Hardware Grill
Hardware Grill

Hardware Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hardwaregrill.com/
  • Phone: 7804230969x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • 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 7804230969x
  • Special Events: "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.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Hardware Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (144)fit for foodies (102)romantic (98)notable wine list (90)good for groups (50)neighborhood gem (32)hot spot (16)late-night find (10)great for lunch (8)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Always good for special occasions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great service and pleasant surroundings. Reasonably private table arrangements. Great desserts which are suitable for sharing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hardware grill
    Again
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, great service. Nice ambience. A little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Romanticatheart
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Good was delicious. Service was impeccable. It was out anniversary and thy wrote "happy anniversary!" On a piece of chocolate and put a candle on it. Very nice touch!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful!
    BeantheBaker
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have never been disappointed at Hardware Grill. The food has always been fabulous. Great place to celebrate a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Quashiemom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent as always. Shane was attentive but not obnoxious. Sea bass lived up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfectly pleasant
    LJSyumm
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My experience at the hard ware grill has never been anything but wonderful. The staff are kind and knowledgeable. I recommend it to anyone looking to try a higher class establishment than what they may be use to.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be the best!
    Duke4Sask
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have been going to the Hardware Grill for many years now at least twice a year. The food is so awesome, fantastic service and huge, huge wine list. So much flavour. The Chilean. Sea Bass dish is to die for. This is how a quality restaurant should be. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Ambiance
    Wrob
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great service, an extensive wine list and a varied menu to meet various tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robin
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    What a wonderful way to celebrate my friend's 50th birthday. The meal and service was 5 star! The serving portions were actually on the large side. As a vegetarian, I often don't get a gourmet meal - what a wonderful surprise. I had difficulty deciding what to drink and asked the waiter to surprise me - he made an excellent martini choice! The whole meal was a taste bud extravaganza! I will definitely be returning for an excellent evening of fine dining. I have already been recommending it to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Talking About It The Day...!
    GrandePrairieFoody
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    During appetizers all my boyfriend I exchanged in conversation was "Mmmmmm!!!" And "Oh my god try this..." I don't know if words can actually justify how good the Seabass was; or how amazing the elk and veal were, knives were not needed at the table, everything just melted when you touched it. The service was exceptional, Shane was very knowledgable about the menu and joked around with us; he was just as much a highlight to our evening. The next morning in the car we found ourselves talking about the tortellini and smoked salmon in the car so booked our next visit.. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    MahargsEatOut
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As always, the service at Hardware Grill is outstanding. The staff/diner ratio and their attentiveness ensures a great dining experience. We never felt as though we needed to rush - plenty of time to actually enjoy our time! Cedar planked salmon and the gingerbread cake with mango ice cream - mmmmmmmm!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good overall dining
    Markie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wasn't over the moon but decent. Our Cesar salad was only mediocre and it took a long time to get our main course. The main was very good and our waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    foodie47474
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Awesome atmosphere, great food, I had the sea bass which is delicious, my husband had the elk and short ribs. He had a steak there about a year ago that came with truffle fries which they took off menu... He said it's the best thing they had. He cannot find anything on the menu that is a suitable replacement but this meal was ok. We probably won't go back for a long time so he has the itch to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danielle
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Hardware Grill is consistently delicious. It is my favourite restaurant in Edmonton and has never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dining experience
    Scotty
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It never fails...I always get an excpetional meal with exceptional service from a professional server. I also like to see what goes on in the kitchen. Full transparency of my food being cooked is a great bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Restaurant was fairly quiet on a Tuesday evening. Food was vdelicious and with generous portions. I ordered the bacon wrapped scallops as appetizer, which just melt in my mouth. My main entree was duck and it was the best duck I've ever had. Pricing is a bit on the high end side, but it is a fine dining restaurant so it wasn't unexpected. I would definitely recommend Hardware Grill to friends and families.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Schulte11
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Upon arriving, they found out it was my wife's birthday. They changed our table so we would have a view of the kitchen and get to watch all the food being prepared. My wife loved it! Our server was super nice, and very knowledgeable. It was also cool to watch the Owner of the restaurant, who is also the head chef, in the kitchen, putting plates together and being hands on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude greeter out of sea bass
    Jacqueline
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The man who greeted us , was very rude....we were ready to order sea bass, they were out! My veal chop was over cooked and tough. Not sure we will be back...used to love it here...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have never been disappointed
    InFromLacLaBicheforATreat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Over the last few years I've been to the Hardware Grill 10+ times and have never been disappointed. My visits have been for business with colleagues, with my spouse for an anniversary and with my spouse and then 7 year-old for a treat dinner out. Each time we have been treated extremely well, the food has never disappointed us and the ambiance has always been pleasant. The chef was kind enough to modify a plate for our daughter who declared it was the "best meal she's ever had". I have no concerns recommending The Hardware Grill to anyone who wants to have a superb dinner in Edmonton.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amanda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great evening! Our server was fantastic, explained the menu and gave us some suggestions! We went to celebrate our 17th Wedding Anniversary it was the best meal hands down! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!
    nav1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Loved it!! Food was great and service was extraordinary. Really enjoyed the night out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hardware Grill
    Cindy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent food. Great service! Beautiful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience!
    ggillis15
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    An all around amazing dining experience. From the moment you walk in the door and greeted with a warm smile to the moment you have finished the last morsel of an unbelievable meal you feel utterly satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmet dinner in Edmonton
    nancar
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything about our dinner for our group of 9 was excellent. Food choices,polished service great wine list flexibility-I had to increase the number twice. Privacy We had an amazing evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Flash
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is always good, waiters are always patient, courteous, prompt and very helpful with menu items or suggestions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in the city!
    Eldod
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Enr13
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal, Great Service, A+ Score
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the worst meal ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Atmosphere is tranquil, classic, and relaxing and refreshingly quiet!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried Something New
    boop30
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    MEC31
    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 !
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for a date
    mahoney16
    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,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Was outstanding , better than expected ! First visit and will be going back .
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a wonderful restaurant!
    cajunpeggyVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was really great but the ambiance is a little sad and service "cold".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time, won't be the last time!
    bbradle3
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.