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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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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
Great spot in downtown Hfx

We met some friends here a few days ago on their suggestion. This is a very nice little bistro. The service was great and very attentive. The dishes were well done and white table cloth quality and we were not disappointed. Another local we know also spoke highly of this place, so if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
mike m
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We met some friends here a few days ago on their suggestion. This is a very nice little bistro. The service was great and very attentive. The dishes were well done and white table cloth quality and we were not disappointed. Another local we know also spoke highly of this place, so if you are looking for great food at... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I went here after wine fest with my wife and both our respective families. Beautiful restaurant,great service, food was good and the menu uses alot of local ingredients (in season).Only complaint I would have is that I found it to be a little on the pricey side of things. However since the menu usually offers local produce and meat it... More 

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Sea Cliff, New York
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had my first meal at Chives in a two week circuit of Nova Scotia and PEI in June 2015. I found the space both casual and conducive to several hours of lingering over food and wine. As a single traveler that is not always the case. The woman who greeted and seated me also turned out to be my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

this restaurant should be winning major foodie awards. Every dish was cooked to perfection with perfect seasoning. The waiter (co owner) went out of his way to describe cooking processes and local must try wines. I would love to eat here every night, but alas, it is a bit far from our California home. This is the best restaurant in... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went last night for my boyfriends birthday. The food was great. My favourites of the night were the curry asparagus soup and the mahi mahi. The only bad point of the evening was when one of our party informed our server of a dairy food allergy that was forgotten about when he brought out the soup with creme freche on... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We have family in Halifax and visit twice a year. We have made Chives a destination for every trip. The menu features local Nova Scotia and/or Maritime dishes and products. Portions are of appropriate size but the flavours are superb. The quality has been consistent and outstanding. Our favorite dish was the fish chowder, which appears intermittently on the menu.... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had dinner with a medium sized group. The menu is concise but has good variety, The food was nicely presented and tasty. There were some good wine choices at reasonable prices. Service was good, perhaps inconsistent with the pricing and style of restaurant. The food could have been hotter, perhaps an issue with the group.

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Toronto, Ontario
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Upscale but not stuffy or snobby with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Imaginative menu, fresh and locally sourced. Interesting cocktails and local wines too (pretty pretty pretty good). As close to perfect as we have experienced in Halifax. Bravo!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Well I am a foodie I love to cook and I love to eat. Well I have heard about Chive so I decided to try it out. I have to start out by saying the music was great...that is where the good part of the review ends. I had Salmon over a potato hash with vegetables. The salmon had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We made the reservation to eat here before the trip and found that the sidewalk in front was under construction scaffolding. Don't let it deter you, it was a minor inconvenience. We felt welcome here right away. The server was pleasant and helpful, and took the time to explain the dishes and specials. One thing we appreciated is that he... More 

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Additional Information about Chives Canadian Bistro

Address: 1537 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: 902-420-9626
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Canadian

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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?