Magnum and Steins

4.4
383 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Restaurant, Wine & Cocktail Bar offering fresh seasonal local food downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Onsite accommodations as well as private dining available for any special occasion such as conferences, group dinners, weddings, showers, Christmas & holiday parties. Contact us for more details.









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"WOW!! Fantastic choice!!" 1 October 2015 - A TripAdvisor Traveller Read 139 reviews of Magnum & Steins




cocktail bar, traditional dining serving local food and onsite accomodations. Walking distance to Signal Hill, St. John's harbour & famous George Street. Surrounded by downtown shopping. Cape Spear Lighthouse is just a 20 minute drive away. Come stay, dine & wine with us!
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WendyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for solo dining at the bar. My seat was at a table beside a doorway. The service was not great. I would not recommend for anyone dining alone.

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KenB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our food was excellent....very tasty and hot. It was also served in a timely manner. The waitress was very pleasant and professional. It was a lovely dining setting overall. The only exception to this is that it was quite chilly upon our arrival. We kept our jackets on for awhile. The waitress noted herself that it was cold there and she turned up the heat. It did warm up nicely within about a half an hour. Our 88 year-old mother found it especially uncomfortable.

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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a great experience. Portion vs plating on scallops was odd. Duck nachos were fabulous.

Tenderloin was cooked properly but wasn't anything special per se.

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Bbri
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great except the creme brulee,did not like it at all which is a first for me,my favorite dessert

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TrudiN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not get reservations for another restaurant we were looking forward to going to so we asked if others had suggestions for places to go. Magnum & Steins was highly recommended so we booked a reservation & were we delighted we couldn’t get into the other restaurant! It was by far the best steak I had in my life. Not to mention everything thing else, which was superb. The next time I am in the city this will be the first place I want to go. And the service was beyond amazing. Just perfection in every regard :)

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JoanneS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great food. Lovely staff.

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LAKing
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love love love the duck confit nachos as well as everything else we had! 100% reccommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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AudreyP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed a lovely leisurely dinner at Magnum And Stein's. It was a quiet Sunday evening so we ate in the downstairs bar - very cozy but I have to say after awhile I found the counter height tables and chairs a little uncomfortable. Food was delicious, the Special lamb grill appetizer platter for two was fantastic. Service was spot on, very friendly, helpful and efficient. Not rushed and not waiting, food was timed perfectly. Good prices for the quality!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! He knew the menu very well, as well as the daily specials. His drink making skills were exceptional, and he was very urgent with any of our requests.

The food we had was delicious. I had a duck poutine and a prime rib burger. My girlfriend had Pan fried Cod with couscous.

Overall a great experience with a nice atmosphere. We will definitely be returning, and taking some people with us.

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Robyn
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, quiet and relaxing. Food was amazing and the service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with some great friends who are moving away. Magnum and Stein’s was the perfect location to enjoy a fine meal and relax while we shared a special evening together. The service was excellent, the food was extraordinary. The atmosphere was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, and will be back!

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rogerb
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good But slow outta the kitchen nothing to do with the server the service was perfect and kept checking on us.
The noise level was way over the top. Reminded me of the merchant when it was in the base mentioned, had to shout over all others to hear each other at the table. All good except for the noise level. It was defending.! Need baffles.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent visit - everything on time, great & efficient service, wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Love going there.

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COLLEENF
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Magnum & Steins! Food and service was excellent!! Will be back soon!

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KarenC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I have eaten her many times before and loved it. But not this time! Ordered the special which was pasta but it came out hard. I sent it back and when they brought a new serving it was still hard. Only then the waitress mentioned they serve the pasta al dente which she should have said the first time I sent it back or told me upfront. That way I would have said to either cook it vey well or order something else: So my husband ended up eating his meal while I was sat there waiting. She didn’t even ask him how his was. Not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was top notch. I’m looking forward to returning.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely place but chicken and lamb were tough ...surprised and disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Adena was wonderful!
The whole experience was great, as usual!

Thanks!

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MaxineP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding. The menu was very impressive and the chef even obliged to blacken the fresh halibut I ordered. The service was great and the ambiance very nice. The waiter was very wonderful as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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JohnC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food (lamb and halibut) were both excellent. The service was awesome, with just the right intervals between courses. A thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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GeoffR
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Loved the atmosphere highly recommend!!

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The mussel curry, seafood soup, halibut and creme brule excellent. The seafood sharing board excellent except for too many wontons. The prime rib and Yorkshire pudding was not great. Service was very good. Server forgot cutlet several times an we did not get served any water.

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DavidF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mags is consistently good! Actually excellent....never had a bad meal there. If halibut is in the menu, order it!

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MLV1971
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. Our server, Meghan, was very friendly and helpful. We had some laughs with here. One of the specials was Halibut- it was wonderful, as was the Creme Brûlée. Highly recommend both.

JC
vipJohnC
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour - the service, prices & food was simply wonderful. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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BrendaV
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Great food
Would definitely recommend

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InaN
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some things are too high priced. Portion sizes however are good. Waiter and service was great. There’s a good selection on the menu. I would probably return again. I ordered pasta. That was a little disappointing. Too watery vs creamy. Thought there was suppose to be shrimp but didn’t see one. And I would recommend it to friends..depending on what they were looking for. My friend ordered the lamb and was extremely delighted with it

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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Mona
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Caesar Salad was the best I ever had ...we also had scallops ..steak ...salmon ..hats off to the chief ...it was One of the best meals I ever ate...and I’m very picky.🤤🤤🤤can’t wait to go back again.

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KristaA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Magnum has always been our go to restaurant. Overall, this visit was a little disappointing. The service was incredibly slow considering the place was not exceptionally busy. We waited two hours before we even got our appetizer. We ordered several drinks which were forgotten about. By the time the meal was done, we were too tired to even stick around for dessert. While the food was delicious (for the most part), we noted to the server that one of the meals was cold, to which she simply replied “I will let the chef know” and nothing more was done about it.

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Kristen
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. The ambience in the bar was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Halibut overcooked, lamb shank undercooked. Scallops overcooked. Bill totally mixed up with our friends. Turned music off as a signal to leave, I guess.

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JimB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The meal was good and the ambience was fine but we felt we were being rushed.

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JessL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience!! Food was delicious and service was wonderful

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Nick
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great seafood selection and a lot of daily specials to add on top of the normal menu items. Service was awesome.

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SandyF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night out with friends to celebrate some occasions after a long time barred up. Service was amazing!

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vipVoyager40
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was very disappointing and overpriced. Bland, no flavour, overcooked.

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Magnum and Steins does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Magnum and Steins is rated 4.4 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.