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The Merchant Tavern

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Mon, 6/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, Seafood, Canadian
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

WE were very excited to get a reservation at this restaurant. The ambience is great. Unfortunately the food is not ! 6 people ordered pasta and not 1 of them said it was great. It was "OK" they said. It was overcooked. How does that...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank KAD15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times - food and drinks are usually great. Unfortunately, the last few visits have been less than stellar and our most recent one was the worst by far. Very rude waitress, mediocre meal, bland cocktail and rushed service. Emailed the GM...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sinead M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the separate dining room with a group of 9. The service was excellent, the food delicious, the venue lovely. Our server was so professional, she made the event extra special. The ingredients are so flavourful and fresh, I had the halibut and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Colleen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location and a big, open and bright room that works well for a Sunday brunch. Service was a little terse and getting a table was not made easy so we sat at the bar. They seemed a little over-whelmed and getting our meals took...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jrdvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I left the kids with the in-laws and headed out on a date night. We decided on The Merchant Tavern for supper. The atmosphere caught my attention immediately and I have always been a fan of having bar seating next to the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jay_sallday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this place for a foodies weekend in St.John's. For the 4 people in our group this place was by far the one we liked the least. Inattentive service, pushy waitress, bad pasta, average burger, hefty alcohol prices. For some reason the rabbit...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 837jrm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here a while ago for a work function. Absolutely fantastic food and great local beers on tap. Would 100% recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kylie G
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely piece of Halibut here. Great selection of beer. Didn't have dessert but those that did raved about it. Found it a bit loud and the tables and chairs were too close together, but otherwise great place.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PlannermanNL
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had our anniversary supper at the Merchant Tavern. The meal was delicious. He had the steak and I had the pork. The fish tacos were great also. Our server was efficient. She always checked in with us at the right times....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank NlMommy23
Reviewed April 20, 2019

I ate here during a business trip and it was an absolute highlight. Get the halibut! Besides the excellent food, this place has a vibrant atmosphere and friendly staff. 5 stars all round.

Date of visit: April 2019
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