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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
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals I have had in a long time! Our server Simon was great! The service was promt and inviting. The selection of food was different from the same old choices at most places, which we loved! From venison (for myself) chowder (for my SO) to the halibut cheeks and paella followed by a shared creme brulee... More 

Thank breal172
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the better meals we had in Halifax. We needed to be in and out quickly and the service was fantastic. Loved the biscuits and molasses vs the usual bread as well. I would certainly go again.

Thank Bryan P
Annandale, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Halifax just a few weeks ago during some pretty inclement weather. One day was basically a total washout, when the wind and snow basically confined me to my hotel for an entire afternoon. Having eaten already at the hotel's lounge, I asked the desk staff if they could recommend a restaurant that would be easy to reach by... More 

Thank denverc30
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great quality food restaurant in an ideal location. Recommend for any local or visitor. Short walk to all the downtown hotels

Thank 223jbrown
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food however the seating is very close to your neighbour so if you want an intimate evening I would suggest another venue.

Thank travellerbynature
Halifax, Canada
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Attended the Amici Christmas dinner and it was amazing as usual. I've included the menu, but most of my photos didn't turn out. It was also Chives 15 year anniversary and the meal didn't disappoint. Service, wine and food were all excellent

Thank P W
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Returned after several years and had an excellent meal. The lamb wellington was different and very good. Th appetizer of scallops and pork belly was very good with the only minor complaint that for the price only two scallops seemed a bit skimpy.

Thank douglas h
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Completely wacky but rather nice you get a warm scone with molasses and cream to commemorate how the NS used to trade with Hawaii. They NS got molasses and rum. The H got salt cod.Doesn't sound fair to me but there you go. Lovely decor, very nice waiters excellent red wine but my cod dish was dry and for some... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with the team after an all day session with them. This was a very good choice. Being from the states, I followed my Canadian colleagues recommendation and was pleased - as usual. Everything on the menu looked good. Establishment that is 2-doors down is owned by the same proprietors and is aptly named "two doors down"!! Will try... More 

Thank Dvbath
Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have been going to Chives for several years. The service is very professional yet friendly. The food is very good and very creatively put together. Their biscuits are to die for. Will definitely recommend this place. Actually this place has become my favorite restaurant in Halifax. They change their menu frequently which I think is very important for a... More 

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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
US$31 - US$50
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?