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The Ostrich Club, Halifax, NS

The Ostrich Club

4.7
4.7
640 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.

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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 9 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 640 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Atlantic Canada

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Innovative

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for fine wines

640 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. LoveToDine

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. DavidK

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful New Years Eve at The Ostrich Club. The service was outstanding and the food incredible. A great evening!

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  31. LiamM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud and small. Stuffy low air flow not the best

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  32. ChrisA

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great small plates, excellent ambiance and outstanding wine. It’s always an enjoyable evening at the Ostrich Club.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of top restaurants in Halifax. Period.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic first experience at the Ostrich Club in the hydrostone celebrating my daughters b-day. This was recommended to us and it didn’t disappoint. Great atmosphere, food was incredible and cocktails were amazing. Great service and experience, and will definitely be going back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had an amazing experience here last night. Food, service, atmosphere and wine were impeccable. There was so much attention to detail in the food and Lindsay paired it perfectly for us with the most delicious wines. We will definitely be back!

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  36. StephanieB

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drink. Love the staff and atmosphere as well

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  37. Ashley

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Cannot wait to come back. Thank you for an incredible evening.

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  38. ShaneR

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music to set the vibes at dinner. Wait staff was awesome and super helpful when selecting dishes. Cocktails were delightful, beers were crispy and the wine was delicious. The food was served and it tasted better than we could have ever imagined. This restaurant is always a treat. Thanks for a great evening!

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  39. PBeats

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. A hidden gem in the city

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small tapas menu, but everything I tried on it was fantastic. The Shrimp dumplings were great, and the Beef short-rib was the best I have ever had in my life (I am 66 btw). Both small plates were in the 18$ - 28$ range, and absolutely delicious. Someone wanting more quantity might have an issue but the price, but if really good quality is what you care about, you will not be disappointed. Bartender Renault was terrific, both cocktails I had were imaginative and delicious. I deliberately chose a Sunday evening to try The Ostrich Club for the first time. It was very quiet, very pleasant space. I will be definitely be back to see how it is when busier.

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FAQs

The Ostrich Club is rated 4.7 stars by 640 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 9 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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