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Chives Canadian Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Halifax
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1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada (Blowers and Salter)
+1 902-420-9626
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ithaca, NY
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last night in Halifax, we hadn't made dinner reservations and we found ourselves a bit tired and hungry with no place in mind. Our hotel was just down the street from Chives, so we walked over to see if they could seat us. There was absolutely no problem (or attitude) about not having reservations, or opting to have... More 

Thank Ithakan
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the duck bruschetta to the halibut the restaurant is delicious. The service amazing. Enjoy a nice glass of Nova Scotian wine. While we didn't have desert. It looked delicious.

Thank FoodTravelover85
Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had one of our best meals ever at Chives! They pride themselves on using local and seasonal produce and the food is prepared with care to enhance the natural flavours and presented beautifully. The service was excellent and friendly and the ambience is gracious yet welcoming. They start you off with the best flaky warm buttermilk biscuits. The menu... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chives Canadian Bistro is one of the top restaurants in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A bit pricey, but worth every penny. World famous Chef Craig, a great buy on his signed Cook Book. The King Crab cakes were outstanding , along with the Cirrachi steak, curried Cauliflower entrée. Romantic setting, our table was at the window on the second floor. Mike,... More 

Thank docbisho
Oak Park, Illinois
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very good dinner at Chives. The food was well prepared, well flavored and good to eat. I Especially liked the fish cakes, which can be heavy and flavorless, these were neither.

Thank SuAnne L
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's better to have reservation, even if you do it for the same day, it's online and easy. Look on their website for the menu, the one linked on trip advisor is an old one. We had swordfish and halibut and duck and chocolate layer cake. I could try their entire menu! Each meal is using different vegetables and spices... More 

Thank spirituscapirai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really unique dishes with healthy choices. Very good service, attentive and concerned with providing a quality experience. Recommend reservations.

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Strongsville, OH
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247 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chives is a charming small bistro that does a great job. Service is very professional and the menu offers so many healthy and flavorful options. I thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp corn chowder and the halibut entree. My friend and I shared the chocolate cake and it was out of this world. Everything is very beautifully presented too.

Thank bbmuller
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, casual but in an upscale way, reasonable prices for the quality of food. Highly recommend.

Kingston, Canada
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an exceptional dinner at Chives, from start to finish it was great. Food was delicious, service was amazing, friendly helpful server with good explanations of the menu choices. Special was swordfish with local vegetables, crab cakes were the best.

Thank cgj848

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
    (Blowers and Salter)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-420-9626

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