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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“seafood platter” (39 reviews)
“cod” (65 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

I have raved about this restaurant for years as a lovely little spot with great food, however the last two times we have been there we were very disappointed. I don't know if they changed chef's or not but it lacked the quality I am...More

Thank ValerieJBW
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so sorry to hear this. We acknowledge that we had some issues that particular evening and actually made some changes after that night. We recognise this was not a good experience for you and we sincerely apologize for this. Rest assured we take...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a very late lunch at Oliver's. They were still serving from their "brunch" menu so I picked grilled salmon. The salmon was quite good - slightly overcooked but the portion was small - it seemed more like it had been...More

Thank 159FernB
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review. We serve a 7 oz portion of salmon and the salmon should have been grilled and we are sorry of the chef did this incorrectly. We apreciate the comment on our server as well!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now two years living in St. John's, passing by Olivers daily on trek to work, have not dropped in until this week, and while I now regret the wait, the visit was worth it. My wife's birthday lunch demanded something special, and that was achieved....More

Thank Chris M
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the kind words! We hope you will make our little place a regular stop. Thanks for reviewing us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oliver’s is quant and comfortable with delicious food. The restaurant was full so it took a while to get our food but it was well worth the wait. Service was very friendly.

Thank Tanya K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner at Oliver’s. It was a Friday and we made a reservation. Glad we did because it was busy and it is not a huge restaurant. We had a cosy booth at the back. I had the special...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine and I went to Oliver’s for lunch yesterday. She had the salmon with pineapple salsa, it was so fresh and delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly. I had the beef tip sandwich with a Caesar salad, which was fantastic. The beef...More

Thank emilesans
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Top notch food and service. Highly recommend. The sesame encrusted halibut with grilled pineapple cilantro salsa was excellent. Great home made desserts!

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a reservation for 5:45pm, arrived on time & our table was also ready. Approached by an Excellent Server Sean, ordered a bottle of pinot noir for 2 med striploins. All was perfect. Great food, Server etc,,,, for $140

Thank LarryM674
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Two of us had lunch here and enjoyed the chicken sandwich(very tasty and juicy) and fettuccine with shrimp. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were seated right away and served drinks. It’s a small quaint restaurant with a nice ambiance. It had a...More

Thank starc
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the clam chowder and soup of the day as well as crepe of the day. Found the soup and the sauce on the crepe a little too salty but otherwise delicious. Nice atmosphere and good service.

Thank glittergirl
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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$31
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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