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The Bicycle Thief

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Halifax
Italian, Canadian
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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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Broad Cove, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a chilly winter night and I met a good friend for dinner. We both had wine, shared calamari, and pasta. The pasta dish I wanted had meat and they, without hesitation served it without the meat, my guess it there was not price reduction, since my friend paid I am not sure, but I really don't expect it.... More 

Thank Anna F
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dined here on busy New Year's Eve and was delighted with it. Staff was attentive and very pleasant despite being run off their feet, the food was wonderful in both taste and presentation (the sauteed shrimp in cognac sauce defies description) and the atmosphere was very "uptown." Decor is worth seeing -- who knew you could create so many things... More 

Thank Glenmorcanada
East Coast
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the cauliflower soup and salad. The soup was excellent but not hot enough for my liking. Lovely atmosphere. Attentive service.

Thank EastCoastVacationer
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We reserved the day before our visit and the restaurant was at full capacity with no empty tables - except ours waiting for us by the window. The staff were exemplary and the food was amazing.

Thank Karen6132015
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We choose this restaurant for special occasions or when we want to impress visitors to our town. In the summer the patio is open and right the water...its a very cool vibe. In the winter the inside is cosy and inviting. This restaurant gets very busy as it is not a big secret that the food is wonderful...but what really... More 

Thank Thebigisland
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was awesome, lots of energy and great food, right on the water front which makes for a lovely evening out.

Thank Maryann598
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my daughter and baby grandson here for a birthday lunch. The service was impeccable , the food was exquisite and they were very accommodating for a young child.

Thank Martenia G
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been hearing a lot of good things about The Bicycle Thief and was looking forward to eating there. My meal didn't disappoint. We had the tuna tartar, radicchio salad, calamari and the gnocchi. All were delicious. The atmosphere was lively and loud. The service was friendly, but a little overwhelmed. It was to be expected though. The placed was... More 

Thank ChefChaisson
dartmouth nova scotia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I dined here recently and what I would like to comment on is the service. My friend loved her meal and mine was good, just not my taste. I was not going to send it back but they came to my table and asked if I wasn't satisfied. I told them it was fine but not what... More 

Thank coocoo59
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a great dinning experience that begins from the moment you enter the door until you leave, then this is the place for you. Make reservations early since it fills up very fast. You will not be disappointed. My only complaint is that I wish they had more non crustacean fish options on the menu.

Thank jkn252

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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
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Groups, Romantic
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?