Merchant Tavern

Top choice Canadian

in St John's

An elegant tavern housed in a former bank building, this restaurant is a fine choice for a splurge. Gorgeous seafood stews, duck and lentils, and cod with parsnip make for near culinary perfection – just bear in mind this is a seasonal, changing menu (but always solid). Some seating faces the open-view kitchen – good for chatting with the cooks.

Dinner is served until 10:30pm, then it's just bar food. Reservations recommended.