1537 Barrington Street, Halifax , Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 1Z4 1.902.420.9626

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Extraordinary culinary experiences to be shared
A simple philosophy that began as a tagline in 2001 for Craig’s first restaurant, Chives Canadian Bistro, has become a way of life; “Extraordinary Casual Dining”. Whether in his restaurants, at home with his family, or while travelling the world, Craig’s passion is to seek out, taste, cook, and share the very best locally sourced foods;

“The unique character of every culture is found in a base of simple, rustic, and historical recipes that are easy to experience when you know where to look. The stories of our lives can often be told through the delicious meals we share with each other.”






Beginning in 2001 with the launch of the now nationally celebrated Chives Canadian Bistro, Craig’s restaurant family has grown substantially in recent years with the addition of the hugely popular 2 Doors Down Food & Wine in 2013 and its little sister located adjacent to it, 2 Doors Down Bar & Bites in 2015. All three are in a row on the same block of Barrington Street in beautiful downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.

With an intense focus on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, the teams of chefs at all his restaurants share in the commitment to make great dining not only a celebration of amazing produce available in our region, but also to make it approachable, casual, delicious, and extraordinary. From the always changing menus to the sincere and gregarious service team, Craig’s establishments have become known as a true standard for quality dining in Halifax and respected for their consistency in the Canadian culinary landscape.