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About Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar

Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar, located in the heart of the Old Strathcona district, offers a menu as distinct as its name. European- inspired dishes and a stellar wine list make Packrat an absolute must for casual dining with friends, business lunches, cocktails in the lounge or as a start to a memorable evening. Signature dishes include the rack of lamb, prosciutto-wrapped giant prawns, wood-fired gourmet pizzas and a revolving selection of decadent desserts.

10335 - 83rd Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E 2C6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sundays and Holidays - CLOSED

Cross Street:
104 Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 433-0123

Website:
http://www.packratlouie.com/

Parking Details:
There are many meters for parking in front and around the restaurant, as well as parking lots one block east, as well as one block west of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
One block south on Whyte avenue.

Executive Chef:
Chef Andrew Cowan and Sous Chef Emmanuel Theriault

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Tapas (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 7 days ago

Birthday dinner for my husband .

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a very underwhelming experience here. Our server seemed genuinely uninterested in serving us- he delivered a drink with curtled milk and just told my husband to stir it in- then repeatedly ignored us trying to get his attention. Finally he came to ge the drink and didn’t inquire if he wanted another drink- a few minutes later just drops off a new drink menu with no words and walks off. Our appetizers were good. I had Poke while my husband enjoyed some ribs. Our dinner itself was bland. A steak and shrimp and grits. The entire time our server was mia until of course it was time to pay and then he decided it was time to chat up a storm. I was annoyed I tipped him although to give him some credit- he didn’t make the drink and we didn’t see an abundance of staff on the floor. $130 ish plus tip and we left disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 7 days ago

We were a table of 8 on Saturday November 11, 2017.
Food was great, and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I had the zucchini noodle dish. Although it was ok . I would not have it again
I did not enjoy the cold tomato paste on around the edge of the bowl. I had a similar
dish at Beauty and Essence in New York and it was outstanding . Lots of room for improvement
as the first dish on the Entree menu. But this is just me

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

More vegetarian options would be nice. You only have one choice on your current menu. Zucchini spirals.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My girlfriend and I had heard great things about Packrat Louie’s and they certainly lived up to the reputation. We had a great time. Great food and not too loud so we could still hold a conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I had received a gift card for Packrat after missing a team building dinner there. My mom was in town so I thought I would treat her this time! We booked a reso on open table, arrived a little early but they were able to accommodate us. The waitresses were top notch, polite, friendly, on top of everything. They had a good wine list, I had to try something new and I loved it. Our food came within a good time and it was delicious. We shared shrimp and grits with PICKLED WATERMELON (omg soooo good) and the mushroom artichoke olive pizza (my favourite combo so I was very happy to see this option). The whole meal was perfect and I cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our group of 6 really enjoyed our visit. The funky upscale warehouse style room had high ceilings, and on a busy evening the noise level was moderate. Our server had just the right combo of being efficient and friendly. The food was spectacular. Between two of us we shared 4 small plates and each one was inventive and downright tasty. The standouts were the grilled octopus - amazingly tender, and the lamb ribs - amazingly delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I felt the staff were extremely attentive and friendly. The noise level however was extremely high making it difficult to have a conversation. The meal I had was very good but my 3 friends all had Pizza and all said it was just ok...

Tags: Fun
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I have been to Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar multiple times over the years. The last few times the food was disappointing but I heard there was a new chef so I thought I would try it again.
The server was prompt and efficient.
The menu has an array of items but there are many listed that did not appeal to anyone at my table. The tomato pearl salad for $11.00 was completely void of taste and the’burnt’ bread was ‘burnt with a torch making it inedible. The Spicy Hawaiian pizza was very average.
Unfortunately, I will not be returning.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent service, great food - love this place!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was my second time there and the first time was incredible and the food was amazing so I was very surprised and disappointed my second time as I anticipated something equal if not better than my first experience and sadly it was not the case.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Can't say enough about this place. Our server was exceptional: friendly, knowledgeable, professional, intuitive. The food was outstanding: beautifully presented, creative, and delicious. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was a great experience for my first visit to Packrat Louie

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Staff made some great appetizer recommendations. Ambiance is lovely. Definitely check it out!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious food / great food
We would go back
Great pizza / ocean nest appetizer the best

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is our first visit since the renovation and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, the wine fantastic (as usual) and the ambience was romantic and cozy.

Will definitely be returning,

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Enjoyed the evening. It was my first time here and we will be back!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 17, 2017

All was good but the duck wings were dry, overdone

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Really unique menu. I start with the shrimp and scallop small plate. The scallops were perfect! Then had the shrimp and grits. Never had grits before. But it was awesome. Didn't think the sausage went well with this dish though. Would have been better with roast veggies. Overall was a very satisfying meal. Will be back for sure! Want to try the former pizzas next. 👍

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food was amazing as always. Food was slow in arriving, especially considering only 3 tables had people on the patio. Server was excellent. Still a personal favourite for a slightly different twist on dishes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We have visited Packrat Louie's on several occasions prior to the change in the menu. We love the ambience in the building and the lounge for a drink prior to dinner. We miss the previous menu but looked forward to our meal. The meal was good but the steak I had was slightly overcooked and my wife's beef was chewy.

We were there on a Tuesday night so maybe that factored into the state of the meal and the service. Our waitress was polite but we felt that she wasn't a well trained waitress but rather a server who was pressed into service.

We did like it but it did not live up to the last two experiences we had there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great and unique food. Chicken masala perogies were amazing. Great vibe to the restaurant. A little pricey for the amount of food but expected for such creative food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

This has been one of my faves in Edmonton for years! Never disappoints, food is eclectic and always has new items and flavours.
My only concern this time was parking! Always could get street parking, but now with the bike lane change they seem to have lost 8 great parking spots😖

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The place was busy which was understandable considering the fringe was going however the food prep couldn't keep up with the demand so food took a long time. The waiter also seemed to have too many table and large groups so our table of two went rather unnoticed. I would not go back on a busy night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Fantastic Food and service yet again. Wonderful wine suggestions by server and Jordan S. Can't wait to go back. Zucchini pasta was extra delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Awesome time celebrating our. 30th anniversary
Thanks for the great memories

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Sat on the Patio for an Anniversary meal, another group was having a birthday on the patio. Beautiful scenery/atmosphere, great creative food options, knowledgeable staff, just well rounded experience. Cost is a little higher, but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoy Packrat Louis. Part of the experience is having a professional server work with us to ensure the evening is what we expected it to be. That combined with food that is well prepared makes for a wonderful dining out experience.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have mixed feelings woth our experience. We were disappointed in the service. Major lack of attentiveness, the restaurant was not busy - it being a Saturday night. We were rushed. We tend to take a couple hours to dine and allow our food to digest in between meals. We were not even finished our appetizers when our mains came. Therefore, leaving us feeling rushed, annoyed and not having enough time to enjoy ourselves. Our drinks were served in a timely fashion. The food was absolute top notch! The carpaccio was outstanding while the lambs ribs left us wanting more. Our mains were phenomenal! The shrimp and grits were a hit! A beautiful helping of those giant prawns with the surprising pickled watermelon - which was my favorite. Those grits were creamy, rich and delectable. My husband had one of the pizzas and said it was the best he's ever had. The Brussels sprouts we had to have as an extra with our mains - perfectly charred and with boar bacon? More please! It was a special occasion and we were celebrating a birthday. If the service was where it should have been - we would have left impressed and happier with our experience. Hopefully next time it'll be better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Loved it! We sat out on the patio, and it was perfect! The food and service were both excellent! I'll definitely recommend this restaurant. Thank you Packrat Louie, for a great dining experience! Very much appreciated! :)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was excellent on presentation and taste. Nice selection and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great dinner as always. Thank you

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Enjoyed our lunch on the patio. Pizzas and sald was very good, nice wine selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 29, 2017

All the food we ordered, mains and dessert was excellent. Salmon was perfectly prepared and the shrimp & grits with two kinds of andouille sausage was very tasty. Desserts were interesting and nicely presented. Service was friendly, attentive and informative.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great as in the past. Love their new renovations, new lights, floors, washrooms, & barn wood wall decore, not to mention very professional waiters and tasty food. Price is a little high for lunch but then you get what you pay for.
Will have to try evening dinner soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 17, 2017

First time back to the restaurant in a year. I found the menu items to be a bit contrived, but I understand you have to keep up with the marketplace. Unfortunately, as a long time client who has eaten here many times over the last 20 years or so, I no longer feel comfortable in the venue.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 15, 2017

First time returning since the new menu. Liked the old one better. Had the fish special (rubbery) and the veg (sea asparagus?) was coated in a green spicy sauce which wasn't mentioned in the verbal description. When asked what it was, the server left to find out and never returned with an answer. Same thing had happened with the bruchetta she suggested to go with the appie - seafood nest. Nest was too greasy to eat and certainly not crispy as advertised. Bruchetta never showed. Dessert - chocolate tart - was spectacular. Service was very pleasant all through but a bit lacking as mentioned, especially when 18% is starting point for tipping. New menu is a copy of what's available everywhere else. Aoli this and chili that. It was perfect before. Patio is awesome, however.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The new menu is very good! Have tried just about all of it and the only complaint was the macaroni with the chicken is a bit sweet.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Love the renos!! Glad they kept the Lemon Pizza!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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