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.
Halifax, NS B3J 2B6
Hours of Operation:
The Restaurant (Upstairs):
Daily from 5:00pm - 9:00pm 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 10pm
Saturday 4pm to 10pm
Sunday 4pm to 10pm
Oyster Happy Hour: 4:00-6:30 pm daily (The Grill)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.
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: (902) 422-4421 ext. 240
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
With high hopes we reserved an anniversa ...
With high hopes we reserved an anniversary dinner at The Five Fishermen upper restaurant (not the little fish). If any member of your group has a disability or mobility issue, this is not the restaurant for you.
The Good: Ambience was very nice but for $17 a shot of Scotch, a real candle may have been in order. The seafood chowder and mussels were both outstanding.
The Bad: We found the seafood (although tasty) was over-cooked. For a high end seafood restaurant, I was certainly disappointed with the results. I suppose the chef can't be held fully responsible as this is typically how seafood is served on the east coast.
The Ugly: 'twas the eve before New Years Eve ... and there was one pesky fly zipping around our table; the waiter ignored it. Also, 1/2 way through our meal another group came in with a baby. Thankfully, the baby was quiet ... but this would have ruined our evening if the special snowflake decided to test his lungs out. For supposedly 5 star dining and a price tag to go with it I was very surprised that the restaurant allowed babies into the fine dining area especially on a late Friday dinner evening service. As for the parents...
Conclusion: over-priced over-cooked seafood with decent ambience that tried really hard to come across as "fine dining" but reminded me more of the old Hoagies on Quinpool road with token babies included. Where's the kickaboo juice?
Staff service was excellent - prompt, fr ...
Staff service was excellent - prompt, friendly, attentive. The restaurant was quiet and we were very happy with our choice in terms of the ambiance. My wife's scallop and lobster dinner was excellent - nicely presented, delivered hot, and flavourful. My grilled swordfish however was overdone but only warm at best, and it was obvious that the fingerling potatoes and soft-boiled quail eggs were straight from the refrigerator - not room temp; they were cold. The presentation was very good, but I was quite disappointed. My 4 rating is based on the overall result - great service, lovely historic premises, 1 very good meal and 1 not so great.
Disappointing, not up to previous experi ...
Disappointing, not up to previous experiences in this restaurant.
Water at a table should be an automatic, one should not have to ask twice for water.
Food taste was not up to our expectations. Overpriced for our experience.
Great ambience and wine list. Some wines ...
Great ambience and wine list. Some wines pricey - more than double the cost at the liquor store.
Plates with hot food could be warmer.
Excellent menu choices and food preparation.
Useful to have valet service for parking - otherwise recommend a taxi.
Mixed experience. My partner liked her c ...
Mixed experience. My partner liked her choice which is a menu item. My main was the special, fresh on the day, but it was very disappointing. The risotto was a soild slab of dry over salted shiitake flavoured rice, and the Atlantic Char was overcooked, dry and also too salty. I could hardly eat it. Not what I expected in one of Halifax's supposed best restaurants. The only reason I did not send it back was that my partner does not like a fuss in a restaurant and I did not want to spoil her evening.
The waiter was friendly, and let us try a couple of wines, but when I told him as he took the plates that it had been too salty he did not respond or reassure that he would ensure the kitchen were told. I left feeling very disappointed.
All quite excellent. We also were very i ...
All quite excellent. We also were very impressed with the knowledge, personality, and the service provided by the male waiter. It was worth the trip from P.E.I., even with the horrendous chore of finding a place to park.
This place is always special. The servi ...
This place is always special. The service is always first class, and the atmosphere is laid back. Great for a date or anniversary, classy. We had the lobster. I'm thinking it's not in season in November? The texture was lacking that snap as you expect when in season. We also missed the mussel bar😟. We did enjoy our meal all in all, nice presentation. The scallops were great, done to perfection!
Four of us gathered for a girl's weekend ...
Four of us gathered for a girl's weekend and Five Fishermen Restaurant was the top of our list for our restaurant of choice. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere, service, food and wine were all excellent. I'd highly recommend this restaurant and we'll definitely be back on our next trip to Halifax.
Deux fois par année je prends le train d ...
Deux fois par année je prends le train de Montréal a Halifax spécialement pour aller déguster un excellent repas au Five Fisherman. L acceuil est très chalereux , le service impécable et les plats sublimes. C est un incontournable a Halifax.
Je le recommande fortement.
André Roy ( Via Rail Canada )
The service was very very slow. There wa ...
The service was very very slow. There was apparently a problem in the kitchen. The food was Ok but servings small for,the expensive prices. There were several items not available from the menu that night. The gelato substitute for the one we wanted was horrible!
We have eaten at this restaurant about 1 ...
We have eaten at this restaurant about 10 times now and each time we love the food and the people serving and working at The Five Fisherman, even one of the owners stopped by our table to say hello. Great place to eat at all times if you love seafood and ambiance.
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.
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