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The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Canadian, International
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5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X4, Canada (Grand Parade & City Hall)
+1 902-423-8816
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Las Vegas, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ambiance and location are great. The food was terribly overcooked. I had the halibut and there is no other word than dry. The staff is great and it is a comfortable restaurant.

Thank Dawn F
Victoria, Canada
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my whole family to this place when they were visiting Halifax. They really enjoyed the seafood especially the oysters. It was a great meal. Great Atmosphere. Great Service.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just around the corner from the lovely Prince George Hotel is the Press Gang Restaurant. Situated in the second oldest building in Halifax it oozes atmosphere. Venison chops with reindeer moss and delicious mushroom risotto. Custom desert of tiny carmelized apples with a scoop of handmade vanilla ice cream finished the meal accompanied by a yummy 14 year old single... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Having heard many great things over the years about this restaurant we decided since we were in town to finally try it out. Much to my surprise both my partner and I had the best seafood meal we've ever had in Halifax. The oysters were very fresh and there was a great variety to choose from. The main courses of... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Press Gang. We love the cosy, intimate atmosphere. My appetiser of Oysters Rockefeller was delicious and I could have eaten it again! For main course, I chose the salmon two ways, which was slightly disappointing. However, the cocktails were great! I'd go again in the hope that I choose better next time.

Thank Emily R
Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I make a trip to Halifax every few years to visit friends. During each visit, my wife and I make a point to enjoy an evening at the Press Gang. It's great to see that the ambiance is still the same-wonderful. Still a relaxing, wonderful dining atmosphere. However, we noticed that the Manager is not the same one as before.... More 

Thank GuyRF
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

NIce cozy interior, with a great whisky selection. Fresh oysters always available. The menu is great and the food is good, but... no pub food. It would be nice to have some standard pub fare...steak and kidney pie or shepherd's pie. Just a suggestion. After all, looks like a pub, feels like a pub.

Thank DRT1404
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went to press gang with high expectations and was a bit let down, the food was good the oysters were delicious and I enjoyed my lamb chops but my friends didn't enjoy their seafood risotto. The service was great but did not enjoy the live music as it was way too loud and we could not hear each other speak.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Of you haven't been here yet, add it to your bucket list. We enjoyed the sea bass, the halibut, mussels, clams and a great bottle of wine.

Thank Stephen R
Port Credit
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Food, service, ambiance is impeccable. Loved it from start to finish. Had a gathering of 22 of my top clients and it went off beautifully. I find with large groups a lot of restaurants just cannot get it right...Press Gang has it figured out. Loved the ambiance of the "old" house, just stunning Our server was professional and very knowledgeable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 30
Seafood, Canadian, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5218 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3X4, Canada
    (Grand Parade & City Hall)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-8816
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?