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Alley Gria

88 Prince William Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
506-214-8898
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Ranked #51 of 204 restaurants in Saint John
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Mediterranean/Spanish tapas restaurant.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Mediterranean/Spanish tapas restaurant.
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English first
Saint John, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Tried 6 dishes: Calamares came with TARTAR SAUCE, like the bottled kind you buy at grocery store, pretty sure that doesn't even exist in Spain. Jumbo shrimp in ajillo, good, but 6 shrimp cooked in garlic for $16.... Monk fish cakes. Terrible, no way they were fresh. Don't order. Ropa Vieja, essentially beef stew. Good but essentially beef stew for... More

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Saint John, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Part of the fun is finding the spot...once there the experience begins! You will be welcomed by a smile and brought to your table. You will not be rushed... so sit, relax and enjoy the spanish atmosphere. Accompanied by a good bottle of wine, savor the many tapas, as we do, ordering one dish at a time. The selection is... More

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Saint John, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I go to Alley Gria a few times a year and always have a great time. My wife and I always go with at least two other couples... they have a separate room if you have a larger group. They only serve starters, not entres, and they have a great assorted of flavoured martinis. When we go each person orders... More

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Saint John, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Really enjoy this place. It was very pricey but if you go with a bunch of people is the best way. This place is made for sharing.

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Cambridge, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Tucked away at the end of the alley in downtown Saint John is a wonderful piece of Spain. We were looking forward to visiting Alley Gria based on past reviews. The warm ambiance, friendly service and exceptional food exceeded all of our expectations. The menu at first appears complex and may leave you wondering where to begin, but where ever... More

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Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This restaurant always manages to exceed expectations every time we visit. The variety of tapas are great. You must try the paella. We love the clams-these are little pieces of tasty heaven! You won't be disappointed by anything on the menu!

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Saint John, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Not many locals are fully aware of this little gem but it's one of the best places to eat in the city. Warm and cozy interior that has a 'cellar' feel to it. Great tapas to share, as well as wine selection. Decor is fantastic and the harbour views are invaluable.

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West Hollywood, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Friday August 10th 2012 a very reasonable priced bottle wine list, enjoyed the Salmon Ceviche, the Spanish Tortillas were okay, but loved the marinated lamb chops $30 ... Recommend Alley Gria's marinated lamb when dining in Saint John.

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Saint John, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Food was good. Service was good. Little hard to find. Can handle large groups but you all can't sit together. Worked out fine though as we just moved around and socialized.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

It is not an alley but the 3 foot gap between two buildings. Down some stairs and through what looked like a bedroom door. Pretty warm inside with one fan spinning slowly. Mussels were dressed to the hilt. That meant two possibilities. Either they were not quite totally fresh or the chef decided to showcase the spicy heat and the... More

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