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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 #11 of 589 restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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English first
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

There were four couple and the service was excellent. The wait staff was very informative and offered suggestions that were right on the money. I had the lobster pasta which was excellent and unlike anything I've had as far as seafood pasta was concerned. The wine list was extensive, but I thought a bit pricey for a glass of wine.... More

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Alberta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We had to wait for a table on a Friday evening, but once seated found servers to be personable, knowledgeable and helpful, and the best part of our experience. Not an ideal environment for a quiet evening out, but great if looking for a high energy vibe. I found that there are other restaurants in the area that provide equivalent... More

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Halifax, NS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

It's difficult to choose a restaurant based on reviews you find on the Internet - people have such varied tastes & expectations. So we rather rely on friends' recommendations. We weren't disappointed at The Bicycle Thief. All four courses were perfectly prepared, from the fresh, grilled sardines (so Mediterranean), to the lasagne with mushrooms (this is a rich dish, so... More

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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Overall, this was a nice modern-italian restaurant. The bicycle theme (named after the classic Italian film) carries out throughout the restaurant right down to the menu (ex. appetizers = first gear, etc.). It is located on the waterfront, and within walking distance of most downtown hotels and attractions. Good: - I really loved the kitchy decor based around the bicycle... More

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Alberta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at the Bicycle Thief. Fantastic courses and the waitress suggested some great wine to accompany our sea food feast! I wish we had a pier-side table to enjoy the view - but the restaurant was packed and we had made a late reservation. All in all an absolute must when you're in Halifax!

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Great food and good winelist. Was perfect for a lively dinner with friends. Lots of atmosphere and background noise in a great locations with easy parking on the waterfront. The only improvement that we could have made was asking for a table in the main dining room (out front by the bar and windows). I had never been to Bish... More

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

My friend and I were here for the first time in December. The atmosphere was very warm and welcoming and fun! The food was delicious!. Service was awesome. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place in a great location in Halifax!

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Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I absolutely adored my experience at the Bicycle Thief this past New Years Eve. My partner and I had just gotten engaged and we decided to head here for a dual New Years Eve and engagement celebration. The staff here is heads and tails above its counterparts in the city. Not only were they extremely friendly and knowledgeable, but they... More

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We have only had the pleasure of eating at this restaurant once, but I'd love to go back sometime in the near future. I put down that our visit was in February 2011, but I'm not postive that date is exact. We loved the atmosphere, and as I said, the food is fabulous! The wait staff is excellent, and very... More

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Halifax, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The Bicycle Thief has excellent food, a great location, and pleasant ambiance. I had the crabcakes with frites and both were tastey and well presented. The housemade tartar sauce was very tasty. My companion had the soup/salad/sandwich combo that was great as well. The freshness of the arugula was quite impressive. The windows have great views of the harbor. Sitting... More

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