Great business lunch and service...
Our server (sorry, have forgotten his name) was excellent with his service and patient with our group. He was very informative about the menu and happy to entertain and suggest substitutes for a particular dish. I haven't been here in several years since before the renovations and found that although my fave tomato soup missing, the food choices good (realizing of course the menu is about to change over) and covers just about any taste. My only issue is that the room is too openbright and I would like to see more of a wall effect between tables using plants? Helps to absorb sound and keep things a bit more private....more condusive to a "romantic" meal. Thank you.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food, Overzealous Service
Select has a charming atmosphere. Though seemingly casual from the outside the inside has a romantic evening ambiance with warm lighting and wood tones. The menu is varied and has something for every taste. The risotto was amazing, the cod was light and delicious (though a bit rubbery in texture). Salads were light and flavorful.
The service was a little too attentive for my taste. Our server, though very nice and friendly, came back every 10 minutes to check on us, take things off the table, refill our waters (even though they were almost always more than half full). It was a constant interruption and more than I would have preferred. Our table was nicely set apart from the others but was fairly cool next to the window.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I brought my two young children
I brought my two young children and my wife. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was all outstanding! Perfect tenderloin and great burger for the kids. My wide said the chicken was the most tender she had ever had. We will be back!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the second time I
This was the second time I have dined at Select since it was bought by a new group of owners and I was blown away by every dish my son and I had the pleasure of tasting. The new chef has certainly put a stamp on the Edmonton dinning scene. I can't wait to go again which I am this week for a business lunch. I can't wait to see the lunch menu and find a new favorite lunch hot spot.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I loved the decor with the
I loved the decor with the bright reds & blues. Very well done.
Staff were super attentive & friendly.
View - simply put: Wow!
Very nice wine selection and food was very good. The watermelon & feta cheese appetizer was lovely, tasty & light. NY steak was very good & peppery. Blueberry bacon bread pudding was very good & a creative idea!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very well put together meal.
Very well put together meal. Lots of activity at lunch. Pleasant
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
To be honest walking up to
To be honest walking up to the entrance you are hesitant as to what you may find behind the doors, this truely looks like the proverbial hole in the wall. Luckly we have taken this path and ventured into the unknown, what an amazing experience. This is a hidden gem, showcasing the Edmonton downtown food scene. Not a large menu which means what they do they do very well. and the wine list has something for every taste ( and price ). Do not forget to make reservations... or you will be left out in the cold. And end your meal with a blueberry tea and the cheese cake in a jar... you will be glad you did :)
(although the Taylor's 20 is nice too)
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I haven't been to Select for
I haven't been to Select for a long time. I was pleased that it was still as good as I remember it.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an amazing dinner,
We had an amazing dinner, their new menu was out and absolutely everything we had was outstanding. I had their new Pheasant entree and I have to say, the chef certainly has outdone himself. The Pheasant is my new favorite! The appetizers had been a hit with everyone, the duck poutine and tempura baby tomatoes, awesome. Deserts were a hit as well. Thank you for another wonderful dinning experience!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyed my lunch. only suggestion
enjoyed my lunch. only suggestion is to keep the bar stocked. would never imagine a place like select to run out of liquor.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was there with a colleague
I was there with a colleague for lunch. The service was very good, helpful polite and pleasant; the food as always was very good.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Has tasty food & great service
Four of us enjoyed our dining experience including the tasty beet and mixed salad choices and a great flavoured burger and those delicious fries. We want to return and try the more exotic choices including duck.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Little Gem
First time being there and I was very happy with the night out. From the outside it doesn't look like much but once inside the whole world changes. The service was excellent and so was the food. Food is well priced for what it is. Only thing that was lacking was the dessert and drink selection. My wife and I had appetizers (gnocchi fondue, french onion soup) and entrees (pheasant, duck) but no dessert. Food portions are pretty generous, we didn't have much room left for dessert. The french onion soup was disappointing, it was made 'modern' not the way you would expect with french onion soup. Everything else we got was really excellent. My wife and I would definitely be back more in the future.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great restaurant! and what superb service! My mom and I were very pleased!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I went to Select
My friend and I went to Select for lunch for her birthday. The food was awesome and service was great!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have always been very pleased every time I have dined at Select. It is my first choice for a special occasion, a business lunch or to just enjoy dinning out with good friends and family.
You outdid yourselves yet again, Select. I also want to thank you the manager for always greeting us and making us feel like we are valued clientele.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the unique, very interesting
I love the unique, very interesting & fantastic menu! And I love the ambiance in this gem of a restaurant!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service worth experiencing
This is a gem of a find in downtown Edmonton. I will be moving soon, but will make a point of returning to Select when business brings me back to town. The service is "top drawer"... i hope you are lucky enough to have Adam serve you! Thank you, Select!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner, but late
So dinner was great, the food was delicious and we had a nice bottle of wine that seemed well-priced. HOwever, the address listed for the restaurant in OpenTable was incorrect, so we were late for dinner by 20 minutes. Other than that, a nice evening...
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would hesitate to go back
John and Jordan made sure that our every need was taken care of in a non rushed and engaged manner. The food was great, especially, the mushrooms in parchment!! The Trout and the Duck were both excellent and I recommend Select highly.
The lighting was right on for a romantic dinner and I was just all around happy with the experience.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect dinning experience.
Went out to dinner with the family and everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect! Select is the place to go for any occasion.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our appetizers were amazing, the entrée was just wonderful and the ginger cake was a perfect finish to an incredible evening.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
New menus, new ownership
Fabulous downtown dining. Service was very good, the owner / chef visited our table after our meal to greet us, the food was very good and prices are reasonable.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm Room on a frosty day!
Had a nice lunch,great to see an Edmonton icon open again.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great, our entire meal from fondue to start, to the cheese cake to finish, everything was absolutely fantastic!
Our entire group was impressed. You have to try the schnitzel, the tenderloin and the fish, we can't even pick a favorite, they were all amazing.
Thank you Select, for a terrific evening.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply outstanding as always.
On Most special occasions I go there and again the food, the ambiance and the service blew me away. Defenetly a restaurant that is a unique and personal that must be experienced.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding menu and service.
Outstanding menu and service. Staff very friendly with exceptional service. Great selection of wines
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time back to Select since their re-opening and it was fantastic! I love the changes to the room, just enough to give it the face lift it was in need of. The menu offers great new dishes, well executed but still has the steak tartar and mussels, yay! The staff and service are friendly, professional and among the best in the city. I will definitely be returning and spreading the word.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always amazing and the renovations are beautiful. This has been one of my favorite restaurants for so many years. So many great food options to choose from.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The new Select is still great!
I popped in for lunch with a buddy; we've each been going to Select occasionally since it opened many many years ago. The new owner has freshened up the ambience but it is still the same warm and welcoming place. Definitely worth a visit/return visit!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM