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Chives Canadian Bistro

1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
+1 902-221-4678
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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 1 week ago via mobile

What amazing food and the service is outstanding. We went for out anniversary and we were delighted.

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here with colleagues Nov 16. I had the charcuterie and short rib, both were superb. The best meal I've had in a long time. The rib was very tender and succulent. Will definitely return!

Thank Wimic83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally made it to Chives. It has been on our “to-try” list for years, yet we always ended up elsewhere. It was a nice experience, the ambiance and service were wonderful. The steak tartare appetizer was tasty, the micro greens and fried capers on...More

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here before and had an amazing steak dinner but this time around the menu lacked variety and it was all root veggies. The waiter and hostess were excellent but the menu felt bland.

Thank T J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious meal here with some friends in from out of town. Great ambiance to have a drink and enjoy the variety of dishes and flavours. Good from start to finish.

Thank RC_TravelerNB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The waiter was really good. The gnocchi was awful. It used to be our go to date night. It wasn't good last night. Half of our party were happy with the food, the other half not happy. My son actually cried he did not like...More

Thank Cheryl 0
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

In Halifax, all of Craig Flynn’s restaurants (2 doors down, Chives, Temple) are lined up in a row on Barrington and are all superb choices. Creative, beautifully prepared food, that are served up in casually elegant settings. Great for couples, meeting friends, business or family...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We were out looking for food and happened to walk by, the menu caught our eye and we decided to give the place a try. The restaurant was full but there was one table left; the hostess said some large groups had just been seated...More

Thank Rachel084
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had a splendid dinner with friends here. The room was mostly full on a Sunday night. Service was professional and not rushed as we enjoyed catching up together after a few months. Almost all the dishes that came were beautiful to see and to...More

Thank dickanddoug
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

While walking downtown on a Saturday night we came across the quaint Chives. Good location however understated, we were curious glancing through the windows at the folks sitting upstairs. This isnt a large restaurant but offers a few quaint areas for a romantic dinner. Service...More

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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$ 24 - US$ 39
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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: +1 902-221-4678
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Casual upscale, farm to table, chef inspired dinning.
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