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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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  • Excellent62%
  • 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 5 days ago

Among the fine dining restaurants in Halifax, The Press Gang is the number one for me. Atmosphere, food quality and taste, drink pairings are superb, Must visit.

Thank Ealda
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the Press Gang for a whisky tasting with some friends. The atmosphere is cozy and historic. It's a must visit in Halifax. The food was incredible and only outdone by the service. The lamb lollipops were cooked to perfection on a bed of...More

Thank WellTravelledNS
Reviewed 6 days ago

this restaurant gets better - creative chef, accommodating staff, excellent selection of wines and whiskies. convenient location in city centre. located in an historic heritage building. always enjoyable.

Thank emrosenberg
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to the Press Gang during open city on Saturday. I had their Kangaroo Slider and a pint of Nine Lock Blonde. The slider was freshly prepared and had a good taste despite finding that I am not a huge fan of Kangaroo meat....More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the old pub atmosphere along with the delicious food and drink. Service is decent, although our waiter disappeared to serve a party and we had to flag someone else down. The oysters are expensive, but really good. Overall, a very nice experience.

Thank dpjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge on oysters and scotch - lots of variety for the oyster and scotch lovers. I'm neither so I can't comment on this. The service was amazing and my lobster was succulent - best I've ever had. My husband and I think...More

Thank minougolden
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Press Gang is without question the best whisky bar in the region. It boasts an exhaustive range of whiskies form Scotland, Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere but where it excels is in the incredible selection of single malts whiskies many of which are rare...More

Thank NKJ2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has really good ambiance as soon as you walk in that makes you feel good. The menu is diverse, and the food is very tasty. One of our group has sever seafood allergy, so asked for her dinner to be carefully prepared to...More

Thank Beerwolf4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Press Gang Restaurant is the best restaurant in Halifax hands down. Visited on Saturday night with live jazz music to listen too. The tuna Niçoise salad was amazing as well as my beef tenderloin. Too full for dessert. The service was outstanding, and very...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Press Gang is stunning in its "old school" fine dining ambiance The dishes were stunningly plated and the food tasted superb That said the total experience for the amount spent and reviews and reputation was average Our table reservation was at a table that...More

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Lor M
Do you have anything on the menu for non-seafood lovers (it is hard to believe they exist lol)?
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
Do you provide lobsters during March m? I know it's not the season. Thanks
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
If I were to order " the drill" what might I actually be served? Are there any reviews on this?
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$22 - US$30
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.