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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 #9 of 302 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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
Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is not an inexpensive restaurant but the food and drink selection is excellent, the service great and overall a very good experience. It's right on Water Street, downtown St. John's. I recommend the almond baked goat cheese appetizer and I really enjoyed my seafood fettuccine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great flavor, good portions, a good options to choose, clean place, the folks that works there is very kindly and guide you thru the menu , great service. We had steaks that was grilled perfectly just mine one wasn't hot at center, their house salad great seasoning. Cod tongue was nice. I recommend the place.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Oliver's restaurant was highly recommended to us by a couple we had met in Gros Morne. They did not lie... Both food & service were excellent, atmosphere was intimate & low key - there's just something about dining in a small restaurant, prices match the quality & quantity of food. I love the fact that the owner is out on... More

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Toronto
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely intimate restaurant on Water Street. Amazing salmon dinner, as well as lamb, cod. All exceptional meals. Lovely staff as well

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St. John's, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The perfect setting for a couple or a small group of friends to share an evening. With a very laid back, low key atmosphere Oliver's will not disappoint on any level. From the welcoming staff, the diverse menu and wonderful wine selection there is very little that Oliver's doesn't deliver on. The food is of the highest caliper, portions are... More

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Pouch Cove, NL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Oliver's is an always reliable choice, and an intimate space for a relaxed meal and chat. They will also go out of their way to accommodate diet needs, like gluten free. It's a nice place to go on a special occasion while avoiding the sticker shock of some other high-end dining places.

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Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I seek out different restaurants wherever I am. No same ole for me. I tried here for lunch when It wasn't too busy. I ordered a lamb dish, something I rarely cook at home. I loved it! The one washroom wasn't the cleanest and overall place could be cleaner from the dust on things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Spent an evening out with my mom and sister.. Service was superb! We all had seafood appetizers which were amazing, followed by a delicious entree and even had desert! The restaurant is very intimate with great wine choices, and very friendly service! I will be going back, and recommend this place to everyone and anyone :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Had an absolutely incredible experience here this evening. Superb appys, mains and dessert not to mention great wine recommended by staff. Nice atmosphere and very friendly and knowledgable staff. Wonderful time....highly recommended!!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are lots of good seafood places in St John's, but this is my favorite so far. Halibut is superb. Service was friendly and efficient. Wine list is decent.

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