Seriously good ingredients prepared with Nova Scotia’s seasons in mind.

This is the story of Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Local oysters, fresh mussels, artisanal cheeses and prime meats, fresh seasonal produce – the region’s finest – are presented in innovative takes on traditional classics. Whether for light afternoon fare, refreshing cocktails at the bar, or a carefully crafted chef’s menu, the relaxed atmosphere of Rime Restaurant and Wine Bar is a smart destination. After all, when we eat well, we live well. And feeding people well is what we’ve set out to do.

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written by our seasons

The road to Lunenburg is a rainbow of rolling landscapes, weathered buildings and ocean views boasting postcard-perfect Maritime scenes. Lunenburg is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar is the coin I added to this pot of gold, in May 2014.

Rime is named for the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, chosen to pay tribute to the nautical and cultural nature of this World UNESCO Heritage town. At Rime, we love to swap stories with our guests, whether they are visiting for the first time or we know them by name, and with the farmers, fishers and producers who are behind each dish we serve.

Of course the food tells a story too – the story of the land, of the producers, the history of a region. Season to season, we are inspired by these stories and our flavours reflect that fresh, local, creative narrative.

Rime is a unique opportunity to enjoy friends, family, and memorable meals showcasing the best ingredients of Nova Scotia. We look forward to your visit.

  Jeffrey MacNeil,
Chef/Owner Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar

Dinner Menu

Starters

Beef Tartare

beef tartare, preserved mushrooms, chives, shaved parmesan, preserved egg yolk, mustard dressing

$12

Caesar Salad

romaine, dressing, bacon bits, croutons, parmesan
$10

Fried Calamari

lightly coated & flash-fried calamari, chilli & lime mayo dipping sauce (gluten-free)

$10

Chowder

grilled scallops, shaved smoked scallops, bacon broth

$10

Oysters
served raw on the half shell with citrus & a red pepper chilli mignonette
(Market Price) (When Available)

Artisan Cheeses

a variety of local & imported artisan cheeses served with fruit preserve & grilled house made bread

$15


House Made Charcuterie

house cured meats & picked vegetables served with grilled bread

$15

Extras

Fries – $4

Fries & Cheese – $6

Vegetables – $5
Mushrooms & Onions – $6
Butter & Parmesan Gnocchi – $12

Grilled Chicken – $7
Scallops – $13

 

Entrées

Beef Duo

5 oz dry-aged AAA Canadian beef strip loin, braised beef roulade, fries, vegetables, garlic & parsley butter, jus

$28

Free Range Fried Chicken

Out to Pasture Farm’s local free-range chicken, sautéed greens, potato salad, spiced honey dressing

$23

Grilled Scallop Pasta

grilled scallops, house-preserved summer tomatoes, orecchiette pasta, white wine, chilis, garlic, shaved & dried smoked scallop

$25

House Made Gnocchi

hand-made potato gnocchi, oyster mushrooms, bolognese of kale, smoked cabbage & tomato

$24

Rime Carbonara

pasta, sautéed house-made guanciale, egg yolks, garlic, white wine, chilis, olive oil, parmesan

$18

Lamb Ragout

braised Out to Pasture Farm’s lamb, cavatappi pasta, cremini mushrooms, black garlic & sumac butter

$26

Add to any meal

Grilled Chicken – $7 / Scallops – $13

Gluten-Free pasta available, with sufficient notice provided.

Our menu changes seasonally based on availability of premium ingredients and may not be exactly as described.

Ask your server about our children’s selections.

Desserts

Featured Desserts

ask your server or check the chalkboard for today’s featured desserts

$9

Gelato & Sorbet

a selection of gelatos and sorbets; ask your server or check the chalkboard for today’s availability

$3 per scoop or $8 for a trio

Wine, Beer & Cocktails

Craft beer, wine from Nova Scotia and beyond by the glass or from the cellar, innovative cocktails… our serving staff will be glad to recommend a perfect pairing for your meal.

Our wine menu is in the process of being revised for the season.
Check back soon to see the updates!

LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA

At Rime, our focus is on offering local ingredients as often as possible. We thrive on nurturing relationships with our local producers and continually strive for sustainable farm to table practices. Fresh from the market, or local wharves, and through our front door – being close to the ingredients reminds us where our food comes from.

 Rime is proud to source from the area’s finest food producers, including:

Adams & Knickle Ltd / Deep Sea Scallops, Lunenburg, NS
Bay Enterprises Ltd / Malagash Bistro Thrum Oysters, Malagash, NS
Boulangerie La Vendéenne / Authentic French Bakery Certified Organic, Mahone Bay
Down on the Corner Farm / Dave Lahey, Blockhouse, NS
Fisherman’s Market / Bedford, NS
Hutten Family Farm / Ted Hutten, Kentville, NS
Peasant’s Pantry / Specialty Meats & Deli, New Ross, NS
Wooly Mountain Farm / Kurt Wentzel, South Shore, NS
MacCallums Produce Ltd / North River, NS
Veinotte’s Family Farm / Kevin Veinotte, South Shore, NS

NEWS, MUSINGS & EVENTS

Buck-a-Shuck is Back!

June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Buck-a-Shuck is Back!

Rime Restaurant will be holding Buck-a-Shuck every day this summer, from 5:00-6:00 pm, with fresh oysters for just a dollar each.

Come in and try a few (or a dozen!), along with a seasonal cocktail or a new wine.

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Off-site catering available

for more information or to book a private party e-mail Jeffrey at dine@rimerestaurant.ca

9 KING STREET, LUNENBURG NOVA SCOTIA

dine@rimerestaurant.ca

902.640.3112 T

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Dinner served from 5 – 8 pm, Sunday-Thursday
Dinner served from 5 – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday