Superblue
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  • Review Count
    3
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 23, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Superblue's Reviews
 
The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill is known for its Nova Scotian Seafood, Alberta Angus beef and an array of Chef-inspired menu items, prepared with uncompromising quality.<br /><br />Recognized annually as one of the best dining experiences in Halifax; it is located in one of downtown's most historical buildings with connections to the Titanic and Halifax Explosion.<br /><br />The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill offers valet parking service beginning at 5pm daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
One of the best in Halifax
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 21/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 21/02/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband & I had dinner on a Saturday night - our first trip to The Five Fishermen. We arrived at 6 pm. The restaurant was relatively quiet, their background music a bit too loud and too "elevator" (no style). As people arrived after us, the annoying music faded some, which was good. We had the poached pear salad & the candied, maple bacon as appetizers.The salad was remarkably good. The candied bacon was thick, surprisingly tender, moist, maple sweet - an interesting treat. Plenty for two to share in 2 slices. For entrees we tried the Five Fisherman fish dish & the 5 oz tenderloin with a lobster tail added. The Five Fishermen was ok, the scallops probably the best of the 5 seafoods represented. The beef tenderlion was perfectly seasoned and medium rare, as ordered. However, the lobster tail was overcooked, therefore rubbery & it was uncleaned - not a fan. The garlic mash and veggies were just ok - I would say that the mash was too garlicky & really could use some inspiration for a new direction - the veggies were over steamed but I appreciated that they were plain - not sauced. We tried the bearnaise "on the side"... it was creamy - but a lot of vinegar. I had a glass of Aussie cabernet that was unremarkable - even a bit sour which is odd - I would not order again. My husband had a five fishermen bloody ceasar that he reported as unusual & tasty with cabernet in the mix. He reports he would order that drink again. We considered dessert but opted for another visit. The service was pleasant & comfortable. We were fortunate enough to score a window table when we asked & after initial seating at a less desirable table - even tho I had noted it was our 25th anniversary on the Opentable res. It was surprisingly empty for a Saturday night, but the weather & parking issues are a factor. We opted for valet parking - available for an additional $10 & felt it was worth it. All in all some hits, some misses but we would consider a return visit."
Dined on 21/02/2015
 2007
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Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
service is always good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"After a slight mishap in seating (we needed a larger table and they were more than a little hesitant to provide because we were only 2 people) - we got service which we found to be friendly and helpful, but not overly so. My husband had the curried shrimp and scallops, I chose the crab stuffed shrimp. Sadly both orders of shrimp and HORRIBLY overcooked. The scallops were surprisingly perfectly seared. Go figure. The shrimp were so overcooked they were truly inedible. For nearly $40 you would hope it would be. We usually enjoy Tommy's at lunch and have to say that everytime we try dinner, it's disappointing both in terms of the quality of food and the front desk service. We recommend a casual lunch and avoid the dinner hours."
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
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Refined pleasures await you in the Reading Room Restaurant. You will enjoy a dining experience where the delicious cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the breathtaking ocean view. Our menu includes fresh seafood, choice cuts of meat, daily specials and memorable desserts.<br /><br />Please note that we are unable to guarantee window tables You can request a window and we will do our very best! Come join us and the nightly live entertainment of grand piano music which provides the perfect ambiance to the fine dining experience. Dinner is served nightly and the dress code is informal. <br /><br />Please also note that this reservation is for the Reading Room. Our outdoor restaurant, the Terrace Grill, is a separate restaurant and does not accept reservations..
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
a delightful surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had orginally decided to eat at a different restaurant but after entering, left. We logged into Opentable and set our reservation for Bar Harbor Inn, The looking glass. We were early as it is "off season" and nothing else to do. We were immediately greeted and seated. I had the petite filet and lobster tale, my husband seafood paella. He started with the asparagus strudel and I had the ceasar salad. Both were good, but maybe not spectacular. We were served a delightful lime sorbet between courses. The entrees were delicious and well prepared. We did not choose a dessert. One note: If you're traveling during the "off season" you will find this restaurant and many others don't serve breakfast and are in the throws of closing down."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, fit for foodies
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