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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 2 days ago via mobile

5 of us went to Chives and had a selection of the various foods and wine. The beef was fantastic and won the award for best main course. The chowder was also very special. Overall the food was excellent and the waiter friendly and very...More

Thank Jean-Pierre M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was looking forward to a pleasant evening out with a friend, with tasty food and drink to enhance the experience. Steak was tasty but too salty to be healthy. Seated at a dark corner table, right next to two other people already engaged in their...More

Thank Delphine D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This may be a case of once a restaurant starts getting famous, the quality usually declines. We were not impressed with the beef special of the evening. But what we enjoy the most were something simple, the potato side dish and the complementary biscuits.

Thank Shiva_Dragon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food for the whole family at a reasonable cost. The scallops were perfect and the kids love the pasta. Nice choice of wines, including wine per glass.

Thank 1962-Claude
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, two friends and I were in Halifax as part of a tour of eastern Canada. We saw the reviews and popped in for an early dinner. The food was tasty from start to finish and although simple, had lots of flavour and was...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside Chives isn't the most attractive place in town but once up the stairs a well laid out and inviting restaurant with a good feel about the place. Service was excellent with good descriptions of the Specials not on the menu and good...More

Thank skitech61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations here in advance of our trip to Halifax because it was supposed to be a really good special occasion restaurant. Found the service a little lacking at the start although the server did manage to make it better as the dinner went...More

Thank BBE2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
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29 March 2015|
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Response from Minstral60 | Reviewed this property |
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
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  • 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
Casual upscale, farm to table, chef inspired dinning.
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