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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 4 days ago

The food and staff at Chives was amazing. had a dinner with a group of colleagues recently. Everyone enjoyed their food; and we ordered quite a range of dishes. Our server was absolutely lovely - gracious, informed, and delightful. One of our group spilled some...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Halifax on vacation and we ate here our first night. Cozy chic atmosphere with great plates and awesome service!

Thank Rita C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first dinner in Halifax. We were able to walk easily from our hotel! We started with the Smoked Salmon Bruschetta and Potted Smoked Mackerel which were both delicious - very fresh! For entress, he got the Halibut and I got side order...More

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended Chives by family members. It's a small restaurant with personalized service. We found the food came out very quickly! I was too busy chatting to finish my delicious buttermilk bun. Portions are huge! My husband had the halibut, which he said was...More

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a truly wonderful experience at Chives. The service was fabulous and the food was amazing. Really a treat. I will definitely be back!

Thank Boston2008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reading all the positive reviews we decided to give it a try and we had a very mixed experience. Some dishes were very good but some were not. And overall the service was horribly slow (walk in at 8 and get you main course after...More

3  Thank orrdin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the great reviews my husband and I decided we needed to try this restaurant for dinner. We lucked out and got a table without reservations on a Monday night. It seemed to fill quite quickly. Warm bread delivered in little paper bags was...More

Thank Bleuberrie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like local ingredients, and delicious/unique ingredient parings, go here. For sure my #1 restaurant recommendation in Halifax.

Thank R9H4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality food, I have been here several times, may take a pause as several dishes seem to linger and are getting old in just different variants. Service generally is top shelf thought one time the server was snoody for sure. The remodel is a nice...More

1  Thank James A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal with my family to celebrate my 31st wedding anniversary. The night was perfect. The restaurant is welcoming and comfortable. The service is exceptional. The dinner we had was delicious. We tried the pork, steak and chicken, everyone liked what they had.I...More

Thank Susan R
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Sorry, I’m not the owner! Please give them a call. Or check out a web site?
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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
US$16 - US$25
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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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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