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.
Too rushed, steak was too chewy (lesser grade meat) - will not be back.
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.
Everything about The Press Gang was excellent. Warm ambiance, great menu and drinks selection, friendly service. Oyster shooters were really good.
We enjoyed our experienced. Main dishes were perfect. Desserts were overpriced but tasted good. Service was excellent!
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.
This was our second visit. Totally worth coming back. Will come agin next time we are in town.
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.
Geburtstag / Birthday
Amazing food, great service and very cool ambiance! I’d go back there any time!
Incredible food, beautiful atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again!
The halibut was phenomenal! Beautiful and unique dining experience.
Wonderful evening celebrating our DAL graduate. Service and food was great.
great service, detailed knowledge on daily oyster selection. Gluten allergy accommodated. great food. well worth a visit.
Amazing as always! Food, service, entertainment, everything about this place will please!
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!
Very fine food, superb service - very pleased! We keep returning for special occasions.
Upscale restaurant with excellent service. Nice, quiet atmosphere.
Service, ambiance, and food were 5 stars
Will definitely make it our ‘special dinner’ night again the next time we visit Halifax.
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.
Amazing food and service. Couldn’t have had a more perfect dinner.
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
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!
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.
Excellent service love the atmosphere
Food was hot and delicious!
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
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!) 😊
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
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
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
In visiting from Ontario we wanted an extra special evening out with delicious seafood as the main focus. The Press Gang definitely delivered.
Great food - great service!
Had a great evening and night.
I found the main to be a bit on the salty side, but everything was delicious!
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
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.
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!!
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!
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!
Great food and friendly service. We tried many places during our week long visit. This was one of the best.
We did the Drill and it was amazing! Very creative and tasty fare in a very charming atmosphere