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Oliver's Restaurant

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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service, the food, the ambiance. Our entire party of 6 was more than pleased with Oliver's. The cod tongue appetizer was a lovely start. The lamb was perfectly done and was a generous portion. Others at the table raved about the salmon and the scallops.

1 Thank Rhonda M
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My coworker and I stopped in for lunch and I am glad we did. I had the best cod I have ever had and could be the best fish dish I have ever had. The staff are excellent and I can not say enough about the food. I even had desert after lunch. I have to thank them for the... More 

1 Thank Jame B
Brampton, Ontario
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try to do lots of reviews because I travel all the time and I find others reviews very helpful. Since moving to Newfoundland I have been missing the different styles of food and getting tired of the same old fried garbage. I decided on our way to St. John's to go on here and see what I could find.... More 

2 Thank wraafy
St. John's, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group for lunch. We had a reservation, but still had to wait a little before we got seated. The service was excellent and the food simply great!! The lamb burger and the Thai flavored pasta dish were awesome.

2 Thank Vipin_Shankar
St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit late in writing this review ....attended Xmas luncheon at Oliver's ! Menu was fantastic , service was exemplary! Great job on devising a special menu for the Xmas season ....hopefully see you again during 2017 !

1 Thank marilyn h
St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meals and wines are splendid and it's cozy and quaint and one of my favourite St. John's restaurants

1 Thank Shawn R
Corner Brook, Canada
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335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined here many times and always raved of the food and service Not tonight Calamari appetizer was brought with a main ingredient missing and no taste. Returned with all the ingredients but extremely salty Striploin very dry over cooked and just a poor quality piece of meat. Demi was also salty sneha vegetables uninspired Seafood platter. Salmon dry and... More 

Thank Nlenigma
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read a review of this restaurant online and I was determined to visit. I had the seafood platter and a type of hearty tomato based seafood soup, and both meals were delicious. Large portion sizes too. The atmosphere is very cozy, perfect for a romantic dinner, business dinner or lunch or just a nice evening out by yourself. The... More 

1 Thank Tolu A
Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the meal. Gf had breakfast. Everything was delicious and perfect. Could go the extra mile and clean those items up high and around ceiling.

1 Thank ToddN346
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by a local to try this little gem. Very subtle store front, Don't let that fool you. The staff was great, pleasant and informative. They had some very nice specials. As it turned out almost our whole group had the seafood fettuccine. Wow, like nothing I have had before with a Thai, coconut twist. Incredible. I also... More 

1 Thank Jody216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?