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Hardware Grill
Hardware Grill

Hardware Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hardwaregrill.com
  • Phone: (780) 423-0969
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Larry Stewart
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Red Wine Cellar can accommodate groups up to 16 people. It comes with an exclusive server, and a wall-mounted HDTV for presentation and entertainment purposes.

    There are three available menus.

    Room charge is waived for groups of eight or more.

    The Red Wine Cellar cannot be booked online--please call to reserve.
  • Private Party Contact: Margo (780) 423-0969
  • Special Events & Promotions: "Edmonton has the best restaurant in Canada, the Hardware Grill.
    The room is Frasier-and-Niles chic, but the lack of pretension is pure Martin Crane."

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 97th Street & Jasper Ave
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available on 97th Street and both sides of Jasper Avenue. There is also underground parking at Canada Place across the street as well as several surface parking lots within 2 blocks.
A word from Hardware Grill
Established in 1996, hardware grill is an A-list dining spot in Canada. It is a glorious setting for Chef / Owner Larry Stewart's progressive Canadian Cuisine, bold flavors, dramatic presentation, creative and whimsical prairie regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design and impeccable standards of service form the entire experience hardware grill.

Local owners Melinda and Chef Larry Stewart have a hand picked brigade to offer culinary grace in an elegant casual setting with professional, convivial service.

Located in the heart of the Arts District, the Historic Goodridge Block is the perfect home for this restaurant that has come to epitomize contemporary regional cuisine at its best.

For groups of 9 and over, or the Chef's Table, please contact the restaurant for availability.Continued

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been looking forward to going to the hardware grill for a long time. I have tried to get reservations there in the past up to 6 weeks in advance to no avail. This year for our anniversary I booked a reservation rather early in my eyes and looked forward to the occasion after hearing from family and friends that we should not be disappointed. We entered with open arms and a positive attitude and left feeling insulted and bitter. The staff seemed overly pompous about us being there even though we both make good money and dressed according To their dress code. The bowl of bread for our charcuterie plate had a dead fly in it. And the entree I ordered (sea bass) contained bones. To me this was a big surprise. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best charcuterie in Edmonton! Delicious combination of house-cured and sourced tidbits. Generously portioned and the house-made pickles were a delectable accompaniment!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Celebrated an anniversary and were very happy about the entire experience! Definitely high end restaurnat with the high level of service. It was worth every $ we spent there."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have been going to the Hardware Grill for decades - have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A most enjoyable experience- good food, great service, nice pacing. For us a solid "once or twice a year expensive/worth it dining out experience. The Sea Bass was excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We wanted a nice place to go for our anniversary, without other children around, since we weren't taking ours with us. This restaurant fit the bill. Our waiter was fantastic and we were never left wanting for anything. He was very helpful with the extensive wine menu as well as the dinner menu. The ambiance was great and we were seated near enough to the window with somewhat of a view of the river valley. It will be a better view once the scaffolding in the front is no longer there."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This restaurant performs consistently well. High quality."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have visited Hardware Grill numerous times and always enjoy my meals there. I usually order dessert, as the dessert menu is so tempting. I was very disappointed when they took the Molten Lava Cake off the menu. BRING IT BACK!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is fabulous. The waiters are very knowledgeable about the wine and will recommend the perfect pairing. The food is fabulous. This year my favorite appetizer had been taken off the menu, I mentioned it to the waiter and because it was such a favorite he was able to arrange with the kitchen to have it made for me. What fantastic service. Staff are friendly and easy to chat with but also give you privacy. My husband and I have been going there on and off for over five years, we love it. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Best Restaurant in Edmonton. Always our choice for "special" dinners (Birthday, Anniversary, etc) Our favorites the Salmon, the Sea Bass, the Elk - for salad we always split a BLT/Romanian Wedge. For desert we like a cheese plate and a double port"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was great, not for the thrifty minded but worth it, Had a great meal with my Daughter, 2nd time here Server was wonderful"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening.Menu was a little different in a good way.Food was very rich."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went there for the first time and thought the service was outstanding and the food was to die for. We're going again a month later!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant, our 5th visit, great place to dine out before functions at the Winspear. The early dinning special from 5 - 7pm fits in perfect as a pre-show dinner. Food and presentation is excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was average however the steak was terrible. I expect a 50$ steak to be something good! The sea bass was excellent. The service was poor they seemed to be busy with other things rather than their guests. I won't be back"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were both blown away by the quality of the food and the service. Everything was perfect. The tenderloin and the sea bass were absolutely incredible. It melted in your mouth. Our server was Dean and we found him to be knowledgable and pleasant. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "If you want it all- ambiance, experianced and knowledgeable wait staff, entree's that demonstrate the chef's command of food and pairings and all of this in an atmosphere that provides sophisticated relaxed dining then the Hardware is it. Truly as five star as they come not only in Edmonton but anywhere else."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Love this place, excellent food, service atmosphere ,wine....parm fries are back! Our favorite restaurant. No need to waste your time or money anywhere else...looking forward to our next visit ."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with friends that had never been to Hardware...and I'm sure they will be back! the food and service were superb."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Jack's Grill is gone, but we still have the Hardware Grill for fine dining in a non-pub-like atmosphere. Great food, great service, great room."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Hardware Grill is never a disappointment. The staff is very professional and the food is outstanding. At this latest visit we had an eater who is not very adventurous but even he was able to easily find something on the menu that suited his tastes. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "From the low lighting to gentle ambient music to the courteous greeting at the door, Hardware Grill was a fantastic find. The food was proportionally appropriate and tasted spectacular. It was an overall great experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our server was wonderful, our food was yummy! What more can you ask for! It is one of the great places to go"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The servers were great...everything else was average. The 'ambiance' was my wife and I having to shout over a group of 4 people that were so loud we couldn't hear ourselves talking. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "All in all we liked our experience here and will be returning as even with the small menu, it's hard to make up your mind since it all sounds so good. There is definitely nothing bland here and the flavors are all very defined to each part of the dish. The only down fall... You can see the whole kitchen... Even the area where they microwaved my dessert..."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "four of us had a wonderful time .the entire experience was well worth every penny. With opportunity would go back without hesitation and eat our way through the menu. Try for the chef,s table...a real blast eating in the kitchen and interacting with the chefs. and it was spotless....can't say that about all restaurant kitchens. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the Hardware Grill. I was very impressed withe service, ambience and the presentation of the food. Our courses were brought to us in a very timely fashion. We enjoyed our special evening."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Took clients here for dinner for an appreciation night! Really impressed, and so was my wife, that the seafood was brought in fresh daily! The elk and salmon were excellent - Priced appropriately in my opinion based on quality and portion size. I also really liked how the liquor wasn't too expensive unlike other high end establishments. Great experience and will be back"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This is one of the best places to take clients and their spouses. At first the menu blows people away, the ambiance is very professional and upscale. The flavors of the foods really come together for a taste experience. Great wine selection and to end the evening with a coffee and special dessert can just cap off the evening. Everyone in our party was very happy with everything - I myself felt a bit hurried from the waiter even though no one else had our table reserved. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Overall a good experience - the waiter was good and knowledgable, the food was mostly good. Felt for the price it was not worth it though. For a $40 (ish) dollar entree I expect to be blown away by the food and was not. It was definitely unique food, but almost like they tried to hard to be unique and pushed for that rather then great tasting. Wine was the best part of the meal. Good for an experience, likely wouldn't come back due to the high price for what you get."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The rack of lamb was melt in your mouth delicious! Never has such tender lamb! The portions were huge. The sea bass was also exceptional. We just missed the early dinner menu which was what originally attracted us: 3 course meal for $50. Parking was the only issue as the Neighborhood east of the building was rough."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We came for our 25th anniversary. I have been reading reviews and following the Golden Fork Awards since I came to Edmonton for work. My wife did not know about the restaurant until we left for our reservation. Well we were not disappointed, the food was fabulous and we went outside "the box" for a couple of things (Kobe Beef Carpaccio and Duck Leg Confit). The wine was wonderful as was the service. The only thing that was only so so was the noise level. A Tuesday at 7:30 still has the business dinner crowd, so it was noisy but not objectionally so. We will book later next time. Our server even surprised us with a dessert for our anniversary. We will be back. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I'm a food lover so my sister-in-law suggested Hardware Grill. I took my partner for his birthday. I loved the ambiance, food was amazing and server was extremely knowledgeable about the Manu. He was also very friendly. Overall, this is such a lovely spot."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "A beautiful restaurant with a very friendly staff. It was busy but not noisy at all. The food came out timely and great presentation. The cream of mushroom soup was amazing, however I found the Buratta from the early dining menu quite bland. We both enjoyed our entrees of bacon wrapped elk & the truffle Mac n cheese, which I couldn't get enough of the smell alone! The portions were more than enough & prices were on the higher side, especially wine, but comparable to other fine dining establishments. The early Dining 3 course meal was a great option to experience every course for only $50! Overall great date night out & would highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My SO and I came here for dinner on Friday, May 16th. Our server's name eludes me but he was fantastic and deserves a raise. First impression of the foyer was great; open and inviting. The booths looked promising and intimate. I looked forward to the same, however, we were sat in what looked to be more of a lounge area with wide open tables rather than intimate booths. This was disappointing. Our server was attentive without being overbearing and recommended his favorite wines out of the extensive and impressive list. Our food was delicious. My only complaint would be the noise level of the employees whilst sitting at the bar. It made it difficult to hear my partner, but our server graciously moved us to quieter table. Overall splendid. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Had our anniversary supper there and the food was amazing. The service was nothing less than excellent with a wonderful little treat for the two of us at the end of supper!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The meal was outstanding. Worth coming back again and again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The main courses were well portioned and the price fit the order. The appetizers were grossly overpriced for what you got. They were delicious- just simply overpriced."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The wine and food are amazing but the cocktails are not very good. I would same the same for the Hardware's sister, Tavern 1903. So skip the drinks and go straight for the wine. The staff pair everything perfectly! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I loved this restaurant. The food was amazing. Cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014