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The Ostrich Club, Halifax, NS

The Ostrich Club

4.8
4.8
651 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
The Ostrich Club is all about quality over quantity. Simple food with big flavours. Natural wines. Thoughtful cocktails. Warm and inviting service.

Please have a look at our menus though please note that the regular menus may not be entirely current as there may be a delay from open table in re-posting the most up-to-date ones. See our website for current menus.

We hope to welcome you soon!
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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 454-0069
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Matt Kelly
  • Private party facilities
    The Ostrich Club can seat up to 40 people for a sit down dinner.
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    Hydrostone Market
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 651 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Atlantic Canada

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for fine wines

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Innovative

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for fine wines

  • Nova Scotia

    Lively

651 Reviews
  1. James

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner! Food was perfect as always Service and drinks were amazing as well

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  2. LaurenR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite brunch in Halifax! The food is delicious and the service was very friendly.

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  3. xoxoMartina

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favourite place to show up and let the servers fully take care of us. The entire staff is consistently bang-on with their recommendations for dishes, drinks, and pairings. It's worth noting that allergies are handled so easily and confidently by the staff. There's never any hesitation or added stress when accommodating. Ostrich Club makes it hard to enjoy dining while we travel because we know we have such a fantastic spot at home in Halifax! The food's amazing, the wine list is extraordinary, and the vibe is always so welcoming and warm.

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  4. JosephA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu has been updated and the food was the best we have had here. The aged duck in curry sauce was amazing and the oysters so fresh. Great service once again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff and food was incredible! Will definitely be back. :)

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  6. PermjotV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely brilliant. Fantastic. The food and service made it such a great experience. Thank you!

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  7. ElizabethD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Found the breakfast menu uninspiring and the food quality was not good. The options for sides was non existent.

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  8. RodS

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at The Ostrich Club, and we loved everything about it. We went for a brunch on Saturday morning, not crowded early, but things picked up while we were there. We will definitely be back to try dinner with friends. Awesome place.

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  9. LindaS

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing dining experience! Original, delicious cocktails, truly remarkable and crave worthy food and exceptional service! Win, win, WIN!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed all the food and cocktails. I had the sourdough bread, endive salad, green beans, Brussels sprouts, and the tacos. Dessert was the house made amarena cherry ice cream. Everything was cooked to perfection and in a good sized portion to share or eat yourself without being overly full.

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  11. LoveToDine

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and experience was exceptional. The chef was able to accommodate any allergy which made for a truly enjoyable dinner. Thank you for going above and beyond.

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  12. LouiseP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails inventive and fun Lindsay had a whole Taylor Swift themed lineup BRILLIANT! Shared plates were excellent Cool space and vibe Alana was very helpful with the wine list My third time there and it never disappoints

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  13. LaurenJ

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was quick and attentive. Will definitely return for more food or eras cocktails :)

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  14. Disappointed

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Some people may like it. It was not my type. Tried once and not going back.

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  15. patrickn

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Officially my favourite restaurant in Halifax. Every dish we got was 12/10. It was more of a life experience than a meal, and we cannot wait to go back. Service and ambiance was absolutely top notch 10/10

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to many places across Canada. Was excited based on the reviews. Some of the worst duck I’ve ever had, bland drinks and Costco tasting dumplings.

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  17. ElWoods

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and absolutely delicious food! Cocktails were also amazing (and very unique!). Would highly recommend (especially for a sharing-tapas-style dinner)!

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  18. RodW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & Service were superb I was disappointed in the Sancerre Will try another one next time !! Cant wait !!!

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  19. Ryan

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Had tacos, shrimp dumplings, and red curry duck in that order. Each dish was better than the last. Lindsay took care of us and was absolutely wonderful. Hope to be back soon.

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  20. SarahR

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ostrich Club is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. My husband and I went for Valentines Day and we got the bread, oysters, brussels sprouts, tacos, and the shrimp dumplings. The shrimp dumplings were the star of the show and are legendary! Would highly recommend ordering them. We also had a few drinks with dinner, including a cocktail from their Taylor Swift inspired drink menu (how fun!). I got midnights and it was lovely.

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  21. Renee

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here! The food and cocktails are top notch 🤗

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  22. LAur

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything amazing and the most attentive server he was right on top of everything. The room temp a bit chilly. Ambience amazing Food so delicious !

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  23. PBeats

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You won’t find a friendlier and more knowledgeable group of people. Cocktails perfectly balanced. The most interesting wines and wine knowledge. The food is all delicious, well thought out and “different” than the typical fare in town. If OC was in NYC you wouldn’t be able to get a reso here and there would be a line up every night for the short rib alone.

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  24. ChrisK

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good, great service and warm atmosphere

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  25. AngeleRoxanne

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food by Chef Matt and incredible cocktails by Lindsay. Always a favourite spot when I am in Halifax. Can’t wait for the next visit!

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  26. Maura

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious food, atmosphere and service. The staff work as a great team!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not have been better. Absolutely amazing too. The beef short rib and the beef tatare were stand outs. Can’t wait to return again. Our server was amazing too.

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  28. LizM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool spot for a date night. Best bartender in the biz. Very tasty and inventive dishes.

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  29. BillVG

    Atlantic Canada

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had endive salad and grilled green beans, new on the menu and both delicious. Mains Duck Agniloti and Scallops were new to us and both amazing. Our favourite go to restaurant!

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  30. Rebecca

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the Ostrich Club. It's our go-to for special nights. Fantastic drinks, food, and service. Thank you!

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  31. EmmaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inventive menu prioritizing punchy flavours. Each dish was cohesive and delicious. We ordered most options from the food, drink and dessert menus and were blown away by nearly all of the selections. The Ostrich Club is a diamond in the Halifax food scene

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  32. WayneB

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience at the Ostrich Club. Interesting and tasty cocktails and a nice wine list with great guidance from the server. We sampled many of the sharable plates for our meal and it was just the right amount of food. We will be back !

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  33. JessicaH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a must-try in Halifax! The food is delicious, the staff are hospitable and friendly, the atmosphere is just modern and trendy!!

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  34. RebeccaA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a pleasure to visit Ostrich Club. This beautiful little place has the best atmosphere, food, and drinks in the city.

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  35. AlexM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time. Food and drinks are amazing and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Cool, relaxed atmosphere with upscale food served in a creative setting. Highly recommend to anyone to come here!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to try Ostrich Club since last year and I’m so glad I did. Booked a girls night out with my 2 favourite ladies and we shared a bunch of small plates and had delicious cocktails. Killer environment, friendly service, great ambience. I’ll definitely be going back!

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  37. Mflo

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Très bien situé, super accueil, très bonne expérience!

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  38. HillaryC

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was excellent. Everyone needs roasted banana ice cream in their life. Looking forward to returning.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and well prepared. We actually ordered the entire menu of 13 dishes so we could enjoy everything. It was perfect for a group of 5. The wine list was also pretty varied and well balanced, we enjoyed a bottle of the sancerres and 3 bottles of the Barolo, which was great. The entire staff was awesome and made the evening very enjoyable. Would absolutely return when we come back to Halifax next time. Highly recomended.

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  40. ChrisA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could be the best food in the HRM. Such a diverse menu and everything delivered

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FAQs

The Ostrich Club is rated 4.8 stars by 651 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Ostrich Club

5529 Young st, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Hydrostone Market
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Matt Kelly
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 454-0069
  • Private party facilities
    The Ostrich Club can seat up to 40 people for a sit down dinner.
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