A great server can make or break a meal. Agree? While our food was yummy it was our server Jordan that made the evening so pleasant.
Wendy and I decided on an early reservation since the comedy show in the piano bar started at 8:00 PM and we didn’t want to rush though our meal. At 6:15 PM the restaurant was mostly empty with the exception of a couple of tables but it quickly filled as the night went on. The Fifth Ticket is located at 171 Water Street, St. John’s NL (the east end of Water Street).
When we arrived we were shown quickly to our table. Once seated I heard Jordan mention “Silver Fox”. I immediately assumed he was talking about me. LOL. Actually, he was describing one of their most popular drinks. A combination of gin, black current syrup topped with Prosecco served sweet or dry. It was delish!
Our meal choices included cold duck slices served on arugula and pan fried trout with asparagus and a type of pasta similar to orzo.
We enjoyed our meal but it was Jordan’s attention to detail; eagerness to explain the choices and he recommended when asked. He was authentically friendly and clearly took his job very seriously. He reserved for us two seats in the piano bar for the comedy show and with such chivalry, offered to show us to our seats and carry our drinks. (FYI…Jordan nor the restaurant knew of our plans to write this review.)
My thoughts on the restaurant are this. The food was good and the menu choices were interesting. If I would make any suggestions for improvement I would say the ambiance lacks a bit of intimacy and softness. Some dividers, white table clothes and soft window coverings would make it more comfortable.
The comedy show? Not for us. Sorry. I like the idea of the piano bar and I look forward to returning to listen to the live music instead.
Restaurant Rating: ****
Comedy Show: *