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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Edmonton / Northern Alberta? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (813)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Edmonton
About the restaurant
Chef driven seasonal small plates in a casual setting. Located downtown Edmonton, steps from Roger's Place.

Top review
Alwaysupforfinedining
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Unbelievable service! Even better cocktails. The food was excellent especially enjoying it as a group as they came out one by one. We did not leave hungry! Thank you for a great experience!
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4.8
4.8 (892)
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Edmonton
About the restaurant
Uccellino [oo-che-LEE-no] is a modern restaurant inspired by the trattorias of Italy. We serve simple Italian dishes that highlight the qualities of distinct ingredients, both local and imported. Our wine list is exclusively Italian. We also serve traditional cocktails, craft beer, and an extensive number of Italian Amari and Grappas.
Top review
ImadK
Dined 2 days ago
The food and setup is great. Staff are great as well.
A photo of Monsoon Bistro & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (158)
CAN$30 and under
Indian
Old Strathcona
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
KENF
Dined 3 days ago
We had a family birthday there. This is our second time to this restaurant. The food was excellent, and the serving staff were almost very attentive even as the restaurant was getting steadily more busy. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and it was a pleasant evening for us all. Thank you to the staff for making the time very pleasant. We'll be back.
A photo of Ernest's at NAIT restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1349)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
Edmonton
About the restaurant
Ernest's Dining Room at NAIT has been aptly described as the "jewel in the crown" of Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts in the School of Skilled Trades. Ernest's decor is described as "understated elegance". Tasteful compliments of cherry wood and brass highlights, a beautiful rock feature wall, muted lighting and attention to detail provide the room with a distinct corporate ambience. Critically acclaimed and numerous accolades identify the "haute cuisine" prepared by second year Culinary Arts diploma students as "outstanding". OpenTable diners voted Ernest's top 100 in Canada for two consecutive years. Seasoned chef instructors emphasize the importance of using high quality local regional products. Mastery of traditional cookery combined with contemporary artistry has resulted in a truly electric cuisine. Elegant service is provided by eager Culinary and Hospitality students. An emphasis on etiquette and authenticity is encouraged through the guidance of professional mentors.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 22, 2024
The menu was quite limited this time. Normally, there are a few more options at Ernest's, perhaps that is because the students are done with their classes already. It was a wonderful experience, and the family that I brought for lunch also really enjoyed their meals. We will definitely be back soon!
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4.7
4.7 (1194)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary European
Edmonton
About the restaurant
Located at the heart of the Ritchie community, our Brewery-Restaurant serves contemporary European influenced plates using high quality seasonal ingredients. Our menu is created to reflect the quality and uniqueness of Blind Enthusiasm's beers.

Saturday & Sundays are walk-in only from 10AM until 5PM. Exceptions are: if you are planning to join us with a group of FIVE or more people, please call the restaurant at 587.525.8589 to have us set aside a large table for your group.

Reservations are encouraged outside of those times.

We look forward to seeing you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We had dinner at Biera a few years ago on a visit to Edmonton and had loved it. We thought we would come back to see if the quality had been maintained. Wow! Even better! We had a fantastic dinner! We ordered pints of their delicious beer. My husband and I shared everything: the sourdough bread, the chicory salad (with pear and pistachios) and the pork with cherry reduction. It was outstanding. What we did not share were the desserts. My husband loved the chocolate mousse and I relished in the orange and fig cake. Our server was lovely, knowledgeable and excited about the menu. We had a memorable meal! Looking forward to eating at Biera again!
A photo of Boxer - Albertan Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (431)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Edmonton
About the restaurant
Located in Old Strathcona just off Whyte Avenue across from the Farmers Market. Access via the "Strathcona Back Street"

Local Product. Seasonal Fare. Craft Cocktails.




**At peak hours we sometimes set seating limits** 2 hours for parties of 2-4 people 3 hours for larger groups**

Top review
BrettC
Dined 2 days ago
Quick service, great food and great cocktails. Overall great experience
A photo of Fu's Repair Shop restaurant
4.7
4.7 (103)
CAN$30 and under
Asian
Edmonton
About the restaurant
Voted Edmonton's Best New Restaurant!
18+ no minors, please.
Cocktails, all day dim sum, dumplings, wok fried dishes, and more.
DJs every Friday & Saturday.
*We do not have a phone, DM or email us at hello@fusrepairshop.ca

Reservations of 9ppl or more require a deposit, please email hello@fusrepairshop.ca to book a table.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Really great vibe and ambience! Thanks for an amazing experience!
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4.6
4.6 (981)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Jasper
About the restaurant
Globally inspired. Locally sourced
Our menu is inspired by Canada's cultural diversity, while expressing regional ingredients. Locally produced Alberta spirits and beverages enhance the experience. Our service team are here to suggest drink pairings, answer dietary questions and recommend menu items that satisfy your needs. We're here to help you enjoy your dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had quick service and the menu choices were different and wonderful.
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4.5
4.5 (145)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Edmonton
About the restaurant
A casual Italian(ish) eatery in the heart of Old Strathcona. Food inspired by the traditions and culture of Italy, cooked with modern techniques and ingredients.

Produce is chosen and cooked when it is shining the brightest. Seasonal vegetables are treated to showcase their quality. A selection of handmade pasta made from Alberta flour. Proteins in large format made for sharing, just like at Nona’s table. And tiramisu, who can forget!

Top review
Felice
Dined 4 days ago
All hits no misses. Staff are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Seasoning and acid are really bang on. Great cocktails and wine pairings, bar and somm are dialed in. Substantial 6 course tasting at a great price. Sourdough, 'nduja, whipped ricotta and i think it was grilled ramps? Everything tasted great, together and apart, in all combinations and proportions. Ate the remainders with a spoon. Tuna crudo: really nicely seasoned, the tomato jelly was super umami, same with the dulce. Little horseradish on top. Prawn tortellini in brodo: super good, nice contrast between filling and broth, generous black pepper in the broth, really clean Pork belly stuffed pepper: scratched an itch. Sauce was great, filling had a great flavor and texture, not too tight. Beef intercostal: great texture burnt ends vibe, delicious asparagus. Panna cotta: roasting the strawbs makes them even more tart and satisfying. Oh and the merch is cool.
A photo of Confederation Lounge & Patio - Fairmont Hotel Macdonald restaurant
4.1
4.1 (419)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Edmonton
About the restaurant
For iconic celebrations, intimate gatherings and exquisite cocktails that you soon won’t forget. The Confederation Lounge delivers guests the extraordinary. And has been doing so since 1915.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
All perfect, service very good. Cocktails very tasty
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