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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 427
    Excellent
  • 244
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

We had lunch outside. We had oysters (weren't on the menu but the server said no problem) and tuna tartare. Both were wonderful. Service was great highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
lieerimd
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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805 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had lunch outside. We had oysters (weren't on the menu but the server said no problem) and tuna tartare. Both were wonderful. Service was great highly recommended.

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place is full of professionals. Everything first class. Great value. Waterfront location. A must do... On a Halifax visit.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant. It is perfect in every way...cocktails....oooh the cocktails! The food will blow your mind. The servers are so attentive, you feel like you are the only one in the place. (It's always packed!) Can't wait to go back

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The portions were small and very expensive. I know lots of folks like that, but it was just a bit too stuck on itself for this traveller.

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Squamish, BC
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had reservations for dinner immediately following our daughter's graduation ceremony. The ceremony was running late and we called twice to move our reservation later. The staff were great about making things work for us. The food was delicious and came out of the kitchen quickly. Three members of our party took our server's recommendation and had the Lobster Raviolinni... More 

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Calgary
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I came into this restaurant on a Wednesday and it was packed. The staff was very good at finding me a seat. The drinks were amazing as well as the wine and fresh seafood. I recommend the lobster raviolini. Good service and food. It's popular for a reason

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I expected so much from this location as everyone seems to talk about it. we were a family of 7 - Food was good and so was service But not AMAZING. There are other great restaurants within this same complex and not as expensive

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food here is good to great depending on your choices. We always find it crowded and noisy- feel like we are participating in the conversations around us.

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Possibly one of the best meals I have ever had!! The service was friendly, efficient and personable - thanks Ryan!! Atmosphere was lovely and the restaurant is well situated on the waterfront with great views of the harbour. I have heard that it can get noisy and busy but it was fine the evening we went. But really we were... More 

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Bicycle Theif is our new favorite restaurant. The food is simply delicious. The atmosphere when we were there on a busy Friday evening had a real buzz of excitement. Located right on the beautiful Halifax waterfront, it was nice to go for a walk right after dinner. Simple fresh ingredients always make for a delicious meal and that's just... More 

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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?