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Saint John Ale House

) #5 of 185 Restaurants in Saint John €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Pub
1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-657-2337
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 review

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in for a late lunch with my husband. It was fairly quiet and we had one on one service. Waiter spent a lot of time talking about the different taps they had - much to my husband's delight. He was able to try a...More

Thank Laurie G
SJAHAdele, General Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a great visit with us ! We look forward to serving you again soon . Cheers , Adele

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Saint John for work and some co-workers and I visited this restaurant 2 out of the 3 nights we were there. The first visit was for a few drinks in the bar/lounge. The atmosphere was comfortable, the staff inviting & knowledgeable. We did...More

Thank mhill77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the regular menu is good, we were very disappointed in the gluten-free offerings at Saint John Ale House. Our waiter told us there were 3 salads and the salmon as the options.More

Thank Nic7895
SJAHAdele, General Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear of you're sub par visit. This is not the level of service we strive for. We have many meals that can be modified into gluten free options. I hope you will give us another chance to show you all the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steamers are excellent. Also had the chowder. Great food and excellent service. Try this place. You won't be disappointed

Thank jdloretta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in St John, and found this restaurant via most initial website reviews. Party of 3 - multigenerational/multicultural, Opentable reservations - all attendees welcomed warmly by host and escorted to nice table overseeing harbor. Waiter completely knowledgeable of menu, down to ingredients; his recommendations...More

Thank jfzwarick
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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?
23 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$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, 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!