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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“seafood platter” (38 reviews)
“cod” (60 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

We spent 2 days touring St. John's and missed lunch in Quidi Vidi. So we headed to the city and were promptly seated at Olivers for a late (3 pm) lunch. OMG. It was the highlight of our time in St. John's. I enjoyed pan...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small restaurant with some great food. They feature a variety of food with an emphasis on seafood including fresh catch of the day which was halibut the day we were there. My wife had the fish tacos which she really enjoyed. I...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I opted for the pan-fried cod (when in Rome...) and it was absolutely the best I've ever had. The lightly seasoned breading was just right. Portion sizes exceeded our appetites. My companion had the best seafood chowder we found on our 2 weeks in Newfoundland.

Thank KVM55
Reviewed 1 week ago

I also had the special, cod in a citrus sauce, And dinner came with a good sized portion of root vegetables. Heaven.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked forward to our dinner at Oliver’s and it did not disappoint! Intimate, varied menu, excellent service and delicious appetizers and entrees. Unfortunately we can't speak to the desserts because we had absolutely no room! The cod cheeks were the best in town and...More

Thank MarlaToronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what St. John's cuisine is all about. Cod-fish cakes were wonderful -- and gluten-free too. The main dish featuring freshly-caught halibut was awesome. Excellent wine list. Superb service.

Thank HotelierJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner last night at Oliver's...after sampling a number of the fine dining establishments in St John's we landed here on our last night. Service was very good and so was the food. Aranchini w/lamb ragu and seafood platter. Overall a good experience and would...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever find yourself in St. John's NL, and you want a superb dining experience then I recommend this fab little spot on Water Streer. As an apply Try the almond wrapped goat cheese with salsa (ridiculous) and for a main either the steak...More

Thank darrengarnier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and great all around. Delicous local food. It was a nice change from the larger and busier restaurants along water st. Beautiful space, great food and lovely staff!

Thank krystlemaki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had difficulty getting a table at short notice but we were accommodated for an early dinner. The menu was interesting and the food was absolutely fine but somehow the service was "odd". Three people served us during the evening and all were pleasant but...More

Thank Humphrey_Wright
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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$32
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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
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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.
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