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Chinched Bistro

7 Queen St., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 4B5, Canada
+1 709-722-3100
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“charcuterie” (30 reviews)
“pavlova” (10 reviews)
“cavatelli” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Queen St., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 4B5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some restaurants just have a vibe! This is a small place, reservations are necessary, but the food is terrific and the ambiance is infectious -- everyone's having a good time! Small plates are the order of the day, with a local and sort-of Thai theme....More

Thank BluenoseQueen
Reviewed 19 June 2017

There are no other words to describe how FANTASTIC this restaurant is. The food, service and the value - all FANTASTIC. Charcuterie boards and the braised beef and the carrots and the cauliflower...then another Charcuterie board. Definitely coming back

1  Thank alwayssunnyhere
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Small plate menu. Chacuterie good but s bit uninspired. Our other four plates were very good. Wine selection also good

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Staff are awesome. Very personable bistro. They know how to look after the clientele. We enjoyed a Charcutery board each along with some tasty beverages. We will definitely return to the new location. A great spot for our tourists to visit.

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 16 and had a "taste the menu" family style meal. Everything was very good.. dishes had a lot of flavour. The carrots are amazing as well as the cod and the tagliatelle. Service went above and beyond for our group.

Thank njw_to
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Have to say the service was amazing from making the reservation. Had a back and forth phone tag kind of thing going on. The manager (owner) was just wonderful to deal with. The atmosphere was good - small, dim and quietly noisy. The food (to...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Great food, great bar, great service. No reservations, walked in sat at bar. Jalapeño margarita to die for!!!! Yummy cod tongues and charcuterie. OYSTERS!! So fresh (which is probably normal for the east coast). Do NOT miss the Pig Ear Fries!!

Thank HamiltonMoltobene
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I tried this lovely restaurant in downtown St. John's. The place is fairly small and the capacity was further reduced because there was a private function in the upstairs dining area tonight. As a result, we sat in the bar area near...More

Thank Drizzt_Dark_Elf
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Awesome food. Super delicious local choices. Staff are great and everything is hot tasty and well presented.

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We first visited Cinched Bistro last July and had thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Went again in mid-March. (Does anyone eat out in March, restaurant was very quiet but bar more active) Service throughput was attentive and friendly. Explanations and advice on the different dishes. We...More

Thank Kenato
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Cait M
30 June 2016|
Response from CTRocks | Reviewed this property |
There are very few seats downstairs and the space is very tight. The rest of the tables are upstairs and I didn't see an elevator.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Queen St., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 4B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-3100
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Chinched offers a creative dining experience with a focus on hand crafted gourmet food prepared with traditional preservation techniques, sustainable methods and whole animal butchery. Attention to detail, casual atmosphere, thoughtful wine and drink lists and creative menu offerings are prepared and executed by a very dedicated team at Chinched.
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