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“Oyster Happy Hour!”
Review of The Five Fishermen

The Five Fishermen
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Ranked #17 of 720 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmichael Street
Transit: One block from major public transit stop.
Description: 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.
Fredericton
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Oyster Happy Hour!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Between 4pm & 6pm every day this restaurant has half price oysters and $4 Caesars. We wandered in by accident ... thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Oysters were excellent. Service was very good. We will definitely be going back.

Visited September 2013
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Thank TonyaRenee
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear TonyaRenee:

Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant.

We’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed Oyster Happy Hour at The Grill. We look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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Vancouver, Canada
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158 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Don't let the name mislead you it is a great seafood restaurant!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Had the lobster stuffed in scallop as entree, not sure how its the best seafood restaurant because have had much better seafood elsewhere in canada! Service was decent and interesting mussels and salad bar (but quality of the mussels/salad bar was average). The blueberry lime cheesecake just tasted like cheescake, no blueberries or lime flavour at all. Would not recommend if that is the only restaurant you plan to try in halifax (especially given the price)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank ProudCanadianTravell
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear ProudCanadianTravell:

Thank you for your review of our restaurant.

We thank you for coming in and appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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Toronto, Canada
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“Worst most expensive sandwich ever!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Went to this place and ordered a lobster sandwich, the roll was absolutely dry, not a spec of mayo or any dressing, blob of lobster set in the middle, was stale and dry! Fries were actually crumbs of leftovers, worst sandwich I had in my life! Would never go here again! Rip off place!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Terry B
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Terry B:

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

We are sorry to hear that your lobster roll did not meet your expectations – nor ours. We normally receive excellent feedback on this menu item. We have shared your comments with the team for training purposes.

We appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Third Visit”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Third visit to this excellent restaurant, easy to find in central Halifax near the ice hockey stadium. Went with friends for supper, starter was mussels you just help yourself too from a big tray and a fish curry for mains served in a roti, surf and turf also good. Staff pleasant and very helpful. Wine reasonably priced but food a bit pricey would still return when in town.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank RonRange
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear RonRange:

Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant.

We’re delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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Windsor, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A bit of a letdown”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I have been going to the Five Fishermen for several years when we are in Halifax. When we first started going, the food and service were excellent. Unfortunately, over the years the food has become ok, and the service has slipped a lot more.
We had a reservation, yet ended up in a table by the staff counter. The waitress gave an attitude of "whatever." It was not a busy night, so maybe she was just bored. At least until a larger group came in. Then she was all bustle and awake. Maybe the requirement was a large tip, I don't know. She lost out on ours instead when she ignored us.
My wife ordered scallops. They were stuffed with lobster, but I am not sure that 4 scallops were worth $42.00.

Between the escalating prices and slowing service, I don't think we will be back. We enjoyed several other restaurants while in town, and no longer think of the Five Fishermen as a must do.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank netsengineer1951
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Netsengineer1951:

Thank you for posting your thoughts on your experience.

We are disappointed that your dining experience did not meet your expectations – nor ours. We normally receive excellent feedback for our service and we are sorry that this did not happen in your case. We have shared your comments with the team.

We appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,

The Five Fishermen Leadership Team
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