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“Very Enjoyable Evening Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of John Brown Grille

John Brown Grille
Ranked #17 of 242 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: John Brown Richmond Street Grille is located on the historic Victoria Row of downtown Charlottetown. We are proud to offer the best of Island cuisine - tantalizing chowder, delicious salads, amazing steaks seasoned to perfection, a large variety of seafood and gluten free options as well as a delectable pub menu. We offer many different varietals of wine, an abundance of craft ales - from near and far, live entertainment and a sophisticated, relaxed atmosphere for you to dine, mingle and dance . We look forward to seeing you soon at John Brown Richmond Street Grille - come for dinner and stay for the party.
Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
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“Very Enjoyable Evening Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I dined here with friends on Aug 1st. It was very enjoyable, we had some drinks and the food was great. Among some of the dishes we enjoyed are the beet salad, which was very good, but they didn't peel their beets and I didn't like the little hairy bits...the pulled lamb sandwich was also very good and the sticky date pudding was to die for. Very good atmosphere, the hostess was very friendly and helpful, there was a line to get in when we arrived and we wanted to sit on the patio but the wait was very long. She suggested we start in side and as tables became available outside we could move...I saw that they did that for a number of people which I thought was very accomodating. While we were eating, they asked if we wanted to move outside but we opted to finish our meal inside. However, as soon as our meal was finished the ofter to move outside was still there so we moved outside to finish our drinks and have our deserts. A lovely gentleman came and took our drinks to the patio for us, it was a reallly nice gesture. We would definately go back. Our waitress, Hanna (who looks like Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing) was awesome, she really made our night.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank NovaScotiaHeatseeker
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Glynn J, Public Relations Manager at John Brown Grille, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We are so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations at The John Brown Grille! Our customers are our main priority, we want them to have the best experience possible! Also, thank you for the note on our beet salad, I agree with you, we will be sure to pass it along to our kitchen! Your comments are how we improve! Thank you so much for coming in to visit us at The John Brown Grille, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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Mississauga
2 reviews
“Delicious GF lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I are visiting PEI for the first time and we decided to try this place out for lunch. We were very happy. The food was delicious (my bf had the seafood chowder and I had the lobster blt) and the service was great. It has a beautiful patio on a pedestrian street that alone makes it worth the visit. The greatest part is that pretty much everything on their menu is available gluten free! And really good gluten free. My lobster blt came on a delicious, light and fluffy bun which was a great change from the heavy brick of bread that is typical gluten free fare. Overall we were very impressed and look forward to returning later in our trip!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank elleamelie
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Glynn J, Public Relations Manager at John Brown Grille, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We are so happy to hear you had such a positive experience at John Brown Grille! We know how difficult it can be to find gluten free options - especially ones that taste amazing! Thank you for coming in to see us! We can't wait to see you again at The John Brown Grille! We hope you have a great time on PEI!
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Halifax, Canada
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“Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We only had a couple beers and nachos but thoroughly enjoyed them. They have a good selection of beers and other drinks. Service was friendly, attentive and quick.

Location is right on Victoria Row in downtown Charlottetown within walking distance of all the attractions.

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Thank tshep42
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Glynn J, Public Relations Manager at John Brown Grille, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of The John Brown Grille! Did you try our JB nacho's or our club nachos with chicken, bacon and lime sauce? They are both so good! We hope you come and visit us again on your next trip to Prince Edward Island! Safe travels!
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Stratford, Canada
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“Dining in a Gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

The room is very open. with a few interesting nocks, but, generally, the atmosphere pretty open. The prohibition decor, painted by a local artist.however, are outstanding and the pulled lamb sandwich, fronted by a plate of half dozen raw oysters with the very nicely priced malbec, made this a wonderful meal. Staff was attentive, without being pushy. The secret, look around at the decor, and tell yourself, and your waitress, you're in no hurry!

  • Visited July 2014
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Glynn J, Public Relations Manager at John Brown Grille, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the overall atmosphere of John Brown Richmond Street Grille! The artist did an amazing job of the paintings in our dining room, we are incredibly impressed by her and her work! We can't wait until you come in and visit us again soon at John Brown's - Enjoy the rest of your summer!!
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Montreal, Canada
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“Seafood chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Service for lunch was quick and effecient as well as courteous

Dishes look awesome,
I had seafood chowder, A+

All for under $15.00 tax in

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Glynn J, Public Relations Manager at John Brown Grille, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
We are very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable and affordable experience at John Brown Richmond Street Grille! Thank you for choosing us and enjoy your travels!
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