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

5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
+1 902-423-8816
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (148 reviews)
“cod” (18 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
Write a Review
Reviews (628)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 628 reviews

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

Thank TorontoFoodie2015
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Auction House
264 reviews
.07 km away
The Wooden Monkey
839 reviews
.08 km away
The Five Fishermen
1,085 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
2,060 reviews
.29 km away
Neptune Theatre
147 reviews
.17 km away
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
216 reviews
.18 km away
St. Paul's Church
113 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lor M
Do you have anything on the menu for non-seafood lovers (it is hard to believe they exist lol)?
11 March 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
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
0
Votes
Zhao M
Do you provide lobsters during March m? I know it's not the season. Thanks
10 February 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Kelly H
If I were to order " the drill" what might I actually be served? Are there any reviews on this?
22 August 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
2
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$30
Meals
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
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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.