HFX Burger Week – Five Fish & Chives


Another hard day of Burger Week in Halifax.  For lunch, I met my brother at the Five Fishermen Grill on Argyle street (parade square has been cleared of snow, btw) and we ordered the Portobello Burger.  I’ve got to say, without examining the Burger Passport too closely, I just assumed it would be a big juicy mushroom grilled and on a bun, like I have had portobello burgers before.  This was actually a beef burger, topped with portobello slices, roasted red pepper, greens and lots and lots of cheese.

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The bun was really nice and soft, a sourdough type bread.  The cheese really made the burger for me.  Filling and juicy.  I had mine with a side salad – all this burger noshing is making me feel like I need my greens and HOW.  Really like the space at Five Fish downstairs – fun and open with cool booths and exposed stone, and the staff were really friendly.  They wanted to know what other burgers we had tried so far, and I think they said they had a customer who came in during the afternoon on Day 1 of Burger Week who had already had four burgers.

Chives Canadian Bistro

For dinner we could not resist the Chives Canadian Bistro burger week offering. The description alone made me drool.  I knew they would be busy with Friday night reservations but they were very kind to fit us in.  We started with the Market Salad of the day and cheese plate, but then… what a  burger.  This was braised short ribs and tenderloin, with shaved parmesan and a free range egg on top.  The bun was exquisite – done in house.  Crispy deep dried onion on the bottom for crunch.  This was a giant burger.

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I especially loved the duck fat fries – HEAVEN – and the hollandaise dipping sauce.  Hot yolk running from my burger was a plus, too.

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Visit the Five Fishermen restaurant and Chives Canadian Bistro with us this summer on the DOWNTOWN HALIFAX FOOD TOUR!



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