Little Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Absolutely tremendous dining experience. Food was over the top. Scallops were grilled perfectly, haddock was fresh and also superbly prepared. The only negative was the wine was a little overpriced, but hey, a business has to make a profit.
We sat in the upstairs restaurant. Staff and food were excellent. Very accommodating. Had a great time overall. Will definitely return.
Halibut was tough! Ridiculous for a noted seaside town much less a top end restaurant. I can get light , flakey halibut in Flat Rock, NC, a foothills mountain town. For me, the most disappointing meal of our entire week stay in Nova Scotia/PEI. My wife’s scallops were very good which is the only reason I didn’t send mine back. And the ambiance and service was good. Maybe Hurricane Dorian the previous week affected the fresh catch.
Food are greasy and salty, not recommended
We had a lovely time. Excellent, light, summery food. We had delish oysters, shrimp tacos, and cashew crusted fish and chips. Service was outstanding. Loved going during off hours when they’re not busy. One of our best experiences in Halifax.
I took my family visiting from Montreal as they wanted oysters .
The experience was dreadful.!!!!
Staff inexperienced . Meal quality very poor . Drink ( martini) we had to send back and the second one was no better.
I ordered chicken and sent it back as it was old and disgusting and the Manager never even offered an alternative.
The waitress dropped the oyster s off and did not identify them as to where they were from and when asked she did not know.
The halibut was poor quality .
I was so disappointed as I have gone to your Five fishermen many times. I think you need to make some big changes as I would not return nor recommend it as it is currently
Shrimp in the spaghetti were tiny!
Waitress was excellent.
The kids burger was not followed in terms of toppings: they forgot the ketchup.
Book in advance. Don't just show up. You might be disappointed.
Why do they close so early: 9 PM on a Monday...
Too much garlic in the Seafood Sagatinni.
Corn in Scallops overcooked.
Server was disinterested and non-attentive
Very fast service.. so this isn’t a great place if you want to spend some time with someone.. chatting.. music wasn’t great. But food was fantastic
Pricey but worth it. Good quality food. Server was a little bit of inexperienced but the manager was great.
Everything was great. The food, the service, the atmosphere. The only negative comment was the mussel bar was empty on both occasions we went up to it.
Loved the ambiance - booths along stone back wall plus simple and contemporary furnishings. Halibut was delicious! Cooked to perfection and loved the all you can eat mussel bar included with entree. Excellent service. A real gem and reasonably priced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
Do not try to make a reservation! We made a reso on OpenTable and when we arrived it was closed!
We had a lovely meal before going to an event that evening. The food and service was great, as always. The only thing is when we were in booth, every time the door would open there was a cold draft so most of the time there I had to have my coat on. Otherwise, it was a delicious meal.
There was a mixed up when I arrive about the restaurant I booked. Although I booked Little Fish, I was escorted to Five Fishermen without confirming. This was quickly resolve, but a quick confirmation at time of entering the restaurant would have avoid the confusion.
The Oysters were delicious and very well presented with delicious cured cucumbers and horseradish. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the cashew garnish gave the dish a nice crunch.
Mains come with complimentary mussels bar, unfortunately it was not setup until I had finished my appetizer and main. I still had them after my meal, just wished it would have been setup earlier. On the other hand, they made a fresh batch when I requested it, so they were very fresh and tasty.
Will definitely be back next time I am in town!
The best lobster we have ever had, the juiciest, the freshest, the sweetest and we have travelled the globe. The fresh oysters and clam chowder not to be sniffed at. Kudos to the chef and staff especially our waiter for making the meal sp memorable.
We discovered Little Fish last year because of burger week. This years offering was obviously a precooked patty, cold, and overcooked dry shrimp not tasting any jalapeño and very dry. Was supposed to have goat cheese but not found.
We explained to server but she said the kitchen was overwhelmed. It was 4:30 and not busy. Overall dissappointing
The service was excellent. And the mussel station was a nice touch. However, she could simply not make up for the lackluster food (mostly fatty brisket, flavourless creamed haddock and very dry/old rum cake) and absence of items on the menu, which we found out after our plates were brought to the table (baked potatoes and no bread?). We were compted a free dessert and we noted that the adjacent table had their entrees covered. Not certain what was going on but we made a mistake eating there. We had hoped for a more gourmet, romantic dinner as we were visiting from out of town and without our daughter. We had better food in most of the pubs we stopped in on to sample their beers. We wish them luck in pulling it together. Again, our waitress was lovely, but the resto really let us down. Cheers. Tony and Laura
Excellent venue - service and food very good. No complaints.
A very enjoyable business lunch; good food and attentive service.
Great service. Excellent food.
Was there for supper on New Year’s Eve. We had oysters as well as the beef tenderloin and the New Years 3 course, everything was amazing and well priced. For 2$ oysters and everything else we would definitively return!
We had the best oysters, appetisers and service here--fantastic!
The restaurant was quiet for a Friday night. Great selection of wine, spirits and craft beer. The meal was very close to perfect. Blackened Halibut and Tenderloin were fabulous. The service was outstanding
Have been now twice- great fish and chips and fish tacos!
Really enjoyed the meal and Carly our waitress as we know her. Visited from Quebec - would return.
Service was great! Nice atmosphere.
But Southwest Chicken and Shrimp was very disappointing. Plain, not tasty. No real flavour to it. Needed more spice, oils, to help enhance flavours. An amateur plate. Not worth $28! Recommend taking it off the menu.
As well, no ‘real’ coffee. Only pods. And no decaf. Fresh brewed recommended.
Beautiful spot to enjoy a bite on the patio! You can’t go wrong with the fish tacos :)
Visiting for the weekend and enjoyed an amazing dinner on the patio. Small, quaint restaurant.
Food was excellent however, the service was a bit slow. Waited close to an hour for our appetizer, then the meal came out shortly after
Nice cosy restaurant. Not a large menu, but enough to choose from. Went for the oysters during happy hour and stayed for dinner. Excellent fish and beef. Would return.
I really liked Little Fish. First time I'd been there and would definitely go back and would recommend it.
Food was fair and over priced. Service and ambiance were very good. Great location.
Out of town , food a bit overpriced
Great casual spot for Dinner. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and had a great time. Thank You!
We came here for lunch while docked from a cruise. We had been before and it was much better last year. Everything was mediocre. Probably won’t return.
We had a nice time during dinner on our vacation
Absolutely amazing food! But we were let down by slow and inattentive service. We waited 10 minutes before we got any service after we were seated. Such great food but the service needs much improvement.
Again great food, live entertainment. Good prices. I will return.
We just took a stab in the dark trying this place tonight, as the only criteria I had was 'needs to have oysters'. First, the food. Oh wow, the food! We ordered a bit of everything to try, and ended up ordering somethings twice! Get the scallops.
As for service, Chris was attentive and knowledgeable, but also a lot of fun. Couldn't have asked for better. We actually wish we came here yesterday over the "trendy" waterfront place we tried yesterday. We would have ended up back here for both meals! Thanks for the excellent experience for our last night in Halifax!