What can I say. It was perfect and they gave us the best table for 2 in the house. We both had the Halibut plate. Flourless chocolate desert was exquisite.
Fantastic food in a unique historical setting. The menu is an awesome gateway to locally sourced ingredients with creative preparations. Strongly recommend as part of a Halifax visit!
Great ambience in this wonderful 1759 building, but sadly the food was a bit bland.
We were warmly received for our anniversary dinner. They had designated a secluded table so we would be able to chat. They soon returned with flutes of bubbly wine compliments of the house. It was our first visit to this establishment and we loved it. The menu had some variations from the menu posted on line but it was easy to make our selections. The calamari entre was slightly over cooked for my taste. The thick piece of halibut was slightly underdone for the taste of my wife. It may be useful to ask future client how they want it cooked. The presentation of the plates was impressive and was a real pleasure for the palate. Once the jazz entertainment started the music was pleasant to the ears and not overstated adding to the charm old world look. We had a fantastic evening. Thank you to the staff for their pleasant and courteous service.
I took clients/friends here and was really impressed by the venue, service and food. I would highly recommend.
We went here for mother’s day dinner. We had the drill and it was amazing. It was not cheap but well worth the money. The service was excellent. We will be dining here in the future.
The salad my wife ordered had brown lettuce and was not dressed at all. We returned it but yet they billed us for it. The ambience given the price of the meal was not good, we were seated by a noisy kitchen and got to see how truly engaged the staff were in providing service. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone....
Amazing service great food and very beautiful setting
Service was lacking. The waiter did not engage, or even smile. Not my best experience there.
went for a quality meal and Whiskey... great selection of whiskeys.
The food was excellent. My only complaint was that my piece of halibut was quite small. My husband ordered the same dish and his looked significantly bigger. Tasted good though.
Excellent evening of dining and music. Our server took care of us, she was fabulous. Great crowd Thursday evening, with a special treat as Janet Cull entertained with beautiful songs!
Too loud and too long to get food
Comme toujours, le service et la bouffe sont exceptionnels. De plus, l'ambiance feutrée ajoute au cachet.
The food was great. Service was friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed the live entertainment. I would have liked a little more time between courses. Other than that, it was a perfect evening.
As always, the Press Gang was wonderful. We have the 5 course Drill when we go and it never disappoints. The chefs choices are delicious and creative. There is just something about getting a meal made by the chefs choice. Our server was perfect and very attentive, she never let our wine glasses get empty! We love this restaurant and it is our choice for dining every time we go to Halifax.
Amazing meal! We did the chef’s tasting menu for two, it was incredible!
Beautiful atmosphere and the drink menu is great!
Simply superb! Service is outstanding. Leave room for dessert!
This was a dinner event with work colleagues. The food was good and our server was extremely accommodating to our request for a non-menu item (a scallop appetizer). Everyone in my group loved the ambiance of the old building.
This restaurant does not fail to deliver ambiance that is only unique to Press Gang. You feel like you are in the old world with delicious, melt-in-your-mouth food. My lovely friends and I were right next to the piano player and singer, it was such a treat to listen. every dish was cooked to perfection!
If I could, I would eat there every night- but be aware that this is high dining with a matching price tag. But oh so worth it.
Please see my review on Trip Advisor.
everything was very tasty, server was very helpful.
Can't wait to go back.
We love it again, this was our second time & we will definitely go back. Our friends were really impress with the place. Will definitely recommend this location to other people
Great place to go! Food was good, servive was excellent and I love the rustic atmosphere.
I had let the restaurant know it was a significant birthday. We had a table in a charming alcove and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine -very nice! We ordered The Drill -tasting menu for two which was delicious! The service was very attentive. The only downside was the foot stomping coming from upstairs as it was St Patrick’s Day. The staff made efforts to minimize the noise (by speaking to someone upstairs) and it did improve.
The ambiance and service was amazing. The food was just OK considering the price. The single malt scotch offerings are the best in the city. I would highly recommend this place as a romantic night out.
Always a great meal when I eat here. Tonight the Halibut was amazing. Loved the choice of vegetables..
Best Halibut dish I’ve ever had, the vegetables were perfectly seasoned as well. The atmosphere is welcoming and overall a great place for special occasions
The food at the Press Gang is fabulous, the service is top notch and the ambiance is great. So why not a five star review? - The problem for me is the wine list - it is rather boring and certainly overpriced. Most restaurants of this caliber will have a wine list filled with unique offerings and arranged by country or overall attributes. I expect to find wines that I can't get any place else and some simple assistance with pairing. The Press Gang wine list looks to be right off the shelf of the NSLC, differentiated only by red or white and with a very high markup. I expect that many places will charge double the store price, but I saw several wines on the list that I were more than 3 times the store price. More and more the trend in high-end restaurants is to make profit from the food and lower the markups on wine.
always enjoy the service and superb quality of the food at Press Gang. One of the best in Halifax!
Always amazing food and amazing service. Scotch list is top notch.
Another delicious meal at The Press Gang. Went with a friend over the weekend and had a wonderful time. Enjoyed some oysters to start, lots of variety available. Beautiful, creative, high quality food. I love the atmosphere, the building is old and unique in the most wonderful way. Our server was kind, attentive, and knowledgeable.
The food was very well cooked
Service was on point and met our needs
We felt rushed, they seemed to be wanting to flip the table. I could see them standing on the corner with our next course waiting for my last bite so they could bring the next course right away.
We had oysters to start, scallops as appy, the mac/cheese and seafood pasta, and a great desert.
It was a cool spot, next time we would book for 8:30 instead of 7:30 as we had a nice surprise when leaving of a good piano player.
I just love this place and go each time I visit Halifax! the food is always excellent as all of the staff. Mike Cowie delivers awesome music, it’s such a pleasure to listen to his music while there. The atmosphere is absolutely perfect!
I honestly have nothing but good to say, you’ll definitely enjoy the experience!
Incredible atmosphere and amazing food!
Beautiful bar...every spirit imaginable and the freshest Oysters.
We considered The Press Gang as our special occasion go to restaurant that has never let us down in the past. On our last visit it was to celebrate Valentine's day and we had been advised that there would be a table d'hote menu rather than the usual for the evening. As mentioned, based on past experience we had confidence in the food and service despite the fact that the $75 per person charge for this menu seemed even more expensive than usual. We ended up being disappointed with the small portions (although well presented), limited selection and the lack of quality service given the main plate was not to my wife's taste to enjoy and no offer to have it corrected. All in all we are sorry to say The Press Gang did not live up to it's otherwise higher standard that you should expect at this price point.
Great service and rapport with Brad our Server who was quite professional and informative assisting us in wine choice.
Food and service was really good, but the price was much more than expected from looking at the website and dining menu. Still a great place to bring a date or to just have a nice meal.
Wonderful meal guys! Perfectly suited to a dinner date night!
Always excellent both front and back if the house. Well staffed with very knowledgeable folks, great Scotch selection, fresh oysters always. This is our go-to favorite, and one of the best in the city.