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88 Prince William Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
506-214-8898
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Mediterranean/Spanish tapas restaurant.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

We all enjoyed the Tapas and ultimately ordered a full meals worth. Of course, some items were better than others. It is simply a matter of taste. Since they shuck oysters and this Saint John, I would like to see a "buck a shuck" night. I would be there often for a beer,oysters and some other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
MIchael B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We all enjoyed the Tapas and ultimately ordered a full meals worth. Of course, some items were better than others. It is simply a matter of taste. Since they shuck oysters and this Saint John, I would like to see a "buck a shuck" night. I would be there often for a beer,oysters and some other great item. Also, the... More 

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Thank MIchael B
Saint John, Canada
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Tried a couple of items from their tapas menu and these were not bad at all. The staff were great and they were happy enough to modify some of their dishes to make them gluten free. They offer cider (Magners) and claim to have a gluten free beer as well, the latter we did not try. Beer and wine selection... More 

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Thank AAleR
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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Thank notspanish
Saint John, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Della B
Saint John, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Tony G
Saint John, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank 12RM34
Cambridge, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank KCam73
Canada
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Ryan9019
West Hollywood, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Prince William Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: 506-214-8898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Description

Mediterranean/Spanish tapas restaurant.
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?