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Black Sea Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

193 Water St | The Franklin Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B4, Canada
+1 709-754-9005
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“soup” (7 reviews)
“cod” (8 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Greek, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
193 Water St | The Franklin Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Went for lunch with a friend on a summer afternoon. Service was lacklustre, food was good , but portions were very small and very pricey. Wasn't impressed, haven't been back, wouldn't say don't go there , but wouldn't recommend either.

Thank andrewlee709
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Food was fantastic, service good, atmosphere was lacking, but it's perfect for lunch. Will definitely be back. Everyone loved everything

Thank D_Brothers1970
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We were there for dinner on August 1st and were told that it had just reopened with new owners as the Bistro. There were four of us and all the meals were excellent. I had their pan fried cod that was different from the traditional...More

Thank hahnecho
Reviewed July 1, 2016

We stayed in st John's for two days and ate there twice. Each dinner was 5 out of 5. One of the best places I've eaten in a long time.

Thank Louis M
Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have eaten at the Black Sea several times and each time I've eaten there it has been amazing. The atmosphere, service, and food is top notch. I have never had a bad experience there yet and have recommended it several times to family and...More

Thank corinnatracey
Reviewed May 30, 2016

This place has some amazing food. The decor is borderline boring and overall kind of meh but the food has to be some of the best in town.

Thank J D
Reviewed May 6, 2016

This restaurant was a the perfect place for a quiet dinner with very tasty food and servers who went the extra mile to give us what we wanted. My husband ordered the cod but asked that the chef blacken it although that was not on...More

Thank Olga H
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great place to dine! always seems to be empty...the rasta on the lunch menu is amazing...I went there for a birthday dinner and the food was just divine!

Thank Craig G
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

They take your money for a gift card but won't honour them ? Stay away from this place ! Cheaters ! If they won't let you use a gift card , why would they sell them ? Very dishonorable ! Avoid this place !

4  Thank Gow G
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had heard that this was a good restaurant and so we went for lunch. The soup and salads were very tasty but the waitress-in-training dumped the soup on my partner. We were compensated but the experience put a slight damper on a return visit.

Thank 1Donna511
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$11 - $35
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Water St | The Franklin Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-754-9005
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