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Oliver's Restaurant

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160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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St. John's, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I went to dinner on Sat Aug 27 for his birthday. We don't fine and dine often but when we do we always choose Oliver's (for the past 10 yrs now). We were looking forward to this for some time. We were seated in the first booth by the door (not my favourite place to sit- a... More 

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Thank kaylawilson15
Calvin38, Manager at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and letting us know about your concerns. We take this very seriously and will be rectified. Thank you for taking my phone call this morning and I hope you were happy with our conversation. Hope to see you again real soon. More 

Wiarton, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small little restaurant on Water St. The food was excellent. The waiter was very attentive and was helpful in suggestions. I wish I had another day to eat there there was so much choice.

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1 Thank David L
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are quite proud of our little spot and we do pride ourselves on our service and food. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is extremely good - well prepared, fresh ingredients, and plated attractively. The staff is well versed with the food and wine, and the do their best to make your visit a great one, and they squeezed us in without a reservation. Thanks!

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

We buy only fresh, local when available and prepare everything in house. We make our own breads, pastas, desserts and so much more. We want to control what we serve our customers. I feel we have some of the best staff in town. Thanks for your kind words. More 

Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner as a couple at Oliver's restaurant in August 2016.  It is a small (12 tables) but beautiful restaurant.  The food was very good but we found the service was kind of slow.  My husband had the seafood plate and the scallops & cod were his favourites.  I had the mushroom wellington and it was excellent.

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Guelph, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really nice lunch at Oliver's a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed the ambience and t feeling of fine dining there. I had a wonderful salad with Tiger Shrimp that were amazing!!! I don't recall my husband's order just now. But I know he enjoyed whatever he ate. We left feeling really pleased and happy with our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough good things about Olivers, while it may seam small from the outside, inside offers a whole variety of delicious food, drinks and wine. Seating is comfortable, service was excellent, brunch menu offered a variety to meet everyone's needs and taste. Definitely worth the visit while your in town. Great for solo visit or with a friend or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was here yesterday came back. Food is exceptional and cheap . The best on my visit to St John so far. I had the spinach salad and it was just right. I then had the prawn Po Boy it was just divine. Just about right for my appetite.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a dinner and experienced amazing attention and service. We had the feeling that the cook is only preparing the food for us, as the timing between the portions was perfect, and the small sizes of the portions were inviting to try more varieties from the menu.

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Bengough, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing flashy from the from the outside but once you go inside you'll find a charming restaurant with very friendly staff. Great menu selections...it made it hard to choose what to eat. I selected the lobster....exactly what you're looking for! Excellent food and excellent service....winning combination.

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St. John's, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for an intimate evening with your loved one or friends. Great local food. The Cod and Halibut are to die for. The wine and drinks also makes for a great evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $31
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-754-6444
Description
Intimate restaurant in the heart of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Operating for over 17 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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