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“Spectacular!”

Chives Canadian Bistro
Ranked #13 of 766 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Cross street: Blowers and Salter
Description: Casual upscale, farm to table, chef inspired dinning.
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Husband and I were in Halifax on business and broke away from the group for dinner. Chives was without a doubt the highlight of our trip. Is it weird to say a meal was the highpoint of the entire trip? Eat at Chives and you'll understand. It's a small place with a limited menu. I love to cook, and more often than not I notice the aspects of a meal that I didn't like. Not so at Chives. The food was spectacular - cooked and seasoned perfectly. Each dish offered so many unique flavor combinations (but perfectly matched, not random ingredients thrown together to sound great when read from the menu). It's relatively casual dining but make a reservation. Go with someone who appreciates good food, take your time, and enjoy the experience. You won't be sorry. This was the best meal I can recall - and that's saying something!

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3  Thank ksloan1252
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is a cool place with a small but interesting menu! Talk about local, the waitress was local, the produce, seafood and wines came from farms named in the menu and the NS wines were superb! My only complaint is that the entry way and restrooms were very utilitarian and there was even areas in the mens room that smelled and appeared moldy! The menu prices should support a quality finish on surfaces and entryways. The service was very good and the presentation was artful. Portions sizes were very generous too. I

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Thank Jeffrey C
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Excellent surroundings. Excellent server. Excellent meals. One of the best total dining experiences we've had in a long while. Highly recommended!

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1  Thank HowieBaby
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Very busy Friday, we had no reservation but were treated with warmth and a place was made for us to enjoy. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the ambience made us stay for another bottle of wine.

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Thank Sonia R
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We booked for three early on a Friday evening - and the place was already busy. A bit too noisy but that did make the restaurant feel lively. Excellent bar service - mixed drinks and wine pairings well done. Two of us had the daily special halibut and it was cooked perfectly. The scallop dish was underwhelming - not bad, but not great, probably too ambitious in execution. Would go back for sure.

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Thank admitone
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