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The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS
The Press Gang, Halifax, NS

The Press Gang

4.7
4.7
2110 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
The Press Gang, located in the heart of downtown Halifax, occupies one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures which dates back to 1759. Boasting a formal dining experience like no other in the city, The Press Gang features an extensive menu with a rich array of exquisite seafood, meat and poultry dishes to satisfy every palate.
Visit our famous Oyster Bar for a selection of Maritime oysters, succulent appetizers and an extensive list of wines and martinis. Enjoy one of Nova Scotia's largest scotch selections, featuring over 75 single malts and listen to our grand piano played by some of Halifax's finest musicians every Friday and Saturday night, beginning at 8:30pm.

The Henry Room
Our 18th century private dining room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition, we offer one semi-private space, suitable for up to 28 guests.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 423-8816
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Corkery
  • Catering
    The Henry Room <br />Our 18th century private dining room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition, we offer one semi-private space, suitable for up to 28 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Our 18th century Private Dinning Room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition we offer one-semi private space, suitable for group of 28 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Saundra Heaslip: (902) 423-8816
  • Neighborhood
    Halifax
  • Cross street
    Grand Parade & City Hall
  • Parking details
    Street parking is FREE between 6pm and 8am and on weekends & holidays
  • Entertainment
    A proud supporter of local live music, The Press Gang hosts the immensely talented Mike Cowie every Friday and Saturday night. Acclaimed trumpet player, singer and songwriter, Mike Cowie along with top Halifax musician, Gerry Carruthers on piano perform popular pop songs from the 70’s to present day. Enjoy this talented trio's uniquely arranged versions of songs by Sting, Prince, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, The Beatles and more.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

What 2,110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for live music

  • Atlantic Canada

    Romantic

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Ambiance

  • Nova Scotia

    Romantic

2,110 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This beautiful historical building! speaks volumes on its own. The amazing, attentive staff serving up incredible food and waiting on all your needs/wants. Next level hospitality done perfectly. Thank you 😊

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  2. ChrisC

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great service and high quality food. My fav restaurant in Halifax, highly recommended!

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  3. StephenH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the Press Gang crew never disappoint, great food, great staff and the piano and vocals set the mood. Thanks Sandra for your gift 🤩

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  4. DougR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu amazing service incredible atmosphere terrific food

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  5. MaidaK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Atlantic Halibut. It was amazing. Our waitress,Piper was delightful. She was sweet, knowledgeable and efficient. It made our experience wonderful.

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  6. RMarie

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve done the Drill many times and it’s always an amazing experience. Highly recommend!

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  7. ChristopherH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must try restaurant whether you’re a visitor in the city or local foodie. It’s located in a historic building with much of the original stone and wood beams in tact. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Only issue is that you need to book far enough ahead to get the day and time you want as it’s not a ‘best kept secret’ and it’s highly popular. Plan ahead and you won’t regret it!

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  8. Alex

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good and I felt like it was good value. The wine/spirits menu was very limited - wine by the glass was only cheap brands, the same with gin. I found the atmosphere of the restaurant to be quite boring. The entire experience felt outdated and underwhelming. There are many other restaurants in Halifax that offer a better dining experience for the same price.

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  9. Zuul

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food (had the drill) and superb service .

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  10. BillD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most important thing any restaurant can bring to the table is consistency, and in 30 years of dining at The Press Gang, it is consistently the best restaurant in Halifax.

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FAQs

The Press Gang is rated 4.7 stars by 2110 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Press Gang

5218 Prince St., Halifax, NS B3J 3X4

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grand Parade & City Hall
  • Neighborhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is FREE between 6pm and 8am and on weekends & holidays
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Corkery
  • Entertainment
    A proud supporter of local live music, The Press Gang hosts the immensely talented Mike Cowie every Friday and Saturday night. Acclaimed trumpet player, singer and songwriter, Mike Cowie along with top Halifax musician, Gerry Carruthers on piano perform popular pop songs from the 70’s to present day. Enjoy this talented trio's uniquely arranged versions of songs by Sting, Prince, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, The Beatles and more.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 423-8816
  • Catering
    The Henry Room <br />Our 18th century private dining room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition, we offer one semi-private space, suitable for up to 28 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Our 18th century Private Dinning Room comfortably accommodates 15 guests. In addition we offer one-semi private space, suitable for group of 28 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Saundra Heaslip: (902) 423-8816
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