Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Atlantic Canada
  4. Nova Scotia
  5. Halifax

The Five Fishermen

4.5
4.5
2058 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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

Popular dishes

What 2,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. M

    Michelle

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot! The staff took extra care of us during dinner, as we celebrated our last day of our honeymoon trip! One of the staff even brought a rose to my husband to give to me. The food was delicious and the service was fast!! Thank you for a wonderful last night in Halifax!
  2. DG

    DonG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing special. Food was just average with a nice presentation. Service again was just average. A bit disappointed. Probably won’t go back as there are many more better restaurants in Halifax.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Came here on our last night of a 10 day vacation to the east coast with a recommendation from a friend. Food was great, unfortunately we got seated right beside the fire exit and kitchen. We asked hostess kindly if there were any other tables, as we reserved our table over 10 days ago and we were hoping for pretty much any other table, to which she said she could do nothing as they were all booked up. Not only was it a shame she didn’t see if there was anything she could do to accommodate our request, but not 5 min later did the couple beside us make the exact same request and get moved to a nice window seat. That was a bummer. We enjoyed the rest of our evening but that absolutely tarnished our experience.
  4. DM

    DMHKMH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favourite restaurant in Halifax. The food is amazing!
  5. BG

    BillG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    the menu was sparse, the ambiance was really good and the waitstaff very friendly and helpful.
  6. NM

    NancyM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Since it was Canada Day, we had a lot of noise outside. Great service and delicious food.
  7. SR

    SonjaR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Very disappointed! Expensive for very basic food ! Limited menu ! This is no worth the money or time . Plenty more restaurants in Halifax that are far better
  8. BS

    BerniceS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to the Five Fisherman and it exceeded expectations. Drinks were wonderful as well as the food. Our server was fabulous and very helpful. We changed our reservation from 2 people to 3 people on a holiday and they accommodated us. Will be back
  9. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife said her meal was the best she ever had. Great service, food, and atmosphere.
  10. WE

    WilliamE

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I took my wife there for our anniversary, looking for something above average. It was not. The server did not remember our anniversary, though I specified it on our reservation. I had the Shrimp Linguini, and I am quite sure it was microwaved (at least it had that texture). She had to return to be reminded of what I had ordered. They sat us next to a table of about 12 which meant there was not much conversation happening. My wife had the Five-Fish Experience which was average. Overall, average. Would not return for a special occassion.
  11. MZ

    MZZZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    It was a nice setting in a historic building and the service was excellent but the food was mediocre in my opinion.
  12. A

    Allyson

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! The waitress recommended the halibut and it was delicious! We were all very happy with the dinner, wine, service and ambiance. Highly recommended
  13. OC

    OCFoodSnob

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Early dinner here before going to a show. Service is outstanding. We ordered seafood pasta and the halibut. Both were very good choices. For dessert, the lemon mousse was delicious. Good wine and beer choices. I would go here again.
  14. AL

    AdrianL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was enjoyable and the environment is very lively.
  15. LG

    LiseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service and the staff made it extra special foe my spouse's birthday! Can't wait to go back!
  16. D

    David

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, attentive friendly service. But a little too quick. Our mains arrived while we were still eating our first courses.
  17. K

    Kord

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the seafood! The Chili shrimp were amazing! And delicious cocktails
  18. r

    roset555

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Ambience and lobster was amazing. The crab cakes tasted off and I bit into a hard shell. when I told my server. She just shrugged and asked if I wanted something else no mention of discount or reversing the charge. Also the website doesn’t mention that it’s not wheelchair or stroller friendly. Stairs everywhere. I have mobility issues and we had a toddler with stroller.
  19. RC

    RyanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, we had the halibut and the lamb both dishes were fantastic. Our server name was Kristen and she was fabulous! She was very accommodating but also not over bearing. We where told we had the last bottle of tidal bay but Kristen took time to find another bottle for us. The experience was absolutely wonderful. Can’t wait to enjoy everything the Five Fishermen has to offer again!
  20. VK

    VanessaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible evening here. Everything was perfect. Thank you!
  21. PP

    PatriciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love our hosted dinners at the Five Fisherman. They never disappoint! :)
  22. KW

    KathleenW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was impeccable - friendly, engaging, thoughtful - it was far above our expectations; even for such a posh spot. The food was delicious. The cocktails were unique and refreshing. Desserts were just the right size. The cost was on the higher end, but worth absolutely every penny.
  23. HF

    HF123

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Waitress took care of my toddler's needs. Thank you
  24. c

    camilleb

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Both waiters were very pleasant and very helpful. The food was excellent; however, some shellfish were a bit overdone and the lobster was a bit though. We had a lovely evening as we were celebrating a 50+ year wedding anniversary. We will not hesitate to recommend to friends Thank you again.
  25. AC

    AndreaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Didn’t realize it wasn't wheelchair accessible. Our table was down stairs it was dark felt like I was in a gentleman's club. Staff was around the bar chatting very loudly. Wasn’t a good experience.
  26. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very efficient and friendly. Drinks and dinner were delivered in a timely fashion. Food was very good.
  27. BD

    BernaD

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. Our server was amazing. Lovely personality, great service and delicious food.
  28. MF

    MartyF

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The food was not what we expected for such a high class establishment. Our Acadian Linguine was very underwhelming and we wouldn’t have finished if we were not starving. And the signature Fish Fish dish was not worth the 52 dollar price tag.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The first time I ate there was 3 years ago. I had the best meal that I have ever eaten at a restaurant. I was excited to go back this year for the first time post pandemic. Apparently there is a new chef. Still an amazing meal, but probably a top 5 best meal I have ever had. Great, but not quite as mind-blowing as it was before. Still something that I will look forward to when visiting Halifax.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We were a little thrown off when we entered in the music was quite loud but the dining is upstairs and it’s not loud at all up there! We had the five fisherman experience and it was delicious!!!
  31. HC

    HappyCustomer

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely excellent, our compliments to the chef!Skyler treated us like royalty, he was amazing!
  32. ND

    NoraD24

    Atlantic Canada

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and fantastic food. Cocktails were exceptional.
  33. NK

    NancyK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exemplary service. Questions answers. Needs anticipated & fulfilled sometimes before we knew we needed something. A dining experience we would like wherever we dine.
  34. TE

    TEmmj

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was absolutely fabulous! Our server had incredible wine knowledge and made the perfect wine recommendation. Never fails to be a wonderful meal.
  35. JL

    JeanneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received was world class. Our waitress Laura went above and beyond to take care of us. As we were celebrating our anniversary, Laura brought us champagne, roses and a special dessert. Our experience at the 5 Fishermen will never be forgotten.
  36. PM

    PerryM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Great ambiance.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was disappointing very small portions.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Was excited to try some great seafood here and was a little disappointed to be honest. I had the clam chowder and the five fisherman experience. The clam chowder was outstanding. Might’ve been the best clam chowder I’ve ever tasted. Fully worth the price. However the main entree was lacking. First of all I found a hair in my food. Disgusting, but okay, I’ll keep eating because I didn’t want to disappoint our wonderful waitress. The lobster tail was tiny, salmon basic, scallops and shrimp flavourless. It was mostly risotto with some seafood chunks inside. Our waitress was very pleasant, helpful and even brought us a small thank you desert. Overall I’d say there are better places to try seafood in/near Halifax.
  39. KJ

    KipJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would take any of my family members or friends there.
  40. EP

    ErinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough great things about our experience at Five Fisherman. Our expectations were exceeded. From the service, to the atmosphere and of course the food, everything was perfect.

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 2058 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 47 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo