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Oliver's Restaurant

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommend this place but suggest making reservations if going at prime time. The four of us all enjoyed our lunch. The chowder was tasty as were the scallops and club sandwiches and the brownies for dessert were delightful!

Thank Jan154991
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Olivers is wonderful in every way. I came in without a reservation and my name was taken down and I was told to come back at a specified time. When I returned, I was fortunate enough to be seated sooner than expected and the server...More

Thank lvjmr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice food and very friendly staff. We were lucky to get a table right away but it was very busy, and the restaurant is small. Do book and if you don’t you should check with the staff if the kitchen will be able to cope...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oliver’s is an example of a family owned and operated restaraunt where things go right. I say “family” in the positive sense - this is a professional and successful restaurant. Menu emphasizes local fresh seafood but includes beef, lamb and chicken as well. Desserts are...More

Thank chumah1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to St. John’s NL. We went to Oliver’s by TA’s recommendation for a mid-day meal. We were very happy we did! A small resonant in downtown St John’s with extremely pleasant service. The Crab Chowder was thick, loaded with seafood...More

Thank rafaelnesher
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was impeccable and wine knowledge was great. This is a small, intimate atmosphere that is perfect for special occasions. Meals were perfectly prepared. The lamb was amazing!

1  Thank paulrR8797RM
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and the service very good. Would certainly return. Definitely need reservations. Delicious desserts.

Thank torontobiggs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is pretty small and cozy. It seems to fill up quite fast. I would make sure to make reservations so you can for sure get a table here. The food was very tasty and filling. We shared the Caesar salad and the lettuce...More

Thank katiejwinter
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first day in St. John we decided to try Oliver's for an early dinner. Our service was quick and friendly. The food was wonderful. There were many gluten free options for me. It was so good we made a reservation for the next...More

Thank SantaRosaKathy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the lunch and dinner servings are exquisite! Had dinner here 4 of the 5 nights we were in St. John's!

Thank Jane H
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Questions & Answers
5 June 2016|
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Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi. We highly recommend reservations.1-709-754-6444 Thanks. Cal
28 February 2015|
Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi, Casual to business casual. Thanks Cal
28 February 2015|
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Response from Ellepow | Reviewed this property |
There really is no dress code as such- You would be welcome in casual dress or more formal attire- It depends on your occasion. The staff at Oliver's would welcome you and make you feel comfortable in whatever you would be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-754-6444
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Intimate restaurant in the heart of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Operating for over 17 years,Oliver's is a favourite for great seafood, steaks, fresh pastas and mouthwatering housemade desserts. Featuring intimate booths, warm colours and a fantastic wine list. Serving lunch and dinner weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends.
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