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 actual money vault now stores our wine as well as a unique and intimate dining space.

Hours of Operation

(Winter & Early Spring 2020)
Tuesday to Saturday
5:00pm to 9:30pm
(Available for booking Sunday and Monday for groups and private events)

Our Kitchen


Craig Flinn

Chef Proprietor

Darren Lewis

Operations Manager/Co-owner

George Davis

General Manager/Co-owner

Stephanie Ogilvie

Chef de Cuisine
Temporarily closed
for COVID19 Prevention
We are temporarily closed at Chives to help control the spread of the COVID19 virus in our community. Please stay safe and we look forward to serving you very soon.
Please check our website regularly for updates.