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The Bicycle Thief

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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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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here in February - it was warm and inviting and the food was wonderful. Everything was fresh and well prepared with attention paid to fish, seafood and vegetables. Nice place to sit back and relax after a day of sightseeing.

Thank Shelley H
Fredericton, Canada
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444 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've probably been to The Bicycle Thief a half dozen times and always been ecstatically happy with my experience. The food is superb, the wine list is good, the desserts are fantastic and the service is awesome. The atmosphere is good too. The lobster and steak is no longer on the menu, but they will prepare it for you. It's... More 

Thank Rik T
Moncton, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a surprise this place was, from the moment you walk in, you're welcome with smiles and class! The large windows surrounding the main dinning room gives you a beautiful view of the water. The décor is on the chic side, making you feel at home, with lighting to put you in the best of mood. Our two tables were... More 

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Halifax, NS, Canada
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my best meals ever in Halifax for sure. The waiter was quick, knowledgeable, and checked in the right number of times. Fine dining for sure, but in a fairly casual atmosphere. We shared a salad (greens served warm, which was different but nice) which came out very quickly. My wife had a Fettuccine special, advertised with shrimp but... More 

Thank mekesw
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Anouk S
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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
USD 100
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, 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?