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Saint John Ale House

) #6 of 186 Restaurants in Saint John $$ - $$$ American, ,
1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-657-2337
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (61 reviews)
“kettle chips” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited New Brunswick from Ottawa and because we love Top Chef Canada, wanted to try Chef Jesse Vergen's restaurant. We knew what we HAD to have....the Giant Lobster Roll!!!! it's pricey but oh so worth it! A full Lobster on amazing house made sourdough...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 3 days ago

They advertise this and they won't get an argument from me! They use a special batter and the fingers are a good size. Their fries are excellent as well, so this is a great option if you are real hungry. Wash it down with one...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited here before about 3 years ago, but I didn't write a review. I visited with my Mom and after driving from Cape Breton and around New Brunswick all day, once we got to our hotel, we were ready for dinner. We stayed...More

Thank patriclusthetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like beer you can't go wrong- there are so many on tap. Of course, we are wine drinkers- but they had a fair bit to choose from - albeit only Canadian. BC wines are now on our list- we very much enjoyed the...More

Thank LoGu13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit in Saint John, NB and we like our beer so the name of the place appealed to us naturally: Saint John Ale House!!! We stopped for a stout, ended up spending the evening, thanks to Jordan!!! One of the best server/barman/experimental beer...More

Thank Mylou_1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with my family for a quick visit and bite to eat. We found the menu a little restrictive. Our server was in training, so there were a few hiccups (trouble adding items to her iPad order system, coming back to get our order...More

Thank Katerine_Steve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the alehouse last night for dinner. had a great meal and great beer. We were feeling adventurous and asked Chris the bar tender for his recommendations. we had 2 appies and we split a main. Everything was great and the service was amazing....More

Thank nickmaci
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We came in for lunch on a drizzly Saturday and had the place pretty much to ourselves. I can see it being a happening place on a sunny day, but I'm not complaining about anything! There's a great selection of New Brunswick-brewed beers on tap,...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

It's not bad, it's not great. Beer is decent, Food is alright. I wouldn't make it a routine stop but also wouldn't complain about going there. Would recommend

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Had dinner with a friend on Tuesday night. It was busy for a Tuesday night. This was my first visit. I follow Top Chef Canada so I was excited to go to Jessie's restaurant. I had his delicious buttermilk chicken fingers. They were tender, juicy,...More

Thank Elizabeth S
SJAHAdele, General Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

So glad to hear you had a great time ! The buttermilk is a favourite for sure and sooo delicious ,next time try our burger ... you won't be disappointed . We hope to serve you again soon and thanks for the great review Cheers...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
brian t
I am celiac. Can you do gluten free options?
20 July 2016|
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Response from Peter S | Property representative |
Yes, our Gluten Free options on the menu have a GF beside them. Our chefs are very well versed in this and all our food is made from scratch and can be modified to meet your nutritional needs.
hi, which rooms have shower/tub combo?
22 September 2015|
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Response from Leonard L | Reviewed this property |
This a licensed restaurant with no accomodations of any kind. Nearest are Hilton and Delta which are connected with an indoor pedway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
    (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
  • Public Transportation: Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit. There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel. We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: +1 506-657-2337
  • E-mail
We are a progressive pub with loads of local craft beers on tap and in the bottle. We have great Chef Jesse Vergen that seeks out the very best of local ingredients to present an ever evolving menu. We are cutting edge, fun and entertaining...seek a reservation online or give us a shout. We sit on the waterfront in Saint John with great entertainment and a big patio for fun all summer long!
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