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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 328
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 7
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  • 7
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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
Delicious!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JordanAndMacy
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had an excellent meal at Chives, the food was outstanding! Service was pleasant, efficient and friendly. Need I say more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Every once in a while, you decide to treat yourself to a great meal. Something special. You carefully choose the restaurant, hoping for a great evening out with friends, sharing a great meal. Chives Bistro, with its quaint decor, totally surprises, and never disappoints. We were treated to a 7 course tasting menu, with wine pairing for each course. Each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very nice little place. Small and busy so recommend reservations. Good ingredients. Salad was good. I had the lobster carbonara that was very well done – not a heavy white cream. My wife, still not tired of scallops, had the scallops. Perfectly cooked. Good seasoning with a balance. Just enough bacon. Dessert was chocolate cake with peanut butter ice cream... More 

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went on a very busy night. Service is superb. Chef Craig Flynn is a food artisan. He sources locally where possible

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I haven't been to Chives in about 5 years but had occasion to dine there both Saturday and Sunday. The selections of wines were good the menu choices were excellent. My guest offered that we should try them all. The food was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent; attentive but not overly so. On the Saturday we choose 'the... More 

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