The Five Fishermen

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Seafood
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dining experience at the Five Fishermen was fantastic! We wanted a nice night out, with ample seafood options, and also a menu that could easily accommodate our vegan friends. Our server Aaron was knowledgeable, friendly, and really helpful with our dining choices. Would definitely recommend!

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TT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Much improved since the renovations in ‘17. Great decor. Our waitress was outstanding!!

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DF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good lobster but the salad was not good. Server was great!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, atmosphere and service. Order from the fresh fish wood grill and you cant go wrong....we had the halibut and swordfish which were amazing. Upgrade the side to the lobster risotto....amazing! One of the best meals I have ever had.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Loved the oysters. The lobster was easy to eat as the meat was half way out.

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NG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A bit expensive, but very good food. The waiter served us in French, when noticed we were from Québec, appreciated attention to the customer. Good wine selection, we tried a local NS wine and I was delightly surprised. This meal was a very good moment in Halifax.

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Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and great food. This is a must when in Halifax and hopefully a stop for locals as well.

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DN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Yes our reservation was for 8:15 on a Monday night but we still should not have been subject to the garbage going out by us and waiters standing around waiting and watching for us to leave.

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal, Great service beautiful room we will be back

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was lovely, from start to finish. Service: polite and friendly but not intrusive. Food and wine: scrumptious! We'll definitely be back.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there on our 20th Anniversary and the waitress made us feel special. Right from entering the restaurant, we were warmly greeted and promptly taken to our table. The waitress brought us some sparkling wine for us to toast. The food was fantastic and was topped off with a great dessert with a nice long stem rose for my wife. It was a special night and fantastic experience. All aspects of the evening was 5-star. Would definitely recommend and can’t wait to go back again.

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OB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely beautiful place to eat! Food was fantastic, and the staff were fantastic. At the end of our evening my friend stopped to talk to the manager. She proceeded to tell him what a wonderful evening we had in his establishment. What a great sense of humour he had. Giving this establishment a big ole 5 all the way around.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impressed by the staff’s professionalism, initiative, humour, and French speaking for most!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Five Fishermen NEVER disappoints. From the warm greeting when you walk in to the time you leave you are treated extremely well. The food is fantastic, the servers are professional and for my wife’s birthday they gave a card and a rose. That is a very class act. We’re from Toronto, but always come here when we’re in Halifax. Great job to the team!!

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JC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, impeccable lobsters, gorgeous view on the Park!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Although I don't eat seafood, I was happy to see a variety of steaks on the menu. As my companions and I were busy chatting when we ordered I forgot to mention how I wanted my steak cooked. My fault of course, but our server never asked how I wanted it cooked either...

My steak was cooked more that I would have liked, but it was still tasty. The complimentary appetizers were delicious according to my friends and the biscuits were warm and also very tasty. I will definitely return to the Five Fishermen on my next visit to Halifax,

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Since my sister and I were visiting Halifax for a short visit my husband recommended this restaurant as he has held corporate dinners here in the past. I am an executive chef myself and was not disappointed! As travellers we needed to be casual but have high standards when it comes to food. 5 fishermen did not disappoint!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and experience. Our waiter Alain was very attentive and friendly. A gem in Halifax.

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lobster dinner and Arctic char was our choice with the sea scallops to share as an appetizer. Alain our waiter was amazing, he helped us choose a bottle of a local white wine, which was delicious. Our starter of sea scallops was cooked perfectly, and our lobster dinner. And Arctic char was superb! Our first time to the five fishermen, but when our next trip is to Halifax for sure this will be on our list of best places to eat fish in Halifax....five stars for five fishermen!

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WW
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an early dinner so it was quiet and quite fast. The food was fabulous but a little short between appetizer and main. The server was very attentive and helpful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

On the open table reservation, I had indicated that we were celebrating a birthday. We were surprised and delighted to receive a complimentary glass of cava at the start of our meal and at the end, a lovely assortment of desserts – a cannoli, almond tart and Pana cotta, all artfully presented! Very nice touch!

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c
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Went there in October 2018, it was fantastic. Went again in April 2019, was less than fantastic. Service was poor, our orders were wrong in many ways, and my wife's pasta was uncooked and cold. Would have recommended it the first time, but not after the second.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely from the beginning. Everything was perfectly cooked

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stop here for great dining on trips to Halifax any time I can.

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IR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had seven people in for Easter dinner. The halibut that four of us had was excellent. Halibut is easy to dry out in cooking. Two of us had their lobster pie. There was a plastic object in one of the servings that alarmed the staff, and was unprecedented. They responded immediately, replaced the entree with a grilled halibut, did not charge me for the entree, and actually gave us a take out meal for one of our party that was ill and unable to join them. This kind of response to a problem, together with the otherwise excellent food will bring us back.

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J
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual everything was outstanding. This restaurant is my favourite place to dine when I am in Halifax

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is without a doubt one of the best five-star restaurants in existence. The food is always done to perfection and the service is always pleasant and helpful. This was an outstanding 87th birthday present! Thanks so much, Five Fishermen. You made it a very, very memorable birthday celebration.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect! High recommend the seafood risotto

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SD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing posters and exclusive reste! It is a hat trick!!!

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MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I took my niece and nephew and their partners out while in Halifax for a conference. It was the first time any of us had eaten at the Five Fisherman. The food was excellent and the service attentive and warm. We highly recommend the Five Fisherman for a special night out or for a treat for yourself anytime.

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GC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great except the music was too loud

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CW
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service (Clara) great food & atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant. I’ve been here 3 times & the renovations are beautiful!

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great time with very good service.

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TB
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the best oysters! Dinner was wonderful!
Theresa

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LD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Will be back for sure

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CR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, food was delicious, value for price paid. A little noiser than I would have liked upstairs compared to my earlier visit in March. Wouldn't deter me from visiting again. Would recommend to friends and business colleagues. Thanks!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were greeted by and taken care of multiple staff members. The recommendations were excellent and exceeded expectations. Highly recommended and did not disappoint in any way!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service our server was amazing!

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MT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved every bit of our evening at The Five Fisherman. The food and service were fantastic. We had a mix of surf and turf at our table - and everyone was thrilled with their meals. We were especially pleased that they were able to accommodate our seven-year-olds with a kids menu. We will definitely be back.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time in Halifax to visit my boyfriend, and we decided to try out The Five Fishermen for dinner. Everything was delicious, even included our cocktails! Definitely will be going back

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