About Us

Brought to you by Jonathan and Victoria Paddock, this restaurant is local through and through. Jonathan and Victoria are local entrepreneurs, who’ve been self-employed since 1999. They’re proud of where they’re from, and believe strongly in giving back to the community in which they belong. They love food, and a great dining experience, and wanted to bring what they love to St. John’s. While dining tastes are more casual today than most “fine dining”, life’s milestones continue, and our busy lives highlight the need to pause and gather to share a special meal in a very special place. This is The Rock Steakhouse.

Sourcing local wood for the interior, partnering with local businesses, and hiring the best local folks: The Rock aims to be your place. Your place to celebrate milestones, to enjoy a relaxed evening with someone special, to host a special event, or to just sit at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere and great drinks. That work meeting. A Christmas party with your ‘bubble’. Let us take care of you.

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Grant Fowler

General Manager

Grant Fowler knows food. He’s been in this industry for more than 30 years, and is passionate about bringing quality experiences to customers. You’ll get to meet Grant’s lovely wife of 25 years, Janice, later this week!  He’s a proud Dad to 2 daughters, and especially loves that The Rock is a family business. Grant’s been playing guitar with his buddies since high school, and loves to hike with his 2 dogs. Grant can’t wait to see you at The Rock soon!

Brandon Connolly

Bar Manager

Brandon Connolly, bar manager extraordinaire! He’s passionate about being part of something new, and loves that The Rock is an ambitious venture with strong local roots. While a fitness enthusiast, he finds balance in eating and drinking. Brandon is excited to welcome you to The Rock, to use his creativity to provide you with a great experience, and maybe even make you a spicy pepper margharita!

David Jones

Head Chef

Meet David Jones, our head chef. David brings experience, passion and teamwork to our kitchen. When he’s not spending time with his wife and children, he loves the outdoors and the kitchen at home too! We’re excited for what he brings to our stellar team and can’t wait for you to dine with us soon!