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The Five Fishermen

4.6
4.6
2045 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

10:30 PM


Booked 50 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

Popular dishes

What 2,045 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

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  1. AL

    AdrianL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was enjoyable and the environment is very lively.
  2. LG

    LiseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service and the staff made it extra special foe my spouse's birthday! Can't wait to go back!
  3. D

    David

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, attentive friendly service. But a little too quick. Our mains arrived while we were still eating our first courses.
  4. K

    Kord

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the seafood! The Chili shrimp were amazing! And delicious cocktails
  5. r

    roset555

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Ambience and lobster was amazing. The crab cakes tasted off and I bit into a hard shell. when I told my server. She just shrugged and asked if I wanted something else no mention of discount or reversing the charge. Also the website doesn’t mention that it’s not wheelchair or stroller friendly. Stairs everywhere. I have mobility issues and we had a toddler with stroller.
  6. RC

    RyanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, we had the halibut and the lamb both dishes were fantastic. Our server name was Kristen and she was fabulous! She was very accommodating but also not over bearing. We where told we had the last bottle of tidal bay but Kristen took time to find another bottle for us. The experience was absolutely wonderful. Can’t wait to enjoy everything the Five Fishermen has to offer again!
  7. VK

    VanessaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible evening here. Everything was perfect. Thank you!
  8. PP

    PatriciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love our hosted dinners at the Five Fisherman. They never disappoint! :)
  9. KW

    KathleenW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was impeccable - friendly, engaging, thoughtful - it was far above our expectations; even for such a posh spot. The food was delicious. The cocktails were unique and refreshing. Desserts were just the right size. The cost was on the higher end, but worth absolutely every penny.
  10. HF

    HF123

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Waitress took care of my toddler's needs. Thank you
  11. c

    camilleb

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Both waiters were very pleasant and very helpful. The food was excellent; however, some shellfish were a bit overdone and the lobster was a bit though. We had a lovely evening as we were celebrating a 50+ year wedding anniversary. We will not hesitate to recommend to friends Thank you again.
  12. AC

    AndreaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Didn’t realize it wasn't wheelchair accessible. Our table was down stairs it was dark felt like I was in a gentleman's club. Staff was around the bar chatting very loudly. Wasn’t a good experience.
  13. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very efficient and friendly. Drinks and dinner were delivered in a timely fashion. Food was very good.
  14. BD

    BernaD

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. Our server was amazing. Lovely personality, great service and delicious food.
  15. MF

    MartyF

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The food was not what we expected for such a high class establishment. Our Acadian Linguine was very underwhelming and we wouldn’t have finished if we were not starving. And the signature Fish Fish dish was not worth the 52 dollar price tag.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The first time I ate there was 3 years ago. I had the best meal that I have ever eaten at a restaurant. I was excited to go back this year for the first time post pandemic. Apparently there is a new chef. Still an amazing meal, but probably a top 5 best meal I have ever had. Great, but not quite as mind-blowing as it was before. Still something that I will look forward to when visiting Halifax.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We were a little thrown off when we entered in the music was quite loud but the dining is upstairs and it’s not loud at all up there! We had the five fisherman experience and it was delicious!!!
  18. HC

    HappyCustomer

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely excellent, our compliments to the chef!Skyler treated us like royalty, he was amazing!
  19. ND

    NoraD24

    Atlantic Canada

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and fantastic food. Cocktails were exceptional.
  20. NK

    NancyK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exemplary service. Questions answers. Needs anticipated & fulfilled sometimes before we knew we needed something. A dining experience we would like wherever we dine.
  21. TE

    TEmmj

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was absolutely fabulous! Our server had incredible wine knowledge and made the perfect wine recommendation. Never fails to be a wonderful meal.
  22. JL

    JeanneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received was world class. Our waitress Laura went above and beyond to take care of us. As we were celebrating our anniversary, Laura brought us champagne, roses and a special dessert. Our experience at the 5 Fishermen will never be forgotten.
  23. PM

    PerryM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Great ambiance.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was disappointing very small portions.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Was excited to try some great seafood here and was a little disappointed to be honest. I had the clam chowder and the five fisherman experience. The clam chowder was outstanding. Might’ve been the best clam chowder I’ve ever tasted. Fully worth the price. However the main entree was lacking. First of all I found a hair in my food. Disgusting, but okay, I’ll keep eating because I didn’t want to disappoint our wonderful waitress. The lobster tail was tiny, salmon basic, scallops and shrimp flavourless. It was mostly risotto with some seafood chunks inside. Our waitress was very pleasant, helpful and even brought us a small thank you desert. Overall I’d say there are better places to try seafood in/near Halifax.
  26. KJ

    KipJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would take any of my family members or friends there.
  27. EP

    ErinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough great things about our experience at Five Fisherman. Our expectations were exceeded. From the service, to the atmosphere and of course the food, everything was perfect.
  28. EM

    ElmaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    All food was a bit too salty……………………….. ……………………::
  29. EM

    EthelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great energy and vibes. The staffs were amazing and the restaurant manager was indeed incredible. Love his energy and how he made my friends and I feel welcome and at home. He is indeed amazing. I'll definitely be back next time with more new guests to try out the menu and restaurant. The food was delicious and the drinks were so good and yummy!!. Honestly, I had the best time. Can't wait to come back for more fun memories. See you guys next time. - Ethel McGill
  30. CO

    CatharineO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner :) Seared scallops, pesto encrusted Halibut, seafood linguine- all were perfect.
  31. JK

    JessicaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and our server Alex was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience and would for sure recommend!
  32. AC

    AnnaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had 5 people in our party. One person received a very overcooked swordfish. It was returned and replaced quickly with a different dish. The server however did not take the overcooked meal off of the bill and we had to actually ask for it to be removed. They didn’t really seem to be overly sorry about either issue. Our bill was $480 before tip. A visit by the manager with a sincere apology and possibly an offer of something complementary are usually the way restaurants handle these types of issues. Disappointed for this supposed level of restaurant.
  33. GP

    GProvost

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant with an amazing staff! I would 100% recommend this beautiful place. Not only is the decor, the food and the ambiance simple magical but our server was fantastic! Our server, who only told us at the end that she was a sommelier, paired us with the perfect wine during our meal. And the food, oh my the food, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so well before. It was absolutely delicious! Bonus: it was my husbands birthday and our server brought out a couple of candles in the dessert but in such an elegant way that didn’t seem over the top tacky. Thank you for everything and we will definitely go back if we ever visit Halifax again!
  34. AS

    AlyssaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Our meal didn’t need to take over 4 hrs 6:15-out after 1030… For a business meeting with clients - the service was slow and lacked. Had to ask for water, for a dessert menu 3 times, our plates to be cleared when they sat for a long time. Would recommend the tuna tartare and scallops Don’t get the lobster risotto - very weird tasting For business meetings at this high price point I would go somewhere else next time.
  35. P

    Patty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and came fairly quick. Not the most intimate or quiet place with how close the seats are, but food easily makes up for it.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    A bit disappointed in our meal and service. Halibut was over cooked, the lobster dinner could have used drawn butter. The profiteroles were over done and the panacotta on a cookie was not able to be broken with a spoon (cookie). Service was sparse did not check in on how are meals were done. Not bad. Not good. Always made this a stop while in Halifax but there are better places downtown and on the wharf. Certainly over priced for our meal and experience tonight. P.S. if you have mobility issue there is no nearby parking, no valet service and lots of stairs to the dining area.
  37. SS

    SheilaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but the entry was a bit small. Service was great and the soundings' were nice.
  38. SS

    StevenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Wife’s Whole Lobster was good but putting 20 potatoes to fill the plate is not wise. Mixed vegetables would be preferred. I had a $53 Seafood platter which advertises Shrimp, Scallops, lobster tail, haddock and Risotto. The plate was loaded with Risotto, had 2 shrimp, 2 scallops, a tiny piece of haddock and a Lobster tail which was so small that after it was cooked gave 1 bite of Lobster. People don’t mind spending money for a decent portion of quality food. It should’ve been called a Risotto platter. Nice atmosphere and servers.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wanted to enjoy a nice seafood meal on my final night in Halifax and Five Fishermen didn’t disappoint. I had the crab cakes to start (which were fine, but not near as good as the Maryland cakes I’m used to) but then came the lobster! I’ve enjoyed various lobsters globally, from Cape Town to Maine, and I can honestly say this was the best lobster I’ve ever had. Cooked to perfection, sweet and tender, it was magnificent.
  40. JM

    JohnM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, as was the service. Our waitress was excellent! Prices were expensive, but we expected and new it prior to booking. Overall a very good experience.

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 4.6 stars by 2045 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 50 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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