Welcome to The Ostrich Club

WE ARE OPEN FOR TAKEOUT AS OF FRIDAY, MAY 7th. PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK ABOVE TO OUR TAKEOUT MENU.

Takeout hours

Wed to Sat: 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Exception: Mother’s Day
Sunday, 9-May: 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Advance ordering

You may order in advance to secure your pick-up time by email. Please let us know what you’d like and your preferred pick-up time.

ORDER BY EMAIL

Ordering during service hours

4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please call 902-454-0069

Payment will be made with no contact through an online invoice.

Location and Parking

5529 Young Street, Halifax
Hydrostone Market
Nova Scotia

Parking is on the street and around the neighbourhood.


General Manager and Sommelier

Alana Steele

Alana has a unique talent for blending encyclopedic wine knowledge with a casual and fun approachability. Now, after dedicating years to learning about the why, when, where, and how of wine, she’s shifted her focus to how she can use that skill to take some of the formality out of it all. “I love talking about dirt and vintage variation as much as the next somm, but sometimes you just have to make it relatable.”

Alana curates our wine program with a strong focus on low intervention and sustainability, always looking for obscure and fun products to create a unique and exciting dining experience.
Alana is a familiar face in the wine scene of the Maritimes - she's a CAPS Certified Sommelier, holds both a French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Certification with the WSG and plans on completing the WSET diploma. She is also an educator with CAPS AC, instructing the Sommelier Management module, and sits on the CAPS AC board. Alana is particularly gifted in pairing wines with not only food but also with 90's hip-hop bangers.

Alana worked as general manager and sommelier at our sister restaurant, Little Oak Bar, twice recognized by Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, Canada’s 50 Best Bars, and EnRoute’s Top 30 New Restaurants. She's also a mentor for many of the next generation of young sommeliers in Halifax, always willing to help organize a tasting or just drop some fun knowledge.

HEAD CHEF

Lachlan Culjak

Born and raised in Halifax, Lachlan imagined a career in art or history but, after taking a summer kitchen job, fell in love with the culinary arts. Upon graduating from culinary school, he moved to Toronto to further his knowledge and skills in the best kitchens in Canada at the time. Over his career he has worked with some of the world’s great chefs in some of the most renowned kitchens. He has worked with David Lee and Scott Conant in Toronto, Paul Liebrandt in New York, and has spent time working at Michelin-starred Noma in Copenhagen, Schloss Prielau in Austria, and Nur in Hong Kong. These experiences gave Lachlan a true understanding of classic cooking technique as well as extensive training in European, Scandinavian, and Asian cuisines. Now, full-circle and back in Nova Scotia, Lachlan aims to create food that celebrates Atlantic Canada’s bio-diversity, ocean, terroir, and cooking traditions while highlighting his multi-cultural culinary background. He’s happy to find a home at the helm of the Ostrich Club kitchen, where he can share his passion for diversity in flavour and cuisines experienced throughout his career.

Bar Manager

Lindsay Jones

Originally from Toronto, Lindsay moved to Halifax in 2015. She’s been behind the bar for 10 years and has travelled the world to learn about spirits and cocktails, including such places as Oaxaca, Kentucky, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, and Bermuda. A familiar face in the Halifax bar scene, Lindsay has worked closely with the rest of the Halifax bar community while winning the Halifax Best Bartender award in 2018. She also loves bartending competitions and has competed both locally and nationally against some of the country’s best bartenders. Her philosophy is to make approachable craft cocktails with fresh ingredients and quality products.

She has recently begun studying wine in the CAPS program in order to expand her knowledge beyond spirits and is always down to talk about whiskey, especially bourbon.