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“Place is one of the BEST”

Chives Canadian Bistro
Ranked #6 of 711 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Cross street: Blowers and Salter
Description: Casual upscale, farm to table, chef inspired dinning.
Arkona, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Place is one of the BEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here after touring the island of Cape Breton and in Halifax to fly home. Read previous reviews on trip advisor and decided to check it out. Easily one of the best dining experience my wife and I have had.
Chatted with the co-owner who served our meals. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the food
really is exceptional. I would HIGHLY recommend this place for anyone looking to have a fabulous meal in the great city of Halifax. Safe travels, CHEERS!!
Ps the place gets busy and booked up fast so go early (or late) or make reservations

  • Visited July 2014
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Dartmouth, Canada
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Another great visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Chef Flynn continues to put out some of the best food in the city. Please go and buy his cookbook, very easy to duplicate at home. well written!

  • Visited July 2014
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food and service lived up to its reputation. The meal started with fresh biscuits, butter and molasses and was wonderful to the end.

  • Visited August 2014
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Berwyn, PA
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“An Excellent Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I dined here in July. We were given a lovely table on the second floor. The menu is somewhat limited in choices but we found enough variety.

Local sourced food is highlighted. Our waitress was very personable and did a fine job. Cocktails were well prepared and the wine list was good.

I had the tartlet which was very good and my wife had the market salad which was just OK. For mains, my wife had the Cod and I had the special (Halibut). Both were excellent.

We passed on dessert. Chives is an excellent choice when dining in Halifax.

  • Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You have to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

The decor inside the restaurant is a bit dismal and there's very little "vibe". But this restaurant is a must - enjoyed some of the best food and cocktails here for dinner. Plus the server was excellent! I wish I could remember her name... Honestly, the food was some of the best I have ever eaten - you have to go!

Visited July 2014
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