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The dining room is really beautiful, the food was delicious, the cocktails were really tasty, and the service was great! It made for a perfect date night!
Service was slow and the server split milk on my scarf, she brought a cloth to clean up.
Food was just average.
I will not rush back, like the location when shopping on Whyte but underwhelmed.
We choose ampersand to celebrate a special occasion and once again they didn't disappoint. Thank you for being open late on Sunday;)
Ampersand27 is known for their charcuterie board, and it should be. It is delicious and worth the price. But with no notice, they took the charcuterie board out of the menu. Instead they offered the chefs special, and it was definitely not worth it. The bread was much smaller, we had to order 3 portions. Only 2 cheeses, and the meats were very bland. Needless to say it was not a good experience. However, the service was outstanding. Everyone was very friendly and got our food and drinks right away. We stayed due to the atmosphere, the servers were too nice to complain to.
I’ve rarely had a bad experience here but this time.. we waited about an hour for our food. After 45 min we asked about our food and the waitress let us know that 2 cooks called in sick so there was only one cook in the back hence the wait. She was kind enough to give us a discount on our food but it would of been nice to know how long the wait would of been before we ordered.
One couple did end up walking out because the servers could not get to there table to take their orders. I do hope that those cooks are fired.
The meal was fabulous, as always. The waiter we had was a little inattentive and lost track of what he was doing on a couple of occasions. His knowledge of the menu was not as good as what we are used to there. Previous visits the waitress was definitely 5 stars, knew the menu and made great recommendations.
Interesting menu. I really enjoyed it. There is a cool vibe in the place. The service was okay nothing outstanding.
Great food in relaxed environment. Friendly staff. Had great 'catch up' meal with friends.
Unfortunately the service was very slow. It took 25 minutes to get two cups of tea and another 45 minutes to get our food. When we got our food the serving size was very small and didn't seem to match up with price we payed for our meal. The restaurant is gorgeous but overall I wouldn't return.
We decided to go to Ampersand 27 for our two year wedding anniversary because I read good reviews. When we arrived it all started out perfect. We got our table and the waitress came right away. We knew what we wanted pretty quick. So we ordered our appetizer. That was amazing. And then it was downhill from there. The waitress took forever to serve us. When we got our main course it was cold and someone else brought it out. And the waitress gave more attention to other groups and it took several minutes to get our main order as well as dessert which we decided not to get because we waited far too long. And it still took 20 mins to get our bill. It wasn’t a pleasant experience for a very special occasion.
We have been here several times. Food was great as usual. Skip the scallops as they just o.k. and very pricy.
We had gone early with reservations, not very many people in restaurant but were sat at the back of the restaurant with no view. We asked for different table but said they were reserved. I found the servers to be very arrogant when asked about the menu and not very attentive when the place was not even full. Very noisy and although was nice to have the doors open to outside, did not appreciate the smokers on the road and did get chilly after sun went down. Funky atmosphere but really did not get to appreciate it for the view of the back wall. Too bad.
The food was really tasty , bit there is a transition in chefs , therefore , some of the items on the menu are no longer being made so I found that options were a bit limited. Hopefully this will change once the new chef has the menu revised with more options. Would def go again !
I have never experienced a restaurant to be so kindly accommodating. I was super touched. It was a wonderful night; the lighting, the mood, the ambience, the service, even management checked in on us. Beautiful little place. See you guys next time.
We came here for our anniversary and the place was uniquely decorated. The food hit the spot and was exceptionally delicious. Service was good to top our night off.
A lovely night. Food was great and the service was outstanding. Look forward to going back.
Great table and the food was good.
The service was pleasant but very slow.
Awesome server! The duck Benedict was great! Temperature of Benedict was on perfect- sometimes its hard to do and it’s cold. House salad dressing was really good except disappointing it advertised with quinoa but didn’t get any because the chef didn’t prep it.
Server was terrible. Waited over 1 hr for our appetizer ( it was melted cheese, how does this take over 60 minute!?)
Server kept on blaming the kitchen. No manager came to apologize and nothing was done to rectify the errors.
Food was yummy but overall experience was a let down due to terrible service and lack of accountability.
Waiter informed us that most of the menu was not available? Kitchen forget to order? Paper menus need to be updated when your discontinuing a item on the menu.
Drinks took a long time and the place wasn’t that busy.
Waiter forgot to put our order in, came but the table and asked if we wanted desert and we hadn’t even got our entree yet? Food was mediocre and bland, chicken was dry and vegetables over cooked. Pasta sauce was thick and bland like they used flour to thicken it. Over all that was the last time I’ll visit Ampersand27. Poor quality and service.
Service was very slow. Issue with not enough cooks coming in.
Steak was very good. Pork chop not so much, chewy and tasteless.
Went here for my moms 65th birthday with close family and it was perfect. Sat in front of the fireplace, great service, great ambiance and great food!
The waiter was very helpful and accommodating.
The food spectacular. Fried avocado was amazing and the Caesar salad had fennel- that was a great touch. Beautiful surroundings and features from the lights to the fireplace. Absolutely will return.
Charcuterie board the only positive about our visit. Waitress was nice enough but due to being shorthanded, was rarely seen. Not her fault, i blame the restaurant. Gnocchi was just boxes of potatoes, visually unappealing compared to what gnocchi should be and couldnt taste black garlic anywhere. The spaghetti had overwhelming peppercorn and the meatballs were bland. Salmon was well cooked, not dried out, everything else around it was horrendous. The asparagus looked like it had been cooking for a while, completely limp. Black rice unseasoned, just looked visually striking.
Ultimately i may go back for the charcuterie board but probably wont because theres better options in the city. Would not recommend at all.
There was no background music. But just the noise of people talking really echoed in the room. Food was so good. And so was the service. Would love to go back and try more things.
What a great restaurant! The duck Mac and cheese is life changing... A definitely must!
Staff and service is always wonderful!
The Steak Tartare and House Brisket Burger were my favourite! The house made chips were good. Not so much a fan of the Rocket Prosciutto Flatbread because it was kind of soggy and the tastes of the items on the flatbread didn’t mesh well for me nor my boyfriend. The oysters were super fresh and delicious! But a little pricey at $4 each.
Fantastic cocktails , service , location and ambiance!
Love this place! Food is amazing and lovely atmosphere. Literally couldn't explain in words how delicious everything is on their menu. Probably my fave in Edmonton!
Thoroughly enjoyed my brunch experience at Ampersand27. Lots of variety for Eggs Benedict! I would return to try other menu items. I liked the coffee and the cocktail "Jasmine Collins."
Ampersand is easily one of my favourite restaurants in the city. Best service, the servers are always letting me know about new menu additions and have never let me down with their reccomendations. Its particularly nice to dine here as the servers are well informed about everything they sell! My date and I typically like to have the bartender come up with cocktails for us and each one was delicious and fresh with quality liquor and ingredients. I'm never disappointed dining here :)
Some of the menu items were misleading - poke refers to raw fish salad, so instead of calling a plate “poke” (and in small print say its vegetarian) call it a salad - because that’s what it is. On the other hand the creme brule was indeed a creme brule and it was delicious! The service was excellent.
Great restaurant! Pleasant outdoor seating, nice staff, food and drinks are of top quality.
It's got great atmosphere and the service was decent but the food was disappointing. The pork was a little tough and the brussel sprouts seemed my dehydrated than roasted, pure however was delicious. If we were invited to get together there we would go but wouldn't go out of our way to make our reservations there again.
Jule was a lovely host, she provided advice on meal choices when asked, pleasant and smiling, and not intrusive but attentive
The drinks and food were beautifully presented and everything is delicious - west coast oysters, charred cauliflower on beluga lentils, burger was tender and juicy, not a major fan of crisps rather than fries on the side but they were tasty!
Dessert was a chocolate tarte, not my top selection for dessert, but definitely perfect in creamy chcolatiness, and not too sweet, set with the right amount of tartness from the raspberries and sorbet
Excellent venue for those special evenings out! Whyte Ave never disappoints and neither does this restaurant! We will be back!
Wonderful server, I wish I could recall her name. Hassled a bit by some rough looking folks as we sat on the patio but the manager(?) was quick to handle the situation. The guy looked like he fell on hard times but was being a nuisance for sure.
Food was great as always. One of my favourite places to go to when I’m in Edmonton!
Thanks to the staff😊
Excellent food quality and variety. Service is always very friendly and efficient.
We went for the oyster special and had the best service! Our server was friendly, funny and very helpful with picking some great items off the menu. I would highly recommend!
We had a fantastic time! The food was excellent, as well as the service. Thank you for helping us make my sister-in-law’s stagette memorable.