"Worthy of it's #1 ranking"
A gem of a restaurant. I travel extensively for work and have eaten at my fair share of fine restaurants around the world and Chives ranks right up there. I had clients in the gourmet food business visiting from Spain last fall including a well respected chef from Barcelona. Chives was by far the best dining experience they enjoyed during their trip. The quality of the ingredients was exceptional and excellence of the food fantastic. We pretty much sampled everything on the menu and loved it all. Well done Craig and team!
Trip Advisor, 2011
Read a review by Ruth Daniels of Chef Craig's latest cookbook, Fresh and Frugal
The two chef-owners are wizards at defining eclectic Canadian cuisine, with a few French, German, and Asian influences thrown in for good measure. The large, casual restaurant with planked-wood floors and cozy lighting also offers an intimate table for four in their wine "vault" (the restaurant used to be a bank). The menu adapts to what's fresh and seasonal at the fishmongers and the farmers' market but customers would have a fit if two key items—the Nova Scotia lamb shank and the bacon-wrapped port tenderloin—weren't available. Ditto for the crème brûlée."
Fodor's Travel Guide, 2011
"If you're a foodie, then be sure to eat at Chives Canadian Bistro when visiting Halifax. Chef-owner Craig Flinn is a local legend with three best-selling Canadian cookbooks under his belt. His menus embrace local foods, with producers often credited on the menu, which change with the seasons and availability of produce."
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