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Italian by Night, Saint John, NB

Italian by Night

4.8
4.8
1982 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian


Italian by Night is an urban Italian restaurant and bar with a cuisine focused on combining imported Italian ingredients with local seasonal ingredients. We use old world techniques in a modern kitchen.

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (506) 214-8259

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michelle Hooton

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to work with our clients for both small or large private events at Italian by NIght. We offer restaurant 'buy-out' packages as well as smaller group event menus. Our beautiful open space concept can host up to 183 guests in a stand-up cocktail reception format or 120 guests for a seated dining experience. Hosting corporate, wedding or family events is our expertise. We welcome all inquiries.

  • Neighbourhood

    Saint John

  • Cross Street

    Grannan Lane.Also Germain & King Street (is one block south)

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,982 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

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  • New Brunswick

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Brunswick

    Healthy

  • New Brunswick

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • New Brunswick

    Notable Wine List

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  • New Brunswick

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. J

    Jacques

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I made a reservation for our anniversary. When our waiter noticed we were celebrating a special milestone, he brought us complementary champaign drinks to celebrate. What a special night!

  2. TO

    TOMT

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    One of the best restaurants in New Brunswick. Excellent food, you must eat here.🙂

  3. GE

    GoodEats

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food at ABN is usually spot on !! Pasta, seafood meals, pizza have always been great . I've never had it but the lasagne looks amazing.,,,next time. The atmosphere is lovely , a bit noisy depending on where you are seated. 'Wait staff are very professional. It a [place we like for special occasions. We aren't usually dessert eaters but the Tiramisu is delish! Last evening we had steak, the special. Sadly , it was not the best meal I've had there. The steak was cooked more rare than medium...I'd ordered medium. I gave the rarest part to my husband. His was cooked a bit more than mine but still not what I'd call medium. It had blood running out of it onto my plate and being absorbed by the lukewarm mashed potatoes. Asparagus were good. The tastiest thing on my plate was the grilled tomato...I'd expected it to be warm not cold...I'm not sure what it was supposed to be but it was cold and very tasty. The Gorgonzola cheese was lovely...and came complete with a piece of the foil wrapper still on the bottom of it...I'm guessing they weren't going for that presentation. Emma was our waitress and she was lovely. I'm sure she would have done something about any and all of the above. I didn't speak to her about it and that is on me. I have a hard time to "complain" about my meal in a restaurant. It seems to create a buzz and attention I'm not comfortable with and further distracts from my enjoyment of being "out to eat"... Having said all that, they didn't get it right last evening but we will go back. We have been there enough times to know they usually do much better. Oh, one other thing, when they are really busy there is a limit on the time you can have the table. It's always good to ask if you have to be finished by a certain time before ordering dessert/coffee. Saves the awkwardness of being told your time is almost up while you are eating dessert. Certainly I'd recommend them...one just needs to be aware...

  4. MG

    MGJF

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was very good and the service excellent. I found it quite noisy which reduced the "fine dining" experience. Overall it was very good.

  5. MJ

    MsJosephine

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    It was my birthday and my parents anniversary, we requested a specific server when I booked the reservation, who was working but the host said they can't guarantee accommodations so we did not get him. Why even put it as an option if you don't listen to what people ask for? We were seated right near the door, I complained immediately, they said they were full tonight... Ya? So switch us with another 4 top... It's not like we were a big party. The food was fine, our server Alex was fine but not much of a personality compared to the server we requested. He gave us free Champaign though. I really couldn't get over the awful seating which really put a damper on the whole night. I just felt like my family wasn't important enough for the restaurant to fix anything. I certainly would not recommend this place if you're trying to celebrate something.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dining experience . My favourite restaurant in Saint John

  7. F

    Fantastic

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lover of good food, IBN never disappoints! Superb and knowledgeable staff always go above and beyond

  8. CC

    CourtneyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    Unfortunately we had a poor experience. We have gone here every year since we started dating for my fiancé’s birthday. This year however we were let down. His order was put in wrong and was given the daily special instead of the steak that he ordered. We identified the issue and the plate was taken back, the server told us it would be approximately 25-30 mins before it was ready. We were then left with my order. It was disappointing that both orders weren’t taken back and remade so we could eat together. We weren’t checked on for drinks or anything else as we waited. After about 10 minutes we ended up just sharing my meal. Once the order finally arrived, 30 mins later. We asked them to just pack it up and we would take it to go, by this point we had been at the restaurant for 2 hours and had split an appetizer and my entree. The server removed the meal from the bill, which was appreciated however, it was such a let down of an experience as we really didn’t get to enjoy a meal together and it’s not often we go out to eat at fine dining establishments. I know human errors happen and it’s understandable, but I feel that they could have done better to rectify the situation, such as offer to remake my meal to be brought out along side his, or to at least offer us a drink or app while we continued to wait. Overall, such a let down and has us reconsidering where we’ll be celebrating next time.

  9. JM

    JohnM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The personal service is always appreciated. The restaurant/bar has a vibe of it’s own unlike any other in the city. It is always our first choice when planning an evening out with friends.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our friend 25 anniversary

  11. EO

    EdwardO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    it was an amazing evening. had dinner after our small marriage ceremony. food was awesome, we had the truffle pizza, carbonara, steak, and risotto. my favorite was the pizza, awesome!!!

  12. WC

    WandaC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was celebrating my birthday it was an excellent experience.

  13. SR

    StaceyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m currently visiting from Toronto for 10 days. We couldn’t get a table but we were able to get a seat at the bar. I love all aspects of this gem that Saint John has to offer. Best advice don’t miss this restaurant you will be happy you attended

  14. C

    Corich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    For my reservation I had a small request to include a special welcome dessert (billed to me) welcoming a friend from out of the country. It did not happen. Every thing else’s was amazing, if I had one critique it would be that the lamb ravioli did not allow the lamb flavour to be at the forefront, if I’m ordering a lamb dish I’d expect to taste it. Don’t get me mistaken the dish was still amazing. I give my overall experience high marks and will absolutely be back again despite my request not being executed or communicated to me as of why.

  15. MK

    MelodyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, pleasant atmosphere and the most attentive and outgoing wait staff made our family feel at home in this upscale local restaurant

  16. AW

    AnnmarieW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is rare that we dine out, but when we do we want a place that checks all the boxes and IbN exceeds every one of my categories. Great staff, awesome environment, fabulous wine list, and incredible food each and every time we have visited IbN! Bring your appetite, your family/friends, coworkers, or come alone and prepare for a delicious experience!

  17. DI

    DavidI

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Always a great atmosphere. Terrific service. Good food.

  18. RB

    RickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Great food, high standards, good service, friendly, however, noise level distracting ! Further, did not appreciate the pre-dinner phone call, to tell us we had two hrs for dinner and our table was reserved for another customer at 730? If we were slow or service was slow, which it wasn't, a friendly reminder at dinner would be more professional.

  19. RM

    RobertM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous night at IBN with family members...the staff treated us so well and the food was fabulous - thank you!

  20. CV

    ChrisV

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is a great place to go with friends or family and our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with.

  21. SC

    ShawnC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    YSJ 's best of the best!! A gem foodwise, service wise, and the environment is the best!

  22. KA

    KarlaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was a very delicious meal and great service overall

  23. KB

    KeriB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Barry was fabulous!, he made our Mother’s Day Celebration so wonderful. Additionally, our food was delicious, we can’t wait to go back!

  24. DR

    DanielleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The pasta and apps are amazing ! Highly recommend to all who want to go out for a nice dinner with great atmosphere!

  25. JE

    JENNIFER

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the best night with my Mom and Sister, we were celebrating Mother’s Day! The food was Amazing and our Server Perry was the Best! If we couldn’t decide what we wanted he helped and what great choices he made for Us! I know when I come back, I would ask for Perry! Made the night for Us and made Us laugh!

  26. GP

    GarrettP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! Was very accommodating for a larger group

  27. AO

    AndrewO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always good! Gorgonzola pizza is the best! Great atmosphere.

  28. G

    Gabriela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food. Would recommend for any special occasion, like for an adult bday dinner.

  29. CL

    ChantalL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great birthday supper at Italian by Night! Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! Helped us chose the best option for us! Even surprised me with a little birthday drink! Had the Gnocchi and Chicken Parm w linguini noodles, salmon and linguini w mushrooms! Every meal was extremely tasty and served fresh/steaming!

  30. D

    Dorothy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A true dining experience. We were treated wonderfully from the time we walked through the door until we left. Excellent meal & service.

  31. NK

    NannyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food. Worth the extra money. Dorothy was our waitress and she was attentive and fun to interact with. Great evening overall !

  32. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere, food and servers! We really enjoyed our food and Michael was phenomenal.

  33. LW

    LoriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and environment was absolutely amazing

  34. JC

    JasonC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was busy there at that time, so it was noisy at first but settled down 1/2 way through the meal. We loved it there as always anyway.

  35. MR

    MaryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing ambience, the food was next level delicious, the most attentive and courteous staff, this was my first time and I will continue to go back every time I return to the city as I’m from another city. Impeccable!

  36. SO

    ShawnO

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always enjoy this restaurant. It is great for a group or a quiet dinner for two. Food and service are always excellent.

  37. CY

    CYNTHIAS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect evening! Delicious food and great service.

  38. M

    Makala

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server micheal was amazing ! The food was amazing ! Our favourite place to eat !

  39. KM

    KristineM

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great evening. Food was yummy and service was wonderful.

  40. C

    Corinne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a group of 8 people and the service was super fast and the food was excellent. No one complained about a thing. Definitely a must try. We will be back for sure 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Italian by Night is rated 4.8 stars by 1982 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Italian by Night

97 Germain St Saint John, NB E2L2E5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Grannan Lane.Also Germain & King Street (is one block south)

  • Neighbourhood

    Saint John

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michelle Hooton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (506) 214-8259

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to work with our clients for both small or large private events at Italian by NIght. We offer restaurant 'buy-out' packages as well as smaller group event menus. Our beautiful open space concept can host up to 183 guests in a stand-up cocktail reception format or 120 guests for a seated dining experience. Hosting corporate, wedding or family events is our expertise. We welcome all inquiries.

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