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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood platter” (41 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 today

Excellent food - particularly the seafood. I am never disappointed with the food or service. Although it is a small space, it ie always sure to provide good quality for the price.

Thank baine_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Quality meal and nice presentation. Very small dining room but will definitely be returning.

Thank JKJ2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Atmosphere and service was excellent . Ordered chicken fettucinie- wasnt up to par as compared to meals I had previously . It wasnt hot and seemed to be drenched in a dark gravy . I didnt complain as I didnt want to upset other person...More

Thank Trips-nl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely small spot downtown. Atmosphere was relaxing and inviting. Server was attentive and friendly. Had the cod special with calamari which was delicious. Complete the creme brule, which was yummy. Tasty wine selection. I will def. return, thanks

Thank QueenBee896
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at Oliver's Restaurant for a business dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful and cozy. I would highly recommend Oliver's as a place for a business dinner or as a romantic restaurant, that will surly impress your spouse or date. Service was excellent and the...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday for my GF. We were hoping for something special, maybe a touch of fine dining. Nothing of the sort. Pros: nice and quiet (half full Sunday evening) made for easy conversation, friendly and attentive service, comfortable booth seating, very good bread pudding desert (not...More

Thank longshot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cozy little restaurant on Water Street. I had fish here and it was fresh and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is great and I think that is down to the great service. It isn't the cheapest meal I've had but it is worth every...More

Thank randomaus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere. They were very busy, but it wasn’t extremely noisy for the number of people in the restaurant. Service was excellent. Three of us had steaks and one the lamb. The food was tasty and seasoned well; steaks cooked perfectly our only complaint...More

Thank Sonia L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant checked off all great dining experience requirements. The dining room is quite cozy and intimate. We could sit comfortably and chat over our meal. The service was very personal and not ask for a more attentive server (the manager). The steak, veggies and...More

Thank GSDogMom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

...with some exceptions. The cod was a bit over-cooked and dry. The scallions, on the other hand, were excellent! And deserts are to die for!

Thank JonnyS_12
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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