Gypsy Tea Room

4.4
59 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
You love the Gypsy Tea Room for its creative casual/fine cuisine, exceptional service, and great atmosphere. That's why it's the perfect place to host your next event! With multiple rooms available, this historic venue can cater to events big and small. Our professional staff will ensure you get great food and a memorable experience. Our bar offers one of the biggest selection of wines and spirits in Atlantic Canada. Whether you're seated in the main dining room or relaxing in the lounge, make your next event one to remember at The Gypsy Tea Room.
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CR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my Most favorite places in town !
had a business supper with 4 other guys everyone was very happy and enjoyed themselves.
Will go back again soon!

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SE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food in an intimate setting. The chocolate tort was our only disappointment.

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DA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and the servers where excellent
I would highly recommend this place and will return again soon

Thanks

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SB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed this restaurant. We were seated downstairs where it was much quieter than upstairs. The ambiance was lovely. If you prefer a livelier atmosphere, sit upstairs. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and gave us high-end restaurant service. We enjoyed the food, but I personally would not order the pasta again, I'd stick to more local fare. Would definitely go back if ever in St-John's again.

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Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food quality has declined at this establishment. We ordered a variety of appetizers. The beef tartare was inedible, calamari was oil-laden. Quite a disappointing experience. Very unfortunate.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great brunch, and great price - next time would ensure suggesting reservation to be upstairs or the open room downstairs - didn’t love the dimness in the side room we were in!

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DG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the cheapest meal in town but the halibut was excellent!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! Now that halibut is back in season, it's certainly enjoyed by many. Cheers

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GG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed their meal.
Excellent blackened salmon and calamari.
Waiter was attentive but not overbearing.
Quiet atmosphere so it was easy to talk which was what we wanted.
I'll be back.

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! You certainly can't go wrong with the calamari and blackened salmon. Two dishes loved by many. Thank you for joining us and I hope we have the pleasure of serving you again.

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NT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor for the amount that you are paying. We arrived on Sunday before 5:20 to a nearly empty restaurant (there were two tables in one section and none in the other) with two servers, a host, and bartender on shift. Our server did not return after her initial visit with water until 5:43. Those 23 minutes before we got to order even drinks and appetizers completely threw off the experience. We are quick to make up our minds, and we do not loiter once we are finished eating our food. It arrived around 6:10 and we were out of the restaurant by 6:30. We were patient for the first 15 minutes waiting but it was very frustrating to have the server in the area but paying 0 attention to our table. I worked in a middle-end restaurant as a server and supervisor for over 4 years, this behavior was never tolerated. Slow/sketchy servers should not be hired to work at a restaurant labelled 'fine dining' on Google reviews. There is much more talent in St. John's than what is working at this restaurant currently.

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your review! I'm terribly sorry to hear that you received subpar service on your last visit. I can ensure you that great service and great food is my number one priority. Your server certainly should have been more attentive. I am looking into this for you. 20 minutes sat without even a glass of water I agree is not acceptable. If you'd like to discuss this further, you can happily reach me at (709)739-4766 or doug@gypsytearoom.ca

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r
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely lovely meal at Gypsy Tea room! The service was delightful, the atmosphere was great and the food was delicious! We would definitely eat here again, and recommend it for others as well!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for your review and recommendations! I'm happy to hear your server took great care of you and you enjoyed your overall experience.

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HH
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for your review! I'm happy you hear you enjoyed your night out with us.

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HW
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthdays celebration; food was excellent, service was wonderful

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Responded on May 19, 2019

Thank you for your five star review! Hopefully you'll join us for more birthday celebrations.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gypsy is by far the best restaurant to go to. Perfect atmosphere and the food is amazing.

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you for your review and recommendations! I'm happy to hear we are your "go to" restaurant.

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BE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food and nice ambiance!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! Great service, elevated food and great atmosphere is what we strive for. Thank you for acknowledging our hard work.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth week in a row...what can I say? Fantastic as usual!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you for your review and your repeat patronage! I hope you'll join us again sometime soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice and quiet ,the way I like to enjoy a night out with my lady.Great service ,could be a little bit brighter there but other than that a great evening 👍

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on April 6, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! I hope you'll join us again on your next date night. Cheers!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extremely friendly and kind service. The atmosphere was quiet and servers were attentive without being overbearing. When we needed them, they were there and when we were engrossed in conversation they weren’t intrusive. The food was first class as well, absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back again!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on April 6, 2019

Thank you for your review! I'm thrilled to hear you had a great experience with us. I hope you will join is again sometime soon.

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FJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! However, I asked the waitress to inform the chief of my crab allergy and to simply ask the chief to try not to cross contaminate. She said there was nothing they could do for me. This is the first time I have been to eat at a location that didnt try to accommodate my allergy. Most places would say, I will inform our chief and he will try his best to not cross contimante, but there are no guarantees.

This is not a big deal (I am not deathly allergic, and understand there are no guarantees) however, maybe she could offer to at least discuss the situation with a manager or the chief next time this situation arises.

Other then that, this place is beautiful and the food is delicious. Would recommend and eat here again!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on March 16, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience with us. It's unfortunate to hear how your server handled your allergies. Allergies are something we take great caution with yet try to accommodate. There are no guarantees of cross contamination, and that's exactly what your server should have told you. I will make a point to talk with my staff about how to handle food allergies. Thanks again, and I hope to see you again sometime soon.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food took time to come out and one server was a little rude.
The food was overly priced for the portion size ($20 for a small plate of calamari).

Although my burger was slightly overcooked and not as warm as desired, it was very good.

I don't know if I'll be coming back due to the high cost of food when there are so many other reasonable options in St. John's.

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! Elevated service and food is what we strive for. I'm sorry to hear we did not deliver just that on your last visit. I appreciate all the feedback I can get so we can better ourselves moving forward. I truly hope you will join us again so we can showcase a more memorable dining experience.

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Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day.
Good choice for their fixed Valentines Day menu. Loved the scallops! Definitely should go on the regular menu.
Great service,server was very attentive and professional.
Had a lovey evening. Love the new bar/restaurant section.

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on February 28, 2019

Thank you for your review and choosing us for your Valentine's dinner! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and our newly renovated bar.

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GO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Underwhelming NYE dinner. My wife’s striploin steak, ordered medium well, was close to rare , and full of gristle , almost impossible to chew. They graciously offered a chicken breast as replacement , and it showed up on a side plate, no garnish or veggies, and dried up. Ordered some Spanish coffee with dessert and the coffee was lukewarm at best...... we had enough by then and headed home. The only saving grace was that they didn’t charge us for our bottle of wine

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on January 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! It's unfortunate to hear you had an underwhelming experience with us on New Years Eve. I touched base with you the evening of after your server notified me of the grizzly steak. I know the chicken should have been presented as a full meal replacement instead of just a switch out of the protein. I've spoken to the chef about food quality and consistency. I realize you are regular customers and I truly hope this experience prevents you from joining us again.

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JB
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic waiter, Michali, who was super funny and friendly :) The food was really lovely, and the prices are definitely good value. We’ve had a couple very nice brunches at the Gypsy Tea Room, so I’d definitely recommend it!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on January 7, 2019

Thank you for your review! I'll be sure to tell Mihalis that you enjoyed his service. Thank you for your repeat business.

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TS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service (server Barry) and delicious food.

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on January 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review! Hope to see you soon

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S
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food and atmosphere. The squash soup was delicious and a great presentation! Kudos to our server who did an exceptional job! Really made my birthday special!

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on November 18, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review and for choosing us for your birthday celebration. I'm happy to hear your meal and service were exceptional. Happy belated!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and experience. Food was terrific

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Responded on November 18, 2018

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you again sometime soon

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PM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, possibly over-attentive. Expensive - like all restaurants in St. John's.

Gypsy Tea Room
Responded on November 18, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all the feedback we can get

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NO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a return visit after a lovely dinner there a couple of months ago and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the service attentive and perfectly delivered.

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, wonderful, friendly service, excellent wine and delightful atmosphere.

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Restaurant was hot. Waiter discovered heat was on!! Opened windows to regulate. Service was beyond slow - waiter took 1 bottle of wine off our bill without us asking but overall would have preferred good service. Food was ok but didn’t make up for the experience. I was embarrassed with out of town guests!

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f
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here twice for separate business meetings.

Excellent service and food. Guests thought the meal was delicious, unique daily specials and good- sized portions.

We were seated on the lower floor after requesting a quieter seating area for a business meeting. Hostess and server were very accommodating for our business meeting.

Thank you for your excellence and friendly service!

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PC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed with the Thai Curried Beef. It was inedible. You’ve lost me as a customer on this dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time good was great and it was our anniversary so it was perfect

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OT
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Easy to book very nice dining room tastefully decorated. Server was good asked us how our starter was but did not ask about the main course
I had the seafood Chowder which was excellent very fresh and full of flavour. My wife had the gipsy salad which was tasteless the salad would have been ok if the pear dressing had some flavour
My main course was lamb curry the flavours were very good perfect for my test which is not to hot just right unfortunately the lamb chunks were a bit tough for my liking, my wife had the blackened salmon which was outstanding very good
We did not have any deserts as they do give you lots of food here
We would most definitely go back again good value for your money nice atmosphere

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Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, staff was friendly, but service was slow. The dining room was clean and decorated nice. I would definitely recommend.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative, tasty food & an all-around pleasurable dining experience!

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Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Caesar salad was to die for. However, the ribeye steak was tough and overcooked. It was tasty but when it’s the most expensive item on the menu, they need to take better care in selecting the cut and then in cooking it to order. Disappointed.

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KN
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Overall we enjoyed the gypsy. Loved the ambiance, and our server was very polite and friendly. However service was quite slow. It was over half an hour between finishing our appetizers and our mains. The seafood chowder and scallops appetizers were delicious, as was the cod curry. However I found my fettuccine extremely bland and oily. The bar selection is phenomenal! We would definitely stop in again to check out the extensive whiskey selection, and have some appetizers. But overall found it lacking value for dinner.

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JN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome. Never disappoints. Wait for food was long but understandable due to the GSF and Bryan Adam's. House was rockin. Great time. My red Thai beef was to die for.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our meals were delicious and had excellent presentation. Our apps (calamari and scallops) were outstanding and highly recommended. However, we waited over an hour for our mains. We booked our reservation 1hr 45mins before our planned event and we waited so long, we ended up being late for our plans. The staff did give us a free round of drinks due to the lateness. Recommendation for restaurant is to please allow the patrons to order from either menu, no matter their seating.

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RC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great as well as the food , would like some better wine available by the glass.

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