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Chives Canadian Bistro

1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
+1 902-420-9626
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (66 reviews)
“ice wine” (8 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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1 - 10 of 691 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had run into a stranger on the street who recommended this place to us. What a delight! The staff were friendly and attentive. The meal starts with a warm biscuit with butter and molasses on the side. The appetizers were tasty, in particular the...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have dined at Chives on a few occasions. Great atmosphere. Fabulous menu choices using locally sourced items as much as is possible. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The lamb here is amazing! Highly recommend Chives!

Thank bwozney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with co-workers. Had the scallops with the pork belly and the fish with grits and fiddle heads. Service was exceptional and the food was great.

Thank Paul-Sue-Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only problem with this restaurant is I always eat too much. I enjoy every bites and somehow I have to have the soft, warm biscuits, the appetizer, the main AND the dessert! I've never been disappointed with either the food or the service. It...More

Thank 332diane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had family visiting for two weeks, and we went to Chives on the first night. It was so good we booked immediately for my family's final night and, once again, it was a meal to remember. Not cheap but excellent value all round.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Halifax visiting our two sons this past weekend from NB. I had tried to make reservations for a variety of other restaurants on Friday for Saturday night at 7pm but had no luck. We were interested in Two Doors Down also but...More

Thank gpt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 4 people in my party and we had a wonderful meal. Three of us had the ROAST CORN “OFF THE COB” CHOWDER as an app...just divine. Probably the best soup/chowder I've ever had. Two of us had the duck special and it was...More

Thank HollyHaligonia
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and and I enjoyed this gem on Good Friday. Amazing ambiance. Greeted pleasantly by wonderful staff who were excited to see us. Our table was lovely. Wine was superb. Pork was perfect and tender. Seafood paella was stunning and amongst the best. Drew...More

Thank markpfoodguy
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went to Chives for their burger week burger. We arrived around 5:30 and the restaurant was pretty empty. The staff was very friendly (they check your coat for you free of charge). They have craft beer on tap and as mentioned...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Love this wonderful restaurant! Locally sourced, creative, seasonally changing menu. Specials never fail to impress with unexpected flavour combinations. And the buttermilk biscuits are so so good, we sometimes have them instead of dessert. Tonight's halibut special with tempura mussels and shrimp was absolutely phenomenal....More

Thank AlysonH123
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Response from Minstral60 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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.