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The Bicycle Thief

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Downtown Halifax
Italian, Canadian
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1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 48
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for people watching and a beer

We stopped here for drinks on the patio. The service was great, the people watching was great, the price was, as expected, a little steep. We were given fresh bread and special spread with out asking. Nice touch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Denis M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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English first
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for drinks on the patio. The service was great, the people watching was great, the price was, as expected, a little steep. We were given fresh bread and special spread with out asking. Nice touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a Monday night and it was packed. We had read that it was advisable to call head and make reservations, which we did, and we were seated right away. My husband had the calamari appetizer, which was a huge portion, and he said it was some of the best he's had. He also had the lasagna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Truly outstanding service ... from the greeter, bartender (who made a drink he'd not heard of to perfection!), waiter, and manager on duty! Food was beautifully presented, prices were reasonable, and the perfect setting of a breeze on the boardwalk overlooking the harbour was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

By most standards a pretty good Italian restaurant. Great location overlooking Halifax harbour area. Sat outside on the deck for lunch - restaurant was pretty busy which is always a good sign. Very friendly and efficient service. Standard of food very good although a bit on the pricey side. Drinks were to my mind expensive for the standard of establishment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Bike Thief has great outdoor dining and a fun, if crowded, atmosphere. All the meals we had were well presented and tasted delicious. I do recommend reservations for this popular waterfront restaurant.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Five of us went to the Bicycle thief for dinner. Even though it was a Tuesday evening we had made reservations and we were glad we had as the restaurant was full. Although this restaurant is on the waterfront not many tables have a view of the water. We started with calamari, oysters, scallops and salads. These were all great.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had heard of the restaurant online and were then told by a mutual friend to try it during our short stay in halifax. We were not disappointed! We actually had made reservations for the Monday nite but on Sunday we had a very difficult time finding a restarant that was actually open! Not sure if it's always the case... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 3, tried 3 different appetizers, (Scallops, Calamari and Spinach dip) The presentation was lovely and they did not disappoint, we then moved onto the main course. (Rack of Lamb, Tenderloin and Lasagna) Once again a wonderful presentation and no disappointments here. We shared the Carmel cake and it was divine. We found the "Culture" of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Busy, lively restaurant. Friendly and attentive service. Excellent food. Service was quick without making us feel rushed. Kitchen was able to accommodate a picky child without at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went with a group of 16. Seated away from others for more privacy. Great server, great food, reasonably priced special of the night. Music a little loud but server did turn it down for us. Would definitely go back.

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Additional Information about The Bicycle Thief

Address: 1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-425-7993
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 100
Cuisine: Italian, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-425-7993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • Cuisine: Italian, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?