DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Lovers of Canadian literature will recognize the name of Dartmouth’s newest restaurant — The Watch That Ends The Night.
The restaurant — named after Hugh MacLennan’s 1958 novel of the same name — is an 80-seater restaurant and cocktail bar on the second floor of King’s Wharf. Operated by Bethany and Joe Gurba, The Watch That Ends The Night combines both formal and causal dinning, with cocktail tables alongside sofas and intimate booths. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a framed photo of Hugh MacLennan — a gift given to the Gurba’s by one of MacLennan’s cousins — that hangs behind the wooden cocktail bar.
The menu features dishes such as dry-aged beef tartare with house mustard, shallots, herb-cured egg yolk and herb-oil-roasted garlic sourdough ($13); tortiere made with rabbit and pork belly, root vegetables, roasted cremini mushrooms, parsnip purée and jus ($22); and risotto made with sweet potato, butternut squash, brown butter, toasted ($15).
15 Kings Wharf Pl., Unit 104, Dartmouth, N.S.