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“Don’t bring your kids to a fine dining place!”

Saltwater Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 431 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 30 September 2018 via mobile

Came here to celebrate our 25th anniversary. One of the few romantic “non-pub” atmosphere places to eat. Always a pleasure.
Shocked that my wife’s cod was a little over cooked as was my steak. But food is always good. Just a little off tonight. Plus our server was a bit rough around the edges in comparison with other server.
But then a family came in with a 3 kids and a baby. Every 5 min the baby would let out a high pitch glass shattering squeal.
People - take your kids to Swiss Chalet! Don’t spoil the ambiance for those of us looking to enjoy a $200 romantic dinner!!

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This was a Sunday evening dinner choice as a lot of places are closed. No compromise here though. The best cod tongues I've perhaps ever had, even got my husband to try and enjoy them. Charming wait staff, very good food.

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

The food was good and well presented so on that count visitors wont be disappointed, however, we just felt that it lacked atmosphere which we feel is as important as the food itself.

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Thought about having a fish meal in St John’s. Called into this place named Salt Water Restaurant. Well what a “Gem.” My wife had beetroot and goats cheese salad to start and the salmon for main meal. I had the belly of pork to start followed by the cod dish. It was exceptional. We both said that it was the best fish we had ever tasted. It would certainly match any of the Michelin Star restaurants we have been fortunate to eat in back home in the UK. Congratulations to all staff who remained attentive throughout the evening. If you get chance to try this one out DO IT.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We had a wonderful meal at the Saltwater Restaurant. Every course was delicious and the staff was very good. We ate upstairs and marveled at how the waitresses balanced plates going up and down the stairs to serve people on the first floor!

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