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Seasons more than a good view

Seasons Bistro & Wine Bar
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
1980 Robie St.
423-1161

Rating: ****
Dinner & drinks for two: $85
Signature Dish: Tempura Haddock
Signature Drink: Cocktails

Seasons Bistro at Atlantica (formerly Holiday Inn) has a fabulous view of the Halifax Common. Three of us are here for lunch and inexplicably it’s almost deserted.

The tasty Arugula Salad ($9) boasts an attractive array of arugula, roasted pear, tomatoes, honey roasted walnuts and crumbled blue cheese, tossed with sharp cider vinaigrette.

My friend’s Curry Chicken Wrap ($12) is so substantial that she takes half home.

The whole-wheat tortilla shell is wrapped around chunks of grilled chicken, apple, celery and lettuce and is accompanied by a fresh, green salad.

I can’t resist trying the Mushroom Croustini ($9): roasted button mushrooms, red onion jam and goat cheese on grilled foccacia.

It’s a bit unusual and quite delicious. My Spinach Salad ($5.50 as a side) is first-rate with baby spinach, shaved Irish cheddar, cherry tomatoes, portabella mushroom slivers, a poppy seed dressing and balsamic glaze.

A shared slice of Chocolate Cheesecake ($7) hits the spot. Our server is friendly and prompt and certainly deserves to be busier.

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