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Oliver's Restaurant

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French, Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, Canadian
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160 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Intimate restaurant in the heart of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland...
Intimate restaurant in the heart of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Operating for over 16 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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  • 185
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
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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
Seafood dining

My wife and I are having a low key holiday in St.John's; we enjoyed a delightful dinner at Oliver's this evening. We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation time but were immediately seated in a quiet booth with lots of elbow room. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
ACH-CANADA
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Dundas, Ontario, CANADA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Dundas, Ontario, CANADA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are having a low key holiday in St.John's; we enjoyed a delightful dinner at Oliver's this evening. We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation time but were immediately seated in a quiet booth with lots of elbow room. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seared sea scallops as an appetizer followed... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is one of the best in St. John's. The food is very good and they always add new additions. The service is excellent and staff are very friendly and helpful. It is a small restaurant, but the atmospher is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped in by chance on a stroll down Water Street for lunch. Food and service were excellent. Had chicken crepe followed by the raspberry chocolate cheesecake which was divine. Highly recommend if you enjoy a dessert!

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Moncton, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The service was welcoming and knowledgeable. The fresh, feature halibut dish was perfectly prepared with a light dill sauce. The creme brule - delicate. Olivers is an excellent choice for a memorable meal. We are likely to return the next time we visit NL.

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a small restaurant with excellent food and service. It has a higher price range but the food and service are worth the price.

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Bay Roberts, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch and glad we did. My hubbie and I both had the club sandwich - he had fries and I had Caesar salad. Both were excellent! If you're downtown this is a great place to eat

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The lattes are really cafe au lait served in a coffee mug. The first try at French toast was burnt. Gave it back to waitress who clearly acknowledged that is was black. Should not have left the kitchen. Panini was ok but not anything special. Rate it at 4/10. The banana fosters French toast made with banana bread was good... More 

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Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about your experience during brunch at Olivers. I am so sorry that your food was sent out burnt as this obviously should never have happend and will be addressed with the chef on duty that day. The special you ordered was not baked apples but rather bakeapples which are a local wild berry which... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed dinner Oliver's last night- they easily accommodated my gluten- free request. Service was excellent, food was good. ( I always wish for more flavor- herbs, garlic- etc., and am perennially disappointed at restaurants... But good nonetheless.) I highly recommend Oliver's for a good dinner in St. John's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was so welcoming and inviting. Staff that greeted us was so friendly and knowledgable. The quality of the food was excellent.

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ottawa
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner, and a lovely change from the amazing number of restaurants serving a variety of deep fried fish and chips. Waiter was right on. When I asked that my veggies not be served in a butter sauce he said he could do it. When he brought a bread basket with herbed butter he brought a side order... More 

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Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Our goal is always to give the customer exactly what they want. We do apreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. Cal 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 8 - 27
Cuisine: French, Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-754-6444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 27
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, Contemporary, Bistro, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Intimate restaurant in the heart of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Operating for over 16 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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?