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
Beautiful setting, staff superb. Especia ...
Beautiful setting, staff superb. Especially liked Jen our server, and Luca(s) who took care of the car. Food used to be better. Portions were small, and my vegetables were cold. Not Luke warm, cold. The others dining were happy with theirs. Way overpriced for what we got. We had no alcohol, but dinner was well over two hundred dollars. For that kind of money, it should have been perfect. Still love the place, but miss the mussel bar. Such a shame it's gone.
This restaurant was recommended by a fel ...
This restaurant was recommended by a fellow traveler. Our food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. I would not say this restaurant was at the most expensive level but it was in the higher price range. It was near the waterfront in Halifax. It was busy when other restaurants were not so I am guessing that it had a good reputation locally as well as with travelers. Pictures of the real five fishermen were on display.
4 day business trip to Halifax. eaten ...
4 day business trip to Halifax. eaten here previously, this time the service was terrible. Wait staff appeared overwhelmed and understaffed. Food was good but not great. Ate downstairs in their Grill restaurant the previous night and both the food and service was MUCH better. Would not eat upstairs again but HIGHLY recommend a visit to the Grill downstairs as it was fabulous.
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!
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