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Oliver's Restaurant

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160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood platter” (44 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 2 days ago

Cozy environment, friendly staff, excellent food. Prices are quite reasonable compared to other restaurants downtown St. John's.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MikhailK520
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was great and prepared very well. The menu had a ton of options. The service was pleasant and fun. We had a great night out.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited this place a few times for lunch. Nice quiet atmosphere as restaurant only small. Food has always been tasty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travellogget
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know anyone can have a bad day at a restaurant but when terrible (burnt) food is coupled with rude staff, (ignored for 50 mins) there simply aren’t any excuses.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank b0bbyg123
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so very disappointed to read this review. We take great pride in providing amazing food and service and clearly we did not deliver in your case. Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss your experience with me. Olivers160@icloud.com or call...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for over year now and my last visit was well below their normal. It is typically great, I’ve never had an issue here before. This time though we waited for 45 minutes in a nearly empty dining room, for our food, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Scenic827505
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for reviewing us and rest assured this will not happen again for you. We had some staffing challenges over the holiday season and have been rectified. Please accept our most sincere apologies. Cal

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For an intimate dining experience with great food and service be sure to visit Oliver's. We found the food to be fantastic served in a welcoming and cozy atmosphere by wonderful wait staff. The woman orignally from Cuba was especially kind.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank horto2018
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We have some amazing staff and are quite proud of our food and service. See you again soon! Cal

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went to Oliver's on a recommendation from a friend, we ordered the evening specials, myself getting a steak with whipped potatoes and scallops as an extra, my wife ordering the fish and mixed vegetable. the steak was perfectly cooked but only warm, the whipped...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dermott03
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I was here with coworkers and really enjoyed my chicken dish and the house wine became my favourite for a time. The restaurant is a little on the small side but the food is excellent!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank freebird709
Reviewed 11 December 2018

great food and great environment , staff is god and everything is fine and fantastic I had mussels with thai gravy , loved itttttttttttttttt my lover had fish tacos again fantasticcccccccccccccccccccc

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gama G
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Went as a group of 4 on a Tuesday eve and despite the warnings of "you need a reservation or you will never get in" - there was almost no one there. That was likely due to the cold wind more than anything else. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matt S
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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$30
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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