The Press Gang

4.7
1390 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Global, International
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
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BF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Too rushed, steak was too chewy (lesser grade meat) - will not be back.

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C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and ambience were amazing. It’s always a treat to eat in a historic building and the food and service were top notch.

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R
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about The Press Gang was excellent. Warm ambiance, great menu and drinks selection, friendly service. Oyster shooters were really good.

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a
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious,Deliciously Delicious!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our experienced. Main dishes were perfect. Desserts were overpriced but tasted good. Service was excellent!

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MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Very comfortable pub like ambience. Several of us had various fish entrees which were great. One of us had the goat shoulder pappardelle which was fabulous. Summer salad appetizer awesome as well. Service attentive . Highly recommend.

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S
London
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit. Totally worth coming back. Will come agin next time we are in town.

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EE
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In town for a conference and hadn’t been to the Pressgang in a few years - did not disappoint. My colleague enjoyed his risotto and I savoured the rare tuna. Desserts were also delicious. Service was friendly but not over the top.

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M
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Geburtstag / Birthday

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PH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and very cool ambiance! I’d go back there any time!

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Incredible food, beautiful atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again!

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LB
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The halibut was phenomenal! Beautiful and unique dining experience.

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening celebrating our DAL graduate. Service and food was great.

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t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great service, detailed knowledge on daily oyster selection. Gluten allergy accommodated. great food. well worth a visit.

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SK
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always! Food, service, entertainment, everything about this place will please!

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to the Press Gang numerous times. From Ontario and I go there every time I am in Halifax (3 or 4 times a year). This visit I was there twice in one week. Once for work and once with friends. Staff are amazing and the food is the best. Seafood Risotto is out of this world! Saundra and her staff make the night fun! Lindsay, Brooke, Will and Brian - couldn't ask for a better group!

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very fine food, superb service - very pleased! We keep returning for special occasions.

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PG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Upscale restaurant with excellent service. Nice, quiet atmosphere.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service, ambiance, and food were 5 stars
Will definitely make it our ‘special dinner’ night again the next time we visit Halifax.

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PA
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had purchased the Neptune dinner package so we had a limited menu One of us does not eat meat and is lactose intolerant and they were very happy to substitute. Amazing meal, awesome waitress and she was cognicent of our time limit due to the 730 theatre start.
I would suggest they have the alternatives actually on the menu because many would get turned off not realizing the restaurant would accommodate.

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C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Couldn’t have had a more perfect dinner.

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r
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We had the halibut the potatoes were very dry and the whole plate presented as if it had been sitting too long before it was served
Overall below your usual standard

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KA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent night out! We had a dozen amazing oysters to start and then moved on to The Drill. Sublime beef carpaccio in garlic crusts, followed by duck three ways, an absolutely wonderful lamb pasta and a nice dessert to finish. Service was attentive, never intrusive. We will be back!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Very nice and unique setting. Food was well prepared but the menu quite small. Good wine selection. Some of the staff walking around like Zombies but the Chef took the time to come out of the kitchen to meet everyone dining. Nice to have live music (jazz trio) but unfortunately we were seated directly behind them so when they played our table conversation came to a halt.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service love the atmosphere
Food was hot and delicious!

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oysters and lobster Gnocchi were fantastic, though it was a little pricey, and portion could have been a (tiny) bit bigger (wish I had a few more bites of the Gnocchi). Staff could not have been friendlier and more attentive - honestly the best around. Would absolutely recommend and will return again when in Halifax

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CH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious from the specialty cocktails to the oysters to perfectly light and flavourful risotto lobster halibut .. the food was spot on. Service was exceptional including a history lesson and the ambiance was lovely with a pianist in the background. We will absolutely return every time we visit Halifax. (No pics of the food as we were too immersed to have the phones out!) 😊

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

I have been going here for years whenever I can get a spot while in Halifax. Have introduced colleagues and they love it. Well done and worth the wait to go again

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DG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall Press Gang is a very good restaurant and anyone wanting to go should do so. That being said it could even be better with a few small technical details. The veggies, in particular the Brussels sprouts were just straight boiled and not seasoned. A little imagination can make them much better. All in all glad we went. Thanks

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

Our service was second to none . I have allergies and they did everything they could to make our experience a pleasant one . Thanks to everyone involved in making our anniversary a memorable one .
Chuck & Karen

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

In visiting from Ontario we wanted an extra special evening out with delicious seafood as the main focus. The Press Gang definitely delivered.

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DD
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - great service!
Had a great evening and night.

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

I found the main to be a bit on the salty side, but everything was delicious!

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food very good, server was fabulous. Fellow who served water was great. Girl cleared bread plates while we were still eating bread and didn’t ask anyone if she could remove. There was still bread in the bread basket. Server brought us more bread

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k
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Somethings were really good, some were not. Fortunately service was good, drinks were inventive and good, escargot was good as was the steak. The halibut was way too salty and the sword fish was dry and the vegetables were under cooked. Lovely desserts. Overall we were out to celebrate a birthday and it was a little disappointing but not terrible.

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DB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best spots in Halifax to celebrate anything or to go in for a fantastic everyday meal! For celebrations: order the Drill....there’s nothing as satisfying in the city like this! A top choice from us when we have visitors coming into town looking for recommendations!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic and we enjoyed every bit and sip that was part of The Drill! Looking forward to our next visit! We wish we lived closer than North Carolina so we could go every week! If you have not been before and are open and accepting to something great and surprising, do yourself a favor and order The Drill and and wait to be amazed by the wonderful treats they serve you and the amazing wine pairing! Just do it and go with the flow and you will love it!

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TP
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fantastic time. Reserved for a birthday, and they treated us well! The layout of the resto is amazing, feels like youre stepping back in time. Drinks were well balanced and the food was perfectly prepared. I got the lobster gnocchi and it was one of the best meals I have ever had! Not to mention they gave us a free desert for my friends bday! 10/10 would recommend!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and friendly service. We tried many places during our week long visit. This was one of the best.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did the Drill and it was amazing! Very creative and tasty fare in a very charming atmosphere

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