Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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
Incredible experience. We went to 5 Fishermen for my husband's birthday and they made it hands down the best dining experience we've ever had. When we first arrived, we were given two flutes of champagne to celebrate, and throughout the meal we were constantly impressed by our server and the staff. They were full of great recommendations and SO friendly. The food was absolutely spectacular - the fall menu is impeccable and I had the best braised shortrib I've ever had. I can't wait to try to winter menu! At the end of the meal, my husband was given a card for his birthday signed by the entire staff and it was just an incredible touch that made him feel so special. We absolutely loved our time and will be making 5 Fishermen our go-to for all special occasions without a doubt. Thank you!
Phenomenal service from the time we walked in the door until we walked out, all of the staff we came in contact treated us as if we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was well presented, prepared as requested and delicious. The Five Fishermen is a restaurant I will recommend without hesitation and will certainly visit again.
The food and service were superb, but we don't understand why you would want to play loud pop vocal music in such a classy place?
Some of the best restaurants that we go to across the country don't have any music at all. Or if you must, then how about some soft jazz or string music or anything instrumental.
Was in Halifax for the weekend to do Christmas shopping. Five Fishermen was recommended to us from a server at the restaurant that we went to the night before. We very pleased with the quick service, the valet parking, amazing food and great staff. Alain was our server and he was wonderful.
Awesome service. Went for our anniversary and were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne to get us started. The whole staff was made aware it was our anniversary and several of them wished us a happy anniversary, which was a nice touch. Food was great. Pricy, but for a special occasion, you get what you pay for.
The ambience was amazing, recently renovated with a rustic, contemporary vibe. The food was excellent, I got the five fish platter but I wasn't a fan of the swordfish. My boyfriend loved the sea bass special. The bartender was also amazing and provided custom tailored drinks to a few people in our party as well as others around us. Our server was very friendly as well. It's definitely a restaurant to visit in Halifax!
Food and service were good, however it was disappointing that most of the fish was neither local nor fresh. Much of it has been shipped from far away. Given the availability of fresh cod, haddock, etc. locally, this was a surprise.
It was also a surprise that the coffee is made from pods, not fresh.
Had reservations for 7PM on a Tuesday. Had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Had to ask to be moved because of the noise level. Had to wait another 10 minutes before server appeared. Food was better than average. Attractive surroundings. Parking can be problematic.
We were told about this restaurant by people who had been to Halifax and it was not a disappointment. They change their menu for the 4 seasons and use local ingredients. We had one of the Favorites called Five Fish and it did not disappoint. We also had the best waiter Luca who was attentive to our needs and quite charming as well. If we ever get back to Halifax we will surely dine here again.
We went to the five fishermen for our 29th wedding anniversary dinner. We are on a road trip through the Atlantic Maritime provinces. We’re from New York so we know good food. Every one on the wait staff was more than accommodating! Super nice! I had oysters at the raw bar and my husband ordered the tea smoked shrimp with romesco sauce. The wasters were fabulous, the shrimp was really on remarkable. For dinner I ordered the five fishes and my husband got the grilled swordfish with chimichurri sauce. Again, my dish was fabulous! His swordfish was dry. We have made better at home. Still, it was a lovely experience!
The tuna appetizer was excellent. The oysters were average/small and the condiments were nothing special. The salmon main was excellent. We asked for it mid-rare and it was cooked perfectly. The mahi mahi was very overdone. The 'asian bbq sauce' tasted like low-end bbq sauce. The shoe-string fries were cold and the basmati rice was undercooked and underseasoned. The dining room (recently renovated) looked fantastic.
We visited the Five Fisheman during our first visit to Nova Scotia in late Aept 2017. It was an extraordinary dinner of scallops and Artic char with great servers and wonderful ambiance. It was so great that at the end of our trip when we were back in Halifax we visited a second time. We weren’t disappointed. Terrific Sea Bass special, great wine and terrific service. The Five Fisherman is a place we will always come back to in future visits to Halifax. Go! See for yourself!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.