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Saint John Ale House

1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
506-657-2337
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Ranked #20 of 211 Restaurants in Saint John
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St
Transit: Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit. There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel. We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.
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English first
Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

when we found out that the chef was 4th of top chef and that the buttermilk chicken and fries were highlighted on a food show on TV, we HAD to eat here. my friend ordered the chicken on 2 occasions during our stay. I, of course, tasted it as well. absolutely delicious. the food I ordered was amazing as well.... More 

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LovefoodSaintJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this review

Hi There! Thanks for taking the time to write. I'm thrilled that you had a great experience with us. We're incredibly proud of our Chef Jesse Vergen - He's our Top Chef, for sure. Looking forward to seeing you back if you're ever back in SJ! Cheers Carissa More 

Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just ate there tonight and found that the food was OK but the prices were a lot higher than I expected. Had been there a few years ago. Wait staff were very professional and efficient and did not have to wait long for ordering nor overall service. Likely would not be in a rush to return as SJ has better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Had the Buttermilk Chicken and fries - hands down the best I have ever had! The fries were totally amazing!!!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a date night with hubby there last weekend. Service was excellent! We sat in the newly renovated pub which was very nice. Food was perfect as always and the Guiness chocolate cake was amazing!!

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Hampton, New Brunswick
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Took my kids here this afternoon to break up the Christmas shopping. We were seated quickly and a friendly waitress took our drink orders. To be honest I was here to try the dark Hawaiian porter from Hammond River Brewery that is on tap here and at few other locations and not for the food. It has disappointed in the... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Downstairs is a kind of temple devoted to beer. Had the local hammond river brewing Hawaiian porter. Excellent. Not too kokonutty just right.

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Saint John, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I recently visited the Ale House with a group and was not impressed with the menu selection. As well everything was very overpriced. The taste and quantity of the food was great, except for the fries. We had a group of about 20 people and we all agree that the fries were way too salty. Cocktails prices averaged $10-11. Service... More 

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LovefoodSaintJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for taking the time to write. I'm thrilled you were happy with the quantity and the taste of our food. That rather explains our pricing. We use only premium ingredients in all of our products, from cocktails (which, also, are all at least 2oz premium liquor) fresh squeezed juices, etc, to the food that our team... More 

Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I think the Ale House has a very talented chef as was seen on "Top Chef Canada" but the menu at Ale House has a lot to be desired, or the Chef has does not have free range or his hands are very tied up? In my opinion, everything could be better! Ale House is not my first, second or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Had the famous buttermilk chicken and fries. Did not disappoint - very tasty and large serving. Didn't have room for dessert!

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LovefoodSaintJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for the review! So happy you enjoyed yourself with us. You'll have to come back soon - even if only for dessert. They're all house made, and worth a special trip. Cheers More 

Ontario's Near North, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Invited to dinner by friends. We were advised to try the famous buttermilk chicken, which i believe was featured on "you gotta eat here". To be honest, the chicken was so-so. Edible for sure, but not the big hit that we expected. Fries were decent, but again just okay. We had heard rave reviews re this place, and the prices... More 

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Additional Information about Saint John Ale House

Address: 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
Phone Number: 506-657-2337
Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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