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Chives Canadian Bistro

1537 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-420-9626
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Ranked #4 of 608 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Canadian
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Blowers and Salter
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English first
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We had "line caught" Arctic Char but that simply isn't logical - it came from a fish farm - and spent too long in the pan and came out over cooked. All of us found our meals had good aspects, but not of us were fully satisfied with the quality.

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband made a reservation at my favourite restaurant, to celebrate my birthday. The day had been perfect and I was looking forward to dinner. I thought it couldn't get any better cause I already knew it was going to be delicious. Last night I learned that "perfect" really can be trumped by: a table for two, tucked in the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I eat out fairly often, and over the years we've been to most of Halifax's finest restaurants, but for some reason, we hadn't been to Chives until last week. We went there on a week night to celebrate her birthday and left feeling that we'd made a fine choice. Given the Bistro's excellent reputation for food preparation,... More

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Dieppe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice restaurant , interesting decor. Made reservations through a site on internet and made special request for a nice, quiet table for two since it was my husband's birthday and we got it! The menu was limited but interesting and we appreciate the fact that it consist of mostly local products from Nova Scotia. Service was excellent. Wine list... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This has been a long time coming. When we were leaving Halifax a few moons ago, Chives was just opening. I dont know why it has taken me so long to get here, but it has been well worth the wait. Every person i have ever talked to that has eaten at Chives raves about the menu, the use of... More

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are in Halifax for a few days and had supper at Chives last night. We had tried to make a last minute reservation but they were fully booked. We decided to walk in, with the hope there had been a cancellation, and sure enough, we got a table! A large group close to our table with... More

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Boca Grande, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great food, good service, upscale, limited menu with local and fresh foods. Big wine selection. Nice atmosphere - a little noisy. Reservations necessary

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Dartmouth, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We wanted to have a special night out for our 1st Wedding Anniversary celebration. Close friends recommended Chives, so we made a reservation via opentable.com - we also included a note stating that the occasion and that if they had a nice table available it would be appreciated. We arrived and were warmly greeted, jackets taken and much to our... More

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have heard a lot about this restaurant and decided to take my family there to celebrate a birthday. The Waitress was very attentive and made the specials sound amazing. My son had the best squash soup of his life. The rest of us started with a delicous Kate salad. So far so good. However when the main courses came,... More

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Dartmouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I chose to celebrate my Birthday at Chives with friends, we were a larger group of 16. We had a wonderful experience. Our server was great- he informed us of the specials and was on top of beverages. We were served in a timely fashion, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I had the Beef Tenderloin, and my partner had... 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 Regional Municipality  >  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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