2nd Ave Grill
2nd Ave Grill

2nd Ave Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.2ndavegrill.com/
  • Phone: 3062449899
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am -5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Sekel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for catering events. A variety of selections available
  • Special Events: Corporate events, Holiday parties, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 22nd Street East and 21st Street East
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Promotional Free underground parking is available at certain times of the year. Complimentary underground parking on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the Scotia Parkade located on 1st Ave North.
A word from 2nd Ave Grill
The 2nd Ave Grill is a casual dining steakhouse that is located at the very core of Saskatoon’s downtown in the Scotia Centre, and has become the eatery of choice for afternoon power lunches, late evening and pre-theatre dining. The atrium is the perfect venue for weddings as well as private and group functions. The contemporary styling of the restaurant and a metropolitan menu, ranging from steaks, fresh salmon, salads and sandwiches, a vast wine list, and a modern décor, as well as great company, have made the 2nd Ave Grill a favourite destination for Saskatoon's maturing downtown crowd. Park your car in our underground parking lot, and come upstairs for the very best food and drink that Saskatoon's downtown has to offer!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
2nd Ave Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (16)special occasion (16)romantic (12)great for lunch (11)notable wine list (10)late-night find (8)fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • First Date
    Rsewell
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    While trying to decide on a good place to take a date, she recommended 2nd Ave Grill. I had never eaten there myself but thought i'd give it a try. Nowadays when a restaurant actually takes reservations it is surprising to me, the process was quite easy. The hosting staff was eager to help me with a special request to have flowers waiting at the table when we arrived and overall service was fantastic. Overall it was a fun evening with great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOP NOTCH SERVICE
    Norskgirl
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Open table reservation worked perfectly! We asked for a round type table in a quiet part of the restaurant and we were accommodated perfectly! From the moment we walked in the service was top notch, professional, but casual and friendly and very welcoming. We could not have asked for a better evening. Highly recommend 2nd Ave Grill. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service and food was excellent! We were giving a huge welcome as soon as we walked in by Derek and our server was always on top of everything. Plus our food and drinks were delicious! Honestly couldn't have asked for much better! We of course be back :)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    eastyboy123456
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took a friend out for lunch....both had a great meal and dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    42dine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    2nd Ave Grill is great. Loved the bacon wrapped scallops. My husbands dry ribs were a little salty but he liked them. I ordered the salmon - so good. Cooked to perfection. My husbands filet was very good but his oven roasted potatoes were a little soggy. Not good. Our friends had steak and lobster. Steaks were cooked to their liking. Unfortunately their garlic butter wasn't hot enough, only lukewarm which was disappointing for them. We discovered that the candles should have been replaced. Might have solved it. I received a complimentary dessert, creme brule, which I shared. Very tasty. Topped off the evening with coffee which was most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best flourless chocolate torte
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been coming here since it opened too many years ago and their flourless chocolate torte is still one of the best desserts I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    sask
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I actually went sat. Night with my teenage daughter and partner. It was a really geat atmosphere , not too loud and food and waitress was awesome!! Smiling the whole time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    rak684VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Restaurant was 25% full and the service was still EXTREMELY SLOW!!! 1.5 Hour wait for 2 steak sandwiches. This isn't the first time I had to wait a really long time for my food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Strange table choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was surprised to be seated outside the restaurant on a pretend patio in the mall. The actual restaurant was much more romantic and ambient. There were many empty tables on arrival and when we left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food
    ginger5200
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food was not at all good. Calamari was greasy and under-crisped (white actually). Chicken was probably frozen pre-seasoned breast of lowest quality. The restaurant seemed more like a bar than a restaurant ~ dark atmosphere, dirty carpets. This is not a restaurant I will be visiting again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My boyfriend and I had an amazing evening out at 2nd Ave Grill -- great service, delicious meal, and the perfect atmosphere. Will definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Pleasant meal. Friendly fast service with a great gluten free menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've always had great food and service at 2nd Ave Grill, which is why I reserved a table to celebrate convocation. Unfortunately, the service was terrible this time. The waiter (who was training a new waitress) spilled water on the table and we had to ask him later to wipe it up. He forgot to bring a gluten-free menu, the restaurant did not have gluten-free pasta on hand, a drink request was forgotten, the service was slow, the manager brought the wrong entrees, and the vegetables were undercooked. I won't return to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the 2nd Ave Grill reviews archive.
  • First time Experience
    FussyGuy
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I made a reservation on line and was escorted to me reserved table when I arrived. It was lunch with a client, we were discussing an important business situation and I wanted privacy, and the opportunity to discuss our subject. I picked the right spot for that. Our waitress was very considerate. The meal was fabulous, a daily feature salmon with a great salad mix of greens and potato, asparagus and tomato with a nice light dressing, obviously prepared by a chef not a cook. Paired with a glass of cab house wine, I found this a nice light and tasty lunch. My client had the same with a local beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Likes2trynewplaces
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Service was quick and friendly. Food was very good too
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Had a wonderful evening - requested a quiet spot in the restaurant and were accommodated. The server was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and service!!
    sunflower355
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I have always received great food and service when I have been at the 2nd Ave. Grill - and Friday evening was no exception. The waitress was awesome - she really made our experience so much better that night! I had the salmon - very well done and I just love the chicken and mushroom soup! And yes, of course, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Micky
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I went to 2nd Ave Grill for a business lunch meeting. The restaurant was busy but not too loud, so we were still easily able to talk and hear each other. The service was good and the meals were great. We had chicken chevre salad and chicken and almond salad and the soup. I will definitely continue to take clients to the 2nd Ave Grill.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Date Night
    jasmof82
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great service, great food and great atmosphere. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service was great for our group of 10 and the food was delicious. It has a nice atmosphere as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic descent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I like to bring visiting contractors to 2nd ave for lunch because it is a safe place where everyone can find something they like. The service is usually quite good, but it was a bit less so yesterday. It seemed like there were a couple of new people on our table, this was not a show stopper. I am sure I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining before a show
    Leafs4ever
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We recently attended 2nd Ave Grill before a show at the TCU. We both had paste and found the meal to be very good and reasonably priced. In addition my wife had a salad and we both had a glass of wine. All in all a very good meal. The waitress was pleasant and we did not have to wait long for our food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night fun
    42dine
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Jordan was a great server. Started with tasty appies. Loved that ginger lime shrimp. Followed by the amazing starter caesar salad. Oh so tasty. My husband dined on the filet cooked to perfection. I enjoyed the delicious salmon. One of my favourites. Our meal was followed with coffee and desert. Our dinner companions enjoyed the filet and fettucini. It was a most fun Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Went for my birthday and had an absolutely great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful date night
    krooploopz
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Date night went very well at the 2nd Ave Grill the other night. Been to a good selection of the restaurants in Saskatoon and first impressions of this joint were favorable. First service to ask my preference of gin for my GT. Will be back soon
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done, Again
    farmer
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    2nd Ave Grill has been a great choice for us no matter what the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great downtown dinery!
    OpentableRegularVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Food was better than expected. Not noted as a steakhouse but had an outstanding steak! all six of us enjoyed great meals. Don't hesitate to give this restaurant a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Disappointment
    bgpa
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    If we would have received our meal then a review would be possible. Seems, even though we made reservations for 1 1/2 hours prior to the TCU show, this was insufficient time to prepare a meal. The server did ask and knew we were attending the show. After one hour we had to leave without supper and find somewhere else 3 hours later. Please note this was a Monday night so it was not like the restaurant was full....
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  • fantastic place for valentines
    RJ29
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was amazing. The atmosphere was great and our server was fantastic. It was a great place to spend valentines
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for Valentine's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentine's day supper. The food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Very nice evening. The salad was fresh, my filet was cooked perfectly and not over-seasoned. The oven-roasted potatoes were very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our table location was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our table location was perfect and the server was extremely good at tending to the table as we were engaged in a lengthy visit. We did not feel rushed or constantly interrupted so she did a very good job. The meal was good. The food was fresh, but I was a little disappointed that my meal the (tilipia special) was a little bland with the crust and sauce. I also, think that the starter salad could be improved. Again pretty basic with a slice of cucumber (old) and a token cherry tomatoe. I think an upgrade to a signature house salad would be more appropriate for the price point of the menu items. We had desserts and I again was expecting a little higher quality with the creme brulee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service were Great
    SSOPinkFloydConcertGoer
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We both ordered the Special Chicken dish - it was outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff was amazing! The
    Joni
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The staff was amazing! The food was very good and the experience was delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first impression
    Kinga
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Our server was Jordan, he was probably the number 1 reason we'd choose to return. He was very respectful, professional, friendly and knowledgable of the restaurant. Loved the interior decor and the ambiance of the restaurant. Very elegant !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'd do it again
    Gern
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    A group of us went and enjoyed our meal, but make sure you have time. It's a little slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with the Gals
    JoJoBean
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    2nd Ave Grill is centrally located for our group of friends who work downtown and like to celebrate each others birthdays by going out for lunch. The menu provides enough options to please all of us, but not too overwhelming that we cannot decide. The food was great, the wait staff was charming. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good atmosphere and good service
    Crisco
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    I recently took my Mom out for her 81st birthday. Tough to find a spot that is current, but not too loud for an 81 year-old. This was the spot. We arrived rather late as we were out shopping, but the waiter was excellent (crouching down and speaking directly to my Mom so she could hear him) and the food was very fresh and rich in flavour. Mom had the salmon and I had steak and we were both very happy with our meals (both cooked just perfectly). The upbeat music wasn't so loud that it was distracting. I would definitely come back with friends, but also was really nice for taking someone a bit older.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite restaurant in Saskatoon!
    Pandita
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Everything started perfectly when I got my reservation confirmation an hour after having made my date online. I visited the restaurant prior to do this and loved the quiet, modern and chic atmosphere that allows adults to have a great time even if they have new born kids. This place is very versatile since has a spot for any ocassion a gal can ask for: romantic dinner, winery, restaurant, lounge, great for groups and bar which was very elegant as well as the people in it. The Washrooms are clean and nice. This is definitely a very high end restaurant and prices are very reasonable for the portions and quality that you get. I'm very happy to have chosen this place and I will definitely come back and bring my 12 friends several times more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first experience
    JNine
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    My first experience was a great experience at 2nd Ave Grill. We had an awesome waiter, he was fine with waiting for people to get there is smal groups, he handled an allergy with great care and attention, he brought a late order for a late comer with a smile. He was there when we needed him but not overbearing. The food was quick and very delicious, it was exactly as described in the menu. I would like to come back and try other items from the menu, there were a few that appealed to me. The prices are a little on the high side but probably middle of the line as far as city dining goes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.