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The Glass Monkey
The Glass Monkey

The Glass Monkey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.TheGlassMonkey.ca
  • Phone: (780) 760-2228
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 3:30pm - til late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Gastro Pub, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Meintzer and Darcy Radies
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 111 Street & 57 Avenue
  • Public Transit: 111 St & 57 Ave: buses #9 & #55 (1 block walk)

    111 St & 50 Ave: LRT stop at Southgate ( 8 block walk)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Lendrum Place Shopping Centre provides ample parking directly in front of the restaurant.
A word from The Glass Monkey
We bring together a diverse, internationally inspired and locally sourced menu presenting both tapas and small plates ideal for sharing...as well as full meal dishes. The Glass Monkey Gastropub will be offering an extensive wine by the glass program, a large selection of craft beers and fresh cocktails. Our room is casual, elegant and comfortable.
Don't be fooled by the name! A Gastropub is not limited to those wanting to have a drink and great food with a friend… it is also family friendly, providing a casual, quick dinner for a busy family on the go. 

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The Food was delicious. We had 5 'snacks', (best deal on the menu) followed by the warm snacks including broccoli (absolutely delicious), Green beans , and roasted red pepper feta (AMAZING). Between the two of us best deal in Edmonton so far!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit to Glass Monkey and curious if it was as good as the first time. We were a table of 4 & sat on the patio. At first the music was a bit loud for conversation. We asked the waiter to turn down the volume and it was done so promptly. Our waiter's name was Allan and he was our waiter the first time we dined here 5 weeks prior. He has the perfect amount of attentiveness: aware of your needs without hovering. The food was great! We were all very happy with our choices. One person in our party is finicky about about his wine. After his first taste of an unfamiliar wine, he declined any. Ten minutes later we convinced him to keep asking for different tastes. Bingo! The bar found one he liked a lot. Excellent dinner for all."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I was looking forward to dinner at the Glass Monkey but was disappointed. The burger was to be cooked medium or medium rare, but it turned out to be well done. The bun was a generic toasted bun and the fries seemed like the frozen variety. I could have done better at a less expensive diner. The fish tacos were tasty but the salsa was a bit bland."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I came on a Thursday evening and there was about 6 other people in the restaurant which should have been a red flag but we dining anyways. Our server was too attentive visiting us every 2 minutes really interrupting our conversation flow. If the food had not been terrible I wouldnt bother writing a review to just complain about service. One order of the chicken "large plate" came out completely raw. It was sent back and didn't return until well after everyone was finished. We had two "large plate" orders of fish and both were completely unsalted and unseasoned. Really not worth going out for, total waste of money! Overall I will not be returning ever and recommend others to do the same! Manager didn't even offer an apology for the raw food!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I went to the Glass Monkey with a good friend and we had a great time! The food is excellent. We had the grilled feta, fish tacos, duck special and the portabello with lentils. All fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 for supper. We all ordered entrees and all were happy with our meals. Good atmosphere and although the restaurant was a bit noisy, it was from the people talking and not loud music. We didn't try any if the small plates, but it was nice to see several options that were a bit different from what other restaurants offer. We will definitely return to try more of the menu."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This a nice little jem that speaks volumes. Atmosphere is great and has a nice vibe."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have visited Glass Monkey numerous times and always enjoy the food, choices of wine and beer. I am impressed a tasaty non-alcoholic beer is available. I enjoy that the same waiter/waitress serve us each time. A special thank you to the very friendly and accomodating waitress who makes the experience relaxed and fun."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Sat in the sun out of the wine and enjoyed a lovely wine - half price bottles Mondays."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Wonderful warm restaurant with sharing plates. The service was efficient and friendly. The combination of flavors was fantastic. We appreciated the selection of plate sizes and the value. We will return for a casual, fun, dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Love the small plates! My daughter and I shared a pizza then ended the meal with the famous bread pudding. Yum! If you are a beer drinker there is a extensive selection. Great evening! We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "nice time on the patio with good food and nice drinks"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was comical now a quick meal took us almost 2 and a half hours to complete. Especially the bill... We had to approach the bartender ourselves."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great spot to sit outside on the quiet patio- like visiting the neighbor's back yard. Mondays are half price for a bottle of wine. With the cheese and charcutterie plate, it was perfect on a summer evening."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great little neighborhood pub with extensive beer selections. Monday discounts for wine an awesome deal."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My friends and I really wanted to go to nice, but still affordable, but still yummy restaurant and this was perfect! The patio space is adorable, the decor is very modern, and perfect service. I had the margarita pizza and it was wonderful, very crispy crust, well made. Definitely coming back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Having enjoyed gastropubs in the UK we were looking forward to this convivial form of dining coming to Edmonton. The old Jacks Grill has been converted into a rather mundane pub/bar environment that shows no individuality. The service was some of the worst that we have had in Edmonton. The server apologized profusely for the length of time that the food took - well over 45 minutes for anything, but seemed to miss the fact that she didn't turn up to the table to even take a drink order for nearly 30 minutes. Wine pricing very robust and food OK but not good enough to overcome the short comings. Lemon cake was the highlight. With the specials of chicken wings - this is just an expensive neighbourhood pub - not a gastropub!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great location, good staff, and the food is fan favorite / eclectic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best pizza I have had in a LONG time !!! Our service was top notch!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Second visit and once again the service, food and wine were excellent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I had no familiarity with the "gastropub" concept so this restaurant was an eye-opener. Extensive beer menu! Wines by the glass overpriced except for the house plonk. For a group the cold plates would probably be a good choice for an appetizer or as snacks to go with your beer; you can get a selection of 1, 3 or 5. Small plates are really small but would go well with a small plate of veg or a salad. The burger was unremarkable. Fries were over-salted. But we loved the grilled Romaine Caesar (although it's too much for one person if you're also getting a large plate). Service was very friendly and the server was knowledgeable. Noise level was getting to the uncomfortable level on a weekday evening!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had a great experience at the Glass Monkey. The food was fabulous and love that they kept Jack's bread pudding on the menu - a favorite of mine!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "we enjoyed an early evening meal of small plates and very nice cocktails. service was good yet painfully slow and our server, though very knowledgeable about the dishes, was very preoccupied with having to answer the phone, greet, serve, bus etc etc. I'd like to go back but first you need more staff. this was a sunday evening and it was hopping."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Nice neighbourhood place. Small plates and appetizers were good however the main dishes were poor and disappointing."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The Glass Monkey took over the space occupied for years by Jack's in Lendrum Mall. We decided it was time to try it out. A very innovative approach to a menu with a mix of small dishes suitable to sampling by a group along with entre sized offerings. A very nice wine list with selections all along the price spectrum. The place was full so a reservation is recommended to not be disappointed. Service was a little slow that night but our server did advise us they were a few bodies short due to staff illness. They worked very hard to fill the gaps. Will plan to return and recommend for a nice place to for a lite or full meal."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Some good was great like the feta and bread pudding. Other food was so so. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Highly recommend this gem. The food was fantastic and the beer list is amazing. My husband could not stop raving about the vanilla porter. The carpaccio is delicious and the in house made pork sausage is to die for with the relish. My friend had the mushroom pizza and she felt she was back in Sicily. We will be back! Service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "this is not or fine dining . a npub a classy club grat wine list and the best wine prices in town . simple menu geat for youn g people "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I had the crispy chicken with spicey kale and it was horrid - I've had better chicken at KFC!! The Kale was uneatable and it was so expensive - a total farce. Will never ever go there again and will tell all not to go as well!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were not entirely happy with the restaurants willingness to accommodate my bf’s deadly nut allergy. After explaining his allergy to the server he asked if they could accommodate him, & she advised that they have an open kitchen & it could be a problem. My bf asked "So are you saying we shouldn't eat here?" & she respond "Yes, pretty much". He asked to speak with a manager & she told the owner to come see us. The owner didn't seem keen to help, asking, "So what kind of guarantee are you looking for?" This isn't the first restaurant we've been to & even chain restaurants handle his allergy better. The owner ended up assuring us he would accommodate my bf’s allergy but it really took quite a bit of pushing on our end."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you are looking for interesting food for sharing with a lively atmosphere, this is the place for you. Fun place with a tapas concept of dining and a more casual style of service. Great presentation of the food. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "After much anticipation my friends and I were most disappointed with our dining experience. Food was presented well but lacked flavour. We felt that the portions were very small and very expensive . Our server ignored us, we didn't even get the customary how is your meal for which I would have provided feedback . "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great place to wind down after an evening meeting or busy day/week---"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I do not mind paying high prices for excellent food but that was not the case at the glass monkey. The meatballs were very good but everything else like the pizzas failed in comparison. The wine list is satisfactory and the beer selection is excellent. I very much like the style of the restaurant and the location is good for a neighborhood restaurant. I have been to the restaurant twice and do not plan on a return visit."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Strong wine list with great tapas type menu - simple,creative,tasty fare. Worth a visit and will be back."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was good, the aptmosphere was nice, the drinks were slow to come. There were no specialty drinks, only beer and wine and I guess we could ask for what we want to drink. It was good overall."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to The Glass Monkey - for a saturday night, reservations are a must. The service was a little inconsistant. Our main course came way to fast and the dessert was very slow. We never felt rushed at all though so it wasn't a big deal, very friendly waiter. The food portions aren't very big for big eaters. Fish Tacos are fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent, it is not a huge menu but there was plenty of variety, and lots of dishes to share. Restaurant was very busy so the service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry and it was a relaxing change not to be rushed through the meal. Overall a very positive experience, a great place to meet with friends or take the family I will be returning soon."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We took our friends here for dinner. The place was hopping - lots of energy yet still casual and relaxed. The snacks selection is creative and delicious. Great wine list - a bit expensive but the house white was excellent. Pizza was the best I've had and the pappardelle with pork shoulder was a keeper. And of course, Jack's bread pudding is the best in town. Relaxed, professional and attentive service made this a perfect dining experience. Congratulations Rob - you've nailed it!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014