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EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen

4.1
312 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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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 312 People Are Saying
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4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimK 
5.0  Dined 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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DonB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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The4ofus (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipAletha (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

As always, it was an exceptional dining experience!

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PaolaM (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I was very disappointed with the service and the food.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 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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MaryB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipMelC (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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Lovedit (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipFoodFan (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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