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The Ostrich Club

4.7
4.7
335 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian

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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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Burgers, Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–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 Lachlan Culjak

  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

menu

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What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Ambience

  • Atlantic Canada

    Brunch

  • Atlantic Canada

    Notable Wine List

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. JB

    JaneB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We love the omelette there and it had sadly been removed from the menu We asked about it and our server arranged omelettes for both of us as we were not aware of the change in the menu They took very good care of us safety wise and coffee is great Kudos to hanging in there thru Covid

  2. L

    Lovefoodwine

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely brunch spot in the Hydrostone area of Halifax. Dinner is also fantastic but we were there for brunch this time. The brisket breakfast sandwich was exceptional according to my date, and the shrimp dumplings and truffled duck fried rice were superb. I usually eat 'breakfast food' at brunch but this time I went for something different! Friendly and knowledgeable service made for a great start to our Sunday afternoon. Highly recommend.

  3. L

    Lkse

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Everything was pretty tasty overall, the Xian noodles were a bit salty but we enjoyed the pork collar, tuna crudo and romaine. Good selection of wine, beer and cocktails. My only issue is that the plates were overpriced. I'm a head chef at a similar style restaurant in another major city and I feel as if the portions were small for the price. I guess given the pandemic situation, it's a bit justified, but even then it was expensive for the size, especially when comparing with similar restaurants in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec city or even Halifax. Bar Kismet for example is the same kind of vibe but their portions are way bigger for the same price or less, and their food is exceptionally good. I don't think I would go back for this reason alone, which is unfortunate because the food was some of the better food I've had in Halifax. The service was quick and efficient which I appreciated.

  4. BV

    BillV

    Atlantic Canada

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another visit for a great meal. We enjoyed the Escargot on Toast, Charcoal Grilled Baby Romaine Salad, Roasted Cauliflower, Octopus Aglio e Olio and Brussels Sprouts. The new donut based dessert was amazing.

  5. LC

    LadyClark007

    Toronto

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Stunning Food. Gorgeous Ambiance. Amazing Servers. What more does one need? Absolutely Nothing Fabulous!!!

  6. HH

    HishamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was excellent! And the recommendations by the server were delightful. Very informed staff and very helpful for choosing menu items. Will definitely be coning back.

  7. BV

    BillV

    Atlantic Canada

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took friends who were there for the first time and, not surprisingly, they loved the Ostrich Club. The food was exceptional. We particularly enjoyed Charcoal Grilled Baby Romaine Salad,Pork Neck, Beef Cheek, Escargot Toast and Tuna Crudo Service from Alex was exceptional. Our friends, and we, will be back.

  8. GP

    GPMcG

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Brunch on the weekends so good ! Pancakes are amazing !

  9. A

    Aurora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was very polite and quick to serve. Food came out quickly considering how most tables were seated, and it was was absolutely delicious. My partner and I’s favourite spot for sure.

  10. A

    Andy

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and service at the Ostrich Club, but pretty intense noise made it hard to converse.

  11. S

    Siobhan

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, and really great, honest service regarding allergies.

  12. BV

    BillV

    Atlantic Canada

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Escargot on Toast was amazing. Wine recommendations perfect. Roasted Cauliflower always a favourite. BBQ Beef Cheeks wonderful.

  13. LD

    LeeanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server was very knowledgeable about food and drink and made excellent suggestions. We tried a number of small plates and they were all delicious.

  14. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was so beautiful and delicious, cocktails exquisite and original, service attentive but not overstated, and ambience was perfect. Of the seven plates we ordered all were spot on except the Octopus was a little fishy tasting. We never felt rushed and were there for 2.5 hours. Desserts were a little bit of a let down, pot au creme a bit grainy and the crust of the key lime pie somewhat soggy when you'd expect it to be crisp. All in all fantastic and will be back for sure.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience. Our server Alanna was amazing!

  16. G

    Girlsnghtoutexperience

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! I highly recommend going for an evening out with some friends. Good music and dim lighting making for a great ambiance. Meal was incredible and reasonably priced. Drinks were also great! Will be back :)

  17. LC

    LadyClark007

    Toronto

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just Fabulous 🕊 Andy and Will are so charming and engaging and the best service. I’m almost loathed to write how fabulous it is Thank you again for a wonderful Brunch 🎄🕊🎄

  18. RF

    RuthF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    cozy comfortable restaurant in a great location serving delicious food

  19. D

    David

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Ostrich Club offers a fantastic curated dining experience with an informal vibe and great service. If you want to experience how the synergy of wine and food can elevate the experience of both and explore a range of unique well crafted cocktails then this is the place. The menu changes regularly and having eaten here three times in the last 3 months I can't wait for the opportunity to go again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Chef changed. Disappointed

  21. LC

    LadyClark007

    Toronto

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous experience Just rebooked Excellent food Excellent staff

  22. PB

    PBeats

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious. Cocktails are creative and work! Wine selection and expertise second to none!

  23. MC

    MarcelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, great atmosphere and great food. highly recommend.

  24. AC

    ACTower

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the OC. Brunch food & service were spot on. We will be back.

  25. CM

    ClaireM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend the Ostrich Club for brunch! The French omelette is to die for!!

  26. NC

    NancyC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Space, atmosphere was wonderful, fun, not too noisy. Server, Alana, provided very creative, entertaining descriptions of wine choices, and food service spot on. Oysters were exceptional, as were all our (party of 4) small plate choices. On our next trip to Halifax we will definitely go back

  27. KW

    KristopherW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Great spot for brunch, the food was stellar. Had the fried chicken sandwich and love it, despite it being a chicken breast, and not a thigh. The 2000s pop mix was too loud and not the right music for the design. Probably won’t be back for some time.

  28. ME

    MEat

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic in every way!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely! The food and cocktails were outstanding.

  30. HP

    HalifaxPeter

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great evening with friends to enjoy Wine Wednesday. The som chose a lovely variety of wines for us to enjoy, both on and off the list. Food was excellent and the wines complemented. Looking forward to going back.

  31. W

    Willowbear

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful venue, great service and good. Music level was fine when I arrived but by the time 1230 came around it was getting too noisy.

  32. TI

    TIff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great little intimate spot for brunch, food was good, but not amazing. I bet it would be even cozier in the evening for cocktails.

  33. SM

    StephMarie

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server was excellent, he knew the menu well and made great recommendations! The food was incredibly flavourful and we will be back! You must try the crab!!

  34. CD

    ChristianeD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Some of the food was excellent and very imaginative (mostly the seafood), other items were good but not really memorable, one was even way too salty which overwhelmed any spicing there might have been. The biggest influence was the indifferent service - not bad, completely effective as a matter of fact, but all the staff seemed like they would prefer to be elsewhere.

  35. LV

    LucyV

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love brunch at the Ostrich! Delicious food and great service. Always a fave!

  36. JB

    JaneB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We had to ask for additional coffee which I dont think should happen in a spot like this

  37. BB

    BrendaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always love it there!! Good and service are both amazing!

  38. M

    Meaghan

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. The food was phenomenal, the wine list is a beautifully crafted natural wine tour. The service is amazing, in-depth, generous, and thoughtful, but with absolutely no fuss or pretentiousness.

  39. Y

    Yang

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favourite restaurants in the city. Asian fusion small plates, great wine and cocktail selection, and great ambiance.

  40. SG

    SusanG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal! Excellent flavours, I thought good value, a very special place!! Definitely eat there again when I’m in Halifax!

FAQs

The Ostrich Club is rated 4.7 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Ostrich Club

5529 Young st Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7

  • Cross Street

    Hydrostone Market

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Burgers, Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Lachlan Culjak

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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