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Downtown Halifax
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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1500 Brunswick St | Halifax, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X9, Canada
+1 902-423-5995
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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St. Catharines, Canada
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175 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to have dinner at the Fireside one evening...it was a Friday and there were a good number of tables occupied but it seemed to me that most were drinking and perhaps nibbling but not big meals. My husband and I seated ourselves and the waiter came over after a few minutes. We ordered a carafe of wine and... More 

Thank ItalianRoadRunner
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I've been looking for a good Jamaican Jerk Chicken since I was on the island two years ago. I found it here, and it exceeded every expectation I could've had. Service is always excellent, owners are very involved in the dining room. Owners are courteous and involved, which really contributes to the relaxed atmosphere of the place. Never too busy... More 

Thank mitchellg113
Forth Smith
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place, great menu (good prices) and such a chill ambience. Awesome location to meet up for dinner n drinks with friends. Family friendly, n lots of small 2 people seating n if course large seating available for groups. The baked haddock was good, nothing too spectacular but good, roasted potatoes were a lil undercooked in the middle but... More 

Thank Darrell L
Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Service is always good and often excellent Chicken wings were good and we would order these again We generally share a club sandwich about 2 times a month and it is always generally very good but tonight the chicken was very tough to the point where the other couple with us complained to the server and my wife could not... More 

Thank Jhm_11
Halifax, Canada
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Decided to try out the new location with friends after the Film Festival, it was a mistake! The decor, music and ambiance in general seemed to be catering to seniors. I remember the Fireside being the place to go on a Monday night, however this was not the case. The seating is a bit strange with awkward small church pews... More 

Thank Wendric
tomwile28, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Those church pews have received good reviews from folks and are 100 years old. Monday nights are still a strong night for us, however the start is usually later now as the martini crowd seems to like a later start as the years have gone on. I appreciate the feedback on the... More 

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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I tend not to review places that I don't like, but I am making an exception for the new Fireside. I once loved Fireside but went to their new location recently and with the exception of the terrific server, it was very disappointing. The menu has changed - they've taken off my fave - the grilled eggplant, but I was... More 

Thank Vicki Lynn B
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Fireside recently moved into a new location. The menu is much the same with a variety of basic and comfort foods all prepared fresh and presented well. Try the fish and chips.

Thank NKJ2
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Went for lunch...its a bit high on the price scale where a glass of wine cost me $17.00. Salad and dessert and my total bill, with tip was almost $50...for LUNCH. The new space is nice, but it doesn't have a warm feeling to it. The service was exceptional, we had a large group and only one waiter, but I... More 

Thank jlslaun
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Atmosphere: noisy. Service: not particularly good. Food: okay, but only just. Prices: a little high for what you get. If you like feeling taken for granted, this is the place!

Thank thetravelprof
tomwile28, Guest Relations Manager at Fireside, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that u didn't enjoy your visit. Since we have changed locations business has been more brisk. Additional people do tend to provide a little more background noise, most of our clientele like the energy that this provides to the room. From a value perspective most of our mains are in the $15 range which most... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted someplace close to where we were staying and ended up here. There were just a couple of other tables occupied on a Sunday night. The wait staff was very friendly and provided the right amount of attention to our needs. The chicken stuffed with Brie was cooked to perfection and the raspberry coulis was yummy. Others in our... More 

Thank Vicki1020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Brunswick St | Halifax, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-5995
For over 20 years, Halifax's place for casual dining in a cozy, intimate atmosphere has been The Fireside, just off the shopping district of Spring Garden Road. Well known for its Martini Mondays, the Fireside is a place to gather with friends to enjoy a cocktail, munch on a variety of tasty appetizers or sit down to a full meal in comfortable surroundings. At The Fireside, the food is delicious, the drinks are imaginative and the service is impeccable. You'll find the prices are reasonable, the choices are plentiful and you and your guests will never feel hurried. Out new location is bright and inviting featuring local art and mid-century modern décor. This is Halifax's home of modern comfort food!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?