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About Characters Fine Dining

Characters features a menu with a diversity of fresh, seasonal offerings presented with exceptional attentive & accommodating service. Our menu changes seasonally.

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10257 105 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:30am to 1:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday thru Saturday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm for reservations

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 421-4100

Website:
http://www.characters.ca/

Parking Details:
We provide our own parking lot on the south side of our restaurant while our customer enjoys lunch or dinner dining.

Executive Chef:
Shonn Oborowsky

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Business meetings, Corporate Events, Corporate Parties, Wine Tasting Events, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Retirement Parties, Christmas Parties, Creative & Fun Events...

Characters Fine Dining will host your special occasion. Please phone 780-421-4100 for arrangements.

Characters Fine Dining Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Romantic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

Whent for girls night, we were amazed! !! The food was spectacular and original. Staff extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. If you want to impress someone this is the place to go! We will return!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner for a table of 6. Excellent service and fantastic experience. Chilean sea bass was incredible as was the s’mores desert!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wesley was a wonderful server with interesting stories to share and excellent suggestions on wines, specialty coffees and ports. The meals were well seasoned and presentation was outstanding.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding service as always.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The ambience was great as well as the background music at just the right level. You were not rushed through your meal and were given plenty of time to drink your wine and have conversations. This makes a great place to go with friends, also good for a romantic dinner. I was quite impressed.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was as good as ever, Tara our server was outstanding her timing was perfect from start to finish. Brownie dessert is a killer .
STILL Our favourite special occasion location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My spouse and I go to Characters for every anniversary. She always gets the Ahi Tuna Loin, I order something different each time and we both enjoy exploring their unique appetizers. The food and service was exceptional as always!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Every thing was great but the food

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was excellent. The food was good BUT over priced. Especially when you consider the competition, the bill for 2 people was probably about $40 more than it should be.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A group of us went for dinner and rather than ordering everything on the menu, we selected the option of the tasting menu. We all loved how it made it more of an experience than just a meal. Going with the option of the wine pairing also made it fun and exciting. It's definitely an option I would recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We absolutely loved our visit to Characters! The food was amazing, the wine spectacular, and the service stellar. We would absolutely go back - hopefully soon, too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 28, 2017

A wine list with prices would be a good addition. The reuben sandwich was very messy and I wasn't excited about the banana chips in my glass of banana cream pie.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 27, 2017

In the basement of Characters are three stunning private rooms. Depending on the size of your group or if you're looking to do a business presentation utilizing their projector and screen, they will try to accommodate you according to your needs. Couple that with the delicious food, and selection of hors d'oeuvres, make it the perfect destination for business meetings and presentations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always an excellent experience.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 21, 2017

It doesn't matter what kind of special occasion you are planning, Characters will accommodate any special requests. As long as you give them enough time, they will do their best to make sure it is memorable and flawless.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the best veal chops I have ever had! Highly recommend.great food service and ambiance.one of my new favorites!

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I find that a lot of restaurants these days no longer serve bread before the meal. Characters, has put a creative spin on the bread course, by making it more of fine dining twist. You get French fries! Yes, that doesn't sound very high end, but actually the French fries are served with a delicious black bean dip and in-house made potato chips. The fact that you don't get charged, makes it even better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Seasonal
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Fantastic restaurant!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 12, 2017

One thing about Characters that separates them from the majority of fine dining restaurants, is their generous portions on appetizers and main courses. It's not one of those, one bite and you're done, it's more of a, if I order an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, I will be leaving with my belt loosened and top button undone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 11, 2017

As usual, the food and service at Characters was excellent!! The hot spinach salad is always a winner!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We were not disappointed with anything that we ordered. Wonderful presentation! Cooked to perfection!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 3, 2017

If a large selection of wine is your thing, then Characters is definitely the restaurant for you. It is probably one of the most extensive wine lists I have seen, not just in Edmonton, but even rivaling places such as Las Vegas or New York. The even better part is that they are very reasonably priced, and even if you're not an expert, your server will be able to guide you in the direction you like.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Service was excellent - Atmosphere on the patio was excellent - parking was super convenient. Meal was excellent - Ahi - tuna is the best in the city with a good sized portion on the plate. Would like some offerings that are a little simpler like a simple steak - I guess I could have asked - but chicken gizzard is usually a throw-away item in my house but they did a great job turning it into a tasty appetizer. Wine paring was excellent and suited well to the occasion. Just a winner evening - if you have need to entertain downtown this favourite is one to try. Michael did an excellent job serving us also.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had the lamb. It was very tough and unfortunately that was the reason for this review. The dessert was excellent. The waiter was very good.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Awesome food, as usual, in a very comfortable environment.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Sometimes, when you want to impress a girl, you take her to a fine dining restaurant. Characters is at the top of my list in Edmonton for such a purpose. Not only is the food and service excellent, but it's surprisingly affordable considering the set up of the restaurant. You will have no problem engaging in conversation, because of the quiet atmosphere. I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was good, not fantastic. Service was a little off, ( slow) even though restaurant didn't have tons of people inside. Server was nice, but not attentive enough.

This is our 2nd time at location, still deciding if to go back a third time. Seemed to be missing a spark.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Sometimes I like to get up close to where the action is, and Characters has a great option of sitting at the chefs table. You are literally a couple feet away from the stoves and ovens, and all of the chefs are sociable enough to respond to any questions you have.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Fantastic service and food. We happened upon Characters by accident, but it won't be an accident when we eat there again. Yum.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Fantastic meal, with a very creative menu. Services always great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Went out for a family dinner. We all ordered something different and sampled each other's choices from appetizers to desserts - all were very different from each other and were exceptional.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Went to Characters for my parents' birthday celebration dinner. We went on a weekday evening and were seated near a window. It was quiet and calm - perfect for my parents who don't like dark loud restaurants.

The food was delicious and service was friendly.

This is now our spot for our annual birthday dinner celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was outstanding, the only complaint was the poor service. We were there on a Friday night at 8pm and there were only 4 tables occupied in the entire restaurant. However, it took a full 10 minutes to be greeted by our waitress and offered water, another 10 minutes to get our drink order back and 30 minutes from seating before the bread was served. We very nearly left and went to a drive thru for dinner. I am glad we stayed as the food was very good but for an upscale and fairly costly venue I would expect far better service, especially when the restaurant is virtually empty. Maybe if they expected better from their servers it would not be empty on a Friday night. The caramel pot dessert is absolutely amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food and atmosphere always great. Tasting menu is amazing!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Characters is always my favourite place to go for my birthday dinner. They always make me feel so important and take special care in making sure that I have a great time. Of course, they do it year-round, but go above and beyond when it's a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Very disappointing. My husband ordered duck and waitress made an error and punched in lamb. So in order for us to dine together he accepted it. It was raw, tough and no flavour. I had the veal tenderloin and it was again no flavor. Over done !
The appetizers have a lot to be desired. There were only 6 people in the resturant on a Thursday night down town Edmonton. Now i can see why.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I have to say that this last visit was not as good as other times. A bit disappointed but would still go back in the future. There fries & chips instead of bread was a nice switch and the dip was so tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Excellent menu we had a really hard time deciding what to eat. We went early in the evening and the place was quiet - very nice for a good and chatty date. The decor is very modern rustic best described by my wife as "not what I expected when you said more rustic, it is really nice in here" We had a really good night Walter our waiter was lots of fun. Will be back for sure!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was fantastic, the service was great. My only complaint was the hostess sat us beside another couple even though the place was super empty. I would prefer to be more private unless it's not an option. In their defence I didn't say anything but it should be common practice to sit farther away unless the busyness doesn't allow it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Always an excellent dining experience. Wonderful food. Knowledgeable and competent staff with a pleasant unobtrusive style. Great wine list for every need or occasion. Oh yes.... and very convenient parking. One of my very favorite restaurants on the planet.

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