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EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen

4.2
323 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Local Ingredients
  • Notable Wine List
Edge is more than just a restaurant; it's an experience that's new and different every time you dine. While you're enjoying a wine from our extensive menu or relishing one of our signature cocktails, your server will acquaint you with the selections on Chef's ever-changing menu. Each farm-to-table dish has its own story to tell, from the local farm where the fresh vegetables were grown to the meat hand cut by Chef himself. Combining the bounty of farm-fresh, locally-grown ingredients with his elegant yet rustic style of cooking, Chef Allen prepares and presents each dish with an eclectic flair reminiscent of free-formed jazz.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(309) 692-3343
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dustin Allen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kelly Ave
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Entertainment
Edge by Chef Dustin Allen Features an open kitchen that is visible from all seats in the dining room and an interactive chefs counter that allows guest the opportunity to be close to the action while interacting with Edge's staff.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 323 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a very nice experience. My husband and I had a date night and enjoyed our dinner. Our waiter was very nice and took great care of us while we were there.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The new location is an excellent upgrade to an already fantastic local restaurant. The decor is at once both trendy and timeless and the service attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and the bourbon and wine options, while not extensive, gave plenty of options. Definitely recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to Edge for their Easter Brunch - and it was very good. The setup for this day was $30 for 3 predefined courses . They started out with their house bread with honey which was very good. The 1st course was deviled eggs and a fresh spinach salad - both were very good. You could tell the produce was very fresh and not "standard/bulk" spinach. For the entree you could choose a house prepared ham or roasted lamb (or some of both). The ham was unique roasted approach that was very good - though the lamb had perfect lamb flavor and while cooked a little more than I ordinarily like was still very tender and flavorful. You wrap up with a carrot cake cupcake that was very moist - the cream cheese icing (while good) played second to the cake itself. Our party also had Moscato (told it was good) and a Spicy Bloody Mary (feature of the day) - that was strong with the spice and balanced with the alcohol.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Creative and unique menu items of exceptional quality, and outstanding presentation.
We thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed dining experience; our service was excellent. Nice wine list. Contemporary interior is comfortable however, ambient noise level was high where we were seated.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

From start to finish one of the best experiences we have had in the Bloomington Peoria area.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Service was awesome, wine good, dessert awesome, my husband loved his pork chop, half of my chicken breast was not good.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a bowl of cereal when we arrived home to satisfy our hunger.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food and atmosphere where good, but we were ushered out of the door by 11. That is too bad because we were enjoying our conversation and felt shoved out.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing food, flavors and wines! The service is professional, talented and friendly.
It's a fabulous place. We love it !!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

New location is a bit on the industrial side. Noise was moderate to loud. Food and service impeccable, unique and flavorful

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was phenomenal, but service was seriously lacking. We were sat for nearly 30 minutes before the server took our drink order. Drinks took another 15 minutes or so to arrive, but were exceptional. Improved service could make this place one of the best restaurants in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Lots of tasty options, had a hard time deciding what to pick. Guess I need to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I surprised my wife with a reservation here on the day before Valentine's Day (we were not available on Feb 14th). She had never heard of Edge; I'd read about it in the local paper. To be honest, I'd never spent this much money on one meal (I'm more of a home-cooking sort of guy), and this is not something I would do often, BUT, I have NO regrets about the evening....it was truly spectacular. Our server, Tamara, was excellent...friendly, knowledgeable, and aware of our every need. We both had the Beet and Arugula salad; I had the Atlantic Salmon, my wife had the Duroc Pork Chop. Both were delicious. The fresh sourdough bread was great to start, and it all paired well with the bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine I selected. When we finished, we both ordered and loved the toasted chocolate coffee dessert. I'm a musician, and I VERY MUCH enjoyed the "warm jazz" selections that filled the space without being so loud as to hinder conversation. One more thing; neither my wife nor I like garlic...if we can smell it or taste it, it ruins our meal. I was concerned, because most "chefs" can't seem to cook anything without loading it with garlic (watch the FOOD Network if you don't believe me)...but we didn't notice ANY garlic in ANY of our choices....what a WONDERFULLY PLEASANT surprise! I'd asked about that via the "CONTACT US" button on their web site, but apparently no one monitors that, because I sent the question 3 times over 3 weeks and never got an answer.

In conclusion, this was the PERFECT place for a romantic evening. I can't think of ONE thing that would have made it better! THANKS to Chef Allen and his staff for a night to remember fondly!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

New venue was beautifully designed, loved how the music and design went together- made for a good date night ambiance. However, felt that the food quality wasn’t as superior as my first few times. Beet salad didn’t have as much flavor, brownie desert wasn’t great- but salmon roe and roasted chicken entree were phenomenal! So, plenty of potential...perhaps just an off night on the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

My beet salad was perfect for lunch. It was a special lunch date with my daughter the day before delivering her precious baby son. She loved her ham and guyere sandwich.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

EDGE is my favorite Peoria restaurant and I love that they’ve moved to a new location in the Heights. As always, we received excellent service and there is always a large selection of gluten free menu options. The menu is never the same and the dishes are always inventive and delicious. I had a cauliflower-lentil dish to start (it was delicious!) and striped bass for my main course. I’m not a fan of mushrooms and it was no problem to switch for another vegetable. My husband had a salad and the pork chop. He loves getting salads at Edge because they aren’t the typical boring side salad you’d find elsewhere. And, in my opinion, EDGE has the best wine by the glass list in Peoria, if that’s important to you.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, it was an exceptional dining experience!

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I was very disappointed with the service and the food.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The food Dustin puts out are as good and consistent as any restaurant in peoria area. Thats the positive.

New location lacks any warmth or ambiance. I would have thought moving into a new building that it would be nicer than old.... neither very impressive.

Likewise the staff was much better at old place (not sure where they all went). Current staff was pre occupied with a private party on 3rd floor and really were not attentive to our needs. Forexample no one came back to table, after entrys, to check if anything was needed or if everything was ok... when your paying $200 for diner, these are basics in my book.

Again love the food! Everything else was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Always a great experience at Edge. Be sure to request the tasting menu in advance!

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Overpriced given the portions and quality of the food. Steak was fatty and had a lot of gristle. Very limited selection and the food was way over salted. Nothing was done for our birthday celebration and service was just ok but not to the price level of this restaurant. I could have received much better food quality and service at a number of other restaurants in the Heights or in the Peoria area.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Another amazing meal. We love Edge! Service, food, drinks were all wonderful! We always look forward to our time at Edge...even when it's just to stop in for a drink.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was excellent; however, the portions were small compared to the large prices we paid. I had the "large plate" of roasted chicken. The cost was $27 for chicken, potatoes, brussel sprouts and capers. The chicken was small and on the bone and therefore hard to remove without using fingers. I had a hard time getting much off of the bone. The brussels sprouts were delicious and so were the potatoes. I just felt that the cost for the meal was overpriced for the amount of food I have had and compared to other restaurants in the area. I did not order wine as a result. It is a new restaurant, having moved from another location. I think that the decor was bland - nothing on the wall, but I do think that they will add that in time.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Every meal we have had has been exceptional! Always a great experience!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Edge for New Years Eve and it was our first time. The food was amazing! The Bass and Lamb Rague where to die for, we both had a beer and mixed cocktails, which were the best we have had in the city. Definitely making this our regular date night destination, the prices where very reasonable for the food we got. We left comfortable and not stuffed! The portions are nice and even though it was very busy it wasn’t as noisy as we expected.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Edge's new location is absolutely stunning, though a bit noisy due to the high ceilings. The food is thoughtfully prepared, creative, and most importantly, delicious! They are still settling in to their new location, and because of that some attention to detail and the feeling of a personal dining experience has been somewhat lost, as there are many new staff members. Also, on several occasions I have had dishes brought to me without any sort of explanation about what is on the plate (for example you have to ask them to tell you what each cheese is on the cheese board) and I have also had to refill my own wine glass. All of these things are understandable given the changes Edge is going through with transitioning to a new location, but they are things that were never overlooked previously and were part of that personal touch that had originally made me become such a fan of Edge compared to other restaurants in the area. Edge is still my favorite restaurant in town and has phenomenal food, but I am looking forward to seeing how they adapt to their location in the coming months.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

First time at the new location; new building made to look like a renovated warehouse. Kind of noisy and cold. Food was, as usual, excellent. Problem was the service; slow to order and get food (but not unusual for a fine dining restaurant) but got really slow at the end. Took over an hour after finished dining to get check and pay. Staff was apologetic once we finally got some attention, and did comp some drinks, but issue took a lot of luster from what had been a good meal. Still one of my favorite local places, and will be back, but hope service is not an issue again.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The Wine list was amazing. The service was awesome and the food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

The carrot cake dessert was so small we laughed about the size of it. The shrimp appetizer was excellent (best value). Cod & salmon were good, pork chop was tough. Very industrial on inside.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Was an odd experience: Music, environment, atmosphere, service/waitress, and food didn’t line up. From the neon “open sign” to the staples together paper menu just a weird mesh. Food was phenomenal which is important but not worth the awkwardness.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food is excellent as usual. Noise level at new location is noticeably higher.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food is good. Wine list is great. The new place is much louder and very minimal in decor. We had a reservation with confirmation from/through open table but when we got there - they had no record of it. Strange.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

I was excited to see the new location but it turned out to be somewhat disappointing. Although it is visually appealing (if too stark), acoustics are terrible. The food and presentation were awesome as always!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Although the menu is small, the variety is lovely. I tried 2 of the small plates and loved them both. I believe there were only 3 or 4 main entrees but the choices were good. My husband loved his roasted chicken dish. Beers were reasonable but be ready to pay pricey wine by the glass. I liked the atmosphere and on a Thursday night the place was not full so that made the ambience quite nice. I'd definitely call it upscale and people were dressed accordingly.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great however ambiance was not as good as former location. Chairs were uncomfortable, tables were too close, no ice chiller for the bottle of wine white we purchased, no plates for our appetizers. Staff seemed stressed. When I called at 4:50 to add my son to the reservation it took 3 people to help and someone in the background dropped the f bomb 3 times while I was on hold. My call was so unprofessional that I almost cancelled the reservation. Sadly my husband and I agreed as good as the food was, we won’t be back.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our first time at Edge and I believe they just moved to a new location. Seems like there are still some kinks to be worked out. Our server didn't seem to know the menu well. We asked several times for suggestions and did not get very knowledgeable responses. She suggested that the plates were meant to be shared, so we ordered several "small plates" to share. They were not cut into individual portions, which was awkward. She suggested we order 3 small plates to share (6 of us) and they were very small. Like one or two bites each. We eventually just ignored the suggestion about sharing and ordered our own "large plates" for dinner and they were good, but certainly not enough to share. Overall, good food, but very confusing and drawn-out experience. I believe there were only two other tables occupied in the restaurant and we were there a full two hours.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Terrific venue in the Heights. Portions are just right; food is terrific and expertly prepared. Good wine selection, too. The chocolate tort with salted caramel and vanilla bean ice cream was a very fine cap to the meal.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

First time at Edge and Chef is fantastic! I’m very much looking forward to the move to the new location. The only reason I can’t give it a full 5star rating was the ambiance. Lighting was harsh and the room was very cold. I overlooked that but my husband did not enjoy it at all because of those two factors. The tables were too close together on the bench seating. Hopefully all these things will be worked out because the dinner was superb from beginning to end. Creative, purposely paired and unique!

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Loved the walleye! Delicious meal as usual!

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Sat at bar. Excellent service. Met chef. Good but not great food

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