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Fireside

$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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1500 Brunswick St | Halifax, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2J7, Canada
+1 902-423-5995
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Halifax, Canada
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Decided to try out the new location with friends after the Film Festival, it was a mistake! The decor, music and ambiance in general seemed to be catering to seniors. I remember the Fireside being the place to go on a Monday night, however this was not the case. The seating is a bit strange with awkward small church pews... More 

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Thank Wendric
tomwile28, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Those church pews have received good reviews from folks and are 100 years old. Monday nights are still a strong night for us, however the start is usually later now as the martini crowd seems to like a later start as the years have gone on. I appreciate the feedback on the... More 

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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I tend not to review places that I don't like, but I am making an exception for the new Fireside. I once loved Fireside but went to their new location recently and with the exception of the terrific server, it was very disappointing. The menu has changed - they've taken off my fave - the grilled eggplant, but I was... More 

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Thank Vicki Lynn B
Halifax
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Fireside recently moved into a new location. The menu is much the same with a variety of basic and comfort foods all prepared fresh and presented well. Try the fish and chips.

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Thank jkn252
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Went for lunch...its a bit high on the price scale where a glass of wine cost me $17.00. Salad and dessert and my total bill, with tip was almost $50...for LUNCH. The new space is nice, but it doesn't have a warm feeling to it. The service was exceptional, we had a large group and only one waiter, but I... More 

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Thank jlslaun
Canada
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Atmosphere: noisy. Service: not particularly good. Food: okay, but only just. Prices: a little high for what you get. If you like feeling taken for granted, this is the place!

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Thank thetravelprof
tomwile28, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that u didn't enjoy your visit. Since we have changed locations business has been more brisk. Additional people do tend to provide a little more background noise, most of our clientele like the energy that this provides to the room. From a value perspective most of our mains are in the $15 range which most... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted someplace close to where we were staying and ended up here. There were just a couple of other tables occupied on a Sunday night. The wait staff was very friendly and provided the right amount of attention to our needs. The chicken stuffed with Brie was cooked to perfection and the raspberry coulis was yummy. Others in our... More 

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Thank Vicki1020
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were seated at a pew style bench and small club style chairs and round tables. More for a lounge than a restaurant. But my pew was surprisingly comfortable. It is decorated as if it is a older style home, with a fireplace and decorations and low lighting. They offer a very nice cocktail menu as well as a wine... More 

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1 Thank melanie112078
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I could BARELY hear my boyfriend who was sitting right in front of me. We decided to get spinach dip, which wasn't great and came in the world's tiniest ramekin, so I had two scoops. The cocktail I had (blue coconut- supposed to be coconut rum, caracao and cran) was just a small glass filled with ice and what tasted... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Halifax Region, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

After a 40 minute wait we finally ordered. 30 minutes later we were told they did not have enough steaks to supply the 6 ordered. Two members changed their order and were the lucky ones. The two bite steak they served was over cooked and the sides were cold.

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2 Thank Kelvin K
Halifax, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Where to begin! The reservation was made on Thursday for our group of 17 which was changed to 18 at the last minute, as we were all there to celebrate our friend’s birthday. This was the place she had requested we all go, as some of us ( myself included) had been to the old location numerous times before, and... More 

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Thank Joan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Brunswick St | Halifax, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2J7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-5995
Description
For over 20 years, Halifax's place for casual dining in a cozy, intimate atmosphere has been The Fireside, just off the shopping district of Spring Garden Road. Well known for its Martini Mondays, the Fireside is a place to gather with friends to enjoy a cocktail, munch on a variety of tasty appetizers or sit down to a full meal in comfortable surroundings. At The Fireside, the food is delicious, the drinks are imaginative and the service is impeccable. You'll find the prices are reasonable, the choices are plentiful and you and your guests will never feel hurried. Out new location is bright and inviting featuring local art and mid-century modern décor. This is Halifax's home of modern comfort food!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?