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MRKT

4.2
186 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

MRKT is an eclectic restaurant serving rustic comfort food in the heart of downtown. At MRKT we pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients, naturally raised meats from local farms, and line caught fish. MRKT wine bar: no minors after 7:00 PM.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tues - Fri 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Sunday, Monday - Closed
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Phone number
(780) 757-6758
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carla Alexander
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 105 and 106 St.
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Parking details
Ample metered street parking in front and on 106 st (free after 6pm). Public parking lot across street.
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Public transit
On many Jasper Avenue routes.
Additional
Bar Dining, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 186 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve . Everything was perfect. Clean!!! Super food and service.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Interesting menu -- not the usual fare, and many things I would have liked to try

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2016

Curry white fish soup was amazing! Main course- meatballs were odd tasting and potatoes were homestyle hash browns covered in spaghetti sauce - not good at all!

Friend had shrimp with sweet potatoe mash- she said it was ok

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2016

I have to say that the food was exceptional! Fantastic flavor profiles with our appetizers!

As the restaurant got busier the noise level increased dramatically! However it did not take away from how fantastic the food was!

Will recommend MRKT to all of my friends!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Always like going to MRKT. Food and service as great. Will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2016

Different and unique. Enjoyed the casual setting with great food and service. Booth seats get
a little hard after a few mins. , retrieved a seat pad and all was well. Fun experience.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2016

The food was very good and despite a modest choice, the bases were generally all covered.

Presentation was good and the flavor combinations were very good. the dishes that we had were prepared just right.

the café was a bit loud but that covered conversations at adjacent tables. décor was very modest.

all in all a good dining experience.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2016

This was my third time at MRKT. Service was good. Friends had the mussels, which they raved about. I had maple meatballs, which were flavourful and well-cooked. The baked goats cheese was also excellent. Good wine list, with a few great by-the-glass options.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Absolutely great little place for lunch or dinner in downtown Edmonton

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2016

My food expectations are always surpassed at MRKT. If you haven't been yet make it a priority.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2016

I wondered why the restaurant was dead on a Saturday evening but then ended up waiting a long time for an underwhelming and small portioned dinner. The flavors were good but i left there hungry and paid way too much.

Would try lunch there if around the area, but no value for dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2016

The food was excellent. It got a bit loud as we left.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2016

Great ambiance, delicious food and cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2016

Fantastic Food! Went here with some girlfriends for a girls night out a few weeks back. Great atmosphere, very knowledgable server and lots of tasty dishes perfect for sharing. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2016

We dined at MRKT with friends before a concert/show and we were very pleased with the restaurant. Service was incredible with our server being very knowledgeable, friendly and able to make great recommendations. The charcuterie board was generous and the meals delicious. This is a great restaurant - the only drawback we found was the overall ambience; this is a great place if you are looking for a fun, casual evening however if you are looking for something quieter and more romantic another venue may be better. We found the tables quite close together and because we had a very lively group right beside us it was difficult to enjoy the company of our friends. I think a solution might be for the server/hostess to seat the tables further apart when the restaurant is not busy however having said this I would still recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2016

This was my first experience at MRKT and for me it was a great beginning. Wine list was great and food options looked very appealing. I enjoy my selection for dining and my wine. The noise level was a bit to contend with for a quiet conversation. Having said that, the energy in the room had an infectiousness to it.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2016

This is a small place with a great atmosphere. The food is amazing and well worth it! Definitely worth returning too. It could get noisy if a large group is there but nothing over the top.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

I've had great experiences here for special intimate evenings and group dinners as well. The service is the best I've received in the city, and the cocktails are all made to near perfection. The o my criticism I could offer is that the menu is not large, and could be changed a bit more often. Would highly recommend MRKT.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

The food was delicious. Especially the creme brulee!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2016

We were the first people at the restaurant for an early dinner before a show. All it took was for three other people to arrive for it to become very noisy. I don't know if they were the loudest people on earth or if it's the acoustics, but by the time there were six other people in the restaurant, we could hardly hear ourselves talk.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Food was good, orcheietta was bland and unfortunately that's what most of us ordered. Prawns were excellent. Cheese & charcuterie, melty cheese and roasted tomato bruschetta were delicious.

Music was WAY too loud. Service was rushed and sloppy. Our plates were quickly thrown in front of us.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2016

The service was attentive, the food a high-quality finish and a great selection of wine & other drinks. A nice combination of big & small plates makes accommodating all kinds of palate needs pretty easy. Ambiance was excellent. We had a table of 26 beside us and while it get a tad noisy, prior to that, it was comfortable. Not that it was uncomfortable with the large group, just noticeable. But the food was top-notch. I would absolutely go again. If using a Maps App to find it, signage out front is not apparent and walking up a handful of stairs is necessary. "Where is this place?" Did come to mind and I had to call to confirm; however, it was easy after that. Oh--free, 2-hour parking on Jasper Avenue right in front definitely helped!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2016

The charcuterie board and meatballs were delicious. Friendly and quick service even though it was busy. Can't wait to visit again.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2016

This was the first time the 4 of us have ever been there, we were excited to try a new place and heard great things of mrkt. The food and drinks were amazing- we shared a tasting board then each got the prawn dish. Again the food was delicious. Our service was lacking. Our dark haired server -whose name I do not know because she never bothered to introduce herself-, was for lack of a better word a very sour individual with a poor attitude. She was rude and short. At some point we asked her to take a picture of the group to which she quickly replied she has to go "check on her big table", and ran off. We didn't bother to ask again when she returned later, nor did she offer. Overall, the food was amazing too bad the service was disappointing.

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2016

It was way too loud in this restaurant. I had to shout at the rest of my party sitting across from me. The food was really great. But I booked the reso ahead of time and they stuck us at this huge large table and we were sitting beside people we didn't know. It was a special occasion, so being able to talk to everyone would have been great. Not really impressed. Great winews menu though

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Really good service and great dishes. The style of the restaurant was great and really good drinks.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

We had an early seating for 6 on new years eve. Food, ambiance, service and drinks were spectacular. Being walking distance from our home, this place will now be in our regular restaurant rotation.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2015

The food was incredible, had the maple bourbon meatballs and potatoes. And the toffee cake for dessert. Both were unreal, and the restaurant itself had a great atmosphere which was not too loud and very modern also. My wife and I will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2015

6 of us went here for a birthday dinner and we had a great time. The only complaint was the noise level, as it got quite loud around 8 or 9 pm.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2015

Server was very attentive, food was delicious (had the cheese fondue dip) and wine was half off. Couldn't have asked for any more!

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2015

I have been coming here for the passed 3 years and I keep coming back as I enjoy the food, atmosphere and service. This is like finer dining without the finer dining costs and snootiness that they can be known for.

The most recent visit I have been greatly impressed with their menu. I had the duck with bratwurst and very tasty! I like how it is set up like a charcuterie, very unexpected that they would do a main like this. My friends who were less of foodies than myself were equally impressed by all of the things mentioned. One was visiting from Calgary and said "this is not the Edmonton food scene I remember and this restaurant is better than anything I have had back home". They cannot wait to come back and I will continue to support this MRKT.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2015

We had a wonderful business dinner at MRKT. Our server was attentive and very helpful in recommending wine selections, and timed the food perfectly. Everyone was very pleased with their meals and when we lingered near the end of the evening, discussing a bit of business, we continued to feel welcome, and not rushed. Thank you for a lovely dining experience - this was my first time and MRKT and I will certainly return!

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2015

Service was excellent. Very knowledgable server she was great.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2015

Fresh and flavorful ingredients thoughtfully combined, and good for sharing (or not!). The shrimp, the charcuterie, and the mussels were all superb. The mixed greens were nothing special (especially for $16) and the flourless chocolate cake was disappointing (delicious cream but rather tasteless otherwise). Nonetheless, the strengths of this restaurant make it one of Edmonton's best spots. I found the interior stylish but a little noisy. I'll definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2015

Mrkt never disappoints. The meal was delicious. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2015

Two friends and I dined here recently and loved pretty much everything about the place. Decor was unique, food was terrific, service was most attentive! Only thing that took away from the experience was that there was an exuberant stagette party going on at the same time we were there. Our server was most apologetic, and even went as far as to bring us each a glass of port with our dessert to make up for the noise. No one's fault, certainly not the restaurant, and not the ladies celebrating. (They were actually pretty tame, by stagette standards!) But I think I'd like to try it again a few decibels lower in volume!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2015

A regular stop for us. The food is always superb! Very flavourful, well presented, always something unique and wonderful as a special. Creative chef, excellent quality, exceptional service. Stephanie is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2015

Just would have liked to see a really nice vegetarian dish done up. i

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2015

I don't know if it was just this one server but wow she was so rude to us. She did not ask how we were doing when we got seated up until we were finished. She felt very robotic and made it seem like she did not want us there. She was just a really rude server.

The wait for the food was painful and our server not coming to talk to us did not help. One dish in their main list was very disappointing; their bratwurst with smoked duck breast. I feel like they shouldn't have put the smoked duck breast in the title as you only get 3-4 incredibly tiny slices of breast. The portion was thinner than sliced ham. It was incredibly disappointing. Their sticky toffee however was so delicious. I'd go back just for that if only I could avoid their servers.

The isn't too much decor in the place, it looks very plain and small.

All in all it was okay. Our server just did not do a good job at all and the place looks really awkward and plain but their dishes are fairly okay. Would not go back though.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2015

We had tix to the theatre so we were rushed for time. Our server was extremely accomodating. She even put our coffee in "to go" cups for us so we made it on time.

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