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About Ryan Duffy's

Located near the Halifax waterfront, at Ryan Duffy's we strive to be your restaurant of choice and your favorite steakhouse. We proudly hand-cut and weigh our Alberta AAA steaks table-side, we also offer a selection of fresh local seafood that will inspire your palet. Caesar salads perfectly prepared table-side. Allow our knowledgeable servers to delight you in our comfortable contemporary decor with their ability to anticipate you’re every dinning need. Experience firsthand why have won the "Consumer Choice Awards Best Fine Dinning" for five consecutive years and 'Best Steakhouse Award". If it is a lively atmosphere you seek, join us at our bar or fireplace lounge – sit back relax and enjoy one of our carefully crafted martinis or a cold pint paired with a delicious burger or fish & chips. Be wined, dined, and dazzled with an explosion of flavours.
Join us for Lunch, Weekend Brunch and Dinner 7 days a week ....Let the dazzling begin!

1650 Bedford Row
Halifax, NS B3J 1T2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: Lunch:1130am-2pm. Dinner:5pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: Weekend Brunch 1130am-2pm. Dinner 5pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Sackville Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(902) 421-1116

Website:
http://www.ryanduffys.ca/

Catering:
Ryan Duffys catering provides high quality, full service off-site catering in Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding areas. We offer a complete off-site catering service specializing in new and innovative menu selections as well as classical favorites. Our wide range of menus will suit every occasion. We take pride in achieving and exceeding our clientele's expectations in every aspect of cuisine and service. Our dedicated team of professionals will work with you to visualize and execute every detail of your event, and guarantees that your event will be enjoyable and memorable.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available on both Bedford Row and Sackville Street. Also Public lots are located on Hollis Street and Lower Water Street

Public Transit:
Within walking distance from Halifax Ferry Terminal.

Private Party Facilities:
Ryan Duffy"s is available for large functions, conferences, weddings or intimate gatherings in our welcoming, comfortable atmosphere in downtown Halifax. From 1 to 250 guests, let our dedicated team of professionals work with you to visualize and execute every detail of your event leaving you with memories that will last forever. Custom menus are available

Private Party Contact:
Heather Coffen: (902) 421-1116

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ryan Duffy's Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Romantic (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for a birthday celebration with my spouse. The waiter was very attentive and his recommendations were right on. The tuna was fabulous, the steak delicious. The dessert recommendations were also a good choice and the birthday candle in one was a very nice surprise. Had a great meal and a great time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's pretty hard to find anything negative to say about such a great dining experience. This is s close to perfection as we've seen in Halifax. The food is pricey but you get what you pay for; a great meal, great ambience and great service.

Thankfully we had a Groupon coupon that made the expense much more palatable so best of you can latch onto a coupon too.

But coupon or not, a very special dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic food, great service, and well worth the drive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I went to Ryan's to celebrate our anniversary. This was our second trip. We love everything about the restaurant . All staff are friendly and cheerful. The jar of pickles and freshly baked rolls are a nice touch. We had the tableside Caesar, which was very nice and fresh. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and I could barely finish my 14 oz ribeye - but I'm a trooper! Dessert was deep fried cheesecake. mmmm.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

My girlfriend and I celebrated our six month anniversary at Ryan Duffy’s and very much enjoyed the evening. Both of our steaks were amazing, the ribeye for me and the tenderloin for her were both very tender and flavourful. We ended our evening with the deep fried cheesecake which we would very much recommend. We were a bit concerned when we walked into a nearly empty restaurant on a Friday evening, but the food and service were amazing, great evening for us.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Glad I had a Groupon. Would have hated topay full price.

Our waiter Paul was very nice though.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I found the food pretty good not not at the price you pay. My company had an awful meal.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had a delicious meal, service was great. Server was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the crab cakes and table side caesar salad!!!
Will definitely be returning!! :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great location....quiet ambience...attentive service

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was really looking forward to this night out with friends. We had a groupon so good deal. However, we ordered mussels and some of them were cold and not cooked all the way and others were kind of slimy. We had to send them back.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Not the best service for the cost , the meal cost about 160 dollars and the service looked like it belonged at apple bees

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very bad experience. Three of the four steaks we ordered were sent back. One steak was so tough you could not cut it with a knife, others were not cooked properly and when they were sent back they came out well done instead of medium. I would not recommend this steakhouse to anyone.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Went with my cousin and a girlfriend for a bachelorette and had a great time. Good food and great atmosphere!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food & Service - Paul was Super! We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great Food and Service; our server Paul was excellent. One must be a meat Lover as the portions are large ! Delicious from appetizer to desert :) Looking forward to my next visit ... Cheers Thanks Maurice

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Service was good. Food was great. But I was very disappointed that none of the reasonable prices wines were avalible . And this wasn't mentioned until we had already ordered. Ended up paying close to $50 for s bottle of wine that I can get for $20 at the store because that was the only option, unless I wanted to pay more. The food was good, but the whole experience was meh. I'd go back if someone else was paying.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Friendly, efficient and professional servers. Great food presentation. Highly recommend for a quality fine dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I was not 100% satisfied, my girlfriend ordered fish chowder and there were bones in the chowder, I ordered the starter nachos and I am not sure what I got,, looked like potato skins covered with chilli, ask for garlic bread with my pasta ,I got the bread when my meal was almost done, we both ordered martinis and we got a mixed drinks in a drink glass,

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 14, 2017

This was our first stop on a night out to celebrate my husband's birthday, and we chose it because he is a steak lover, and we'd heard that Ryan Duffy's is top notch. This turned out to be true; he found the steak here exceptional, arriving to his exact specifications (doesn't always happen), and with lots of delicious trimmings: mushrooms, and bacon, sour cream and chives for his baked potato.
For me, a non-meat eater, I was less excited to go to a 'steak house,' but was pleased to see lots of great options on the menu. One was 'award-winning' seafood chowder. I decided to order it as a starter, which I wouldn't have if it were not for a recent wisdom tooth extraction. I'm not a big fan of chowder in general, but it seemed like it would be one of the easiest things to eat.
A fortuitous choice it was!
This chowder is phenomenal: creamy, loaded with seafood and flavored with a hint of dill. My husband also ordered it as a starter, and agreed it was outstanding. It's so good that I would recommend it to those who love chowder, as well as those who don't.
I chose asparagus ravioli for my main; it was great. The pernod cream sauce and soft ravioli noodles were flavourful and delicious; I took most of it home because I was feeling sore, and, by that point, pretty full from the heaping portion of chowder. I can't wait to eat it later.
It's also worth noting that Ryan Duffy's has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with a roaring fireplace, great music, and wonderful staff. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nancy & the food were fantastic yet again!! We had a wonderful evening with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Love the food, just a bite too much noise

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Ryan Duffy's has been the go to place for high quality steak in Halifax for many years and they still do excellent dry aged beef. My tenderloin was tender and flavorful and my wife's beef wellington was also done well, and a very large portion as well. Our guest's halibut however was overcooked and while not bad, not up the standards you expect from a high end restaurant in a city by the ocean that's famous for its seafood. Unfortunately, our biggest disappointment was the creme brule. This was just a creamy liquid under the torched sugar topping rather than the normally expected custard. We decided to send it back to the kitchen and skip dessert. The service was friendly and efficient from an experienced and knowledgeable waitress. On the night we went there were only two other tables with customers so it was quiet and comfortable. Overall I would say that if you are looking for a traditional steakhouse where they know their beef and you don't mind paying for quality it would be a good choice. However, be careful if you wander too far away from the meat options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 24, 2016

This was not my first visit to Ryan Duffy's, but it will probably be my last. Previous experiences have been great, but this one was left wanting. Out of four of us at the table, only one had a tasty meal, although the side was cold. The remaining three of us had virtually tasteless mounds of steak that appeared to have been thrown on a grill and not seasoned, other than the jus that the cold fries were drowned in. Only one person ordered dessert - the crème brule - which turned out to be more of a chocolate mousse with no discernible torched crust, even though we were assured after delivery that the chef said it was a crème brule. Not a pleasant dining experience that we are used to at this location.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 17, 2016

we knew it was going to be pricy but had the food been great it would not have mattered. wine was excellent ,our waiter was a pro, the food was under-seasoned and our $55 steaks were not even warm. very disappointed.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Excellent food, wonderful staff working at Ryan Duffy's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 8, 2016

We came (Sept. 08 '16) for the steak, which was fine...but the haddock some of us had was...in a word...OUTSTANDING. It was absolutely the best, whitest haddock I have ever had in my life! Shall return for the haddock.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The food was very good. However, I do feel, for the decor and ambiance, the prices are too high. I can easily find a restaurant in Halifax with food just as good, for considerably less. For those who don't mind dropping $100 for a meal for two with no alcohol and no dessert, it is a great spot. But we certainly wouldn't be able to ever do it without a gift card, as we had this time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Over priced and quality of food has deteriorated over the last few years. This used to be a premier restuarant but not anymore. Food was cold, menu items not available and prices are high for what you get. Won't be returning.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The food and service were spectacular. We went for my girlfriend's birthday and she absolutely loved it. We both ordered a Caesar salad, which is made at your table from scratch; this mean you choose the spices they add to the sauce as they literally make it right there (no bottled dressing). Then she ordered the dry aged tenderloin, which they bring out and allow you to select and have cut, before they bring it to the kitchen to have cooked. I ordered their 9 oz tenderloin, which wasn't as nice as hers but was still phenomenal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Firstly, when we arrived we were shown to a table and I asked if we could sit by the window, we were moved but told that a large party was about to arrive and wanted their privacy so they would be closing the shutters, talk about being made to feel welcome. My caesar salad was not prepared at my table as stated, I asked for Bernaise sauce and was given Hollandaise, when I questioned it I was told that the kitchen did not have any Bernaise, did they think I would not notice the difference. And our waitress although very friendly had awful teeth and her uniform did not look clean. We had guests with us from Germany and it was my Birthday not a memorable evening. For the cost and prestige of the restaurant it sadly missed the mark.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Ordered wine by the bottle, used table wine glasses, were not switched out. Amuse-bouche (duck) tasty. Scallop appetizer x2 people, tasty but scallops over cooked. Raw osters great but no spoon for minioette. Steamed lobster perfect. Salmon slightly over cooked.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on June 4, 2016

My husband has just recently stopped being a vegetarian after 8 years. He was really craving a good steak. We had an amazing dinner! The lobster cakes and vegetables that came with it were really good. We also ordered the fried cheesecake. I'm still dreaming about that!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Very disappointing, quality of food not even comparable to that of chain steak house.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 21, 2016

First time I visited. I know this restaurant has been in Halifax for years, I remember when it was on Spring Garden rd, and seeing Rod Stewart leaving. Friends have said it was much better in the day. I was a little disappointed, for what I paid.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 20, 2016

I would recommend this place for special occasions. I liked the presentation and quality of their food the best. We had their scallop and bacon appetizer as well as the baked brie appetizer. Both were very delicious and came in a timely manner. For our main dish, my date had the rib eye and I had the seafood spaghettini. The rib eye was cooked and seasoned very well and they offered many options for how it should be cooked and any extra sides that could be added. I enjoyed the spaghettini, it had a lot of seafood pieces in it and it was overall pretty tasty. The service was good, but not exceptional. Overall, a very nice ambience and I enjoyed the meal at Ryan Duffy's.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 11, 2016

Everything was perfect
We had the early bird special and it was delicious

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on April 24, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Ryan Duffy's to celebrate our anniversary. The server was quite new to the restaurant but was very attentive and went our of her way to make our meal pleasant and relaxed. The food was delicious and they had a perfect, reasonably priced Malbec to go with my steak.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Was staying at the hotel for 3 nights and had dinner there all 3 nights. I have to say the first 2 dinners were outstanding but the 3rd one wasn't on par. I ordered the seafood bounty which I had fell in love with the first night but this time it wasn't nearly the same portion and choice of seafood. The waitress was very kind and offered me a side if lobster since it was non-existent in my order. Overall still a lovely restaurant and service, food must depend on the chef working that evening.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on April 18, 2016

Food is delicious! I had the seafood bounty and wow, you won't be hungry after this meal. Good service and fun ambiance.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on March 28, 2016

Great evening and great food. Our waiter was very attentive and provided exceptional service. Great date night. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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