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About The York Bistro & Pub at Hilton Saint John

"York", Saint John' trendiest dining experience, enhanced by interiors that blends sleek sensibility and contemporary style. York exudes elegance and relaxed comfort in equal measure – from the stylish dining room and bustling bar to the seasonal outdoor sea view terrace and private event rooms.

Located directly on the harbourfront within walking distance from 'the boardwalk'. Two great locales in one! Gastro Pub, featuring a casual dining menu, affordable wine selection, local and imported beers. Soak up the vibe with a handcrafted martinis at the bar.

York Bistro, elegantly prepared and served by our friendly professional team.

Ideal for a business lunch, family celebration, or intimate dinner for 2.

York is always approachable, always sophisticated.

1 Market Square
Saint John, NB E2L 4Z5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast

Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am

Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner

Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(506) 632-8564

Website:
http://bit.ly/1fwXRzT

Entertainment:
York" has the most amazing wraparound sea view patio seating in Saint John.
Our patio offers unobstructed views of the Bay of Fundy as well as a boardwalk loaded with entertainment throughout summer.
We are linked by a heated underground pedway system to Harbour Station, home of the Saint John Sea Dogs .

Harbour station hosts a galaxy of star entertainment, sporting events and live concerts, like Jerry Springfield, Elton John, Wayne Gretzky,Carrie Underwood, to name a few. Most of the entertainer, star athletes, musicians, bands, and singer's, choose Hilton Saint John as their exclusive

Parking Details:
The Market Square Parking Garage is a well-lit, heated facility situated at the lower level of the Market Square Complex with the main entrance off Smythe Street. The safe and secure facility offers 550 parking spaces and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with courteous staff to welcome daily and monthly parkers.

Public Transit:
Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit.
There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel.

We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.

Executive Chef:
Joshua Hogan

Private Party Facilities:
York extends private dining for your more intimate social gatherings with friends, family or business associates. We cater to groups from 10 to 150.

Enjoy polite and courteous Maritime hospitality at Saint John's trendiest harbourfront restaurant-"York". Come experience casual dining the way that only Hilton Saint John knows how.

Private Party Contact:
Leanne Boyce: (506) 693-8484 ext. 163

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The York Bistro & Pub at Hilton Saint John Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.7

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3.6

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Moderate

65% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Ordered muscles. They were clearly left out; cold and dry. Great server who remediate the situation. Meals are overpriced for quantity and quality. Nothing too special; hotel restaurant.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

After celebrating a family birthday at the York Bistro, I would definitely recommend it Modern in appearance, it has some interesting menu items as well as some Maritime old favorites. Good environment to relax with a meal . Friendly servers. A view of the harbor and the boardwalk was an added touch. Its a place to slow down, so you might want to pass it by if you are on a tight schedule.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Good cocktails but that's about it. The service was exceptionally slow.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We made reservations on line for 4:30 and unfortunately did not realize the Chop Chop dinner began at 6pm. When we arrived we were blessed to have Deepak reschedule our reservations to a later time. He was wonderfully accommodating. The Buffett was seafood and oysters were advertised But none existed as they had apparently run out the previous day. Very disappointing as this was the top reason I was so excited to try this restaurant for the first time. Always wondered what it was like.
There were a group of very loud people at a couch section that were both rude and swore aloud. I didn't see children in attendance at the restaurant thankfully as it would have been ridiculously inappropriate for them the behave this way at 6pm.
The Buffett was good but there were no apologies or signs indicating the missing advertised item.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Have been waiting for an hour for 2 3-course meals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 3, 2017

We enjoyed the Thai buffet very much. The chef was very accomodating when i realized I was allergic to many of the Thai dishes. I really appreciate his effort to accomodate my allergies . The service was excellent and it is a lovely room!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Waterfront
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We really enjoyed our time at The York Bistro and Pub. We had a great view of the harbour. The food was excellent. We had stopped for a late night coffee and dessert. Service was good and the atmosphere was really nice!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Noise from piano in stairwell was so bad we had to move to back of restaurant in breakfast area for a peaceful meal. Waitress was fantastic and accommodating. Seafood (halibut) excellent. Problem, however, with calamari - instead of crispy and flavourful it was tasteless and rubbery.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 21, 2016

It had a nice atmosphere and friendly staff however tne value wasn't there for the price of the food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 30, 2016

This was our second visit to your restaurant. Our first experience was amazing. We loved our meal the food was delicious and we couldn't wait to return . Our next experience was not the same at all. The drinks were good , service was good but our meal was not. My husband meal was good but mine was below standard. I had ordered the steak that was the special. Not one thing on the plate was enjoyable. The steak was cooked as asked but the flavour was not. The steamed vegetables had no flavour as well. I was very disappointed. Also we had to wait well over a hour. So you can imagine my disappointment after waiting so long for a meal and to be that dissatisfied. The waiter did discount my meal which was nice and I appreciated that. However we were 30 minutes late for our next event and I was still hungry!
What happened to the maple Curry dish? This was amazing and really why I returned.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 19, 2016

This was my favorite restaurant in Saint John thus far. While the service was quite slow and the food was excellent. I found the portions and quality to be really AWESOME! I was surprised that the food was actually better than Port City Royal which turned out to be quite disappointing...I would definitely recommending this as one of the restaurants to try while in Saint John.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 15, 2016

The WORST dining experience I've ever had. The worst service ever in a restaurant, they were not prepared.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 15, 2016

I called Hilton hotel, where the restaurant is located to provide feedback on our experience. There was a big concert in town and restaurants were booked solid. York Bistro was not well staffed at all to handle the tables yet they would have known for months how busy it would be. It resulted in very slow service, cold meal, l and very slow to accept payment. We were all extremely frustrated when we left. Overall, not a good experience.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 8, 2016

With a beautiful view right on the Saint John waterfront, the York Bistro is a hidden gem in our city. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. My wife insists the Beet Salad is the best thing to eat in Saint John! My personal favourite is the Atlantic Seafood Purse or the PrimeTime Burger.
Although the food was delicious, and it alone will keep me coming back, the view is truly Saint John. On a calm evening, it is so relaxing and peaceful to sit at the patio and look over the harbour. The patio faces west so you get the sun all evening and the high glass that surrounds the patio prevents the wind from being a bother.
Highly recommended!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 10, 2015

I found it odd that the restaurant takes reservations but has a sign on the counter that says to seat yourself. Eventually a staff member did find our reservation and show us to a table. The service was not great. The food was well presented and well prepared. We shared the cutting board. DH had one of the steaks and I had the scallops. I particularly liked my vegetables and the way they were prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 30, 2015

We waited 40 minutes for our appetizers and another 45 for our entrees. The only thing faster was the drinks.
The restaurant wasn't even crowded, in fact it was fairly empty.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on April 24, 2015

The food was not great....the kids garden salad was all argula and baby spinach...one small mushroom and one sliced baby carrot and mini tomato sliced and there was no cucumber at all. Disappointing. The seafood purse appetizer had pureed tuna and salmon in it...no scallops or shrimp and the sauce was bland. For the entree we ordered the special of fish & chips...one very large piece of breaded haddock...the breading was very well-done (almost burnt in places) and the fish inside was soggy and not cooked in places. It was the first time in my life that I sent food back to the kitchen.

Overall...not a great evening....and we will not go back there for a meal.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 24, 2014

We recieved wonderful service at our anniversary dinner. The meal was great and the dessert was great. View at night is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on June 15, 2014

My husband and I dined at The York Bistro on Father's Day, June 15, 2014. It was the first time we had eaten in this establishment and I must say we were both more than pleased with both the service and food. Staff were very accommodating (I have a food allergy re shell fish) and they were very obliging in exchanging the seafood chowder for tomato basil soup, which was the best tomato soup I have ever eaten. There were no long delays, water glasses and coffee mugs were replenished without asking. All-in-all, it was a great dining experience and one that we will enjoy again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Menu was limited the day my wife and I dined there, still excellent food (chicken nachos definitely recommended). Service was excellent as well. Location is great and convenient to downtown St John

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 7, 2014

1. It was obvious upon arrival our reservation had not been read. Specifically requested window and was seated at wall
2. Food portions sized for a child
3. Server abandoned us for 15 min at end of meal. We just put our coats on and waited at cash so we could just leave without asking for dessert or more beverages
4. Overall the interior decoration and furniture saved this location from a poor rating

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 27, 2014

Although I booked for a group (of guests from out of town) there wasn't enough wait staff working, and service was very slow. Other diners made so much noise I had trouble hearing people at my own table. (While this isn't the restaurant's fault, we should have been offered a table further from the bar area.) And the food (beef, salmon) was overcooked. Love the location, but disappointed otherwise.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 1, 2013

We thought we would take out a work colleague and the menu for chop chop suited all 6 of us.. the pot pie was fabulous.. you ran out of the creme brule (my favorite) but all others enjoyed to black forest cake.

It was a nice experience. Service was a little slow for a business lunch but overall we enjoyed it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 14, 2013

It was my mothers 84th birthday. There was four ladies. The view was spectacular, the Queen Mary 2 was leaving the harbour. It was a beautiful sunny day. The food was terrific and the waiter was wonderful and attentive. We dined for 3 hours and no one rushed us, the waiter was very patient and kind and lots of smiles.
The greek salad was one of the best i have eaten.
Really enjoyed our day.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on April 24, 2013

The feedback I received was that the service was extremely slow. The group arrived at 1:30 m and they didn't receive their drink orders until 2 pm and then waited another hour for the food to arrive.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 13, 2013

Dining experience was very good. Staff very helpful and pleasant with many suggestions

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Atmosphere was great, very festive for the occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 30, 2012

First time at this venue with me and my wife. We will definitively come back. The food selection is wide with some very interesting item such as bison and sturgeon. My appetizer was the trio smoked salmon, smoked trout and smoked sturgeon. my entrée was a delightful perfectly cooked Lamb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 29, 2012

This was my second experience - the first was Brilliant - this one wasn't. It started on well she took drink orders and delivered them however once the main course were served (no bread offered) - the food was good - not great like last time - but it was good - but then the waitress disappeared..the 2 male waiters and bartender spent the rest of the night looking for her. And I mean looking for her. We didn't get any offer of dessert or coffee and when they finally found her she well lets just say everyone was fed up. The bartender was the one to bring the dessert menus and he had no idea how to put those medal menus on the table - almost dropping them in places that they didn't fit; no coffee cups when coffee pots were finally brought

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 4, 2012

Our server was great....good strong food and wine knowledge. Excellent "up seller"...food was outstanding...excellent....couldn't have gotten a better meal in a 5 star stand-alone restaurant.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 8, 2012

Great food. Excellent service! The best service staff in the industry! They make you feel as though you came to their own house to dine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2012

Sadly overcooked procuitto wrapped scallops (still pretty good - could have been great), and a dry, overcooked halibut made for a disappointing meal out. Service was a bit slow, despite the restaurant being quite empty. I did have a lovely cocktail, "The York". And the location is nice, overlooking the boardwalk and ocean.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 18, 2012

We loved the openness/ friendly atmosphere of the pub area - a bit too cold to sit on the patio, but from our table we had a great view of the harbour. Both the stuffed chicken breast and Yellow currey shrimk were delicious. We found that the tomatoes used in the caprese salad were a bit too soft - but it had a deliciou flavour none the less. Server was very attentive. We will certainly be back to try more selections from the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 15, 2012

We went before a concert and the timeing was perfect - not too fast but not too slow that we were fearful of missing anything. The location is great in that you have the view of the waterfront and the decor is lovely. Waiting to go back when we will eat on on the patio.

Although the price for a glass of wine was a little much - but it was for a 10 oz glass, $10.45

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 12, 2012

Restaurant was great, but they had no record that I made a reservation with OpenTable. Fortunately there were tables available, as it is a fairly large restaurant.

Food was very good and the service very friendly - It was more pricey than I expected but not unreasonable. Other websites show it as casual pub fare with a $$ rating. I would say the dinner menu is more upscale and deserves a $$$ rating. (lunch menu looked good and was priced in the $$ range) - will definitely go there for lunch.
The outside enclosed dining area on the boardwalk would be a great place to eat/drink during warmer weather.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 10, 2012

Tasty food. Attentive & friendly service. Nicely renovated with new interior design.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Food was only ok. For the price, I would have expected it
To be better. Decor is lovely now, but the restaurant was cold!
A couple of us had to keep our coats on :(
I will try it again somete in the summer, as I suspect the outdoor
Dining would be nice, and hopefully the food will be
better than mediocre.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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