Saint John Ale House

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The Saint John Ale House offers progressive pub food in a casual, relaxed dining room, in our pub and on our waterfront patio during the summer. We take pride in knowing where our food comes from and use locally grown and seasonal produce, meats and fish from New Brunswick farmers in many of our menu items and daily specials.



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!


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MN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We come here every time we visit Saint John. Food was good but not as good as it’s been during former visits.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were disappointed there were not lobster rolls on the menus the day we arrived. In hindsight perhaps we could have requested ahead. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In from Montreal for business. Our team started off at the bar having some of the great local brews.
We moved to a table for dinner and the guys behind the bar actually served us as well. It was a great night and hope to be back soon

b
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and view. We loved the prime rib sandwich. The meat was in a delicious mushroom gravy and served on a yorkshire pudding, which is like a popover. So so good, and not too salty or heavy. I had a fantastic cocktail that combined fresh peaches, brown sugar and bourbon. I miss it already.

J
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my birthday dinner special! Great service and food as always

JS
Tampa
211 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Quality selection of craft beers on tap with knowledgeable bar staff.
Atmosphere is way too loud to be able to talk.
Appetizers were so-so...we ending up leaving to go eat entrees at another restaurant as we were unimpressed with Saint John Ale House food.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef was very accommodating of our food allergies and came to the table himself to take our order. Server seemed busy although the restaurant was not, and we had to ask several times for drinks, but other than that, everything was excellent!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Not overly impressed with food. Taste was merely ok. Portion sizes were good. Over priced for quality in my opinion.

OB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot in Saint John for a bite
Food was good. Great beer selection. Would go back!

a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Ordered a drink of their menu that included aperol. Bartender omitted aperol then blamed it on the waitress getting the order wrong. Then he tried to school me on aperol. Told him we would leave then and he aggressively grabbed the bill then started bussing the table. We left with a bad taste in our mouth. Try another restaurant right beside this one better service less attitude and better food selection.

SM
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and the waitress was absolutely wonderful, very helpful

SJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice patio. Food was very good & portions very large. Probably could have shared an entree. Enjoyed the atmosphere but it did start to rain on us

LH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for my shell fish allergy. Servers were great!

AB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They were working very hard as it was a Friday night and an event was happening... all in all was great

LS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Experience was excellent. We were able to change he location of our reservation to the outdoor patio with no problem. The staff was very accommodation and super helpful.

MR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Crab dip was great, and food options were nice for a relatively standard pub. However, there was absolutely no air conditioning in our area, which made for a very stuffy meal.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was extremely slow,and the food was very mediocre. My husband's burger was overlooked and tough. The chowder, however, was very good
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KH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place ... super friendly service and the food was awesome. Enjoyed a lot. Well worth going.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9 and everyone loved their meal. The guys who ordered the cheeseburger thought that it was a little bit dry but very tasty. I ordered the spinach, quinoa and salmon dinner. It was delicious and I will be back soon to have this!

BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & experience. Would definitely recommend!

EN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great
Service was very good .Great views of the city and board walk

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

Overall the food was good. I have a dietary restriction (dairy, which is becoming more commonplace) that they weren't able to accommodate for the majority of the dishes on the menu. I had to settle for my third choice (Beer battered fish) but it ended up being very good. The draught was pricy.

B
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great. We were in a for a few casual drinks. I scoped their menu beforehand and they had my beer of choice (Pumphouse blueberry ale) on their spring menu. When I got there, they were "all out." Otherwise good time.

CM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. We had a table reserved and it was ready upon arrival! Food was delicious and arrived timely. We will be back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

.. Double bday/Mother’s Day celebrations.. Great visit as usual, food and atmosphere great! Thanks PS for the deserts!

MM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service excellent. Music was far too loud for 6:30PM. Every one in the place had to talk loud to be heard.
One thing for sure is we will never pay that much for a 9oz glass of wine again. Price was horrendous.

MB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing burger!! And the surprise salad was also fantastic!!

AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ale house!!! Friendly fast and super good food!

d
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a really good time at the Ale House. Service was excellent. Some new items on the menu, but had the pub club as usual - not disappointed. My wife had the goat cheese salad and the scallops wrapped in bacon. Beer was draft Guinness and wine was Jackson Triggs Merlot. Excellent as usual.

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

Fantastic atmosphere! Service, drinks and food were all 10/10

CH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. The food was excellent and quick enough to enjoy over a lunch hour.

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

I have lived & fished from Grand Manan and I must say that the beer battered Haddock was the best I have ever had in my life from the Maritimes

JF
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a GC to use. I feel that the food has become “fancier” and not as appealing to the average customer. We had the classic buttermilk chicken tenders. It was average. Fries were soggy. $50 for chicken fingers, fries and pop is a bit much.

CD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best damn food in the city. The Brisket donair was to die for.

CG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing !!! I had the best Ceasar salad ever!!

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank You !!! We love our Grilled Ceasar too. We hope to host you again. Cheers

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JP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Expensive but worth it. Food tastes superior and very friendly staff. We had a very enjoyable night.

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

We really take pride in being able to serve local, fresh ingredients to our customers. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. We hope to host you again soon. Cheers

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server! Friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful meal.

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

We just love our staff. We work hard as a team to provide the best experience. We love reading these comments and sharing them with our staff. We hope to host you again soon. Cheers

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great!! Only negative was the music was a bit too loud.. and strange selection of tunes for dinner music

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. Cheers

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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. 🙂🙂

Saint John Ale House
Responded on February 21, 2019

Sorry we didn’t meet your expectations, but we’d love to make it up to you, just shoot us an email admin@sjah.ca and we’ll make it right!! We appreciate all the feedback, please contact us. Thank You

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LR
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are top notch! Loved the convenience of parking indoors.

Saint John Ale House
Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to host you again.

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