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Chives Canadian Bistro

1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
+1 902-420-9626
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The quality of this place always amazes me. To be so visitent in all their dishes all the time with a changing farm-to-table menu is so impressive. Whether going for the Sea Scallop Risotto or the Tournade with farm fresh vegetables, you can’t go wrong....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm not sure I could say enough good things about this place! From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed and valued as customers (not always the case when you walk into a high end restaurant at dinner time with a two year old...More

Thank Alexis J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place for a family dinner. Every meal ordered was excellent. Love those biscuits! Really appreciated the great service, a freindly professional server makes all the difference when dining out.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had friends visiting from the Bahamas who travel a lot and are used to top class hotels and restaurants. On the advice of our daughter we chose Chives to take them to dinner. The meal was excellent. Three of us had lobster which was...More

Thank trassa2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high end restaurant that lives up to its prices. The food is excellent and the service matches it. On the pricey side, but a good place for a treat or special occasion.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us recently celebrated a major event at Chives. And, this is the kind of place to mark life's important moments. The food is interesting, well prepared, beautifully plated, and served with a flourish. Service is well paced and friendly. Menus change over time,...More

Thank W J K
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We went to this restaurant on a Sunday evening. We chose it because of the positive reviews. We were surprised to receive a phone call from the restaurant Sunday afternoon asking us to reconfirm our reservation for that evening. We thought that was a bit...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Happened to walk by this restaurant, stopped in for a glass of wine and decided to go back the following evening for our final night out in Halifax. We started with the Bruschetta, and I ordered the Caramelized Sea Scallops with pasta, and husband ordered...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We were here with friends who live in Halifax. The food was very good— salad slightly overdressed and soggy, but good flavors. Scallops and pasta dish had firm pasta and was very generous with scallops. Dining room is comfortable and congenial, if a bit dark.

Thank JAnneBNYC
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had dinner at Chives on a Monday evening. I was surprised to see that the restaurant was almost at capacity. Nonetheless, it was quiet and relaxing. Service was excellent: unobtrusive, not rushed, a chance to relax between courses. Creative presentation, good wine list.

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If you are asking for Chives number it is (902) 420-9626. Otherwise not sure what you are looking for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $24
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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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Located in beautiful historic downtown Halifax at 1537 Barrington Street. The restaurant boasts a warm and unpretentious décor where you will enjoy extraordinary casual dining in a chic interior that captures key elements of the Canadian landscape; water, wood, rock, and sand. Join us for dinner and you will discover how our urban café décor introduces elements of traditional French urban bistros with long banquet seating, richly painted walls, and chalkboard menus.
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