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The experience was most enjoyable - both with regard to food and personnel.
our evening was disappointing. we began with our seating when they attempted to seat us at the top the stairs in their secondary seating area and not in the main dining room. i complained and we got moved into the main dining room. as far as i was concerned there was room in the main area and i do not understand when they attempt to provide poor seating.
i ordered seafood chowder which was barely warm with it came to me, i did not send it back but i should have. my main course was also barely warm, the fish and potato was just warm, again i did not sent it back. i should have.
i have little tolerance for restaurants that are supposed to be top line but provide second class
i am not encouraged to provide recommendations to friends or to go back.
Overall great experience, staff and management were quite kind and accommodating. Never felt pressured about anything and they were always great about giving you space as well as ensuring you were well taken care of.
Loved the atmosphere, great service and amazing food!!!
Nice recent refresh to interior of this restaurant. What was getting tired is very vibrant now! Music was a little loud but it was a quiet Sunday night for customers, so likely fine with more full tables. Appies (muscles and lobster-mac) were really good. Main courses (5 people) were decent but no real Ohs! and Ahs! Server was decent; he knew the menu well and things moved along at a good pace.
Loved the food, attentive service and relaxed urban character......just the ticket for our occassion!
Our group is used to traveling and eating at many different restaurants. This dining experience was a pleasure as the overall ambiance, service, meal and pricing, collectively, added to the dynamic of the evening. What a pleasure!
The four of us enjoyed the ambience, excellent but unobtrusive service and excellent food. Two of my guests were gushingly positive, "The best fish I have ever tasted" from a woman who eats a lot of fish and had the arctic char. "Incredible, I didn't think fish could be so good." from a confirmed carnivore who never eats fish.
There was good value and I was surprised by the bill.
Gourmet food, excellent taste, very nice environment, excellent service.
Food was expensive for the quantity served.
My wife and I dined her on her Birthday. The service was quick and very friendly, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations. The food was excellent, even the side dishes were extremely tasty and well plated. We are both looking forward to our next visit!
Date was given a free drink on Valentine’s Day which put her confidence though the roof which I had to deal with the rest of the night. 1 star.
First time at Five Fishermen. Experience was great, waiter was extremely nice and the food was delicious. Cant wait to try more options from their menu.
This was a disappointing experience. Our table location was poor, being in a high traffic area for wait staff. The ambience was generally noisy. The chowder appetizer was a bit too salty and the pasta entrée was undercooked. If you want a quiet place to have dinner, this is not it.
Nice Valentine’s Day dinner with a seat with a view. Luca was attentive but not obnoxiously so. Food delicious, no room for dessert!
Service, food atmosphere was second to none. First time there and will certainly be back.
Excellent service. Food was fresh and well cooked but I did not find the flavors original or very interesting. It find it a little pricey for the food you get. I would still go back and recommend but probably more for special occasions.
Tyler our waiter was terrible. If he considered this to be fine dining, he needs to get out a little. This was not fine dining or fine service. Will not be back.
Get more value for my dollar at McDonald's which I do not go to but would, before I would return to Five Fisherman.
This was our second meal at the 5 Fish since they renovated. We enjoyed our last meal so we decided to go back with friends. Unfortunately the experience underwhelmed.
Our server Emily was great. Unfortunately the food was not.
The “warm” bread was frozen inside and had to be sent back to be warmed up in the grill.
My wife and I each had the Five Fish platter. The scallops and shrimp were cold. The bed of risotto that the meal was served on was so salty that it was inedible.
Not sure why the kitchen was having problems because the place was more than half empty.
I suspect it will be a while before we go back.
Really enjoyed the evening but spend a lot of money! No complaints about anything. Had the Oysters, Swordfish and some great wine. Would recommend and would go back. I'm from out of town and this is a place I wanted to check out!
To celebrate a special birthday we chose The Five Fishermen. From the time we walked in until we walked out we were treated like special guests. The staff was very attentive, there to answer any questions. Often their recommendations were taken particularly for drinks, which were excellent. Everyone went away extremely happy with the food and treatment by the staff. Well worth a return visit for any occasion.
Great place to go for dinner we will be recommending this restaurant
Early dinner after play at Neptune. Wait staff very welcoming and friendly. Menu was diverse. Service was timely. Our low rating was because our food was just bairly warm. Bowls and plates were cold and therefore so was our food. Our food came all together, A+ for that. However, there was too much time between serving and tasting and telling that it was not hot.
Fabulous result following the renovation, great staff, great menu choices, and very classy design and atmosphere! Very nice mix and assortment of appetizers, entrees, and deserts! Well worth the visit. Allow time to find parking!
The food, as well as the service at Five Fisherman was outstanding. All servers of whom we talked to were extremely kind, and the food was incredible! Great prices as well, I would definitely recommend Five Fisherman to anyone who likes seafood.
It’s tough to make clients feel truly special, but what they did for my mothers birthday honestly touched me. They made such an effort to make her feel special from giving her roses, a signed card from every member of the staff, dessert with a candle, champagne...what a wonderful way to treat people.
One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had! The staff were phenomenal! Friendly and helpful. The added touches for celebrating a birthday made the evening even more special. The food was unique and very flavourful. The valet parking is an added touch that really made our night. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Received fantastic service from Luca! He was pleasant and jovial, his recommendation that I asked for was 100% bang on!
We had a great time and would certainly return again. The food was great also as well as the atmosphere.
Disappointed in seating for 2 with a
Post behinds seat & servers bumping into chair & carrying trays over my head while I am eating.
Also view was the back of high of seat. I would only recommend people to request a seat with booth by window.
We had a wonderful NewYear’s Eve. The food and service were excellent.
over riding sense around us the entire time was that we need to order , eat, and leave ; so the table can be used by next customers in line .
Serving staff seemed to be under pressure and non wait senior staff did persistent rounds of all the tables in a very obvious fashion , as if to say , " don't let us see you getting too comfortable "
very uncomfortable for us during our meal
The prices were high for what you received. We ordered mussels to start and they were small and stringy. Some were so stringy that you couldn't get them off the shell. The Five Fishermen used to have great mussels. The dessert selection was very poor and I love dessert but didn't have one. We had one starter between us, an entre each and wine and the check was over 150.00
The food and service was extraordinary, however the volume an choice of music on the sound system was a problem for me. It was pop music and it was quite loud. I could not have a quite conversation with my wife at our table.
I recommend piano music for dining.
I grew up in Halifax with the old Five Fishermen.
You cannot compare the two. Experience was a lot better!
We had Wood Fire grilled Arctic Char with two different sauces. The chimichurri was the best I ever had. pineapple salsa was good too.
We had grilled cauliflower appetizer that was out of this world GOOD!
My boyfriend and I wanted to try different dishes; which is what we did by ordering shark, swordfish and char. I didnt really care for them; but at least I tried it. I found the mussels and scallops couldve been cooked more for my liking, and there was alot of pepper on my food; which I wasnt too fussy about. I dont know if I would try it again; but at least I can say I have one thing off my bucket list. The experience was great, and the service was absolutely enjoyable, and the atmosphere was pleasant. If I do go again, I'll stick to food that I am familiar with, and really enjoy. Thank you very much
Food was ok, but not great. I may give a tougher review than most as I am a commercial fisherman and a seafood lover. I don’t mind paying for good food, but when the price the high, it had to be justified.
We always love going to Five Fishermen. The food is delicious, wine selection superb and the service excellent.
1. MUSIC was too loud for "older" 60's group even after requesting and having the volume reduced . This was expected to be a lovely evening with extensive chatter. Could barely hear the guests at the ends of the table even while sitting in the middle of "7"
2. Food was excessively expensive for what was delivered. There were pieces of the meal that were really enjoyed but NOT the overall meal (cauliflower app was wonderful)
3. Alcohol was excessively expensive. Over $21 for an 8 oz. glass of Pinot Grigio ...ridiculous.
4. Overall all return trip disappointment as compared to a much better experience from a significant number of years ago especially because we brought a group of relatives/friends at our recommendation (7 guests in total) . We were in Halifax to attend a family wedding and are not native to Halifax but we will NOT be returning or recommending this restaurant to family and friends who are either visiting or residents of the area.
5. Waiters mixed up meal placement for about 1/2 of the guests and had to be requested to redirect to the individual who had ordered the meal.
A friend from out of province was visiting and had been anticipating our dinner at The Five Fisherman for quite sometime. it exceeded her expectations as well as my own! We shared the Lobster Mac and Cheese, Truffle Fries, and The Five Fish. Our server was great; very efficient and attentative. The drinks were great and of course the food was amazing.
Great menu. Everything cooked perfectly. Attentive but non-intrusive service. Very good wine list. Great bartender. A fine old building that has been updated without destroying its lovely historical ambience.