Shift

4.4
530 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Located at the new Remai Modern museum of modern and contemporary art, Shift is a Canadian-inspired restaurant that tells the stories of our country’s past, present and future through imaginative food.

The menu celebrates regional Canadian cuisine with dishes like Pig & Duck Tourtière with Heinz ketchup and Chicken Pot Pie with peas, celery, mashed potatoes and gravy; while also highlighting familiar dishes of the Prairies such as Paul’s Pierogies with butter, bonito, bacon and sour cream and Blackened Saskatoon Diefenbaker Trout with slow-cooked roots and sumac aioli.

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 530 people are saying
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RhondaGM
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A couple of friends and I got together for supper on the patio. We really enjoyed being by the river on a beautiful late summer evening. We took advantage of the drink special before 6 pm, I had an excellent meal of haddock and chips. The tartar sauce was excellent as was the coleslaw. It wasn’t the syrupy sweet coleslaw you get at so many places. The fries were tasty. My friend had the steak and a salad which she enjoyed. Although I didn’t have any, my friends really enjoyed the cheese cake that they shared. Our server was excellent and knew when to check back in with us. He also took a little rubbing from us! LOL Kudos to the chef and to the hostess and server who were mindful of Covid protocols. We had a lovely time at Shift!

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JohnB
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect lunch! Three old friends reuniting on the patio in 26C weather. Three of us retired from the restaurant industry. Happy as clams we were!

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FLake
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Too much garlic in seafood past. Everything else fine.

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ConnieW
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there late on a weekday and the restaurant was very quiet. The food and service were excellent!

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Pianogirl
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at the Shift was very relaxing and quiet. It's nice to be able to talk without raising your voice. One thing we always look for in dining is the view and the view from our table was beautiful. We ordered a salad with a piece of trout added. The trout was delicious and cooked just right. The beef burger was very good, nice and juicy. My only complaint was the lemon tart, it was runny and not like I remember it from a previous visit. Our server was very good and helpful. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

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NDgy
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food quality had declined since I was last there. My table also had to wait nearly 45 mins for food then one of the plates was missed, causing one diner to wait another 20 mins for their food to be brought out. There were issues with our bill as well. Sloppy service overall unfortunately.

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DeanO
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shift is a perfect spot for business lunch meetings. The view is spectacular, as is the ambience, the noise level is low , and the food and service are great. I hghly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jade and Jon were both incredible servers. The outdoor dining experience was pleasant and food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Diefenbaker Trout dish was fantastic, three people in our party ordered it and all thought it was delicious.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 1st wedding anniversary and they were very accommodating and welcoming! Everything was very reasonably priced, and the Mac and cheese was FANTASTIC.

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MariC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was very slow, even though the place was not too busy. Lots of empty tables. We had empty drinks sitting for a while without the server asking us if we wanted more.
The food took about 45 mins to come after we ordered. It was not amazing, plus the slow service it's not worth it to go back.

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Leofoodie
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This patio has been on my brunch bucket list for some time. It was perfect! Friendly server that made great recommendations down to my two choices. Fantastic food and ambience! Can’t beat that patio view 😊

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vipChrisL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All the foods were well prepared, presented and flavoured/seasoned exceptionally well.
Location is pretty amazing, with the river in view and the ambience and special architecture of the museum beside.

Our waitress was new/inexperienced and wasn't briefed on the available wines, so it took a while and a few tries to get a glass of wine served. Moreover, the out of stock wine was billed anyhow and I was overcharged, I discovered this after flying back home. However, it doesn't mar the experience, but I'd recommend that the management invest more mentorship/training in their new or inexperienced staff.

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Gr8Eats
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had our Anniversary brunch yesterday. We sat outside on the terrace which was very pretty and private. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious!! It could not have been more spectacular! We would highly recommend it to everyone!!

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SarahB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants. Cocktails and food are so good!

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KitKat
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great patio dining. A little pricey but food mostly memorable and at a prime location. Inspired cocktails.

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vipSatisfiedClient
Saskatoon
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with a friend and enjoyed the deck. The food and service were great and highly recommend!

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MichaleL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shift is excellent. The serving staff were very helpful and friendly. Our only disappointment was that the wine we ordered was not available and there was no comparable wine in the same price range.

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RosanneG
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality delicious food. Generous portions. Excellent service. Beautiful setting overlooking the River. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I liked the fish and chips, but the prices for food and drinks were a bit high for the quality.

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vipMBMP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Primo location. Traditional meals with a contemporary twist.

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great scenery
I would highly recommend it!

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TheresaM
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loved the atmosphere

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BarbB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service & location was excellent. It was nice to use the outside deck with views of park & river. They offer full gluten free menu selections. Over all, Food was very good. We do recommend.

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MargaretL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fresh and healthy choices with some delicious local options.
I enjoyed the Beet and Arugula salad with Lake Diefenbaker trout.

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chester
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food. We would have preferred to sit outside as it was a nice evening but didn't have this option. Inside was a little bland but Covid is just about over.

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mrb1
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Staff know us so well, that they bring us our beverage as soon as we come in. They are fabulous!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall was fine server could have done some up selling, sat there with a empty glass of wine and was never asked if I would like another

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ReaganW
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful space and views of the South Saskatchewan river & River Landing. Great wine list and lovely, thoughtful and tasty food options.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a friendly welcome by the hostess and shown to our table on the patio. John went above and beyond to accommodate our vegetarian guests and ensure we had a very tailored dining experience. He made outstanding recommendations and the chefs were able to modify dishes to suit our dietary needs. Thanks so much, Shift!

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ErinS
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

MY spouse and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Shift recently. It was wonderful! The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful! Thanks to the creative chefs and the attentive wait staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We had the reservation for 11am but by the time our food came it was 12:15. Server was very nice but the wait for food was outrageous. Food is overpriced for what they serve.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Waited an hour and a half for our food

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Amber
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and polite staff, would dine here again. The happy hour specials are my most recommended options.

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PatH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Top quality produce cooked just right.

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KristyJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place for our birthday lunch 💜

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Higgs
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Although my steak was cooked perfectly, I thought that they could have used a better cut beef for the $45. Beautiful location

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AnikaM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I had put instructions in for a special occasion but the server did not read the instructions and even after I told her to check the instructions she didn’t follow through.

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Cilou
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ( I had the lamb and banock). Wonderful service, efficient, professional and still friendly. Wonderful young lady! Ate outside with the River beside us! Best view from a restaurant. Will go back for sure.

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mrb1
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! From the staff to the setting to the food ... always great!

FAQs

Shift does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Shift is rated 4.4 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Shift does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.

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.