This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

The Press Gang

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1580 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1580 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
KL
KelseyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Our waitress was outstanding and very helpful when picking options.

PL
PatrickL
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime - as it always is ... Awesome atmosphere, fantastic food and superb service

JD
JanetD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was exceptional. The halibut was delicious.

MM
MilesM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having never been the meal and experience exceeded our expectations very quickly. Being the second oldest building in Halifax was very cool. Can't wait to go back!

R
Rosemarie
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions were ample but more importantly delicious and well-presented

n
nancyf
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Well greeted, sercvce was great. Food was excellent!
Would definitely go back and recommend highly!

AP
AndrewP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was amazing.

JB
JeffB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible ambience, amazing drink selection.

m
mikec
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great time. This was our first dinner out since the COVID outbreak, and Press Gang made it a very comfortable, safe, and delicious evening to celebrate our anniversary

AG
AndreaG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend The Drill - we loved our courses! The only thing missing was a wine recommendation. Great food.

DD
DavidD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Press Gang several times now and we've never been disappointed. The service is great, the food is always amazing. We would strongly recommend.

A
Antoine
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and a pleasant surprise that we got a private table when it wasn't specifically reserved, ordered the drill and of course everything was fantastic!

BD
BillD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our visit to the Press Gang was very good in some sense. The décor, ambience and service were excellent. The music very good and appropriate for this venue , well located in downtown Halifax. The malbec was fine for our entre . The Caesar was constructed with leaf lettuce rather than romaine. there was very little garlic or parmesan rendering the salad bland and disappointing. The main course we ordered tenderloin and flatiron steak. The accompanying vegetables were very good. Both steaks were well below an acceptable standard. We grill tenderloin and flank steak at home, the tenderloin was below expectations, a bit chewy . the flatiron was tough at tasteless, would not order this again. The deserts were tasty $$$$ cost, value $$

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On holiday from NL and the 4 of us had The Drill. Everything was amazing, creative, and well presented. Can’t recommend this experience enough!!!

TM
TashaM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious ! Beautiful ambiance.... great place for a romantic dinner :)

DO
DawnO
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that they gave us a bit of the history of this historic building. The food was truly amazing as was the staff. They met our every request.
The guitarist they had playing was spectacular!

TB
TomB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambience and the food was delicious! Friendly staff and good size portions.

KA
KellyA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always, great customer service, and great live music during dinner! We loved the entire package!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third timing trying “The Drill”, and I will definitely be coming back for a fourth. I highly suggest having the chef do it with a wine pairing.

L
vipLoves2dineout
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance

E
Evangeline
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The Chef's drill was amazing! Hats off to the kitchen! everything we had was absolutely delicious.

P
Patrick
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their COVID-19 protocols are impeccable which was lovely and reassuring to see. Food and service were, as always, EXCELLENT!!

HS
HaleyS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great whiskey, great piano.

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! We appreciated hearing about the history of the building as well.

MW
MaureenW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful interior in a historic building. We went a head and ordered "The Drill", which promised a chef inspired "4-course dining experience...sure to please". Unfortunately, this missed the mark for us. We were very surprised the dishes brought to us were being served as 'Chef inspired', and were just not that impressive. The lobster starter was overcooked, and the salad plate left much to be desired. To top it all off, our server had the personality of a damp towel.
This was a night we had really been looking forward to, and left feeling that the $250 bill we just paid was not worth it.

EE
EugeneE
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice gesture for the four of us to celebrate our anniversary. ie champane

TD
TanyaD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

I've always held Press Gang in high regard, but our experience was less than stellar. The service was amazing, but the food was just average and the ambiance was quite dated. Press Gang is going to need to reinvent themselves in order to compete with places like Little Oak, Ostrich Club, Elliot & Vine, etc.

CR
ColeR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with delicious food. I will 100% come back.

TH
vipTomH
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the “Drill”. It was awesome!

JG
JensonG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Celebrated a birthday staff treated us to wonderful service and a semi private area.

d
vipdougs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress, who also happened to be the manager, went way beyond the call of duty. She knew I was a little disappointed that the Rack of Lamb was not on the current menu. She went to the chef and they prepared a fantastic Lamb chop meal specially for me. Great service, food as always was the best.

JM
JeanM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The service was great but the food was very disappointing. The ribs didn't taste good at all and a few slices of steak and a spoon of mashed potato was certainly n ot worth the money.

CD
ChimeraD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was a little blander then usual and steak cuts were not the best

DC
DeeC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Wonderful service (made the experience) and nice ambiance, but food was cold and only mediocre. For the price, we expected much more.

S
Simpson
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went this past weekend, and our evening just reinforced that the Press Gang is one of the top restaurants in Halifax. Food, wine selection, service, and ambience are all second to none. Can't wait to return!

DM
DanielM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding as always ! We had the The Drill and it was an extrodinary 4 course experience ! Ingredients were fresh , the pairings were innovative, and the taste spectacular!! It was a dingo experience we highly recommend, and we will be back.

AW
AlanW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end experience while it is not inexpensive... fully worth the expenses and time.

B
Bert
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Restaurant is quiet and dark. No view of the city. Secluded and private. Food is nicely presented and good size servings. Service is professional and inviting. Not intimidating.

l
lisaw
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The staff and service outstanding, food fabulous.

TR
TerryR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Top notch ambience and service. Meh food.

FAQs

The Press Gang is rated 4.6 stars by 1580 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by The Press Gang