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The Five Fishermen

4.5
4.5
2205 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 422-4421

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Greg-His main vision is to offer light, modern and a creative set of updated classics using local seafood and vegetables from around Nova Scotia. With years of experience in a number of styles and cuisines, expect to see a lot from this young Chef as

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us at The Five Fishermen restaurant in Downtown Halifax and let the personalized service and warm contemporary ambiance set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Alana Stobert: (902) 422-4421

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Cross street

    Carmichael Street

  • Parking details

    The Prince George Hotel offers a parking lots just a block up from the restaurant. Located on Grafton Street.

  • Public transit

    One block from major public transit stop.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

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What 2,205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Special Occasion

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

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  1. K

    Kucci

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome restaurant. Service seemed a little slow. Would recommend
  2. CS

    ChristineS

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was very good! Disappointment with market salad for price. They had run out of their vodka signature drink
  3. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant provided a fantastic variety of food options for different diners! They were very accommodating with allergies and happy to answer questions regarding the menu. The waitstaff were knowledgeable on the menu and had a dynamic way of engaging customers in the conversation.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and staff. Food was also delicious!
  5. RM

    ReinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was super nice and food was amazing ! Loved the crab cakes and tuna tataki
  6. SG

    StuG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Made reservations based on recommendations. Seated in back room that had cold air blowing on us. Our food order came to the table uncomfortably quickly. Their specialty lobster order was mediocre and the mussel appetizer had no bread side and nor did the mussel sauce deserve it. Prices appeared excessive in terms of value for taste
  7. OV

    OrsolyaV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was amazing! The best restaurant in town!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great, and the food was good but not outstanding which is what we were expecting, especially for the price. The apps were really good (Tuna tartare and crab cakes). Our mains were good but again, nothing spectacular. We had the five fish experience (lobster was a bit overdone), the salmon (it was great), shrimp linguine (it was good) and the shellfish linguine, which was mediocre. The pasta could have used a bit more sauce as it was a bit dry; it just lacked flavour. The shrimp were a bit over cooked and the mussels were tiny and completely over cooked. For a restaurant that is known for seafood, we were a little disappointed as we had very high expectations based on what we had heard. Again, far from horrible, but didn’t meet our expectations.
  9. LP

    LoisP

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and very attentive waitstaff.
  10. s

    shnh

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful room, attentive and professional service, very good food. Lovely place for a very civilized experience.
  11. GK

    GinaK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were treated very well by our waitress. Celebrated a birthday and we’re greeted with sparkling wine! What a great touch!
  12. RB

    RodB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service . Seafood was fresh and met all expectations
  13. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a phenomenal evening at 5 Fisherman for our anniversary. Exceptional food, service and all around experience. We loved it.
  14. SB

    SteveB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood and drinks and the service was excellent! I had a delectable specialty cocktail and we shared oysters Rockefeller which had just a light touch of cheese so the oysters flavor came thru and was a perfect appetizer. Our waitress Laura recommended the halibut which was done to perfection. My wife had the lobster Thermidor which was also delicious. We both had desserts - the chocolate was creamy and dark and the berries in rice pudding was nice and light. Everything about the meal was wonderful- nice people, warm atmosphere, great food.
  15. DB

    DanB

    Dallas

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice meal at the 5 Fisherman. The service was excellent. Attentive and professional. The food was very good. We had the crab cakes, halibut and swordfish. Each was very tasty. A little bit of a splurge on price but a nice experience.
  16. N

    Novagirl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food tasted good but the pricing was high. Service was a bit slow but they were very friendly
  17. KK

    KatjaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es war ein sehr schöner Abend, mit großartigem Essen und einem tollen Service
  18. NC

    NancyC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were 4 people and two of us had an adequate size portion. The other two had a fish dish ( swordfish and hallibut) and this was - compared to the chicken and pasta dish of the other two people - a very small portion. The fish was good but only a few slices of mini patatoes and 4 slices of carrot. Nicely presented though, but for most people not considered a sufficient meal size.
  19. J

    Jasmine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I would have given them a 5 start but the food was over cooked. I had the rack of lamb which is very hard to find in NS. It was good but over cooked. They didn’t ask my husband or myself how we wanted our meat cooked. Also, I found it slightly off putting having 7 staff members greet us when we walked inside the restaurant. Besides that, very good service and atmosphere.
  20. DW

    DarleneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn’t been here for a number of years but wanted to go again based on my past experience. It was everything I remembered and even better with the redesign. The food was outstanding and I took two people who hadn’t been before. Service was terrific. Make your reservation well in advance so as not to miss this gem.
  21. H

    Helen

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I was there 10 years ago , we are there 3 times in 7 days ..was disappointed at the restaurant .. no clam bar , waiter was ok .. food was ok but nothing exceptional ,
  22. m

    maaf

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Shocked after all reviews how very mediocre food was. My lobster thermidore (c$15 more than Bicycle Thief) came out cold; other fish entrees were mediocre. Male server was slammed on a Wed night without cruise ships in town.
  23. GZ

    GregZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service and ambience was very good. Food was flavourful but not plentiful for the price.
  24. LB

    LaurentB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Perhaps we are London-based snubs... but the food was very poor and we rarely write reviews. Fish was totally overcooked. Scallops were like rubber. Halibut was turned into a paste. Salmon too. The risotto was like porridge - unedible. They accepted the criticism and came back with the same issues. Waitress was very professional and we ended up not paying for the main dish but would have preferred to pay and have a decent dinner. This was really a huge disappointment and a cook who has no idea how to cook...
  25. MM

    MarioM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent & the wait staff were very polite & helpful. Definitely recommend it
  26. W

    kW7ters

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we especially enjoyed the dessert. The service was excellent as well.
  27. JH

    JudyH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience, the service was excellent, our server was very efficient and friendly with a lovely smile. The food was also excellent, the fish cakes were the best ever tasted. The entire evening was an experience we will remember and would go back there anytime.
  28. SQ

    StaffordQ

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding! However the upstairs area was very hot a/c should have been turned up.
  29. k

    kelly

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service, music was a little loud, especially in the bathroom. Would highly recommend this place for a nice date night.
  30. ML

    MarcoL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was wonderful. Great restaurant, I recommend!
  31. CH

    CassandraH

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service from the host to waiter to bus staff. Very busy, but you didn’t feel rushed. The fish, lobster and scallops were perfectly cooked. Great job!
  32. KW

    KandiceW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice ambiance, although restaurant felt very humid. Food was tasty, cocktails were excellent. Service was great. Special thanks to Mavish for making our dining experience extra special!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was rich and delicious, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress Kristen was incredible! Would highly recommend.
  34. j

    joycek

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood with varied menu for non seafood appetites. The pricing is good and competitive with equivalent high end. As nice as I've had anywhere.
  35. CR

    CharleneR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience from the moment we sat down until we left was spectacular. Our server Laura was very good at her job. She was very friendly, professional and knew the menu. She provided suggestions and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The food was hot, flavourful and sooooo good! Totally exceeded our expectations!
  36. E

    Ester

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb is amazing! 🥰 love it ❤️Definitely will have dinner with my friend next time
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We first went here 30 years ago on our honeymoon and loved it back then. Now, on our 30th anniversary we came back. So much has changed and the place has been totally remodelled. Most importantly though the service, the food and the ambiance here has continued to be amazing! Won’t be 30 years till we visit again!
  38. AS

    AssetouS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to restaurants here in Halifax but I will say so Far this has been one of the best. The food is 10/10, the waitress was just amazing. I’ll recommend this restaurant 100%
  39. JW

    JenniferW

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was polite prompt and he knew his whisky. Food was excellent, well proportioned and very flavourful. Table was spacious and the four of us never felt cramped. We’ll be going again very soon
  40. JK

    JerryK

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Service (Laura) was superb throughout our dinner. She brought us some complimentary lobster risotto given this was our last night in Nova Scotia. Lobster was over cooked (meat hard and had to be cut with a knife) and tenderloin was also overcooked. Overpaid for what we got.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Five Fishermen is rated 4.5 stars by 2205 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 84 times today
Google Map for The Five Fishermen

1740 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2B6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Carmichael Street

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The Prince George Hotel offers a parking lots just a block up from the restaurant. Located on Grafton Street.

  • Public transit

    One block from major public transit stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Greg-His main vision is to offer light, modern and a creative set of updated classics using local seafood and vegetables from around Nova Scotia. With years of experience in a number of styles and cuisines, expect to see a lot from this young Chef as

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (902) 422-4421

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us at The Five Fishermen restaurant in Downtown Halifax and let the personalized service and warm contemporary ambiance set the tone for an exceptional dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Alana Stobert: (902) 422-4421

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