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The Merchant Tavern
The Merchant Tavern pays homage to hard-working people who appreciate fine fare and spirits. Using fresh ingredients from local purveyors and some inspiration, we create dishes that will make you feel sated.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Always a great experience! Enjoyed our meals which were perfectly paired with our wine by the very patient and talented Sommelier! Great service
Eat here! Expertly prepared cocktails (thanks Brandon!) , interestingly delicious food paired with wine from a very knowledgeable sommelier and served by friendly, attentive staff made our night out most memorable! Try the tasting menu, but I'm confident that you will be happy with any choice!
Not a huge selection on the menu. Unfortunately 2 menu items were not available
Not following any covid restrictions, felt very unsafe and uncomfortable the entire time. Bartender brought out all drinks by placing hands around the rims. Masks around servers necks the whole night . No one wearing PPE in the kitchen.
Our first time back at a restaurant after the lockdown and what a wonderful experience it was! Staff was professional and adherence to the restrictions were followed and well explained. The service and food were exceptional! The appetizer salad - baba ganoush with charred brussel sprouts - was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten! A sommelier chose and delivered wine for me and the bartender visited our table to discuss cocktail options with my husband. Our server was very attentive and fun. We had a delightful evening!
Just nice to get out again after a long isolation
Please see the attached note. I started to write a review and feel it is only fair to do it privately. Typically this is our favourite dine out spot in St Johns
Excellent food, excellent service and an excellent time all around!
carbonara was too spicy to eat, sent it back and was served another plate that was so salty, I couldn't eat it! doesn't say much for the cook,
Great food as always. Great location and atmosphere. Service also great!
It's just ok. Very overpriced for the quality of food. Service is good. Beer selection is terrible.
The food and service was fantastic, I would highly recommend.
Eggs Benedict was delicious. Serving was very generous. Our server was exceptionally friendly.
Food and service were excellent!
Always delightful. Treated myself to their Merchant Caesar as part of brunch and it was delicious. Make a reservation even for brunch.
Overall good. My favourite dish was not the same, taste and texture. Disappointed.
I left a note that this was a reservation for my wedding anniversary. It would have been nice for it to be acknowledged in some way.
The steak frites was tough even though I requested it be cooked medium well, chimichurri sauce was over the steak when requested to be on the side, and was charged for roasted vegetables that were to replace the fries.
The best vegetarian eggs benedict, great service and pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Love the merchant! Always a pleasurable experience!
Great service and food as usual.
Waitress was fabulous! Food was amazing, great atmosphere. Favourite spot downtown.
Our server, Scott, was great and he had a lot of tables to take care of. Very friendly staff all around, service was great, food delicious. Fun, lively atmosphere.
Overall very well cooked and presented exceptional taste, salmon was excellent the pork also was excellent but I feel a bit small proportioned, yes I highly recommend this restaurant
Great care goes into everything they do. Mindful dining at its best.
Be sure to try Sophie's cappuccinos.
Grand spot. One the best restaurants pound for pound in Canada.
I named the moose Alexander. The food was excellent and for how lovely it was, the price was actually very reasonable. Cool environment. Went for a one year anniversary meal; server was kind and the food came very quickly.
Never fails to provide an awesome dining experience. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere
Fantastic restaurant. Food was absolutely incredible and arrived fairly quickly for a busy time of night. Service staff was very accommodating and friendly. Loved the whole set up and decor of the restaurant, felt like a super unique experience. 10/10 stars, definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good date night restaurant!
The cod tacos and homemade burger were the best I’ve ever tasted. And dedicating dishes to raise money for a local child battling cancer warms my heart. Way to go!
Great venue, amazing food! The brunch menu is affordable and delicious
Great food, service and atmosphere. Best brunch in town! And the specials - like the donuts - are AMAZING!
Fabulous food. The duck dish was amazing. Love the ambience of this place! Will definitely go back !
Noisy. Expensive, Although my pasta dish was very good, my husband's cod was dry and overcooked- in retrospect he should have sent it back.
Our meals were great - chicken and waffles were so good! Service was outstanding - gave us the pickle!
Food was dandy...drinks were as good or better. Our server was top shelf, all around terrific experience.
Excellent food and lovely service - a very lively spot but still able to hold a conversation. It’s alive with people having a good time - not blaring music.
It's become our favorite place to go for date night! Food is always great and service is outstanding.
The Merchant Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 722-5050.
The Merchant Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1010 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.