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Oliver's Restaurant

160 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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Ranked #7 of 307 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Intimate restaurant in the heart of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Operating for over 15 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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had a wonderful experience at Oliver's. A group of friends and I went out to celebrate and immediately were seated and had excellent service throughout the evening. I had the basalmic -chicken-goat cheese fettuccine entree and was blown away by the flavour in each bite. All enjoyed their meals and the ambiance. Well worth the stop while in St... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

These guys were awesome. Great atmosphere too. We had great food and they took us in after closing hours when everyone else was closed. We had Salmon and Steak and they both were prepared very well. I definitely would recommend them and will be back!

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St.John's, NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been a customer of Oliver's Restaurant for many years. I haven't had a bad experience yet. My favorite entree is the Chicken/Mushroom/Broccoli crepe. My favorite dessert is the cheesecake, with a local berry topping. I was there again recently with a friend of mine, whose Birthday we celebrated. It was her first time there, and she was absolutely... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ate here for my birthday brunch in January 2015. I have celiac disease and eat gluten free and was told it could easily be accommodated. Seeing as it was brunch I didn't think I would have a problem and was feeling confident after I made the reservation. Ordered the omelette which was the special however was told the hashbrowns were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Stepped in from the cold to a warm and inviting atmosphere. From individual tables to a booth that will hold a large group or a nice spot by the window to enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the world go by, this place has options. The menu is just varied enough to suit all tastes and the daily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just came from lunch at Oliver's and I have to say I enjoyed it thoroughly. From the friendly and professional waitress to the delicious seafood fettucine dish - all made for an excellent experience. Will definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have eaten at Oliver's once before and really enjoyed our meal. We came back for New Years and weren't disappointed!! It's a very small restaurant with a quiet atmosphere but the staff are very friendly and the food is amazing! Even though it was New Years our meal was served promptly and was absolutely delicious!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great food, quiet atmosphere, great staff, Oliver's has it all. plenty of food, you wont leave feeling hungry.

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We aren't fancy people and sometimes the restaurant is too stuffy. However, we felt very comfortable eating here. The food was delicious and service was great. There were four of us and we had four different meals (of course sampling all) and they were all great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

For years I have visited this little gem on Water Street for lunch, brunch and dinner. Love the new décor and the ceiling is the high point (no pun intended). Perfect choice to visit with a new client or friend or with your partner or best friends as the menu is expansive and the servers very helpful. The male server's... More 

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Additional Information about Oliver's Restaurant

Address: 160 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 709-754-6444
Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian, Café, Bistro

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