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The Hat Resto Pub
  • Address:
    10251 Jasper Avenue NW
    Edmonton, AB T5J1X8
    Neighborhood:
    Edmonton
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

The Hat Resto Pub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thehatonjasper.com
  • Email: info@thehatonjasper.com
  • Phone: (780) 429-4471
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am; Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Mike
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Office and business catering in downtown area.
  • Entertainment: Contemporary music/songs; DJ; weekly live music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 103 St.
  • Public Transit: LRT and bus stops within walking distance along Jasper Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking along Jasper Avenue and 103 St. Covered free parking is available on the main floor of Vinci Parking at 103 St.
A word from The Hat Resto Pub
The Hat Resto Pub is conveniently located in the heart of Jasper Avenue, surrounded by world-class hotels & is walking distance from Shaw Conference Center & is two blocks from the future home of the Downtown Arena. It is Edmonton's oldest restaurant, established in 1912, making it more than a century old. For a very long time, it was known as The Silk Hat, a casual diner. It was next to The Paramount Theater & many Edmontonians have fond memories of going to the movies & then to The Silk Hat for burgers & milk shakes. Eventually the restaurant became known as The Hat Resto Pub. Currently the restaurant serves contemporary cuisine featuring different flavours. It also serves draft & bottled beer & many types of cocktails. It has earned a sterling reputation for top-notch food quality & service. Some must-trys include gourmet Prime Rib Burgers, Homemade Crabcakes, Artichoke & Spinach Dip, Butter Chicken, Panko-crusted Goat Cheese, Mussels cooked in wine, & wraps.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The Hat has been around for quite some time but its food and service are not dated. Best to make a lunch reservation. Menu selection is great lots to choose from. I had the spicy chicken wrap and daily soup special, which is always delicious. My guest had the beef dip which was flavorful and fresh. Great downtown lunch spot. A must try!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We have been looking for a fun and great place to eat whenever we are downtown Edmonton and are we ever glad we tried The Hat! Our server was fabulous and met us at the door with a big smile and seated us right away, even though we were about 15 minutes early. He offered excellent suggestions for lunch and had a wonderful sense of humour. The food was hot, delicious, fast and the servings were very ample. We were very glad that we hadn't ordered an appetizer. We never felt rushed and our glasses were never empty. We will definitely return to The Hat. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "A great little gem to go for an awesome lunch ... great and fast service, good food:) Had the opportunity to have a private conversation!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The Hat has everything going for it: a great location, an up and coming food scene in Edmonton, and a vibrant history. Unfortunately the owner needs a reality check. If this restaurant wants to make it it will have to do better. The menu was too big, the food was so underwhelming, bordering on not good, and the service flip-flopped between over-eager and non-existent. There is a lot of potential in this restaurant, and I hope the owner checks out some of his thriving neighbors to see what they are doing right or at least watch an episode of a restaurant reality show and get some help. It would be a shame to watch this pub flop."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Delicious modern menu in a nostalgic bar setting. Soups were delicious and served hot. Mains were tasty and provided good value for cost. Waitress was attentive and kept a mindful eye without interrupting our conversation. Dessert did not seem 'made in house' but still yummy. Background music was loud which meant even louder table talk for a small bar. We'll be back to taste more for sure!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "As usual the food and service was fantastic. If you have never had a burger at the Hat, try one, they are delicious. Service is great, Nick runs a great crew."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We are downtown occasionally for ESO so are looking for places for supper before the concert. I found out about your place because of a Team Buy coupon. Unfortunately Team Buy did not indicate any active date on the buy but indicated to me I would receive an email when it was ready. We made our reservation and went March 22nd. We were told our coupon was not active yet but the Manager was gracious enough to accept it. I have sent an email to Team Buy strongly suggesting that If they sell coupons on your behalf that they should also be in communication with your establishment so patrons are not having any hassles redeeming them. I will return as you have a wonderful, clean, friendly place and we enjoyed our meal. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I just came in and sat at the bar for a quick bite. First thing I noticed was how long and expansive the bar itself is, which is great to me because it is rarely too crowded and you have a better choice where to sit. The drink menu had a selection of creative cocktails and many versions of the Ceasar, there were also a lot of beer choices. Not that many wine choices though. I ordered herb and mushroom soup to start, it was amazing. For a main I ordered the crispy chicken sandwich, really crispy and very good tasting. The manager or owner was going around to all the tables and making sure everyone was having a good time and enjoying their food, I thought that was really nice. I also liked that their washrooms were located downstairs."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Conveniently located on Jasper Ave, The Hat's friendly staff, great food and chill atmosphere make for a delightfully good time! Whether it's for lunch, after-work bevies or a weekend hangout, I'd highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We often go here before a hockey game, an LRT station is just across the street. All glasses of wine are cheap on Saturdays and the burgers/sanwiches are consistently good. The large poutine is awesome for a starter app for 4 or 5 people, but only when its piping hot."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is my go-to place for lunch downtown - the food is amazing and the service is beyond excellent. The guy behind the bar is the best host in town and makes you feel like this is "my" place every time I go. I can't say enough good things about The Hat!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "On line reservation was great, the foods taste great and great services! :-)"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "After ordering thier Hamburgers without Buns for the last few months they finally go Gluten free Buns and they are actually good! The owners are always there and the service is great!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The Hat is one of the great restaurants in Edmonton. A little hard to find, but truly incredible! The food is amazing and the service is outstanding! I have only been there a few times, but have recommended it over and over again - it's my "go-to" place when people are looking for something great to eat. The Jalapeno Cheddar burger is my favorite so far."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I was expecting something a bit more refined and fresh, so I was disappointed that the walls were torn in spots, an ATM was glowing next to my table, and the food was hella salty. If I had known it was more of a bar/pub, I would have expected that, and then I would have been relatively ok with what it was."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was exceptional - very good flavour. Look forward to going back again."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The owner and server were friendly. The crab cakes were delicious and one of the best we've ever tasted. However, the burgers were disappointing. Although they are absolutely huge the paddy was dry and the burger needed more of the condiments."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food got there on time, and was perfect! The kinda complaint would be when we sat down it took a bit especially cause we made renovations. Just a little tip to be more quicker with that. Other than that everyone was really nice and was a good evening. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Went early on a Saturday night, place was half full. Waiter initially was very attentive, but when a birthday party of three tables showed up next to us, we were quickly forgotten. Had the deep fried perogie nachos (waiter's suggestion) which we found out too late had olives all through the cheese - very disappointing that the menu did not list as an ingredient. The chicken burger was not much better than Wendy's. All in all, quite a disappointment for a $65 meal. Will not return."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went with a friend for lunch during the week, and it was awesome. Love the food, Very friendly staff. Reservations needed! The only down side was 1 server so not much attention and had to wait. Will for sure be back tho!!!!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Good portions, interesting flavours, fantastic service and a lively convenient location. Two big thumbs up!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I reserved a table for two last Friday and we were welcomed with smiling faces and great service the food was very tasty and service was great we started with the montreal poutine and I had the Californian Chicken burger and my date had the Canadian burger both were very tasty :-). Overall we were quite pleased with our dinning experience"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is a great little place to belly up to the bar and grab a great burger. This is a pub so seating is made up of benches and stools. TV's to watch your favourite sport. Lunchtime is very busy so make a reservation or go early. Service is great. Prices are decent. The food is really good and the menu has a pretty good variety of things to choose from. Although I tend to have the same thing! Mushroom Swiss burger or Cajun chicken burger! The burgers and salads stand out. Good sweet potato fries."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We came to this pub expecting good food and maybe a little bit of a twist on the menu. I can't say that it met my expectations in that department! The burgers were recommended by the staff as being wonderful - and they were simply a frozen patti that they cooked up. I could have got the same burger at Dairy Queen I think! The Caesar salad that came with it was ok though. The atmosphere/decor in the place was great, and had it not been a bitterly cold night I'm sure the place would have been vibrant with activity too. I would consider going back for drinks.... just not the food."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "As always the food was amazing, best burgers ever! Service and atmosphere top notch. Will keep going back!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We had great service even though the restaurant was really busy and the waiter/bartender was obviously the only one working the whole place. The food was great as usual and the atmosphere is enjoyable."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "As always, the food and service was awesome. The servers are friendly and always smiling as well very personable. Even if the restaurant is busy, you aren't neglected."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Although they were apprehensive about going downtown, looking for parking and then having to walk in the freezing cold, the Hat made it all worth it. The setting is cool.. New York-ish, the server was helpful and the food was... Awesome. Best burger ever... I've been there 4 times now, and I am always amazed at how good the food is. I usually go for a business lunch but this was my first time in the evening. Music was a bit loud for regular conversations with my in-laws. They didn't mention anything but I got tired of the level. We were nervous, but even they raved about their meals. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great food and fast delivery in spite of a large crowd and limited wait staff. Kitchen and front staff handled the rush well and kept food coming out and things moving along."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Typically service is always great here. This day service was very very slow but they were very busy so I understood."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "This was a good experience - the service was good - teh previous time, it was very noisy and for that reason we chose not eat there. On a quieter day - it was fine. Thanks"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Slow, inattentive service and utterly lacklustre food. Mac & Cheese, which was billed as "spring roll style" turned out to be little more than Kraft Dinner formed into a roll, sliced and deep-fried. It was dry to boot. The Rosemary Chicken Sandwich was similarly xeric, and was topped with flavourless fried onions, unripe tomatoes, and a grocery store bun. All things considered, a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We have been to the Hat a number of times and really enjoy their food. I can only comment on how good the Signature Burger is as I have been unable to force myself to try something different. I cannot imagine going in and having something else it is way to good. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere make it a perfect place for groups to visit. Our favorite time is before Oiler games, the LRT is right outside the door which gives you easy access to Rexall. Well done!!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Been there twice. Once with a buddy and had the best hotdog of my life. Second time on a date. Great deal on bottles of stock ale, which I have never seen in a bar before. $100 for appetizer two mains and four drinks each. Service was great. Waitresses are very cute and friendly. There was a very cool band playing a bit too loud for conversation but it didn't tarnish the experience. Recommend it if you want a classy downtown restaurant for a reasonable price."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Always a great lunch (reservation recommeded) and place to meet friends afterwork."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Needed a place for a downtown lunch with a friend from out of town and this was the ticket. Restuarant was busy but quiety enough for a conversation. Lots of menu choices that I wanted to try but we both settled on salads that were great in terms of portion and taste. My friend picked up the tab and said I was a cheap lunch date so I am guessing the cost was reasonable. Loved the interior with the exposed brick. Haven't been here since it was the Silk."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "I have discovered the salmon in the Hat. It is fantastic. I usually have it with the Spring Salad and enjoy both extremely well."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "No complaints about this place! The food is great, the portions are more than adequate. It's always the same guy serving (the owner I think) and he is a MACHINE! He basically runs that whole front end by himself, never messing up an order, always filling up drinks, and always super friendly, AMAZING."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Overall I quite like the Hat but on my last visit there was some service issues. When we arrived for our reservation (5 minutes early) our table was not ready and most of the restaurant was in disarray. Our server apologized and said there was a big event before hand but I saw other servers cleaning off smaller tables before getting to ours when no further reservations seemed to be arriving. Our server was attentive until it was her dinner break which would have been fine if she had gotten coverage and did not eat a meal at a table behind us. I find it very unprofessional for servers to be having a meal in front of customers and socializing. The burgers were fantastic as usual!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The Hat always delivers. I hosted two friends from Vancouver. Looks trendy, yet not over the top. You walk through the doors, you can't believe it used to be the Silk Hat. The food and the service are excellent! They never say no, they do whatever they can to ensure the food is the way you want it, and smile, laugh and genuinely enjoy their jobs...even during a lunch rush! I can honestly say, I have never had a bad meal there. The mix of flavours is amazing especially since it is just a small almost hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Jasper. Butter chicken and salads were excellent. Thanks and oh, my friends from Vancouver are coming back... Not sure if it was just for the promise of perogie nachos...but it certainly was a deciding factor."
    Dined on 10/22/2013