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“Excellent Seafood”

Saltwater Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 409 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Casual and comfortable dining, fresh seafood and happy hour tapas in the heart of downtown St.John's, Newfoundland.
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I my view, this is one of the best restaurants in St. John's, NL. My wife had the scallop appetizer and the pan fried cod as the main. We shared the dessert trio which was a berry cake, chocolate mousse (?), and apple bread pudding. I had the cod tongue appetizer and the half rack of lamb. Everything was top notch including the house wine. The generous scallop and cod tongue appetizers were the best we've ever had. The scallops were very fresh and melt-in-your mouth done right. My wife doesn't usually like tongues but she loved these. I think because they were ultra-fresh, lightly breaded, cooked to perfection, and had the "jelly" portion removed. Service was prompt and courteous.

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Thank BobbyBear72
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We joined our friends for dinner last night, and we were looking forward to a nice dinner, with a bit of spoiling. The food was excellent, well prepared, impressive presentation, along with a nice bottle of wine. For their dinner, our friends selected two appetizers each, a bowl of chowder, scallops and shrimp; we selected the salmon. Each dish was well prepared and delicious.
The problem came with the waiter. Our friends selected to have their chowder first, then their shrimp and scallops as their "main" dish. Well, as it happened, they received all of their appetizers at the same time, prior to us receiving our dinner. We asked that they hold the shrimp and scallops, which they honored, then brought them back as they completed their chowder. But we still did not have our salmon. We asked about the salmon. The waiter ARGUED with our guests, that they had ordered appetizers, that's why our salmon dinner was late. ???
The waiter rarely came back to make sure we were ok, we had to get up to pour our wine, since he left it out of reach. And we had to flag him again for more water and another bottle of wine, which he haphazardly poured. We felt like we were bothering him and we were in the way. We don't like to under tip wait staff, so we reluctantly tipped the 20% tip, but wanted to let you know of the service. Maybe he was having a bad night.
Bottom line: great food, poor service.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We celebrated a reunion with old friends from Labrador and enjoyed a fabulous meal. A real treat to impress anyone for fine dining.

Thank caperlion
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We had a wonderful dinner w/ 4 friends at Saltwater...July 5,2017. Memorable! All of us were impressed with our meals and their lovely cocktail menu! Highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were 2 couples who were recommended this restaurant for our first night in St John's. We were not disappointed. Service was provided by delightful and friendly staff and the food was excellent.

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Thank PaulBart776
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