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The Bicycle Thief

1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Hours
Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first time at The Bicycle Thief for a family lunch. Previously, I had been there for business dinners. We were in Halifax visiting family on a brutally cold but sunny December day. We chose TBT for its excellent food and beautiful view...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Norman L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food, delightful evening! Was in Halifax for the weekend celebrating my son's birthday. There was 5 of us for dinner. Everything we ordered was so tasty!! Service was excellent. We had quietly mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday, and they brought out the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vmcrane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We kinda, sorta, ate here twice. The first time we were actually there for drinks and a dessert at their outside bar. That was a good experience both because the service was good and the outside seating on a July night was fabulous. The second...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the services was a little slow, the food was great, plenty of it and set in a relaxed atmosphere. Local dishes where available with the emphasis on seafood. the staff where pleasent but a little slow with the drinks and services.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimmorson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My manager and I had dinner at the Bicycle Thief and loved it! I had the pear salad as my appetizer and had the fettuccine aragosta with lobster. It was delicious!! For dessert I had a slice of carrot cake with marscapone cheese icing and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jules078
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was absolutely the best restaurant we went to eat in Halifax. Highly recommended and definitely go enjoy the views from your table.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank danroberttraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say that my husband and I are regulars at the Bicycle Thief. We love it there. We are so lucky to have this incredible restaurant in our city. We were there with friends on a Thursday night, we had an early reservation because...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 154974Janet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My review is based on two dinners here. Eating alone at the bar, I enjoyed competent and pleasant service from the bartenders. The first dinner I fully enjoyed the filet/lobster dish. Tender meat with a flavorful Bordelaise sauce. The scallop potatoes were prepared more like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank webbervee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and ambiance. I have the pistachio crusted salmon and my friend (who is a vegetarian) had red ravioli. They were both very good. Dessert was served at the table and one can select from the desert cart. View was great as it is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anita L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in Halifax. Incredible service, the food was great. If we’re ever back in halifax I would visit again in a heartbeat. Super satisfied!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Susan C
August 23, 2018|
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Response from robertsB2891BB | Reviewed this property |
Yes they sell gift certificates but remember the vast majority never get used so typically you are simply making a cash donation to the vendor which is always appreciated as it is not taxable.
July 14, 2018|
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Response from njgrandma20 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we only did seafood & didn’t look at the non seafood stuff. Suggest you go to their website & look at menu. Enjoy. Halifax is a beautiful city
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Sher1967 | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch and saw several families with small children. Enjoy your trip!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
The Bicycle Thief exudes a relaxed, come-as-you-are feel, in an atmosphere that blends Old School style with New School attitude. Drop by for lunch or supper, or pull up a chair to our wicked wine bar for a fantastic glass from our titanic selection. The Bicycle Thief offers North American food with an Italian soul, and legendary cooking that will steal your heart…
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