The Five Fishermen

4.5
1454 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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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PB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with friendly, gracious service and delicious food. The fresh baked scones with creamy butter were a delicious start to the meal. I really recommend the delicious brussel sprouts with bacon and the grilled scallops app also. My main of lobster pot pie was very nice. It is a bit pricey but worth it.

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great. We both ordered seafood and found both entrees where overcooked. The server did provide us a complimentary dessert as a result. For the price of the meals and reputation of restaurant I was disappointed in the over cooked seafood. We order the five fish meal and thought every piece of seafood was overdone. Also we miss the muscle bar.

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RC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in every respect. Our server was a "yes person". Meaning she looked after everything we asked for, in particular providing a salad which was not on the menu. And she did everything with such a happy and pleasant manner. It has been over ten years since I was at The Five Fishermen--- I will be back next month and there after.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service from Liv was awesome. Definitely would recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, meal was delicious- definitely value for price paid. Highly recommended and will return sooner rather than later!!

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LE
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional service. It had been a few years since I had been able to return. My two friends and I had a wonderful dinner and the staff were exceptional from explaining the items on the menu to making sure that everything was to our liking.

If you want a great meal, you cannot do better.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for our anniversary dinner. Great service, friendly, attentive staff. Really good food. A great spot for a special night out.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent choice for a business dinner, the menu has a good selection for a wide variety of guests.

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VB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at your restaurant, will definitely go again. Best oysters Rockefeller I ‘ve eaten so far. Fish was cooked to perfection.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food just not up to pair
I live in a coastal area & have had much much better seafood
Nice place .... not terrible .... that’s about it!!
Not expect to make a return visit !

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TC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it!! Thank you so much for making my Mom’s birthday so special. The food was amazing and I so appreciated the vegan options.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Was extremely looking forward to a delicious seafood dinner - so disappointed - had to add salt - no flavour at all

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu has significantly changed, there are less entrees and desserts but, otherwise, the food is excellent and the staff service is superb.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The risotto was slightly undercooked but the rest of the food was fantastic. Service was swift and friendly. The environment was quiet and well appointed. We were able to easily converse with each other.

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AY
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent ! Excellent! Excellent! An evening to remember. Our waiter, Aaron was amazing, food was legendary. Thanks to everyone. Made our 57th anniversary a wonderful experience. Brenda and Arnold

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S
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed my husbands birthday meal at Five Fisherman!

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KB
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. Great view of the garden next to the window. Thankful for the heater at our feet on such a cold night. Our server was great. Attentive but not disruptive.

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am upset we didn’t try this restaurant earlier! Having tried nearly all of the restaurants in Halifax this is by far the best! Service was outstanding, food was simply gorgeous, I had the five fisherman with pea risotto OMG amazing! So upset that we have to go back to UK before we can try again although we are already trying to squeeze it in within a day! The building was amazing and with the added history it just added to the overall experience!
Amazing evening which was very special thanks you

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Z
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, fabulous staff and some of the best seafood on the planet! We were celebrating my brother's birthday, Aaron and the team went out of their way to make it a special evening for us. The seafood chowder and five fish lobster risotto were divine. Kudos to the chef and team at Five Fishermen!

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and made my father's 72nd birthday dinner a memorable one. The chef was perfection and we enjoyed our meals and wine pairings and the extra special desert at the end with a birthday candle and a happy birthday message in icing sugar. The ambiance is chic with a comfortable vibe and a little old world mixed in with the modern. Can't wait until our next visit!

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Plating was very nice. Some nice extras came out from the kitchen which was a nice treat!

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Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and service matched. Great place and will definitely dine here again when we are back in Halifax!

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Manchester
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE BEST dining experience I’ve had on any of my trips to Halifax. The food, the service, the ambiance, the oyster bar, the restaurant, all totally beyond what I expected. One of the only restaurants in Canada I’ve been to that has compared to Michelin restaurants I’ve been to in the UK. Thank you for a great time and a great meal!

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, exceptionally well taken care of by staff. Have made coming here over the years , when I go to Hfx. a regular part of the trip.

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E
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve always been impressed with The Five Fishermen but this Valentine’s Day, they went above and beyond. I would recommend it to anyone as you can go for all types of dinners; the average dress code is Business Casual but you can easily go on either side, playing it up or down. Their wine selection is vast and their seafood is to die for, though you can opt for a steak, like my partner, which was exceptional.

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent!!the food , the service..wow

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great/fast service and very polite servers. Food was amazing, best seafood I have ever eaten. Highly recommended. Take a cab and save yourself the pain of downtown parking.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

For a special occasion we had actually shopped for atmosphere first of all. We chose The Five Fisherman because it appeared to be more intimate. However, tables were so close it was difficult to actually navigate between tables to sit. So for us that was a fail.The server was excellent and she did tell us her name but i cant remember it. With no parking,and not from Halifax it took us half an hour to park and then find the restaurant. the meal was just OK .not outstanding at all. There were only 3 dessert options which we found very surprising. And they weren't very appealing. Overall it was a disappointment.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience and will definitely be returning soon.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had been there for our anniversary and received wonderful service. The staff was courteous and and the sea food was amazing. At the end of the day they even gave us an anniversary card signed by the entire staff!!!!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was great. The complimentary sparkling wine for our birthday celebration was a very nice touch. Yes it was expensive, but well worth it.

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TG
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took a friend out for a Girls Night/ Birthday Dinner. We were seated and each brought a glass of bubbly. Our meals were fantastic. After our meal, without a prompt, our server brought my friend a dessert platter with two selections, two long stem roses and a card signed by the staff. It was a great surprise and brought a huge smile to her face. Service was excellent as usual. By far one of my favourite restaurants in Halifax.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a Birthday celebration, I asked for a nice table which we got... we were greeted at the door with a Happy Birthday wish. Our server Aaron was amazing...we had a wonderful time and we will definitely go back and recommend to friends...thanks for a memorable Birthday

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great and the food was amazing. Love the atmosphere

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NG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went to for my boyfriends bjrthday. The service was by far the best I ever had! Beautiful restaurant. My only complaint is the limited menu choices as I don’t eat seafood or steak. However the treatment by the staff made the experience perfect!

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VM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful spot with excellent food and service. The pork belly tostados were to die for

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G
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Warm welcome, outstanding table waiting with discretion and attention to detail, the Halibut was delectable, just-perfect vegetables, maple brown sugar sauce just sweet enough, perfect suggestion of wine pairing and... the Spicy Rhum cake soaked in Rhum was to die for! What an enjoyable n a Monday night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The server was positively DELIGHTFUL and she was very knowledgeable about the contents of the menu, which was a big deal because one of us is Celiac

The food was excellent the ambience was wonderful and we had a fantastic time

Totally recommend!

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SG
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic venue, outstanding service and delicious menu options!

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KS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The decor was great, they've given a lot of thought into blending the historic building with the modern restaurant. A real gem.

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