Magnum and Steins

4.5
523 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Restaurant, Wine & Cocktail Bar offering fresh seasonal local food downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. Onsite accommodations as well as private dining available for any special occasion such as conferences, group dinners, weddings, showers, Christmas & holiday parties. Contact us for more details.









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"WOW!! Fantastic choice!!" 1 October 2015 - A TripAdvisor Traveller Read 139 reviews of Magnum & Steins




cocktail bar, traditional dining serving local food and onsite accomodations. Walking distance to Signal Hill, St. John's harbour & famous George Street. Surrounded by downtown shopping. Cape Spear Lighthouse is just a 20 minute drive away. Come stay, dine & wine with us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 523 People Are Saying
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Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service very slow. 6:30 reservation food after 8:00. Had to ask for bread and water multiple times.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience!! Haven’t been to this restaurant since it moved locations on Duckworth Street (many many years ago) and now wondering why we waited so long! Absolutely amazing food, service and ambiance. If you haven’t tried M&S…..treat yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great seafood and excellent service. Atmosphere is cozy.

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GlennS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Will be there again. Would highly recommend.

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VirginiaK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and plated beautifully. Service was exceptional.

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darryllp
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversary

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DinemarieO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess and waitress were so sweet and very attentive. The food was great, we had the scallops, the surfboard spread, and the duck nachos (a must!). They also have the best margarita I’ve ever had.

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MarleneE
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I were visiting from the west coast and wanted a nice evening out with a great meal and we certainly received it!! Renee our server was absolutely fantastic and the food was so delicious. The fish was fresh and the lamb was to die for. Thanks, we definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Delicious food!
Nice atmosphere!

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HowardH
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of our favorite places to dine. we will be returning

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant and efficient staff. Food was nicely presented , wonderful selection and delicious .

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DanielleW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only my second time but it did not disappoint! Atmosphere, food, drinks and service was excellent! Thanks Kelly for making our visit so great!

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and our food was delicious, looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Prefer to be in restaurant area not the bar in the basement. Noisy. Also, door was opened permitting second hand smoke to enter the area.

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Luv2dine
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend, service and atmosphere is the perfect match! Everything our party of 4 ordered was fantastic! Only comment is the duck nachos, again amazing but there was not quite enough of the duck spread to enjoy with the nachos, either more duck or less nachos. Had the duck nachos appetizer before and there was way more duck on the serving compared to this time.

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DakotaS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Blair was awesome! Very knowledgeable and friendly!

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JackieS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. Wait times were reasonable, food was amazing! Definitely on my list of favorites!

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I thought second time might be the charm but not for us. No problem with the wait staff as she did as much as she could. Our server came to us at 805 and told us our food would be just a few minutes. Reservation at 645 received entree at 835. Pasta and a burger??? Food was fine when we got it. Table next to us got served and done while we waited and they arrived 15 minutes after us. Some how a table of 10 downstairs bumped us down in the queue. Appreciated manager coming to us and offering an apology and comp desserts. Would still recommend you to others but with some caveats.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, highly recommend!

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Maggie112
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service. Very good selection of wine to accompany the delicious halibut and lamb. The fish soup is just what you need to get warmed up on a cool evening.

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Tiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for happy hour with some girl friends. Great food and drinks. Service is always awesome. Will be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Multi generational birthday dinner. The menu was varied and had something interesting for everybody, the quality and preparation of the food was excellent, portions were generous, service was attentive and engaging and the noise levels were low so plenty of opportunity for comfortable conversation. Overall a great experience.

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Samb
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my fiancé love coming here! Duck nachos are our absolute favorite. Service is always great!

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Chantal
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, fantastic service. Fairly priced. Be will eat here again for sure.

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ToddH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are awesome. Welcoming, engaging, friendly and smart. Food choice and quality are both excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great dining experience. Will go again!
A bit of a wait on drinks but not so much to deter you from enjoying the night.
Great crowd and amazing food:)

KB
KeithB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went at 5:00 pm for happy hour and had the restaurant to ourselves. Service and food was fantastic. As the restaurant filled up it became quite loud and difficult to carry on a conversation. We would definitely eat there again.

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vipJohnC
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was cooked to perfection. Baked cod special was amazing. Our server Laura was attentive, knowledgeable and made us feel at home. Can’t wait to go back.

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CHIVE
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I am over 50 and a candle on the table would have been handy for reading the Menu. I had to use my flashlight.

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MaryP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service!

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MWandco
Calgary
47 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good friendly service, good happy hour prices and tasty food. We both had the seafood soup - lots of fish and mussels and good value.

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Pharzen
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

The hostess was great in helping get comfortable seating for my elderly mother. We placed our food order with the waitress but then waited over an hour without food. I got up from the table and found her and told her we were starving (we noticed the table next to us got their food fairly quickly). Somehow our food order did not make it to the kitchen due to an electronic problem. When it eventually came, we were pleased with the calamari app and the rack of lamb main was delicious. However, two in the party ordered the special fish of the day (pan fried cod) but it turned out to be tough. I suspect it was due to quality of the fish rather than the cooking.

I'll probably try this place again as the food and service is normally very good here. Half of our party is very doubtful though.

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AndreM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place exceeded my expectations beyond great to utterly devine from app to main. The phyllo Brie app was a perfect app for two and was sooooo good!!! The salmon was the best I’ve had since I was in Vancouver 3 years ago. I’ve had lots of good salmon but the cook on this one was absolutely delicious perfection! My partners pasta was fresh and delicious as well! We didn’t have desert because our belly’s were so full and happy! I’d definitely go back here again and recommend anyone try this place!!!

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SheilaF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite place to eat. The food is always excellent.

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vipDrSteveB8
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Showed up for a 7:30 reservation. Seated promptly. Server arrived and introduced herself and said “I’ll let you settle in for a little while”. 5 or 10 minutes later she returned to take our drink order...water plus a bottle of wine, both of which arrived promptly. Four tiny slices of bread with specialty butter arrived soon as well...off to a good start. About 15 minutes after we had arrived we placed our order...4 appetizers that we like to share. A salad, a baked brie, chicken wings and duck confit nachos. Our server stated that it would be best to have the salad and brie served first followed by the other two. Our first two appies arrived one hour after we ordered them...almost an hour and a half after we arrived. Our wine was nearly gone. The salad was delicious (heart of palm) and the brie also was very good. After finishing these quite quickly due to our hunger, we waited a further 45 minutes for the last two appies. The chicken wings were room temperature as they must have been sitting for a while. I mentioned this to my server and she ran off with them stating that the entire order would be replaced. I would have been satisfied with a quick microwave to heat them up, but she was gone. 25 minutes later she returned with some steaming hot wings, but by this time we were late for my wife’s birthday celebration with friends, so had them boxed up and left. Two and a half hours for four appetizers is simply way too long. We heard multiple other tables being offered apologies for incorrect orders and mixed up orders. The table next to ours had a family of four, who received incorrect dinner orders, followed by regular tea when chamomile was ordered. I heard two other tables receive a “I’m so sorry. Oh we mixed that up. I’m so sorry.” The patrons to their credit all said “no worries”, but the constant mistakes were almost laughable. I will possibly return with the knowledge that dinner out at Magnum and Steins is actually your whole night out.

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vipFordB
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Unfortunately the service was nowhere near usual. Had to wait 15 minutes beyond our reservation time to be seated. 110 minutes from appetizers to main course.

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KevinE
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Generally good as always. Got the shareable fish plate. Though told about the absence of mussels the plate was noticeably lacking on calamari and smoked salmon. Plenty of corn chips. Won’t reorder.

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a busy night and food was a little slower getting to table than expected.
But will come back again...Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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FAQs

Magnum and Steins does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Magnum and Steins also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 576-6500.

Magnum and Steins is rated 4.5 stars by 523 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.