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The Five Fishermen

4.5
4.5
2171 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 64 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 422-4421

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Greg-His main vision is to offer light, modern and a creative set of updated classics using local seafood and vegetables from around Nova Scotia. With years of experience in a number of styles and cuisines, expect to see a lot from this young Chef as

  • Catering

    If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, Five Fishermen is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. Visit us at www.FiveFishermen.com to book your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Alana Stobert: (902) 422-4421

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Cross Street

    Carmichael Street

  • Parking Details

    The Prince George Hotel offers a parking lots just a block up from the restaurant. Located on Grafton Street.

  • Public Transit

    One block from major public transit stop.

  • Entertainment

    The Five Fishermen - has earned the reputation of Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for over 35 years. Internationally known for delicious seafood and historical setting, The Five Fishermen offers the best of Nova Scotia hospitality and cuisine. The freshest Maritime bounty, an award winning wine list and genuine Maritime hospitality makes dining at the Five Fishermen extraordinary.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

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What 2,171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Special Occasion

  • Nova Scotia

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  1. ML

    MarcoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was wonderful. Great restaurant, I recommend!
  2. KW

    KandiceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice ambiance, although restaurant felt very humid. Food was tasty, cocktails were excellent. Service was great. Special thanks to Mavish for making our dining experience extra special!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was rich and delicious, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress Kristen was incredible! Would highly recommend.
  4. j

    joycek

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood with varied menu for non seafood appetites. The pricing is good and competitive with equivalent high end. As nice as I've had anywhere.
  5. E

    Ester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb is amazing! 🥰 love it ❤️Definitely will have dinner with my friend next time
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We first went here 30 years ago on our honeymoon and loved it back then. Now, on our 30th anniversary we came back. So much has changed and the place has been totally remodelled. Most importantly though the service, the food and the ambiance here has continued to be amazing! Won’t be 30 years till we visit again!
  7. AS

    AssetouS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to restaurants here in Halifax but I will say so Far this has been one of the best. The food is 10/10, the waitress was just amazing. I’ll recommend this restaurant 100%
  8. JW

    JenniferW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was polite prompt and he knew his whisky. Food was excellent, well proportioned and very flavourful. Table was spacious and the four of us never felt cramped. We’ll be going again very soon
  9. JK

    JerryK

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Service (Laura) was superb throughout our dinner. She brought us some complimentary lobster risotto given this was our last night in Nova Scotia. Lobster was over cooked (meat hard and had to be cut with a knife) and tenderloin was also overcooked. Overpaid for what we got.
  10. RR

    RobertR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall a great experience. Great ambiance and courteous, well trained staff. Would like to see valet service return.
  11. MW

    MikeW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food in a beautiful setting Service was excellent
  12. LT

    LoriT

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were here 12 years ago and the food was AMAZING. Though the food was good this time, it definitely wasn’t the quality we remember. The seafood chowder and mussels were a definite 5/5 for taste. But mussels need bread for the broth. We both had the 5 fish experience. The shrimp, scallops and halibut were AMAZING. But the lobster, salmon and rice were very disappointing. The platter was a good size and good value for what you got. But the taste and quality just wasn’t there. It all felt very “fussiony” if that’s a word. The dessert ( chocolate ganache) was really good but tiny (strawberry short cake) was stale and tasteless and tiny. Would definitely go back but would order differently.
  13. AH

    AHellstorm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very surprising that there was almost no wine available. No bottles of white at all and it was a guessing game to discover what was available by the glass. Ordered a cocktail instead and... no rum either. The food was OK but over priced. Desert choice was presented on a plate and they were so old they were not even recognizable. Unfortunately we took guests from out of town and were frankly embarrassed.
  14. ML

    MikeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the “Five Fish Experience” and I must say, it was one of the best meals Ive ever had. I also had a few “Import Tax” drinks that were absolutely delicious, the balance of sweetness, bitterness and alcohol was perfection! Would highly recommend.
  15. SP

    ShelleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came as three sisters celebrating and mourning the loss of our sister Susie. We were greeted with such a lovely waitress. We had complimentary champagne and were given four red roses to mark the special occasion. The ambiance and food were exquisite and such a memorable time was had Thank you
  16. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are in Canada for our 51st anniversary. The Five Fishermen was suggested to us more than once…the ‘fishermen’ did not disappoint. We had a fantastic table, crab cakes for an appetizer…rivaled the best we’ve ever had. They presented us with two complimentary glasses of champagne…each. I got the lobster dinner…exceptional and my wife got halibut…and practically licked her plate! Service was excellent…the setting is beautiful. You will love your dining experience at The Five Fishermen.
  17. HT

    HT3016

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Disappointed w the renos. Loved the old rustic look of the old restaurant
  18. M

    Mimi

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed! This was recommended by a friend who is from Halifax so the reservation was made weeks in advance for our first dinner in Halifax on August 1st, 2022. Firstly, we ordered a bottle of wine, 10 minutes later, we were told it was sold out. We ordered another bottle and after another 10 minutes, we were told it was also sold out. Luckily our third wine choice was available. I asked if the mussels was in season and was told mussels are always in season in Nova Scotia, when the mussels arrived as the first course, they are the smallest mussels I have ever seen, the actual mussel meat was like the size of a dime! Ordered the lobster dinner as my main course, the lobster was overcooked and chewy. We also tried the oyster rockefeller and the five fish experience, both were average. These two choices helped from a complete dinner fail, overall, it was an underwhelmed experience.
  19. GP

    GinaP

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Crab cakes a MUST! Dinner was amazing. I had the halibut and my son had shrimp linguine. Both meals delicious. I’d skip the dessert options… not enough to satisfy and a bit overpriced. Fabulous restaurant… would come back in a heartbeat.
  20. m

    michaelg

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good , service was fantastic Gorgeous restaurant amd the history of the building is remarkable
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food
  22. C

    Cassandra

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails!! Nice last dinner on the east coast!!
  23. DC

    DarleneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The octopus and squid appetizer was disappointing. It tasted more like a cold potato salad and had minimal octopus or squid in it so very expensive for basically a cold potato salad. The mussels and scallops however were amazing. Need more scallops though, say 5 instead of only 3 for the price.
  24. KL

    KenL

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    For a restaurant that specializes in seafood, the fine piece of halibut was grossly overcooked. All the food came to the table warm but not quite hot. Overall, quite a disappointment.
  25. w

    winephantom

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation from Belle River Ontario and heard about the story behind the restaurant and wanted to try it. Due to my hip replacement I wasn’t able to walk up the stairs. Everyone including the Manager ensured I had the upstairs menu and was seated downstairs. They made sure we were taken care of. Would recommend to everyone.
  26. LS

    LyneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La nourriture est excellente et avec un service bilingue. Nous recommandons ce restaurant.
  27. CK

    CokoKikongi

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the BEST SERVICE I have received. Food was excellent and ambiance pleasant. Highly recommend it!
  28. JV

    JoshV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite needing to move us out early because of the age of our children, everyone went to great lengths to make us feel good about the situation. Also, the food was amazing.
  29. JS

    JacquelineS

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening in a lovely spot. A sommelier would be helpful. Steak was good and lobster Thermidor was ok. Thanks for the attention to our celebration.
  30. A

    Alex

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences we have had dining, also some of the best food. Thank you!
  31. AW

    AliciaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Five Fishermen is the best restaurant in Halifax. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. You won't be disappointed.
  32. j

    jkfb

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We had heard that 5 Fishermen was a must do when we came to Halifax. We were sorely disappointed. The w was friendly but inattentive. The food was nothing more then average. I had the crab cakes. They were bland. We also had the Linguine Acadia. Which was just average. A very disappointing meal.
  33. JG

    JaneG

    Raleigh

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab cakes and halibut were outstanding! Service was leisurely but attentive (which was fine with us). Very nice interior decor.
  34. MA

    MadeleineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a lovely meal celebrating my boyfriends birthday last night, staff were great and even came over with a complimentary glass of cava which was a nice touch. Food was absolutely amazing too!
  35. SN

    SNYCe

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the Five Fishermen for their vegan & vegetarian menu. A member of my party also eats fish and they were able to make an adjustment to a fabulous halibut dish to omit a butter and seafood sauce. We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers, mains and dessert. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly and the decor was lovely.
  36. TM

    TerriM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five Fisherman never disappoints, my husband and I have been going there for over 30 years for our anniversary, it’s a tradition we will continue as long as it’s still around Terri Miousse
  37. TT

    TomT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    6th + visit since coming 2 yrs ago from away. It’s our fav restaurant in the city for fine dining. We recommend to everyone. Lovely building with rich history accompanied by the best ocean experience you could ask for. Service is usually great! Food is carbon copy from the last meal we ate. Perfect every single time.
  38. MR

    MichelleR

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall amazing! Can’t say enough good things. Our server Carly went above and beyond!
  39. BZ

    BarryZ

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect evening. Our server was excellent, very friendly and very efficient. Our drinks and food were delivered in a timely fashion and all was very good. There was no rushing to get us out after our coffee and dessert. All in all an excellent evening.
  40. HQ

    HarryQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular food and service. Thank you to our server Stu for a wonderful experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Five Fishermen is rated 4.5 stars by 2171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for The Five Fishermen

1740 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2B6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Carmichael Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    The Prince George Hotel offers a parking lots just a block up from the restaurant. Located on Grafton Street.

  • Public Transit

    One block from major public transit stop.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Greg-His main vision is to offer light, modern and a creative set of updated classics using local seafood and vegetables from around Nova Scotia. With years of experience in a number of styles and cuisines, expect to see a lot from this young Chef as

  • Entertainment

    The Five Fishermen - has earned the reputation of Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for over 35 years. Internationally known for delicious seafood and historical setting, The Five Fishermen offers the best of Nova Scotia hospitality and cuisine. The freshest Maritime bounty, an award winning wine list and genuine Maritime hospitality makes dining at the Five Fishermen extraordinary.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (902) 422-4421

  • Catering

    If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, Five Fishermen is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. Visit us at www.FiveFishermen.com to book your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Alana Stobert: (902) 422-4421

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