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Culina Millcreek
Culina Millcreek

Culina Millcreek Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.culinafamily.ca
  • Phone: (780) 437-5588
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Brad Lazarenko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Culina specializes in small to mid-size catering functions specializing in creative hors d'oeuvres menus and family style weddings. Culina also offers their signature 'TV Dinners', a take on the classic TV dinner but made with local naturally raised meats and ethnic flavours.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer our entire restaurant which seats 42 people as well as our smaller intimate wine bar for private functions up to 20 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Ed Donszelmann (780) 231-0373

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Edmonton Transit stop 20m away on 99st just east of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Culina offers private parking just to the west of the restaurant. As well there is ample street parking available on the front street
A word from Culina Millcreek
A friendly neighbourhood bistro serving contemporary ethnic comfort food.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We were a group of 6 ladies out for a stagette. The meal was incredible - portion sizes were amazing. Price was great. The only downside was that there weren't enough staff. Only two servers for the entire restaurant and no bartender. We were only able to order two drinks each in the three hours we were there because they were just too busy. It was nearly a half hour before our first drink order was taken and close to an hour before we received the first drinks. That part was quite disappointing, and would make me hesitate to recommend or return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First time dining here and we would definitely go back . The waiter was real friendly and attentive. The food was great."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went for a nice dinner for a three month anniversary. Servers were outstanding. Friendly, helpful and accommodating. My girlfriend had the house white wine and really enjoyed it. I partook in one of their many non-alcoholic cocktails and also enjoyed it, as well as the fact that they offer options for those of us that do not drink. We had an appetizer, dinner and desert, and everything was fantastic. I'd highly recommend this resteraunt to anyone looking for a nice romantic spot. The location is also nice, as we went for a walk along the river valley following dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Right from being seated to being served the food, it was disappointing. It took over 20 minutes to get our first cocktail. We were celebrating a birthday and our last visit to the restaurant was two years ago, at time it was excellent all round. This visit service was extremely slow, staff was very friendly but my steak came rare when I ordered medium."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We chose Culina for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner upon recommendation of our son. Upon online review of the website and Urban Spoon, we made our reservation. We were not disappointed at all; everything met our best expectations. We had a very memorable evening. We are highly recommending Culina as a special dining experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food presentation was top-notch. Waiter was extremely friendly and attentive yet not overbearing or intrusive. Ambiance was quaint and cozy. Wonderful experience overall! Still perfect after my first visit nearly 8 yrs ago!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've been going to Culina's for a view years now; special occasions, date night, or even just wanting to eat something that blows your mind. The food is never less then amazing, the wine list is great and the staff knowledgeable enough to make suggestions. Well worth bang for buck, and trust me you'll go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food, we were well guided in our choices. Bit salty..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Managed to get a last minute reservation - very pleased with the service. Our server was attentive and the food was delish. Can't really think of many places in Edmonton that I can have a great mimosa and a fancified huevos rancheros for brunch. Definitely will be back! :)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my Dad out for an early Father's Day breakfast on Saturday. They were very accommodating to his lack of mobility seating us right near the door. The server was exceptional. Very pleasant. The food was delicious! My Ukrainian Dad loved having perogies and kubassa with his scrambled eggs. My eggs benny with sausage and fried potatoes was scrumptious. Definitely will go back and try dinner and lunch. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Overall good experience - amazing appetizer (pate) and good service. The entrees were decent but not amazing, probably not worth the price point though."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food, as always, was exquisite and served by a charming and knowledgeable waiter."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We went out to celebrate a special occasion and Culina was a perfect choice. The wine list was amazing, though beware, wines start at ~$40 and are only available by the bottle. We ordered a bottle of Familia Pacheco and it was delicious. We ordered Pao de Queijo to start, which came with this amazing tomato chutney. Both my girlfriends chicken and my pork shoulder were nothing short of amazing. But best of all: both our meals and our appetizer were gluten free, which was perfect for her as she is celiac."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My husband found that there was little meat and too many potatoes in the entrée for the price. polar He would have also had liked to see some domestic beer on the menu."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Culina is one of the high-end best restaurants in the city. It is expensive, but the food is delicious and service is always top notch. Highly recommend trying the phyllo main course, which is different each day!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Such a cute spot with great food! The portions were very generous and we left very satisfied. Parking was a challenge to find, especially in pouring rain, but once we got inside it was amazing."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our first time to Culina Millcreek. Service was on the slower side. This was not the fault of the server, she was quite attentive. We are not sure what the problem was. Could have been one of those nights. My wife and I would definitely add this restaurant to our "try again" list. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "cant remember the names but i do remember the taste. the goat cheese with mushroom flakey pastry thing was amazing as was the brazilian friend cheese balls with tomato chutney and tasted like curry. seems more indian than brazilian with the curri but whatever you call it doenst matter. i heard you change the menu every 6 months or so. dont take away the cheese balls! The word cheese balls dont do them justice but i want tio make sure you know what I'm talking about!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Dinner out before the symphony. Food was great, service friendly and helpful, wine by the glass choices were excellent. A great start to a great evening."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food in good portions (not too much, not too little), great wine list, an attentive but not irritating server - we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. The restaurant is small and books up quickly so be prepared to book in advance. It was well worth going. We had a great time, the food was excellent, great portion sizes and the flavor was outstanding. The bill was right in line for the meal and the amount of time we spent there. I would definitely go again and would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Brunch was very nice .Tofu scramble a little greasy.Pulled pork a little dry bur over all good."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My friends and Me have already declared our meeting spot. Amazing food. ..wine and service. We just love it. Congrats. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Been coming here since it opened, great as always "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had the brunch special while I was here (Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict). I wasn't blown away, both by the size of the dish (in relativity to price) and taste. Since it was my first time at Culina, it might have just been my dish in particular. The cubed potatoes were quite tasty but the rest of the dish tasted quite bland, leaving me somewhat disappointed. Overall, for close to $50 for two very small dishes and two teas, I don't think I will be coming back. I had high hopes and had read excellent reviews too. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There were 7 mains for brunch. I would be excited to eat any of them. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times and enjoy the fresh food. I will be back."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Have not been for years everthing was great food delicious, service prompt."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great spot for great food, took my father and uncle there for their 70&65th birthdays and they were very impressed!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great food, great flavours, local produce, and more than enough to fill you up! Love the Brazilian cheese balls for an appetizer. Love this place. A bit expensive though."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were there for a 5 pm dinner and it happened to be cloudy and snow so it wasn't bright outside and so with the dark curtain entry way, it seemed to make a bit more darker in the restaurant. I am thinking a little more lighting might be useful, otherwise the food and service were wonderful. The staff were very attentive. I would go back again."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We brunch regularly at Culina Millcreek because they cater to a wide variety of tastes from bacon and eggers to vegans and gluten freers. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I love the creativity of the chefs at Culina. That with their dedication to local farmers is brilliant. Well done. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have been a huge promoter of this restaurant for years. I love it and take new people all the time. I love the guy waiter and one of the girls. However the pregnant girl with glasses is not friendly in person or when answering the phone. I was there on a first date and she left us sitting with no drinks for a really long time."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We both enjoyed the atmosphere and service very much. I find the chairs uncomfortable and we were disappointed to learn that the calamari and white bean hummus have been removed from the menu as this was the only place to find gluten free calamari in the entire city, that I am aware of. The steak and chicken were cooked perfectly. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "For our annual girls night out, we decided to try Culina for dinner. It was fantastic! We shared applies, mussels and some Brazilian inspired balls (?), both were great. I had the lamb ravioli (delicious!!), one of my friends had the steak with chocolate blue cheese sauce (also delicious but it came with fries and that was the only downfall) and our other friend had the chicken dish (I don't recall the name but it was great, as well). We shared a fantastic bottle of wine and three different desserts. It was great experience and I would highly recommend that people dine there and enjoy the ambience and delectable cuisine!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Small menu but that's not a bad thing at all! Delicious brunch items. Service was excellent - not too rushed but there when you need them. The homemade perogies were tender and delicious and the scrambled eggs done perfectly - not too dry but not runny. It is a small restaurant and one drawback is the door entering directly into the restaurant area so on a cool, windy day you want to sit away from the curtained off door. I've been here a few times and never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The taster plate was great. Very interesting selection of cheeses, meats and accompaniments! Portions were good."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This was my husband and i's first visit to Culina's and our Anniversary. I choose so I was very happy that the service, the atmosphere and the meal were all so spot on! I had the butternut squash salad, and the flavours going on in my mouth with each bit, I was so HAPPY, I couldn't finish it, as it was a nice sized salad, so I shared, my husband said he wished he'd had one also. He had BBQ Pork with bacon and roasted potatoes, what's not to love with comfort food like that? Back to the salad for one quick rave, the was bacon praline in it, and so much more, can't say enough good about the freshness of the salad. Hello spring!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My second visit, and the food was just as great. We loved the Taster Platter, literally a small taste of several different items, just enough to take the edge off the appetite but not suppress it. The pear mutardo{?} was an especially tasty combo of sweet and sour condiment. Our mains were both excellent, and I really enjoyed the very flavorful and differently spiced sauce in which the stewed potatoes came with the chicken. We appreciated the generous but not overwhelming size of the portions. We were too full for dessert. Most wines are not sold by the glass unless there is an open bottle, but we both liked what we were able to be served. Service was friendly and readily available."
    Dined on 4/12/2014