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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, Reservations

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    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
Warm Greeting

We had just left another restaurant where we had a reservation because of their "we are too hip to be pleasant" attitude. The contrast was significant. Although we had no reservation and the place packed, they quickly found and cleared a table for the three of us. Great choices and innovative menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had just left another restaurant where we had a reservation because of their "we are too hip to be pleasant" attitude. The contrast was significant. Although we had no reservation and the place packed, they quickly found and cleared a table for the three of us. Great choices and innovative menu. A few twists on local themes including a... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food. We enjoyed the fresh fish and the lobster pasta. They use mostly fresh ingredients. Innovative delivery of fresh bread in little brown bags. The server was excellent. Only negative was the host when we arrived who wasn't very friendly.

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Ancaster, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is good but expected a bit more after seeing all of the awards. Our server did not appear to enjoy his work that much and I found the restaurant itself a bit noisy. I loved my Kale Salad and my husband said his chowder was fabulous.

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A casual restaurant providing upscale service and food . This restaurant is always on the recommended list for visitors to Halifax . Never a disappointment . If you like fresh seafood , try the halibut - ummm good ! They also have great salads & desserts .

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Chives is a huge favourite of my wife and I. For this visit we brought my brother and his family, including two boys under 12. Typically this is the place where Heather and I enjoy an intimate evening together so we knew that we would be seeing Chives in a different light. It did not disappoint. Maggie (our server) surpassed... More 

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Warwickshire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visiting Halifax we chose Chives from various review sites and were not disappointed. Service was excellent - menus already on our table when we arrived, waitress knew her wines and the food very well, and we were delighted by the brown paper bag of buttermilk biscuits with molasses and butter which arrived before the food. As Brits we had always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend of mine who lives in Halifax, and I was so happy to have taken them up on it! It's a beautiful space, with great wine and dinner selection. My server was very knowledgeable and helped me to decide between a couple choices. I went with the lamb, which she informed me was... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food and service here is very good. I had the fish cakes and the short rib burger and both were to die for. They also have a wonderful selection of wines that your server can pair nicely for you. The wait was a little long but other than that I would be back!

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Would have been better if we were in the main restaurant but they missed our reservation and as there were 12 of us seated us in their private dining room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I’ve been to Chives several times, and it always lives up to my expectations for excellent food and service. My last visit was no exception. My spouse and I dined there with friends who were visiting from the U.S., and I was eager for them to try the warm, home made biscuits that will tempt one to say, “May I... 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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?