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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 1 week ago

My husband and I had an excellent dinner at Chives. I had scallops. My husband had lobster risotto. Both were beautifully presented and very flavorful, with complex tastes. The portions were appropriate--not overly generous but just enough because the food is rather rich. Service was...More

Thank Harriet L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chives serves home-type food with a sophisticated twist. Fresh peas are so rarely found served in restaurants these days---that was a treat...

Thank Maxwell P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my partner a few days ago, we were blown away. Great service, and great food. We started with the Burrata, it was served with prosciutto, sweet peppers and chimichurri, the flavours worked so well together and balanced out perfectly. We then...More

Thank Aidan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had a wonderful experience at Chives Bistro. I ordered the scallops which were perfectly done. My sister said the chowder was also delicious. We had such a wonderful evening here - if I am back in Halifax I will definitely return!

Thank Gail042014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb locally sourced food and excellent service. Pleasant background music that was not intrusive. The menu was extensive so we had difficulty choosing but both settled on lobster tagliatelle with lardons, peas, pecorino, dill and tarragon cream, followed by lemon and blueberry panna cotta (my...More

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by someone in our hometown in Ontario. We ordered seafood since this was our last evening in the Maritimes. It was delicious and very creatively plated. We were offered a sampling of wine which was also very delicious - our server...More

Thank 976Margaret
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Halifax. Fresh local ingredients, extremely well prepared dishes. Staff is very knowledgeable and professional.

Thank S S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice restaurant in downtown Halifax suitable for fine dining. The atmosphere is intimate but the music this evening was upbeat jazz, giving the restaurant a more lively feel. The menu was more limited than other area restaurants, but still offered a variety...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my daughter (who works in restaurant) and her boyfriend. Been here a few times, food was amazing, fun atmosphere, however...our server George seemed to be bothered by having us as a table. We tried to be friendly, make jokes, and...More

Thank lorlor61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Must start by saying that the food was well prepared and delicious. The downside is that the room is dark and without a crowd noisy. The server tried hard but seemed confused and while only dealing with three tables, overworked. Ordering drinks was very...More

Thank lizzie03
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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$ 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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