Chives Canadian Bistro
Super.It is a great place for a romantic dinner. The food is super. Our waiter was professional, accommodating, friendly and funny. I put moderate for noise because I want people to know that the restaurant was full and did not have to scream to be heard. I love that. There are a few restaurants that have great food where I won't go to because of the loud noise. I can't wait for the next time when we can come back to this one. I rarely put the best rate. I already recommended it and will continue.12/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dining experience wasOur dining experience was a delight.
I had 4 guests from France and Quebec who requested that I recommend a 'nice' restaurant while staying overnight in Halifax.
From the minute we walked in the door they were impressed with the decor, service, wine list, food and presentation. The atmosphere was cozy and warm. They couldn't get over the fact we could have a conversation in a normal tone and how quiet the room was, even with a relatively full house. Our service person was very knowledgeable of the menu, professional and friendly.
My guests were still talking about their dining experience as we drove to the airport the following evening.
Much appreciated.11/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply our favourite restaurant.Simply our favourite restaurant. Wonderful service. Every dish is delicious and inspired. Great drink list. Always a great experience9/4/2013 12:00:00 AMChives is currently my favouriteChives is currently my favourite restaurant in Halifax with service and food quality that is consistently very good. The only comment that I would make is that I am finding that the menu is getting a bit tired. I think its time that the restaurant overhauled their menu and came up with some new offerings.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm atmosphere/ terrific foodThe food was terrific. we had the pork ...the waiter was sweet and attentive ..he engaged when he was invited into the conversation....in general a very nice experience ..tickled that the food is all local as much as possible...and that organic is valued...it kind of gives you an extra feeling of familiarity knowing that perhaps our neighbor or friend provided the cheeze for the torte or the rhubarb in the dessert...like you are at a community gathering, but with pizzazz and privacy..IIt just felt good ...on top of the food being prepared to perfection....certainly left us with the feeling we would return and maybe even be recognized when we came thru the door again..nice staff...6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dining experiencewould highly recommend this restaurant , we were both very pleased we chose to go there , food was excellent would go again for sure. Great service6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service excellent.Food and service excellent. Tables a little too close together.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFine FoodMy wife and I have a wonderful evening. The good was very good, certainly within keeping of a chaine des rotisseurs chef. Thanks for the evening.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh Class & Family FriendlyWe went to Chives with a 1 year old baby, my wife and my parents and not only was the service exceptional and the food high quality, but they made every effort to see that my son was taken care of and made it clear he was a welcome addition to our party.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local food, originalGreat local food, original plate presentations, superb service. Halifax’s best choice for fine dining. Will definately go back.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat Customers!Excellent wine paired perfectly with an everchanging seasonal
menu that never fails to impress. Food cooked exactly to specifications
and service was prompt with excellent recommendations. This is what keeps us coming back
time after time.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious - as usual.Took my Mom to Chives for the first time. She's bought us gift certificates from there for Christmas a few times, but has never eaten there herself (being from Ottawa). Well, needless to say, she was impressed.
I've eaten there about 15 times now, and have NEVER had a bad meal. Started off with the hot pot (soup du jour) - a corn chowder that was absolutely delicious. Followed that off with their slider appetizer - pulled pork. Again a winner. For mains, my wife had the stuffed chicken "coq au vin", my mom had the caramelized sea scallops, and I had the beef duo. All of us agreed that the food was fantastic, the service superb, and the atmosphere ideal for fine casual dining.
I heartily recommend Chives. You can't go wrong eating here.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Food/ServiceEight of us enjoyed a wonderful meal at Chives last week to celebrate our daughter's graduation from university. As always, the food was exceptional and our server was attentive and friendly. Chives has been a favourite of ours for many years. It's our go-to dining place for celebratory occasions, and when entertaining guests. Thank you - you never disappoint us.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish!One of the best meals I have had in Halifax, if not the best. Uncompromising taste and quality.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood prepared to perfectionGreat meals! We loved it all! All food was cooked perfect.
I requested window seating and it was perfect5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn tasty and enjoyable evening.We enjoyed a wonderful meal and good service at this lovely little restaurant . This was a restaurant we wanted to try on our recent visit to Halifax and we were not disappointed. The menu featured many interesting options, prepared in with local ingredients. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return on future visits to the area.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMChives JivesExcellent experience from the time we walked in until we left. Wait staff was very helpful and had a vast knowledge base of the selections and was quick to recommend. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was inviting. Not our first trip and won't be our last. Great experience5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinnerI took my friend to Chives to kick off her birthday celebration. We had a few cocktails and a wonderful meal in an intimate setting. Our server was fantastic and the setting was perfect. Bravo Chives, well done!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service and really nice pace to a special occasion dinner. only downside was the ambiance....there was a very bright light coming from the kitchen doorway, I was glad we were not too close.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food to RememberMy partner & I celebrated our anniversary at Chives during our weekend in Halifax. He has not been to Chives before. The food was delicious from start to finish, and very inventive and well presented. The only downside is that the ambience is far from romantic...too noisy to have soft conversation, unless your used to shouting (which is a common thing amongst younger people nowadays).5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a lovely meal, serviceIt was a lovely meal, service very good, but the food could have been a little hotter.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMlove the food!!I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. We find we spend quite a bit but it is worth it for special occasions.
I love the biscuits they offer in the beginning - light and fluffy, crispy outside. The chicken dish was super - tender and so tasty!
The maple creme brulee was delicious - a sweet but light ending after a rather rich main.
The tables where we sat were lined up against the wall but there was no interference from neighbouring guests.
Chives is definitely a favourite place to dine!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent canadian restaurantTruly great food, restaurant, and very, very friendly. We made reservations, ran late (our event ran late and we were driving two hours to get there), changed them, had to wait for our company to join us, and they were gracious and accommodating despite the late hour and inconvenience it must have caused them. It was fantastic food, truly canadian selections and very adept at handling special dietary restrictions. The ambience was likewise very good, and the location is ideal. If I didn't live in another province, I would go lots! Definitely recommend5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the seafood chowderI had the seafood chowder special which was very good except for the tiny scallops which had kind of an off taste.Would have been much better with local scallops,cut up if necessary.My main was the lamb shank which was outstanding;I really liked the Moroccan sauce.I am not a couscous fan and I would have preferred Basmati rice.
My wife ordered spinach salad,scallops,and creme brulee which were all outstanding.
We were impressed with the servers.We had several and they were all courteous,well groomed,well spoken,informative,and friendly.
All in all a pleasant dining experience.
Now if you could only do something about the dreadful condition of the streets in your part of town.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBefore NeptuneChives is an excellent place to have dinner before Neptune. You arrive at 6:00, have a good dinner, and still have enough free blood in the system to enjoy the play. A cool $ 100 for two including HST and a well deserved tip makes it a bit pricey though.
We'll be back anyway5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have a great time andAlways have a great time and enjoy the wonderful food choices.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM