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“No complaints...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue On Water

Blue On Water
319 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B9, Canada (Downtown)
709.754.2583
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Ranked #62 of 307 Restaurants in St. John's
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Canada
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“No complaints...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I went to brunch at this restaurant with some friends. I thought it was very cheap food (brunch with tea was $16)....good service....overall good experience. No complaints.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Quaint spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This seems to be the place for mussels. I was not disappointed and was very surprised I could not eat all of them. Beware, just because it is on the appetizer menu does not mean it is not bountiful. The staff was very nice and it seems to be a hot spot. I really enjoyed the curry lentil soup! I will definitely recommend to my co-workers.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Erin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Expect to pay big”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had breakfast here. We were asked for reservations and only 4 people were in the place. Stayed for breakfast and food was okay. Service was okay but bill was big.

Visited October 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Food and wine was excellent and price pint was good considering fine dining. Service was excellent. water was really good we asked about a place to eat next day other then Blue because we wanted to sample St' John's food. He suggested a place and we were not disappointed but that place will be another review. Thanks Blue on the water we will be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oshawa, Canada
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92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast - Poor Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went here for a Sunday breakfast and the restaurant looked very nice with a family type feel but very crowded tables which hardly had room to sit at between other tables but doable.

The ambiance is very nice but crowded.

The review below titled “Terrible Service with a "Who Cares Attitude" was what we felt from the greeter at he door (there didn't seem to be a Host/Hostess and the server we had at this restaurant.

The greeter said it would be 10-15 minute wait and when we pointed out 4 vacant tables we were told they were reserved for "later". We asked what later meant he said for about an hour after we were there! WHAT!?!?

We said we were sure we would be out well before that as this was breakfast not dinner and he sighed and said he would see what he could do.

He then went about his business while we stood there dodging staff and patrons as there is not much room until another server came to us and asked if she could help?

We said we were here for breakfast and she seated us at one of the four tables still vacant from when we arrived!

When another server arrived we said we were ready to order as we had enough time to study the menu while we waited at the door and this seemed to put her off too!

She said "OK so what do you want?" Like hurry up I haven't got all day!

We ordered two Lobster Eggs Benedict and two smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and coffees all around.

The coffee was very good but refills were slow to come.

The Eggs Benedict arrived in good time and were very very good the hash browns OK, done, but not crisp enough. More like reheated mashed potatoes.

Yes we did get finished before the table was required and when we left there were still two vacant tables.

We will try the restaurant again for lunch or dinner but not for breakfast even though we would like to have the eggs benedict again as we don't think the servers can handle the rush at breakfast.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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