1537 Barrington St
Halifax, NS B3J
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Chives Canadian Bistro

Neighborhoods: Downtown Halifax
Cuisine: Ribs, Continental, Canadian

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ClaireColville

 Toronto, ON
 

For Halifax this is quite a concept. First of all, the ou...

For Halifax this is quite a concept. First of all, the outside of the resturant has a t.v screen which displays what must be the view from a surveillance camera placed right in the kitchen. (Brilliant AND brave!!) the inside is clean, fun but classy,you feel welcome instead of priviledged. I live in Toronto and yet I’ve never seen a twist like this on a bowl of seafood chowder: a simple chive cream broth and floating in the middle are three whole CHUNKS of lobster, haddock and one whole scallop. Okay, so I had to saw away at them with my spoon, but still worth the fresh approach. Also tea biscuits made fresh in-house replace the tired buns-in-a-basket, and are placed on your table in a rolled up paper bag with a helping of, yes, maple butter. Sad to say I was late meeting someone and had to skip what looked like one of the most appealing dessert menus I’ve ever seen…

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Leigha

 Halifax, NS
 

On the Fence

Where to start?…. There were excellent components to the meals had here, and there were disappointments.
I was very much looking forward to trying this restuarant. So, when an "out-of-town guest came to visit and offered to take us out, I suggersted Chives.
The homemade biscuits were great, the stuffed Portabello mushroom was fantastic.
However, I ordered the organic steak and was shocked to find that it was tough/full of gristle/and tastless.
Normally, I find a way to politely mention a complaint- but, in this circumstance, I could tell it was important to my paying guest that I enjoyed the meal. So, I focused on the good and kept quiet on the steak.
With that said, I was surprised that the waitress did not pick up on the fact that the majority of the steak was left on my plate.
This was a very costly entree and it was certainly a disappointment that it was a clearly a poor cut.

Am still discerning if I am going to go back and hope for a better dish next time.

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