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“The best restaurant in St. John's” 5 of 5 stars
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Bianca
Na, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (Downtown)
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: The Elegant Pantry
Description: While the burgeoning restaurant scene in St. John's has witnessed epic change during the past two decades, the one constant of culinary perfection is Bianca's on Water Street. The top notch kitchen amazes every lunch and evening with tantalizing menu items and daily features pulled from the chef's… penchant for turning fresh local ingredients to plated master pieces. The food style is best summed up by owner Bianca Tzanov as, "regional avant-garde style that has Mediterranean roots". Pair the kitchen magic with one of the most celebrated wine cellars in Eastern Canada (Perennially recognized by Wine Spectator), and you'll soon understand why Bianca's has become as iconic as icebergs and whales to the fabric of Newfoundland dining. Whether a visitor or local, all agree, Bianca's is a destination not to be missed.
St. John's, NL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in St. John's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Bianca's restaurant is one of a kind. It has knowledgable, friendly staff and the food is beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The quality of the food is impeccable. After visiting Bianca's, I daydream about the food for weeks afterwards! The atmosphere is very elegant and comfortable. This is my favourite restaurant in the city and I recommend it to everyone and rave about it to all my friends and family. My boyfriend and I love Bianca's and we believe the servers make the experience all the more enjoyable. They bring out delicious bread and a choice of tasty sun dried tomato butter or an olive and balsamic vinegar with olives and feta cheese while you are waiting for your meal. This is a very special, unique restaurant and you cannot go wrong when choosing Bianca's.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Try everything with food and admire the wine selections!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Can not visit St. John's, NL with out stopping in for dinner or at the very least lunch. This place is unique to the city, yet it has been around for many years. It is a must go.

You will not be disappointed.

To Nicky and Bianca, hats off. Your vision is ideal. xo

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandra G, General Manager at Bianca, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review on Trip Advisor, we are so happy to hear that you can't visit St. John's without coming to our Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town.
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St. John's, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Business dinner, 5 of us, friendly greeting, nice corner table, attentive service.

Appetizers of soups, salads and raw oysters, everyone enjoyed theirs.

Most of us ordered mains of seafood, one person ordered steak, everyone thought their meal was excellent, great wines (all price points).

Finished with decedent desserts and one cheese tray, great coffee.

Not a misstep the entire night, great to see this established restaurant is still so much on their game after all these years.

Give it a try, I'm sure you'll go home happy!

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Sandra G, General Manager at Bianca, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for choosing Bianca's for your business dinner. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening. We are happy to cater to private dinner functions or casual get togethers. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Business Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I went there yesterday with a few business associates. The service was exceptional and the food was great. The price was also reasonable. This was the nicest lunch I've had in a while.

Visited November 2013
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Sandra G, General Manager at Bianca, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. Bianca's is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for lunch. We can accommodate private lunches for groups or casual luncheons. We have a delicious lunch menu that is reasonably priced. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Amazing Service and Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a birthday celebration and were looking forward to a special meal. This place did not disappoint. Quite a selection of wines that are displayed on the wall for you to choose. Prices clearly posted so no surprises. The menu had a great selection of choices and we all agreed this was one of the best meals we have had. The service was attentive, and just at the right time.
A really nice touch was the amuse. We all agreed it was delicious enough for an appetizer or main course, just delicious. Lots of fresh, hot bread with an assortment of butters that were delicately flavoured. The main courses, from salmon, cod, veal and beef which we ordered were the tastiest versions we have had and delighted in sharing with each other. Food was also plentiful. The mains were priced on the high side, but after it melted in your mouth and the flavours....well, we felt it was worth it for a special occasion. We would all go back in a heartbeat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandra G, General Manager at Bianca, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for choosing Bianca's for your birthday celebration. We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you again soon.
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