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The Bicycle Thief

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Halifax
Italian, Canadian
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1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
11:30 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a great dinning experience that begins from the moment you enter the door until you leave, then this is the place for you. Make reservations early since it fills up very fast. You will not be disappointed. My only complaint is that I wish they had more non crustacean fish options on the menu.

Thank jkn252
Halifax, Canada
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to this restaurant was not a good one but memorable. It was a very busy night and frankly I had eyes and could see the lineup and I did not need to be repeatedly told by the server how busy they were and would we, in essence, just get the hell out of there. I swore I... More 

Thank Robert S
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's been a couple months since I have been in, I absolutely love this place it is one of my go to's. I'm hoping I get to make a trip up soon as I live in the valley. The food is always amazing, regardless of what you order. The servers are always knowledgeable about the menu items and specials... More 

Thank breal172
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here early, as this place getting packed in the evenings. Food is good and well served, drinks variety is good.

Thank Taras M
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last place we ate in Halifax - it was for lunch but the food and the room were both wonderful. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting the city.

Thank Bryan P
Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited TBT for a lunch meeting, and cannot fault the service or the food, both are very good, there was however a draft blowing across our table which made it a little too chilly. The specials are worth looking at, portions are a decent size for a lunch menu. Would visit again but would not give my coat up... More 

Thank Ashley R
Bridgewater, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 20 mins ahead and we lucked out and were able to try this restaurant for the first time. We loved the layout which included a fireplace and also views of Halifax Harbour. Staff were super friendly and the menu had a good choice of selections. Both our dishes were perfect. We will be back for... More 

Thank ron2016
St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool spot with a great vibe. It's a little noisy, but the bustle is part of the experience. Great food, great service.

Thank EastCoastTraveler016
Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a family of four including infant. The interior has changed since the last time we were there and it's very nicely decorated for the holidays. The music was quite loud so we ended up talking much louder than usual. The food was very good and they made special meal for toddler as well. Highly recommend as we have... More 

Thank MiniPug-MiniPeeps
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful Place!!Make sure you go there!!!Its a great evening night out.meet new people and service was wonderful!!

Thank Lee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Canadian
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, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?