The Five Fishermen

4.6
1877 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1877 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FredM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started the evening with cocktails on the Deck.Enjoyed the experience .Great setting.Wentbto the 5Fishermen for dinner.Food was great and service was excellent.MacKenzie on the Deck and Sella at the 5 fish made our evening special with their first class service.

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BruceB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, Amelia (our server) was terrific, sweet personality. The new decor is really well done.

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ClaudiaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! The service was phenomenal and were given champagne, an appetizer, AND dessert on the house. Would eat here again, hands down.

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BlueMoon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best filet mignon if my life!!! So tender I was able to cut it with my butter knife… perfectly cooked and service was outstanding!! This restaurant is a gem !!! I wanted a perfect dinner for our anniversary and everything was absolutely amazing!!!

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LauraD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but the service we received was out standing. We truly felt like our server went above and beyond!

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SCOTTB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Booked for our 30th didn’t indicate on the website as we don’t like being fussed over. Table for 2 was very small and on the perimeter by wait station, seemed like an afterthought when laying out the restaurant. Asked for a different location told everything reserved. Had to ask to see a wine list presented upside down. Appetizers were excellent no side plates decided to leave before ordering main. Young waitress was nice not properly trained told her so and tipped well. Never left a nice restaurant before.

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DonnaN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 5 best meals ever! Exceptional service - our server was outstanding and our meal was just incredible looking forward to our next meal at 5 Fishermen

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AliRob
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to dine when you want something extra special.

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AntonetteC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing food experience had the 5 fishermen experiemce, scallops and fillet and was divine! Service and ambience is of top quality, highly recommended

The Five Fishermen
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation! We are looking forward to having you as our guests again. Regards! The 5 Fishermen Team

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gr8expectations
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing! It was our anniversary and they gave us champagne and desert as well as a card the staff signed and flowers in a little bouquet. The food was amazing and perfectly timed so enjoyed a fantastic evening ! I would recommend this restaurant to it’s amazing food and the friendliness of the staff who went above and beyond.

The Five Fishermen
Responded 6 days ago

We were very honored to have you as our guests. Congrats again on your milestone! The 5 Fishermen Team

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AlanD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience in a warm room of ambience.

The Five Fishermen
Responded on July 21, 2021

Hi Alan, Thank you for your business. We appreciate the positive ratings! Looking forward to seeing you again. The Five Fishermen Team

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glennc
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The crab croquette was very dry and not what we expected. Tasted kind of like freezer fish cakes.

The halibut was really good.

The lobster tail was over cooked.

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TrushaP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food and Excellent Service
The staff was very courteous.
Enjoyed visiting spooky washroom as well. :D

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BillS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional but pricey. Parking always an issue. At one time they had valet parking, be nice to bring that back.

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willi
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to the five fishermen was fantastic.Everything was great.

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RajN
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinner experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve eaten all over the world. The energy was perfect. Our sever Alana was the perfect amount of bubbly and couldn’t have been any better!!! Great food, excellent setting and service out of this world. I’ll be back!

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LesleyB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal and the service was excellent.

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Grelly666
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience even with COVID. I would recommend the lobster to others travelling in the area.

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JVzo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful service! The music was a bit too loud.

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Carlos
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was fine but the techno music was a bit loud for my taste.

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JohnL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely venue, great service from our server and very good food. What will make me hesitate to return to dine was the background music. 90% of the time it had an intrusive percussion and base track overlaid by uninteresting music that to my ears, is more suitable to a club or bar than to a fine dining restaurant. In that setting, music should be unintrusive and subtle. One wants to pay attention to the food and one's dining companion, not some annoying music.

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CarlaJ
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here several times and as before it was excellent. Very friendly staff, food is excellent and the service is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food and drinks were excellent and matched the service equally.

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NovaScotiaBeachGirl
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu included

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JeromeB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I really wasn’t impressed with the filet minion I had. Was actually fatty.

It was way over priced for steak and fries. Didn’t like the veg that came with it. So the accommodated me with a house salad that was mushy.

Gf had the breaded haddock and enjoyed it but her scallops were under cooked.

We had the potatoe filled ravioli which was good.

Over all not worth what we paid. We should of done the Keg.

We won’t be back.

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FOuthouse
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was superb! Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined from the Dine Around menu. The salad was fresh and delicious. My seafood was outstanding, and my spouse’s short ribs were tender and tasty. I had the pudding for dessert and loved it. The blueberry tart was delectable. Service was perfection. We loved the renovations.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Background music wasn’t very good.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Dine Around menu and it was absolutely delicious.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience. The food, from the appetizer to main course to dessert was exceptional. Our server was very attentive. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.

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Brian
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Disappointed.
Slow, forgotten service. Drinks tool too long, Friend ordered dessert took 30 mins.
forgot about it.
Ordered wine, a bottle of Caparzo $56, this is over priced as I order the same wine at Morris east for $34.

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ToddL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing, intimate setting, with personal touches that made our evening special.

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John
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were all fantastic. From the minute we walked in and were greeted at the door to the time we left. Never felt rushed. Food was delicious.

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FrederickM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We had a dinner reservation for the 2nd floor dining room. The music is very loud; be prepared to shout across the table. Fries with our meal; yes, ordinary, everyday household store-bought fries, or as they called them "frites". Bacon; I am allergic to bacon; I ordered the asian burger and it was served with bacon, which was not listed as an ingredient on the menu; after I re-ordered the burger, it was incredibly delicious.

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Dawn
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Atmosphere and food were spot on. First time in during Dine Around Halifax and it did not disappoint. The food and drinks were delicious, exceeding my expectations. The service however was sub-par. Our waitress was timid and impersonal.

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SusanC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service were excellent but found the music too loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Super nice, but very expensive. Expect to spend easily over 70$ per person.

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MichaelF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best burger ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Carly, was amazing, as were the two other servers who stopped by periodically.

We had initially received an incorrect appetizer, but the service staff rectified the situation quickly and without prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious, and we were treated like queens because it was someone's birthday. Very special evening!

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The Five Fishermen is rated 4.6 stars by 1877 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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