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The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
+1 902-423-8816
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely seafood dinner tonight. Atypical for us, we ordered the same dishes. We started with the chowder which was rich with cream and sherry but not tasting much of fish, although there were chunks of fish in the soup....More

Thank arlington_VAFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick pint. Good service, very good beer. Too early for supper but the menu looked good. Darkened beams and brass bar rails, great atmosphere. Regret not stopping for an early supper

Thank 1chad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent -- except for several plates that were cold. After they were replaced, that food was excellent, too.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was heading to somewhere else when found this restaurant. Very accomodating and found us a table downstairs. Good wine list tried a bottle of Canadian Chardonnay very enjoyable. Food rich but very good.

Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Press Gang. The food was excellent, and the service was great. The restaurant is located in one of the oldest buildings in Halifax. They have done a great job modernizing it while keeping the charm of the older building.

Thank thelonepiper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated in the bar area - it was not too crowded so it was not too noisy. Ordered the ceviche and the sea bass. Both very good but the sea bass was a bit greasy. My husband had a dozen oysters (3 of...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This blast from the passed heritage building houses a unique restaurant called "The Press Gang". From the outside one would think this is a little pub in an old building. Once you walk through the door you realize that this establishment is an elegant and...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently went for dinner here on our last night in Canada. This was the best meal we have had, and we've had some pretty good meals. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was superb. We both ordered the halibut and it was cooked...More

Thank Nellie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been meaning to write this for awhile, but just got busy with life. My husband and I were invited back to Press Gang on the house, because of our previous disappointment. We ordered the steaks and they were absolutely Devine. We also ordered...More

1  Thank darlenem102017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an appetizer and a beer at the pub. Both were very good. They have a nice selection of local beers as well as a very wise selection of whiskeys. The tuna tataki is a good portion size and I really enjoyed my dirty blond...More

Thank Jeff H
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Lor M
11 March 2017|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we have 5 or 6 non-seafood entrées on our new menu plus a bar menu with another 3 non-seafood options. Chris
Zhao M
10 February 2017|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
Hi Zhao, We don't actually have lobster on our menu in the winter but if you give us a few days notice and let us know how many you would like we could bring some in for you. chris Director of Operations The Press Gang... More
Kelly H
22 August 2015|
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Response from marniebeau | Reviewed this property |
The drill is a surprise tasting menu inspired on the day you are there by the chef. There isn't much opportunity to change what is offerred, but. of course, if you are allergic or have a major aversion to a food, they would... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$36
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
    (Grand Parade & City Hall)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-8816
  • E-mail
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.
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