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The Bicycle Thief

1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

The food was amazing, the atmosphere wonderful - almost made the 2 hour wait worth it. The service was top notch as well. Only complaint was the wait time.

Thank Hortzgirl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Eat here. Your tastebuds will be glad you did. We walked around the city for several hours one day of our trip and kept passing this place along the water. Didn’t matter what time it was, it was always slammed. So we decided on dinner...More

Thank cmt903
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are looking for a classy sit down meal for the evening, this is a nice spot. We had oysters, pasta, tomato salad and burgers and it was all delicious.

Thank TiffinyP
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my significant other down to the harbour for a quite meal. Came across the The Bicycle Thief. What a find. Great atmosphere, great food and great setting. Highly recommend. We had a fantastic meal looking over the harbour.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the casino and won a few dollars so had to spend it on food. This restaurant was very crowded and we had no reservations but they found us a nice table outside, it was a beautiful evening. I saw a dish called Italian...More

Thank Jonmorse
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a great hour or so one afternoon at the bar. We’d had a big breakfast & so just wanted drinks & snacks. And what snacks they were ! The bar tender was friendly & professional & an asset to the business - we asked...More

Thank XS-Baggage
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sat outside on a Gorgeous day and loved the people watching, food, drink and service. Hubby started with the PEI mussels which were excellent. Both had lobster rolls which were really good & came with excellent fries and a small salad. Server was friendly and...More

Thank njgrandma20
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were able to buy a bottle of wine and wait at the bar for a table outside . Sitting at the bar gave us an appreciation for the organized chaos that this restaurant is able to manage. It took awhile to seat us outside...More

Thank steve a
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The server was actually so good and amazingly friendly (Kosta) , management was awful, I came to the resturant based on reviews on trip advisor, I got the filet mingon and it was really cold took over 2 hours just to get it, my gf...More

Thank aralharazy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably my 10th visit, but likely the last for a while. It's always been a big bustling restaurant, but on this occasion, sandwiched into a too small table with too many people and "just barely there" service we'll likely choose somewhere new for our next...More

Thank jab3crosby
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from njgrandma20 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we only did seafood & didn’t look at the non seafood stuff. Suggest you go to their website & look at menu. Enjoy. Halifax is a beautiful city
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Sher1967 | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch and saw several families with small children. Enjoy your trip!
Tasha M
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You might also ask regarding daily specials, as there may be something unique...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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The Bicycle Thief exudes a relaxed, come-as-you-are feel, in an atmosphere that blends Old School style with New School attitude. Drop by for lunch or supper, or pull up a chair to our wicked wine bar for a fantastic glass from our titanic selection. The Bicycle Thief offers North American food with an Italian soul, and legendary cooking that will steal your heart…
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