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Oliver's Restaurant

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (45 reviews)
“seafood platter” (39 reviews)
“cod” (67 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Oliver’s restaurant is certainly a little piece of heaven. Had lunch there twice in the last week. Very relaxing atmosphere and the food was delicious. Our server (Amy) was very warm and friendly and the owner (Cal Vinvent) took the time to greet us and...More

1  Thank karensquires63
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Olivers in mid-February. Overall, the experience was great! The food, service, and staff were outstanding! Will definitely return.

1  Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Olivers gas always been a favourite of mine whenever it's a night out in St. John's. It's the perfect size with the perfect menu which will always delight you tastebuds.

1  Thank JRGBonavistaS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here tonight with some friends. Being a vegan I find it hard to eat out And I feel bad even asking a restaurant to do so. So much in fact I rather just cook my own meals... but Oliver’s totally accommodated me, with...More

2  Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Dinner was perfect for all three courses. Scallops were delicious and perfectly prepared. Steak was better than ever and desserts were real and fresh. This is a beaut of a place in a way that’s tough to say other than cute and modest and unrefined...More

1  Thank MENBBB
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Scallop starter was very good - nicely seared with a sweet glaze. Bourbon Chicken Supreme was tasty but somewhat swamped by the bourbon glaze. Striploin Steak Frites was good but the sauce dominated making the frites soggy and the smokey effect of grilling the meat...More

Thank BackwoodsGuy_8
Reviewed 29 January 2018

My daughter and I were visiting and just walking by and dropped in for lunch. What a pleasant surprice. Clean somewhat small but wonderful food. I had the crepes and my daughter was sorry she didn't do the same they were so good.

1  Thank Karleen C
Reviewed 29 January 2018

First time eating here and the food was fabulous. I ordered the Balsamic Chicken Fettuccini and it was delicious! My husband ordered pan-fried cod and it was fresh and cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend this place and plan to go back again and again.

1  Thank PD_Hynes
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The food is very pleasing to the palate. The wine selection is very good. The local flair for local dishes is amongst the finest you will find. Strongly recommend reservations as it fills up fast

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Our first visit and it was great. Restaurant was full (Saturday night) but service was excellent. We ordered steak and lamb as our mains and both were prepared perfectly. I have a food allergy and felt like staff were very knowledgeable about food prep. We...More

Thank Julie D
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2016|
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Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi. We highly recommend reservations.1-709-754-6444 Thanks. Cal
28 February 2015|
Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi, Casual to business casual. Thanks Cal
28 February 2015|
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Response from Ellepow | Reviewed this property |
There really is no dress code as such- You would be welcome in casual dress or more formal attire- It depends on your occasion. The staff at Oliver's would welcome you and make you feel comfortable in whatever you would be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-754-6444
  • E-mail
Intimate restaurant in the heart of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Operating for over 17 years,Oliver's is a favourite for great seafood, steaks, fresh pastas and mouthwatering housemade desserts. Featuring intimate booths, warm colours and a fantastic wine list. Serving lunch and dinner weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends.
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