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The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
+1 902-423-8816
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (165 reviews)
“cod” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

I made a reservation at this restaurant as part of the Neptune Theatre Dinner & a Show package (includes 2 tickets to the show & two 3-course prix fixe meals). I made reservations for 5:30 and was a little disappointed that, when I arrived and...More

Thank ceilidhsmith
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We ate here while visiting Halifax in March. Dinner was very good. They have a broad menu with fresh seafood and a huge selection of scotch if you are so inclined. The server was new to the restaurant and what he lacked in experience he...More

Thank Comment56
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great menu, well prepared , superb historic atmosphere and the service to match. A special treat for us is to sit at the bar for a dozen oysters and a chilled chablis while selecting our dinner menu. Sometimes we just stay at the bar to...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed April 21, 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary there last year. It was hands down the best meal I've eaten in Halifax. We had the chef's tasting menu...all of the courses were amazing. We told them it was our anniversary, and they sat us at...More

Thank Aileen P
Reviewed April 12, 2016

A mouse ran over my son's foot! The waitress said the manager had been notified. We expected the manager to come speak with us or offer a dessert or SOMETHING. This is one of the top rated restaurants in Halifax? Who is the manager? There...More

2  Thank ManagerFails
Reviewed April 11, 2016

The local band plating there is second to none,. The oysters are just yummy. They have an interesting menu, great service, love the atmosphere. One of my top favs in Halifax.

1  Thank KreaHalifax
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

After a major mistake made by a Press Gang staff member, we received no sort of discount, or anything offered for free. They apologised, but that really doesn't change anything without being backed up by some sort of discount, or offer to actually resolve the...More

1  Thank John J
thepressgang, Director of Operation at The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2016

Hello John, Please let me begin by apologizing for whatever we did that has upset you so much. I would love be be able to respond in greater depth but given there are no details it is hard for me to know what you are...More

Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Press Gang on our first night in Halifax. We are here for a week so planned on returning to explore the menu if it was as good as it seemed in the reviews. Well I have to say nothing disappointed. We...More

Thank Mona C
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Dinner with colleagues in Halifax. Service was A1. Very nice greeting, we were sat right away and someone was there to take our drink order right away. Food was great. Ordered the special of the day, that came with a great lobster risotto. We also...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Four of us visited The Press Gang on Good Friday. The restaurant wasn't overly busy, but steady for a holiday. As usual, the level of service was excellent. The staff were attentive without being overbearing. The menu has a wide selection of choices, with a...More

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Lor M
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we have 5 or 6 non-seafood entrées on our new menu plus a bar menu with another 3 non-seafood options. Chris
Zhao M
February 9, 2017|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
Hi Zhao, We don't actually have lobster on our menu in the winter but if you give us a few days notice and let us know how many you would like we could bring some in for you. chris Director of Operations The Press Gang... More
Kelly H
August 22, 2015|
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Response from marniebeau | Reviewed this property |
The drill is a surprise tasting menu inspired on the day you are there by the chef. There isn't much opportunity to change what is offerred, but. of course, if you are allergic or have a major aversion to a food, they would... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $36
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
    (Grand Parade & City Hall)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-8816
  • E-mail
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. Please note that due to our liquor conversion license, minors cannot be in the dining room past 9pm.
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