Fodor's Expert Review The Bicycle Thief
Chic, casual, and hugely popular (with good reason), this place has a patio right on the waterfront—on the landward side look for the old bicycles parked outside. The lengthy menu slants Italian, incorporating the finest Nova Scotian ingredients. You could start with local mussels or a generous salami board, then shift into "2nd Gear" with authentic minestrone, a lobster and fish chowder, or one of the handmade pasta dishes. "High Gear" choices might include pistachio honey-crusted Atlantic salmon, rack of lamb chops with minted summer pea couscous, or fall-off-the-bone ribs. The lunch menu is equally interesting and more modestly priced.
1475 Lower Water St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2, Canada