Hardware Grill

4.7
2006 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Established in 1996, hardware grill is an A-list dining spot in Canada. It is a glorious setting for Chef / Owner Larry Stewart's progressive Canadian Cuisine, bold flavors, dramatic presentation, creative and whimsical prairie regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design and impeccable standards of service form the entire experience hardware grill.

Local owners Melinda and Chef Larry Stewart have a hand picked brigade to offer culinary grace in an elegant casual setting with professional, convivial service.

Located in the heart of the Arts District, the Historic Goodridge Block is the perfect home for this restaurant that has come to epitomize contemporary regional cuisine at its best.

For groups of 9 and over, or the Chef's Table, please contact the restaurant for availability.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(780) 423-0969
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Larry Stewart
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 97th Street & Jasper Ave
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Parking details
Street parking is available on 97th Street and both sides of Jasper Avenue. There is also underground parking at Canada Place across the street as well as several surface parking lots within 2 blocks.
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"Edmonton has the best restaurant in Canada, the Hardware Grill.
The room is Frasier-and-Niles chic, but the lack of pretension is pure Martin Crane."
Additional
Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

NYE 2019 Pre-paid event 3-Course menu for $125/PP until 6:45pm 4-Course menu for $150/PP after 7:00 PM, Refunds in GC only after December 15, 2018.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2006 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first date & now it’s our anniversary special occasion date. Love it!

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of six had a really lovely evening at the Hardware Grill. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Service was perfect- plenty of time between courses. Very nice wine list. The food was delicious ! Perfect lamb, beautifully cooked sea bass, delightful pasta dish etc. and the trio of chocolate desserts was yummy 😊. Highly recommend this restaurant in Edmonton.

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NM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hardware Grill is a staple in the Edmonton food scene. Always generous portions, always great service and always amazing! If you haven’t gone, you should try them. They’re exceptional at what they do!

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SF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Highlights were the smoked salmon and roe dish, fois gras, and the Korean fried cauliflower. The lobster risotto was not creamy, was bland, and the lobster over cooked and dry. Duck was good but undercooked. The bread was disappointingly like Wonderbread- dense, soft, packaged white bread. Lack of herbal notes throughout the meal. Blood orange gelato was bitter, lemon was good. Profiteroles were soggy and brown rather than light and crispy. Still a good meal and great ambience but there’s been some slippage.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and service. But too expensive. Value not there

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AS
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, we really had a great meal and nice time

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L
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had guests from BMW head office in town on business. As they typically eat at high end restaurants, their comments were that it was one of the best, if not THE best, restaurant that they had the pleasure to have supper at. Next time they are in town, we are definitely coming back. - Gerry Lorente, Bavaria BMW

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent, service was not what we’d expect for the price and reputation. Our server seemed a little put out when we ordered from the “prixe fixe” menu ,we had to ask for it and were then told we had to order dessert with starter and main course because we ordered from this menu. Once we ordered the server obviously had more important people to talk to because he wasn’t interested in us after that. When it came time for the bill of $135 we had gift cards to the value of $150 which was also a major inconvenience “ he had to go to another machine “ when he came back he just threw down the receipt to show the gift cards were all used so our option to tip was taken from us, he was to keep the remaining $15 and would have received the other $20 we had in our hands if he’d taken the time to talk to us. This service was a little disappointing as these gift cards were a birthday gift from my daughter and her boyfriend. I would definitely go here again because the food was great.

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GR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful evening out to the Hardware Grill. It was a special occasion and we were treated like it was just that. Great service from start to finish. The drinks were delicious and the food was even better. Would definitely be back!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Family was in town and we wanted an upscale dining experience in a downtown setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every element on the plate was delicious and my tenderloin was cooked to absolute perfection. Great service and casual, friendly atmosphere.

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MC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive table service was excellent. We had the crusted Salmon special and the porkchop and both were perfectly prepared with excellent accompaniments.
Our waiter disappeared for too long between the end of the main course and dessert. I am a beef lover and the only option on the menu that night was a tenderloin or a huge 16 oz slab of steak. How about a strip loin or something like that? We are in Alberta after all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service,

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JB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for my 25th birthday. Server and staff were excellent and very attentive. I drink a lot of water and my glass was not empty once. We had the lobster pasta and the 12 ounce ribeye and it was the best ribeye ever. Loved the gingerbread cake with mango ice cream and fresh berries. It was a fantastic birthday dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Pretty mediocre. Ordered appetizers that were served faster than McDonalds. That’s a turn off. Homemade ricotta appetizer was tasteless. Carpaccio was mezze mezza. Chose to leave and have dinner elsewhere, which turned out to be delicious.
It’s a nice place for a drink and a snack.

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BL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a restaurant that specializes in meat it was nice to see that that can cater to us vegans as well!

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k
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere (not too noisy)

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KY
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! We will be going back again for special occasions! Ask for Dean for a server!

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SP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. Very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was very good and well proportioned.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely delicious. In my opinion, the best restaurant in Edmonton. Others are trendier, but Hardware Grill is a classic, serving delicious high quality food. My wife and I go for all our special occasions. Pricey, but worth every dollar.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We order the 40 day aged ribeye, lamb rack, crispy pork belly, and crispy duck confit. The ribeye is perfectly cooked, juicy and tender. The lamb is a bit disappointed tho, it’s definitely overcook given that we want it medium rare. Overall it’s a decent restaurant.

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Ordered the sea bass and it was delicious. The dessert menu looked intriguing but unfortunately we were all too full.

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PH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful options and lovely environment to dine in.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. loved it. Thanks Clint

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, in every sense!
Recommended by my son, so I knew we would enjoy our dinner experience.
However you surpassed our expectations!
Larry was very professional, his recommendations were perfect.
I would appreciate knowing the wine he recommended—a dry, deep bodied glass of red.
I have not had the pleasure of dining here in many years—I will not wait that long again.
What is a hundred miles to travel, for such an experience!
Thank you for a delightful dining experience.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately our experience did not start out very well. On my reservation I mentioned that we were "celebrating our 35th anniversary, and a table with an intimate setting would be greatly appreciated" Upon arrival, the restaurant was very quiet, and the hostess seated us by the front door - with a clear view of the kitchen and all of the servers running back and forth with meals. I reminded the hostess that I had requested an intimate setting and she said "I thought this was intimate". Strike one on customer service! She then appeared to be ticked off and marched us to the far end of the restaurant and set down a couple of menus at a table on the back wall. Didn't bother to ask if that table was acceptable or not and walked back to the bar and sat down to chat with the bartender again. Strike two on customer service! We just moved ourselves to a nearby table that had a bit of privacy and all was good. Our server was great, the food was great and we ended up enjoying our experience in the end. Too bad the hostess was terrible but happy that we were able to make the most of the experience.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service. Waiter was very knowledgeable!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent time here. The service was the best because the waiter was so passionate about this place and the delicious food and wine. We we're able to keep conversation as the noise level was quiet to moderate. The meals were delectible! No complaints, only good things here.

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BE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice special dinner to celebrate. Excellent service and attention to detail. Great job!

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CD
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never took our kids before so we wanted them to try this restersnt, they want to go every year for there birthdays and we don’t have to give them a gift they think the restaurant is better then a gift.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I personally liked my meal and “got” the olde world ambience but the rest of my Five person party were non-plussed by thr experience. Chose it because it was number 3 in Avenue’s 2018 restaurants - loved my duck dish but various others failed to please. Service was great

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SN
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the Hardware Grill wins my heart. A lovely dinner with friends who were experiencing the restaurant for the first time. The service was friendly and prompt, the food was delicious. What more can you ask!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter and staff set the tone for an enjoyable experience. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks were strong and delicious. The food was served in hearty portions but not too much where you would leave a lot on your plate. We had the charcuterie plate and bone marrow for an appetizer and the elk & short rib dinner and duck dinner as our main.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience and especially the food were outstanding. Anyone looking for a great place to dine in Edmonton should try this place. We're from Chicago and so glad we stopped in.

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L
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waiter - food was delicious and portions were very generous!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The hardware grill was one of my favourite places to eat and I normally order the sea bass. I decided to try the lamb and was very disappointed. They were very small and worse than that they were over cooked. I had to send them back
Hopefully it was an off night.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

We sat at far end of restaurant felt isolated. No candle lit until I put it on end of table to get attention. The plates were cold so the scollops didn’t stay warm long. The wine was excellent and the smoked salmon was excellent. Service was exceptional

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MB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tired menu and tired service, badly in need of a refresh. They need to move on from "Gordon Ramsey loves our Sea bass" and "Connor McDavid" eats here 4 to 5 times a month. This has been a favourite of ours but it needs to step up its game now that there is a lot more completion downtown!

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LZ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would have given a 4.5 star rating on a couple of the categories if I could. The tortellini appetizer was amazing. The chefs cut steak was very good but honestly I expected more for flavour considering it was Wagyu. Also, I have been here before and would like to see some changes in the menu options. Overall it was an excellent experience and I totally recommend this establishment.

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