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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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!
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!
Too much garlic in seafood past. Everything else fine.
We were there late on a weekday and the restaurant was very quiet. The food and service were excellent!
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.
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.
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.
Jade and Jon were both incredible servers. The outdoor dining experience was pleasant and food was fantastic
The Diefenbaker Trout dish was fantastic, three people in our party ordered it and all thought it was delicious.
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.
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.
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 😊
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.
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!!
One of my favourite restaurants. Cocktails and food are so good!
Great patio dining. A little pricey but food mostly memorable and at a prime location. Inspired cocktails.
Went for lunch with a friend and enjoyed the deck. The food and service were great and highly recommend!
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.
High quality delicious food. Generous portions. Excellent service. Beautiful setting overlooking the River. We will definitely return!
I liked the fish and chips, but the prices for food and drinks were a bit high for the quality.
Primo location. Traditional meals with a contemporary twist.
Great food great service great scenery
I would highly recommend it!
Loved the atmosphere
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.
Fresh and healthy choices with some delicious local options.
I enjoyed the Beet and Arugula salad with Lake Diefenbaker trout.
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.
Always a great experience! Staff know us so well, that they bring us our beverage as soon as we come in. They are fabulous!!!
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
Beautiful space and views of the South Saskatchewan river & River Landing. Great wine list and lovely, thoughtful and tasty food options.
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!
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!
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.
Waited an hour and a half for our food
Good food and polite staff, would dine here again. The happy hour specials are my most recommended options.
The food was very good. Top quality produce cooked just right.
Beautiful place for our birthday lunch 💜
Although my steak was cooked perfectly, I thought that they could have used a better cut beef for the $45. Beautiful location
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.
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.
Always excellent! From the staff to the setting to the food ... always great!
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.