards with Queen-scale vocal harmonies and epic string arrangements. Having spent a good number of years on the fringes of Folk, Indie & Prog Rock, the band has toured circuits all over U.K, Europe & Canada, playing Mainstages (Glastonbury, Montreal Jazz, Cropredy, End of The Road, Cambridge Folk, Beautiful Days), obscure ‘Dens of Iniquity’, free parties on mystical Islands and on UK BBC Radio.

The band has been nominated for several Best of The Year lists, won Spiral Earth’s Best Band and Album categories and won Fatea Roots Music’s best band of 2012. Noted for their creativity on the UK circuit, they have shared the studio & stage with legends such as John Paul Jones, Seasick Steve, Nick Cave, Mick Jagger, Herbie Flowers (David Bowie, Lou Reed), Arthur Brown and members of Prog-Rocking Gentle Giant. They have also had contemporaries from Mumford & Sons (Ted Dwane) , Band of Skulls, Bear’s Den, The Unthanks, Sarah Blasko’s Band, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Mystery Jets, Noisettes, Liz Green, Honey Feet, Resonators and Mike Dennis join the fold at different times.

Craft Draught Showdown: Good Robot vs Tanner & Co.

Happening Wednesday, June 28th at 7 PM and we still have some tickets left! One of our signature events and for good reason!

Enjoy 5 courses prepared by Chef Mathias Probst, each one paired with two 4 oz brews selected by expert Brewmasters to complement the dish.  Chef and Brewmasters will be on hand to speak about their pairings.  You vote for the most successful pairing after each course, with the grand winner declared at the end of the evening.

Limited seating.  Individual tickets are $100 (including tip) plus HST.