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Canteen - Edmonton
Canteen - Edmonton

Canteen - Edmonton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.canteenyeg.ca
  • Email: contact@canteenyeg.ca
  • Phone: (780) 485-6125
  • Hours of Operation: Open All Day Tuesday - Friday 11:30 - 10:00

    Open All Day Saturday & Sunday 10:00- 10:00 - Brunch until 2:00 (Brunch Starts January 5th, 2013)

    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Frank Olson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 105 Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Canteen - Edmonton
A new restaurant on 124th street from those that brought you the Red Ox Inn.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Found out about this restaurant from Avenue Magazine - simply put, the food is delicious! Had the charcuterie and the pairings with the cheeses and condiments were superb. For mains, the beef short rib was so tender and flavourful. Other members of my party had the duck and the poached fish which they enjoyed very much. The 3 options for dessert were so divine that none of us wanted to share. Definitely worth the visit!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Would have driven past this without looking so glad we booked without knowing where we were going. Decor is not quite industrial but comfortably trendy. Food was very good but not at the rave level however the service was exemplary. Friendly, relaxed and comfortable. Will try again and would recommend."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Have eaten at Canteen twice now and likely won't return. The menu is at odds with what's listed on the website; while the menu is definitely imaginative and aspires to be top drawer, the tastes just aren't there. Had their pork loin on a recent visit and found it bland and the crispy lump of fat that was served as an accompaniment was positively revolting. The uber-modern, minimalist decor is, I suppose, on trend these days but I personally find it cold and uninviting. I have always been a big fan of the Red Ox Inn, which is the parent restaurant of Canteen, but this version is a fail for me."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant with good food, but as usual with many restaurants in Edmonton, reviews are abit exaggerated. Generally, the food is good, but I wouldn't recommend the vegetarian scotch egg - spaghetti squash was good but the scotch egg was utterly tasteless. I ate it longing for pork sausage."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had lunch here the other day. The special was delicious - an orzo salad with a tasty dressing, lots of flavor and a perfectly grilled chicken breast. Attentive, professiomal service and a relaxed atmosphere. We weren't rushed. Setting is clean and modern. I'll definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Canteen has become our go to place for brunch. The food is tops!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great Food! I love that there is something new on the menu almost every time I visit. I rave about this place to anyone who will listen!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We came for lunch on a Saturday and were surprised by a Brunch menu. Which was fine, just unexpected. The service was exceptional: friendly and timely. I had the special, chicken on waffle which was good. My friend ordered the truffle grilled cheese which she said was really satisfying, as were the mushrooms and the hash browns. The only jarring thing was the noise generated by people talking. The acoustics are not good. Or too good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The service was fantastic. Our food had so many interesting and amazing flavors. Portion sizes were a bit on the small side but overall Not great for intimate gatherings as it extremely loud and very warm."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "After reading great reviews about Canteen, we reserved for dinner. It started with a poor cocktail. The Gin Fizz was terribly sweet. The server was friendly, prompt, took it back for a re-do. She was mixing the cocktail herself; there is no bartender at Canteen? For a highly rated restaurant & $25-30 entrees there should be a bartender catering to the cocktails. The smoked pickerel was not smoked at all, it was a fresh pickerel and pan-seared, side was awfully salty, inedible. The vegetarian scotch egg w/ butternut squash - butternut squash was acidic, sour & the scotch egg was served w/ a blue cheese cream. Acidic/sour + blue cheese cream was not a good combo. Our meals were clearly off and unbalanced, something was amiss in the kitchen."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Canteen has a nice small menu, with care taken on each dish. My group of 5 tried everthing on the main course list other then the vegetarian item, and we all loved our dinners. Generous portions sizes, excellent and creative flavours, and great presentation. We were rushed a little by the wait staff, which although understandable for a busy small little place like this but its not like we stopped spending money... 2nd time there still would go back again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had read about Canteen, and was excited to get a table. Cool ambience-mixed crowd. Shared plates so we could sample a lot. Puree of cauliflower dip-yum! Beef carpaccio-so thinly sliced you could read thru it. Again-yum. PEI mussels-could eat a pail of these. My partner loved the broth. The corn fritters with the smoky maple syrup-that maple syrup is to die for! And the crunch of the fritters-perfect. The fennel sausage stuffed dates-interesting. Sweet and savoury and acidic all at the same time. And for desserts-poached pear terrine-good. Mild flavour-needed a kicker for flavour. And sticky toffee pudding-my fav-delicious. Beer selection was good, and my Riesling came perfectly chilled. Have recommended this place already."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had the bacon and waffles then the pork & grilled cheese sandwich. It was a very spoiled brunch and filling. The ingredients seemed fresh. It's very busy on a Sunday morning so prepare for noise."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was delicious, with exception of corn fritters to dip in maple syrup which was unremarkable. Cannot recommend for couples who may be looking for great food AND a pleasant conversation, as this restaurant was exceedingly loud (mostly groups of 4 to 6)."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Previous to this, I had only been to Canteen for dinner, and have been anxious to try their brunch. The menu selection was great, and the server and kitchen are very helpful in creating vegetarian choices. Our food was delicious, fresh (which isn't always what you get for breakfast in restaurants), and original in it's creation."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I've heard great things about Canteen and finally made it there for lunch. We Had a wonderful lunch. Canteen has a great vibe and pays attention to little details that make the experience memorable. Amazing food with fresh, interesting flavours. Wonderful, prompt service. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went for brunch here for my parents birthdays. We choose the restaurant because we have previously eaten at Red Ox Inn so wanted to give the sister restaurant a try. We all agreed that we enjoyed the experience and that the food was good. I have already recommended it for brunch to a couple of co-workers. For individuals with hearing aids this may not be the best choice as it is fairly noisy."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our anniversary and it was fantastic!!! Right from the time we showed up to the time we left it was truly amazing! Thanks for the great night!!!! Food was fabulous and the waitress's were awesome.."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We love the Red Ox Inn so we thought we'd give the sister restaurant a try. Restaurant was 3/4 full so the volume level was ok. With nothing on the walls, I can see why some people have mentioned the volume level when its full. Waitresss was good, checking on us throughout but not overbearing at all. Service was quick and friendly. Menu is somewhat limited with both food choices and wine list. Wine prices were reasonable. We tried the Artic Char and the Lamb. Both were very good. Dessert was also very flavourful as well. We will continue to return to the Red Ox Inn, however there is not much pulling us back for a return trip to the Canteen. Having said that, we are glad we tried it once."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My friend and I decided to have dinner out and catch up on what the other has been doing after months of not making time for it. Our server was friendly and accommodating without being overbearing. She put us at ease right away. We had pre-dinner drinks and two wonderful main courses. The fish was cooked to perfection! We also had a tasty dessert each. The restaurant is designed in such a way that sound tends to reverberate in the room, but we were able to have our conversation without having to raise our voices. We would go again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Second time at Canteen for dinner. My partner liked the pureed cauliflower - light, tasty. We shared the charcuterie plate - enjoyable, could have used some different forms of bread other than toasties. We shared the mussels and fries. The mussels were not as good as the last time - seemed overcooked, with not too much broth. Fries were awesome. Had the poached pear dessert - light and airy, very nice. Capucciino to end the night - very nice. All in all not as good as my last visit, but still a good place for good food."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "A group of friends met for brunch. We had excellent service and food. Two of our group were about 10-15 min late and our server was fantastic at making sure we still had a great experience."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, my only "complaint" (?) was that my date and I felt, upon leaving, we wouldn't come back just because we felt as if there was nothing else we wanted to try; partially because of my culinary ignorance (I couldn't understand half of the menu) but there was also not much that made me really want to come back (as in "Ooooh, I wish I could try all of these dishes!") That being said, I have never seen plating as amazing as Canteen and the food, as I said before, was to die for. Just not my place maybe? But a must-try for sure."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "so enjoyed our birthday lunch. great food friendly service just perfec"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food and service, lovely atmosphere -- but noisy! So, probably most enticing for the young and not-yet-hard-of-hearing crowd! Great that the Red Ox proprietors have created one more wonderful food spot in our city!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Their menu is simple yet had all that you could want. My first time here after my "city rep" recommended it many times in the past ... and she did not disappoint with her recommendation. The Charcuterie Plate was well stocked, Corn Fritters and Maple matched nicely with my Granville Winter Ale and I enjoyed the Lamb with the Apple and Pepper Gastrique for the main. Dessert ... more Winter Ale. Frank and his wife (of Red Ox, another favorite) undeniably has another winner in Canteen."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "the appetizers and small plates were very very good. Ambience and décor great. RE mains: the pork loin was ok. the fish was good. LAMB was way over cooked!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Canteen always has tasty food with good service. We went there on Valentine's day and were running late. They were able to accommodate us on such a busy night. Service was quick and attentive. They had the lights dimmed down so the atmosphere was very romantic. They have a selection of microbrews which I sampled. After a generous portion of tasty cooked just right mussels, my date had the fish and I had the beef. Dessert was chocolate and finished off the night well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Second time around here. Was even better than I remember! No complaints at all, other than the noise level makes it difficult to have an intimate conversation :)"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was innovative and tasted great. Our server was super attentive."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The service and food at the restaurant were exceptional."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Canteen's take on the reuben sandwich was great, with house pastrami, kimchee, rye and more... As a reuben snob, I approve. I loved that the hand-cut fries were seasoned with herbs. Service was effective and relaxed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have been to Canteen a couple of times before and have enjoyed it very much. However, this time I was disappointed in the food. The chick pea fries were cold, the fritters were heavy and not very good. The cod dish was good. Service was excellent and friendly. If I had never been to Canteen before, I wouldn't go again.... sorry to say."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The atmosphere is relaxed, but is still fairly formal. The service has been excellent. The menu is very good, but limited. The portions are small for some dishes."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went to Canteen for brunch as we thought that menu was more suited to us than the dinner menu and we really wanted to give the restaurant a try. The food was pretty good, but we were expecting it to be a little better and exciting. We had no complaints about the food other than we had expected more due to hype we'd heard from friends and family. A really cute restaurant with great staff. Overall, a good experience!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Tried it out since they make so much in house they were able to modify things for my allergies. Chef gave me a side of a green house sauce that was awesome and topped my meal even more so!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was great. Awesome choices and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "What a great experience! Great food, great service, and awesome atmosphere. Edmonton was waiting for a place like this!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had walked past this spot many times and always meant to stop in- never did. Finally found some friends to go out for brunch with and wow, just wow, so tasty. A small brunch menu but they just focus on perfecting everything. Everything was perfect, quickly seated, food came quick, didn't feel pressured to leave although they were clearly busy. I'll be back for sure, so nice it's in walking distance!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Loved the food, service and room. The Arctic char and lamb were both done to perfection. The only disappointment was that the Bread Pudding we'd read so much about was no longer on the menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014