MKT Fresh Food Beer Market

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THE FOOD- It’s locally sourced and as fresh as we can get it; picked from local farms and moved from the field to our kitchen as quickly as possible to be put in the hands of our talented chefs who have created a menu chock full of honest flavour.

THE BEER- Expertly chosen, carefully stored, and perfectly poured, our beer selection is among the finest anywhere, with 120 different brands available we’re sure to have a variety that suits you no matter your tastes.

THE EXPERIENCE- Food & beer is a good start, but MKT has a lot more to offer. Our bar is stocked with every wine, spirit, and cocktail you’d expect from a high-end establishment. Our location gives us beautiful patio seating in the heart of Whyte Avenue’s entertainment district and from time to time, we’ll have live music & unique events to round out the nightlife experience.

At MKT we stick to giving you a genuine experience and our everyday shot at perfect food & beer.
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LM
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and it was warm.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very quiet, not surprised for a Tuesday evening. We did make a reservation but there was no hostess present. Finally a friendly bartender did come and show us to a table. Great beer selection, that’s my biggest take away from our evening. The food is alright. Not amazing, just ok overall. Two appetizers, one was a standout which was the buffalo Brussel sprouts. The other appie was honestly nothing special. Somewhat bland. MKT Burger with fries was a hit. I’d avoid the fish tacos. Flavourless, the cod looked like it had seen better days. Lacked seasoning. The tortillas tasted either old or a touch freezer burnt. The ambience is decent, TVs for sports, lots of wood and pub like feel. Overall I’d come for the beer, but I don’t think I’d bother with the food. On a side note our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly.

RB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for large groups! They have an amazing late night Happy hour with great prices. We will be returning for our Christmas party in December

RB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Fun atmosphere with friendly and prompt service. Great beer selection too. I will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived they did not have a table for us. Then brought us upstairs. The waitress even tho not busy yet was constantly rushing away from our table after talking to one person and not check with the whole group. (Later it got busy, so then she was hiding) Our food was cold.. one persons meal didn’t show up until 15 minutes after everyone else’s. The bar was constantly “out” of every drink we tried to order. We never got water refills and silverware didn’t show up until after our meals. I literally had to chase the waitress down (multiple attempts) getting up and walking towards her to get our bill. She had absolutely no idea who ordered what and the drinks that were “out” she was trying to still charge us for that we never received. When standing with her and she printed out my bill she then ran away and said she’d bring my bill by later... why? Who knows. The machine was beside her and so was i with my card. On top of that they turned off the hockey game... and there was a blown speaker. Yet she had the nerve to put auto gratuity of 18%. Gave up on having that taken off because good luck getting a manager and we were already late for our event. I honestly will never return and neither will my friends.

P
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was served moldy food and servers were rude. I would reccomend this place to people who i hope would get food poisioning, not my friends.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of draft I especially liked looking at all the tap handles each one was different.

ST
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were very accommodating for our large group. Service was fast and efficient. A wonderful even g for our special celebration.

KM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was great, but it was very pricey.

AR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food and patio were very good! Our server had forgotten a couple things, but the patio was quite busy so we didn't think much of it. When we were paying for the bill we had given her a lower tip than she was probably expecting but still a decent tip. She looked at the receipt and threw it on the table and walked away. No thank you or goodbye. It was quite rude and something I had never experienced before. We were really disappointed because overall the experience at MKT was quite good but that left a sour taste in our mouths.

S
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Overall food was okay but the service was terrible. We had been seated on the patio and intitally the first two dishes we wanted to order they ran out of.

After ordering food it took a long time to get the food and the second drink I ordered was never given. Pretty disappointing for a bar to not give a table their drinks.

I would recommend going to Hudsons over MKT at least they don't ignore you and give you drinks in a proper time frame.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Slow service to get seated, very loud. Good food!

HM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had the worst service ever. We waited 10+ min for each drink we ordered. They didn’t tell me till 30 min after I ordered my meal that what I ordered was not available. Service was just horrible, waitress asked us to repeat our entire order and drinks 3 times because she couldn’t figure out bills

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

$6 for quantity of chicken in salad was a total rip off

JP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was food, drinks were good. Service wasn’t the best and food and drink prices seemed high compared to other restaurants with similar meal options. I would probably go elsewhere if I had the option but would still recommend if in the area.

BR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It is a great place for casual dining. Great selection of seating options

BT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My Favourite place in town to go. I have regularly gone almost every Thursday for almost 4 years. Service is always really great. large wonderful space, huge selection or beer and nice environment. Recently the tap menu was heavily changed, there seems to be far less local Ab brands and a lot of the variety was thinned a lot of IPAs were added to the selection. Not a terrible thing just really enjoyed trying a wide variety of things on Thursday nights and trying other brands and styles outside of my regular comfort list. The Nachos are my favourite in town and it is an awesome location.

JO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I hear from my dinner companions how good the food is. I have celiac disease so I can't eat the entres that my companions rave about. I get tired of salads but I really really appreciate that you have a dedicated fryer so I can have fries!

CM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for a post grad celebration and everything was great! Food was better then expected and they were extremely accommodating when we wanted to move tables. Will be back for sure!

CJ
Edmonton
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was painfully slow, even though they had almost one waitress per table. The Patio is way too noisy most because of the imbeciles with loud motorcycles drive by. The restaurant should be getting gate city to enforce the Noice Bylaws.

DL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Did not enjoy the new 'blueberry salad . What a rip off !! Will you be bringing back the old salad , I used to order it at least once z week , please let me know when it will be back

MI
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Noise level was to high for the dinner hr. People generally like to go and get a drink and chat with who they are with to wind down from the day. The music level could go higher later in the evening maybe after the dinner rush??

O
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place but too loud. It is not possible to talk to each other. We had to scream and ended up going to another place.

CJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The dry ribs were AMAZING!! Highly recommended. The service was ok. Took a really long time for food to get out. The poutine was just ok. The gravy is more like a chicken gravy. The lettuce wraps were just okay as well. Love the atmosphere and the drinks were tasty and refreshing as well.

S
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Canned slimy mushroooms on a dry subpar steak sandwich, fake wet butter, seemed similar to the butter at the movie theatre in those pump machines on a piece of bread for the steak sandwich. Fries were below average. Gravy was cold whitish gray thick and unappealing, was given “new” gravy and it was scolding hot from the microwave, it’s ok I didn’t want to consume anyway.
Asked for lettuce wrapped chicken with cheddar cheese, was given pulled cold chicken and a slice of cold hard cheddar between to flimsy lettuce leaves, made no sense, they took it back and was given a chicken breast, temp was super hot in one spot and barely warm in another, as if microwaved, super dry.

Had an event, had no time to find another place to eat, was so looking forward to a good meal. Super disappointed.

Would never go again to eat, will be sure to tell friends about eating fast food for a 1/4 of the price, same quality, before going here to eat. Comfy seating, loud music, seems like a fun place to not eat at.

JA
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place off Whyte Ave to grab food and beer !

k
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was attentive without being disruptive. The food came in a reasonable amount of time and tasted great

DN
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food we ordered was good, service was good. Very quiet for a Friday lunch. Overall very good, will be back!

TM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reservations made on line, requested private room & asked for reply. Got my confirmation but did not get a reply about the room request, called 5 times before someone finally answered the phone so i could confirm the room. The group said if they would not have had the room it would have been extremely loud for the business supper they were having.
We have booked there on a few different occasions & have enjoyed it in the private room

CM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The Brisket was amazing and drinks were really good but our server was walking past us a lot and not saying anything to us, waited 50 minutes to order food because of this.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This was a good atmosphere for a group booking. The bench seating fit all 13 of us and there was lots of room between the other tables upstairs. I liked the Korean BBQ wings and fries. I wasn't expecting hummus on the Nacho Fries but it was not bad. The only issue I could think of was towards the end of the night one of our drinks was missed so we had it removed from the bill.

YE
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Great place for drinks in the summer. Went with a large group and got horrible service.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Gave away our table when we

MG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food and atmosphere. Loved the live music as well.

D
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the mussels for 10$ and the fried chicken. Staff were great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Mary Jane Salad. Husband’s brisket was also delicious 😊

YK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Well balanced food, lots of options for drinks, friendly staff.

EK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

My boyfriend and I eat at MKT all the time. We have NEVER had an experience like this. We were celebrating my birthday, with some of our friends. We made a reservation for 10 people.
First of all, the waitress was polite, but the service SUCKED. We had to waive her down EVERY TIME we needed something. Whether that be another drink, to put in our food order, or anything else.
Not once were we asked how our food came out. Everyone at the table had a shot, and the waitress assumed that my boyfriend and I were handling the payment for that... without even asking. Which brought our bill to over $200... and a $30 tip. Once we informed her of this mistake, she took off the shots from our bill and divided them between the rest of the table (as it was my birthday and my friends were paying for that)... our tip stayed the same. I know when you have a large party of people, gratuity is automatically calculated at 18% (horrendous percent if you ask me).... but it does not make sense how our tip stayed the same when we had $40 taken off our bill... everyone else’s tip payment went up when she divided the shots between them... but somehow ours stayed the same... we feel completely ripped off.
The bartender served us better. He came and cleared our plates off the table and asked if anyone needed anything... all while the waitress is standing in the corner gossiping with the other waitresses.
Between the 9 of us at the table, she definitely made $100 in tips... and DEFINITELY did not deserve that. We probably won’t ever choose MKT for our social gatherings from now on all because of the lack of service and respect from that one waitress.

KV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food! Waitress is quick! It can be loud depending on how busy it is.

KG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I always love the atmosphere at this bar but I couldn’t believe how expensive the drinks are now. Especially for not having Bellini or like slush. High end restaurants charge less for drinks. The live music was great. The people are entertaining to watch. They had the hockey game playing, and our server was on awesome. But the food was unsatisfying. Very bland and basic. I think with some more seasoning and a bit more creativity the food could be amped up and make this place a go too. (Along with some cheaper drinks and slush!) I would come here to hang with friends before going out but not for a meal again.

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