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The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0B1, Canada (Grand Parade & City Hall)
+1 902-423-8816
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sudbury, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of the fine dining restaurants we visited in Halifax this was by far our favourite. Located within The Carleton, which besides two churches, is the oldest building in Halifax. Originally built for Richard Bulkeley, an influential administrator in Halifax, it saw many visits by King William IV as well as Prince Edward (father to Queen Victoria). The Press Gang has... More 

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Thank Eric M
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Thank Ealda
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 garlic mash with asparagus and smoked/roasted carrots. The mini Press Gang banana split for dessert... More 

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Thank WellTravelledNS
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank emrosenberg
Halifax, Canada
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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. It was nice to see them participate. They have a pretty cool atmosphere and bar... More 

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Thank Matt B
Ottawa, ON
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

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Thank dpjr
Ottawa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 they flavour the steam somehow. The meat was infused with a very slight garlic or... More 

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Thank minougolden
Halifax
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 and hard to find. Add to all of that a knowledgeable and attentive wait staff... More 

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Thank NKJ2
Burlington
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 avoid contact with shellfish...the restaurant made a special effort to do so. Would most definitely... More 

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Thank Beerwolf4
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4 reviews
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 attentive. This restaurant should be on your bucket list if ever in Halifax.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?