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
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was amazing, the service was great and the wine pairings were outstanding.
Great service, great food
Great food and service. Loved it
I had a pasta dish that was outstanding, and my friend really enjoyed the salmon.
We had a wonderful dinner as usual. However, I had the fish soup and found that the codfish in the soup was old and tasted that way. We are regular visitors and take friends there whenever we have visitors.
As per normal, The Merchant delivered the expected standard of great food and service.
Our party consisted a couple in their 50s and a couple in their 20s. We all had a great evening. The starter, marinated mussels and Rockefeller oysters were delicious. The home made pasta dish was outstanding and the burgers sumptuous.
Great food, amazing cocktails and excellent service. We were here twice while visiting St. John’s!
We always enjoy dining at the Merchant for special occasions. Ordered the Steak Frites. A high quality cut of steak (but was a little overcooked).
Attentive staff, excellent food
One of our favs!!
Went to Merchant to celebrate my birthday, everything was amazing! They did forget about one of our drinks but were quick to bring it when we asked about it. Food was delicious as always. Overall a good experience. We have eaten at The Merchant Tavern several times, and it is still our favourite spot to go for a meal.
Outstanding food and service!
our server Jenny provided excellent service and the foods as always was top notch
There should be more options for side other then fries and caser salad
Took my girlfriend here for here birthday and had an amazing time, the meal (cod and the pork tenderloin) was one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten in the city and our server Lyndon was excellent with good vibes all around. Will be back !
Liam was a great server. It seemed over crowded... not sure what rules are now for covid. Tuna was Amazing. Will return
Always a top notch experience. Our fave St Johns restaurant.
Great chef, great food, great drinks, fresh ingredients and touches
Fantastic restaurant one of my favorites. We took our 10 and 12 year old kids for a Friday before school start treat. The staff made them feel extra special. Brandon was fantastic assisting picking wine with dinner.
Always looking forward to the next visit.
Really enjoyed the meal, had appetizers, mains, desserts and drinks. Everything was delicious and the portion size was perfect.
Enjoying family. Food was delicious, great service and our server, Alan, was exceptional!
The food was great and the service was fantastic! I would recommend.
The food is superb and the service is excellent. I prefer Raymond's (same owners) as it is quieter and slightly more refined. But Merchants is upbeat and fun and it was deservedly crowded even on a Tuesday night.
Excellent by the Gm that came by and guided us with the wine list.
She was absolutely fantastic.
Everything was fabulous. Food was delicious and portions were large. Not one complaint. Really enjoyed it.
The tasting menu was fantastic. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The service is really quite good at The Merchant. The restaurant offers a somewhat limited menu but great quality. There are few vegetarian options which is my only criticism. Very experienced and knowledgeable staff.
I enjoy the casual vibe.
Beautiful restaurant. Our server and the bartender provided us with great detail on the drink options. We chose spicey cocktails and they were delicious.
As ever the food was excellent, but the music was extremely loud and jarring, not very pleasant for an early evening family meal
Great atmosphere and food. Our table was in the main flow of traffic and felt abit in the middle of the traffic flow. Other than that, everything was great.
Great food and enjoyable
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
The Merchant Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 722-5050.
The Merchant Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1043 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.