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Saint John Ale House

1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-657-2337
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here with my company of aprox 25 - 30 people. They sat us in the upstairs upper section, which they usually reserve for large groups. Our drink orders were taken and delivered in a timely manner, for such a large group. Entrees were...More

Thank MrFornoraisin
SJAHAdele, General Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for kind words ! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this review and we can’t wait to have you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Focus on imaginative pub-type fare with generous portions of well prepared dishes. Beef dishes very good. Not your place if you want white linen and delicate sauces, but great choice if you are hungry and want a tasty feed.

Thank Paradoxpointer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rhis place has a nice atmosphere. Its casual with food that does not disappoint! Will be back on my next visit to st john.

Thank Kendra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But tonight Jesse Vergen and his team wowed me!! The chop chop menu was amazing. I had the salmon tartare entre (taste explosion), followed by sparerib main, & matcha tea cake dessert. The creativity & flavours were bang on - and reflect the best of...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, got the lunch special which was a nice Beef & Barley soup and started with the Crab Spinach Dip which totally stole the show. It came with a HUGE portion of fried pitas that were perfectly seasoned and had a really nice, feathered...More

Thank broadandy
SJAHAdele, General Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andy , Thank. you for taking the time to write us this great review ! Crab dip is one of my personal favourites here as well . Hope to serve you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary on Saturday night. We had the grilled romaine “Caesar Salad” and it was amazing! We also had their cheese plate with all local cheeses, homemade bread and an array of honey and nuts. Best Gouda I’ve...More

Thank Terrilyn13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Full local craft beer selection. I recommend the flight to try a few. Try the bacon wrapped scallops, you won’t regret it! Never had a bad meal here. Prime rib sandwich and the burger are my favourites. Fresh local ingredients make the Saint John Ale...More

Thank Brent L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in last weekend for lunch with a friend..had the Organic Cheeseburger paired up with the Long Bay IPA..both delicious, love that these guys can nail it with local ingredients, organic beef and great beer after all these years and the place looks awesome with...More

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SJAHAdele, General Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome review ! We really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you appreciate what we work so hard to maintain ! Have an awesome weekend

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I don't know why but I have yet to have a really good meal here. The cocktails are nice but honestly, I must just be not ordering the right things. I'll go back I'm sure.More

Thank WinterBenson
SJAHAdele, General Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Im so sorry that we didn't meet your expectations . We strive to always give our guests amazing experiences. Shoot me an email and I will see what we can do about fixing your issues and I'm also curious to know what you've ordered from...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Lots of underground parking and easy to find. Inside the old historic Market Square is this very warm, rustic but modern pub. The old brick walls and exposed ceiling of old floor joists and with a modern twist of retro lighting and furnishings. Our waiter...More

Thank Shawn A
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Jaymee S | Reviewed this property |
I don't like anything on the menu. Great spot, great decor - tried so hard to find something to order for dinner, ended up paying for drinks and leaving.
brian t
20 July 2016|
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Response from Peter S | Property representative |
Yes, our Gluten Free options on the menu have a GF beside them. Our chefs are very well versed in this and all our food is made from scratch and can be modified to meet your nutritional needs.
23 September 2015|
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Response from Leonard L | Reviewed this property |
This a licensed restaurant with no accomodations of any kind. Nearest are Hilton and Delta which are connected with an indoor pedway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
    (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
  • Public Transportation: Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit. There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel. We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: +1 506-657-2337
  • E-mail
We are a progressive pub with loads of local craft beers on tap and in the bottle. We have great Chef Jesse Vergen that seeks out the very best of local ingredients to present an ever evolving menu. We are cutting edge, fun and entertaining...seek a reservation online or give us a shout. We sit on the waterfront in Saint John with great entertainment and a big patio for fun all summer long!
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