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The Bicycle Thief

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Downtown Halifax
Italian, Canadian
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1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
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11:30 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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Halifax, Canada
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been to the Bicycle Thief on numerous occasions and the food and drinks are always excellent. There is always a great atmosphere in the restaurant and (if you're lucky to get a spot) on the patio in the summer. The Bicycle Thief is a high end restaurant so don't plan to go here for a cheap meal. You really... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate here with a group from the West Coast; we'd finished a conference and several of the members were imbibing freely. And the servers did a great job of remaining professional and friendly even when some of my colleagues were skirting the bounds of respectability ;-) I had a fettuccini dish which was a daily special. Outstanding. Flavourful, rich... More 

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1 Thank Malcolm P
Broad Cove, Canada
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a chilly winter night and I met a good friend for dinner. We both had wine, shared calamari, and pasta. The pasta dish I wanted had meat and they, without hesitation served it without the meat, my guess it there was not price reduction, since my friend paid I am not sure, but I really don't expect it.... More 

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1 Thank Anna F
Toronto
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined here on busy New Year's Eve and was delighted with it. Staff was attentive and very pleasant despite being run off their feet, the food was wonderful in both taste and presentation (the sauteed shrimp in cognac sauce defies description) and the atmosphere was very "uptown." Decor is worth seeing -- who knew you could create so many things... More 

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1 Thank Glenmorcanada
East Coast
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the cauliflower soup and salad. The soup was excellent but not hot enough for my liking. Lovely atmosphere. Attentive service.

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Thank EastCoastVacationer
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We reserved the day before our visit and the restaurant was at full capacity with no empty tables - except ours waiting for us by the window. The staff were exemplary and the food was amazing.

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1 Thank Karen6132015
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We choose this restaurant for special occasions or when we want to impress visitors to our town. In the summer the patio is open and right the water...its a very cool vibe. In the winter the inside is cosy and inviting. This restaurant gets very busy as it is not a big secret that the food is wonderful...but what really... More 

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1 Thank Thebigisland
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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1 Thank Maryann598
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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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 1 week ago 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 100
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian
Meals
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:30
Monday
11:30 - 02:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:30
Thursday
11:30 - 02:30
Friday
11:30 - 02:30
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?