Culina Cafe at the Muttart
Culina is a restaurant located inside the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta. The Muttart Conservatory itself is made up of four glass pyramids, where guests can experience four distinct climates. In the center of these pyramids, is Culina, the conservatory café.
All of the herbs used in Culina are grown right inside the conservatory itself, which is a great way to point to the freshness of the food. Culina serves a collection of soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh baked goods along with craft beer and wine by the glass. Get there early though, because Culina opens and closes with the conservatory.
As I have said many times before, we enjoyed our visit very much
Great place for lunch with friends. Do make a reservation as it can be busy especially on weekends. Lovely location and food is excellent.
Lovely ladies evening out. The food was delicious, the staff delightful...and the drinks, amazing!
First time eating here.Only had the minestrone soup and toasted bread as we had a class starting in a half hour of getting our food. They were quick in serving, even in a take out bowl in case we had to exit quickly. Delicious and a nice atmosphere with soft music playing.
The meals were good, but I had the Arctic Char special, and the Arctic Char was overcooked and very dry
Culina’s is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is excellent, always something new on the menu and the soups and salads are very creative and delicious and of course their desserts are as well.
The food was delicious but there was a full restaurant with slow service especially to settle the bill. However a server dropped dishes and glass shattered everywhere. It took a long time to clean up. Being more careful would have avoided it but it happens. The servers did not do a thorough job of cleaning it. Glass chunks spread to 4-5 tables in our vicinity and I came close to stepping on one huge chunk. I think tables were too crowded
good location, good food, good service and good company makes for a good time.
Good food, unfortunately had to wait over an hour to try it. Meal was comped, but did not make up for the terrible service. We were seated right next to the kitchen and had to listen to crashing plates the entire evening.
The night we went it was a tapas menu and our table tried 6 different ones. There was a wide variety and they were all very good. There was 1 main dish and it was a hit as well. They were short staffed with only one waitress for the whole place but she was lovely and handled it like a pro. She was great! Kudos to her, that would have been a long tough shift! The only negative was that the music was a bit loud, so it was hard to hear everyone at our table. But overall it was a great evening!
I'm going to miss this place while the renovations take place. My visiting sister and I had a terrific lunch and, while the place was packed and "energetic" service was great and so was the food.
My family and I visit Culina's often, to date we have been fully satisfied
What a great place. Great service and great food too.
Would absolutely go back again. Wonderful event. Great food!
Culina at the Muttart is a cozy restaurant where they make every effort to create unique dishes often appealing to our love of comfort food with a healthy dash of haute cuisine! We love the water served in wine bottles. The service was excellent and friendly.
Always an amazing experience! The food is amazing and so is the service and atmosphere.
Very consistent and elegant cuisine
Often have the daily special which are always good
Enjoyable brunch. Had forgotten about the muttart. Would go again
Delicious food and great service! It was -20 outside the day I was there, so unfortunately it was quite chilly in the restaurant with its proximity to the entrance to the building, especially chilly on the feet.
Nicely eclectic menu - and a great start for a trip to the Muttart on a cold winter day.
Found the music too loud along the wall with speakers / had to move.
Everything else was perfect.
The food amazing!! Very flavourful 👍🏻
We thoroughly enjoyed our date night at the Muttart Conservatory, which began with a lovely time at the Culina Cafe. The cozy nook just off the entry to the Conservatory, served up delicious tapas, wonderful sippables (the Bees Knees was the best), and warm, friendly smiles. It was the perfect start to our evening. We'd definitely do it again
I LOVE this little spot, the occasion was my birthday, a work colleague and I enjoyed lunch, the service was attentive, the food was hot and delicious and even though the place was packed the ambiance was calm and quiet enough we were able to have a lovely visit; I will be back, and probably so will he !
The menu selection was good, though somewhat overpriced. We only ordered a light breakfast, but it was quite delicious and the presentation was very nice. However, given where the cafe is located by the door of the Muttart Conservatory, it was noisy and also decidedly chilly given the time of year. Our waiter was respectful, but also very busy, leading to a longer wait time than I would have liked for getting our bill at the end. Overall, it was a positive experience, but I don't think I'll be going back. Once was enough.
The food is always great, however the time between ordering and getting the food is often slow.
I have celiac so I don't know if the preperation time takes longer because of that, but it's always a longer wait time than most restuarants.
It was also very cold due to the amount of time the doors open and closed, the Muttart was busier than expected I believe, but overall I had a good experience.
Was unaware of the pop up kitchen when we made reservations. We were literally forced to pay for a meal that we didn't want. Pretty pricey too.
Amazing! We were very pleasantly surprised! We went for Valentines day and enjoyed their pop up special menu. The service was incredible, and the food was amazing! We will definitely return to taste their regular menu in the near future.
Our last minute decision to enjoy the restaurant was a great one! It was a busy night, but we were well-served after getting seated. The limited menu on this special adults-only night had a nice variety of choices so we ordered one of everything, with each dish being beautifully and deliciously prepared and presented. Despite the full house, we had no trouble conversing and enjoying the wine selection . . . and the cheese fondue was awesome!!!
The food was amazing, however I had a reservation at 7:30 and wasn’t seated until 8. Our food didn’t arrive until after 9. Our waiter was nice, although the service could use some work, especially for such a small restaurant.
Food was okay but wait for an appy (with a set meal) was like 35 minutes, main at least 40, dessert another 30ish. Didn't get out for 2 hours and 15 minutes, all told.
Whole the food was delicious, we were really disappointed we had to wait 30 mins for our reservation and then wait a long time for our food to come as well. They were very behind and all we were told was it will be a minute. I wax also disappointed I was served alcohol in my mocktail.
The atmosphere was pleasant with good music, and the food was well balanced in flavour. Be prepared when making a reservation as sometimes they overbook themselves and you can wait upwards of 30-45 minutes after your requested time. You may receive a free serving of wine or coffee during your wait. When busy, meals with three courses took 2.5-3 hours total in serving and the pyramids closed before we could enjoy them. Kitchen was, however, very efficient in re-making a raw meat dish that was served by mistake.
We had a lovely meal! Grateful to have such a wonderful place to get together with friends!
Original and tasty food, served in a timely manner by a pleasing waitress. It was a little chilly by the end of the meal due to the cold and the doors nearby opening and closing. It was not our first time there; the food portions are a nice size.
In this particular venue it would be difficult to control extra noise so I wouldn’t be too critical. The service and experience was excellant, considering some of our party was late due to car problems.
I always enjoy my trips to Culina, in fact I will be there again Wednesday lunch time
I did celebrate my Birthday in Culina. I like it, very friendly staff, unique food, not big plates, fresh. Very cozy location. My Birthday in January, not so many places around Edmonton, where you can cut winter mood. So Muttard one of them, and Culina Restaurant really bonus, after or before you can plan to visit Pyramids. Very nice of event planning Date Night and Family nights in Muttard. After you will defiantly to stay in Culina for a Glass of wine or coffee. I had been in Culina twice. One time in Sunday lunch, second time in my Birthday. Both times love it and will recommend to my friends and everybody to visit to Culina.
Thank you for Culina staff you made my Birthday very special.
The food was excellent - well prepared, delicious and healthy.
This restaurant is within the Muttart Conservatory, a peaceful oasis of beautiful plants in our cold winter city.
When we were at Culina they were playing loud jazz music - really jammin clarinet that cut into our conversation and was inappropriate for a peaceful restorative experience.
When I asked if the music could be changed the waiters looked at me like I was crazy - although they did decrease the volume and then changed the music to a female vocalist.
Am I the only one who prefers guitar or harp music as a background to eating a meal.
Can't stress enough how good that meal was. I've been in the restaurant business (fine dining as well) for nearly 20 years and have had few meals that were on the same level. Compliments to the chef! Amazing work.