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The York Bistro & Pub at Hilton Saint John, Saint John, NB

The York Bistro & Pub at Hilton Saint John

3.7
3.7
43 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
"York", Saint John' trendiest dining experience, enhanced by interiors that blends sleek sensibility and contemporary style. York exudes elegance and relaxed comfort in equal measure – from the stylish dining room and bustling bar to the seasonal outdoor sea view terrace and private event rooms.

Located directly on the harbor front within walking distance from 'the boardwalk'. Gastro Pub, featuring a casual dining menu, affordable wine selection, local and imported beers. Soak up the vibe with a handcrafted martini at the bar.

Ideal for a business breakfast, family celebration, or intimate dinner for 2.

York is always approachable, always sophisticated.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (506) 693-8484

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Eray Suatac

  • Private party facilities

    York extends private dining for your more intimate social gatherings with friends, family or business associates. We cater to groups from 10 to 150.Enjoy polite and courteous Maritime hospitality at Saint John's trendiest harbourfront restaurant-"York". Come experience casual dining the way that only Hilton Saint John knows how.

  • Private party contact

    Leanne Boyce: (506) 693-8484 ext. 163

  • Neighbourhood

    Saint John

  • Cross Street

    Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St

  • Parking Details

    The Market Square Parking Garage is a well-lit, heated facility situated at the lower level of the Market Square Complex with the main entrance off Smythe Street. The safe and secure facility offers 550 parking spaces and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with courteous staff to welcome daily and monthly parkers.

  • Public Transit

    Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit.<br />There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel.<br /><br />We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.

  • Entertainment

    York" has the most amazing wraparound sea view patio seating in Saint John. Our patio offers unobstructed views of the Bay of Fundy as well as a boardwalk loaded with entertainment throughout summer. We are linked by a heated underground pedway system to Harbour Station, home of the Saint John Sea Dogs .Harbour station hosts a galaxy of star entertainment, sporting events and live concerts, like Jerry Springfield, Elton John, Wayne Gretzky,Carrie Underwood, to name a few. Most of the entertainer, star athletes, musicians, bands, and singer's, choose Hilton Saint John as their exclusive

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. k

    kokosuki

    New England

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food exceeded expectations. It was delicious. Our waitress/bartender was wonderful. Even tough she was the ony one working, the service was great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great evening. Service was very good. Waitress was a little cold when we first arrived. ( She was alone with only 1 staff me ever in the kitchen, which she explained, which we appreciated). She warmed up quickly and was an excellent server. The food came quickly and was delicious. Would definitely go back to peruse more of the menu. Great location and nice outdoor patio.
  3. MR

    MozhganR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The hospitality is always to the best. Lise makes a very tasty cocktail that we love drinking it. We will go back there anytime we can
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elise was amazing. Went above and beyond!! Got a candle for the cake for my bfs birthday and sang with us. She was very personable and sweet! I’d go back just to have her service
  5. c

    coastalliving

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Very dirty, despite not being busy the table we were assigned had crumbs and dirty silverware (still had food on it). The floors were covered in old food as well. We will not be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. I found the prices a bit steep.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service/great food!
  8. RM

    RickM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Deliscious seafood and friendly staff. Nice to have the restaurant and bar right at the Hotel.
  9. JB

    JaniceB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I might try York Bistro again. I will never use Open Table again. When we arrived for our reservation, the restaurant was closed. We had to find another restaurant.
  10. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wish there was more vegetarian options. Cauliflower steak was not a great attempt.
  11. EX

    EXCEPTIONAL

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The York Bistro is the only restaurant in Uptown Saint John with a lovely view of the Harbour. (The Reversing Falls Restaurant has a view of the reversing rapids). We love this restaurant for its consistent delivery of good food and great service. The restaurant is open to the lobby, which gives a nice expansive feeling, and it morphs into a bit of a bar scene later in the night, which is fun. Often live music too, so pick your dining nights carefully if you want a quieter dinner. The menu is inventive and consistently solid - no huge surprises and typically well executed. It's not "fine dining" but it's an overall very good dining experience. We frequent the York often and will continue to do so.
  12. n

    nc391032

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great food and an accommodating waitress (Thanks Elise!). We would not typically have thought to come here but will definitely return.
  13. S

    Stef

    Montreal

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The menu on the app attracted me there. Once in the restaurant, the menu was not the same. Food taste like pre-made kit. Service was good and the server was friendly.
  14. LG

    LGood

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I went here for Saint John Sparkle with 4 other girls. The food was amazing. The Perogie nachos were the favourite and then the deep fried pickles and scallops. Portion size was fare for the price. Staff were not prepared for the influx of people that made reservations or were walk ins. The waitress had not worked upstairs before but did quite well once she got her footing. Great seating and I will eat here again but not on such a busy night.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow to take orders and disappointing portions. One plate came late.
  16. O

    Oliver92400

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Restaurant bien situé au bord de l’eau, nourriture correcte 👍
  17. LB

    LaraB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My daughter had the Mac and cheese and it was gritty. I had the seafood pasta which had a mound of pasta, 2 scallops and 2 shrimp. The rest was pasta, wasn’t impressed and wouldn’t visit for lunch or supper. The breakfast buffet was really good and we did enjoy that. Would only go back for breakfast.
  18. MH

    MarianH

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the Chop Chop dinner very much. There was also lots to choose from if that was not your preference.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Ordered muscles. They were clearly left out; cold and dry. Great server who remediate the situation. Meals are overpriced for quantity and quality. Nothing too special; hotel restaurant.
  20. M

    Marilyn

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    After celebrating a family birthday at the York Bistro, I would definitely recommend it Modern in appearance, it has some interesting menu items as well as some Maritime old favorites. Good environment to relax with a meal . Friendly servers. A view of the harbor and the boardwalk was an added touch. Its a place to slow down, so you might want to pass it by if you are on a tight schedule.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Good cocktails but that's about it. The service was exceptionally slow.
  22. F

    Foodie

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We made reservations on line for 4:30 and unfortunately did not realize the Chop Chop dinner began at 6pm. When we arrived we were blessed to have Deepak reschedule our reservations to a later time. He was wonderfully accommodating. The Buffett was seafood and oysters were advertised But none existed as they had apparently run out the previous day. Very disappointing as this was the top reason I was so excited to try this restaurant for the first time. Always wondered what it was like. There were a group of very loud people at a couch section that were both rude and swore aloud. I didn't see children in attendance at the restaurant thankfully as it would have been ridiculously inappropriate for them the behave this way at 6pm. The Buffett was good but there were no apologies or signs indicating the missing advertised item.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Have been waiting for an hour for 2 3-course meals.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Thai buffet very much. The chef was very accomodating when i realized I was allergic to many of the Thai dishes. I really appreciate his effort to accomodate my allergies . The service was excellent and it is a lovely room!
  25. PS

    PatS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time at The York Bistro and Pub. We had a great view of the harbour. The food was excellent. We had stopped for a late night coffee and dessert. Service was good and the atmosphere was really nice!
  26. R

    Reshaw

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2016

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Noise from piano in stairwell was so bad we had to move to back of restaurant in breakfast area for a peaceful meal. Waitress was fantastic and accommodating. Seafood (halibut) excellent. Problem, however, with calamari - instead of crispy and flavourful it was tasteless and rubbery.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It had a nice atmosphere and friendly staff however tne value wasn't there for the price of the food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    This was our second visit to your restaurant. Our first experience was amazing. We loved our meal the food was delicious and we couldn't wait to return . Our next experience was not the same at all. The drinks were good , service was good but our meal was not. My husband meal was good but mine was below standard. I had ordered the steak that was the special. Not one thing on the plate was enjoyable. The steak was cooked as asked but the flavour was not. The steamed vegetables had no flavour as well. I was very disappointed. Also we had to wait well over a hour. So you can imagine my disappointment after waiting so long for a meal and to be that dissatisfied. The waiter did discount my meal which was nice and I appreciated that. However we were 30 minutes late for our next event and I was still hungry! What happened to the maple Curry dish? This was amazing and really why I returned.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    This was my favorite restaurant in Saint John thus far. While the service was quite slow and the food was excellent. I found the portions and quality to be really AWESOME! I was surprised that the food was actually better than Port City Royal which turned out to be quite disappointing...I would definitely recommending this as one of the restaurants to try while in Saint John.
  30. DD

    DDines

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The WORST dining experience I've ever had. The worst service ever in a restaurant, they were not prepared.
  31. A

    Adrienne

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2016

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I called Hilton hotel, where the restaurant is located to provide feedback on our experience. There was a big concert in town and restaurants were booked solid. York Bistro was not well staffed at all to handle the tables yet they would have known for months how busy it would be. It resulted in very slow service, cold meal, l and very slow to accept payment. We were all extremely frustrated when we left. Overall, not a good experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    With a beautiful view right on the Saint John waterfront, the York Bistro is a hidden gem in our city. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. My wife insists the Beet Salad is the best thing to eat in Saint John! My personal favourite is the Atlantic Seafood Purse or the PrimeTime Burger. Although the food was delicious, and it alone will keep me coming back, the view is truly Saint John. On a calm evening, it is so relaxing and peaceful to sit at the patio and look over the harbour. The patio faces west so you get the sun all evening and the high glass that surrounds the patio prevents the wind from being a bother. Highly recommended!!!
  33. PB

    PBSJ

    Montreal

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I found it odd that the restaurant takes reservations but has a sign on the counter that says to seat yourself. Eventually a staff member did find our reservation and show us to a table. The service was not great. The food was well presented and well prepared. We shared the cutting board. DH had one of the steaks and I had the scallops. I particularly liked my vegetables and the way they were prepared.
  34. r

    robertb

    Fort Lauderdale

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2015

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We waited 40 minutes for our appetizers and another 45 for our entrees. The only thing faster was the drinks. The restaurant wasn't even crowded, in fact it was fairly empty.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We recieved wonderful service at our anniversary dinner. The meal was great and the dessert was great. View at night is great.
  36. o

    oscar

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined at The York Bistro on Father's Day, June 15, 2014. It was the first time we had eaten in this establishment and I must say we were both more than pleased with both the service and food. Staff were very accommodating (I have a food allergy re shell fish) and they were very obliging in exchanging the seafood chowder for tomato basil soup, which was the best tomato soup I have ever eaten. There were no long delays, water glasses and coffee mugs were replenished without asking. All-in-all, it was a great dining experience and one that we will enjoy again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2012

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Atmosphere was great, very festive for the occasion.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2012

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    This was my second experience - the first was Brilliant - this one wasn't. It started on well she took drink orders and delivered them however once the main course were served (no bread offered) - the food was good - not great like last time - but it was good - but then the waitress disappeared..the 2 male waiters and bartender spent the rest of the night looking for her. And I mean looking for her. We didn't get any offer of dessert or coffee and when they finally found her she well lets just say everyone was fed up. The bartender was the one to bring the dessert menus and he had no idea how to put those medal menus on the table - almost dropping them in places that they didn't fit; no coffee cups when coffee pots were finally brought
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2012

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server was great....good strong food and wine knowledge. Excellent "up seller"...food was outstanding...excellent....couldn't have gotten a better meal in a 5 star stand-alone restaurant.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service! The best service staff in the industry! They make you feel as though you came to their own house to dine.

FAQs

The York Bistro & Pub at Hilton Saint John offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (506) 693-8484.

The York Bistro & Pub at Hilton Saint John is rated 3.7 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Google Map for The York Bistro & Pub at Hilton Saint John

1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St

  • Neighbourhood

    Saint John

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The Market Square Parking Garage is a well-lit, heated facility situated at the lower level of the Market Square Complex with the main entrance off Smythe Street. The safe and secure facility offers 550 parking spaces and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with courteous staff to welcome daily and monthly parkers.

  • Public Transit

    Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit.There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel.We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Eray Suatac

  • Entertainment

    York" has the most amazing wraparound sea view patio seating in Saint John. Our patio offers unobstructed views of the Bay of Fundy as well as a boardwalk loaded with entertainment throughout summer. We are linked by a heated underground pedway system to Harbour Station, home of the Saint John Sea Dogs .Harbour station hosts a galaxy of star entertainment, sporting events and live concerts, like Jerry Springfield, Elton John, Wayne Gretzky,Carrie Underwood, to name a few. Most of the entertainer, star athletes, musicians, bands, and singer's, choose Hilton Saint John as their exclusive

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (506) 693-8484

  • Private party facilities

    York extends private dining for your more intimate social gatherings with friends, family or business associates. We cater to groups from 10 to 150.Enjoy polite and courteous Maritime hospitality at Saint John's trendiest harbourfront restaurant-"York". Come experience casual dining the way that only Hilton Saint John knows how.

  • Private party contact

    Leanne Boyce: (506) 693-8484 ext. 163

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