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The Ostrich Club, Halifax, NS

The Ostrich Club

4.8
4.8
398 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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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner 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 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

View menu on restaurant's website

What 398 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Notable Wine List

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks

  2. A

    Angela

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a perfect way to spend a Friday night. Creative cocktails and delicious small plates thoughtfully choreographed to wow our palates! Don’t miss the brussel sprouts.

  3. n

    nappypeluso

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    The food was excellent. We had a variety of plates and they were all great. I finished with the donut which I would get over and over again if I lived in Halifax. Our first server gave off volatile vibes the moment we walked in — she handed us off to somebody else, who was pleasant. The choice in music (a top 40 rap playlist?) was heinous for a 6:00pm seating. The couple seated beside us agreed.

  4. SD

    SiobhanD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff, amazing drinks, amazing food and amazing atmosphere!

  5. FW

    FoodWasDelish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food was outstanding and we loved it. The server seemed to have a bit of an attitude when I asked questions about what some of the ingredients were. The wine list doesn't have a great selection and the bottle mark up is huge. Still, if you're prepared to splash out on a fancy meal, this restaurant was wonderful, food was absolutely fantastic, and we'd definitely go back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our group was enthusiastic about it the tasty food and wine expertise

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were both awesome. The restaurant itself is really nice! Staff were knowledgeable and made recommendations

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always. Service was excellent, courteous and understanding. Food was divine. New cocktail menu was great plus custom cocktails to taste from Lindsay.

  9. B

    Brenda

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely my favorite spot. Food and service always top notch. Love this place!

  10. DS

    DebbieS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vegetarian options Different unique food you can’t get anywhere else Cocktails 🍸 always great Huge wine list

  11. SO

    ShawnO

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit. I had heard great reviews however when I looked that the menu and worried about “small plates.” This place is outstanding. We shared several dishes and each was spectacular. Give this place a try, you will thank me

  12. CG

    ChristinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tastiest culinary experience I've had in a long time! Simply amazing.

  13. PP

    PeterP

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding….creative dishes

  14. BV

    BillV

    Atlantic Canada

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The new menu is a winner. Some wonderful new additions with many of the old favourites. Service, as always, was exceptional.

  15. CN

    ChrisN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, drinks and location. Only complaint would be the server didn't note portion size and it was on the smaller side for an appetizer. It was delicious just wasn't a shareable size.

  16. VH

    ValeryH

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Very interesting unusual delicious small plates. Music was too loud.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2

    Poor service and expensive for +++++ tiny portions

  18. AP

    APL29

    Atlantic Canada

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time in, and we can’t wait to go back! These guys are killing it both front and back of house. Inventive dishes and cocktails and a really eclectic wine list. Make sure you check out the ostrich gallery in the basement!

  19. HB

    HelenB

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Small plates tend to drive the price up. However, excellent wine list.

  20. JP

    JonathanP

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning dishes, exciting gorgeous cocktails, service was perfect and we will be returning ASAP . Thank you Matt Kelly and rest of the stuff for having us!!! Loves it!!

  21. CN

    CraigN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    The constant overly loud rap music was a bit much

  22. DH

    DavidH

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, well curated wine list, and attentive and helpful staff.

  23. Q

    Queeny

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quant little place. Great service outstanding food. A must when in Halifax.

  24. SD

    SusanD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend the Ostrich Club. Fantastic food and amazing cocktails.

  25. B

    Brenda

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fabulous experience in every way. Food experience is amazing!

  26. MT

    MerrynT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Craicing’ food, pricey, but worth it. Service was great, had a very genuine and honestly happy server. They must treat their staff well. As i was made to feel like Don Giovanni, especially when one considers the Egyptian architecture art deco Surroundings

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Ostrich Club with all my heart

  28. LC

    LadyClark007

    Toronto

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous at The Ostrich Club. Love the food and service Simply the best.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Brunch with my 83 year old mom. Who absolutely loved the restaurant and food

  30. KJ

    KristaJ

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. Our group shared six small plates and loved everyone of them. A great spot for a date night or an evening with friends. A north end gem!

  31. J

    Johnnyutah99

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    What a fantastic meal, one of the best wine menus in the city. Service was amazing as well. We will return!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    À part le dessert, qui n'est pas leur fort, tout le repas était merveilleusement bon! Très très bon rapport qualité-prix!!!

  33. j

    jkphalifax

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Portions are small, and pricy. Food tastes good but for some dishes over seasoned. Place is loud (music and conversations). Seating is uncomfortable.

  34. CC

    CiderChill

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambiance and aesthetic are A1! Food was great as well! Staff seemed to be stretched thin, but service was excellent regardless. 10/10 recommend.

  35. AD

    AnneliseD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have the best brunch service and food at The Ostrich Club. It's beautiful, cozy & friendly. The kitchen is always very accomodating of food allergies. Service is quick and everything is delish. The Truffle Fried Rice was amazing!

  36. DP

    DaphneP

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oh my goodness! Cocktails, fabulous. Food, gorgeous and amazing. Presentation and service!? Are you kidding!? Fire.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance is great. The seating was comfortable. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. We had water poured right away. The drinks were supposedly executed and we ordered cocktails after menu. The starters were great. Some of us had oysters which were very tasty. The main courses were interesting and Pleasing to the palate for sure. Plates all went back to the kitchen cleaned. The desserts were limited, but again, were some of the most innovative in the city. It remains my favourite restaurant.

  38. SC

    SaraC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and atmosphere! Our server was lovely.

  39. r

    rodney

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The owner served us. She was incredible with her knowledge of wine and food pairings.

  40. NL

    NadineL

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    The food was delicious ! The atmosphere was so obnoxiously loud. We could barely hear ourselves talk. We had a reservation and still waited 15 mins for our table.

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The Ostrich Club is rated 4.8 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

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

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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 Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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 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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