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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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Diner Reviews
  • "First visit to the Hardware Grill for my girlfriend and I. The wine list had a good selection. We both has appetizers which came out really fast and hot. My pork cheek risotto was very good and the portion size was quite generous. For our main course we both commented on the quantity of food which was more than we were used to from a fine dining restaurant. Both our meals were very good. Our waiter was prompt and helpful the whole night. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food is always good, waiters are always patient, courteous, prompt and very helpful with menu items or suggestions."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Edmonton has a number of fine dining establishments but there is no doubt in our minds that the Hardware Grill is the finest restaurant in the city. Our favorite dish is the crab crusted salmon. The best dessert in the city is the warm Prairie gingerbread cake"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and ambience! Our family was celebrating a couple of events and we had a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We visit Hardware Grill about 4 times a year! We had the Salmon and the Angus Beef, cooked to perfection! The Gingerbread dessert was to die for, it can't get any better! Lots of food, come with a big appetite. Michele St. Albert"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "don't waste your time and have supper somewhere else. the worst service ever and the worst food. this place is overrated. we both return our main courses. the veal liver and pork belly was burnt close to incineration. the server was extremely rude. the only positive comment is about the host. this restaurant should be rated minus 10."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Atmosphere is tranquil, classic, and relaxing and refreshingly quiet!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our family went to the Hardware Grill to celebrate my wife's birthday. Had requested a table close to the kitchen so our daughter could what the food preparation. Absolutely wonder night"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Normally we stick to regular restaurants for dinners and special occasions. This year for my brothers birthday I wanted to switch it up. I wanted to enjoy a new experience. And that we did and we left smiling and talking about it. We would also recommend it to our friends and family. The only thing I would recommend is more prompt service. We waited a while for our initial beverages and appetizer order to be taken but overall the food was phenomenal"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Hardware grill has a unique menu. We tried the veal chop, crusted chèvre and the sea bass, all tasted delicious !"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "great place for a date or special occassion, a little more pricy though well worth it, food was fantstic and well portioned,"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Was outstanding , better than expected ! First visit and will be going back ."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I hadn't been to this restaurant in 15 years. Cool venue in an old hardware store. Outstanding service and food. We all had the crab-encrusted salmon. Salads are large enough to share, which is what our waiter recommended. We all shared the hot gingerbread cake with saskatoon berry/rhubarb compote and vanilla ice cream. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was really great but the ambiance is a little sad and service "cold"."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We brought friends from Nova Scotia for a special dinner. I could not have been more pleased with the service and the food. Our friends loved the feeling of having a "special evening" of fine dining with a friendly atmosphere. My friend raved about her lamb dinner and my salmon dish was wonderful. Everything was perfectly served. Our waiter was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We had a marvelous dining experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a hidden gem. With the construction on the street, you would be hard pressed to notice a restaurant behind the scaffolding. I have wanted to try the Hardware Grill for some time now and I am so happy I did. Warm greeting by the host and we were promptly taken to our table. Offered a cocktail while we waited for the rest of our party. Nice choice of cocktails. When the rest of our group arrived, the service really kicked in. After we ordered, bread arrived and our appetizers soon after. All our food (appys and dinner) arrived perfectly and together. We had a real nice Malbec with dinner. Nice wine list and the waiter seemed knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. Desert was great too. Excellent food, ambiance and service."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I have never left Hardware Grill anything but extremely satisfied. The atmosphere is inviting, the seating is spacious, the food is delicious. Might be time to change up some menu items.. Fois Gras is on the menu :("
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I've been waiting to go back, its been several yr., and months. Wow, i know why this is the best food in town. The staff are always on top of the show."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dining at the hardware grill is like a trip back in time to attentive, knowledgable service you could find in New York where the customer was made to feel special. It also had a menu that had surprises and food that lived up yo the expectations created by the menu descriptions."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The restaurant was nicely appointed and comfortable. The service was good to average but we felt a little ignored after a large group was placed in the same area. Value was average for a $200.00 meal for two people. Overall it was a nice dinner but I left wanting more for what I had paid."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Each time my wife and I have a meal at HWG it's a truly great experience. The moment you walk in you feel welcome and very appreciated as a customer. The service is human, your greeted and treated as welcomed friend. The food is very well made and it shows in every dish that every hand which touches your plate does so with the sole purpose to make that meal fantastic. My only wish to ask of the chef is to bring back the lobster risotto. My wife always has the sea bass and I always have the bacon wrapped elk and beef short rib. Treat your self to a special night and go here. You will not regret it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a couple that we with us at our wedding and had a fantastic meal, service and overall experience. The food was very tasty, right size portions and the meal was not rushed."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a favorite for years and I love its historic charm. My husband and I celebrated our 23rd Wedding Anniversary by dining here. We were seated promptly, and service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and informative - had a great personality and was knowledgable about the dishes. We both enjoyed the appetizers and the wine selection was excellent. Our main courses were cooked to perfection and very tasty and the dessert was a great finish to a satisfying meal. Would definitely come again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great Value and dining experience. The quality and consistency of the Harware Grill is always at such a high level. In my opinion they continue to be ranked in the top 5 fine dining establishments in Edmonton"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Always good food always good service I dislike the classic move where they cram everyone in to one section even tho the restaurant isnt busy but thats ok food is great!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food and service is always consistently excellent at the Hardware Grill and definitely worth the splurge."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We had our wedding anniversary at the Hardware and both our 3 course meals were amazing. Luis our server was very helpful and provided us great service. I recommend the Hardware Grill for a great evening in Edmonton."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our first time to the Hardware Grill, celebrating our anniversary. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was great and good value looking out over Jasper Avenue also added to the ambience"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "We spent a wonderful evening at Hardware Grill for the 4th year in a row for our anniversary. I cannot say enough about the fabulous and attentive service! We are always well taken care of. Dinner was perfect. Meat was cooked exactly as ordered. Good was flavourful and came out hot. I would say that the chefs have passion for their job and it shows in the execution of their dishes. As always we were satisfied and have nothing but the best comments for Hardware Grill"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This restaurant performs consistently well. High quality."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "Have been going to the Hardware Grill for decades - have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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