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Saltwater Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Casual and comfortable dining, fresh seafood and happy hour tapas in the heart of downtown St.John's, Newfoundland.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, Canadian
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews seafood risotto cod tongues chocolate torte duck baked brie chowder cod special rice potatoes filet salt water wonderful meal great dining experience cooked to perfection enjoyed our meal st john s wine list
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere is cozy and intimate, service was efficient and very hospitable. Food was delectable with generous portions. Glad to have experienced a memorable occasion at this beautiful restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 730deant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ample choices of fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Offers other delicious items for non seafood lovers.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 16 December 2018

very cute place, a little cramped but the food was excellent and the staff where great. we visited for the valentines day dinner, it was great. a little expensive but most places are on valentines day.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank dermott03
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We have been going to Saltwater restaurant for a number of years and have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our most recent visit was very disappointing. The restaurant itself was chilly as though the heating system wasn't working. Our waitress placed a portable electric...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PeterB001
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We chose this restaurant for our last night in St. John's. We'd been a bit disappointed with our choices for our first 2 nights but this place made up for both of them. Located in a convenient, safe part of downtown we were immediately seated...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Again this restaurant was recommended by a local person. Having seen "Cod Tongues' on other menus, and not believing it was real! We did see some fishermen on our tour earlier in in the day actually preparing the fish on the dock....so we ordered the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jo B
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We were a large group and all our meals were excellent. The service was not only very friendly but our server made sure we did not want for anything.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pace34
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We went to the Saltwater for it had good reviews on TripAdvisor. I just added another one for the Cod fish, tongues and fillet were cooked to perfection. The veggies with the Cod were perfect as well, a nice crispness to them. My wife had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The meal was delish. We had cod and salmon and both were cooked very well and may be a little on the well done side. The staff seemed scared or nervous and were not as light or relaxed as one would expect at a nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Came here to celebrate our 25th anniversary. One of the few romantic “non-pub” atmosphere places to eat. Always a pleasure. Shocked that my wife’s cod was a little over cooked as was my steak. But food is always good. Just a little off tonight. Plus...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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31 May 2017|
Response from Peggy K | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. They are very attentive & I don't remember anything being done in any type of nut bases
29 August 2016|
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Response from CTRocks | Reviewed this property |
No. Pretty casual.
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