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The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS

The Press Gang

4.7
4.7
2090 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
The Press Gang, located in the heart of downtown Halifax, occupies one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures which dates back to 1759. Boasting a formal dining experience like no other in the city, The Press Gang features an extensive menu with a rich array of exquisite seafood, meat and poultry dishes to satisfy every palate.
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 423-8816
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Bryan Corkery
  • Catering
    The Henry Room <br />Our 18th century private dining room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition, we offer one semi-private space, suitable for up to 28 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Our 18th century Private Dinning Room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition we offer one-semi private space, suitable for group of 28 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Saundra Heaslip: (902) 423-8816
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    Grand Parade & City Hall
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is FREE between 6pm and 8am and on weekends & holidays
  • Entertainment
    A proud supporter of local live music, The Press Gang hosts the immensely talented Mike Cowie every Friday and Saturday night. Acclaimed trumpet player, singer and songwriter, Mike Cowie along with top Halifax musician, Gerry Carruthers on piano perform popular pop songs from the 70’s to present day. Enjoy this talented trio's uniquely arranged versions of songs by Sting, Prince, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, The Beatles and more.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

What 2,090 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Ambience

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for live music

  • Atlantic Canada

    Romantic

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Romantic

2,090 Reviews
  1. Hannah

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Best food and service in Halifax.

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  2. AngelaH

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The oysters were good, the charcuterie board was good. My duck was chewy, the salad was plain and my husbands Tide and Stride was okay. His steak was good but the bacon lobster scallop was meh. The scallop was poorly cooked, there was like no lobster in the wrap at all. It was for sure not worth the price we paid for the meals.

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  3. TylerB

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Press Gang is a great culinary experience. You will feel like you’ve gone back in time when you walk in. The vibe is outstanding.. We enjoyed fresh oysters before ‘The Drill’ which was a delicious Chef’s Choice, a 4 course meal made for 2. I would highly recommended stepping out of your comfort zone to try this tasty experience. The staff is excellent and will make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through their doors. We will be back sooner than later.

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  4. Bonnyk

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit. This restaurant did not disappoint .

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  5. STST

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food, great drinks, service and ambience.

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  6. ElizabethM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to go for a special occasion in the heart of Halifax. Wonderful nautical decor with old wooden beams and great stonework! We were there for dine around to check out this spot, we enjoyed our meal but found the menu to be on the expensive side.

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  7. JacobG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To start it off it had an absolutely amazing atmosphere as it felt we were back in 1759 with the course walls with history written all over them. This feeling was only then amplified by our server who went by Mick, Mick was obviously an experienced server who had an excellent style who created a divine experience between server and customer. Then the big crescendo to wrap the evening was the amazing and elegant food that was served, a true hats off to the amazing staff in the kitchen. All in all it was an amazing experience and an excellent way to celebrate an anniversary. Thank you.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food , excellent service. Very quaint interior.. next time I will have to book the snug they have , fits 2 people

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  9. ScottH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect atmosphere. Amazing service and delicious food and drink.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always amazing. I am still thinking about how good the seafood risotto was and I am already looking forward to my next visit.

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  11. TonyaC

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to the Press Gang every year for our anniversary and the service is unmatched. We are always blown away by the food, the atmosphere and the service.

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  12. JudyM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beet salad was delicious! Blackened haddock was also very tasty- well seasoned. Our waitress was very pleasant and servers were also.

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  13. DeborahD

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice stone walled setting. Intimate and warm. We we were there thru the Halifax Dine Around February 2024, therefore the menu was set as well as the price point. Enjoy our meal and would visit again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was knowledgeable about GF issues and gave solid recommendations. Beyond that, the food was wonderful. I had duck and he had the lamb. The flourless chocolate cake was divine! The extra touches like drapes at the door to cut down on drafts, coat hooks for winter gear made it comfortable. The cellar is fascinating for those who love old buildings. If you have wine by the glass, The New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was full of flavour and body.

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  15. ChrisC

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    another incredible experience at Press Gang. Super service/friendliness, and incredible food. we shared appetizers to try more things and were delighted with the oysters and others. Tide & stride had amazing flavours. Chef came out to our table to tell the story about the building, and where the restaurant's name came from. My fav restaurant in Halifax, even more special after last night!

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  16. JohnL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    well executed menu with variety of choices that met or exceeded our expectations.

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  17. AmyH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent service. Came for an anniversary and will definitely be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun chill visit Nice dinner great conversation And nice wine selection Will come back again for sure when visiting Halifax

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  19. PatG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentative service and the food was awesome!

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  20. LABR

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance of this historical property is 2nd to none. Food presentation is creative, tasteful, and delicious. Can’t think of a single issue. Always a great experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food ambience was quite enjoyable

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  22. JimS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary and had a fantastic dining experience with you. Thank you very much

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  23. KatieP

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and excellent service. The building is really neat and has a great ambiance. Will definitely come back.

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  24. LaurierPartner

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A local gem. Everything you want in a neighbourhood restaurant: sophisticated enough for a special evening; relaxed enough for a casual meal. Fabulous kitchen, astonishing oysters, outstanding drinks (great cocktails and wine and a long list of Single Malts) and perfect service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our last visit was fantastic with just one small issue with the salmon dish one of us ordered. It was under cooked and when the waitress was informed about the issue she just indicated that she would inform the kitchen. Nothing else was done about this. I would have at the very least expected a discount on the final bill. We didn’t want to cause any type of disruption to a great new years evening celebration we were having with friends ,but I feel this should of been forthcoming given the quality of service we normally get from our previous visits.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food & ambience. Attentive service.

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  27. DanM

    Grand Rapids

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! The Press Gang is well worth a visit for a special occasion. The chefs produce outstanding cuisine in a unique and historic setting. For us, this was a New Years Eve supper for our friend, whose birthday was New Years Eve. The restaurant went out of its way to make our experience a memorable one. This place is definitely fit for foodies looking for something different and fun. Thank you folks at Press Gang!!

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  28. DougieB

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening with our family and friends. Our server was fabulous! The two portions of Halibut were over cooked/dry.

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  29. MjMj

    Exclusive

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was 1st time two of my party was there and very much enjoyed it, I was there 23 years ago and I enjoyed it back then and again last night thank you

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  30. JacquelineK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing meal my husband and I were thrilled with the experience

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  31. MarkW

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite places to dine when in Halifax

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  32. ElizabethM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully prepared and tasty dishes which are not too large. Expensive but for a special night out, worth it, Unobtrusive, friendly and efficient service. A real treat!

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  33. NatalieL

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Press Gang is our go to restaurant for our annual date night. The ambiance and food can not be beaten. We love The Drill and are never disappointed.

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  34. Stephen

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and ambiance. Chose the the Drill fixed menu which was perfection. Thank you!

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  35. Tammy

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. More vegetarian options would be nice.

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  36. robinl

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great 3 first courses but Desert was not good. Fine dining and peanut butter don't really go together.

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  37. ARG77

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Rich was fantastic. The food was good, oysters were amazing. Two dishes were so-so: calamari was kind of lacking flavour/seasonings and the duck was tough. We also had the pork belly and scallops that were presented beautifully and delicious. The experience was really lovely.

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  38. RMarie

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love our meals at The Press Gang, particularly the drill. It’s a gorgeous meal and, even more than that, it’s an experience. Staff, service, and food are always superb. Looking forward to our next visit already.

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  39. pradeepa

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood risotto and oysters :) Excellent service and we really enjoyed the ambiance. Will be back again :)

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved this restaurant. Loved the history and the food and service was top notch.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Press Gang is rated 4.7 stars by 2090 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Press Gang

5218 Prince St., Halifax, NS B3J 3X4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Grand Parade & City Hall
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is FREE between 6pm and 8am and on weekends & holidays
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Bryan Corkery
  • Entertainment
    A proud supporter of local live music, The Press Gang hosts the immensely talented Mike Cowie every Friday and Saturday night. Acclaimed trumpet player, singer and songwriter, Mike Cowie along with top Halifax musician, Gerry Carruthers on piano perform popular pop songs from the 70’s to present day. Enjoy this talented trio's uniquely arranged versions of songs by Sting, Prince, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, The Beatles and more.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 423-8816
  • Catering
    The Henry Room <br />Our 18th century private dining room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition, we offer one semi-private space, suitable for up to 28 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Our 18th century Private Dinning Room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition we offer one-semi private space, suitable for group of 28 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Saundra Heaslip: (902) 423-8816
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