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The Press Gang
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
sherry dill risotto/scallops/jumbo shrimp/NS lobster Atlantic halibut
NS lobster boiled & cracked/grilled corn/potato croquette drawn butter/grilled lemon
PEI Blue Dot Beef Tenderloin
6oz/mushroom duxelle mash potato/roasted cherry tomatoes/seasonal vegetables/mushroom glaze
Awesome food! Our waitress was outstanding and very helpful when picking options.
Sublime - as it always is ... Awesome atmosphere, fantastic food and superb service
As always, the food was exceptional. The halibut was delicious.
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!
The portions were ample but more importantly delicious and well-presented
Well greeted, sercvce was great. Food was excellent!
Would definitely go back and recommend highly!
Great restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was amazing.
Incredible food, incredible ambience, amazing drink selection.
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
Highly recommend The Drill - we loved our courses! The only thing missing was a wine recommendation. Great food.
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.
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!
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 $$$$ cost, value $$
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!!!
Delicious ! Beautiful ambiance.... great place for a romantic dinner :)
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!
Fantastic ambience and the food was delicious! Friendly staff and good size portions.
Great food, as always, great customer service, and great live music during dinner! We loved the entire package!
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.
Amazing food, service and ambiance
The Chef's drill was amazing! Hats off to the kitchen! everything we had was absolutely delicious.
Their COVID-19 protocols are impeccable which was lovely and reassuring to see. Food and service were, as always, EXCELLENT!!
Great service, great food, great whiskey, great piano.
Food and service were amazing! We appreciated hearing about the history of the building as well.
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.
A very nice gesture for the four of us to celebrate our anniversary. ie champane
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.
Amazing place with delicious food. I will 100% come back.
Had the “Drill”. It was awesome!
Great food and service. Celebrated a birthday staff treated us to wonderful service and a semi private area.
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.
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.
Food was a little blander then usual and steak cuts were not the best
Wonderful service (made the experience) and nice ambiance, but food was cold and only mediocre. For the price, we expected much more.
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!
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.
High end experience while it is not inexpensive... fully worth the expenses and time.
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.
We had a wonderful time. The staff and service outstanding, food fabulous.
Top notch ambience and service. Meh food.
The Press Gang is rated 4.6 stars by 1580 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.