We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Reserve with OpenTable
The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #9 of 748 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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. Please note that due to our liquor conversion license, minors cannot be in the dining room past 9pm.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was one of the best meals I've had in the last year, and I always try to hit a really good restaurant or two whenever I travel. I had halibut with a ginger risotto. It was only one meal, but this restaurant seemed to stack up very well against the finer establishments in far larger cities. The service was excellent too. The meal was reasonably expensive, but exceptionally good and most comparable meals I've had have been more expensive.

Thank WmFerguson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (699)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

535 - 539 of 699 reviews

Reviewed February 21, 2013

The service was very good - prompt, pleasant and friendly. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave very accurate descriptions of the dishes. The food - simply excellent.

Thank Linda C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The atmosphere is great. The food is awesome. The waiters are top class. Love this restaurant. And the oysters are top notch.

Thank piripirigirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 7, 2013

They have an item on the menu for two called "The Dril" wich is a bit pricey but well worth it. The oysters are fresh and they carry quite a variety. Try them on the half-shell. The service is impecable.

Thank Jim M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Recently tried this restaurant and it was amazing. Service was second to none and they were extremely accommodating even when we arrived about 30 minutes late for our reservation.

Only down side was the lack of parking nearby.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank rleblanc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar also viewed

 
Halifax, Halifax Region
 

Been to The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing