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The Five Fishermen

4.6
4.6
2964 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
****FOR PARTIES OF 10 PEOPLE OR MORE PLEASE EMAIL Fivefishermen@graftonconnor.com***

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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (902) 422-4421
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Greg-His main vision is to offer light, modern and a creative set of updated classics using local seafood and vegetables from around Nova Scotia. With years of experience in a number of styles and cuisines, expect to see a lot from this young Chef as
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party facilities
    Join us at The Five Fishermen restaurant in Downtown Halifax and let the personalized service and warm contemporary ambiance set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Alana Stobert: (902) 422-4421
  • Area
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    Carmichael Street
  • Parking Details
    The Prince George Hotel offers a parking lots just a block up from the restaurant. Located on Grafton Street.
  • Public Transit
    One block from major public transit stop.
  • Entertainment
    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.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

What 2,964 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambience

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for business meals

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for business meals

  • Nova Scotia

    Romantic

  • Nova Scotia

    Good for special occasions

2,953 Reviews
  1. Gibby

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, potatoes were great. Had the lobster which was excellent.

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  2. TerriL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing evening of increased and drinks, service was top notch, and ambience was perfect. Would highly recommend

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  3. Cruiser

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Tipping options should not start at 20%. That is egregious on a 400 dollar bill. Pay your wait staff properly.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was truly outstanding! We were celebrating a friend's birthday, and she received a complimentary dessert with a candle. The service from the staff was exceptional; they went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect for us. I wholeheartedly recommend this place.

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  5. Florence

    Austin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience. Our wait person was fabulous and took incredible care of us. She was so professional and so kind. It was a special occasion for us and she could not have served us any better. Everything was perfect! This is a truly wonderful restaurant.

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  6. MandCDeYoung

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Five Fishermen but this time stood out above the rest. Out server was phenomenal and went above and beyond to make our special occasion extra special. Cannot recommend enough!

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  7. KC2023

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect evening with friends!! We so enjoyed the thoughtful playlist , it complements the ambiance your restaurant, encouraged great conversation and allowed us to appreciate the talents of your wonderful kitchen. The appetizer selection - excellent! The main courses - delectable!! In short, our meals were memorable. Your chef has taken time to explore fresh ingredients, interesting tapestry of flavor, texture and lovely presentation. Dessert too are a treat. We had both a small plate selection and the three current menu offerings. The passion fruit square - a lovely surprise for sure. Thank you to our delightful waitress, Mevish Her skill and that of your kitchen is to be commended. We look forward to our next dinning experience with you. Many thanks.

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  8. Travellers

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as we had remembered. The server was ok. We enquired about the $50 meal that was offered but she told us it was very small portion and we would be better ordering from the main menu. We didn’t think that was the appropriate way to describe it and felt maybe she wanted us to have a bigger bill for a better tip.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for our anniversary, we were generously greeted with complementary champagne and dessert. Our wait staff was so sweet and recommended the best meals for us! We were blown away by the service & at the end she handed me roses. We will absolutely be back!

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  10. Adrienne

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were especially fantastic, will definitely be back again!

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  11. KeithC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a very nice experience and ambiance. Service was fantastic and the food was very good.

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  12. MaharambeA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food , service and vibe Will go back again

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  13. LaurenS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our anniversary, and were greeted with champagne. Service was amazing and food was incredible. It was a lovely evening and on our way out, I received a rose from our server!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing! We will be going back soon

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  15. MelissaF

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was fantastic. So much knowledge on the history of the building and was happy to share it. Our meal was served hot and was very good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saturday night dinner for 4. Friendly staff, nice restaurant layout with great food and a good choice. Slightly more expensive than others but the quality of the food and the service are worth it. We will be back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable, professional, warm and friendly just like the decor and atmosphere. The food was fantastic and the cocktails were amazing. Highly recommend.

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  18. CatherineC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was fantastic. The food was good but the beef tips were too chewy. The dessert was light and wonderful. Over all a great night We enjoyed ourselves.

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  19. CristineK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and wonderful ambiance that was a special experience for our friend visiting Halifax for the first time. It met all her expectations and more!

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  20. AntonA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in town! Food, see ice, atmosphere - everything gets 5 out of 5

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  21. HeidiZ

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was amazing. The food was good. They recognized the birthday and was overall a wonderful experience. We hadn’t been in a couple of years but we will be back!

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  22. ScottE

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and our server Laura was amazing. Interesting history of the building.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Laura and alter made this experience amazing. Food drinks service were all so far above expectations I can not say enough.

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  24. DeniseL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very good. Appetizers and entrees were too. The dessert I had was not as good as expected . The lemon curd was extremely grainy with sugar crystals. Other than that we had a lovely meal.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Riyadh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    love the ambience, great food, great setting, wonderful hospitality

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  26. JordanM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many cringe at the expensive dining experience, for fear of paying extraordinary amounts for small samples of food that come with the risk of being underwhelming. There is no fear or uncertainty here. The prices are high, but the proportions are generous, their quality is gastronomic perfection, and the service of the staff is singularly the best in the city for higher end dining. A place cloaked in a charmed, quiet, relaxing atmosphere where it is policy to spoil the clients, and to make the evening intoxicating with good will. The Five Fishermen skillfully defends the title it has earned for the best fine dining establishment in the HRM.

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  27. Noeld

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinning experience . Will recommend to anyone visiting Halifax

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  28. Chris44

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat, atmosphere is really nice. Servers are attentive.

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  29. KarlD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Laura was our server, and she help make this evening amazing and very memorable

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  30. GregoryT

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday (and New Year’s Eve). The food was amazing and the service was stellar. Thanks so much to the guy who told us ghost stories! Where else can you get ambience like that? Thank you Five Fishermen you rock!

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  31. mikep

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t know the waitress name but one of the best waitresses we have ever had at a restaurant

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  32. MichelleL

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great New Years Eve! Krystal was an amazing server! Atmosphere was lovely and the food was superb. Highly recommend.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was great overall. Food was delicious.

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  34. Gaby

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Laura, was absolutely amazing. She made sure everything was perfect. It was our first time there and will not be our last. The only small issue was the noise level due to very loud guests sitting behind us. Other than that, it was a pleasure celebrating the New Year there!

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  35. PJSB

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to our server, Ethan. Lovely evening at 5 Fishermen

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  36. DonM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff and food. They made the experience amazing!

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  37. RobertP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and our server was perfect! Our expectations are exceeded every time!

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  38. MeghanM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 Fisherman is our go-to for celebration dinners! They have something for everyone including a kids menu and a vegan menu. We are never disappointed in the ambience, the service, the food quality and the value; so we highly recommend 5 Fisherman to anyone looking for an elevated dining experience.

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  39. William

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to love it but the service and food quality just wasn’t there. When we first arrived, the host was kinda annoyed as we arrived 5 mins early for our reservation. Not a good start. My pork chop was extremely dry and cold by the time it arrived. Food took 45 mins to make. My husbands steak was chewy. They did offer to replace my pork chop which was great, however it still had no flavour. The portions are very small so you don’t get the value of what you would expect. The service was just okay - seemed a little annoyed that I didn’t enjoy my meal. They charged me twice for my porkchop. I spoke to a manager who reversed the transaction due to the error. Forgot to give me my receipt for the reversal. Manager was unapologetic for the transaction error and cold/dry food. The dessert didn’t make sense (coffee cake) - flavours didn’t go well together. If I was paying 25$ for the meal I wouldn’t care too much, but we spent over 200$ to eat here so the experience is important. The atmosphere is amazing though! Again - I wanted to love it but I don’t think we’ll ever go back.

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  40. JohnW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening…….. we were well looked after by the staff and in particular the attention paid to us by the manageress who made our evening so enjoyable. Food was excellent and the ambiance so warm and relaxing. Top marks …. Only visiting Halifax for a few days but a memorable stay and will certainly return some day in the future 👏👏

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Five Fishermen is rated 4.6 stars by 2964 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Five Fishermen

1740 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2B6

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Carmichael Street
  • Area
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    The Prince George Hotel offers a parking lots just a block up from the restaurant. Located on Grafton Street.
  • Public Transit
    One block from major public transit stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Greg-His main vision is to offer light, modern and a creative set of updated classics using local seafood and vegetables from around Nova Scotia. With years of experience in a number of styles and cuisines, expect to see a lot from this young Chef as
  • Entertainment
    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.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 422-4421
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party facilities
    Join us at The Five Fishermen restaurant in Downtown Halifax and let the personalized service and warm contemporary ambiance set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Alana Stobert: (902) 422-4421
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