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Oliver's Restaurant

) #3 of 285 Restaurants in St. John's $$$$, Vegetarian Friendly, Canadian, Contemporary
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-6444
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
160 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful evening at Oliver's...we shared seafood chowder ...cod tongues and scallops and rack of lamb...The bread was fresh and very good ...the drinks and wine were priced well ...the Creme Brulee and coffee was the final touch ...whenever I visit Oliver's is a place I...More

Thank milliemccabe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My first visit to St John's, and we were looking for somewhere to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. This restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel and highly recommended by tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. A small restaurant, well-appointed and comfortable. The service was...More

Thank LizzieandRed
Calvin38, Owner at Oliver's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very proud of our amazing staff that makes this restaurant so successful. Thank you for taking the time to let us know we did a great job.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes you remember and value when something exceeds expectations. The location is quaint on north side of water street. Good menu options. Service was insightful and engaged. Ambience was excellent. Food was well prepared and presented. Maybe our favorite in St. John's. But now have...More

Thank OWD1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on Sunday night and had a fantastic fresh lobster dinner. Service was good and all our meals were very tasty.

Thank waterskibabe47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service at Oliver's is excellent. The menu is wonderful. The owner and staff are attentive and personal. Their attention to details is amazing. Recently, I brought my grandson to Oliver's for lunch. He had dental surgery and needed a pureed meal. They actually pureed...More

Thank PBS2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant as it reminds us of the Montreal Bistros where we lived for 12+ years. The food is great and I especially enjoyed the salmon, we've never had a bad experience there. The wine list is very nice as well. However, we...More

Thank Terrance H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute and very small restaurant. Service was good and food was ok. Very quaint and quiet which was nice. The salad was great but I wasn't really impressed with the rest of my meal or desert. Pretty pricey in my opinion for average tasting food.

Thank Dketterhagen
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I always love the food when I go to Oliver's! The staff is professional but fun! They have a great selection so even fussy eaters will find something they love!

1  Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We went there as a family of eight including a toddler. The food was excellent and our server, Michelle, was amazing. She was so attentive and very considerate of our toddler. A wonderful experience overall.

1  Thank Wandaf840
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We had a delightful dinner at Oliver's where the food was great and the service excellent! It was in easy walking distance of the Sheraton where we stayed. It has a charming atomsphere!

1  Thank susanrV8881WG
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, Would reservation be required? Thanks.
5 June 2016|
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Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi. We highly recommend reservations.1-709-754-6444 Thanks. Cal
Dress code???
28 February 2015|
Response from Calvin38 | Property representative |
Hi, Casual to business casual. Thanks Cal
What is the dress code for your restaurant?
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$7 - US$29
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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.