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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 306 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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St. John's, NL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

service(courtesy of Stephen) attentive, intelligent, nuanced: started w tomato, basil soup generously portioned w a sharp, refreshing taste( may places offer this app but few come close to Oliver's 'twist'('scuse the play on words) on this time honoured foodie staple. There, on to the main: a 'heaping, helping of fresh cod, ponied w shrimp and so buttery potatoes w medley... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of my fav restaurants in this city. Was here twice once for brunch and the other was for dinner. Had their special during for my dinner, an 8 oz fillet mignon with some beer sauce, and scallops. To die for! Although their service was slightly slower, it was worth the wait. No regrets. Will be back for more!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our first time at Oliver's and we totally enjoyed it! The meal was excellent, beautiful atmosphere with great service - our server was Steven and he was very professional - great job! We will definitely return!

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St. John's, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Oliver's is consistently a very good restaurant. Our most recent visit confirmed this once again. The seafood platter was prepared to perfection, hot and fresh, with plenty of food for the heartiest appetite. The butternut squash soup of the day was excellent. Service here is informal but very friendly and attentive. Reservations are always recommended at this popular restaurant.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Oliver's is our favourite restaurant in St. John's , tonight my husband and I had the cod tongues for an appetizer, Pan fried cod with vegetables,a great German white wine,everything was absolutely exquisite,the meal was hot and cooked to perfection.Our waitress,Ashley was friendly and very efficient. We have had brunch,lunch and dinner at Oliver's ,we love it.

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St. John's, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have been to Oliver's a few times and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always fantastic. I went for brunch last weekend, I had never been to Oliver's for brunch before, and I would highly recommend it! I had the eggs Benedict with goat cheese and tomatoes..DELICIOUS..there wasn't a crumb left on my plate. The best... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I visited St. John's last weekend and had a few people recommend Oliver's before I left. The restaurant is cozy and has a nice warm feel to it. Not loud and busy, the perfect place you want to go if you've maybe had a few too many on George the night before. Our server, Stephen I believe, was kind and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a dinner with friends last week. To begin with the homemade bread was superb- crusty on the outside and fluffy and tasty on the inside. The appetizers were amazing- the fire roasted balsamic tomato bruchetta was a big hit. The pasta were homemade with local rabbit - all the seafood was very fresh-the vegetarian dish got rave reviews... 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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