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The Five Fishermen

4.6
4.6
2304 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

10:30 p.m.


Booked 23 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 2,304 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

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  1. LB

    LoriB

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner we’ve had in Halifax! Absolutely loved the halibut as well as the lobster dinner!
  2. F

    Firefly

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were great thanks to Skyler and Alex!! The restaurant definitely has management issues. Management is unprofessional and dishonest. To much to write in this review but they lied to us and cancelled our reservation leaving us few options. Fortunately we went back on open table and found that the restaurant had many other time options so we rebooked. Why they could not give us options rather than cancelling is confusing? Pretty incompetent management in my opinion.
  3. MH

    MaryH

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation, our first knight in town. Perfect place to start our trip.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good and service were awesome.Our server Stu(?) was knowledgeable and attentive. We were celebrating an anniversary and he brought my wife two roses! Outstanding.
  5. B

    Babs

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely room, delicious meal, friendly and attentive staff.
  6. SA

    ScottA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, creative menu items, superb execution, complimentary wine selection, pleasant and knowledgeable staff - one of my top 3 in Halifax
  7. M

    Maisie21

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The 5 fish plate was excellent as was my halibut but the dessert was very poor poached pear which was too firm and not well presented if we hadn’t had dessert it would have been 5 stars.
  8. DM

    DanielleM

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, nice presentation!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent way to end our stay in Canada. Trendy decor, excellent service and delicious seafood. Started with drinks in downstairs bar and eats upstairs. Portions generous but not excessive, unlike others we have found in Canada! Shared mussels and crab cakes followed by halibut and swordfish, all beautifully presented.
  10. CH

    CarolynH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant was very nice. The food selection was enough for us to enjoy a good variety of flavours and textures. Kind of wish I didn’t see a mouse scavenging for leftovers in the dining room though. (Apparently because the restaurant ‘is old’ it’s suppose to be acceptable?! What the….?)
  11. DB

    DonB

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Overpriced! We had looked forward to eating at this restaurant. My $57 "experience" was pathetic. A few scallops a few shrimp a very small crawfish tail and a couple of small pieces of white fish, swimming in risotto. It was neither filling or very flavourful. Extremely disappointing.
  12. SC

    StanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific. I am from the west coast and I have eaten here on every trip back here. You do a wonderful job in spite of having to deal with high priced product. Congratulations Stan Carter
  13. M

    Majid

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice restaurant with good wine list and good selection of seafood dishes. Lobster was over cooked. The service was very slow till a gentleman server helped to bring our food. Desert was good. It is a relatively pricy restaurant. Our reservation was at 8.30 PM. We could not het our table till 8.50 PM.
  14. GR

    GenevieveR

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was poor, we had to pour the wine ourselves all night. We asked for water, they only brought one glass (party of 2). Received the main plate when we were still eating the appetizer. Seafood pasta were so spicy, that I barely ate. The server didn't come to ask if everything was okay. My partner's food was however very good (Chowder and seafood plate).
  15. d

    davidc

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Two of us had halibut. It was magnificent. Two had the five fish experience. Four of five were seriously overcooked and dried out. The scallops were OK. Hardly the experience you would expect. Our water glasses and carafe were empty half way through the meal and we saw no one till they came to ask about desert. One would hardly expect that either. So the experience went from magnificent (the halibut) and the risotto to really disappointing. And the check was high, especially for over cooked fish and for Canada.
  16. E

    Emillio

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I usually don't write reviews, but this place definitely deserves a good one. I traveled from Ontario to have a dinner/ date here and wow! This place did not disappoint. Started in the lounge area with some drinks while we waited for our table upstairs. Drinks were good and the atmosphere was very chill. We sat in an inner booth and were served promptly. Crab cakes were phenomenal. Chili shrimp were the perfect amount of spice. Lobster was cooked to perfection. our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. wonderful experience all around.
  17. W

    Wooster

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good seafood well presented.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We went here 5 years ago when we got engaged and hadn’t been back. We both remember how great the food and especially the drinks were that night. We were very excited, but our drinks were not what we hoped for and my wife’s fish was very dry.
  19. KM

    KarinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic dinner, we celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and our server Laura made our night more than special! The food was incredible and the details were great, champagne, roses and a dessert. We highly recommend it!
  20. S

    Suel

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious! Loved the lobster dinner! Dessert was so so
  21. ST

    SyndieT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Other than the price to portion value for the desserts - very bad - everything else was fantastic.
  22. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences I've ever had in a restaurant. Would highly reccomend
  23. RW

    RhondaW

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visitors to Nova Scotia from NY. We both chose the swordfish dish preceded by shared crab cakes. Beyond beyond yummy!!!
  24. NH

    NancyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good atmosphere and excellent service. Food was just ok.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Love the lobster! Service was great and friendly.
  26. TK

    TatianaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    You will feel special!! Go for an occasion like a birthday. I got flooded with extras and it felt awesome!
  27. CE

    ColleenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best restaurant meal I have ever had. The food, service and setting was perfect!
  28. JF

    JimF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The main course was barely warm although the lobster was still delicious
  29. LG

    LeeG

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent setting, great service and presentation, food was delicious and the menu was priced very reasonable.
  30. SS

    ShellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great meal. We couldn’t get a same day reservation until 8:45. We had to wait an extra 15 minutes before we were seated. Meal was great and worth the wait. Wine menu was a bit pricey.
  31. RC

    RobertC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service, best seafood ever, presentation incredible , good ambience. Sadly one could not get a hot cup of coffee.
  32. J

    Janist

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was amazing….service was not great
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were in Halifax vacationing, and wanted to go to a good seafood restaurant. The Five Fisherman was recommended, and we were not disappointed. We were seated very promptly, were brought water right away, and we’re told our server would be right with us. He showed up quickly, offered us drinks, and brought menus. We shared muscles that were beautifully prepared, and both had the five fish platter. What a great dish to have if your a seafood lover. Very professional service, and great food, can’t wait to go back. Cheers!
  34. CD

    CatherynD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food excellent although 3 of us ordered the Acadian shellfish linguine with clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops. All 3 plates arrived and none included scallops. When we brought it to our waitress's attention she had to look at the menu to make sure it was supposed to include scallops. Personally I wasn't impressed that she doubted what we told her. It was a kitchen error and they did make it up by giving each of us a separate plate with 3 scallops per plate. Our waitress said she had only worked there a couple of months so hopefully she'll improve. She wasn't attentive at all, even the basics she missed. It was fairly busy so extremely noisy which made it challenging to talk with your dinner guests without almost having to shout.
  35. CT

    ChevyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, atmosphere, and drinks with kind and attentive staff!
  36. LD

    LD2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. The rack of lamb was tender and all of the accompaniments were delicious as well. Definitely a spot to visit again.
  37. JL

    JillL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Wait staff was nice but service inconsistent. One diner’s entree had to be warmed. Waitress nicely comped a dessert. Be forewarned that the main dining room is up three flights of stairs with no elevator—not ideal for anyone with any mobility issues. It was noisy so go earlier when it’s quiet. It is a lovely restaurant but we were rather disappointed.
  38. KG

    KristinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious and server was amazing. Very attentive but left us to ourselves unless we needed something or seen a drink was empty. Absolutely loved our experience. Even provided us with the most delicious dessert for my husband's birthday!! Thanks so much again for one of the best experiences we had on our trip!
  39. M

    Mary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Linguine was over cooked and under seasoned. Chowder was a tiny few bites potion. The crispy mushroom was Great. Service was very good.
  40. BE

    BadExperience

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to fresh seafood in Halifax and unfortunately, all the entrees we ordered were sub standard. The mussels were awful, ie very small and dry. The waitress was very nice and replaced it with chili shrimp. The entree was ok. We also ordered lobster Thermidor and the lobster was not that fresh and taste like frozen lobster meat. Was very disappointed. The Acadian seafood linguine was ok. The Digby scallops appetizer was fine. The best experience was the service provided by our waitress and the guy she was training. Unfortunately, the seafood entrees that we ordered were not up to par.

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 4.6 stars by 2304 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 23 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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