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Oliver's Restaurant

€€€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“seafood platter” (38 reviews)
“cod” (67 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Oliver's. It is a quaint restaurant with a cozy feel and we received individualized attention. The food was very good, and the service was exemplary. It was very early season (May 2018), uncrowded, and just offered a very comfortable...More

Thank emjm85
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was fantastic. Right from the bread to the desserts. The service was quite slow, but the sever was pleasant. I would definitely go back!

Thank Reese23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, my son and I were looking for good cod fish dishes that St John’s is renowned for. A helpful chocolate shop person suggested we try the eateries along Water Street. After a short walk we saw and chose Oliver’s. No regrets. Wife and...More

Thank Shah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited Oliver's numerous times, including this evening, in recent years. This evening was the norm for Oliver's. Fantastic food, superior service, reasonably priced in a very comfortable setting. Thanks for a great evening. Hope to visit many more times in...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

The food, service and quaint atmosphere is second to none. The 2 best meals I have ever eaten and I have traveled the world are Oliver's 1. Halibut (in season) and 2. Lamb. It is always a pleasure and I will be back once again....More

Thank paulmwhite2000
Reviewed 30 March 2018

My wife and I frequent Oliver's Restaurant for evening meals several times each year and have never been disappointed. On March 29th, we decided to try their lunch menu. We didn't think it possible, but this experience was just as outstanding and, in fact, the...More

1  Thank veteran20162016
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

In September 2017 we arrived in St. John’s on a rainy and chilly evening, after arriving by car from Gander. Because of construction, we arrived later than scheduled. We headed up to Dartmouth St where a number of promising restaurants appeal d to us. One...More

Thank LBMEdgerton_WI
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Oliver’s restaurant is certainly a little piece of heaven. Had lunch there twice in the last week. Very relaxing atmosphere and the food was delicious. Our server (Amy) was very warm and friendly and the owner (Cal Vinvent) took the time to greet us and...More

Thank karensquires63
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Visited Olivers in mid-February. Overall, the experience was great! The food, service, and staff were outstanding! Will definitely return.

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Olivers gas always been a favourite of mine whenever it's a night out in St. John's. It's the perfect size with the perfect menu which will always delight you tastebuds.

1  Thank JRGBonavistaS
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2016|
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Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi. We highly recommend reservations.1-709-754-6444 Thanks. Cal
28 February 2015|
Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi, Casual to business casual. Thanks Cal
28 February 2015|
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Response from Ellepow | Reviewed this property |
There really is no dress code as such- You would be welcome in casual dress or more formal attire- It depends on your occasion. The staff at Oliver's would welcome you and make you feel comfortable in whatever you would be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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. Serving lunch and dinner weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends.
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