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.
The room is Frasier-and-Niles chic, but the lack of pretension is pure Martin Crane."
The Hardware Grill is one of our most favourite places to dine !! The food is always excellent as well as the service !!
We have never been disappointed with our experience there and the waiters are so very friendly and helpful .
It is our "Go To" restaurant when we have out of town visitors!! Keep up your excellent work Larry and team !!
The Hardware Grill never fails to disappoint! I have had the privilege at eating at many of Edmonton's finest restaurants and the Hardware Grill continues to be near the top of my list for best places to eat. First of all, the service and ambiance are second to none. The lighting level is intimate and the noise level allows you to have a conversation without having to raise your voice. The decor is traditional and matches the era of the building which makes it timeless, not trendy. Our server (Shane?) was enthusiastic, friendly and genuinely happy to make our night out fun. His timing and delivery of service was impeccable. A true pro and a credit to Hardware Grill. Now the food...in one word...amazing! The Duck confit and waffle was arguably one of the best appetizers I have ever eaten and could have been a meal on its own. For a main course, I had the tenderloin, and again, I was blown away. The quality of the meat was second to none, and was cooked to a perfect mouthwatering medium rare. My wife had the vegetarian platter and she could not believe how rich, flavorful and filling it was. We finished with a chocolate dessert that hit all the right notes and served as a perfect ending to a wonderful dinner. The cost of the dinner was fair based on the quality of the food, service and drinks. It is fine dining, but with a more laid back feel. No stuffiness or pretentiousness. We will be back!
Butchers cut was not tender
The staff are amazing and friendly, from the time you enter to the time you leave. For the menu there is an awesome assortment to choose flavorful apitizers and main courses. We have been here several times and always look forward to our next visit.
Fantastic meal. Best restaurant thus far in Edmonton.
If you would like something other than the box store repetitive menus, where every item on your plate has its own distinctive taste, this is it. That coupled with more than reasonable pricing made for a great experience.
A high end restaurant for fine dining. Our server was very experienced, friendly but too rushed if he'd slowed down just a bit it would have felt more genuine. The food was excellent and good value for the quality.
We had a wonderful meal at the Hardware Grill! The food was exquisite, the service impeccable (despite being told at seating that they were a server short on arrival) and the atmosphere delightful.
Highly recommended for a special occasion.
Consistently excellent service and attention to details. Food is always very well done with local fresh ingredients. Their scallops and KFC appetizers are always a hit with group dinners. The sea bass is my favorite main course with lovely flavours.
Dean our server is consistenly excellent. Unobtrusive yet attentive, hard working, and pays attention to details. Very friendly and remembers customers and their preferences which is very appreciated! Thank you again for a memoriable meal.
Always a great meal and service!!
Staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was amazing. Beef tenderloin fell apart in my mouth and was cooked to perfection. Birthdays/Anniversary's will be a home run.
Sea bass is the best!
Excellent! Great flavour and presentation. Good value.
First time to the Hardware Grill! Amazing Food, Great service and a beautiful ambiance! We will definitely come back!
Very very impressive food and cocktails. Amazing and attentive service. Very pricey.
Amazing place. We travelled from maidstone Saskatchewan for our wedding aniversary to try this place, because a friend recommended it and we will definalty be back. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Loved it from the moment we walked in. Very engaging gentleman that seated us. It was our first time and we'll definitely be back. The only negative aspect was right as we were leaving. We were talking to the gentleman that seated us and takes care of the door. He was asking my wife about her birthday and a woman that appeared to possibly be a manager cut us off mid sentence and told him he needed to go do something. Very rude and uncalled for. As well our waiter needs to learn the difference between green beans and asparagus on your salmon dish. Which was fantastic by the way!! Overall wonderful experience and tasty tasty food!!!
Excellent evening! The service, food , ambience was delightful. Truly enjoyed or evening. Will come back soon!
We love sitting by the kitchen to watch the chefs. The menu is unique in every category. We had the buratta cheese salad and it was delicious. My husband had the salmon and I had the vegetarian meal. Both were delicious, but way too much Mac ‘n cheese to even come close to finishing, delicious dessert. Fantastic always.
Thank you for a lovely evening. My Fiancé had not eaten at Hardware for 18 years and was very excited to return. It was everything we hoped for. Clint was especially delightful and kind to share his time with us and some history of the restaurant. We had 4 appies and a dessert which more than filled us up - they were all excellent!
Hardware Grill is a little on the $'s side for us ... but we try to get out to restaurant's like this a few times per year for the adventure of a creative food experience ... and we weren't disappointed!
We had the first time slot in the afternoon/evening and it was a quiet, pleasurable atmosphere. By the time we were done, it was busier but the noise level was still in check.
When my wife and I go out, we try to mix and match dishes and share ... so we can have a broad flavour experience. We went with the "pick 3 menu", had plenty to choose from and certainly had more than enough to eat (we hedged our bets at the start and ordered an extra appetizer ... but in the end it was a bit much for the two of us).
I have to say, from the starters, thro' the main course and on to the dessert, there were no "losers" ... all the food was amazing ... just some was more amazing than others! The mushroom soup was probably at the top of the list ... the blend of flavours was stellar! For me, the flat iron steak was next (my wife is not a steak fan so ... IKR?) - it was perfectly prepared, tender and ... indescribable! ... the desserts were impeccable and "tittlating" ... all round, a great dining experience.
... even though it was a bit $ I have to say that I feel we got more than value for our money :)
Did not enjoy this restaurant's food.
Everything you ordered came with an abundance of "fillers". For example I ordered the seabass and received a small piece of fish that was $52 along with crepes filled with potatoe and other mixed veggies that did not go well with the seabass. Very dissapointing...
The first time I dined in at hardware was AMAZING... The server was by far the Best server I've ever had. Sea bass was INCREDIBLE- it was like butter. Cooked with absolute perfection. I was so impressed with the service, food and the value I got out of it. In fact, I thought it was very affordable. I decided to come here again for mother's day dinner. I was telling everyone to they needed to check out Hard ware grill.
Unfortunately, my second visit was very dissapointing.
The sea bass was way overcooked - we had to use a steak knife to cut it open. The top of the sea bass was also pitch black and the first few bites also had a very fishy taste lingering our palates (something I did not recall the first time I had it). Also looked like it was burnt. We asked the server for another one instead. The second one came back overcooked as well. It also took a lot longer to receive the dishes. I felt so bad bringing my mother to a restaurant where I thought had the best sea bass in town.
The staff also seemed a little sloppy. They just came to toss the bread on the table quickly without saying much. Didn't really explain the menu and even taken time to ask how our evening was.
Before, I felt like every dollar spent here was worth it. But im not sure if I'd be back next time.
Air conditioning wasn’t working but everything else was very good.
Still one of the most solid restaurants in Edmonton. They have been doing it great for over 2 decades.
Phenomenal restaurant. Always a great night. Food is always perfect. Service top shelf. Great value.
Mother’s Day for Foodies! Excellent choice
Was very disappointed rec 'd both meals - salmon was raw & my wife's pork dish was raw !!. Instead of giving us new meals they just took the fish & pork only to reheat them. In the mean time the balance on the plate got cold so when they returned later with the pork & fishwhich was hot it was discouraging eatting the cold balance on the plate ? So instead of having a nice evening g out didn't turn out that way !!. To top it off the restaurant didn't even offer us any compensation at all. So us & our friends from calgary will never return there again.
This was my first time going to Hardware a grill, but I am from Edmonton and just never thought to go. I took my husband for his birthday and we were treated like gold from the second we walked in. We sat at a table where we could view the kitchen and it was one of the best seats in the house. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff went over and above to make us feel welcome. The owner/chef even interacted with us, even though he was busy in the kitchen. I want to give a big shoutout to the staff! Thank you so much for a memorable evening. We will definitely be back.
Excellent as usual
Amazing food and great service and great atmosphere.
Excellent service, excellent food. All around a great place to dine.
Great food, awesome location service was excellent.
One of Edmonton’s best.
Watching the chefs work their magic in the kitchen was an added interest - they work without a mis-step, fascinating , slick professionalism at its best - a great experience for us.
Our server was fantastic and gave great advice. Both of us enjoyed our entree and appetizer. The entrees were large and filling - no room for dessert!
We did appetizers as our dinner and it was fantastic
Food was outstanding. However a very rude employee confronted my friend regarding his hat. We had not been informed of the no hat policy from any of the 4 staff members who greeted us, sat us, or served us. Then out of no where while we were mid appetizer, a man comes over to inform my friend quite abruptly, "I think you forgot your hat, there's a no hat policy so you need to remove it". No issue with the policy, but it was the way we were informed. Very rude.
The service was great. The kobe beef style carpaccio was simply amazing as usual but the salmon was way over cooked and dry.
Great food, wine and service.
The hostess smiled and was friendly but other than that we found the waitress & waiter didn’t really care, like they want to be there. We were given wrong price over the phone that it was $50 per person for the 3-course menu but was charged $55 but we didn’t say anything. We just wanted to settle our bill & leave. Not many choices for the 3-course menu. So do not recommend this place. $13 cocktail was lots of ice