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The Bicycle Thief

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Halifax
Italian, Canadian
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1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
11:30 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place was awesome, lots of energy and great food, right on the water front which makes for a lovely evening out.

Thank Maryann598
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my daughter and baby grandson here for a birthday lunch. The service was impeccable , the food was exquisite and they were very accommodating for a young child.

Thank Martenia G
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been hearing a lot of good things about The Bicycle Thief and was looking forward to eating there. My meal didn't disappoint. We had the tuna tartar, radicchio salad, calamari and the gnocchi. All were delicious. The atmosphere was lively and loud. The service was friendly, but a little overwhelmed. It was to be expected though. The placed was... More 

Thank ChefChaisson
dartmouth nova scotia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I dined here recently and what I would like to comment on is the service. My friend loved her meal and mine was good, just not my taste. I was not going to send it back but they came to my table and asked if I wasn't satisfied. I told them it was fine but not what... More 

Thank coocoo59
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a great dinning experience that begins from the moment you enter the door until you leave, then this is the place for you. Make reservations early since it fills up very fast. You will not be disappointed. My only complaint is that I wish they had more non crustacean fish options on the menu.

Thank jkn252
Halifax, Canada
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to this restaurant was not a good one but memorable. It was a very busy night and frankly I had eyes and could see the lineup and I did not need to be repeatedly told by the server how busy they were and would we, in essence, just get the hell out of there. I swore I... More 

Thank Robert S
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's been a couple months since I have been in, I absolutely love this place it is one of my go to's. I'm hoping I get to make a trip up soon as I live in the valley. The food is always amazing, regardless of what you order. The servers are always knowledgeable about the menu items and specials... More 

Thank breal172
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here early, as this place getting packed in the evenings. Food is good and well served, drinks variety is good.

Thank Taras M
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last place we ate in Halifax - it was for lunch but the food and the room were both wonderful. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting the city.

Thank Bryan P
Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited TBT for a lunch meeting, and cannot fault the service or the food, both are very good, there was however a draft blowing across our table which made it a little too chilly. The specials are worth looking at, portions are a decent size for a lunch menu. Would visit again but would not give my coat up... More 

Thank Ashley R

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Canadian
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 Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: 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?