As North America’s northernmost large metropolis, Edmonton is a fascinating study in contrasts — a vibrant urban center in the heart of the wilderness. It’s a city that’s never been afraid to do things a little differently, as visitors discover through close encounters with free-roaming bison, a shopping mall that spans more than 48 city blocks, and a dynamic arts and culture scene that embraces more than 40 annual festivals, including the continent’s biggest and wildest Fringe Theatre Festival.
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4.5 based on 856 reviews
Established in 1996, hardware grill is an A-list dining spot in Canada. It is a glorious setting for Chef / Owner Larry Stewart's progressive Canadian Cuisine, bold flavors, dramatic presentation, creative and whimsical prairie regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design and impeccable standards of service form the entire experience hardware grill. Local owners Melinda and Chef Larry Stewart have a hand picked brigade to offer culinary grace in an elegant casual setting with professional, convivial service.
I cancel another reservation to go here and I'm very disappointed I did that.
Between me and my wife we had the starter tortelloni, the Korean Fried Cauliflowers, the duck with double smoked bacon, braised beef and the Vegeterian Tasting. I have to admit, nothing was bad, but nothing was amazing either. The only thing I didn't like was the double smoked bacon that wrapped the elk; it tasted like burnt.
To summarize, if I pay a premium for my food I expect some excellence or at least something that make me go "wow, this is really good", and I didn't get that...Disappointed!
4.5 based on 488 reviews
As a meat lover, when your wife recommends a vegan restaurant for the family, I tried subtle ways to suggest a different cuisine. Gave in eventually - happy wife happy life! Was I ever impressed!
We have been to Vegan restaurants for quick eats like wraps and salads but never a full meal... until now. This restaurant is perfect for dinners for large groups and eating can be buffet style at your table. The service is quick. Large portions of food for each menu item. The food is tasty and in some instances, you can’t tell it’s not meat. Our fave for the night was the corn soup, the satay and the general Tao Chicken! The ginger beef is pretty good as well.
The skip the dish Delivery drivers just kept coming to the door - clearly popular.
Give it a try - definitely a different experience that’s absolutely worth a try.
4.5 based on 198 reviews
What a little gem of a restaurant! Enjoyed a very lovely evening here. Good wine menu with a very knowledgeable bar staff. The food was excellent and the charming employees were exceptional. Will defintely return when back in Edmonton...if u visit, make sure to stop in but would suggest making a reservation as it is a small intimate venue and very popular!!
4.5 based on 565 reviews
A unique dining experience serving Cajun and Creole cuisine. The sweet potato fries come highly recommended.
Home of the poboys sandwiches! There are a few options. We both had the cat fish version which was okay. The sweet potato fries definitely earned their stripes! Decent lunch - nothing to shout about. Definitely has a New Orleans feel to it.
4.5 based on 146 reviews
I came in with a friend for dinner last night. It was absolutely wonderful. We were the first patrons of the evening, the hostess was friendly and welcoming. The service was excellent, by 6:00pm the restaurant was getting very busy and she remained friendly and attentive throughout. About half an hour into our evening the owner came by, said hello and chatted with us for a while, he was genuinely friendly and interested in how things were going, always nice to see.
We started off with grilled apricots that were stuffed with feta cheese on a bed of spinach, it was wonderful, there was a hint of vanilla flavour was wonderful. Then we had the appetizer platter to sample a number of things, 2 grilled prawns, 2 stuffed mushrooms, 2 dolmades, 2 wonderful thinly sliced cured ham rolls stuffed with feta and fig and flatbread. Everything was excellent. This sample was enough for 4 people.
As a main we shared the grilled tuna. It was excellent. The tuna was perfectly cooked, medium rare. The grill flavour, topped with fresh squeezed lemon was wonderful.
Alas, we were stuffed after our meal and did not have room for desert, but I will be back for sure, this is an exceptional restaurant and there are many things on the menu to enjoy.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.
4.5 based on 350 reviews
SABOR Restaurant provides as rustic, yet elegant atmosphere, and menu rich in European tradition—Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian—in the heart of Downtown and the ICE District. OceanWise Certified, we offer Edmonton's best, most-sustainable seafood menu, as well as meat and vegetarian options. Professional staff, a trim but superlative wine list, hand-crafted cocktails, and SABOR's menu and atmosphere, make it the perfect spot—be it in evening wear before the opera, a suit before the big meeting, or in jeans hanging out with friends. Friday and Saturday evenings feature live music by one of Edmonton's talented local musicians. Wine corkage available: $25/250 ml Specialty cakes happily created in our kitchen for your event with minimum one-week notice. No other outside food or beverage permitted (including special occasion cakes).
4.5 based on 312 reviews
This is not a fast restaurant for lunch but if you can afford to extend it the meal is fabulous. One of the best Indian restaurants I’ve eaten at. We had a naan bread appetizer that contained sun dried tomatoes and olives. It was fantastic....MoreThank you for visiting Guru. Your comment that this is "one of the best indian restaurants you have eaten at" really made our day!! Jeet
4.5 based on 265 reviews
Had a great experience here. My server was fun & did not take the evening too seriously. She knew what the place was and just enjoyed being there. It was great.
Food was good, got exactly what I expected. Really good Steak & fries, really good escargot as well. Beignets for dessert were well done, and made to order!
Had a great French wine from Lirac, went great with my food. It was great to see some choices outside the box for a change, and fairly priced!
4.5 based on 332 reviews
Continental Treat Fine Bistro "Taste of Europe" . Gluten Free Continental Treat Fine Bistro is a south Edmonton Best Gluten Free , modern European, Germanic Restaurant. A family affair, as three generations of the Borówka Family work together to bring their romantic turn of the century dining vision to life. Proud to serve since 1982, owners Ryszard , Helena Borówka ,their son Sylvester and Grandsons Matthew and Michal oversee the entire operation. Continental Treat Bistro has become a premier choice for; anniversaries, birthdays, romantic dinners, small weddings and business dinners.
This is the first time we have participated in the monthly pairing of cuisine and specialty liquor events at the Continental Treat. This evening we sat with the Scotch expert who introduced us to a number of types of Scotch which were very enjoyable.. a real treat, as many were expensive and we would not have had a similar opportunity otherwise. As always, the dinner was fabulous.. The owner takes special care to meet with each guest and makes everyone feel part of the family. I have requested notices of future events and intend to make this at least a quarterly treat.
4.5 based on 172 reviews
Hathaway's Diner is Temporarily closed for our Summer vacation July 5 - July 20. We hope to see you again on Tuesday July 21!
WE visited Hathaway,s recently and had breakfast. Like our other visits nothing has changed. still the excellent service and delicious food in generous portions. The coffee is outstanding and plentiful. The pies are to kill for and every hing is homemade from scratch with top not ingredients. The customers still line up outside for the wonderful breakfasts and lunch they serve and it remains one if not the best breakfast lunch place in Edmonton.
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