Prairie Bistro
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Prairie Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.prairiebistro.ca/
  • Phone: 7806517361
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cafeteria Everyday 11 to 3

    The Dining Room is open: Monday to Saturday 11 to 5pm
    Sunday Brunch 11 to 3

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Fusion / Eclectic, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Hicks
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Catering available for Enjoy Centre events. Rooms available for meetings, receptions, weddings, banquets, and more. Largest space seats up to 600 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Gadowski 7804196800x68
  • Special Events: Corkage-free Tuesdays
    Monthly ingredient driven set menu events.
    Slow Food International Bi-Annual Gala in May 2012

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ray Gibbon Drive/Le Clair Way or Levasseur Rd/Riel Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking on the south side of the building, closest to the Bistro entrance.
A word from Prairie Bistro
Prairie is a contemporary bistro pioneering wholesome, regionally-inspired cuisine served in a stunning year-round garden-oasis.

The Cafeteria serves the finest salad bar, soups and sandwiches. Fit for celiacs and vegan eating.
The dining room offers contemporary cuisine for lunch, brunch and dinner.
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Prairie Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The Red Hat Hotties of Calmar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    The Red Hat Hotties of Calmar had a wonderful time at the Prairie Bistro. The food and ambience was amazing. Our waiter was polite and extremely efficient. Thank you so much for treating us ladies to such a wonderful afternoon lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The service and meal was excellent,
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    The service and meal was excellent, and the staff really made the day special for us by addressing special request. A unique experience and great part of the Enjoy Centre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Was a wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Was a wonderful experience with outstanding food and amazing service. Thank you.
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  • I have been several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    I have been several times to the Praire Bistro during this past summer and have enjoyed each visit. On my last visit i found the service to be slow but on this past visit I was very pleased with the service. However, on this past visit I must note that all at our table of four found the coffee very strong to the point of being bitte. This is not the first time this comment has arisen with my friends. All at our table thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local and fresh fare. A nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Local and fresh fare. A nice treat in a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ambiance and decor is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The ambiance and decor is really good. The food is very good. Our server Troy was pleasant but inattentive and completely forgot about us once he brought our mains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is fresh, uniquely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    The food is fresh, uniquely combined, healthy and so tasty! Food, service, and atmosphere is upbeat and wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is always impeccable...love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Service is always impeccable...love the Grilled Romaine (and the Berry Crumble for dessert is amazing).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Bring a blanket
    PatriciaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Great restaurant, but at around 7pm they opened the windows?? It was a chilly night and all the diners complained. It took 45 minutes to get someone to go on the computor to close them. I love the fresh air, but this was unpleasant, it spoiled our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Unfortunately, I was not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the restaurant at all. I had been given a gift card from friends, and I was eagerly anticipating the day - as I asked my two lovely daughters to join me. I was quite taken aback, when I was told that the restaurant did not take gift cards. So, for me, that was just a shame and a huge disappointment. I suppose that I should have inquired when I made the reservation - however, I made the reservation online and I just assumed that it was all good. As it stands, I now have a huge bill on my mastercard (that was not actually in my budget) and it totally ruined my day. So, I will not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • The steaks was good the presentatio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    The steaks was good the presentation nice. The service was okay! The price expensive for the overall experience.
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  • Nice,sheltered patio area.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Nice,sheltered patio area. Needs more greenery - after all, it's a greenhouse.A house wine by the liter would be nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    We were very fortunate that we, my wife and I, went to the Prairie Bistro for my birthday. In my life a few good meals stand out in my memory, the meal we had the other night stands out as one of the best I have ever had. I have a great deal of experience as a server in some fine restaurants and the service and food was so good that I found that I stopped being critical, what a treat. Kudos for a job well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Food and service were great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Food and service were great however it was absolutely roasting hot in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • An Okay experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    We had dinner on your patio last Friday. I had read some online reviews prior and I was aware that the service was generally rated as poor. This was our experience right of the bat. It took 20 minutes from the time we sat down to recive our drinks. I was not pleased at first. However, after that, the food came quickly and it was good. The portions were small, nothing fancy. I do belive the cost for what we recived was slightly overpriced. We would come back, but not very often due to the service and the cost. We paid well over $100 for two people. There are many other nicer fine dining places that we would probably receive better value. That being said, we did have fun and the food was good. But we would not come back very often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    We had a great evening and enjoyed the food and wine experience. Thank you for the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Prairie Bistro at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    The Prairie Bistro at the Enjoy Centre is fantastic. We absolutely loved it. The Enjoy Centre has a little bit of everything. The Prairie Bistro had a nice open atmosphere with windows surrounding the dining area. There is a nice outdoor dining area that gives the feeling of being inside and outside at the same time. The food was fantastic. And you can buy most of the ingredients in the market downstairs. This restaurant is a good fit for brunch, dinner, foodies and special occasions. I will recommend it for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Had an outstanding experience, as always, at Prairie Cafe. This is now the fifth or sixth Sunday brunch I've enjoyed out at the Enjoy Centre. The service is second to none, the restaurant manager does a terrific job of circulating around the restaurant and genuinely cares about the well-being of guests. The food is spectacular. Having tried several things on the menu, this past weekend I opted for the eggs benny with bacon. Delicious! I'm already plotting my next trip back to St. Albert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
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  • We had a great time for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    We had a great time for our staff outing at Prairie Bistro. Lots of options for everyone and a very diverse menu. For lunch if you wanted something more substantial or lighter you could find it. You could certainly tell the quality in the ingredients. It was very warm in there but that's tough to manage on one of the hottest days of the year when you're essentially in a greenhouse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my fourth visit in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    This was my fourth visit in the last three months thto Prairie Bistro, but my niece and I were very disappointed in the service we received this past time. Our waitress was very slow and inattentive even though it was obvious that we were waiting for her to come back to our table. Otherwise, the meal was excellent and I will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to meet friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    Great place to meet friends - can actually hear what is being said when conversing! The food was very good, also the service. It was a bit warm but we are having very hot weather. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu is interesting and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    The menu is interesting and provides several vegetarian entrees which are tasty and unusual. Good to see more Canadian wines on the list.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The space is bright and relaxing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    The space is bright and relaxing. It is a beautiful spot to share a meal. The service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Room with a view
    andy
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Overall we were a bit disappointed having eaten at the snack bar before and liked it. This time we had a window table with a great view over the wetland and Big Lake. The menu is ambitious but the service was very slow. We chose the lunch specials and the meat was overdone and the meals barely warm when they eventually arrived. Lot of local sourcing which is good. Think in future we will stick to soup, salads and sandwiches. Dessert-berry crumble was pretty good. Think the kitchen must have been understaffed and unable to cope with Saturday Lunch crowd.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chosen for an upscale location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Chosen for an upscale location to have a birthday lunch. Our table attended very capably by Aimi on our first visit. ( Note, this is a dining room in a greenhouse, so it can be a little humid) Berry juice spritzers and Spinach+Artichoke Hummus on focaccia crackers split between us. Mmmarvelous Mmmunchings! Followed by the “Grice” Deluxxe Burger for her and Bacon Wrapped Irving’s Farm Pork Tenderloin for him. Wonderful flavors in freshly prepared entree's! A couple of sinful desserts to finish, as Creme Brulee and Cheesecake. The dessert presentations are artwork by themselves. A relaxing walk afterwards in the outdoor center. Lunch for two, no bar, $85 incl gst. We'll be back for the other intriguing entrees on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well I enjoy the prairie bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    Well I enjoy the prairie bistro there are a couple things I don't like. First I went for brunch with my 9 year old daughter and I ordered the eggs bennie (to which I was charged $3.00 ontop of my $18) sorry but that should include the ham! My daughter (again 9) ordered the berry crepe. When the bill came our waitress ordered her the fullsized crepe. $18 instead of $7. Our total bill including tip was $65. Food was very good. Just be specific when you order and watch the extras.
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  • Food was good, service a bit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Food was good, service a bit slow. Requested a window table and got a booth. Huge disappointment especially when reservation was made ahead of time. Very noisy when we were there,
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was friendly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    The service was friendly and the food was good. The views and ambiance are exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Love the view, fabulous CObb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Love the view, fabulous CObb Salad. Best breads and desserts in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Excellent dining experience. Nice to see local suppliers being supported. Definitely a "must" try for anyone in or near to St. Albert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful spot. Who knew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Wonderful spot. Who knew there was food so delicious with such a great view. One can only imagine how proud Lois would be to see this much respect to farmers and food in a resturant. A winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Lovely menu selections. All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Lovely menu selections. All nine of us had a wonderful and tasty meal. It took 45 minutes to receive our meals but we were not in a rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful spot for lunch with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    Wonderful spot for lunch with special friends; were able to have a long conversation and visit without being rushed by the staff.Food was well prepared and served. Big bouquets to all the staff on a job well done. More businesses in St. Albert could learn from your excellent staff training re customer service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not sure if there was any
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    Not sure if there was any beef in my beef burger. Perhaps I got something that I didn't order, but my burger was more like a meat loaf.
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  • Lunch was very good and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    Lunch was very good and atmosphere was lovely. On the down side, eating in a greenhouse can be very hot when the sun is shining in and there is no protection.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We chose the Priarie Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    We chose the Priarie Bistro partly for its interesting vegetarian menu and it dod not disappoint. The service was not intrusive but appropriately timed. We did not feel rushed at all. The view is interesting but not as accessible for both diners. The wine selection gave a good choice of European, Canadian and Soth American wines and included those that I enjoy most. Altogether, a most enjoyable experience. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Prairie Bistro is truly a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Prairie Bistro is truly a gem in the Edmonton area! I always look forward to my dinning experience in this modern, environmental conscious and scenic restaurant! The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious! (not to mention local). Sunday brunches are a must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love coming here with my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    I love coming here with my family. Though the menu is not extensive, it certainly covers my two basic needs: omnivore and vegetarian options. It features a lot of local produce, which can be found at the local Farmers' Market. Reservations are a great idea, but the cafeteria next door is versatile and charming too. After, you can wander around upstairs through the plants, or downstairs through the grocery store. My only plaint is that the coffee (which I usually take black) tastes very sharp and like it needs more water. No, I can't believe I wrote that either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We had delicious meals here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    We had delicious meals here. We enjoyed grilled romaine salad, an exceptionally good burger and the chicken pasta. We appreciated the use of local ingredients. Our compliments to the chef. The garden atmosphere was beautiful and we had a beautiful view of the lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Three gals were there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    Three gals were there for a birthday lunch. Two of us had the daily special which was EXCELLENT!!It was presented well and tasted wonderful. Our third gal had the beet and goat cheese salad and pronounced it delicious. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic