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“Best meal in Halifax.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Five Fishermen

The Five Fishermen
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Ranked #18 of 711 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmichael Street
Transit: One block from major public transit stop.
Description: Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 40 years, offering Nova Scotia Seafood, AAA Reserve Angus beef and an array of chef inspired menu items prepared with uncompromising quality. Please be aware we have two restaurants, our casual Grill on the main floor open Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm to 10:00pm. The Restaurant on the second floor open Tuesday to Saturday 5:00pm through 9pm.
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Best meal in Halifax.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Five Fishermen is a bit pricey but well worth it. The lobster stuffed scallops were the best. The mussel bar is a bonus.

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Thank VictoriaGirl470
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear VictoriaGirl470

Thank you for the positive review of our restaurant.

We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again on your next trip to Halifax!

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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Dartmouth, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Waiter Please!!?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We just moved to the area and everyone has raved about this restarant. First let me start off by saying that the food and atmosphere is AMAZING. I would definitely go back for the food alone. The service however leaves much to be desired and left us wondering if we had a waiter to begin with. Not only did he not complete our drink order, we never received bread for our table, not once did he ask us about our meals, offer a refill or clear our plates. Our appetizer plates sat on our tables for 30 minutes before the hostess picked them up. Once our entrees arrived, the waiting didn't even check to see how my steak was cooked. Our dinner plates sat for another 30 minutes while we proceeded to watch our waiter walk by 12 times. Finally we talked to a manager we became so frustrated. Our daughter didn't even get her complimentary desert for her kids meal. We were assured that this level of service isn't customary so we are willing to try it again. I just hope we don't get the same waiter!!!

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank KR_Packwood
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear KR_Packwood:

Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and the atmosphere. We are sorry that you did not enjoy all aspects of your dining experience with us, but we appreciate that you gave us the opportunity to correct the issues on that evening.

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious and safe for Celiac”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Because I have Celiac Disease (no gluten) I rarely dine out. I had the opportunity to speak to the chef over the phone a few days before our dinner and was very impressed with the amount of effort they were willing to go through to make my meal safe for me. They even offered to wash my dishes and cutlery through the dishwasher separately.

The food was delicious and I did not get sick! A great night out of dining with friends. The food was sophisticated and generous in portions.

The staff at Five Fishermen were very professional and attentive to our needs (and wants!). I would defiantly dine there again.

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Thank CeliacTraveler57
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear CeliacTraveler57:

Thank you for the positive review of our restaurant.

We were pleased accommodate your specific needs and are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope that you will come see us again when you are next in the area.

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Seafood, Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Five Fisherman had great seafood, with a fine dining atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was an excellent dining experience, I would definitely return.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank James B
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear JohnSmith125:

Thank you for the positive review of our restaurant.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we appreciate your feedback. Please visit us again the next time you are in Halifax!

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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Timbuktu, Mali
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Food, a bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Had another fantastic meal with about 50 friends. The food was mouth watering, but I thought the proportion of my main meal was on the small side...our waiter Dave was a fun guy and got into the joking around with our group, but while the meal was fantastic, I thought the price I paid was on the high (but not extremely) side.

Visited October 2012
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Thank WBernieMac
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear WBernieMac:

Thank you for the positive review of our restaurant.

We are pleased that you had a good experience in our restaurant. We have passed your comments on to Dave and the team.

Please come see us again soon!

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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