The ambiance and service was amazing. The food was just OK considering the price. The single malt scotch offerings are the best in the city. I would highly recommend this place as a romantic night out.
Always a great meal when I eat here. Tonight the Halibut was amazing. Loved the choice of vegetables..
Best Halibut dish I’ve ever had, the vegetables were perfectly seasoned as well. The atmosphere is welcoming and overall a great place for special occasions
The food at the Press Gang is fabulous, the service is top notch and the ambiance is great. So why not a five star review? - The problem for me is the wine list - it is rather boring and certainly overpriced. Most restaurants of this caliber will have a wine list filled with unique offerings and arranged by country or overall attributes. I expect to find wines that I can't get any place else and some simple assistance with pairing. The Press Gang wine list looks to be right off the shelf of the NSLC, differentiated only by red or white and with a very high markup. I expect that many places will charge double the store price, but I saw several wines on the list that I were more than 3 times the store price. More and more the trend in high-end restaurants is to make profit from the food and lower the markups on wine.
always enjoy the service and superb quality of the food at Press Gang. One of the best in Halifax!
Always amazing food and amazing service. Scotch list is top notch.
Another delicious meal at The Press Gang. Went with a friend over the weekend and had a wonderful time. Enjoyed some oysters to start, lots of variety available. Beautiful, creative, high quality food. I love the atmosphere, the building is old and unique in the most wonderful way. Our server was kind, attentive, and knowledgeable.
The food was very well cooked
Service was on point and met our needs
We felt rushed, they seemed to be wanting to flip the table. I could see them standing on the corner with our next course waiting for my last bite so they could bring the next course right away.
We had oysters to start, scallops as appy, the mac/cheese and seafood pasta, and a great desert.
It was a cool spot, next time we would book for 8:30 instead of 7:30 as we had a nice surprise when leaving of a good piano player.
Incredible atmosphere and amazing food!
Beautiful bar...every spirit imaginable and the freshest Oysters.
We considered The Press Gang as our special occasion go to restaurant that has never let us down in the past. On our last visit it was to celebrate Valentine's day and we had been advised that there would be a table d'hote menu rather than the usual for the evening. As mentioned, based on past experience we had confidence in the food and service despite the fact that the $75 per person charge for this menu seemed even more expensive than usual. We ended up being disappointed with the small portions (although well presented), limited selection and the lack of quality service given the main plate was not to my wife's taste to enjoy and no offer to have it corrected. All in all we are sorry to say The Press Gang did not live up to it's otherwise higher standard that you should expect at this price point.
Great service and rapport with Brad our Server who was quite professional and informative assisting us in wine choice.
Food and service was really good, but the price was much more than expected from looking at the website and dining menu. Still a great place to bring a date or to just have a nice meal.
Wonderful meal guys! Perfectly suited to a dinner date night!
Always excellent both front and back if the house. Well staffed with very knowledgeable folks, great Scotch selection, fresh oysters always. This is our go-to favorite, and one of the best in the city.
Food was great; a little beyond the usual (elk and ostrich).
Our server, Robyn, was exceptional.
It was excellent! They had catered to my birthday request and has a dessert brought out for my friend after we finished our meal. Relaxing atmosphere, wonderful staff, and great food!
Great meal with dedicated staff. Food was fresh and delicious. The oysters !
I was going to take my wife out to a different place for her birthday, but she liked The Press Gang so well last year that we had to go back. The food was excellent, the service friendly and knowledgable... the one drawback was the noise level, due to a large table of revellers nearby. But even that was not sufficient to ruin a great evening at The Press Gang!
Our service was fantastic. Overall-3 out of 4 were very pleased with their meal
Food was great. Nice oyster selection.everyone enjoyed their meals. The server was fun. Service was spot on. Wasn't overly busy so was quite and we had a room all to ourselves.
Great food and service. 2nd time we've had reservations for a special occasion and they have seated us in the bar rather than the dining room which is usually a lot quieter. First time, I asked them to move us and they did so right away. This time I didn't ask so I guess it is partly on me. I could understand it if I was in my 20s but I am over 70 so it would seem logical to keep us out of the bar area?
this is a consistently great restaurant. local ingredients and masterful preparation by the culinary team is second to none. there are many theme nights with live music or scotch tasting. incredible oyster selection and great bar seating. its historic with a modern flair. lots of different seating options from intimate dining to groups to business anniversaries or whatever. in the centre of the city in the heart of biz and entertainment district.
Excellent food, great ambiance. Always an enjoyable experience!
Very pricey but wonderful New Years dinner.
Good food, excellent service, great ambiance. We had our anniversary here and it was a wonderful choice, the staff did their best to make it very special and they succeeded. The Foie Gras sauce was a bit too acidic for our taste but the rest of the meal (especially the Duck) was delicious. I also enjoyed the Elk but wish the portion of meat was more and the blueberry gnocchi that accompanied it was a miss for me. The Creme Brûlée they served which was an egg nog flavor was delicious. I also enjoyed their daily flavored butter. Great experience overall.
Very nice place with amazing food. We love it
What a late night find. Arriving later than expected from a flight it was hard to find a nice place to eat and have a drink. Although the kitchen was closed...the oysters were there to accompany our wine & beer. A delightful treat at 10:45 in the evening. What a spectacular historical property! We will be back.
To top it off there was spontaneous live music & song;-)
Great service, the chowder was excellent, but I was disappointed in the gnocchi - heavy and gluey like they were made with the wrong potatoes :/
Had a wonderful time. Quiet corner for two. Food was delicious from a varied menu.
Robyn was an excellent server, helpful with suggestions and in formation and always smiling,
Excellent dining experience would definitely recommend this restaurant and go again
Food, service and atmosphere were fantastic! This was our first time to Press Gang and we will be back!
My meal was way too salty. They were awesome in dealing with it, and didn't charge me. The chef tasted it, agreed with me, and apologized. I think it was a blip; my companion's food was excellent. I would return, because of the attentive and friendly service, and attitude.
Food was great.
This was our 6th visit in 5 months, we like the restaurant and atmosphere.
However, it is now very noticeable that the staff are encouraged to pour wine to ridiculous levels in your glasses to squeeze a further bottle out of you. Margins per table are obviously very important to this restaurant. This is either an instruction from above or staff looking to enhance tips.
We drink our fair share of wine with food. There was NO NEED to be so blatant. We would have had a third bottle if it had not been so obvious, but our party went elsewhere to continue.
The food is excellent and that is what we went for. The wine issue I will control moving forward in my own unique way.
Beautiful character location with old stone walls, wood floors and lots of nooks and crannies. Very nice menu with multiple oyster varieties, great seafood selection and nice variety of "land" options. Menu includes elk, rabbit, duck and lamb. Very nice presentation. My seafood chowder starter includes one "cold" oyster and a very creamy base with lots of seafood. Followed up with elk which was excellent. My wife enjoyed her oyster Rockefeller and lamb. Nice bottle of red wine from Burrowing Owl in BC.
Highly recommend for a special occasion. Enjoyed the live music that occurs on Fridays and Saturday evening. Will return again.
Back once more for travel and work I find myself seeking out the press gang each time I come to Halifax as it always delivers Had robin Great server lots of knowledge food well ill let you try for yourself and you should Excellent steak Pei blue dot they call it cooked to perfection duck fat potatoes match made in heaven
Thank you Robin
and thank you press gang for always making me feel welcome while I am away
Ps Try the peanut butter pie it is to die for
I’ve enjoyed the Press Gang in the past and was looking forward to a return. As the prices tend to be on the higher end this isn’t in my normal restaurant rotation.
The room and atmosphere is fantastic. The wait staff is younger and I was worried as a friend who ate there recently expressed concerns, I however had no issues with this. Wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable.
Starters included the House chowder which was Excellent. The valley salad was drenched in vinegar. The peppers had soaked it up and it was borderline inedible.
The beef tenderloin was supposed to be medium rare and was served medium well. Garnish on that dish included carrots which were overdone to almost being mushy.
The second main was the elk tenderloin. Requested temperature was rare but was served at medium. Again the carrots were beyond cooked. The blueberry gnocchi were nice.
Unfortunately expectations of a wonderful meal never materialized and the food was sub par at best. After the meal, friends who had dined their recently gave me a similar review.
As it stands, I would not recommend this restaurant.
I was there with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time. We were able to talk easily and enjoyed some menu items that neither of us had previously tried. The food was superb!
The Wine list had ample selection of all varieties and price ranges.
This was only my second time at this restaurant and it has impressed me both times. Can't wait to go back again.
Had the 5 course sur
We had great evening, the food was hot, excellent presentation and tasted awesome. Staff and service was fast and friendly. Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere.
Loved the food but the wine list was a bit lacking, subpar choices that were over priced.