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“Never disappoints ”

The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Ranked #13 of 791 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$36
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, 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 29 December 2017 via mobile

The Press Gang gets it right. The Florida branch of the family joined us on a wintery night for a wonderful evening here. 9-year-old grandson tried the elk and pronounced it wonderful. 7-year-old granddaughter tried the great charceturie and shared it with gram, who, in turn, shared her wonderful seafood pasta.

Whereas many places cheat with the sides, at The Press Gang, every main is accompanied with the perfect complement of veggies, sauces, and garnishes.

Desserts are few but perfect examples of what they are.

Service is just right: attentive but not intrusive; just the right degree of friendliness.

Not an economical meal, but a fine one.

Lots of single malts, good and reasonable wine choices, and for those so inclined, many, many oysters.

Highly recommended.

Thank Myles G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We went with a group of people and really enjoyed it. One person wasn't all that impressed with her dish and staff were exceptional in accommodating her! The homemade chocolates at the end were to die for!

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Thank Dale T
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Oysters are amazing - very personable bar staff. Atmosphere is very elegant/cozy. Come here often for a drink after work.

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1  Thank lajohnson577
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I really enjoyed the oysters selection at Press Gang. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. The only serious downside was the VERY loud band playing Friday night. Still, I had a great evening and will stop by again next time I'm in Halifax.

1  Thank lcf2001
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We came in late and ordered the 6 course tasting menu called "the drill". The only thing that the waiter told us was that we need to have time.

We had time
What came out was unbelievable. 6 huge courses!!
Not the hoity toity portions of super fine dining.
By the 6th course - the dessert course , we we're served a platter of desserts and chocolates. I couldn't believe that my stomach was saying no to such delicious food.
I have never had a tasting menu defeat me. Definitely tasty and a bang for the buck!

1  Thank Rain2018
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