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“Fab resto” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
5218 Prince Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
+1 902-423-8816
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Ranked #14 of 615 Restaurants in Halifax
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Continental, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Grand Parade & City Hall
Description: The Press Gang, located in the heart of downtown Halifax, is one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures dating 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, game and poultry dishes to satisfy every palate. Enjoy a vast selection of fine wines and world- class cocktails.
Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fab resto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The atmosphere is great. The food is awesome. The waiters are top class. Love this restaurant. And the oysters are top notch.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Halifax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

They have an item on the menu for two called "The Dril" wich is a bit pricey but well worth it. The oysters are fresh and they carry quite a variety. Try them on the half-shell. The service is impecable.

Visited January 2013
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Sackville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great place for amazing meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Recently tried this restaurant and it was amazing. Service was second to none and they were extremely accommodating even when we arrived about 30 minutes late for our reservation.

Only down side was the lack of parking nearby.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service, bring your credit card”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Dined on a Monday evening and it was fairly quiet. Greeted and seated promptly. If you have someone in your group that is used to just restaurant chain/pub food then it may not be the place for you. Had the Atlantic Beef Fillet which was very nice while the people I was with had halibut and salmon and also enjoyed it. I find the prices are a little steep, especially since the entrees do not include any sort of starter salad. But if you're looking for a nice, quiet dinner with good food then I would recommend.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible food, way over priced.. great atmosphere.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We will not go back. Used to eat hear a few years ago and the food was great. We could not believe how bad the food was. Even if the food was good it was so expansive you would feel ripped off. We feel bad as this restaurant has great atmosphere.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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