Unheardof Restaurant

Unheardof Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.unheardof.com/
  • Phone: (780) 432-0480
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm,

    We are closed for holiday until September 11th and look forward to seeing you then!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Lynn Heard
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Board Room seats 16 - 20 comfortably,
    Oak Room seats 24 to 36 comfortably
    reception with hors d'oeuvres service followed by three course dinner plus sorbet and coffee/tea. Limited menu choice.
  • Private Party Contact: Lynn Heard 7804320480x
  • Special Events: wine night (first Thursday of every month) 2 6oz glasses of complementary wine or a featured non alcoholic beverage included with the $70 table d'hote
    tasting nights on the 30th of each month - special six course menus designed by gold medalist Chef Chris Tom-Kee and matching wines selected from our cellars. All inclusive price (menu, wine, tax and gratuity) of $130 per person. Menus posted on our website.
    spontaneous dining (25% discount) check the website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 96 St.
  • Public Transit: Public Transit available on 82 Avenue at 96 Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is also available on 96 Street, behind GB building, and behind Scona cycle (between 96 and 95 Streets).
A word from Unheardof Restaurant
Unheardof has been serving quietly elegant and eclectic cuisine to Edmontonians for 30 years. Our menu, which changes regularly, is increasingly local, regional and seasonal - a balance between the familiar and the innovative. We do our best to accommodate most dietary needs - celiac, vegetarian, and heart healthy.
Order a la carte or prix fixe (tapas, any starter, sorbet, any entree, any dessert) at $70 per guest. Arrive by 6pm (and if your table is available for rebooking by 7:30 pm, that price becomes an amazing $55)

Plus there is no better spot to plan your special function - business or personal. We have two private dining rooms and decades of experience in helping make your occasions special!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Unheardof Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (14)good for groups (5)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Me and my gf were spending our anniversary and I decided to take here to this restaurant. We're not foodies but we like good food. We both agreed that the quality of food we had was not worth the price tag. The dessert was at least decent and the service was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay, but not exceptional
    IziBreezy
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food was decent, but for the price one would expect more flavor and unique taste experiences. The tomato soup mostly just tasted like tomatoes, the seafood bisque resembled very buttery cream, the lobster tail was uninteresting, and the deserts were simply large helpings of pretty basic treats. Considering the reputation and dollar figure, I was hoping for more inspired culinary creations. :(
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nobeco
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant,the service ,food and ambience was exceptional. We have celebrated many Wedding Anniversaries here and shall continue to do so!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always!
    Linds
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My favourite restaurant in the city never disappoints! Service and good are always incredible! I recommend this restaurant to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Dining Treasure
    RachelD
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The dining experience at Unheardof is one for connoisseur's of food and wine. The well plated, well seasoned, well paired food was delicous in every bite. The service was more than attentive and perfect for our dining experience. The ambiance is quaint and cosy. This is a neighborhood gem that is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very relaxing atmosphere quite and romantic. Service was exceptional and waiter had relatively good knowledge of the wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great evening
    bbedm
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We chose the table d'hote which gives you a complete menu for a prix fixe. We were 4 people and each if us chose a different starter, entree and dessert. There were several options to choose from. I chose the charcuterie plate that comprised of a choice of 4 options from the charcuterie list. It was great. Next I chose the duck breastfeeding served with polenta that was cheesy and perfect. For dessert I chose the lemon creme brulee which was excellent. Next time I go I will try the lobster bisque, the lobster and the turtle tart. My one complaint is that the service staff cleared plates from the table before we were all finished with our meal. I and one of the people at our table took longer to finish our meal and it was embarrassing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Difficult2please
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The duck recommended by the waiter was delicious: it was spiced and cooked to my liking and was elegantly served. I also enjoyed the recommended tart for desert. The quiet atmosphere and well mannered service contributed to my pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anu1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always a special evening. Those dining will not be disappointed if they look for well prepared, plated, and really good food, intimate atmosphere, and hosting in keeping with this top star dining room. Go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be better
    Jungleearth
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I always loved this place, but not this time. First we ordered seafood bisque which was divine. My entree though was terrible. I had the bison tenderloin, the sage and onion topping was way too strongly flavored with sage. It came with so called barley risotto which was dry and bland. I mentioned to the server that I thought risotto was supposed to be creamy, he said, Well it's barley. I asked what makes it risotto as opposed to just cooked barley? He didn't know. This was an entree I paid $45.00 for! For that much money it better be perfect, and the serving staff should have some knowledge of the items on the menu. For the money we paid it was not worth it. The service was very slow as well. So for a $225 meal, I felt gouged. « Read less
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  • 2 Year Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    runnergirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner this past Saturday evening. Would highly recommend going with the 3 course menu (can't recall what they call it exactly). As an added incentive, if you arrive at 5:30 pm (and are done by 7:30 pm) you save $15 per person on this option ($55/person). Both my husband and I are self-proclaimed foodies and really enjoyed all the options (the turtle tart is to.die.for.) Our servers were attentive, but gave us our own personal space, and the tapas/sorbet/bread served between courses was a nice surprise (ie. go here with an appetite). Will definitely be back, and will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining With Unheard Of
    Kaley25
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dining at Unheard Of is always great for special occasions. The service is wonderful and I enjoy the quiet atmosphere. Of course, the food is very delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful dinner
    enjoyeddinner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner at the unheardof. We found the food unique and well prepared. The wine list is quite good and wine prices are reasonable considering the quality. We enjoyed great service in a quaint atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Was first visit for 6 out of 7 - fabulous Have heard great things about this restaurant for the past 30 years. Was not disappointed Was there for mother-in-laws 80th birthday. And my father in law has a hard time walking, and they were great about rearranging table, etc. Our waiter was amazing with explaining menu, meals, etc.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    ParkDiner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    From the decor to the service to the amazing meal, the Unheardof is one of the best places in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 510 reviews are from the Unheardof Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great night
    Bios
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner. I proposed to my future wife and left engaged and very happy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Happydiners
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The unheardof was chosen to be a fun birthday outing and it was. It was all that could be asked for good friends, excellent food and a great location. The unheardof delivered with a great meal and comfortable surroundings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to for great food and service
    dani27
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Visiting this restaurant always makes we want to come back as soon as possible. The seafood bisque is to die for and the service is always exceptional. Their mango daquiri is my go to drink there, absolutely excellent. I always leave this restaurant knowing that I will be back and it's definitely our first thought when it comes to special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was terrible. Waited more than 1.5 hours for two of our guest to receive their food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening.
    Snoopy8
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many times and am always very satisfied with the great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • landndiners
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    very good favorites done in a special way overall great service small room making it a great atmosphere for intimate dining best way to put it a very reliable and consisted place
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I would not recommend this restaurant for a couple of reasons. It isn't terribly romantic as tables too close to others so conversations are overheard even at quiet level. I personally did not enjoy my entree, tenderloin Bison, I found it chewy and without much flavor, my vegetables were hard and tough to fork. My potatoes were very mediocre. I was expecting something very special as we attended this restaurant about 10 years back in one of the banquet rooms for a wedding and the food was very good. Not the memorable occasion I was hoping for to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.
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  • Outstanding Gem
    jksfoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had been meaning to try out this restaurant for a long time, and finally did. Four of us enjoyed the early dining experience immensely, as the restaurant was not crowded, the food was fantastic, and the service experienced and friendly. We will return, and have recommended it to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My spouse and I ate at Unheardof on the recommendation of a business associate from Edmonton. We were not disappointed at all. We opted for tablet d'hote 5 course option and the food was simply amazing. The size of the dishes was perfect and the flavours were delectable. Our server Alicia was wonderful and knowledgable regarding the menu and was very helpful in making suggestions. The restaurant itself is wonderful with an old English flavour. I will be recommending Unheardof to anyone I know travelling to the Edmonton area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pruney
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    It was a great experience. From the time we arrived, it all flowed nicely. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating a Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We had a great time! The food was great, the ambiance just right for our special occasion. It was not noisy and allowed easy conversation. The service was excellent. All in all, we would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Divine dining
    Rose
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Offers a great menu selection, exquisite food and excellent service. It's perfection on a plate & palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    No1fan
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The menus has some new items on it. The shrimp and ravioli was outstanding. May now be my top pick which is really something if you have had the seafood bisque. The food, staff and ambiance is always a 10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not super impressed
    Ellbee
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We took my Mom out for a meal here while she was visiting, and we had been really looking forward to trying Unheardof after many good reviews. Was not super impressed. The delay between appetizer and entree was quite long. I ordered the rack of lamb, and it was overdone, and bland. Potatoes on my Mom's plate were so salty they were almost inedible. She ordered the bison, and the menu stated it would come mid-rare - it came pretty close to blue. For the price I won't be trying this restaurant again. Pretty disappointed. The only saving grace in my opinion was the french onion soup.
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  • RestoDiva
    RestoDiva2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a nice evening - thank you. The seafood bisque was AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Wonderful
    Packman55
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great spot for any occasion, quiet, great service and nice variety of food items. Loved the poached pears this time
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good But Not Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here recently. My wife's app. of prawns & ravioli was excellent, but her duck was just good because the skin was not crispy. My app. of portabella mushroom was very good and also my bison steak. Overall the food was very good but nothing exceptional,especially when you consider the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still a Treat
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was not our first time dining at Unheardof Restaurant and it won't be our last. The food, as usual, was very good. What was missing for me was a waiter who had a vast knowledge of wine pairings. Five or six years ago his was a familiar face but the past 2 times we have dined he was no where to be seen. That is a shame. His extensive knowledge of wine made Unheardof a rare find. It is still a treat though with an unhurried ambience and well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Expectations ... were met!
    theintelligentmachine
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This visit was a (rather belatedly collected) Christmas present. There is always a fear, when places come so highly recommended, that I might agree - not in this place. From initial greeting/orientation to the moment we left, everything was terrific (everything!).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit would definitely repeat
    ircanuck
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Took a date for a romantic dinner before a play. We were a little bit time constrained and let the waiter know up front and they were very accommodating. The service was stellar and the amount of interaction was perfect, just enough to ensure we had everything for a wonderful dining experience, but not so much that you feel smothered. We had the table d'hote service, so we got to try appetizers, mains and dessert. Everything was excellent, beyond expectations really. Like the title says, I would definitely repeat at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bring a rookie..........
    MartiniMan1
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We always bring someone who has never been there before................they are never disappointed, and then of course the cycle continues, and they told two friends, and they told 2 friends, and so on, and so on, and so on............
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special night out
    Ginny
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Ambience was very nice and quiet and comfortable. The service was great, the food for the most part was great, I did find the chicken dish a tad bit to salty. Otherwise everything was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The Lobster Bisque was too die for, as was the Mango Cheesecake and Turtle Torte. Very knowledgeable servers with excellent suggestions and just the right amount of attention.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edmonton gem
    lovetodine
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We finally decided to try the Unheardof at their recent 33 yr anniversary and took advantage of the over 55 special. Having driven by this restaurant for decades, I was pleasantly surprised by the quaint ambience upon entering. Food was fantastic and presentation equally so. Very civilized dining with the nice touch of sorbet to cleanse the palate between courses. Mmm. We hope to return soon. However the price point of the entrees may delay our visit for a little while. But definitely a nice evening out to mark a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Unheardof
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This is an excellent place to dine out with a good friend. The food is 10 of 10. It is a good place to reconnect with your partner of many years in a great ambiance. It is always a great familiar place to come back to, like a real friend.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet