The Five Fishermen

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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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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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What 1800 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for our Anniversary Dinner and it was amazing. It was the best dinner we have had in Halifax!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was disappointing cod was lying in a pool of oil and wine in lobster pasta was not cooked off. Cocktails were not good either

JM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to have a nice meal! :-)) We always enjoy our meal here.

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a Monday and a holiday. I took two out-of-towners. One said it was the best seafood he had ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Late Valentines celebration, it was a quiet night with amazing food and exceptional service.

IR
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff could t have been more thoughtful and friendly. The food was delicious. Specials were fairly priced.

CH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant went above and beyond to make my anniversary special even thought it was Valentine’s Day. I was only disappointed I didn’t get my rose (a promotional thing) but since we were almost the last ones there I figured they were out and after how well we were treated it was not an issue that would effect their score. Tiny hiccup in a very happy evening.

AQ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even with the the busy atmosphere of Valentine’s Day. Alain was an excellent server, the food was amazing! Chief incorporated wonderful flavours, I meal I won’t forget. The volume was not an issue and we had a wonderful time. Thank you :)

GT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great Valentines dinner and have had many great meals at the Five Fishermen have no problem recommending it.

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Haven’t been here for years - what a wonderful surprise. Warm environment, great service and lovely choices.

S
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great decor and well payed out. Excellent food with a varied menu. Service was without fault.

BC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great service. Not “in your face” all the time. Very professional and knowledgeable. Meals were outstanding in flavour and composition. We weren’t at all rushed. A very relaxing dining experience. Then to too it off our waitress brought three desserts for my boyfriend because it was his 65th birthday and she took the time to write Happy Birthday in the icing sugar. It was a wonderful evening. Thanks so much

CS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal! We always try to get at least one meal a trip here. Never disappointing

DB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Food was exceptional. Service was outstanding. They made this a very special birthday celebration for my girlfriend. Well done!!

DM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, awesome specialty drinks, food was delicious and the server was super attractive

TD
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming here off and on for 35 years. The food is superb and the staff display the most professional qualities. Its my go to spot for a superb dinner out with my love. Thank you once again for making our dining experience fantastic. Tom DesChamps

TP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the history and stories of the building. Great service, delicious food.

DE
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very 0leased with the service and quality of food. Certainly not e but cheapest seafood joint in the area, but certainly one of the best and most consistent. Service is beyond terrific and knowledgeable.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice place, excellent food, a great night out. Had the steak and lobster, awesome

J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food, we had a lovely evening and will surely be back.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. We really enjoyed our meal. The menu and wine list are excellent. Alain’s service was first class.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I had an incredible dinner here last night. The food was delicious. The service was fantastic. Great atmosphere as well

JS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food4Service5Ambience1

Fine dining should not include vibrations and noise from the neighboring bar at 9pm regardless of the time of year. This left the staff in a very awkward position and guests unable to talk over the noise. Both establishments owned by the same person so no excuse and totally unacceptable. I chose the restaurant for my guests and will not recommend in the future.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for New Years with another couple. It was their first time and they loved it. So did we. The bizarre thing was we were sitting next to the sign for the washroom but everyone who had to go asked us where it was. They need to have better signage. Otherwise we loved it. Food was amazing! From appetizers to dessert. I was the only to have dessert because everyone else was full. Great spot and great service!

MY
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was excellent as well as the service. The food was good but I have tasted better. The food seemed to lack seasoning.

m
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our New Years dinner was excellent. Our server Phil took outstanding care of us. Food was great as expected. Will return.

DB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THE FOOD,SERVICE AND AMBIENCE WAS EXCELLENT.

J
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Words cannot describe the experience. From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were graced by outstanding service, hospitality, and an atmosphere which set the mood for my party of 2. We were celebrating a very special time and their efforts did not go unnoticed. We had an amazing view and a dining room to ourselves at the chefs table. The manager, and server (peter and Peter I believe) were very appropriate in the timing of greeting and caring for us as per our discussions and other happenings. Multiple rounds of oysters led to enjoying an extended duration and absolute pleasantry until the place closed. Scotch & Wine selection was solid (thanks Will), and we were able to fulfill and exceed our needs. Would recommend for a personal evening.

AT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seemed to be a quiet night however we had a wonderful time. Blackened halibut, mussels...very nice! Great service!

KP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great, attentive service. Would highly recommend.

CW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal with family at this great restaurant! I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed.

R
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Boring limited menu. No green salad. Over priced for what you get. Venue was completely renovated but the place looks boring and was empty. Perfect place for a staff party or convention style dinner but that’s it.

MW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, Great restaurant, Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful staff and a Good time.

WS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was top notch! We attended for a family event where members joined us from Vancouver to NS. Everyone loved the food! The service was simply the best. Thank you
Wendy and Robert

MP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughter's 13 birthday, we went searching for exactly what we found at Five Fishermen. A memorable experience. The food was outstanding, but further, the staff was incredible. the rose provided with the card signed by the entirety of the staff was a personal touch, not expected at most any other restaurant. Incredible and would recommend to everyone.

Mike Picard

EN
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Took my husband and friends there to celebrate husband’s birthday. He was disappointed not enough shrimp selections. Very pricey but delicious.

RA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very relaxing environment to dine in it exceeds Beyond our expectations. The food and wine selections are excellent and service was outstanding. We Highly recommend Five Fisherman fine dining to anyone visiting Halifax.

c
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience3

There was a mouse in the restaurant next to our table.

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted to go someplace special. We chose this restaurant because we had heard the food was very good and we had not been there before. We were not disappointed! We both had the seafood stew as an appetizer followed by the sea bass for me and my hubby had the pork chop. Both were delicious. We had very little room for dessert but had to try the caramel cheesecake. Again, it was delicious. We enjoyed the ghost stories, too! Will definitely return.

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