Saint John Ale House
We offer the largest selection of beer in Saint John, including several local craft beers such as Moosehead Cask Ale made exclusively for the SJAH. We have an extensive wine list and also serve creative cocktails hand-made by our mixologist.
Join us for a few drinks in the pub, or dine in our restaurant. If you're interested in an all around fun night out in Saint John - we look forward to hosting you!
It wasn't as enjoyable this time. Most other times have been great! It was Valentine's Day and busy but the food wasn't as good. We both got prime rib and each had gristle and big pieces of fat.
Server only brought us water and our bill. Someone else took our drink order and brought our food. Even though the girl was supposed to be our server (who clearly didn't want to be there).
Being busy is understandable but this time a generous rating of 3 stars. The time before would have been 5, though. I usually have good service and great food. Valentine's date wasn't what it could have been. Maybe next time. 🙂
Still in my top 5 places to eat. 🙂🙂
Food and service are top notch! Loved the convenience of parking indoors.
There was a loud group at a table beside us, I found it somewhat hard to hear my partner right across the table from me.
Accommodating, friendly, professional, great food and atmosphere.
Visited the Ale house in between figure skating events. Group of 7 that they easily accommodated. Food was incredible (omg - those fries!) and the service was top notch. Stellar drink menu too!
Music too loud. Wish there were more smaller portion options. Too bad soup and sandwich not available after 4pm. No senior discount. Good Caesar drink. Food just ok.
Best burger EVER!! Great beer selection. Really enjoyed my dinner
Great food with good service. Love the lights. Good coffee too. I had a very pleasant dinner.
Great place to eat with very friendly staff.
Outstanding meal and service!
We booked for New Years and had an amazing time!! Our server Devyn was the best. Never had to ask for a drink refill because he was all over it. We shared the charcuterie, crab dip, pork bites and Brussels Sprouts. Everything was so delicious, cooked and seasoned perfectly. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening with friends drinking + eating and ringing in the new year. Thanks for an amazing time!
Great food as always!
Had an enjoyable dinner at Ale House for my wife's birthday. Nice to see Foghorn on tap, great to see them supporting local. I had the fish and chips which is always a home run. My wife had the burger which was good but needed to be sent back as we asked for it to be well done and came to the table very pink. For an appetizer we had the pork bites and wow! They were awesome and come with a very unique dip that has some heat to it.
Music way to loud
Normally love the Ale House and usually get the mussels - this time the broth that comes with the mussels was totally tasteless. Very disappointing
We had an amazing experience. Food and service was great.
One of the best meals we’ve ever had! Great restaurant!
Always a wonderful time, food is very good, and service is always spot on.
Our waitress Princess Kate was AWESOME! Give her a bonus!!
Had an absolutely wonderful meals. Their fried clams are incredible. Also really loved the sturgeon pate as well as the pork appetizer. Great service!
Good selection of beers and the food was just what we were looking for.
The food was very good (fish and chips and fried clams). But it took forever to be greeted and served with drinks. I had to ask three times for a glass of water. The waitress kept saying, “I’ll be right with you” and proceeded to visit with other wait personnel at the bus station. When she did serve us, she was pleasant enough, but no sense of service. Overall, since service is an important part of the dining experience (and we were visiting the City for our first time), I cannot recommend this restaurant.
Awesome! We love it here
Always an awesome experience. Great food, friendly folks. Our favorite place to dine when we’re in Saint John.
The crab dip was great and the chips for the crab drip were scrumptious. We had the fish and chip (wonderful)
We made a special detour to St. John to visit Chef Jesse’s Ale House so expectations were high. The menu promised foodie quality dishes but unfortunately the kitchen did not deliver. The char on the chicken club was unpleasant (dirty grill?) and the ratio of bread to filling was a big disappointment. The char on the steak was equally overdone and the undressed greens on the plate pointless. The fish was overbattered and the Caesar salad tasted “fishy” (although it supposedly contained no anchovy - huh?). The positives: the fries and aioli dip were excellent and the beer selection second to none.
I like the patio- great location on the boardwalk- sometimes there is music and entertainment. I would like to see more variety in the appetizers and entree's. I had good beer. I had the fish n chips- very tasty.
Waitress was excellent and very friendly. The food was very good. There was a bit of a wait time because of the concert in the evening but the staff was very accommodating.
The service at the Saint John Ale House was exceptional. Our server was very attentive and made sure that we had everything that we needed. The quality of the food was mediocre at best and it took far too long for our food to be brought to our table after it was ordered. The bill was too expensive for what we were served.
Good location, great service. Must have the lobster roll - worth every penny.
Good drink menu and great wine selection.
More expensive than other places in the area, but excellent atmosphere and food.
Our visit to the Saint John Ale House was fantastic, it was so great that we are planning on coming back this week for our 19th wedding anniversary.
See you soon!!
Beer was excellent My wife’s chicken fingers were overdone but still moist & tasty. The spinach crab dip was excellent
We tried this restaurant out because of its appearance on "you gotta eat here" it did not dissappoint! Food was excellent, ambiance was good as well. Would highly recommend!
We had a great experience. My husband and I started off with the wings, they were delicious!! Our server Chris was amazing. Always checking in and making sure our beer glasses were full. We shared the giant lobster roll and the clams and fries. By far the best of both dishes that we’ve ever had. The roll was simply amazing and so huge, we couldn’t even finish it! Well worth the price for the size of it! (The pictures don’t do it justice!) The clams were cooked to perfection. A light to medium batter and the texture of the clams were not rubbery at all. I’ve eaten at many actual “seafood” places and the SJAH surpassed my expectations. Unbelievable. While we were eating, the owner even stopped by our table to make sure we were enjoying our food and experience. Such a nice touch. We don’t get out often without the kids so we were really looking forward to our evening. After dinner, we went out on the SJAH patio for some live entertainment on the boardwalk and a few beer. It was foggy and a bit cold... Within seconds of sitting down, the server brought me over a blanket!!! It was a perfect evening. If you are local or from out of town, I highly recommend this place. It will exceed your expectations for sure. Thank you Saint John Ale House - we will be back again soon!!!!
Service was a little slow as they had not anticipated a crowd from the swim meet at the CGAC. I woefully, mistakenly under tipped the waiter, and I feel bad about that. Great food, good time.
We waited 10minutes to have our waitress to ask us about our drinks and about 10minutes to take our orders. Then waited about 30 mintues for our food to come and it was only warm...We ate our food and the salt and pepper wings were not salt and pepper...when asked the waitress said they dont use that much seasoning on it because it was to hot...but there was no pepper on them at all...so will still at them but was not pleased....we continued to eat our meal and had to get up to find our waitress to get another drink....then after finishing our meals about 20 mins we were asked if we would like deasert menu...we said no and the waitress said she would be right back with the bill...10 mins later....not a good experience....
Great meal . Limited wine selection. They didn’t even have a Cab
Great craft beers and good food to go with the beer. Knowledgable wait staff too.