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The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Ranked #21 of 711 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, International
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

Had an amazing time there, food was delicious and service, outstanding. The venue is beautiful and cucumber martinis are heaven like! Definitely worth every penny!

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yellowknife
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“Post wedding meal, out of this world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

We had 6 close friends out to eat with us after our wedding here. We decided to have "the drill" which was about 75$ each for a 5 course meal (more like 20 courses, because each course had 3 mini sections to it). The drill is whatever the chefs feel is fresh or in season. The only choice we had to make was how we wanted the "meat" done. After this, we ordered our wines and waited for the courses with much anticipation since we had no idea what was coming. Let's just say this, one of our friends stated, "This was the best meal of my life!" The flavours were so complex and varied. My favourite was, surprisingly, the mushroom ravioli ( I could have eaten a whole plate of this and I'm not even a mushroom fan). We had seafood to start with scallops, mussels and tuna followed by salads then elk, lamb and flank steak prepared just perfectly! The tiramisu cheesecake was divine. I'll definitely eat here again when I return to Halifax, although probably only for special occasions because of the price.

  • Visited August 2011
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“We've joined the Gang!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

We celebrated an 80th birthday here - a first-time experience for us. Great atmosphere - the live piano was slightly over-amplified, but our waitress fixed that small detail right away...we all sampled different items that were tasty and well-presented. The service was quite slow, but the place was full and our reservation was at prime time, so we sat back and savoured the evening. The Press Gang is now on our "go to" list.

  • Visited September 2011
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New York City, New York
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“Very enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

Everything is great, the decor, the food, the wait staff. Very professional and pleasant. It is not cheap but certainly worth the wonderful experience. We also had a delicious Nova Scotia wine from Annapolis Valley--who knew! I would go back any time--one of my favorite restaurants in Nova Scotia.

  • Visited September 2011
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Canada
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“Very Nice Evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

Had a great evening and dinner at the Press Gang. Service was excellent and atmosphere great. Enjoyed the look of the old stone and beam construction.
Food was very good but not outstanding. Lobster duo was one hit and one partial miss as the grilled lobster was a bit dry and overcooked. Pork tenderloin was very good. Good wine selection and enjoyed the local cheese selaction with port after dinner. All in all a very nice evening.

  • Visited August 2011
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