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Chives Canadian Bistro

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Downtown Halifax
Canadian
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1537 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada (Blowers and Salter)
902-420-9626
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous experience at Chives

We had an amazing dinner at Chives- the food was exceptional- they served biscuits with butter and molasses- I have never had such tasty biscuits! I had the daily market salad with duck confit- delicious; and the halibut with salade nicoise- absolutely divine. Other diners at our table enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jpk1984
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing dinner at Chives- the food was exceptional- they served biscuits with butter and molasses- I have never had such tasty biscuits! I had the daily market salad with duck confit- delicious; and the halibut with salade nicoise- absolutely divine. Other diners at our table enjoyed scallops which they raved about. We definitely would go back the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Some time ago learned of CHIVES via the EnRoute magazine on board an Air Canada flight - have been back a number of times and am never disappointed. Love making a selection of appetizers my meal as the portions are generous and fresh. I pickled up their cookbook and use the recipes all the time!

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I went to Chives with high expectations after seeing so many great reviews, the appetizers were great along with mains like scallops and lamb, however myself and one other person in my party had the lobster carbonara which we were disappointed to realize was not fresh lobster. We tried to give it the benefit of the doubt but all of... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I made a reservation for Chives Canadian Bistro for my birthday. It was lovely. We enjoyed the biscuits, our appetizers (fish cakes and perogies) and or dinner (scallops and lobster linguini "carbonara"). We also enjoyed some ice cream for dessert. They had a great drink menu, the ambiance was nice (not too noisy!) and the service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have enjoyed Chives on several occasions. On Saturday Aug.29 we went with a couple that had not been there before. It was as always a wonderful experience our server was pleasant and very familiar with the menu. From our starters to our desert everything was wonderful. If you want a enjoyable dinning experience try Chives and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had an absolutely delicious dinner here! Attractive yet casual-feeling setting with a mural that highlights the restaurant's local purveyors. We had a lovely and attentive server that steered us in the right direction, as we were torn between several delectable-sounding dishes (though I'm sure all would have been fantastic!) Dinner starts with buttermilk biscuits, served with molasses and butter--delish!... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must visit while in Halifax if your looking for a truly unique dinning experience along with fantastic food. We ordered a blind 7 course food and wine tasting. The variety, visual presentation of the food was beyond excellent as was the wine and service. An absolute "Gem" in Canadian dinning.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had a great meal here. One of the best in a while. Salmon was seasoned perfectly. Very reasonably price. Good service. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening. Would absolutely eat here again

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Halifax Region, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had the pleasure of returning to Chives this weekend and it was unbelievably amazing! The food was incredible. Chef Craig Flinn has created yet another gorgeous, delicious menu. Our server was so professional and sweet and very knowledgeable of the menu (drink & food). From the moment the complementary biscuits arrived at the table with butter and molasses, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It has a very nice atmosphere, people serve in the restaurant are all very friendly and always explain how dishes would be.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1537 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
    (Blowers and Salter)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: 902-420-9626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?