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“Great Meal & Atmosphere”
Review of The Reluctant Chef

The Reluctant Chef
Ranked #12 of 384 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine dining with a twist: No set menu. We serve a delightful multi-course meal throughout the evening. We will happily cater to food aversions and dietary restrictions.
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great service!
We did the wine pairing which got a little pricey, the pairing costs more than the meal, but overall a wonderful experience. The staff knew the food and wine well, it was an intimate environment and well worth the money.

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1  Thank Raven87
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We live downtown but don't eat out a lot as we are both decent new-aged cooks. This was the second time trying the Reluctant Chef. We had to go back to see if there was consistency. It was the same as before if not better. Everything was fabulous. The food was sublime. A five course feast. We were both very pleased. Because my wife doesn't eat red meat, the chef fixed something different for her with only a few minutes notice. Smooth.
The service was great. (Biggest proportional tip we ever left). - Enough said.
The wine list complements the food on that night's menu. Impressive!
All in all. A great night out. I highly recommend it.

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2  Thank Steven C
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

The Reluctant Chef is a very pretty restaurant. I had 4 delicious courses and a lovely glass of wine. Everyone was kind and welcoming. I can't wait to eat there again!!

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4  Thank ShakinandAce
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We tried this place last night as a special anniversary night out, and it was fantastic!

We felt like we were visiting with a very gracious family who wanted to "Wow" us with their hospitality and finest fare. And we were indeed wowed.

Everything one could ever ask for from a first class restaurant, without the pretense. This may have been our first visit......but, it certainly won't be our last.

The menu was so creative and exciting to the senses it made each course an adventure. Our server was the most amazing "Simone". She was perfectly attentive and so friendly we truly felt relaxed. We treated ourselves to the wine pairing service and would highly recommend this if you want to take your dinning experience over the top. The house Sommelier is a gentleman named Scott. His passion for all things wine, as well as, his friendly personality added exponentially to our gastronomic experience.

Thanks so much Simone and Scott for making our anniversary dinner one to remember. Kudos to the folks behind the scenes as well, Tony and Chef Mike, for making it all possible.

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1  Thank J E O
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Absolutely amazing from start to finish! Generous on the breads, beautiful wines and just a great atmosphere. If you enjoy fine dining this place is a must. I had reservations for two people, both vegan and gluten free and we were just stunned at the dishes the chef prepared us! It is hard to find people to accomodate that type of request. See for yourself! We even got complimentary dessert wine, all in all I will be surprised to find another experience for this value. We will be back.

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4  Thank ElektricPretzel
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