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About Halo Bar & Bistro - Renaissance Edmonton Airport

HALO - high altitude low octane
The neoteric, ultra cool go-to modern bistro; re-imagined for Edmonton.

4236 36th Street East
Renaissance Edmonton Airport
Edmonton International Airport, AB T9E 0V4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Bistro, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm-10:30pm
Lounge: Daily 11:00am - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 890-1419

Website:
http://halobarbistro.ca/

Catering:
Please contact our events department for details.

Parking Details:
Hotel and Airport parking available for a fee.

Parking fee waived for guests who dine with us.

Public Transit:
Edmonton International Airport

Executive Chef:
Andrew Ihasz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Halo Bar & Bistro - Renaissance Edmonton Airport Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for Groups (36)
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Romantic (22)
Great for Lunch (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Cozy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Halo is one of our favourite restaurants to go to for date night! The service is unmatchable as well as the ambiance and food. They have very private booths that are perfect for date night or celebrations.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

we had a new waitress that evening, you could tell she was confused and nervous but she told us this so we appreciated her honesty. she was an overall really sweet girl. Our meals were not to par at all for what they were worth. My husband ordered the noodle bowl which he totally hated...it was way too pasty, way too spicy and horrible actually. I had the salmon over rice and the salmon was way over cooked...I couldn't eat it. we were very disappointed and we will not return. For such a beautiful restaurant the meal was terrible.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was great, service was excellent however the music was too loud to carry on a conversation and was advised it could not be turned down.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Fantastic food with superb service. We'll definitely be returning!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Nicely decorated. Food was ok. It was a special occasion and I wanted a nice location for table... wasn't a fan of our table location and they didn't have table ready when we arrived. The service was not great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Food was superb!! I had the buffalo donair - amazing. My friend had 'one of the best steak sandwiches' - both substantial portions (I even took half home) and felt both were reasonably priced. Atmosphere has the 'cool' trendy factor, an enjoyable time was had by all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 8, 2017

All 5 of us had the steak sandwich. And I must say the steak was perfect. The restaurant was already closed but we could eat in the lounge.
I am not the person who likes loud music when you want to have a coversation, so that was the only negative aspect on this lunch. The music was too LOUD for me, but it can also be my age.
Service was good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Great restaurant. Loved the food. Well worth the drive out there.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I had the pleasure of dealing with the manager (Jeet) for all my needs for my special birthday that was set in one of their private rooms. Ambiance was cool/chic. The menu, although small, had many great options to select from. The service was impeccable. They even knew our names by the end of the night. You don't see that often. Props to the management team who trained them all very well. Dinner was served promptly. Presentation of all my guests' food items was beautiful. The food was so delicious. We all agreed that THIS is our go-to restaurant for fine-dining close to home (Leduc). Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 20, 2016

The food, environment and service level here was excellent. The staff go above and beyond to ensure you're attended to, comfortable and pleased with your meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2016

I liked the service and the rum she brought was amazing. My tuna sandwich was low on tuna... for the price that disappointed me.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 14, 2016

The food was wonderful. The staff were delightful. It took a very long time before our order was taken and a very long time to get both courses. Prices are quite high, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Halo is in my opinion at this time, the best dining experience in Leduc. The food is wonderful. The service is fabulous. I would highly recommend this as a go to spot for special occasions and get togetherness with friends

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We were a party of 6. Just a great all around experience. Diverse menu, great food, GREAT staff, affordable pricing and very nice ambience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Cozy, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 2, 2016

A nice place to dine if you are staying at the hotel and travelling the next day, like we were.
Food was average pricing for simply prepared meals. My husband had the bison pasta special and I sampled a couple of the starters. The shrimp skewers should have been sautéd rather than battered and deep fried and the meatballs had a lovely sauce. Service was friendly and efficient.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 12, 2016

We enjoyed our Anniversary dinner and appreciated the complimentary dessert! A nice place to go and close to home for those in Devon 😊

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We went to Halo for a special anniversary dinner and is was incredible. The food was probably the best meal we have ever had. We had really good service. All the staff we met were very nice. The music was a little loud but other than that it was a great place to go for dinner. We would highly recommend driving to the airport to try this restaurant if you haven't already been there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Outstanding restaurant. Excellent service and delicious food every time! This is a hidden gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Let me start off with the food here is AMAZING. I had the Bison short rib and it was so tender! My friends had the Halo burger and Salmon, both licked their plates clean.

My only negative to the evening was how long everything took to arrive. Almost half an hour for drinks, and the food took another half hour plus after that (we ordered drinks and food at the same time). The service we did get was amazing and very prompt, but I felt things took longer than usual to arrive. I would still highly recommend and most definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 28, 2016

While the service was the only constant, it was excellent. the food for three of us was quite good but our fourth person ordered the special, duck on penne pasta and was very disappointed as the pasta was cold and the duck portion very tiny. For the daily special to be a fail was a surprise. To give them credit, the meal was taken off the bill and our fourth receive a beautiful salad instead. The other negative was the noise from the bar which is open to the dining room and was very noisy due to a hockey tv broadcast.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 29, 2016

We attended Halo restaurant for my wife's birthday. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed in the customer service. The waitress failed to come back to check on our meals once we received them. Also she didn't come back to pour additional wine during the meal. The appetizers were a little skimpy for the price. The entrees were actually quite good. The New York steak and mussels were quite enjoyable. I'm also not a fan of the upright tall chairs. Quite uncomfortable after a while. For the price we paid for the meal you would expect a better overall experience.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 31, 2015

This was such a nice surprise. We went for New Years and it was a set menu. The food was awesome, tasty and unique. Service was outstanding! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you at EIA or live close. We will be back hands down!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Hubby and I celebrated Valentine's Day here almost a year ago and I wrote a pretty neutral review here. Boy, am I glad we gave it a second chance on New Year's Eve! 6 course dinner, 3 options for all courses. Artistically demonstrated and the flavours were amazing. Staff was very polite, very professional and attentive. GM came over to our table to check if everything was all right. We had a very pleasant evening with good cocktails, amazing food and just conveniently walked over to the arrivals hall and grabbed a cab to go home without any wait - on New Year's Eve. Big perk right there too. We will definitely be regulars.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We'll be back to enjoy this culinary treat at YEG. The menu had something for everyone with fresh and local ingredients at reasonable prices. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and the decor was modern and beautiful. We were enjoying a birthday lunch for my husband and he was brought a complementary dessert plate. Be sure to park behind the hotel where parking is free for guests. Great food and great value! Now there is an upside to the drive out to YEG or a delayed flight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 13, 2015

The menu is interesting and features many local ingredients. The modern decor is stunning and intriguing - my family was looking around to take in all of the design elements from the moment we walked into the hotel where this restaurant is located. If you can't decide and want to try a few options, I recommend the small bites - each plate is a burst of flavor and small enough to enjoy a few. The short ribs were a favorite among us. If you have a chance to sit at the bar - ask for the "perfect manhattan" and ask to watch it being made for you. It's an amazing process and a unique cocktail with a smoky flavor (literally from the smoke used to make it). A must try for local and visitors alike - we have visited several times and are always impressed by the service and selection. My only recommendation would be to incorporate more local wines into the menu - for a restaurant boasting "local ingredients" the wines were international and I was looking forward to trying something different and closer to home. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 21, 2015

From the moment we walked into the restaurant the service was five star. The atmosphere was unique and intimate and the food was fabulous, and plenty of parking. Definitely will be back here!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 19, 2015

The menu is filled extensively with wonderful local and Canadian influences. Meal was absolutely delicious. Server was extremely attentive. The bar area is very relaxed and seems good for get-togethers. For locals, the last time I checked a restaurant booking got you free parking. Phone them to verify. If you're worried about drinking and the distance from Edmonton the hotel is lovely too making this a nice evening/getaway. I've done this and the fiancée loves it. This place is worth a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 19, 2015

This is the 2nd time we've been at the Halo. !st time for brunch was great. This time we went for supper and were not disappointed. Good menu, reasonable prices, and good ambiance had us have a wonderful time. We were flying out later in the evening and a leisurely meal at the HALO put us in the right frame of mind to handle the stresses of flying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 30, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Halo. The ambience was beautiful and we were seated in a very private booth. Our server, Andrjea, was very attentive and provided her advice on the menu. We ordered the smoked salmon salad to start. I was disappointed in this dish as it did not have much flavor and required salt and pepper to spice it up. My husband ordered the French onion soup which he also did not rave about. Our main courses were the beef short ribs (super tender and delicious!) and the lamb shank (also tender). My only complaint with the short ribs is that it needs to come with more vegetables as currently it was accompanied by 5 glazed carrots which were great, but not enough! The chef was kind enough to send out a lovely celebratory dessert at the end of our meal which we very much appreciated!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 27, 2015

Trendy design and polite, helpful staff. Our meals were good, though not quite at the level I would have expected given the prices. My only real complaint was that, though the food was delivered quickly after we ordered, the entrees were actually too quick, being delivered to the table less than 3 minutes after we received our appetizers. Overall, I'd recommend Halo if you're looking for fine dining at or near the airport, but wouldn't recommend making a special trip from Edmonton solely to visit.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 24, 2015

The hotel is located at the airport so it's a bit of a drive, but worth it if you want a new quiet restaurant to enjoy. The decor is ultra modern. I went for brunch and the service was a bit slow but the food was great and the portion sizes were perfect. I also liked that you could substitute potatoes faith fresh fruit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2015

The Bison short rib is fall off the bone amazing and the grainy dijion mashed potatoes are heavan

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 15, 2015

We ate at Halo last week as we needed to be at the airport in the evening. It is a fairly basic hotel restaurant that you could find in and moderate hotel across North America. The food was good, we had salmon and pasta of the day. A little pricey for what it was however at an airport one must expect that prices will be higher.
The service was very good, our waitress was polite and attentive.
The decor is fairly bland. Lots of white and some fairly uncomfortable chairs with fixed arms too high to easily eat from. I kept bumping my elbows and had to lean forward or hold my arms unnaturally high.
It was a little noisy with music from the adjacent lounge interfering with quiet conversation.

As far as a place to eat at an airport it is certainly better than the chair restaurant options however as a place to go to in and of itself there are better for the price.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 2, 2015

We truly enjoyed our visit to Halo on Saturday evening.

The service was terrific and the food was outstanding.

If and when you get the chance, visit this restaurant, it is worth the drive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on April 18, 2015

I booked a reservation for my husband's birthday for 2:00 pm on a Saturday. It was very quiet, beautiful atmosphere, great service & food. My only complaint is, that despite making a reservation, we were seated in the lounge & the menu online for lunch was different from the lounge menu we were provided.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 9, 2015

We both had the fish tacos and were disappointed. Whole piece of deep fried fish placed in soft tacos. Was expecting a fish mixture. Reminded us of fish from fish and chips, without the chips but with soft tacos-- very ordinary. The beet slaw was very vinegary. I like beets and was expecting the red beets. Maybe I didn't read the menu description carefully enough? Items disappointing but still ok. Caesar salad was good, though. Convenient venue to have lunch while waiting for airport arrivals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 5, 2015

Last minute of Easter Sunday morning, we decided we wanted to go for brunch rather than make it at home. We were able to get a table at Halo. It was a great experience. There were plenty of choices for our kids. Our food was delicious. We will definitely be back! Can't wait to try the dinner menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We went on Valentine's Day which a set menu. My wife could not eat much from it due to her allergies. I would go back on a non vday night

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 14, 2015

I took my wife for a Valentines dinner. The unique modern ambiance was very refreshing. Service was both timely and friendly.We ate from a select menu because of the occasion and both are meals were great. Much larger portions than I expected and as a bistro they really serve their food in an artistic manner. Not only would I recommend Halo Bistro to friends and family but my wife and I will be back there as well!

Regards,Michael

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Sadly we still have to drive to the airport but at least not all the way to Edmonton!...classy place with a nice menu and great food...highly recommend...we will be back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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