Welcome to The Ostrich Club

The Ostrich Club blurs the distinction between restaurant and bar. Whether you’re looking for an original cocktail created by bar manager Lindsay Jones, a wine from the heavily natural and biodynamic list curated by our general manager and sommelier Alana Steele, or a selection from our eclectic small plates menu prepared by our kitchen team, you’ll find something to your taste at the Ostrich Club.

We are located in the North End of Halifax in the beautiful Hydrostone Market. This unique part of the city has lovely shops, cafés, a park, and more. Come enjoy our space inside or out. Our patio is open seasonally. Reservations can be made on OpenTable through the form below. Should you require a reservation for more than four people then please email us at reservations@theostrichclub.ca or call us on 902-454-0069.

Hours

Wed to Sat Dinner: 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sat and Sun Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

Matt Kelly

Born in Saskatchewan, Matt began cooking professionally in Banff. After moving to the east coast in 2006 he attended culinary school in Cape Breton before embarking on his Nova Scotian culinary career. During his time on the line Matt has been the chef at Bistro le Coq, EDNA, and our former sister restaurant Little Oak while also doing a stint as sous chef at The Ostrich Club. Matt has now returned to The Ostrich Club to helm the kitchen and bring the same flare to its small plates menu that he brought to Little Oak’s. Matt has a passion for French and Mexican cuisines, skin contact wines, IPAs, and his cat Billie. During his spare time you can find him playing beer league hockey.

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.