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“Nonsense.”

The Norseman Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We focus on organic , fresh and local cuisine.. nothing processed. We have vegetarian choices like butternut squash , sweet potato with fresh ginger,roasted root vegetable, wild mushroom and others, salad made with arugula and kale, stir fry's, pastas, etc. We serve everything from local (mussels ,snow crab, lobster, cod fish, scallops, shrimp, halibut, mackerel, capelin, calamari, etc) .Local lamb, Fresh chicken with bone in and skin on., grade A tenderloin beef, pork and so many more choices. We use the local berries that ground in the area for the desserts. We only open from Late May until Mid September because that is when the food we serve is Fresh and available. We prefer not to open after later because it would compromise the quality of what we are trying to achieve and prefer not to serve over process chemically altered food.
Reviewed September 1, 2012

I am from Newfoundland. We don't eat the over priced nonsense on their menu and if we did it would be ten times as much and cost a lot less. I recently travelled all the way across the island to see l'anse aux meadows and loved it. But going to this restaurant and paying 16$ for an infants size burger and a handful of lettuce almost ruined the whole trip for me. All I could do when I saw the burger was laugh. That being said, the service was nice. And the restaurant is a nice place. But none of that matters when the food is nonsense.

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travel0982, Manager at The Norseman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

The burger that you ate was made with Elk meat and served with a mango chutney on a focaccia bun. The salad was made with arugula and goat cheese. All of these things are special order from our food distributor because you can not buy them in this area, hence $15 for this meal is very reasonably priced.

I checked out a few menus in St. John's and the cost of a regular beef burger and salad there is $16-$18.

Elk meat is quite expensively priced because it is wild game, where as beef is hormone induced and cheap.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We had both lunch and dinner at the restaurant, and this is a combined review. For lunch we had chowder and an elk burger. At dinner my wife had the arctic char and crab special, while I had the strip-loin steak. I found the chowder to average, and all consider the elk burger was OK but over priced. The special at dinner was very good, but the portion size was small for the price. The strip-loin was one of the best I have had in the maritimes, but certainly not up to Keg standards.

The entertainment was by a local Newfoundlander, Wade Hillier, who also poses as a Viking explorer at the L'anse aux Meadows display by day. He does a very entertaining mix of traditional Newfoundland music as well as some C&W, and folk. His music pulled the rating of the restaurant up to almost a 5 level. Ask when he his playing if you call for a reservation.

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Thank RonAKA
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

The food was the best we had in all Newfoundland, the staff attentive, the room charming. Even better, we were there at sunset. I would have liked the tables to be a little better arranged, as the tablecloths on a number of the tables were skewed dramatically to one side or the other, but that's a minor point in view of the delicious food. The owner stated that they were listed on the top 10 list for restaurants in Canada.

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Thank tripqueenflorida
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We enjoyed fresh cod with fresh veggies and spectacular view. Our hostess, Jamie, was an added delight.

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Thank OregonJerry
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The food is terrific only exceeded by the charm and warmth of the staff and owners! The one man band chef produces incredible food!! We loved the chocolate desert! worth every calorie and the music was fun to sing along with! a must eat at when in this region!

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Thank elainevedette
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