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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 #14 of 299 restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian, Café, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
St. John's, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place is one of my favourite date restaurants. The food is consistently fantastic, and the service is always great. It's just big enough to not feel cramped, and small enough that the staff can be attentive. Always a go to when looking to impress.

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

Thanks for the great review. We pride ourselves on producing the best food and service possible and we appreciate it very much when our great customers take the time to let us know we are doing a good job. See you again soon! More

Mexico
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Nice restaurant at Water Street, owners managed to have a tiny space with a great ambience combined with superior cousine. Professional staff and great service. Had dinner with some colleagues and really enjoyed the service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Showed up without a reservation but were accommodated with a table. Service was friendly and helpful. Food was good as always. Can't go wrong by eating here.

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Airdrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We just went back to St. John's Newfoundland for my 55th birthday March 2014, my girlfriend mentioned for us to do my birthday dinner at Oliver's, the service, food and wine was perfect. My next trip to Newfoundland Oliver's will be on my places to eat. Thank you to the staff of Oliver's for making my birthday dinner the best.

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

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us for your birthday. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thanks! Cal More

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I have travelled a lot, and recently moved home to Newfoundland and have been on a search for the best mussels in town- I think we found them at Olivers! Went to Olivers for Valentine's Day dinner with 2 other couples- it is a smaller, more intimate restaurant, perfect for a cozy datenight dinner, but also good... More

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St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Awesome place, excellent food. Been there many times and I was never disappointed. The atmosphere is great. THE STAFF ARE FRIENDLY. The seafood platter is to die for. The Newfoundland berry cheesecake is out of this world.

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Montreal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

You know, I just left St John's a little while ago on my way back home. We had lunch at Olivers today and I knew I was going to write about it on Trip Advisor but to preserve the memory in my mind before it lessened, I wrote it on the airplane and now I'm going to paste it in.... More

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Only ate here for lunch one day but it was tasty. Had a nice glass of wine with chowder soup and a sandwich. Service was good. Price was a little high, but a nice and cozy little spot made it worth it.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Since relocating to St. John's a number of months ago we've been impressed at the high quality restaurants here and last evening we were lucky enough to dine at Oliver's Restaurant on Water Street. Last time we tried to go there we couldn't get a reservation. Oliver's is smaller than most restaurants seating maybe 50 people. The service was terrific,... More

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St John's
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My family and I are regulars at Oliver's and we pride in this exceptional service and magnificent tasting food. The filet is my favourite and we always have a baked goat cheese and they're both to die for. I think it is extremely hard to master a good seafood chowder but the chef and kitchen staff at Oliver's does an... More

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