The two chef-owners are wizards at defining eclectic Canadian cuisine, with a few French, German, and Asian influences thrown in for good measure.

- Fodor's Travel Guide, 2011

About Chives Restaurant | Chives Canadian Bistro, Halifax

About Us

Chives Canadian Bistro is conveniently 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.

Another key feature of our restaurant is “The Vault”, a leftover from the 1950’s when our space was occupied by The Bank of Nova Scotia. The actually money vault now stores our wine as well as a unique dining space for an intimate dinner for 2 to 4 people.

If you’re interested in getting a closer look at the people behind the scenes you can check our “Moving Menu,” a permanent art installation where the action of the Chives kitchen is broadcast live every night to passers-by on Barrington Street. The “menu” attempts to show there are many faces behind the food at Chives.