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Marriott at River Cree Resort - The Kitchen

Marriott at River Cree Resort - The Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rivercreeresort.com/kitchen-buffet-and-bistro.html
  • Phone: (780) 484-2121 x56178
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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. ."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "waitress is too busy to serve. Had to wait a long time to get drink"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Really yummy food but wish there was a little more variety. Great service and lots of tables"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Very average food with an attractive name...surf and turf buffet! Kids friendly a plus."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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.!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "it was too cold in the restaurant! better to turn down a bit."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Great food and great service; love real lamb meat, international cuisine, great choices."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2013
  • "I always bring my friends to have a dinner or brunch here."
    Dined on 6/19/2013
  • "It was our 25th anniversary and we enjoyed our dinner, the atmosphere and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "EXCELLENT breakfast buffet and affordable! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "service was good but there were less choice of variety of food."
    Dined on 4/7/2013