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Oliver's Restaurant

) #3 of 295 Restaurants in St. John's $$$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cod” (51 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seared cod for partner, for me chowder and appetizer cod cakes(I was not overly hungry). The chowder was very good. As were the cakes; nicely done. I asked for more of the delicious garlic bread (came with the chowder) to go with the cakes. Very...More

Thank im44
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best in St. John's. Would go back any time. Great wine and food. Had lobster and mussels couldn't be better. Service was very good. Wine was excellent

Thank articblonde
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere of private dining. Quiet and handsome decor. Seafood chowder yummy. Although the fish was good the scallops were exceptionally fresh and lightly cooked tender sweet and juicy. Attentive service. Pana cotta yummy.

1  Thank SLRPV2012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A small very nice place The food is very well done with a creative spin on the menu The caramel scallops were the best Staff is very attentive and informed

1  Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with my family on my last night in St. John's, which was a Sunday, and this meal left a very poor taste in my mouth. The entire experience from food quality, service to wait time was horrible. I think they forgot to...More

Thank MaryW0516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch with no reservation, were seated and served by the owner. We asked about the Cod cakes and he said they were his mothers recipe. They were amazing! Lightly pan fried with perfect herbs and spices. We also got the organic mussels...More

Thank Jaimie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were told about this place by a nice local lady that works in a chain restaurant WOW excellent food i had the steak with garlic whipped mashed potatoes the wife had cod fish diner small place that cooks everything fresh they even make there...More

2  Thank Rick W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and good food. We ordered Oliver’s Salad, Seafood Chowder, Crispy Cod Tongues, Pan Seared Newfoundland Cod and Pork Shank. I am highly recommended the Cod, very delicious.

1  Thank Tienyho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last night in St. John's, which happened to be a Monday, we had dinner here. We called ahead and were told "We only have one table and it is reserved in an hour." Because so many of the good restaurants are closed on...More

Thank Dangitmom07
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in without a reservation and were in luck . Even though there were many reserved tables (the tables were marked reserved) we were directed to a comfortable booth . We placed our drink order and were told about the specials . The restaurant...More

1  Thank Bev V
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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$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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.
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