The Five Fishermen

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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Join us at Five Fishermen restaurant in Downtown Halifax and let the personalized service and warm contemporary ambiance, set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.

Choose from a varied selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in our critically acclaimed prime center cut steaks, aged 28 days and wood fire grill to perfection. Complement your meal with a selection from our wine menu — an award-wining list of more than 200 wines curated by our Sommelier.

If a more relaxed experience is desired, visit our lively bar where you can sip classic and creative hand-shaken cocktails or a selection of micro-brewed beers and ales, regional wines, single-malt scotches and fresh squeezed juices and enjoy signature appetizers . Whatever the occasion, from a quiet weeknight dinner to a special private event, let us handle every detail. We'll do the work. You bask in the glory.

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Join us at The Five Fishermen restaurant in Downtown Halifax and let the personalized service and warm contemporary ambiance set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.

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MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Ambient temperature was quite warm we were told no air conditioning option (yet). Overall a lively and enjoyable experience

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ST
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood in Halifax. Seasoned perfectly. Service by Brent was flawless.
A bit on the pricey side but worth it.

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GC
London
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I had a later table at 9pm and arrived a little early. I had an ok seat in a booth. Though with a view of the corridor! My service was knowledgeable but less attentive than I would expect for the prices. Cannot daily the food quality which was all good across all courses.

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KH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had not been there since 1986 Loved it then and loved it again I think it has gone up market since then .At that time you could get all the muscles you could eat

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R
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food...Great Service...Great management! Our server, Nolan, was excellent, and brought us each a flute of complementary champagne. The house also provided us with a wonderful anniversary desert. An awesome experience!

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A
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes - loved everything about it except the ease of parking.

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SN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place, first time in Halifax and went twice. Delicious 5 fish recommendation and fabulous service. Thank You Nolan!

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Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good. Innovative menu, diverse local offerings.

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SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Five Fisherman was recommended by my Uncle as my husband and I and friends were visiting Halifax. I understand the building is haunted, but our meals were delicious and the waiter delightful and noone was left behind. We had just enough time to catch the Raptors play in your Jurrasic Park near by. Cheers!!

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WM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant was recommended by many friends who had visited Halifax as the one restaurant we had to visit. We were not disappointed; the food was just so good. Apps were totally delicious and the halibut and salmon were melt in your mouth. Loved our chosen accompanying sauces as well. A restaurant not to be missed for visits to Halifax. Lucky people who live nearby!! Will certainly go when we next visit Halifax.

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LM
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Sat at the bar and had great service. Highly recommend.

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Le plat « The five fish » était très/trop salé

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JD
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

we had not been to the Five Fisherman in a few years, so we were looking forward to our meal there. Our server was Michael, he was friendly, knowledgeable but not too chummy or too "present". Perfectly trained! We were seated near the staff's station and watched each of them checking glasswear for spots, shining plates & cutlery - not just hanging around chatting, but taking the extra step to ensure the tablewear was presented clean. All of the staff we saw working were young, friendly, and extremely well trained. The restaurant has been updated - I actually preferred the older style, the new look is too trendy, it could be any restaurant, the historical charm of the building has been lost. And we miss the "all you can eat mussels". But we loved our meal, the food was absolutely fantastic, large wine list - not a complaint at all ! It was well worth the splurge

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D
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice touch of complementary flute of sparkling wine and a rose for the birthday person. Lobster is done "steam" only, a bit smaller than I expected for a 1.5 lb lobster listed on the menu. Halibut was grilled to perfection. Waitress was very attentive and friendly.

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DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Four out of five of us really enjoyed our dinners of Arctic Char and seafood linguini. Although vegetables were very al dente, especially carrots were difficult to cut. Only 1 person was disappointed with their swordfish which they felt was rather bland.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The service was 9.9/10. I noted that this was an anniversary celebration, and they brought us some champagne as we sat down. Loved that. And then we ordered our meals, we had oysters, salad, and then entrees. Everything was perfect except for one somewhat big issue. I had ordered the ribeye and they brought a striploin. They said it was a striploin as it was served, I politely said that I had ordered the ribeye, they took it and then brought it back saying they had mistaken the cut for a striploin however it was the ribeye. I ate it anyways without further protest however I know it was not a ribeye. But then they brought us a free dessert and a rose with a card for my girlfriend. This was enough to smooth over the steak blunder. We enjoyed our evening very much. Thank you.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was great! The tenderloin was perfectly cooked and so delicious my husband was jealous he didn't pick it! Dessert was just good, but overall the evening was fantastic.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb food and amazing service. I will bring more of my guests to enjoy this place

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DF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

initially they sat us near a table of 14 people and we could not talk to each other it was so loud we got moved and then everything was great. The food was very good but I missed the old mussel and salad bar the way they used to have it. the makeover of the restaurant was nicely done and the ambiance was great. They had a large wine selection and lots of options for drinks. The service was just ok as we had to ask for things a few times that should have been provided right away. I loved the Halinut with the maple sauce and the add onto scallops but my wife thought the five fish was not that great and could have been better. overall we enjoyed the night out with our friends from out of town and we will go back again.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Fresh seafood cooked to perfection in a beautifully styled restaurant. Will go back any time I am back in Halifax.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food,service was excellent. We will definitely be back to eat here again

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KY
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant in Downtown Halifax. The ambiance, service, and decor were first rate. Seafood was solid as you
Would expect in Nova Scotia - fresh, flavorful, and well prepared.

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PF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great and is consistently well presented.

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KH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were visiting my brother in Halifax from Vancouver. We will took him and cousin out for a special dinner and it was an incredibly lovely experience all around.
Thanks for making the night so special
Karen and George

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about the Five Fishermen was exquisite - from the appetizers and sparkling wine to the main courses and dessert. Service was superb and we felt very well taken care of. We will definitely return to this establishment the next time we visit Halifax. Five stars for the Five Fishermen!

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B
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate here back in the 90’s. The only disappointment was that they no longer have the muscle and salad bar.

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s
New England
63 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I dined here while vacationing in Nova Scotia. The food and service were quite good. The wine list is a bit limited, but that seemed to be the case everywhere we dined in Nova Scotia. The ambiance was good but when we arrived they tried to seat us at a table for two that was very close to adjacent tables even though more private tables were available. When we objected we were seated at a nice private table at a window overlooking the street. The restaurant filled up while w were there but the noise level never good excessive. This is a good choice in Halifax.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was not a fan of where our table was located - there was a lot of traffic. But the food was some of the best I have ever had, the Mac and cheese was out of this world! Loved it, will definitely be back again.

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GK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience! Service was wonderful, setting was priceless and the food WONDERFUL!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants I have experienced in Halifax, or anywhere for that matter.
The food was delicious, atmosphere is great, staff second to none.
I would highly recommend a visit to 5 Fishermen!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner. Staff were awesome and accommodating. Would recommend to anyone.

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dining experience at the Five Fishermen was fantastic! We wanted a nice night out, with ample seafood options, and also a menu that could easily accommodate our vegan friends. Our server Aaron was knowledgeable, friendly, and really helpful with our dining choices. Would definitely recommend!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked with family whilst staying in Halifax for Memorial Cup. Great friendly staff, quality service, and great food across the board. Shame it is 1,400km away or would go again.

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TT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Much improved since the renovations in ‘17. Great decor. Our waitress was outstanding!!

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DF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good lobster but the salad was not good. Server was great!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, atmosphere and service. Order from the fresh fish wood grill and you cant go wrong....we had the halibut and swordfish which were amazing. Upgrade the side to the lobster risotto....amazing! One of the best meals I have ever had.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Loved the oysters. The lobster was easy to eat as the meat was half way out.

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NG
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A bit expensive, but very good food. The waiter served us in French, when noticed we were from Québec, appreciated attention to the customer. Good wine selection, we tried a local NS wine and I was delightly surprised. This meal was a very good moment in Halifax.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and great food. This is a must when in Halifax and hopefully a stop for locals as well.

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DN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Yes our reservation was for 8:15 on a Monday night but we still should not have been subject to the garbage going out by us and waiters standing around waiting and watching for us to leave.

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