ALMANAC

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Continental
Almanac is a locally owned Bistro focused on continental cuisine and craft cocktails. House made charcuterie and food made from scratch. We have an event room that hosts live music or private functions. Our bar offers a variety of wine, craft beers and cocktails, sure to please every palate. Like our food, we like to showcase quality ingredients and deliver a well executed drink. We believe that quality food, a great drink and some good music are key to a pleasant outing. - Bon appétit!
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Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was great! It's a small place, so reservations are suggested. Came here for date night and the food was delicious! We tried the duck confit sandwich and the porchetta, and both dishes were very tasty! The risotto side was amazing. Service was good as well. We will definitely be back!

OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic ! I keep going back for the cocktail called
“I drink and I know things “, which by it’s name only deserves an award ! The menu is small but everything on there is delicious:
Meat board , the burger , steak, all excellent!
I would say the only thing this place lacks is better desert options. Get rid of that gluten free brownie . No one cares

TG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Almanac a couple of times. The staff has been attentive but not overbearing, and always friendly. The food always "wows". Thoughtful and inventive... smoked olives! Nice atmosphere. Quiet and intimate on my last visit, but I want to make sure I go on a show night soon. Support live music!

KC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great little restaurant on Whyte ave. Excellent cocktails and great meals for a reasonable price. Went with another couple and had a wonderful Saturday date night.

d
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service. Brie appetizer was good. Salmon entree was good. Unfortunately the cut of steak with the steak frites was pretty terrible.

OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place has the best cocktails ! If you like gin, the cocktail “I drink and I know things” is soooooo good! They also take their ice very seriously which I appreciate :)

r
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Nice cozy casual place. Would go again.

S
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The service was excellent. We showed up with 2 extra people in our reservation and there was no problem. Waite staff very cordial and accommodating. Our food came without to much of a wait and was hot. However, it felt very crowded, the space is small and it was extremely noisy. Had the burger which was good, not great, way to many fries and they were rather overdone. Someone else had the steak and it was tough. Rather tacky decor for the price.

C
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great little place on whyte with a nice menu. Only thing was they had musicians playing so loud, we couldn't hear and decided to leave early. There was out table of 8 and 2 other tables there the whole night.

CG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A fun restaurant, nice atmosphere, extensive cocktail list (mine was very nice), food was good!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Food was good but the plates needed some garnish. The Lentil Hash was tasty but was more like a side dish rather than main course. Prices were a bit high considering the food. Service was excellent.

EH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were met with a warm smile. The room is cozy and there is something on the menu for everybody.

J
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious steak/frites and wine.

m
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic for Birthdays. This is the 2nd birthday bash we have had here and it good food, great drinks and well priced

AD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Fun and trendy atmosphere, good selection of drinks. Service was fantastic and were accommodating to my allergy. Food however, was somewhat underwhelming. Mushroom cavatappi had fresh ingredients but it was cold and the poached egg was more like a hard boiled egg.

LJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Over priced, a big disappointment.
My burger was suuuuper salty and over cooked (and small) For $17.
We got the Brie and smoked olives, exactly how they sound-nothing exciting or wow! Worthy. It was recommended to me to come to the almanac three years ago and after kids and life getting in the way I finally went. I realize a lot can change in three years in a restaurant-New menu, management, chef-who knows? But it was a pretty big disappointment.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and drinks were both delicious! Only complaint I have about the food is that it was a little on the salty side. Great atmosphere though and great service.

H
Sydney / NSW
287 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good cocktail variety. Shared dishes from menu were flavourful and a good vale

GA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Almanac is located in the heart of Old Strathcona, close to nice shopping and the Princess theatre. This was my second visit to this restaurant. The first time I thought my meal was spectacular. This time I ordered a burger and fries. I likely will try something different on the menu next time, as the burger was only fine, but the fries were delicious! The cocktail menu is extensive so is a great place to go if that is your thing. The waiter offered great service, was unpretentious and very knowledgeable about the menu. We had a nice experience overall, and I would recommend this restaurant.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant in Edmonton. It’s always an amazing experience.

RT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A nice space. The service was very good. Food was mediocre. My calamari was dry and lacklustre/ probably frozen. Steak frites. Good frites but steak was very tough.

D
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Our party largey had seafood appetizers and they were unbelievably tasteless. Sloppy and indifferent was the general ambience. Big downhill from when it opened.

A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant, although I was a little disappointed in the Beef tartare being very simple and not very tasty. Something they should keep in mind in adding more spices and maybe some dijon (classic way for a beef tartare). We added it with a side of dijon seeds that the server was happy to brought to our table. Otherwise service was excellent and meet and cheese platter was great to share and delicious. Overall it was a great experience!

B
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was ready when we arrived and the service and food were great.
My only negative comment would be that the waiter wanted us to pay the bill and I hadn’t even finished eating my meal.

a
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful...great neighborhood gathering....very nice vibe.

R
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem on white Avenue. Friendly staff took care of us for our business meeting and supper. The food was delicious.

a
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails, and entres.. there is good wine to pair with the meal too..!!

RC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Relaxed & comfortable experience

S
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was very good. Would have given the experience full stars except for the fact that even though both my daughter and I emailed about her being vegan the only vegan option offered was not available. I would have thought that having given the chef a heads up the ratatouille would have been a choice. Appreciate the fact that they did put something together for her. If more options were offered we would give it another shot.

CP
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with family and we loved sitting at the booth with the retractable window so we felt like we were sitting outside, which is awesome on Whyte Avenue. The food was high quality and perfect portions. The Duck Poutine and Baked Brie were exceptional started. Definitely going back.

M
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the almanac are so friendly and kind! Amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere!

A
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was fantastic, the drinks, the food, and the service. The only downside is how loud Whyte ave is, so I expect this to be a much quieter place once the temperatures drop back down and they close the patio windows.

a
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Girlfriend loved it…. But I came here with my business partners before. It’s a good place to get away from the young kids

DL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very pleasant meal and enjoyed the booth seating with the open doors. We enjoyed a couple dealer choice cocktails which capped the evening off nicely. Will definitely be returning and recommending to others. Thanks again!

a
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails... and location is very close to all u need on Whyte ave., will be back AGAIN...!!

EA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The lettuce in the garden salad was mushy. The gnocchi was tasty but not a typical gnocchi dish.

GA
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I enjoyed the great food and ambience at this restaurant. The menu was varied, and each dish we ordered was esthetically pleasing and delicious. It was a pleasant change to not have the music or background noise competing with conversation, so that after we left we had felt we had just enough to eat, and a wonderful visit. I plan to go back!

DP
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been before and always very impressed. Sadly, brunch was not up to what we have experienced during prior visits.

N
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had read great reviews over the past couple of years & kept meaning to try Almanac. Maybe my expectations were too high - I pictured more farm to table, interesting flavors. I found the Brussels sprouts heavy (they were apparently deep fried, and tossed in Hollandaise ). My steak tartare was really lacking in flavor & accompaniments. For my veggie fish-eating friend, pickings we’re slim. She went for the ubiquitous salmon, which also had hollandaise on it, so okay if that’s what your after. My husbands lamb shank was nothing special. Overall, okay but underwhelming food-wise. The service, while a little inexperienced, was friendly and attentive.

KC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was amazing!!! Wonderful service, incredible food, great wine pairings. Highly recommended.

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