Merchant Tavern

Top choice canadian in St John's

An elegant tavern housed in a former bank building, Merchant shares its chef with Canadian top-tier restaurant Raymond's, but without the $400 price tag. Gorgeous seafood stews, grilled local lamb sausage and cod with smoked bacon near perfection. For happy endings, the salted-caramel soft serve is a must. Some seating faces the open-view kitchen – good for chatting with the cooks.