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“Norsemen exceptional experience”

The Norseman Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, Italian, French
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Carvel
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“Norsemen exceptional experience”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Absolutely delicious meal, we ordered two shrimp and Scallop appetizers for four people and then order two more afterwards because it was simply delicious! Friendly local staff, that were enjoyable to talk to. The food was 5 star! Lovely arts and crafts scenery. Prices are very reasonable all things considered. Don't miss this one!

  • Visited July 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews
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“Good food, excellent scenery and artwork”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate twice at the Norseman during our stay in L'Anse aux Meadows. Both times we arrived without a reservation and were seated promptly. The menu is varied with an emphasis on seafood. The sunset is spectacular with icebergs in the background. There was a little museum/ art gallery with some interesting things. We didn't expect this kind of fine dining at the end of the road! Worth the effort.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Dave2496
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Washington, DC
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“FOR TEN YEARS!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have had the joy of having my birthday at this wonderful restaurant for the last ten years!! I love Newfoundland, Canada all year long..but I especially love NFLD in the summer when this restaurant is OPEN!!
The food is consistently ( and I can judge consistent) outstanding!! The service is wonderful (thank you Jaime and Jordan).....and the view is priceless.

Thank you for another memorable night!!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Nfld
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Georgina, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Norseman Restaurant Disappoints”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went there recently after reading the great reviews, etc. However, was very disappointed. Food was excellent but the prices too high and the portions far too small. We had to eat again three hours later.

It would have cost them maybe 50 cents to increase the amount of rice and veggies in each entrée to give enough not to leave hungry so I don't know why they don't do this. For the two of us and two teenaged daughters it cost $132 including tip for four entrées - I can't imagine what it would have cost if we had alcoholic be beverages, and appetizer or dessert. Probably would have topped $250 at least.

Also, each table had a small sculpture for on it and the walls were covered in beautiful artwork BUT all of it was for sale with price tags clearly visible. A bit cheesy in my opinion.

They also said we couldn't have a window seat as it was reserved for someone else who never showed up.

Unless you have a lot of money to spend best to go to one of the other local restaurants where you will probably have a larger meal for a more reasonable price

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank chubby682
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canada
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“Must dine here”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Out of this world dining experience. Excellent fish soups. Cod dinner was amazing. Mussels were great. Taste extravaganza.

Amazing rustic view of the rugged Newfoundland landscape

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank whitewaterguy
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