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The Bicycle Thief

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Halifax
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1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
+1 902-425-7993
11:30 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food: was great! Tasted just like Italy (Ive been 3 times for those who say How do you even know what it tastes like) Service: was instant, very friendly and frequent. Just Perfect. Ambiance: was loud as it was packed at its maximum capacity with extras at the outdoor's bar. But not overly, you dont get a headache but you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to eat by myself at this lovely restaurant. First please, notice this restaurant is at the back of the building. Food was great. Service at the bar was very friendly. The bartender was very professional and was very helpful with the food selection. I took the shrimp with a cognac sauce and the seafood pasta. Both dishes were delicious.... More 

Thank John T
Lunenburg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed excellent service and good food at The Bicycle Thief last week for an evening dinner. The restaurant was packed and noisy.

Thank AlanS573
Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to make reservations for The Bicycle Thief for Valentine's Day for our first as husband and wife. When we got there we were instantly greeted by the nice staff at the front. The place was booked up solid until 10pm with reservations so I am glad we had booked a month and half earlier. We... More 

Thank Kristi D
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love the Bicycle Thief. Prices are fair for very good, nice meals. They aren't really fast food, so plan a bit of a nicer meal. We have not tried anything we didn't like there and we are hooked now.

Thank vera8413
Caledonia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great menu...you can't pick anything that is not amazing! It can be noisy at peak hours so it is worth it to arrive a little off of the usual schedule...reservations for anything standard are a good idea. Lots of locally sourced food and a good drink menu as well!

Thank J E
Dartmouth, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location on Halifax waterfront. Good food and service inside and outside seating available. Reservations recommended at peak times.

Thank hilt49
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great consistent food, always great service. Hakan and Dean are doing just a fantastic job with the Thief!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to me by friends as far away as Vancouver. It was worthwhile making the effort to get a reservation. Loved the seafood cioppino, and do try their special cocktail, the Miles End. So unusual, but really great. I asked for the recipe...

Thank Popadave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us girls visited the bicycle thief for the first time and it was delicious! The atmosphere was great, nice restaurant and our server Devin was awesome. We all really enjoyed ourselves and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys amazing food. I had the calamari and gnocchi, both was great. And of course finished off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-425-7993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?