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About The Five Fishermen
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.
Halifax, NS B3J 2B6
Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Complimentary Valet Parking available with reservations only
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Five Fishermen - has earned the reputation of Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for over 35 years. Internationally known for delicious seafood and historical setting, The Five Fishermen offers the best of Nova Scotia hospitality and cuisine. The freshest Maritime bounty, an award winning wine list and genuine Maritime hospitality makes dining at the Five Fishermen extraordinary.
If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, Five Fishermen is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. Visit us at www.FiveFishermen.com to book your next event.
We offer complimentary valet service with dinner reservation for the Five Fishermen Restaurant.
One block from major public transit stop.
Chef Chris Kyprianou is a new addition to the Five Fishermen family; having joined us in the spring from Toronto. Chris comes from a family that was built around the dinner table. It was a time to unwind, laugh and indulge with great food so it comes as n
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour M-F 4:30-6:30 PM, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
The Five Fishermen Ratings and Reviews
One of the best meals that I have had in awhile. Make sure you ask for the Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten free menus. My Ginger Spiced Carrot & Beet Soup and Curried Quinoa & Ancient Grain were awesome. Six of us in the group. All were pleased with their meals. Service was great.
Very nice new decor, service and food. Our experience was excellent, but we did find the music a bit load for a Sunday night. Every bite was tasty, but as Nova Scotia seafood freshness, goes, the sea bass was judged as just ok. We are fussy.
Nice wine, happy veggie choices, awesome dessert and wowie from me on the Five Fish dish. Great experience. Thank you
Beautiful booths on the 2nd floor, a bit lighter/better view. Had the cauliflower and oyster "happy hour" specials. LOVED the cauliflower with the chimichurri sauce. Second course was the lobster and the five fish with asparagus risotto, very tasty. The Hell Cat Cream Ale was awesome as well. Service was pretty good.
Great atmosphere and loved the new renovations since the last time I was there 2years ago
The waiter however was not to the standards I expected from a restaurant of this caliber- we ordered a bottle of wine as it was our anniversary and we wound up pouring it ourselves once it was opened ! Not the best experience
Otherwise it was a lovey meal
For a top rated restaurant, this was the low point of a mainly food-focused trip in Halifax area.
The cost was high, the portions small, everything was bland. It took 30 minutes to get appetizers.
Oysters finally showed up without any explanation. One of the sauces was just Frank's red hot.
Tuna tataki was 4 tiny pieces.
In fairness they comped one of the apps.
$44 for the signature 5 fish dish. Small pieces of admittedly high quality fish, cooked ok, but bland and unseasoned.
We celebrated our first year wedding anniversary here! This was our first experience at a Halifax restaurant as we are from Toronto and it did not disappoint!
From being greeted into the restaurant,to waiting at the bar for our table and being served at our table, the service was impeccable. Would highly recommend.
I have been to the Five fisherman many times. The historical atmosphere and ambience, plus the excellent seafood have always drawn me back. I was so disappointed with the renovations. While they were lovely, the place is now like any other high-end restaurant. None of the wait staff knew of any hauntings and i wonder if there was a purposeful move away from this history. The pulley system was removed. No reason to return for a "trip back in time" as it is gone. As for the food, the salad bar was certainly missed. My dish was served with risotto that was heavy on the salt.
From BC, went here for a famous NS lobster dinner with a party of 6. Totally disappointed. $49 for a lobster and a few pieces of potato, carrot and raw asparagus, we've had much better tasting food elsewhere. The oysters were good but pricey. Chicken and shrimp dinner was also mediocre but better priced. We've been to many nice restaurants but never felt so ripped off and disappointed. Cannot understand the high rating this place had, it was the reason we went here. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. The staff were friendly but slow taking our order and getting drinks. If your going to charge that much it has to be special. Not even close.
My boyfriend and I ate there for our anniversary. The staff were wonderful and brought us out glasses of champagne, roses and a card, which was very thoughtful and totally unnecessary!
Our server (Ben) was friendly and very attentive. He walked us through the menu and suggested certain dishes and wine.
We were unfortunately underwhelmed by the food, which is why I'm giving our overall experience 3 stars. We ordered the pork belly to start, which was good. We then ordered the five fish and the 16oz ribeye. It took around 45 mins for our main dishes to come after we finished eating our appetizers, which in my opinion is way too long. The dishes were decent, but the seafood didn't have as much flavour as I would have expected and the ribeye was cooked to more of a medium than a medium rare. The fries were also luke warm. Overall the service was great, but the meal was only OK, which was pretty disappointing for the price tag & after reading such great reviews ($230 for a bottle of wine, appetizer, 2 dishes and 1 dessert). Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen?
We went there for a special night out. The valet parking was a nice touch. We were seated pretty close to the clearing area, but had a friendly waitress.
I had some fresh oysters and my wife had the oysters Rockefeller. Both were well presented and tasty.
For main course we ordered the 5 fish combo and the seafood linguine. Both were good but nothing special. We had a good Pinot Grigio with dinner some dessert and coffee.
We had a nice evening our with only a sour note; the bill.
The place is totally overpriced!
We have worked in the Hospitality industry a long time,
and there is much better Seafood to be had for a fraction of the price.
If money is no object then please visit the 5 Fishermen in Halifax.
From the moment arriving. Having our car looked after by the valet, too finishing our meal was wonderful.
Andrew the manager was so welcoming . Taking us to our table, providing us with a complementary glass of champagne.
Our server Jacob was terrific in providing information on the food, being at the table to check on us (but not intrusive ).Suggesting even thinks to do in Halifax and to come back and see more of the leaves changing colors another time. Mention Cape Brenton was stunning in the fall also. When providing the check,event brought me a rose.
Felt so welcomed. AWESOME food. We would come back again when we are out East again.
Had a meal that made our day and holiday memorable .
Thank you so much.
Food was very good but first they had no sauvignon blanc [only one on menu per glad and they were out. ) choose a pinot group and that was out as well and they delivered a less expensive pinot. For a fancy restaurant I
Was a bit surprised at the limited selection of glad of wine and out off stock and no substitutes available.
Waiter was a little scattered.
Fantastic dinner at a magnificent restaurant. Went here for our 2nd year anniversary. My husband told the waiter (Tyler) that it was our anniversary. He gave us free champagne, a rose, and a card signed by the kitchen staff. Super nice and sweet. Mussels were the best I've ever had and the cocktails were great! Thank you so much for a lovely dinner, it made our night.
There were 4 people in our group, 2 of whom had not bad meals. The other 2 were soooo disappointed: one person's main course was not cooked as requested (medium rare was requested - came well done); the other person had varying doneness on the plate - scallops were cooked to perfection; the other seafood was all overdone; the shrimp was too salty to eat; the side order of vegetables was charred beyond belief - could not be eaten. Our waiter did credit the one meal, for which we were grateful. But it was very disappointing as we were in Halifax for a special vacation, this was to have been one of our highlights (we were anticipating a great evening) and it fell flat.
Excellent meal server Tyler outstanding. Only problem our table wasn't ready so we were placed at bar to wait. We had one member of our party who wasn't 19 and the bar tender kept telling us he was doing us a favour and stretching the rules to let us sit here. The manager made a big deal of this too. We were placed here too wait - we didn't ask to sit here because our table wasn't ready . Very uncomfortable situation.
Our best meal in Nova Scotia so far. Service was very attentative but not rushed and the food was outstanding. We had the swordfish and the house specialty Five Fish - sword, salmon,shrimp, scallops and lobster over an asperagas risotto. Grilled to perfection. Wine list was an eclectic, but interesting, mix of unusual varietals - try the Nova Scotian local blend Tidal Bay.
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