The Press Gang
Visit our famous Oyster Bar for a selection of Maritime oysters, succulent appetizers and an extensive list of wines and martinis. Enjoy one of Nova Scotia's largest scotch selections, featuring over 75 single malts and listen to our grand piano played by some of Halifax's finest musicians every Friday and Saturday night, beginning at 8:30pm.
The Henry Room
Our 18th century private dining room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition, we offer one semi-private space, suitable for up to 28 guests.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
With fresh lemons, horseradish, and house made accompaniments
sherry dill risotto / scallops / jumbo shrimp / NS lobster / Atlantic halibut
rich & creamy with Maritime seafood including: salmon / halibut / mussels / shrimp / cod / Nova Scotia lobster
Never disappointed after dining here. The food, the atmosphere and staff are the best!
Could not think of a better place to celebrate with my fiancé
Excellent menu. The fish dishes are super and the desserts are delicious.
What a fantastic evening we had, food was amazing with 5 star service, local musician to make sure the atmosphere was just as special, we even got the history of the building from our server. Worth every penny.
Fiancé’s first time in halifax.
I come to Halifax 4 times/yr for past 20 years and Press gang is one of my favourites.
Great little find. Excellent oysters, a very well-priced charcuterie board and fabulous service.
Five stars across the board. Definitely a great experience.
Love love this place. Only been there twice….both times have been exceptional! Atmosphere to staff have been awesome! I would highly recommend iThe Press Gang as a must go to. Oysters …yummy. B
A fabulous evening with wonderful food! Staff were friendly and helpful.
Will definitely be going back. The drinks, food, service and ambiance were all amazing.
Our new favourite spot in Halifax. Food and service were best in class!
The service was fantastic and the starter(warm spinach salad), rose sangria, mains(stuffed chicken breast and beef tenderloin) and dessert(key lime mousse) were all 10 out of 10!
Lovely dinner. The live band was great and I was impressed with the vegan options!
Very good, great place, great food and live music. Waiter was a little abrupt and non attentive at times but overall good experience.
We had a fantastic dining experience. I highly recommend the beef tenderloin with lobster mashed potatoes. Absolutely delicious!
Great food and atmosphere! Be sure to make The Press Gang a must!!!
Booked 2 months in advance to get a good table where the music and bar is but was placed in the back room, it looked like that area is for the buddies of the restaurant.
Twice in advance I mentioned we were there to celebrate a birthday, even told our waiter but nothing happen!! There were birthday celebration in the main room though.
Very disappointed with the Press Gang since I have been there before and really enjoyed my time but never again.
Great Friday evening at the Press Gang! Our server Rich was excellent, informative and on top of everything. We ordered "The Drill" and we were very pleased. Brian Corkery and his team excelled. The creativity and fantastic dishes made our night. Thanks to Brian for dropping by our table.
Service was very bad - the server only spoke to or looked at my partner until the bill came, which I paid. He did not provide recommendations or engage with us beyond our food order. Food was unbalanced - very salty but otherwise okay. Ambiance was excellent!
Underwhelming - server was disengaged. Poured our own wine and water. Went with ‘The Drill’ - hoping for more creativity when the chef is given control of the experience. The food wasn’t worth the price point and the server did nothing to make it an experience. Lovely room and the food tasted great but was not cohesive. Much better restaurants in the city.
We visited The Press Gang restaurant on a recommendation on our recent visit to Halifax. It was a great experience as our server was outstanding and we really enjoyed the singer Tom Green. My husband loved his rib eye steak and my salmon meal was also very good. The chocolate parfait dessert was decadent and all drinks were top notch.
Fantastic experience!! Food was fab!! Service was fantastic !! Highly recommend!!
Delicious food, we had a really great evening.
Great food. Great attentive service. Bonus of a bit of a history lesson about the building.
Welcomed with a smile and a complimentary Anniversary champagne. Tried The Drill and asked for a wine pairing. Simply, one of the better (best?) dining experiences in memory. Truly outstanding food, impeccable service, terrific ambience. Very much looking forward to a return. Well played Press Gang. Enthusiastically recommend.
I had the oysters, and the seafood chowder. All were fantastic! The seafood chowder appeared to be a bit skimmed, but the flavour was all there. The bowl smelled like the sea, and they were not stingy on the seafood. The broth tasted super creamy, with smooth and light texture, not chunky or thick.
The service was also amazing. Both the bartender and the waitress were very attentive and chatty. They were willing to spark any conversation if you wish but were also observing enough to leave you in your own zone should you wish. Great place to dine alone (I was) or with friends/business meeting.
Excellent dining experience from all aspects. Highly recommend.
This was a wonderful experience. The raw oysters were wonderful. I decided to go with 2 appetizers instead of an entree - torched oysters (what can I say? I like oysters) and seafood chowder. The chowder was filled with big chunks of seafood and was probably the best I've ever had - I will remember it for a long time. My husband had the seafood risotto - again delicious. For dessert, he ordered the frozen chocolate and caramel parfait which looked like a work of art.
The building is a stone structure dating from 1769. The interior is dark and cozy with thick stone walls. If you can get a reservation here, definitely go. It's worth the splurge.
Phenomenal meal…seafood risotto was amazing. A standout meal in a city full of great restaurants!
We were visiting Halifax and this restaurant was just around the corner from our hotel. We had amazing service and the food was delicious and well presented. I had the lobster boil. The lobster comes already cracked in a few places which makes it a little bit easier to work with.
The atmosphere was perfect. This place is great as a birthday or anniversary celebration.
Exceptional experience! My husband and I ordered “The Drill” which was a 4 course meal selected by the Chef. We had no idea what we were going to be served but it was all fantastic!
We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Press Gang at her request. This was expensive but totally worth it. Four of us pigged out with cocktails, beefsteak, salad, pork tenderloin, seafood rosti, cheese plate, and peanut butter pie. Nothing could have been more perfect. Thank you, Press Gang.
We chose “the drill” on the menu ! What a fun experience! Totally recommended!!
Ate at the bar and had a lovely experience. Server was delightful and very attentive. Food was delicious!
You should reserve because they dont find you a spot at the entry.
press gang is in a great space...real feel of old Halifax...food inconsistent..but chowder amazing...good service..
Had the Drill for wifes birthday. It was a great experience. The creative dishes were exceptional.
We really enjoyed our meal, the fish was excellent. Our server was attentive and the meals were well presented. We will definitely be back.
This is our favorite restaurant in Halifax and whenever we visits the city a stop at this place is a must!!
Highly recommend. Great food, service and ambiance.
The Press Gang is rated 4.7 stars by 1730 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.