RGE RD is a great example of a farm-to-table diner. The locally-sourced ingredients are carefully selected by chef Blair Lebsack from nearby farms and the result is fresh food with distinct Edmonton flavors. Savor meats from regional ranches and seafood from the Canadian west coast. Complement your meals with the Gehringer Classic Auxerrois or their Left Coast French cocktail. Their drinks list includes fine wines, cocktails and bottled beers. You can also take part of the farm trips arranged by the restaurant, where you can relish their epicurean dinners along with premium national wines.
SugarBowl has been a mainstay on the Edmonton dining front since 1943. This bistro is open all day and serves delicious bistro classics with a contemporary touch. Complement your selection with one of 160 craft beers and Belgian taps, or wine or coffee. Their world-famous cinnamon buns deserve a special mention. In the summer, their patio is your best bet to enjoy the great weather and local city scene.
The Next Act is one of the hottest nightspots of Edmonton. The bar has more than its fair share of regulars who stop by for a pint of beer and some great food. This is the place to rub shoulders with the who's who of the theater world, and if that is what you are looking for then this place won't let you down. The Next Act is a typical pub - crowded, noisy and very lively. Take some time to stop here and cool your heels for a while as you dine on shareable eats like the smoked cola ribs, pulled pork nachos and poutine. For something more substantial, opt for the award-winning Class Act burger or the signature PB&J burger. Call for details on events taking place in the pub.
Corso 32 is a great addition to downtown Edmonton’s dining scene. This place specializes in handcrafted pasta that makes every dish a standout. The gnocchi alla carbonara, and the arancini with mushrooms and fontina deserve a special mention. In addition to pasta, they offers are delicious traditional specialties that reflect the country’s culinary heritage. Generous portions contrast the small yet inviting restaurant.
The Marc Restaurant is a great dining spot coupled with a serene ambiance. Welcomed by a black, taupe and white decor that has a calming effect on diners, the carefully prepared food satisfies the taste buds. Guests return to indulge in their quality wines and lunch specialties including the Caesar Salad, Grilled Bavette and Lyonnaise Salad. The Arctic Char, Duck Confit and Lamb Navarin are the most talked about dishes on the dinner menu. Come in here for a date with your special someone.
Situated in the fabulous Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Harvest Room takes you on a gastronomic adventure through classic local flavors. Cozy, warm and elegant, with a touch of sophistication, this is the perfect venue for a laid-back meal. Featuring a scrumptious selection of local and international delicacies, this restaurant has something for everyone. Take your pick from a host of popular regional dishes such as the Alberta Beef Tenderloin, Pan Seared Arctic Char and Butternut Squash & Sage Gnocchi, and prepare to have your palate break into a tingling frenzy.
Bistro Praha, in Downtown Edmonton, is unique in more than a few ways. For starters, it is one of the fewest Czech restaurants in the city, and has been a favorite of the community for more than three decades. The ambiance matches that of rustic kavárnas in Prague, and its warm and welcoming vibe keeps bringing regular patrons in droves! Authentic flavors and exotic dishes such as goulash, sarka salad and schnitzel, to name a few, await you at this charming bistro. Everything is served with a genuine smile that reassures of true goodness, in food, and people.
Tuck into a healthy and delicious meal at The Greenhouse. While salads are rarely given the attention they deserve, this Caribbean-inspired eatery has transformed this humble side into a main that is both delicious to taste and good to eat. Heartily packed with flavor, freshness and all good things, these gourmet salads are quite unlike the usual leafy sides served at most restaurants. Sample scrumptious options like You Jerk with spinach, coconut lime vinaigrette, mangoes, carrots, cranberries, coconut and feta cheese, and Brain Food with spinach, curried avocado aioli, carrots, red peppers, apples, walnuts and raisins; both bountiful sources of nutrition that are nonetheless delectable. The menu also offers a few wraps, soups and desserts that make for a more complete meal.
Nestled in the historic Union Bank Inn, Madison's Grill is a refined dining address that serves classic Canadian cuisine. Charming interiors with a muted yet warm decor, elegantly designed seating areas and an open terrace with bar are some of the features that greet guests at the restaurant. The more intimate Vintage Room lies beyond the French doors, ideal for business lunches or private dinner parties. Popular dishes include the Sesame Crusted Ahi and the Seared Scallops, while main courses include classics such as the Pork Tenderloin and Rack of Lamb. A prix-fixe menu with wine pairings is available as well.
Situated close to Commerce Place in Downtown Edmonton, Tim Hortons is easy to find. This is a cafe with a thoroughly relaxed atmosphere, one where you will find people of all ages. Whatever you choose try from their menu, be it the different coffees or the light snacks, you can rest assured that they will always be fresh and of the highest quality. You will be spoilt for choice here, what with the array of hot and cold beverages to be had. Different fruit smoothies are also on the menu.
For fiery Mexican street food in downtown Edmonton, look no further than Tres Carnales. This taqueria specializes in Tex-Mex staples like tacos, quesadillas and tortas. These authentic dishes are made with locally-sourced fresh ingredients and are served with baked bread and delicious sides. Order take out or dine in their laid-back atmosphere that is great for a relaxing meal.
Look up the LUX Steakhouse and Bar if you love steak and red meat. This steakhouse is trendy, chic and upscale with bold colors and dark stained tables and chairs. The featured waterfall adds to its beauty and ambiance. Not just a steakhouse, it has a bar so you can unwind with some smooth spirits. The menu is experimental with interesting items and if you cant make up your mind opt for the 'undecided'. The well-facilitated 'Vintage room' makes a good venue for small private parties and business functions.