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About The Five Fishermen

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.

1740 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2B6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Complimentary Valet Parking available with reservations only

Cross Street:
Carmichael Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(902) 422-4421

Website:
http://www.fivefishermen.com/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet service with dinner reservation for the Five Fishermen Restaurant.

Public Transit:
One block from major public transit stop.

Executive Chef:
Chef Chris Kyprianou is a new addition to the Five Fishermen family; having joined us in the spring from Toronto. Chris comes from a family that was built around the dinner table. It was a time to unwind, laugh and indulge with great food so it comes as n

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour M-F 4:30-6:30 PM, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

The Five Fishermen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (79)
Good for a Date (77)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
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Local Ingredients (58)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Romantic (51)
Business Meals (50)
Notable Wine List (47)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Worth the Drive (34)
Cozy (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Healthy (30)
Authentic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fun (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Seasonal (19)
Casual (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (12)
Scenic View (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great Beer (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Waterfront (8)
Organic (6)
Tapas (5)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Montreal)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful lobster!

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely renovations since my last visit. More up to date and not so dark upstairs. We had a great table overlooking Parade Square. The menu had been recently updated. Not as extensive as before. I think I preferred the old menu. Our choices were the seared scallops and the five fish. Both excellent. We did not enjoy the deserts. Apple tart ( very hard over-cooked crust). The white chocolate creme brûlée was runny and not cooked. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined 5 days ago

The staff were very friendly and the host was most accommodating. Food was fresh and well prepared. Great dining experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We felt rushed, food was not very warm and deserts were small. Staff seemed to have an attitude. I was expecting better based on the reviews.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Incredible experience. We went to 5 Fishermen for my husband's birthday and they made it hands down the best dining experience we've ever had. When we first arrived, we were given two flutes of champagne to celebrate, and throughout the meal we were constantly impressed by our server and the staff. They were full of great recommendations and SO friendly. The food was absolutely spectacular - the fall menu is impeccable and I had the best braised shortrib I've ever had. I can't wait to try to winter menu! At the end of the meal, my husband was given a card for his birthday signed by the entire staff and it was just an incredible touch that made him feel so special. We absolutely loved our time and will be making 5 Fishermen our go-to for all special occasions without a doubt. Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined 7 days ago

Too bad the mussel bar is gone. It was why I kept coming back to this place. The food was good but I am not sure I would come back as there are lots of other options that offer the same kind of food. The mussel bar was unique.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 7 days ago

We were a group of 7 for a business meal. Everything was great. Staff was awesome!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Phenomenal service from the time we walked in the door until we walked out, all of the staff we came in contact treated us as if we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was well presented, prepared as requested and delicious. The Five Fishermen is a restaurant I will recommend without hesitation and will certainly visit again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great experience where food and service where both excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were superb, but we don't understand why you would want to play loud pop vocal music in such a classy place?
Some of the best restaurants that we go to across the country don't have any music at all. Or if you must, then how about some soft jazz or string music or anything instrumental.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was in Halifax for the weekend to do Christmas shopping. Five Fishermen was recommended to us from a server at the restaurant that we went to the night before. We very pleased with the quick service, the valet parking, amazing food and great staff. Alain was our server and he was wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Seasonal, Casual, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing experience. Our first time here. Our server was one of the best I've ever had. And I'm a server.... So I'm picky 😉 my mother in law was over the moon for the birthday treatment. Thank you so much for making the night perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter (Jake?) was just awesome. Service exceeded our expectations.
We were celebrating a graduation and the food was superb.
I had the steak and it was one of the best I’ve had.

I recommend it highly and I will return.
Ray from Ontario

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food, great service! Beautifully decorated. Great wine selections

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food and service was very good. It was a surprise bday party and despite telling hostesses twice not to “spill the beans” they did, so plan around that if you go there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Awesome service. Went for our anniversary and were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne to get us started. The whole staff was made aware it was our anniversary and several of them wished us a happy anniversary, which was a nice touch. Food was great. Pricy, but for a special occasion, you get what you pay for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were 7 girls visiting from Ontario, celebrating our very first girls trip. We ended our incredible road trip in Halifax and enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Five Fisherman. Tyler was awesome, we were very pleased with our experience.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The ambience was amazing, recently renovated with a rustic, contemporary vibe. The food was excellent, I got the five fish platter but I wasn't a fan of the swordfish. My boyfriend loved the sea bass special. The bartender was also amazing and provided custom tailored drinks to a few people in our party as well as others around us. Our server was very friendly as well. It's definitely a restaurant to visit in Halifax!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food and service were good, however it was disappointing that most of the fish was neither local nor fresh. Much of it has been shipped from far away. Given the availability of fresh cod, haddock, etc. locally, this was a surprise.
It was also a surprise that the coffee is made from pods, not fresh.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, great service

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I took my parents here for their 50th wedding anniversary and the service was great. They made the night feel special.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Organic, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waitress went above and beyond. She was so kind, we told her it was a night out without children and hubbys bday coming up. She brought us complimentary glass of champagne each! Our meal was amazing! Highly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had reservations for 7PM on a Tuesday. Had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Had to ask to be moved because of the noise level. Had to wait another 10 minutes before server appeared. Food was better than average. Attractive surroundings. Parking can be problematic.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Anniversary, no options (no sodium)

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Something to note:

My main course was a little too generous on salt, more than what I am usually used to considering I am one who loves bold spices and seasoning. I ordered the Five Fish.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We wanted to go to a seafood restaurant in Halifax and Five Fisherman is all about seafood. We enjoyed the food although the portions seemed a little small for the price. Although a fairly large restaurant , it was quiet enough to have a conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were told about this restaurant by people who had been to Halifax and it was not a disappointment. They change their menu for the 4 seasons and use local ingredients. We had one of the Favorites called Five Fish and it did not disappoint. We also had the best waiter Luca who was attentive to our needs and quite charming as well. If we ever get back to Halifax we will surely dine here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great place with a rich history. The staff and chefs are amazing. Have a meal here and you will be setting a benchmark that other meals will not meet.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice setup with this restaurant.
Our waiter was very nice he took our drink orders. Anything we asked him he either New the answer or found out the answer for us. Price point, I thought it was a bit high priced.
For what you got.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Exceptional oysters, and five star salmon cooked to perfection. It was a wonderful meal and the amazing staff accommodated three adults and three children perfectly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

good ambiance, friendly staff and will be back next visit.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of my best experience at Halifax, really enjoy the oysters and lobster. The food was fantastic and the staff is friendly! I'll highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went to the five fishermen for our 29th wedding anniversary dinner. We are on a road trip through the Atlantic Maritime provinces. We’re from New York so we know good food. Every one on the wait staff was more than accommodating! Super nice! I had oysters at the raw bar and my husband ordered the tea smoked shrimp with romesco sauce. The wasters were fabulous, the shrimp was really on remarkable. For dinner I ordered the five fishes and my husband got the grilled swordfish with chimichurri sauce. Again, my dish was fabulous! His swordfish was dry. We have made better at home. Still, it was a lovely experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server picked us the perfect bottle of local wine from Tidal Bay and it paired wonderfully with our meals. The history behind the restaurant is fascinating and our server was knowledgeable on the subject. Recommend reservations!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The tuna appetizer was excellent. The oysters were average/small and the condiments were nothing special. The salmon main was excellent. We asked for it mid-rare and it was cooked perfectly. The mahi mahi was very overdone. The 'asian bbq sauce' tasted like low-end bbq sauce. The shoe-string fries were cold and the basmati rice was undercooked and underseasoned. The dining room (recently renovated) looked fantastic.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Birthday ; food was great and loved having complimentary valet.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The 2nd floor is amazing. Well done. There was some confusion about my reservation however they were quick to remedy and no complaints. All pro and excellent food.

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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We visited the Five Fisheman during our first visit to Nova Scotia in late Aept 2017. It was an extraordinary dinner of scallops and Artic char with great servers and wonderful ambiance. It was so great that at the end of our trip when we were back in Halifax we visited a second time. We weren’t disappointed. Terrific Sea Bass special, great wine and terrific service. The Five Fisherman is a place we will always come back to in future visits to Halifax. Go! See for yourself!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server Ben was professional, friendly and made our dining experience a fun one! His personal thank you written on our receipt was a nice touch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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