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Top Choice International in Saint John

Port City Royal

Owner-chef Jacob heads up this revered spot, housed in a renovated historic building. He declares that 'the menu is constantly in a state of evolution and never quite finished'. He loves experimenting with local pro…
Top Choice International in Saint John

East Coast Bistro

East Coast Bistro is one of the standout restaurants in Saint John, offering top-notch cuisine at digestible prices. Sustainable, local cuisine is the real deal here – it even makes its own bread. The menu changes s…
Park in Saint John

Irving Nature Park

For those who have vehicles and like nature, Irving Nature Park, 9km southwest of Saint John, is a must for its rugged, unspoiled coastal topography. It's also a remarkable place for bird-watching, with hundreds of …
Modern American in Saint John

Saint John Ale House

On the lips of most locals who suggest the ale house for a great selection of beers, both craft and on tap (served in a pub downstairs) as well as its sleek, sprawling bistro and hearty meals based on the 'eat local…
Modern American in Saint John

Britt's Pub & Eatery

This cheery spot is one of the more affordable eating places around so it attracts a crowd. It's meant to emulate a British pub (though we're not so sure it does that), but it has good, modern fare and drinks. Good …
Museum in Saint John

New Brunswick Museum

One of Canada's oldest (and New Brunswick's finest) museums, the New Brunswick Museum has a varied and interesting collection. There's a captivating section on marine wildlife with an outstanding section on whales, …
Mexican in Saint John

Taco Pica

A fusion of authentic Guatemalan and Mexican fare is served in this colorful cantina and is a welcome alternative to standard fare. An economical introduction to the cuisine is Taco Pica's pepian – a simple but spic…
Market in Saint John

Old City Market

Wedged between North and South Market Sts, this sense-stunning food hall has been home to wheeling and dealing since 1876. The interior of the impressive brick building is packed with produce stalls, bakeries, fishm…
Indian in Saint John

Thandi

Thandi gets an A+ for atmosphere, with exposed brick, heavy timbers and warm lighting, a stylish backlit bar downstairs, and cozy fireplaces upstairs. The food is good and served in generous quantities – try Indian …
Historic Building in Saint John

Carleton Martello Tower

Built during the War of 1812 for defence purposes, this round stone fort features a restored barracks and other historical displays, but the real reason to go is the panoramic view over Saint John and the Bay of Fun…