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“Great service and a fantastic meal”

The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Ranked #7 of 816 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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 August 13, 2018

We had a group of 30 attend and not one complaint. Every meal was incredible and the service was top notch. Prices are a little above average but inthis case you get what you pay for. We are going back next visit!

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1  Thank daryl g
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

The food at The Press Gang is great! I had the Seafood Risotto which was rich and creamy. My husband had the Blackened Sea Bass, which was also good, but not amazing. Our server and the service in general was the most disappointing part of our experience here. We walked in and had to wait 5-10 min for a table to be cleared, which is understandable and not a problem, but the hostess made it seem like a big inconvenience. The restaurant was not full, but we were placed in a back, dark corner. When our server finally came to us, she did not explain any specials, which we later found out about by overhearing another server, and was not friendly or talkative. Overall, the food was great, but not amazing and the service left something to be desired.

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Thank Lauren C
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This place blew us away! We went for a birthday occasion and wanted to order the drill. Ordered oysters as well (they are part of the bar service rather than kitchen service so you won’t see them as part of the drill). Oysters were fantastic. We loved that you could select the region you wanted the oysters from. The drill was 4 courses with a palette cleanser part way through. Tuna, shrimp, scallops, and bacon wrapped beef tenderloin with a chocolate cake desert. But yours will be different! I can’t recommend this place enough. We will be here again on our next trip!

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Definitely the best seafood chowder in Nova Scotia , full of all seafoods including oysters . The service was excellent despite the fact that there was a very large table as well. We had the fillet steak and the lamb and both were cooked to perfection

1  Thank Lynette R
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We were both very impressed with our meals. My dad had the lamb and said it was cooked perfectly! I had a off menu item made specially by the chef as I have a severe gluten allergy. It was different and delicious! The flourless chocolat cake was divine too! So impŕessed that the server and chef both took the gluten allergy so seriously! The chef even came out to make sure I enjoyed it! Our server was also excellent Highly recommend.

Thank Celeste C
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