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Canteen - Edmonton
Canteen - Edmonton

Canteen - Edmonton Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "I love Canteen. The food is good not always outstanding but consistently good and service is always amazing. Attentative, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Since the renovations the noise is not as overwhelming."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Attentive service. Excellent affordable wine list."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had a great time and food was delicious, it was a bit loud but I'm not sure how to improve that. Service was fine."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My husband and I don't get out very often and Canteen offered a nice night of dining out for the two of us. He had the special, ivory salmon, which neither of us were crazy about but my short ribs were really good and so were the appetizers and wine. We sat close to the front of the restaurant and found it really hard to hear not only each other but the waitress as well. Maybe the back is quieter?"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food here is inventive and absolutely delicious. I'm still thinking about the dish I had. Will be back again and again and again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Canteen serves up a delicious brunch menu with a unique take on classic breakfast items. There are always several gluten-free options for me to choose from, and their in-house gluten free cornbread biscuits are so good I could be happy eating a plate of them for breakfast. I am always happy to meet friends for brunch at this neighbourhood gem."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Canteen is always a go to upscale restaurant for my girlfriend and me, and we were seated promptly at the table we always seem to get. The appetizers were amazing. Corn fritters with a great smoked maple dip, and cauliflower spread with crustini (sp). We weren't as fond of our mains, a pork dish, and a salmon piece cooked sous vide. There was great attention to detail in plating, but the taste just wasn't there. The pork was good, but the sides were over the top with the truffle oil. Earthy is one thing, but this had a rotted earthy taste. The salmon tasted unseasoned. Salmon can quite often stand by itself, but this was so mild, that there was very little, if any flavour. After dinner coffees were outstanding. Will eat here again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Pleasant minimalist decor, friendly staff, food was tasty, tiny portions"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Although the lunch menu was limited, the food we ordered was fantastic! Their house fries are so good!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "For three out of the five in our party, the overall rating above was (from their reactions) "Very good". For two of us, "good" is generous. My own food was "very good" (not "excellent"): one of the "small stuffs" too bland, the other two excellent. My wife's food was definitely "poor": the pork loin was so overcooked it was almost inedible, the corn bread stuffing cold. She hardly ever complains but did tell the server when the plate was taken away: we expected some (small) gesture in return -- a free dessert, perhaps -- but received nothing. We shared a dessert: sticky date pudding -- the least interesting of many we have had in many restaurants. The ambience: too cramped. The noise level: appalling -- we could not hear ourselves speak."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I had the brunch special which was butter chicken with waffle. My first bite of the chicken already made me wonder how it was cooked. It was so delicious. The serving size was perfect. The service was very attentive and very friendly. The only 2 challenges I see are 1) not enough space for big groups and 2) parking sometimes can be challenging."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I can't get enough of Canteen's brunch menu. The last 2 times we were in the food was amazing. They often have a chicken and waffles special--last weekend was fried chicken and a poached egg topping a light and fluffy apple-bacon waffle. I would recommend giving this a try if you haven't had chicken and waffles before. Their pastrami hash dish is also amazing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was delicious; portions not large. Choices for brunch were wonderfully unique. Not too many. Service was good but the cappucinos arrived luke warm- they replaced them. Nice 124 St location."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is the second time i've been to Canteen with the first time almost a year ago to date. The place is loud and tables are relatively close to each other. They changed the menu because the last time i've been there, they had bone marrow. Both me and my friends really enjoyed the food and the service provided and the price was reasonable. Would definitely go back to see what wonders the kitchen will offer on my next visit."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "There are no lunch items. Brunch and Dinner only. Brunch was fairly expensive and nothing special so I wouldn't go again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My quilting bee group met for a Saturday brunch. A lot of us have been travelling and it was a great time to reconnect. Our large table gave us lots of room for our show and tell (a necessary part of every quilter's gathering). As the room filled it became very noisy - beyond vibrant - where it was hard to hear my table mates. The food was delicious, innovative and just the right serving size."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and had the " best" dinner experience .Service was friendly, attentive and professional.Our dinners were excellent - great presentation and very tasty.We look for places like Canteen when we travel and feel this restaurant could rival most places we have enjoyed anywhere in NA."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Canteen. The food was delicious, although the menu was limited. The three of us each ordered a different entrée so we could each taste each other's. I especially enjoyed the pan-fried trout which had a wonderful crispy skin.Service was excellent throughout the meal. Each plate was explained as to what was on it, which is a great help when you have unusual ingredients (e.g. squid ink, fiddlesticks ). We would have liked to have seen more choices for a salad course though."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for somewhere new to go for our anniversary and we were bopth very happy with our pick. Food and service were great"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Every time I've been to canteen I've had the same server and her authenticity just makes the whole experience that much more delightful. Lindsay is a rare gem and great at what she does. Oh and the food is always awesome too!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Loved it..... great place for a food experience!! Would go back again for sure!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dishes. I thought the menu looked ideal for a cold winter's night, expected some lighter dishes suitable for spring or summer on the menu. The options were mostly heavier winter fare. I had the evening's special of grilled squid salad which was nice, could have used some seasoning and no salt/pepper to be found. I don't usually salt my food but this dish needed a bit more flavour. My partner had a short rib dish and raved about it. The service was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were there on a Friday night and the restaurant was very busy. As the place filled up the noise levels increased dramatically, making an intimate conversation for two somewhat difficult. Other than that, the experience was excellent. I had the duck and my wife had the scallops - both excellent choices. Presentation was visually pleasing and the flavors were outstanding. We shared the stuffed dates as an appetizer - wonderful! The only word of caution is that the desserts are big enough for sharing. We each had a separate dessert and they were a little too much size-wise. I had the sticky date pudding (the rum sauce was worth every single calorie) and my wife had the lemon crema. Both very good choices."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food is really good. Definitely be back soon! It's a must try! You won't regret! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Went on a first date here and the food was excellent. Started with the quail which was very good. The duck breast and scallops were delicious and very well presented. We finished with the chocolate ganache which was fantastic. Not overly huge portions but if you have an appetizer and dessert it's nothing to worry about. Only down side is the tables are so close together that by the end of our meal it was fairly busy and was hard to have a conversation over all the noise. Very cool place tho, and I plan to come back again. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "great lunch this week at canteen. innovative and diverse, concise menu. excellent service. beautiful room. we had a limited time for lunch and they managed to serve us quickly and well, without feeling rushed. awesome."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The tuna salad was fresh and enjoyable. The beef short-rib was perfect. The chocolate ganache was a good ending. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Have been for brunch and loved it. Lunch was not great. The portions were small and not nearly as tasty as brunch. I had Tuna Salad, tuna good, salad very average. Beet Salad was excellent but small portion."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Things have changed at Canteen - the cauliflower appetizer is more liquid-y and less chunky. Flavour is still good, but texture makes a difference. As are the drops of olive oil on the bread served with it - which should only be 'dry toast'. The buttermilk chicken pieces were large & tasty, as was the pork burger where the liver pate flavour was subtle but evident. But what was really interesting were the fries. Dining with frying oil experts, comments started as soon as they were served. One of the diners mentioned that the potatoes were old - the starch was changing to sugar, from a long Alberta storage, making the fries darker, and some with a flavour that was close to burnt. No cheese or salt could make them finish the plateful served."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went there for brunch and it was disappointing. Ordered the french toast and it was just wayyy too Chewy!! Overpriced and did not taste good. Waited a long time for the server to come take our order. I know it's a popular place and it's busy, but you guys need to focus more on customer service! I have always been a fan of canteen since it's opening, this brunch was very disappointing!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I was on the hunt for a brunch spot for my post proposal party for 8 people. Best choice out of all the places I had looked up. They were very accommodating for the occasion and the food was well liked by everyone. My fiance and I will be back for the lunch and dinner menus soon with friends and on our own! All of our guests were very satisfied with the food, atmosphere and price. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had an amazing Mothers Day dinner here! The beef carpaccio was super tastey, as was the ham hock terrine, though we would have liked to have had a bit more bread with it. The dinner portions we very large for the price and the date pudding was amazing! The servers were very attentive, we were right by the front window and there was a draft, we weren't going to complain, but as soon as the server noticed it herself she turned up the heat. Definitely reccomend it to people looking to try some good creative food!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I had heard great things about Canteen so I took my mom there for Mother's Day. We both agreed it was good but ... there was something that kept us from loving it. I think it seemed a little pretentious and was a little expensive. There was nothing wrong with it but I am not dying to return. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The brunch menu looked great and I had heard good reviews about the food from friends, so I was really looking forward to my meal. The food looked great when it came out, but was fairly cold and bland (I had the cured salmon with fontina eggs). My friend had the classic poached eggs. The restaurant was very accommodating with her gluten free requests, and when they made an error with her meal, the waitress did take a percentage off the bill, which we appreciated. My friend's food was also very mediocre though and we wouldn't come back for brunch. My favourite part of the meal was the candied bacon, which was delicious. I would like to give the restaurant another chance for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Outstanding all around. Great food, great service, great experience! Always expect the very best from Canteen."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Edmonton needs to keep celebrating gems like this! Great food and great service."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great night out and didn't find the noise level as high as other reviewers prepared me for! The smoky maple syrup was a great balance for saltier corn fritters, and the cod brandade came out piping hot and with great texture. The scallops had great flavour, and the candied rainbow carrots (one of their accompaniments) were crisp and sweet. Dining partner had the duck and had nothing bad to say about it. Really enjoyed the lighting along the walls of the space, and our server was incredibly pleasant and helpful. We also found the pace of dining to be excellent; we never felt rushed or like we were waiting too long for the next dish."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I was a bit worried after reading some hit and miss reviews for Canteen, but was pleasantly surprised with a wonderful evening. The restaurant was hopping, but our water glasses were always filled and our server was extremely professional and attentive without being intrusive. Meals were explained when they arrived at the table. All our courses were excellent (beet salad, 2 duck courses, pork loin and trout) and our party of 4 left full but not feeling heavy. They even placed a candle in one of the desserts for my husband's birthday! The restaurant is a bit on the noisy side, but we could have conversation and hear each with no problem. Spacing between tables was very good. Overall, a great experience and would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My friend and I really enjoyed our evening out at Canteen. The food tasted great! I would go there again."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our food here! Comparable to Red Oz Inn even! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014