Little Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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52 reviews
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Seafood
Join us at Little Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar in downtown Halifax and Choose from a varied selection of the finest fresh seafood available.

Complement your meal with a selection from our wine menu.

Let the personalized service and relaxed ambiance, set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.

Visit our lively Oyster Bar where you can enjoy fresh oysters and 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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Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Too much garlic in the Seafood Sagatinni.
Corn in Scallops overcooked.
Server was disinterested and non-attentive

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very fast service.. so this isn’t a great place if you want to spend some time with someone.. chatting.. music wasn’t great. But food was fantastic

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pricey but worth it. Good quality food. Server was a little bit of inexperienced but the manager was great.

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PA
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. The food, the service, the atmosphere. The only negative comment was the mussel bar was empty on both occasions we went up to it.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance - booths along stone back wall plus simple and contemporary furnishings. Halibut was delicious! Cooked to perfection and loved the all you can eat mussel bar included with entree. Excellent service. A real gem and reasonably priced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Do not try to make a reservation! We made a reso on OpenTable and when we arrived it was closed!

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Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely meal before going to an event that evening. The food and service was great, as always. The only thing is when we were in booth, every time the door would open there was a cold draft so most of the time there I had to have my coat on. Otherwise, it was a delicious meal.

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S
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

There was a mixed up when I arrive about the restaurant I booked. Although I booked Little Fish, I was escorted to Five Fishermen without confirming. This was quickly resolve, but a quick confirmation at time of entering the restaurant would have avoid the confusion.

The Oysters were delicious and very well presented with delicious cured cucumbers and horseradish. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the cashew garnish gave the dish a nice crunch.

Mains come with complimentary mussels bar, unfortunately it was not setup until I had finished my appetizer and main. I still had them after my meal, just wished it would have been setup earlier. On the other hand, they made a fresh batch when I requested it, so they were very fresh and tasty.

Will definitely be back next time I am in town!

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best lobster we have ever had, the juiciest, the freshest, the sweetest and we have travelled the globe. The fresh oysters and clam chowder not to be sniffed at. Kudos to the chef and staff especially our waiter for making the meal sp memorable.

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KF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We discovered Little Fish last year because of burger week. This years offering was obviously a precooked patty, cold, and overcooked dry shrimp not tasting any jalapeño and very dry. Was supposed to have goat cheese but not found.
We explained to server but she said the kitchen was overwhelmed. It was 4:30 and not busy. Overall dissappointing

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. And the mussel station was a nice touch. However, she could simply not make up for the lackluster food (mostly fatty brisket, flavourless creamed haddock and very dry/old rum cake) and absence of items on the menu, which we found out after our plates were brought to the table (baked potatoes and no bread?). We were compted a free dessert and we noted that the adjacent table had their entrees covered. Not certain what was going on but we made a mistake eating there. We had hoped for a more gourmet, romantic dinner as we were visiting from out of town and without our daughter. We had better food in most of the pubs we stopped in on to sample their beers. We wish them luck in pulling it together. Again, our waitress was lovely, but the resto really let us down. Cheers. Tony and Laura

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DP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent venue - service and food very good. No complaints.

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DJ
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable business lunch; good food and attentive service.

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D
Montreal
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent food.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for supper on New Year’s Eve. We had oysters as well as the beef tenderloin and the New Years 3 course, everything was amazing and well priced. For 2$ oysters and everything else we would definitively return!

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AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best oysters, appetisers and service here--fantastic!

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was quiet for a Friday night. Great selection of wine, spirits and craft beer. The meal was very close to perfect. Blackened Halibut and Tenderloin were fabulous. The service was outstanding

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MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been now twice- great fish and chips and fish tacos!

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LD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the meal and Carly our waitress as we know her. Visited from Quebec - would return.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Service was great! Nice atmosphere.
But Southwest Chicken and Shrimp was very disappointing. Plain, not tasty. No real flavour to it. Needed more spice, oils, to help enhance flavours. An amateur plate. Not worth $28! Recommend taking it off the menu.
As well, no ‘real’ coffee. Only pods. And no decaf. Fresh brewed recommended.

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SF
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful spot to enjoy a bite on the patio! You can’t go wrong with the fish tacos :)

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G
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visiting for the weekend and enjoyed an amazing dinner on the patio. Small, quaint restaurant.

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent however, the service was a bit slow. Waited close to an hour for our appetizer, then the meal came out shortly after

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MC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice cosy restaurant. Not a large menu, but enough to choose from. Went for the oysters during happy hour and stayed for dinner. Excellent fish and beef. Would return.

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really liked Little Fish. First time I'd been there and would definitely go back and would recommend it.

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PF
Savannah
32 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was fair and over priced. Service and ambiance were very good. Great location.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town , food a bit overpriced

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BM
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great casual spot for Dinner. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and had a great time. Thank You!

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D
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We came here for lunch while docked from a cruise. We had been before and it was much better last year. Everything was mediocre. Probably won’t return.

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J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a nice time during dinner on our vacation

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MN
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food! But we were let down by slow and inattentive service. We waited 10 minutes before we got any service after we were seated. Such great food but the service needs much improvement.

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j
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Again great food, live entertainment. Good prices. I will return.

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MN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just took a stab in the dark trying this place tonight, as the only criteria I had was 'needs to have oysters'. First, the food. Oh wow, the food! We ordered a bit of everything to try, and ended up ordering somethings twice! Get the scallops. 
As for service, Chris was attentive and knowledgeable, but also a lot of fun. Couldn't have asked for better. We actually wish we came here yesterday over the "trendy" waterfront place we tried yesterday. We would have ended up back here for both meals! Thanks for the excellent experience for our last night in Halifax!

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MI
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not recommend

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FD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Music was a bit too loud for conversation. He's a fine guitar player, but the noise level was high.

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LG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was quiet- we were the only ones in the place! The new decor is nice! The food was good - only one think the calamari was over done but the rest was delish!! Oysters were superb, our faves from NB.

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A
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appreciated the flexibility of reservation changes and front of restaurant staff
food fresh and local fish --well presented and good range
outstanding service! Waiter was attentive and accommodated special orders and changes with a smile and professionalism. Will plan to return on next visit to Halifax

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was great. Live music was great, but still easy to have a conversation. Food was great, great sharing menu (there were mains if that interests you however!) and service was awesome. There is a great décor. The only downfall was that there were very few people for a Saturday evening, so the atmosphere was a little mellow. I have lived here for a while and did not know this place existed! They should market it better to increase the number of patrons, it really was a great place, causal, cool looking bar. A great spot to get together with friends or for a date night!

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JG
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a birthday meal post Neptune performance. We started with oysters and martinis. The oysters were lovely and fresh and served with freshly grated horseradish and lemon wedges. Delicious. I had two small plates, both of which were extremely good; namely, the fishcakes served with chili aioli and lemon marmalade and the haddock fish tacos with guacamole. My husband had the mussels to start (which he thoroughly enjoyed) followed by the fish with hand-cut truffle fries. The haddock was extremely fresh in both my tacos and my husband's fish. Our waiter was very attentive. Will definitely return, and I will probably order the same food!

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KE
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service. Nice live music. Would recommend and will return,

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