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The Five Fishermen (upstairs only)
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Ranked #36 of 766 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmichael Street
Transit: One block from major public transit stop.
Description: Join us at Five Fishermen restaurant(upstairs only) 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.
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Lobster Roll on the main floor AWESOME as was the lobster dinner. Don't bother with the lobster pasta.

Thank ChrisandLarry
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen (upstairs only), responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

Dear ChrisandLarry

Thank you for the positive review of our restaurant.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your lobster. Thank you for your feedback.

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Excellent service, very good quality food, but too rich and buttery for me. too much to the french. Had lobster stuffed scallops, very fresh and tasty but too much sauce. Salad bar not g reat. Just depends on what you are looking for. Good marks over all.

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Thank JCD75
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen (upstairs only), responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

Dear JCD75:

Thank you for the positive review of our restaurant.

We’re delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope that you will come see us again the next time you are in the area!

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team

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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 (upstairs only), responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!!!

1  Thank KR_Packwood
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen (upstairs only), responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 (upstairs only), responded to this reviewResponded 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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