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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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Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is hopping and clearly in demand. We waited despite a reservation. The noise level is extremely high and tables are packed so tightly it is hard to escape for the washrooms. On the positive side, the servers are friendly and experienced. We had a good tuna tartare and outstanding ribs and shrimp in a cognac sauce as appetizers.... More 

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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can not say anything but good things about our experience in this place. We came a long way from Texas to find this little gem in Halifax. Amazing. High level cuisine producing amazing dishes on a beautiful environment. Service was fast, attentive and caring. Don's miss it if you go to Halifax, which by the way is a beautiful... More 

Thank elbrujo_ve
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great option along the Halifax waterfront. Short walk from the Westin Nova Scotian. Pastas, steaks and seafood dominate the menu in this restaurant which claims to have an Italian soul! Pricey, but worth it!

Thank Rhapido
Dalhousie, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a seafood dish in a tomato sauce and it was absolutly delicious!! We sat outside, it was windy but the server brought us a blanket. Service was good.

Thank Angie D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the salmon and it was very good. I would have come back a 2nd night but we chose to try something else instead. There are plenty of seats by the boardwalk with blankets in case you get chilly. It was a great spot for our first Halifax dinner :)

Thank Stéphanie D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every evening we walked past The Bicycle Thief during our stay in Halifax it was busy and buzzing with a queue at the door! So, having read wonderful reviews, we decided to reserve a table for our last night in the city. We were not disappointed! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, and we were given time to relax and... More 

Thank Ruth H
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurant in downtown Halifax...great location, service and food. Patio is nice with a view of the Halifax harbour. Our server was outstanding.

Thank Bryon B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location was great, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was vibrant. The owner stopped by to say hello and we were made to feel so very welcomed. Don't miss this place for dinner when in Halifax but book early...a little hard to get in at busy times and weekends.

Thank Giovanni P
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bicycle Thief Has great food and great service . If your looking for a quiet romantic dinner it's not that type of atmosphere .. Tables are close and its noisy and upbeat. Great if that's what your looking for. Beautiful spot

Thank BonRyRi
Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved sitting on the patio, watching everything. For the first course I had the Schiacciata grilled Tuscan flatbread topped with asparagus and garlic roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella. Very nice for a summer appetizer. For the main dish I had Fall off the bone roasted beef short ribs with mash potatoes and mushrooms and carrots. This was very delicious. The meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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?