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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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Thrill your senses with a dining experience at JAG’s Exile Restaurant, with exquisite plates to tantalise your taste buds and an embracingly warm atmosphere, you’ll find yourself on a flavour adventure here again and again.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located inside the Jag Hotel. Pros - allowed me to substitute fries for a garden salad in my cod fish and chips; good portion of cod - smoked salmon fettuccini was tasty - service - dining room Neutral - wished there was a little more...fettuccini ConsMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Cory A, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for the review. We really appreciate the feedback!

Reviewed March 12, 2022

Went there today to try their burger for the burger challenge; My friend chose the moose Marsala dish. Burger was smothered in purple slaw and the patty was bland and unflavoured. The Moose Marsala was also not great. The moose was tough and the rice...dry with no sauce. Chutney thick and cold. Just OK food.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Cory A, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

We’re sorry to hear that you were displeased with the quality of your recent meals at Exile. We feel our team created a unique burger for this challenge and we have gotten a number of rave reviews on it. We do understand that everyone’s tastes...More

Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

Similar to last time we tried this place… just OK. Very nice atmosphere and off the charts on interior design and detail, however service and staff knowledge is middle of the road. Also the fact the bar closed at 10 PM was surprising!! Staff informed...us it was still on COVID Hours…. 12 PM is more reasonable.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Cory A, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all the feedback we receive both good and bad. Very sorry that we didn't meet your expectations on your last visit. With COVID restrictions lifting we hope to return to more regular...More

Reviewed October 9, 2021

Our experience at Exile was incredible all around. Excellent cocktails, amazing service, and a delicious, well balanced, bright duck dish. However, the star of the meal was the moose donair onion rings. This was, hands down, the best appetiser I have had in St. John’s...in years. The combination of salt and savoury and sweet, with the variety of textures, was unbeatable. I cannot recommend this dish enough. I had dreams about it the night after. I have craved it ever since. It was a feature for that night, but most Fridays and Saturday, similar culinary delights are on as the special. However, I insisted to the staff that this item in particular needs to be a permanent menu item.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Cory A, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback! So glad you enjoyed the moose donair onion rings!

Reviewed September 1, 2021

The tenderloin was excellent and cooked as requested but two ordered duck, but no duck. Had to order moose lasagna which arrived only warm with cheese not even melted. Had to send back for microwave and even then was dry and tasteless. Lesson learned, don’t...order something from a big pan made earlier in the day and then served after a quick microwave warmup. Desserts were generous size and tasty. Ordered a whiskey drink and charged extra to make with bourbon instead of the premium rye advertised. Menu was limited as one diner doesn’t do fish. No homemade pasta, nothing special. Had nice comfy seats and a pleasant server. Other server clearing the table asked two diners to pass her their plates, never saw that before. I expect more when spending 500$ on a dinner with only one wine and drinks.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Cory A, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time for a review and we appreciate your feedback. We are disappointed we didn't exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an...More

Reviewed August 23, 2021 via mobile

Arrived for dinner at 8, it was quite busy and was informed of same upon arrival. A bit slow to get drink orders out but since it was slammed that was ok. My drink was quite tasty (the cherry oh baby), boyfriend didn’t quite enjoy...his (expected a stronger whiskey drink vs the sweet one he got but that’s what you get when you order the unknown). Ordered olives and feta with extra bread, it was good. A bit surprised I was charged 4$ extra for a little bread where anywhere else would’ve just sent some out as there’s quite a large portion of dip to bread ratio. Friends ordere scallops, I think they were 13$? Two medium and one tiny scallop on some purée? Def not worth it. Brussels sprouts looked burnt but a big portion and they seemed to enjoy it. They had no beef as apparently a table of 25 showed on the day they had not booked? Which was a major disappointment. Because the beef was what the couple raves about as being very good. Cod was ok? Stuffed Chicken was ok. Desserts were delicious and big portions. Server was friendly enough but we didn’t need to hear her grievances with the table of 25 or how slammed she was at every interaction. We get it. Overall I would return, it’s nice atmosphere and good was good overall.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Cory A, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate the feedback. We strive to provide a superior guest experience and your valued comments will help us improve.

Reviewed August 18, 2020

Great atmosphere, staff, food and drinks with reasonable prices. Stayed at the hotel and a perfect place to dine. First time I could easily hear and enjoy the great music but could also hear my wife talk without shouting like other loud restaurants. We’ll be...back, LOVED the scallops appy, and paella main!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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918cva, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

Thanks so much, Tony for the 5-star review! So happy you enjoyed your first visit and we can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed March 18, 2020

Good variety of food choices.. Nice presentation. tasty and good portion. Great decor with pics of musicians all over the place . A lovely boutique hotel. Love their fish tacos

Date of visit: March 2020
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918cva, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2020

Thank you for your comments Alick. We greatly appreciate them.

Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

Great service. Cool setting. French onion soup very greasy lacking flavour low end cheese. Burger tasty but greasy. Mexican bowl highly recommend

Date of visit: March 2020
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918cva, Marketing at Exile Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2020

Thank you very much for your comments. We greatly appreciate your feedback and your concerns will be passed along to our management team.

Reviewed March 4, 2020

We arrived without a reservation and glad that the staff were able to accommodate us sooner than they originally anticipated. We had a variety of food and everyone was happy with their selection. I had the Beuno Burger which is a feature for the local...Burger and Beer festival this month. The burger was cooked right however all I could taste was the bbq or grill taste. The burger toppings of Chili roasted pico de gallo, avocado mayo, lettuce, crispy jalapenos, provolone cheese were there but overwhelmed by the cooking of the burger. I was really disappointed and would not recommend it!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Exile Restaurant and Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5