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About EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen
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.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We seem to get the same waitress every time we visit and she provides excellent service. This time was no exception. My favorite thing about Edge is that the menu is always changing and the dishes they create are inventive, tasty, and like nothing else you can get in Peoria. One of the better restaurants in the area for their selection of wines by the glass, if that is important to you. Also, they always have a large selection of menu items that are gluten free or are willing to alter many dishes to accommodate my allergy.
Edge with chef Dustin Allen was amazing food. Chef Dustin was our host as well as our chef for the afternoon and every course came with a wonderful story. Every course was delicious and magical. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be coming back myself many times.
My wife and I stopped for dinner at Edge on Friday, August 4th. It was our first visit. I typically don't write reviews, but I feel compelled this time. My pork chop was not edible. It was entirely grisly and fatty without a single decent bite. The chef had to have known that before cooking it. In addition, my wife's simple, small cranberry and vodka drink was $13. There are too many good restaurants in the Peoria area to give this one a second chance. It was not good and was very overpriced. We won't be back.
This restaurant is a true gem. This is the third time we've eaten there, and each time the food is just spectacular. From the very first moment you're seated, the staff is there to serve you. The drinks from the bar were really well made, and the wine (Edge) was one of the best Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted. Salads were so flavorful, not just cold lettuce on a plate. The halibut was perfectly cooked as was the butter roasted beef tenderloin. Dessert was also a unique creation using grilled peaches and fresh berries with flavored whipped cream. This was a truly memorable dining experience, and we will be returning soon.
Food: Very good. Smaller portions
Ambience/Decor: Fair. Rather plain.
Cleanliness: Poor. Bathroom door was dingy. Being the first customer of the evening, you'd expect the bathroom to be clean... It wasn't. Bathroom mirror with dried water spots from the sink. Chrome faucet with buildup. Sink bowl stained. Looks like no one's bothered to even wipe it down. Makes you wonder about the kitchen...
We've been to EDGE several times now, and each time was marvelous. The food is beautifully prepared, with obvious care and thought given to the flavor pairings. The meal is always superb, and the service matches the quality of the meal. Without a doubt, this is Peoria's best dining.
Enjoyed a quiet dinner with friends. Only 4 tables served while we dined. Not a place for dinner on a budget. Expensive. Food was very good, we had the two fresh fish entrees. The wine pairings were excellent. We would recommend Edge to anyone wanting a special dining experience and willing to pay for it.
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