Riverbank Bistro

4.9
682 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Located in the heart of the city, along the Sturgeon River in one of the St. Albert's most iconic buildings - a victorian style house. Riverbank Bistro features fresh regional ingredients transformed to create new and innovative classics. Here at Riverbank, our mission is to give you tasty & honest food served up by your friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 682 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RickH
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since Willi owned it. Dan and his wife have made it even better. Best restaurant in the Edmonton area. As usual, our salmon and chicken pasta last night were superb. We rarely drive into Edmonton for a special occasion dinner (last night was a birthday). Why would we when the best is in St. Albert?

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KenB
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dining experience at Riverbank Bistro..
The menu offered a nice variety of choices..
The salad, entrees and dessert were all delicious and beautifully plated …
Service was excellent as well!
Thank-you for a great dining experience!

JH
JeremyH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, quaint, delicious, professional and friendly staff.

JR
JennR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our first anniversary here. Our first time dining with them. It was nice and quiet as it was a Sunday. Service and food was amazing. Will definitely be returning.

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GabLine
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit to this establishment for Sunday brunch. Decor is plain, dated but comfortable. Next time, we may opt to sit outside on the veranda (weather permitting). Service was friendly and not rushed. The Duck Confit Eggs Benedict was done to perfection. The Riverside Bistro Breakfast Bowl was plentiful and delicious.

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Missy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Most amazing steak ever! Would have preferred a table that didn't face the parking lot on our anniversary we seemed odd as the restaurant wasn't overly busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just spectacular. Some of, if not the best in the Edmonton area. We had a lovely, quiet spot on the patio and the staff were friendly, professional and accommodating.

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AndrewL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tenderloin! Fantastic appetizers and menu. Such great food and service. Locally-owned and is our go-to place in St. Albert.

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TMP1
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food and lovely service but a bit pricey.

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StAlbertBarrelscraper
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the Mushroom Soup as an appetizer and the Bison as the main course, and the flourless Chocolate Cake for desert. My wife had the Vegetarian Wellington and Creme Brule for desert. Food was excellent and served very efficiently. We went there for our anniversary and they did write Happy Anniversary on our desert plates which was a nice little touch. The service was prompt and attentive. I'm not really wealthy enough to be able to eat at a nice place like this more than once a year, but it was a good experience to have such good tasting food and service that I'm really not used to.

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AishaW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all great and lovely. We enjoyed our food and service plus the ambience was good as well. Thank you so much. We will be coming back!

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HungryinStAlbert
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal!! There was lots of space between tables, the servers were all masked and that made us feel safe even though we both are 'double vacc'd'. The food was outstanding. We both had the goat cheese crusted lamb. The roasted garlic and the pickled and warmed yellow beet were both wonderful surprises on the plate.

If you are looking for intimate, upscale, and fantastic food, this is the place.

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WendyB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall experience was good will definitely dine there again.

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AnnetteF
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my parent’s 55 anniversary. This was a great choice. The food and wine was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Amazing and the Drinks we’re great!! Should have a few more cocktails on the menu ! Maybe a drink or two with bourbon 😏

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Happymom
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for an absolutely amazing meal, choose Riverbank Bistro!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time there , we loved the food and the service was great.

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vipDoujac
Edmonton
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual very good recommendations, food, cocktails and wine. Loved the martinis well crafted, excellent red with dinner. Carpaccio was a hit as was the pork belly. Definitely back soon.

MJ
MJDines
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant for date night and special nights out. Creative menu; food is delicious; love the patio.

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RuthannW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in a beautiful setting! We will be back!

DW
DougW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always nicely presented and hot. Service always pleasant and efficient.

DD
DeDe
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a cozy sophisticated interior with excellent service. The food is unique and delicious.

JA
JimA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 2 ladies that served us were very accommodating and friendly (Susan was one).

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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MeredithV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I had the mushroom soup and tenderloin and my husband had the soup of the day ( vegetable beef) and halibut. Everything was amazing and the service was fantastic. Best old fashioned I’ve ever had. Will definitely be back and next time save room for dessert.

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DeniseS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing dining experience last night at the Riverbank Bistro!!!
Perfect place to celebrate my cousin's birthday. We shared the bison carpaccio (yummy) and we both had the RBB shrimp scampi. There are not enough superlatives to describe this new menu item, a must-have for sure. Then we were treated to birthday cake. Can't wait to return.

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Misspiggy
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We can always count on a tasty, innovative meal here. Great service, and so accommodating.

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KarenW
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Great service and wonderful place for date night!

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CRAIG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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DawnM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and ambience good inside or on patio. Good service as well.

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EllenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. My BC Halibut was perfectly done. And my husband’s schnitzel was very big and very tasty. Will definitely be back.

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PaulineV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Riverbank Bistro. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and the food was delicious! We sat out on the porch which was a lovely experience. The menu is not big, but that’s good for us since it’s far too difficult to decide with a large selection.

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Sandy
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Dan and his team are simply the best. Thank you for a wonderful evening

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AlineC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. Very attentive without being intrusive.

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JoyceS
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for our favourite appetizer, the bison carpaccio!
Just! So! Delicious !! Then we tried the lamb - it was amazing!!
Thank you everyone!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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DeirdreA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was a great escape - reminded us of being on Salt Spring Island.

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Lori
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation for 2 to celebrate my friend’s birthday, and the personnel made it extra special for her, presenting her with dessert on a decorated plate! Some wine bottles were for 40% off, so that added to the value. That being said, the service was exemplary, and the food and presentation were exceptional!

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JKDC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night on your patio with delicious food to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Thank you.

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Mal5
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food around. It’s the only restaurant where I constantly try new dishes because everything is amazing!

FAQs

Riverbank Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 290-1655.

Riverbank Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.