We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chives Canadian Bistro

1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
+1 902-420-9626
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (67 reviews)
“scallops” (64 reviews)
Closed Now
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1537 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z4, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (785)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 766 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place for a family dinner. Every meal ordered was excellent. Love those biscuits! Really appreciated the great service, a freindly professional server makes all the difference when dining out.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had friends visiting from the Bahamas who travel a lot and are used to top class hotels and restaurants. On the advice of our daughter we chose Chives to take them to dinner. The meal was excellent. Three of us had lobster which was...More

Thank trassa2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high end restaurant that lives up to its prices. The food is excellent and the service matches it. On the pricey side, but a good place for a treat or special occasion.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us recently celebrated a major event at Chives. And, this is the kind of place to mark life's important moments. The food is interesting, well prepared, beautifully plated, and served with a flourish. Service is well paced and friendly. Menus change over time,...More

Thank W J K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on a Sunday evening. We chose it because of the positive reviews. We were surprised to receive a phone call from the restaurant Sunday afternoon asking us to reconfirm our reservation for that evening. We thought that was a bit...More

1  Thank Phil L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to walk by this restaurant, stopped in for a glass of wine and decided to go back the following evening for our final night out in Halifax. We started with the Bruschetta, and I ordered the Caramelized Sea Scallops with pasta, and husband ordered...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We were here with friends who live in Halifax. The food was very good— salad slightly overdressed and soggy, but good flavors. Scallops and pasta dish had firm pasta and was very generous with scallops. Dining room is comfortable and congenial, if a bit dark.

Thank JAnneBNYC
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had dinner at Chives on a Monday evening. I was surprised to see that the restaurant was almost at capacity. Nonetheless, it was quiet and relaxing. Service was excellent: unobtrusive, not rushed, a chance to relax between courses. Creative presentation, good wine list.

Thank Wald
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I walked in without a reservation. The restaurant was very busy but the staff was accommodating and I was given a table. You get started with a warm biscuit with butter and molasses which is a nice touch. I ordered the farmers market salad which...More

Thank Livewell67
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Went here one year for our company Christmas party and was blown away by how amazing the food was. I don't think I'd ever take my family, mainly because of the cost. For a night out with the wife, its a great place but you...More

Thank Joshua E
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 hotels in Halifax
Four Points by Sheraton Halifax
1,007 reviews
.09 km away
Courtyard Halifax Downtown
680 reviews
.15 km away
Residence Inn Halifax Downtown
418 reviews
.16 km away
The Hollis Halifax - a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
1,616 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
2 Doors Down
872 reviews
.04 km away
Cabin Coffee
301 reviews
.08 km away
The Old Apothecary
85 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Neptune Theatre
177 reviews
.12 km away
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
2,649 reviews
.14 km away
St. Mary's Basilica
175 reviews
.08 km away
Old Burying Ground
245 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
March 29, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
Located in beautiful historic downtown Halifax at 1537 Barrington Street. The restaurant boasts a warm and unpretentious décor where you will enjoy extraordinary casual dining in a chic interior that captures key elements of the Canadian landscape; water, wood, rock, and sand. Join us for dinner and you will discover how our urban café décor introduces elements of traditional French urban bistros with long banquet seating, richly painted walls, and chalkboard menus.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing