Marriott at River Cree Resort - The Kitchen

Marriott at River Cree Resort - The Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rivercreeresort.com/kitchen-buffet-and-bistro.html
  • Phone: 7804842121x56178
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 6:30am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ashish Bhatnagar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We are delighted to offer complimentary self parking during your stay.
A word from Marriott at River Cree Resort - The Kitchen
Discover our live action cooking stations and a delectable array of exceptional dishes that will redefine your concept of buffet dining. Join us for breakfast or sleep in and enjoy our Marriott Brunch. Each of our dishes are carefully prepared by our world class chefs with top quality, fresh ingredients that will delight your palate with every bite. We offer daily themed buffets that offer something for everyone and a creative menu that blends both lunch and dinner into one exquisite experience. Whether you are eating light or indulging, you won’t be disappointed with The Kitchen Buffet Bistro. We require half of the party in order to be seated.
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Marriott at River Cree Resort - The Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (6)fit for foodies (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Not my favorite menu
    Corianne
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I love eating at the Kitchen Bistro at River Cree - they serve a different menu each day of the week so it doesn't get dull. Today was my first visit for "Steak Night", but I must say I wasn't overly impressed with it. There was no way to know how each piece of meat was cooked - better to put mini signs into them stating 'rare', 'medium-well', etc. So a few might go to waste if they weren't cooked right for a certain person. Also, some of the accompaniments were a little bland. But I still love this restaurant, and they have good service, and keep the food as fresh as possible. I give them 1-1/2 thumbs up for this particular visit. Thanks
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice food
    Multiplevisitors
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Glad to have been able to make a reservation to the Kitchen. Food was very nice but would have liked more green vegetable variety (cooked).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I booked my reservation online and that was a bit frustrating. We were coming with a mix of adults and children and couldn't book anything at the early dinner hour for a table of 8. I finally booked for just the adults and sent a message kids were attending. Upon arrival I wasn't sure if we would be accommodated or not. Once arriving the staff was amazing... we were seated to accommodate the 9 people. Pretty sure I will never book online again as the personal touch was amazing. we will book again with River Cree just not online as the personal service was what made the experience the best. .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends Night Out
    LERUMA
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We ate the Prime Night meal with our friends from out of town, we all enjoyed it very much! The Prime rib roast was juicy, fresh and seasoned nicely, and never ending! We all enjoyed the other options such as fish and pork as well. The different salads were also fresh and nice. The desert crepe bar was our favorite as we all went back a couple times each! All in all, great food, excellent service by the staff! I would recommend it and we will go again for a different theme night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood buffet on Tuesday
    Straighttalker
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This was a pathetic buffet...hardly any seafood unless wanted to fight with crab legs and cut up your hands doing it. The enter was cheap catfish fried and the rest was pasta based. The cold fish was but one choice...smoked trout..not even smoke salmon there.. A large pole of mussels of which half the shells were empty and those that were there were cooked to death. My goodness..I was embarrassed to have I invited my friends to eat there and had to make a reservations two weeks early for lousy unimaginative food. Further...the tables were mostly empty so why did I have to make a reservation for 5 PM? Spare me...the only good meal I had at the Casino was the Saturday breakfast. I will stick with that...never the dinner again.
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  • jjland
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The service was very good. We all were disappointed in steak, it was well done and a little dry. The rest of the buffet was quite good. One of the reasons we choose Sunday was for the steak and seafood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    jjland
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We thought the food and selection were excellent. The service and all the staff were very,very good. The Kitchen restaurant was clean and inviting The chef did our beef just the way we like it. Many thanks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 113 reviews are from the Marriott at River Cree Resort - The Kitchen reviews archive.
  • My Birthday Month Visit
    Lucky777
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Overall experience is very good !!! The service from starting my booking online till we reached the receiption desk and being served is excellent. I love the seafoods, soup, salad, mussles, deserts, hot foods...yummy yummy. The servers are friendly and helpful. They do greeting customers and always carry their smile on :) even in a busy day. Foods are refilled promptly. I brought my lady at work this time as she has never visited this restaurant even she is living closed to this location. We have a wonderful time there. We always come to this restaurant on our BIG days during the year. Bring friends and family there and have funs. My husband brought his friend there last week, and they have a wonderful time too. Thanks!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • busy waitress
    busywaitress
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    waitress is too busy to serve. Had to wait a long time to get drink
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Bigeater
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Really yummy food but wish there was a little more variety. Great service and lots of tables
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was easy getting in compared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    It was easy getting in compared to the usual Friday night seafood buffet where they don't allow reservations. It was not a busy night so not as noisy as expected. The food choices was good but not as much. We were a company of 9 celebrating a birthday. Most of the company were first timers in Edmonton, having driven all the way from California. I was glad I booked The Kitchen because they were not disappointed with the food. Everything went well. The only donwside was the request for special something for the birthday celebrant was forgotten. It did not make the occasion special and it felt like it was just an ordinary dining thing. The celebrant was disappointed that her special day was not as special as she wanted it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When went for the seafood
    terry
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    When went for the seafood buffet and we found that the choice of food is limited so we filled up on the crab legs. It was always well stocked. The service was OK. It took a long time to get our drinks but our server was there to clear the table of crab shells quite often. We tried the clam chowder soup and it was good and there was plenty of variety for deserts. All in all, if you do not like seafood, particularily crab legs, do not go to the seafood buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I do not want to be your server
    Richardo
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Our server, Linda F. was not in a good mood when we arrived... she was being verbally assaulted by the booth next to us. Our server clearly was pushed over the top and we were now her next challenge. Mixed up drink orders, late delivery and ambivalent attitude throughout our meal. I think she was having a tough day overall. We made a booking to celebrate our son's birthday, but everything kinda went sideways. In the past, on a birthday night, our server has presented a small slice of cake to the birthday person, but not this time. Overall, decent food, but not really warm enough. I hope things improve next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for a Birthday Supper
    Opentable
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The food was good and the prices were on par. I was just a little disappointed in the amount of food to choose from. I was excepting 3 of this and 4 of that and it was not there. But overall it was very good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Not what I expected; we went on the advice of friends, we were told the seafood buffet was excellent. The crab legs were very small, the mussels were not tasty. The pickled fish was exceedingly dry. The choice of seafood for a seafood buffet was paltry. At the end of the night we put a $100.00 on red - and won - so the dinner was paid for, which made the night for us.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little disappointing for the food
    Nikonbug
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Most of the visits to the restaurant is good except tonight. The food is cold, refilling will not be done until repeated requests made to the chef and the waitress. The prime rib night used to be so delicious and fresh. Not on this night! Food selection is less to be desired. Where is the zest for the good food? I am back on the 14th with a group of friends, food is way better. Why?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    eatout
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Very average food with an attractive name...surf and turf buffet! Kids friendly a plus.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SEAFOOD NIGHT BUFFET
    LERUMA
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    NICE SELECTION FOR SIZE OF PLACE, BUSY WITH GUESTS, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BUFFET NIGHTS, TASTED GREAT, HAD BEEF AND A FEW OTHER THINGS AS WELL NOT SEAFOOD TO OFFER, OVERALL HAPPY WITH MEAL AND GREAT FRIENDLY SERVICE. WE WILL TRY ANOTHER THEME NIGHT THERE FOR SURE!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievable
    Railroadchick
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Had an amazing time as did my partner. The food was great and the coffee was to die for. The server we had was prompt and polite. Even the manage graced us with his presence at the time of the bill and made us laugh I can't wait to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service quality is average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I was disappointed with the quality of food (main dish). The Ribs are a bit warm on one side, and the other side was cold and hard to eat. The Chicken Tendori was dry. It was not busy evening and when I was trying to get attention one of your server. It seems, she was not paying attention on her surroundings. I was 4 feet away from her and I called her at least 5X, she just pass bye on me and continued cleaning other tables.
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  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Very disappointed with the food. Not too many selections on the salad. They were only serving turkey on christmas eve which I found it was ok. It would be great if they also served prime rib. Some cooked hot items were ok, the beef was too salty. They dont have much selections on fruits, only pineapple and melon. Other desert selections like cheese cake and others are good. This is a Marriott restaurant and I was expecting a 5star restaurant. Disappointed.
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  • enjoyed the buffet.
    nocooking4me
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Four of us came to celebrate a birthday on Thursday night and we all enjoyed the delicious buffet. The price was excellent too. The service was very good as well. We will be definitely be back again. Mango dessert was so good.!!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surf and turf disappointment
    Foodie780
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Went to the surf and turf buffet Friday night. The only "surf" was peel and eat shrimp, roll mops (pickled herring) , and cold BBQ salmon. No crab legs, no mussels. "Turf" was dried out and tasteless beef tenderloin slices not a carving station. It was an open kitchen and you can see on their work stations the pieces of tenderloin sitting at room temperature and not refrigerated. Quite unappetizing. Had to tell the cook in the back to change out the hot items due to dried out meat that's been sitting out too long. Salad selection and desserts were never replenished or changed out. Not worth the price of 25 bucks.
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  • Reasonable value for a buffet
    Shane
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    There is not a great deal of selection, food lately has been dry and bland. We find that they change chefs often, and the quality of the food varies greatly. In general, it is acceptable food for a buffet. The dessert buffet is the best part of the Kitchen buffet. Nothing overly exciting or delicious. It's food. It's edible. It passes for palatable. I would not recommend this to foodies or anyone with a discriminating palate. It's really just okay. If you have kids under 12, it's a great value if you have any big eaters. Their fish is always pretty bland, or overcooked, or both. Their prime rib can be overcooked and a bit dry and touch if you go on those nights.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    timy
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    It was fantastic!!!! The only very minor issue was that the menu for the buffet at the entrance of the restaurant, stated that their was a Cod dish being served for the surf and turf buffet, but it was not on the buffet. Seating was prompt, service was friendly and the food was excellent. I would venture to say that the River Cree Kitchen is the best buffet in town morning, brunch, lunch and dinner. On other occasions I have ordered off the menu and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is ice cold, we had
    liketoeat
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    The food is ice cold, we had stomach problem after dinner. The restaurant environment is good, the staffs are friendly, the dessert is good, only the food bothers me and my 16 months old was so cold.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Service was extremely good, food was delicious! We ate way more than was good for us. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor food
    Angry
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Beef is dry and not juicy. Only have 5 kinds of cake I can choose and no ice cream. Salad is the best one. $25 for a person is so expensive!
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  • Surf and turf night
    Sammy
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We went to surf and turf night for our anniversary. The woman on the phone when I checked into it said it would be steak and things such as scallops and shrimp. I was disappointed when it was just shrimp and smoked white fish. I felt the surf part of the buffet was lacking in variety.The desserts were amazing though, and it saved the experience from becoming a disappointment . The staff were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was too cold in the restaurant!
    westgate
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    it was too cold in the restaurant! better to turn down a bit.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service;
    kingyummy
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Great food and great service; love real lamb meat, international cuisine, great choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • We have eaten here several
    marriedwith2children
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    We have eaten here several times in the past and have always enjoyed the food. This time, my 3 year old son and I both found the restaurant rather chilly. It is an unfortunate thing that I have noticed where I have to take a sweater if I am going out to eat when it is hot outside. The air conditioning really does not need to get turned up so much higher when it gets above 25C. Otherwise, the food was good and we like that the buffet has a good selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yuck
    MrsB
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    That pretty much sums it up.......yuck. Food quality has plummeted rapidly from its opening, which at the time was really quite decent. Food was low quality and low selection, I realise buffet is not typically considered fine dining but this was just one big regret.
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  • One of our favorite buffets
    j0any
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    The Kitchen offers a pleasurable experience in buffet-a la carte dining. I always enjoy this restaurant, be it for a casual dining experience or a group ginner with friends or family (occasions). The staff are always accommodating and happy to serve. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Food is excellent!
    BangBang
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    I always bring my friends to have a dinner or brunch here.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Anniversary
    wally1
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    It was our 25th anniversary and we enjoyed our dinner, the atmosphere and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closest thing to a Vegas Buffet!!
    Sassyangel33
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    EXCELLENT breakfast buffet and affordable! Will definitely be back!
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    luvfood
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    We usually have our ladies night out get together at your restaurant THE KITCHEN, we always get excellent service and great food, however this visit the only thing all the ladies mentioned the food was not so good. We will give it a try again when we have our ladies night out.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The surf and turf is not what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    The surf and turf is not what I expected. there was cold fish and hot fish and shrimp but that was it. will never go for surf and turf again unless they change it... not a real surf and turf!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was good but there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    service was good but there were less choice of variety of food.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate