The Five Fishermen

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Seafood
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahO
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat out a lot and try to support local restaurants. This was one of the better meals we have had in a long time. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. We are already planning on going back.

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vipHungrygak
Edmonton
120 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My companions raves about their dishes. My lobster was okay. Kind of bland. And overcooked. I was warned as you only eat lobster at home but had a craving. Anyways still good. Appetizers great and halibut really good

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LyndaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice evening and the rose, card and desert for my wife's birthday was appreciated.

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JenniferN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and best food. Price is right for the value of the experience.

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Chad
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I've heard of this place for years, I had surf and turf, steak was bland and not cooked great. Lobster tail which was chopped up lobster in a sauce, flavor was okay, but very little lobster and veggies were very minimal a portion of veggies my 6 year old granddaughter would eat. In a nutshell for me I paid $60+ for a steak and five spears of asperagus. My girlfriend had the five fish meal and her lobster tail was small, the risotto was okay, not even good and fish sub par. This was my first and last visit. The best experience for us was our waitress, she was amazing.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with my wife celebrating the birth of our granddaughter - a huge occasion. Our experience was commensurate with the event. Intriguing environment, amazing service from Laura and the bartender and the food was cooked to perfection. I had the fresh local oysters and lobster for dinner. Both fresh and prepared perfectly.

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2Whynots
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at The Five Fishermen. Our steak was cooked so perfectly that we asked our waitress the name of the chef. Chef Greg, thank you for taking such care with our meal. We cannot wait to visit again.

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CaitlinT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I went here to celebrate our first year wedding Anniversary and we had outstanding service and hands down one of the best tasting food around.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went above our expectations. Food was excellent along with the service. Being our anniversary they had champagne waiting for us brought out a complimentary appetizer and end the meal with bringing my wife a rose. Could not have asked for a better evening.

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BillK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening meal, it was very quiet, due to the Covid, but the food and especially the service was first class. Our server, Ankush, was attentive and informative without being pushy.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and the food was great love going to the five fisherman’s.

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JayK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the service was impeccable. We did feel however the ambience of the restaurant was downgraded by very loud music and the chatter of the employees heard above it at times.

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Sarahm
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Perfect seafood.
Dont share the carb/lobster cake, get your own!!Will be back!

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DenisA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you Megan for the great service. We felt like there was very little lobster in the lobster carbonara with a restaurant named the five fishermen and being in Halifax NS. One would expect more.

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StaceyK
Atlantic Canada
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food was superb & service was splendid!

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Pauls
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. It was very quiet but that was due to the current circumstances!! Would definitely recommend!! Phil was excellent and attentive

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AmandaV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience, came here for my boyfriends birthday. The team and especially Laura went truly above and beyond. I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 12 years all around the world, I have a high expectation in service and experience.
This was BEYOND! And I don’t say that often or hardly ever.

The sweet genuine nature of Laura she was suggestive, up selling and just truly a joy and her team made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. They surprised and delighted us more then 4 times! They gave my boyfriend a birthday card at the end of the dinner form the whole team.

On top of that exceptional service the food was unreal, I had the halibut and my boyfriend had the five fishermen entree with most amazing selection of fish.

I would recommend anyone to come here, you would be so lucky to experience what we did last night.

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VincentG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I started with the oysters, followed up by the Arctic Char and beef spare ribs.
The presentation and the balanced flavors made the meal. The attentive staff and the never empty glasses made the night. :)

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Surfergirl
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience and would definitely come back again!! Everything was excellent...the ambience , the food and the service was over the top great!!!

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HappyinHalifax
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, everyone from the waitress to the bartender was fantastic. The food was exemplary - what a gifted chef! All the flavours and textures worked together perfectly. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a top-tier seafood dinner. If you're visiting Halifax, dining here is an absolute must! Thank you, Five Fishermen.

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andres
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food.
Has never let me down and I have eaten there 6 times.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the Five Fisherman on my last night of living in Halifax did 10 years. And I’ve been wanting to go for all 10 of them.
It was worth the wait. The food was the best I’ve ever had in Halifax. The service was too notch. And they made me feel really special on my last night.
I couldn’t recommend more!

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ThiagoR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere. Delicious food. Very friendly staff. A little bit expensive though. Overall, very satisfied.

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PattiS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience! Will recommend it to friends. But, the parking situation is to be desired. No Parking!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The server was great. We all enjoyed the meal and all aspects of the restaurant.

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Anne
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Très bon repas, tous les plats des 5 personnes ont été appréciés! Le homard était cuit à la perfection et malgré le prix cela valait le coût (pas une attrape touriste). Attention à la section des salles où vous serez assis.
Sauf l’expresso allongé qui n’était qu’une grande tasse d’eau!

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Cozy restaurant, amazing food. Great service. Would definitely go back!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My only issue was with the mussels. I found them over cooked stringy and difficult to remove from the shell. The broth and everything else was delicious!!

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cynthiag
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great evening. Friendly staff...great atmosphere.

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GeorgeM
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The quality of the food is good, however the menu choices are limited. The overall ambiance of the restaurant is pleasant and the servers are efficient. It is pricey for the quality of the food.

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NoelleG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our Anniversary Dinner and it was amazing. It was the best dinner we have had in Halifax!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was disappointing cod was lying in a pool of oil and wine in lobster pasta was not cooked off. Cocktails were not good either

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JocelynM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to have a nice meal! :-)) We always enjoy our meal here.

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KarenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Monday and a holiday. I took two out-of-towners. One said it was the best seafood he had ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late Valentines celebration, it was a quiet night with amazing food and exceptional service.

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IanR
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff could t have been more thoughtful and friendly. The food was delicious. Specials were fairly priced.

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant went above and beyond to make my anniversary special even thought it was Valentine’s Day. I was only disappointed I didn’t get my rose (a promotional thing) but since we were almost the last ones there I figured they were out and after how well we were treated it was not an issue that would effect their score. Tiny hiccup in a very happy evening.

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AlissaQ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the the busy atmosphere of Valentine’s Day. Alain was an excellent server, the food was amazing! Chief incorporated wonderful flavours, I meal I won’t forget. The volume was not an issue and we had a wonderful time. Thank you :)

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GregoryT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great Valentines dinner and have had many great meals at the Five Fishermen have no problem recommending it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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The Five Fishermen is rated 4.5 stars by 1830 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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