Written by Brock Slipp
If you haven’t been to the north side of Fredericton in a while then I have the perfect excuse for you to make the five-minute trip. The Wolastoq Wharf is a small fine dining restaurant that offers the best seafood in Fredericton. I have dined at the restaurant over four times now and not once have I been disappointed.
Though small and intimate, the restaurant itself is very nicely laid out with a design pattern that isn’t overly pretentious but does allow for an upper-scale experience. A glass waterfall is the centerpiece of the restaurant creating a relaxing vibe that carries on throughout.
From the moment you walk into the Wolastoq Wharf you feel well taken care of by the service team that is both friendly and efficient. Every meal at the Wharf starts off with traditional bread baked in house served with molasses that is to die for. The menu consists of a good blend of seafood dishes along with a steak option and a chicken dish; there are also a small number of Vegan and gluten free dishes to choose from.
The Wolastoq Wharf provides customers with simple but fresh food that delivers on flavour, I don’t think there is any other seafood restaurant in New Brunswick where one can order a dish packed with fresh lobster, scallops and mussels for under thirty dollars and still receive a dish that is high quality and well presented.
The dishes I have tried at the Wharf are the Seafood Fettuccini, Seafood Risotto, Chicken and the Halibut. Each dish was absolutely fantastic – large portions with an abundance of seafood in both the fettucine and risotto. It is no surprise that this restaurant is now one of the best in Fredericton.
The Wharf is a great example of a restaurant keeping to a simple yet refined way of cooking while delivering on service and a good atmosphere. If you love seafood then the Wolastoq Wharf is a must visit, but do arrive hungry as you won’t be disappointed.