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The Bicycle Thief

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Downtown Halifax
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1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Place is totally awesome. Ryan our waiter was excellent. Friendly and totally efficient. Food great and atmosphere was the best part (and great views too). The energy in there really gets you moving. They knew this was our honeymoon and had champagne waiting for us when we arrived! Next time we are in Halifax this will be our first stop!

Thank Aha444
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Monday night dinner and the place was packed. Sat by the fire with a view of the ocean. Started with fresh oysters, calamari and shrimp. We then had a fresh seafood and basil pasta which was excellent! Location and ambiance were perfect and service was prompt

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The originality of the meals with a great smiling service what more could we ask for ? Everything was good according to our party members. Just pick your meal and enjoy !

Thank PierreB388
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Waterfront eatery in Bishop's Landing. Great menu with lots of pasta options, and good variety in main/ meat dishes. Substantial wine list. Friendly wait staff, who had good timing in service and excellent suggestions. Cozy, dark ambiance. Would be good for a romantic meal. Food prices were fair, but wine prices a bit high. Options for enomatic wine samples.

Thank Jen B
Mackay, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was very nice, the service excellent, the food excellent ! Great view of the harbor as well.

Thank WaynefromMackay
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's been a while since I've been back to the Bicycle Thief. And it will be a while again before I return. It is so incredibly loud and tables are so crowded together that you can't even hear the waiter. Food OK, but really the atmosphere ruins the experience.

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Whitby, ON
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent, drinks, food and service. My friend split his drink after drinking half of it and they brought him a new one without even asking. Definitely make reservations. We went on a Tuesday night and it was very busy !

Thank CharLB67
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were walking the waterfront for Saturday afternoon. This restaurant was a great find. The salad was perfect and Calamari were plentiful and delicious. I can't write anything bad. Loved the decor! We had the lunch special pesto on pasta with shrimp -- this was okay but not as good as other items. Strongly recommend.

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants we've been to in a while. Atmosphere, food, cocktails, and service were all wonderful. We enjoyed shrimp and calamari for appetizers and definitely recommend the calamari. For dinner, I had a great helping of pasta with shrimp. The seafood stew also had plenty. One of the highlights was the selection of unique cocktails. Very tasty... More 

Thank rttraveltheworld
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the 10th time I have been to this restaurant. I am not ashamed to say when I am in Halifax I have been known to specifically drive into downtown to get food for take away after having been there the night before for dinner. I also pick my hotel based on this restaurant. The food is fabulous.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-425-7993

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