Canteen - Edmonton
Canteen - Edmonton
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Canteen - Edmonton

  • 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: Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Canteen - Edmonton reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Our meal was exceptional! The menu is very innovative and creative, and the chef followed through with an exciting and delicious meal. And the service also was exceptional. We asked many questions about the menu and the source of the food products (local based by the way), and she was very responsive with answers and also gave an excellent wine recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Was Amazing
    Dwntwnrun
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food was very good, cooked just right and the presentation was very pleasing. Service was impeccable! My only complaint is the noise level was a bit high and the lighting was too dim, I shouldn't need the flashlight on my phone to read the menu plus I like to see what i am eating. All in all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food was very good but my steak could have been quite a bit warmer coming out of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odale
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    the food is good & well cooked. hope that the menu can reflect more vegetarian and only fish items (not shellfish) atmoshphere is friendly and warm. When it is crowded, though , it can get a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 66 th Anniversary - Found A Gem"
    Geminapatchofflowers
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were looking for the perfect spot for our parents 66th Wedding Anniversary, and had enjoyed many meals at the Red Ox Inn over the years. We wanted something a little quieter, and they really enjoy trying out a variation of foods. We were asssigned a table near the back, it was very comfortable, and it was perfect for all of us to visit and enjoy our evening. We ordered two of the appetizer plates, with six of us, and it was so well presented, and delicious. All,of,our main courses were very nicely done, proportions were just perfect, and the meals were delicious. Dad saidhe had never had such tasty pork. We shared two desserts, and they were both wonderful, and rounded off the evening well. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something Missing
    Michael
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have been in for brunch a few times and it is outstanding, dinner however seemed to be lacking. I had the duck on the servers recommendation and while it had many ingredients not a single one stood out as being memorable. My dates salmon was perfectly seared and cooked but the accompanying veggies where lacking in flavour. Service and cocktails where great. Worth it for brunch, skip dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Some friends and I went for brunch and it was delicious! There aren't a lot of items on their brunch menu but each dish is unique, creative and most importantly, tasty!! I had their sweet potato has, which was very flavourful. I also had a bite of their porridge, chicken and waffle specidal as well as their poached egg....all were fantastic! I would recommend making reservations as it is a popular restaurant. Looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Dale
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant. This was my third time there and the waitress, Chelsea, remembered myself and my girlfriend from previous visits. It is really great service when a server can remember you. The service is top notch and so is the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place
    chefjeff
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went there for the first time and enjoyed it. Similar to 3 boars or the glass monkey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My husband and I came here for dinner and were truly treated to a wonderful night out. Service was quick and friendly. Food was outstanding. The scallops were seared to perfection and my husband's hanger streak was grilled to a perfect medium rare. If you are ever just in the mood for a late night latte and dessert, definitely come in and try the chocolate ganach. Lots of thought and care goes into the preparation of the food at Canteen and is evident in the finished product that comes out of the kitchen. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a Date
    shelb1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    A small, nicely decorated restaurant that serves up a fine selection of uniquely blended flavors. Can be a bit tight if full which is fine unless you are out on a romantic dinner eve. Looking forward to trying the brunch. For fine dining at a reasonable price, this is a score.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smallest scallops ever!
    Dinealot
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Went on a Friday night and ordered their seared scallops. Those got to be the smallest scallops i have ever had, maybe the size of a Twoonie and thin. I wondered if they split it half lengthwise. I ordered frequently in restaurants and the ones I had were much thicker that this. On the plate there were maybe 20 Orrechiete pasta, some potatoes and greens. The temperature can be hotter. For a $29 plate I expected my 5 scallops to be full size and a little more pasta. I am not a big eater but i find myself hungry after a very expensive dinner. I will not be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delicious relaxed night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My husband and I decided we would at least once per year choose a restaurant we had never been to before and truly try and experience all it has to offer. This year we picked Canteen and what a treat. Our food was delicious, the service was prompt, friendly and so informative. The atmosphere was very relaxed and unique. We will for sure be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem...
    Dolly10
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wow.. it is so nice to walk into a restaurant after booking it on Open Table as a special event, and have someone greet you and ask you what you are celebrating? The staff was amazing. Prompt and plugged in, the menu options were interesting, somewhat unpredictable and delicious. I loved the entire experience and will return as soon as I am able to. Thanks Canteen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Casual Night Out
    rjp2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place to go when you are going out with friends but not for more formal events since crowd can be loud at times and conversations can be difficult. Menu has some gems but salad choices are so so. Service was excellent, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary this past Friday and it was very pleasurable. When booking online I requested a quiet table, and we were seated at a table in the corner by a window, which was very nice. We will definitely return to The Canteen. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    Midknight
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We didn't have to think twice on where we wanted to go for our end of the week date night. Everything was excellent and the service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Table for a larger group (6) was in a nice, semi-private setting. The service was punctual and accommodating. The service staff appeared to be knowledgeable of the product, however, seemed a tad nervous in her explanations. While her facts were correct, charisma was lacking. Food was excellent as always. The corn fritters are a favorite of mine, they did not disappoint this time! I really enjoyed their take on beef tartar. Halibut lacked some seasoning and probably could have used a touch less heat. The beans were a tad beyond aldente, but the dish as a whole was quite delicious. The hanger steak was amazing. One slight flaw seemed to be an accidental garnish of cilantro.....it was strange.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Canteen is one of our favourites! The food is always fantastic with great flavour and the service is always well timed and extremely welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy spot
    TastebudsMatter2much
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I loved the atmosphere. Quiet and romantic. And while the service was really good, I was not keen on the menu items. Might consider going back for drinks and dessert but probably not dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Canteen
    FoodieInTraining
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The menu online looked fabulous! I went with some friends for was was supposed to be a late lunch before an event and was a little dissappointed that the lunch menu wasn't available. We ended up picking items from the Afternoon list which is a few 'appetizer' like items. They were good, but kind of wish I could of chosen from a bit more. I'd go back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exppected a wider lunch menu
    anon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    we went on a Sarurday at noon and appeared to be a bruch menu not a lunch menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unimpressive
    venee
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I recieved a gift certificate for Canteen from a friend. We went there with no expectations and I wasn't really impressed. The atmosphere was dark and cold. Ambience is ok for dinner but I don't know if I would go there for lunch. The service was very basic, and the food was unimpressive. I'm glad we had the gift certificate and didn't pay full price. Especially in comparison to other places in the city, this isn't great, and I probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip49
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food and service good but noise level too high to carry on proper visit with companion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joelmc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My friends & I had three of the small plates: chick pea fries, corn fritters with smoky maple syrup & fennel sausage stuffed dates wrapped with bacon. All were scrumptious. Ordered hanger steak for the main; had it a few times (most recently in London) and always enjoyed it. Canteen's version is spice rubbed, and the steak and vegetables are presented on a bed of tomato jam. Sounds yummy, but to us it had the effect of making everything taste the same. We thought we could have been eating any type of protein because the spices masked the marvelous beef flavor. Similarly, vegetables were practically unidentifiable because they are tasted like the tomato jam. Wait staff was wonderful and we'd return, maybe just for apps.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Canteen was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We would highly recommend Canteen. The food was fabulous and we were impressed by the service. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot
    Lulu123VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Canteen is my husband and my favorite brunch spot in the city. I finally convinced my husband to try the pastrami hash dish and he agreed that it was delicious. The service is always impeccable and the brunch choices unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great again!
    CathymacVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good addition of the ceiling baffles made it less noisy.....we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I had wanted to try out this restaurant ever since dining at the Red Ox Inn (which I love). I was not disappointed! I love the food! I will certainly be back. We were there for lunch. It got busy very quickly however our server was still very attentive and helpful with the food selections. My friend had the Halibut and I had the buttermilk chicken. Both were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat brunch!
    Bellammmm
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Brunch items were unique and very delicious! Waiter and service however could have been better and it wasn't even busy! Can't wait to try the fritters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    FoodFiend
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A smaller dining establishment so the tables were rather close together, making it less intimate and noisier but the outstanding food made up for it. My husband's appetizer of Fennel Sausage Stuffed Dates was excellent; I had the Crispy Pork Belly which was very good but the dates were definitely the better of the two. My main of Seared Duck Breast was crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside and the Beluga lentils were delicious! My husband enjoyed his perfectly prepared scallops as well. We both found the Rhubarb, Strawberries, Crispy Meringue, Hibiscus Syrup, Poppyseed Cake a nice, light, interesting dessert. Service was friendly and for the most part, attentive. A good selection of reasonably priced wines as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Privatediner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The lamb and halibut were delicious and had twists that I haven't tried before so score one for Canteen for originality. Chocolate ganache was the best dessert we have had in a long time out. Everything was great but slightly slow... But good wine so we didn't mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place
    jcg1959
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent service. Food is great. Only minor criticism: its still a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and Tasty
    happydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service. Excellent recommendations. Food was well prepared and presented in an appealing manner. Loved the Halibut and the chicken is always good! Informal setting with top quality food. Look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EdmontonDiner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I had been here for a group supper before and the food was good, which made me want to try their brunch. We weren't disappointed. The menu options were very unique (not your typical omlettes and pancakes) but the two dishes we ordered were very good (poached eggs and biscuits in gravy and the breakfast sandwhich that was on special). The service was also good and the restaurant is clean and nicely set up. The only down side was the cappuccino wasn't very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remains an outstanding restaurant
    skeeter23VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Once again a very nice meal with attentive staff. Only concern is the noise level can be high so a large group may have problems talking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Worth a re-visit. Was there at Xmas and loved it, and am glad they are open for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canteen is a gem
    foxylj
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The menu has some fabulous items- I wanted to try everything! The staff were attentive and professional and the food was scrumptious. Great lunch break!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good
    ReviewManVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I started with the Cod and then I had the beef which was as tender as could be and spicy. I finished it off with the poppy seed dessert with rhubarb and strawberries. There seems to be more Belgian beer available which is welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Picky
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Limited menu Too noisy Very large and uncomfortable table for 6. ( unable to talk). Had made a reservation, but the size and configuration of table would be for group 13
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall