Revel Bistro & Bar - Edmonton

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129 reviews
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Revel Bistro & Bar - Edmonton is a contemporary bistro and bar that draws from our rich Canadian heritage. Designed to be a social restaurant, stripping away the rigid formalities of dining while focusing on the quality of food, warm service and relaxed ambience. The food focuses on modern interpretations of classic flavours, using humble ingredients to create thoughtful dishes from prestige products. Imaginative, yet humble and grounded.
Revel Bistro & Bar - Edmonton
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to enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way

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Tue - Fri 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super delicious food with great wait staff. Menu changes with the seasons which I love.

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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the food was very good.
The space is beautiful and I am so glad that a restaurant is thriving in this location.
I absolutely will visit again.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here I love it even more. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff are kind and cheerful. The food is to die for. You guys are doing an awesome job.

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C
Edmonton
36 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised. I was spurned after Larry from Hardware lost this spot but the present place is worth going. Menu has some neat varieties, location is great, patio will be good in summer, and the bar decor is great.

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute booking for two to try out Revel’s Downtown Tastes 3-course meal. They squeezed us in, made us feel special, and wowed us with unique food items that combined Asian fusion with fun versions of comfort foods. We’ll return to try other items on the menu, with a larger group of friends - I suspect it will be partly to sample the fresh variety of cocktails we witnessed as the servers were passing by.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were incredible! The staff were really amazing! The bar area is awesome, very nice touch to the whole place!

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Downtown dining week menu was fantastic! Server was exceptional.... Pam. Will return for sure.

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OT
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Revel a few times and always had a fine experience. But the chicken with dumplings on the Downtown Dining Week menu was one of the best dishes I've had in a long time. I'd eat that any day, any time. Kudos to the chef!

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d
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at downtown dining was fantastic. Hope that the regular menu is as good - we hope to be back.

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MB
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, personable & efficient staff, nice ambience & a great location with a view.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. Too many competing flavours on the plate, and the chef has a heavy hand with the salt.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I'm always taking half my meal home from a restaurant, however, $28 for the fish dinner last night was more of an appetizer, I was not enough for anyone for a meal, terrible cost for no food!!!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was extremely slow and it wasn’t busy

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Service and Fantastic Food!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Will definitely go back. Atmosphere in the lounge was awesome. The dinning room was quieter and the art was a little strange, not in keeping with the restaurant vibe. Cocktails were also very good.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly with an interesting menu. I’m not sure way it wasn’t busier but I think it should be.

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KR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Great food! Must try in Edmonton.

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EW
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best smash burger!

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KE
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Will not go back. Food was way over priced for the quality. Was luke-warm. None of the food was hot, and we waited a long time for drinks. Really not impressed with the food at all. Most definitely will not go back.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great service. Great food. Really nice vibe. Wine was delicious. Spacious interior but still inviting. Eat here!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food was delicious and at a good value. Building had some neat history and the cocktails were amazing !

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CR
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Had a nice lunch at Revel Bistro - was a little disappointed the dining room wasn't open, so sat on the bar side with my friend. The server didn't ask how I wanted my hamburger, so when it arrived it was rare. I sent it back as I prefer mine to be medium-medium/well. They were kind enough to replace with a properly cooked burger and waived the cost. My partner's tomato salad was good too. Nice place. Excellent service.

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JW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Perhaps one of the worst experiences dining out in Edmonton. First, in the dining room, there were only three tables. The others were stacked up against the inner wall alongside the chairs leaving a large empty space. Even with only three tables, the server rushed us through our order stating she had other tables she needed to take care of. The food was sub par. Tuna had gone bad, the braised short rib was dry and tough, potatoes were overly oily, the pate seemed to have been bad as well. The bread was delicious. This is a restaurant you are better off filling up on bread. Next, a member of our group asked if they had a specific type of alcohol, which they replied they did not. 30 minutes later, the server had brought the table a round of a similar drink that the bartender created. We thought maybe it was a drink on the house for our clear dissatisfaction. Nope. It was on the bill. We did not ask for it, but it was there. I generally give each restaurant I try three chances to impress, but I will not be going back to this one.

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BT
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Great old fashioned!

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MC
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Service, food was great, Tapas type menu.. portions were smaller but thought was very good. Would go back...

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CD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered the wings to start - pretty good. As our mains we ordered the ravioli and steak. The ravioli must have had a charred aspect to it, but it unfortunately leaned to burnt.
The biggest disappointment was the steak. When dropping $42+ you expect a good steak - it was pale and had a not-so-enjoyable flavour . The potatoes were cold. The best part was the mushrooms. Service was friendly but seemed very understaffed for a weekend. Food was disappointing. Overall a disappointing experience at a historically well rated restaurant. Drinks were good though!

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j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The room is beautiful. Service was very friendly and attentive despite only having one server for the entire place. The food was adventurous which we liked. The marrow was a bit lacking as it had run out of the bone but the mushrooms were good.
My only real issue was the washroom smelled awful. It was clean and modern so I assume there is some stagnant water in the drain. It was bad enough that it made a lasting impression.

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OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Gnocchi were fantastic.

No issue with the restaurant at all, the only issue was with customers couple of tables over who thought it was a good idea to FaceTime during supper.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Loved everything about it... will definitely be back, several times!:)

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C
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good and well portioned. I’d recommend sharing several of the small plate. The larger plates were tasty but seemed to be not much bigger than the small.

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B
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic service. Food is top shelf and very well presented. Lots of gluten free options! Love this place.

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S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great. Ambience was poor. It seems like little thought or money was put into how the space works and looks. The main dining area seems like you’re eating in board room. They should have added some fixed seating like booths to warm the space up. Having said that, the food was fantastic
And the service was great.

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B
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was OK, service very good. Striploin steak was not a strip, round like a tenderloin. Very small meal for $34, not much potato or veg with a small steak. A small plate of carrots for $15. Trout and chicken wings were good. Wine reasonably priced.

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BT
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. We were very impressed. I excellent food, wine and service. We will definitely go back.

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OT
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been here five times now and have never had a bad experience. Truly creative food that is both delicious and pretty.

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A
Edmonton
127 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

this was disapointing the last tine i had chicken and it was outstanding this time there was a new chef just barely better than Kfc the reavoli was not much better it was underdone and tough what a pity from the time before ja

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KS
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not much on plates drinks were expensive

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BL
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Not a great first visit or impression. Trying too hard. Relax. Offer basic food done well and keep it clean. Bugs on the window sill are a turn off.

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n
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It is a fantastic location with great cocktails. Our waitress was amazing. We shared several small plates, but were disappointed. They hired a new chef, so hopefully they right the ship.

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