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The Bicycle Thief

1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-425-7993
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Ranked #9 of 585 restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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English first
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Bicycle Thief is a beautiful restaurant situated on the Halifax Harbour.The quality of food is consistent and it has amazing cocktails and wine list. Servers are very knowledgeable an fun. This is a restaurant frequented by many locals and they return often.Owners Stephanie and Maurizio are often found mingling with patrons and ensuring your experience is top notch.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not the place for an intimate dinner for two. But if you're heading out with friends and you want something a step up from pub food, you could do a lot worse. Plus it's right down by the water, no biggie in winter but cool in the warm weather.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice place to go for Italian food. Lovely atmosphere. It is noisy--very hard to carry on a conversation unless you are right next to the person.

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Halifax, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you,re under 30 you might like it. So-so rushed service for so-so food. Loud music. Waiters' comment about the music...."you don't like that?" Duh... I wouldn't have asked you if it could be turned down if I liked it. Keep it loud. It won't bother me. ....I won't be there. Overpriced as well.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has very innovative and well-prepared food and the service is attentive. Just be aware that the noise level is so high you can't talk to anyone more than one seat away from you. We went as a group with a guest from out of town but nobody could talk to anyone else. We asked for the volume to... More

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Ottawa
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Finally got to try it - kudos for taking reservations - thank heavens we did - it was packed Smallish table in cramped spot but servers were pros and it showed - awesome service A+. Wine - you have to be kidding me - selection was not that great for that price range but we did indulge and then ended... More

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were given a gift certificate for The Bicycle Thief for our anniversary. We did not have a pleasant experience. We did not make reservations but we arrived around 6:30 p.m.and we waited only a few minutes for our seats. Unfortunately, when we got to our seats, it was difficult to get comfortable and to have room... More

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Bedford, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Yummy! Although it is not exactly the place to go for a quiet night out with a loved one, if you are looking for excellent food and a great vibe then this is a "must visit" for dining out in Halifax. All the who is who of the city frequent this restaurant or on of their many others in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm from Halifax, and have been to a lot of restaurants here. Dinner at The Bicycle Thief was the best meal I've ever had in this city! It was a little noisy because they were so busy, but the service was excellent and the food was to die for. I'll be going back as soon as possible.

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a great evening! It was my husband and I and we had a table in the corner but it was a roomy corner. The music was a little loud and it was very busy so there was a lot of noise but it was happy, bustling, end of a long week kind if noise. The service was amazing!... More

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