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.
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
Food, service and location are excellent. If a dress code were to be enforced the ambience would reach a new level
Great service, enviroment and food. Would highly recommend
Needed a burger for a quick after work meal. Service was outstanding, as it was on my first visit. Wait staff and host were friendly and engaging (but not too much so!). Burger was delicious and perfectly prepared to my request ( medium rare).
Always enjoy HG. Been many times and always delivers.
Great variety and preparation. Duck was fabulous. Service was prompt, friendly and helpful.
Really enjoyed. Meal was very good. Service terrific.
Excellent service combined with a interesting menu
My fiance and I went to Hardware Grill for our anniversary and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the server was even better. He made it a truly comfortable and memorable experience. We took our time and never felt ushered out or pressured to leave at any point. This was on a Friday night too
Excellent meal and service.
Great service, lovely atmosphere, food was delicious
Excellent forgot how good the food was , definately wont be staying away for so long next time.
Very nice, attentive service, the vegetarian sampler was really good
Excellent food with exceptional service.
Absolutely love the beef carpaccio.
Excellent food ...services was so so . Not very attentive ..may be too busy ??!! Some tables candle light were on .. some were not. Ours were not .. water glassss was full most of the time which is good .. but was refilled in a very sloppy manner.. the service level doesn’t match the quality of food and the price
Just my two bits
One of our meals was very undercooked (rare when it was ordered medium) we mentioned it to our server, Kyle, who offered to have the kitchen put it back on the grill - we declined, as this error ruins the entire tables dinner - one person waits for their food to be recooked while watching everyone else eat. It was mentioned so the kitchen was aware. The service was marginal at best but after this, we were given nothing but attitude for the rest of the evening, especially when paying the bill. We have never received such a poor response from a server. We go to Hardware Grill regularly but will reconsider before returning again.
Great atmosphere! Service was exceptional! Food was fantastic; great presentation, delicious and good size portions! Background music was just that, background music so that I could easily converse with my wife! Well done Hardware Grill! Fantastic evening! We will be back!
Excellent food and atmosphere. Able to have good conversation with family and friends.