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The Five Fishermen

4.6
4.6
3000 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
****FOR PARTIES OF 10 PEOPLE OR MORE PLEASE EMAIL Fivefishermen@graftonconnor.com***

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

9:00 p.m.


Booked 45 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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

What 3,000 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Ambience

  • Atlantic Canada

    Good for business meals

  • Atlantic Canada

    Good for business meals

  • Atlantic Canada

    Good for special occasions

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for business meals

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for business meals

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for special occasions

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

3,000 Reviews
  1. MizO

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot - we loved having date night here and will be back again in the future. Was also cool to listen in on some of the ghost tales

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  2. ExpoJudi

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose this restaurant for our last night in Halifax. Setting and staff were amazing. I was ready for surf and turf. On a Friday night at 7:30 I don’t think the kitchen should run out of Filet Mignon! I also wanted a dessert, but my husband only wanted ice cream. They had terrible dessert menu and NO ice cream. We opted to leave and return to our hotel, the Muir and had dessert in their restaurant.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was recommended by a lot of our friends! It was absolutely lovely, beautiful atmosphere ! And the food!!!!! OMG!! Highly recommended it

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host who seated us was very kind, and our server was exceptional. She was incredibly accommodating to dietary needs, ensuring that everyone could enjoy their meals.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, ambiance and food are all high-level.

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  6. Pepina

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. The oysters were very fresh and cocktail was fabulous

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  7. Marina

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is my favorite restaurant. Food and service are always at a high level.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly such an amazing experience with such amazing staff <3

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening downtown celebrating a birthday st the Five Fishermen and the Arts Center for Comedy Night🎂 Thank you!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed in failure of restaurant to present dinner tab in US dollars. Would only accept at equal value to Canadian currency. I feel like it is taking advantage of tourists by effectively charging them 30% more.

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  11. ElizabethB

    Bristol

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb from start to finish! Lovely surroundings, great ambience, lovely service and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant services were very organized, and clean. Waiter was great. However, the food quality and quantity was subpar, considering the premium prices. Particularly the higher end entrees. Additionally, the Oyster Rockefeller entree contained very small oyster shells, was small in quantity, cold and did not contain whole oysters. This was one of my favorite restaurants in years past when travelling to Halifax on business. However, based on our recent experience, it's very doubtful I will ever go there again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best experience! Our server Krystal was wonderful, gave us great suggestions for food and drinks. She was attentive and helpful and never made us feel rushed despite the restaurant being very busy. There was a power outage unfortunately but everyone handled it incredibly well. Would for sure go back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good vibes. great ambience. The server was amazing. Food could have been better foe the price.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good but what was most stunning was the service which was absolutely amazing. The place itself was very beautiful and was the perfect aesthetic for a high end dining experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The five fisherman had the best lobster we’ve ever had!

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  17. ReenieD

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Food, drinks, and service were exceptional.

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  18. ShediacCouple

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the beginning until the end of our dinner, the experience was fabulous. The attentive service, awesome new cocktails, the amazing seafood and great wine; all made it for a great evening out. Kudos to the team!

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  19. 50SomethingHipster

    Atlantic Canada

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We recently went to the Five Fisherman (FF) with friends. We're not really seafood people, and have generally shied away from "seafood" restaurants, but FF was a delight! From the ambiance to the service, the experience was top-notch. My wife and I ordered from the "land" and "from the grill" menu (I ordered a side of scallops!), and unlike some seafood specialty restaurants, the prime rib and filet were cooked to perfection. This restaurant will now be in our regular rotation!

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  20. BrendaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing food, so well prepared. Only slight negative, server was very attentive to male customers, with very limited interaction at our table of 2 females. I would recommend the restaurant for the wonderful food.

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  21. ElyseC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our anniversary and it was so wonderful! Service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Easy to accommodate my dietary restrictions as a vegetarian.

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  22. Ceci

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole experience was a great way to celebrate a birthday - special attention and complimentary drinks and treats.

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  23. Barry

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This evenings food experience was less than stellar. I have been there numerous times but this time the food quality fell short. When you pay $50.00 plus for an entree, it should be five star without exception. The lobster tail on my Five Fisherman platter was disgusting. Way overcooked and completely dried out. My husbands ribeye was 50% grizzle and fat and a struggle to get through with knife provided. Service was stellar and ambiance very good. Seeing patrons wearing baseball hats during dinner in a restaurant this calibre of dining is annoying.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was delicious. Very friendly staff and great ambiance!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and our server was incredible!

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  26. SCzer

    Alabama

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!! Server was amazing, only downside was small appetizer portions for the cost.

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  27. Gibby

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, potatoes were great. Had the lobster which was excellent.

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  28. TerriL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing evening of increased and drinks, service was top notch, and ambience was perfect. Would highly recommend

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  29. Cruiser

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Tipping options should not start at 20%. That is egregious on a 400 dollar bill. Pay your wait staff properly.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was truly outstanding! We were celebrating a friend's birthday, and she received a complimentary dessert with a candle. The service from the staff was exceptional; they went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect for us. I wholeheartedly recommend this place.

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  31. Florence

    Austin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience. Our wait person was fabulous and took incredible care of us. She was so professional and so kind. It was a special occasion for us and she could not have served us any better. Everything was perfect! This is a truly wonderful restaurant.

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  32. MandCDeYoung

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Five Fishermen but this time stood out above the rest. Out server was phenomenal and went above and beyond to make our special occasion extra special. Cannot recommend enough!

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  33. Travellers

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as we had remembered. The server was ok. We enquired about the $50 meal that was offered but she told us it was very small portion and we would be better ordering from the main menu. We didn’t think that was the appropriate way to describe it and felt maybe she wanted us to have a bigger bill for a better tip.

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  34. KC2023

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect evening with friends!! We so enjoyed the thoughtful playlist , it complements the ambiance your restaurant, encouraged great conversation and allowed us to appreciate the talents of your wonderful kitchen. The appetizer selection - excellent! The main courses - delectable!! In short, our meals were memorable. Your chef has taken time to explore fresh ingredients, interesting tapestry of flavor, texture and lovely presentation. Dessert too are a treat. We had both a small plate selection and the three current menu offerings. The passion fruit square - a lovely surprise for sure. Thank you to our delightful waitress, Mevish Her skill and that of your kitchen is to be commended. We look forward to our next dinning experience with you. Many thanks.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for our anniversary, we were generously greeted with complementary champagne and dessert. Our wait staff was so sweet and recommended the best meals for us! We were blown away by the service & at the end she handed me roses. We will absolutely be back!

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  36. Adrienne

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were especially fantastic, will definitely be back again!

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  37. KeithC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a very nice experience and ambiance. Service was fantastic and the food was very good.

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  38. MaharambeA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food , service and vibe Will go back again

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  39. LaurenS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our anniversary, and were greeted with champagne. Service was amazing and food was incredible. It was a lovely evening and on our way out, I received a rose from our server!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing! We will be going back soon

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FAQs

The Five Fishermen is rated 4.6 stars by 3000 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 45 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
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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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