EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen
  • Address:
    5832 North Knoxville Avenue, Ste. K
    Peoria, IL 61614
    Neighborhood:
    Peoria/East Peoria
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.edgeinpeoria.com/
  • Phone: 3096923343x
  • Hours of Operation:




    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Allen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Entertainment: Edge by Chef Dustin Allen Features a open kitchen that is visible from all seats in the dining room and an interactive chefs counter that allows guest the opportunity to be close to the action while interacting with Edge's staff.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Prospect and North Knoxville
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen
Welcome to Edge by Chef Dustin Allen! Edge is a modern 55-seat chef-inspired restaurant where modern-rustic cuisine and a sophisticated atmosphere are served in the same spoonful.

Guests enjoy Chef Dustin’s signature, pure authentic cuisine created from the freshest ingredients available from area growers. When your individually created entrée arrives at your table, not only will your taste buds experience Chef Dustin’s exciting tastes and masterful blending of flavors, your eyes will also feast upon eye-catching plate presentations that are picture worthy!

As Edge guests savor memorable food and libations, they can relish dining in Edge’s comfortable contemporary surroundings featuring intimate table seating, a forty-one foot bar, and leather banquette seating, all purposefully designed to add to the trendy yet relaxed mood and feel of Edge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (17)notable wine list (14)good for groups (11)romantic (9)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the second time I have been here while visiting family. The staff is wonderful and friendly but the servers need more training. The server was not very attentive as she was pulled in many directions. We were not offered wine with our meal as she removed our wine glasses when serving our entrees and rushed away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coconut cream cheesecake
    MandD
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was very good, as well as the service. We ended with the coconut cream cheesecake which was absolutely fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time was better
    scooter99
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was the second time we had visited and the food was very good . The last time we had been there all dishes were under seasoned, this time all dishes were great even the dessert. We will be back again. Chef even came out and asked about his dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brek
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As always, Chef Dustin and his amazing crew did a fabulous job with dinner, drinks, and dessert. We even got a little picky this time with our specialty drinks and they didn't hesitate to accomodate us. Really can't say enough great things about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner in Peoria!
    VandyGalVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved dinner at Edge - I didn't know what to expect and the dishes were creative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The halibut was awesome! The chef knows what he is doing. Best restaurant in PIA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb evening!
    Satndined
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I wanted a new spot to take my fiancee and only just heard about Edge a day prior during a passing conversation. Funny how things works but before we knew it, excellent wine was being poured and a tremendous evening out together ensued. We were extremely happy with the food, level of service, the atmosphere, and the owner's selections for the menu. Our only comment would be the noise level in the room being a bit much as times which may be helped by some noise deafening decor possibly from the ceiling. I would sincerely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elegant and romantic evening out with your special someone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great for special occasions, but a little pricey for frequent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    bestfoodintown
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I had dinner with another couple. The food was excellent. One of the best meals we've had in Peoria and we've lived here for over 20 years. I had the roasted chicken with risotto and my husband had the New York strip. The yellow beans were even delicious. Wonderful atmosphere. Chef Dustin was so friendly as always, as was his staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh farm to table food
    nbw8
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed our food and wine at Edge. The food is so fresh and in season, and the wine list is great! It's our new favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple yet Intriguing Dishes
    eatwelldrinkbetter
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Peoria. The dishes are presented beautifully and taste wonderful. We have been eaten here at least 8 times already and there has always been something we have never had before such as the squash blossoms and grilled oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a WONDERFUL time.
    Carol3
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was just a fantastic experience for us. Three diners. Food was absolutely delicious, wonderfully prepared and presented. Did the 4-course, chef's choice dinner and we would stronglyl recommend that for REAL foodies and adventurous diners. Wait staff described each dish in detail, helped with wine selection (brought choices for tasting). The courses were served with adequate time between servings (they were busy and apologized for long waits, which was truly not necessary, as it provided wonderful conversation times, etc.) Go here with true food lovers. Don't waste time/money on fast food addicts!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm fresh and fine.
    pandp9033
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner for my wife and had a truly great evening. Ate outside since the weather was perfect. Chef Dustin came out to check on us. We have followed him from Magnolia's on Prospect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    onthetown
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went to Edge for husband's birthday. Table ready when we arrived, had great service and the food was wonderful. Asked for a special dessert when I made the reservation and it was great and RB theydon't charge for it . Lovely night. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, however
    Catguy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Small variable menu that made the evening interesting as decisions cannot be made in advance. Food quality was quite good, although the restaurant is too proud of its wine by the glass. Nice ambience and leisurely pace made for a fairly nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find for a girls' night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Recently dined here on a girls' night out. The cocktails were awesome - most notably the elderflower margarita and the cosmo. The food was also wonderful, we ordered one of each of the appetizers, shared them around the table and we loved each of them! I had the pork entrée, and it was amazing and very tender! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great food and service. It was nice to talk with Chef Dustin. Had a good time celebrating a special event
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jj
    dinnerjj
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was good but not a lot of choice. 4 fish items, pork chop, chicken or steak the night I went. Good presentation of food but very expensive. My friends fish was dry and the desert cake was dry. Other than that my pork was good and my other friends steak was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Returning again and again
    Kathy
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Edge is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu changes frequently and is farm-to-table fresh as well as innovative. Our meals have always been excellent. The waitstaff is friendly and professional, very attentive. I cannot speak to the wine, as we bringmour own, but I have seen names of wines I have in my cellar. We recently had ahi tuna, salmon, pork chop, and halibut. All were excellent and done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find
    jimf
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Tucked away in Junction City is the Edge. The food is amazing, great service, nice ambiance. I had the best salmon I've ever had, we will definitely be going back. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect place to celebrate!
    Byado18VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were at Edge to celebrate a special occasion. The meal was delicious!Homemade hummus, a salad with a lovely lemon vinaigrette and salmon cooked to perfection with a sorrel sauce! The staff outdid themselves with a surprise dessert and champagne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday date night
    Emdm316
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had been given a gift certificate to this place and decided to try it on a summer Friday evening. We made the reservation and got the confirmation right away. When we entered we were seated promptly. We enjoyed the decor and were promptly served by Heather. Our meals, scallops and grouper, were excellent. We were not rushed and enjoyed the experience. On our next visit we plan to sit at the bar that faces the chef's area and enjoy the experience of watching them prepare our food
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    imsixty
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We loved Chef Dustin's previous establishment and we were equally pleased with this one. The Edge had the best food ever. Truly a great addition to Peoria. A unique dining experience that reminded us of Napa Valley!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The EDGE
    AckEats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We celebrated a wedding anniversary here at the recommendation of my wife's chiropractor and The EDGE did not disappoint. While we didn't have the appetite to completely take advantage of the 4 course summer menu, we ordered a variety and really enjoyed our meal. I had the ribeye - best steak I have ever had in 14 years in the Peoria area! The balsamic vinegar served with the steak reminded me of our 10th anniversary trip to Italy - yum! Will definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    luvfinediningVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I have enjoyed Dustin's cooking for many years now. He is very innovative! He continues to surprise me with delicious food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wednesday dining
    Mary
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My friends and I were there to celebrate a birthday. Three of the diners had fish which they thoroughly enjoyed. I had the pork chop which was very dry as were the fingerling potatoes. Overall, we were pleased. I'm sure having the TV reporters there was a one time event, but they were noisy and intrusive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    WhiteOakDiner
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My husband and I opted for the four course meal, chefs choice. Best decision ever! It was all amazing and delicious! All fresh and local ingredients and definitely some of the best dishes I have ever had. It was all excellent, but I was especially delighted by the sweet pea soup with radish pickle and the pork main course. This was the best pork I have ever eaten, it was like a fine beef cut, expertly prepared. You must try this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edge
    jimf
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A great experience. Food was excellent, service was great, chef sent out a little something to try as we waited for our meal. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great in Peoria
    dhbudVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    One of the best meals I enjoyed in Peoria. A little pricey but more gourmet most restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen reviews archive.
  • Great find in Peoria
    SukiVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a table of 8 and all had the 4 course meal which was great. Chef Dustin Allen came to the table between each course to describe the food. Great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply amazing!
    Ksg130
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything was delightfully wonderful, from the drinks, to the entrees, and service! Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding evening
    xopher
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    With special guests visiting from out of town, we wanted to make Thursday night's dinner memorable. It couldn't have been any better. A warm welcome when we arrived, great service and a superb meal start to finish. One of the best dining opportunities in central Illinois.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, proportions were off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was outstanding but the portions were off. I ordered the shrimp and grits. The flavor was there but there were only 4 shrimp on the plate. 2 others ordered the grouper. The piece of fish was maybe 4 or 5 oz, plated with just a few tiny sprigs of asparagus. The 4th person in our group ordered the pork chop which was out of this world amazing! and the portion was right on! 3 of 4 of us left hungry :( I felt the atmosphere is off for the type of restaurant this is supposed to be. The prices and service indicate a fine dining restaurant, however it was loud and I didn't like the bar right next to the dining tables. It was like the people sitting on the bar stools were hovering over us.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok
    Chris
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The atmosphere was nice and the service was good. The food was good but overpriced for what we got. The flavor seemed like it was lacking something, borderline bland. Otherwise the bar was beautiful and the beer and wine list was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the 4 course dinner
    eatwelldrinkbetter
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Deceptively simple dishes with a great flavor. We have been here 3 times and have not ever been disappointed. The goat cheese panna cotta with pistachio ice cream and cherries was fantastic in both texture and flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • original and fresh
    calilou
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The menu had very good, diverse selection. Clam chowder to die for. Friends said the grouper was delicious. Looked great. Wonderful complimentary flat bread. Red and white wines both great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Great cocktail list. The food was excellent! We enjoyed the sugared shrimp as an appetizer (delish!). The flounder was very good as was the salmon dish. Great new restaurant in Peoria! Two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winning Edge
    JamesK
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Edge by Chef Dustin Allen is a great new addition to Peoria dining. Nice fun and original menu that will appeal to people that like good food. The service was outstanding and the wines offered by the glass gives you the chance to try some different wines and pair them with your meal. Cant wait to come back and try new items( I was told the menu changes a lot) well done chef by you and your staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey strip mall foodie fare
    Dinner4Two
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The venue is not much to look at, but the food was rather good. I had the duck and my wife had the Cajun shrimp which were both very good. We started with the mushroom baguette, which was also good. To accompany our meal we each had a drink, I chose beer and my wife a margarita. Normally in Peoria I would expect this meal to cost $60-$70, but this meal came with a $90 bill. This was boosted by a $7 bottle of Stone IPA, which can be purchased in the store for $1. A 700% markup is stiff, even by restaurant standards. The price was over the top, and the staff and ambiance were underwhelming. If the price were more in line I would consider returning, but at the current rate they have lost my future business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food I've Ever Eaten
    ang1
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    All I can say is, this evening out with friends included some of the best food I've ever had. I can't wait to go back and go on another food adventure.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.