About The Five Fishermen
The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill is known for its Nova Scotian Seafood, Alberta Angus beef and an array of Chef-inspired menu items, prepared with uncompromising quality.
Recognized annually as one of the best dining experiences in Halifax; it is located in one of downtown's most historical buildings with connections to the Titanic and Halifax Explosion.
The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill offers valet parking service beginning at 5pm daily.
Hours of Operation:
The Restaurant (Upstairs):
Daily from 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday - Saturday
Valet Parking available beginning at 5pm
The Grill (Downstairs) no reservation required:
Monday to Thursday 11:30 to 10 pm
Friday 11:30 to 11pm
Saturday 4pm to 11pm
Sunday 4pm to 10pm
Oyster Happy Hour: 4:00-6:30 pm daily (The Grill)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
Street parking as well as large covered parking lot one block from restaurant and hotel parking nearby. Valet parking service available.
One block from major public transit stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining with capacity for 35. Restaurant buy-out available.
Private Party Contact:
Alana Stobert: 9024224421x240
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
The Five Fishermen Ratings and Reviews
Service was less than perfect. We arrive ...
Service was less than perfect. We arrived on time and were told we had to wait until they checked to see if our table for 2 was ready. We waited at least 10 minutes to get our table. We noticed there were at least 4 empty tables for 2 near us which never were filled. Waitress took 15 minutes to come to us to welcome us and offer a drink despite the fact dining room was two thirds empty in upstairs dning room). Orange ice-cream ( which was recommended by waiter ) lacked orange flavour. We were underwhelmed by this restaurant's service.
The whole experience was enjoyable. Our ...
The whole experience was enjoyable. Our halibut was very mild and flakey. The accompanying vegetables were a delightful combination. Our best meal in Halifax by far!
The wait staff were very attentive to our needs.
Service was stellar. Food quality was ex ...
Service was stellar.
Food quality was excellent.
We really missed the mussel bar that The Five Fishermen Restaurant was world famous for.
Our family gathering was very disappointed to find out that this wonderful offer was discontinued a few years ago. The restaurant manager came through and offered up a bountiful supply of mussels to save the evening.
Please keep up the great work Five Fishermen!
We were seated quickly at our reserved t ...
We were seated quickly at our reserved table with lovely view of Parade Sq., very pleasant waiter, complimentary champagne for our 50th wedding anniversary and a free desert after the meal. Food was great and other servers thanked us on the way out, a perfect celebration.
Excellent food, a wide ranging wine list ...
Excellent food, a wide ranging wine list and knowledgeable professional staff. We could not find a single fault, and can fully recommend the restaurant to anybody who likes good food and wine with spot on service.
This was not my first time at he 5 Fishe ...
This was not my first time at he 5 Fisherman and the place doesn't loose it feeling of wanting to come back and highly recommend it to others both in my personal life and business colleges. Our server Frank was outstanding in providing the history of the building and restaurant when was asked the question. Very professional also in his serving manners that demonstrated he cares for his customers and proud to be an employee which is very important. It reflects on the customers.
I could only find one disappointment that was a big attraction for me and I boast about it to my friends and family as one of the reasons to dine there. Was the unlimited mussels are no longer offered.
Beautiful unique setting, rich in histor ...
Beautiful unique setting, rich in history: grand circular staircase, stained glass windows, overlook park and monuments, nice intimate decor with beautiful table setting). Only problem was very disappointing food: salmon buried in thick pasty sauce - steak rated 4 out of 10 - humdrum mashed potatoes. Downstairs is an attractive grill with lovely atmosphere: will try it next visit.
Our dinner was exquisite! Service was am ...
Our dinner was exquisite! Service was amazing, starting with the maitre 'd who gave you history of the building while seating you that was quite interesting. Our waiter was attentive, efficient professional and charming. The food was delicious!! I will definitely return on my next trip to Halifax.
The food was delicious and our server wa ...
The food was delicious and our server was the nicest and most friendly lady! We had a lovely seat upstairs overlooking the street and were very well taken care of. It was a wonderful experience to start off our anniversary trip
Ordered Halibut and the mixed seaford en ...
Ordered Halibut and the mixed seaford entre. Waiter (Cory) brought us Spanish Mackerel because they were out of Halibut and said I can change it if I wanted. No mention of the substitution before it arrived with the other meal. We kept it or I would have eaten on my own or waited for another dish for my wife while mine got cold. Got the check and it said Halibut when I said to the waiter you brought us Spanish Mackerel he said it's the same price. Also, no bread was provided.
Thanks Five Fisherman for a great anniversary dinner.
Basil Cucumber Fizz is one of the best d ...
Basil Cucumber Fizz is one of the best drinks I have had ever.
We had tuna tartar and watermelon/tomato salad for starts. The tuna was incredible and fresh. Watermelon slices looked like tomatos to add to the experience. For mains we had lobster stuffed scallops and the five fisherman dishes with lobster tail and lobster mashed potato's as sides. All the food we had was really good and we highly recommend this restaurant to any seafood lover.
We wanted a special dinner for our last ...
We wanted a special dinner for our last night in Canada after a five week tour. The Five Fisherman had been recommended and we had high expectations. We were not disappointed. Excellent food and friendly and attentive staff.
We waited over 35minutes past our reserv ...
We waited over 35minutes past our reserve time and they stayed they missed us
Who knows how much longer if u did not ask
Then they went to put us in the grill area when we booked the formal area
Totally messed up after that was great
We were visiting Halifax and this restau ...
We were visiting Halifax and this restaurant was recommended. We ordered dinner and after 45 minutes, the waiter said that the order was lost and we had to start over but he would rush it. When the meals came 20 minutes later they were room temperature so it seems that the food was prepared and it was lost--and then found. It was inedible--so much so, that the restaurant did not charge us at all. We would have preferred to have paid and had a good meal. It was our vacation.
We loved the Five Fishermen restaurant! ...
We loved the Five Fishermen restaurant! Christine, from Queensland, Australia, our waitress was delightful! So friendly and told us about the restaurant's history.... loved the stories about the Hauntings and the connections to early schools, and sadly as a mortuary for victims of the Titanic. Food was great.. my husband had steak and I had the rack of lamb - perfect! We highly recommend this restaurant as a must on your list.. and eat upstairs, with the stained glass windows and ambiance!
Scott our server upstairs was outstandin ...
Scott our server upstairs was outstanding. Downstairs host could have been a bit more engaging on our arrival. Sample test of local wines was fun thanks to Scott. French rose on the menu is great but liked the local rose too. Ordered the Char , Shellfish Tagliatalle plus Forgers salad. All very very good. Downstairs Grill vibe looked intersting.
Food was definitely not as good as previ ...
Food was definitely not as good as previous visit. Salad was mushy and dressing lacked flavor. My daughter's burger was dry and tomatoes were added when we asked they not be due to food sensitivity. Disappointing. Our server CeCe however was AMAZING. Huge thumbs up to her! :)
Service was very slow - we had to wait & ...
Service was very slow - we had to wait & wait for everything. Food was good but we have had just as good elsewhere for less. We could hear the entire conversations of the tables on either side of us, which put a damper on our own conversation as we realized that they would be hearing everything that we said as well.
I recently took a friend from away to th ...
I recently took a friend from away to the Five Fishermen restaurant to allow her to taste a properly cooked Atlantic Lobster.Not only was the food fantastic,the service was great as well.A little on the pricey side,but a wonderful place to have a "special dinner "
Service was poor & slow. We were 30 minu ...
Service was poor & slow. We were 30 minutes before I received my drink. Apparently there was nobody to go downstairs to get my Rum & Ginger as I was told. The worst disappointment of the night was my fish was overcooked. We have been to this restaurant many times and with much better experiences and that is why Saturday night was so disappointing to us.
A lovely meal in an interesting building ...
A lovely meal in an interesting building full of history. We dined here on our first night in Nova Scotia and it was the best meal of the trip. Lovely service, friendly staff and delicious food.
The 2 men in our party really enjoyed th ...
The 2 men in our party really enjoyed the service and the delicious oysters and martinis provided at the bar. Meanwhile at the table we had ordered a feature salad, that was tasteless, and lobster slider rolls that had excessive bear arise type mayo, yuk. Dinner was okay, but not exceptional or even great. The lobster linguine was sparse at best....then it was dessert, and we chose to split two dessert, shared by four people. We chose the flourless choc. Cake, it came burnt on the hidden bottom side , tasted dry and awful, we sent it back , inedible. It,was removed from our bill. The drinks were great. Not our first time at this restaurant, which is why we recommended it to our friends as a great place for us all to go, but....sadly it will be the last time we go.....
It was my wife's 60 th birthday and I re ...
It was my wife's 60 th birthday and I reserved at the Five Fisherman's thinking it would be a
a beautiful place to treat her. A new step for me, since I'm a creature of habit and have always went tothe dining room at Salty's since 2005.
However, the decor of your restaurant blew me away and the main menu equally. Without being too critical, what ruined my evening ,as well as my spouse was my appetizer. I chose the fresh oysters with lemon and horseradish, which was my first time eating oysters and fresh at that. Unfortunately, I did not think the oysters were CHILLED enough and when I finished the last two with horseradish they did not TASTE alright, especially with the horseradish and left me a metallic taste in my mouth and left my stomach quite upset. I should of spoke up, but i did not want to be seen as being over critical. I could not enjoy my main because the oysters kepted repeating on me, nor could I enjoy the expensive bottle of wine, which was hardly touched; this was very upsetting.I became very sick, but the assistance of the waiters and your remarkable Manager Alana were remarkable. I'm just starting to recover. I've worked in all the hospitals in the city, and I've seen what food poisoning looks like. Sorry, because you are a high end restaurant, and I don't like to be critical.
We received a call from the Grafton company, which upset me unfortunately. He inquired on my health, but it did not seem sincere. I think the call was more to feel out what we would do after our experience. I ASSURE YOU NOTHING NEGATIVE WILL EVER BE SAID OR POSTED REGARDING YOUR RESTAURANT. YOUR STAFF WAS AMAZING...
Ginette Bernard and Beverly Ann Stone
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