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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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5:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 711
    Excellent
  • 367
    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 15
    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
I get the hype now!

This restaurant had a lovely atmosphere for all kinds of reasons business romance or otherwise! Seem to just be the perfect setting for anything really! The food was amazing. The menu had so many choices for everyone. Our server was pleasant maybe not the best I've ever seen but quite capable very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michelle P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant had a lovely atmosphere for all kinds of reasons business romance or otherwise! Seem to just be the perfect setting for anything really! The food was amazing. The menu had so many choices for everyone. Our server was pleasant maybe not the best I've ever seen but quite capable very nice. The experience really was due to the... More 

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Thank Michelle P
Picton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place was packed. So amazingly decorated. We were 15 minutes late for our reso on a very busy night. They were very accommodating. The food was amazing from apps all the way to dessert. Our server was crazy busy but you couldn't tell by the way he was at our table. Efficient, polite and non intrusive. He was bang... More 

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Thank Jason C
Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The meal is no doubt wonderful. Most times I have been here, I haven't been displeased. However it is certainly a more expensive restaurant that you want to relax, and enjoy a couple of hours in. I find it works like a well oiled machine to get people in and out as fast as possible. I think its certainly more... More 

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Thank Sara C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Meal is always delish! Service is very professional... Each visit brings a delight to the senses...must try!

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Thank Angela A
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bicycle Thief has a very exciting atmosphere - lots of energy in the room. Great food and lots to chose from in both food and refreshments( wine for me)! I have several favorite foods as well as desserts - you have to try the calamari and the Old fashion toasted coconut cream pie! You will never eat another dessert.

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Thank Joan M
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have dined there a few times with my then-girlfriend, now wife. It's always had very good food - I particularly like the risotto. The atmosphere is sometimes more noisy than one would like, however.

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Thank clevershark
Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had try to visit this restaurant a few times but was always full. When we finally ate there we were very pleased. No complaints really, both the food and service were excellent. The restaurant is very noisy and the tables are very very close together. The servers were amazing in how they manage to weave their way thru. Love... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Halifax, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish I had better experiences here . It's such a lovely venue, the menu is very appealing, the drinks and wine are tasty and cocktails are unique . However for the price, lacks finesse and polish. Sometimes downright rushed . It really is a beautiful spot and all around a very nice visit .

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Thank AniaKx2
Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been there once and was treated so rudely that I'd never step foot inside again. We waited at the bar for our reserved table (w our two teenaged sons). We ordered drinks, my Bloody Caesar was $11! The glass contained about 6 ounces. Most expensive mixed drink I've ever had. While we waited a long time for our table, people... More 

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Thank bonbot062
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just about every spot in the restaurant has a great view of the waterfront. Even though this was a winter visit, it was very calming to take in the view as we ate. The menu is very varied (predominantly italian fare with lots of seafood influences). We were 6 guests and each menu selection was an excellent choice in taste... 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: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:30 am

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