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The Merchant Tavern

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291 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B9, Canada
+1 709-722-5050
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“spaghettini” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
291 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at this great restaurant. The menu looked amazing, so many good choices, made it hard to pick. I had a Divers scallops, the size of the palm of my hand, with fresh pasta. I enjoyed every single bite. Also had nice...More

Thank ccrosthwaite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cost 75.00 For 6 chicken wings and burger and fries(horrible burger over cooked fake cheese) and two drinks. So noisy you couldn’t hear what anyone was saying. Over crowded. But the waiter we had was excellent

Thank JanSuz22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to Merchant Tavern for early drinks and snacks; the bar staff were exceptionally helpful; special thanks to Jacob for his warmth and kindness. More gluten-free options would be appreciated-- please bring back a dedicated fryer.

1  Thank piselli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very rude staff. The bartender working April 26 2018 at 1:48pm was VERY rude. Didn’t even get to eat.

Thank emily211999
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The place has a very energetic vibe. Always seems to be busy and loud. I have been there 4 times for lunch. The food range has been excellent to hmm, ok. If you are looking for a relaxing lunch, this is not the place to...More

2  Thank JKR2013
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

On our business trip we lived downtown without a vehicle so we tried all the moderately priced restaurants on Water Street. By far, Merchant Tavern exceeds expectations. We were most impressed with the pasta dishes and they tasted as good as those in Rome with...More

Thank JY_Globetrotter
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

What a great find. This is such a modern looking Gastropub-like place with a fantastic menu and impressive beer and liquor selection. And might I add the coziest bar stools I have ever sat in in my life! And I have sat in a lot...More

Thank lagerhead814
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Our server was great the food was amazing so tasty and well ptesented. Very relaxed atmosphere,will return

Thank rickcardo
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Been a few times excellent fresh food from the region. Friendly staff wine & alcohol selection one of the best in the city. Open kitchen concept so you can actually watch your meal being prepared. In season try the moose, there is a very reasonable...More

Thank RobElder
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Birthday meal with friends. Wonderful service and great food. This place has a great vibe, can be a little noisy because it's so spacious but for the most part it adds to the general buzz of the place. Kale and beet Caesar salad, delicious and...More

Thank ValerieJBW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-5050
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