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Chives Canadian Bistro

1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
+1 902-420-9626
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • 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 30 July 2017 via mobile

I recently dined here with 2 other couples and a teen. We ordered at least one of everything on the app menu and it was all delicious. Seafood chowder was the best I've had in recent memory. Service was excellent as well and prices reasonable....More

Thank Meredith36
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Halifax and walked to Chives from our hotel. You walk up a few stairs and enter hip cool space with framed mirrors and banquets. Staff is warm, friendly and informative. Started with sublime seafood chowder, burrata and the tart followed by lobster risotto....More

Thank Imagesanddetails
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Well if you like five star dining and expect a level of service and cleanliness along with amazing food this place is for you. It was a great way to end our stay in Halifax and I felt so blessed to be treated to such...More

Thank Judi H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Venison carpaccio pretty good. Scallops and pork decent but nothing exciting. Paella had mediocre flavor but good amount of seafood (lobster, mussels, halibut). Service inconsistent. Pierogies were delicious, fried with squash. Burger was okay, parmesan fries delicious. Smoked chowder had odd preserved scallops. Swordfish and...More

Thank swim_bunny2012
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very nice experience. Well thought out menu, good selections. Waiter was excellent, food was fresh and well seasoned. Nice atmosphere, soft music. People at surrounding tables seemed as well pleased as we were.

1  Thank Daniel19772008
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Great restaurant! We dined here and enjoyed it from start to finish. We had a great waiter and enjoyed every bite of our dinners (including app's and dessert). It is in a lovely setting and for the food and presentation a very reasonable price. We...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The atmosphere was nice and the service ok ...good not great....The menu was surprisingly limited and it is a fairly pricey choice for dining out.

Thank samsons4568
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This cozy restaurant had amazing, creative food, highlighting Canadian ingredients. I had a trio of appetizers for dinner. All three had a lovely balance of sweet/savory/salty/tart/crunchy ingredients. My friend ordered the days' special, a vegetarian lasagne that tasted deliciously meaty. (How did the chef do...More

Thank Ms_Martha
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Our waiter had a terrible attitude. One person in our group had a severe allergy to dairy which obviously was too much too ask of our waiter. 2 hours after our meal, we were stopping every 10 minutes in search of the nearest restroom! Not...More

1  Thank Deanna H
chefdarren, Owner at Chives Canadian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi Deanna, I take this VERY seriously. Could you please communicate with me directly chefdarren@chives.ca. I feel that I need more information to be able to deal with this effectively.

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The food at Chives is absolutely delicious! They start you off with biscuits that are served with molasses and butter that so yummy! We were a group of four people and everyone loved their main course as well as their side dishes. We reserved the...More

Thank Megan B
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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$25 - US$41
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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Casual upscale, farm to table, chef inspired dinning.
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