The Glass Monkey

4.5
753 reviews
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Global, International
We bring together a diverse, internationally inspired and locally sourced menu presenting both tapas and small plates ideal for sharing...as well as full meal dishes. The Glass Monkey Gastropub offers an extensive wine by the glass program, a large selection of craft beers and fresh cocktails. Our room is casual, comfortable and elegant.
Don't be fooled by the name! A Gastropub is not limited to those wanting to have a drink and great food with a friend… it is also kid friendly, providing a casual, quick dinner for a busy family on the go.
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Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I met up with 3 friends for a night out. The food was excellent. 2 has specials which were delicious. I had the mushroom pizza which was sooo good and another had a pasta dish which was enjoyed. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The only drawback was the noise level. We all left with ringing ears. There is not much to absorb the sounds and on a busy Saturday evening we really had to work to have conversation.

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

Had a good time and definitely coming back

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

Awesome, food was excellent

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

Such a wonderful neighbourhood gem.
Owner came around and greeted us, made wine and menu recommendations, the service is outstanding.
The halibut that was recommended was delicious.
I would say go for a drink, go for an appie or go for dinner!

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N
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a place where it’s fun to experience dinner tapas style with a nice glass of wine. The smoked salmon mousse was my favourite. The meatballs were also something to rave about.

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

Love are neighborhood location, and the staff are awfully nice.. great fun.

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OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a fantastic time at Glass Monkey! Great food and always superb service!

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LD
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Not too loud but upbeat. Share plates a little pricy but not too unreasonable. Interesting and unique selection of beers. Would go again.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was super nice, food was tasty and quick to come out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to meet and visit with friends with some great food!!

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LL
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went to the Glass Monkey for the first time - nice seeing that they paid some respects to Jack's Grill!
Service was really good - seated quickly, staff explained specials and respected our space when we were just visiting. Unfortunately, my meal came quite quickly and my two friends had to wait for theirs. And when both of their meals came (both ordered the lasagna) they were both cold in the middle. Not lukewarm but cold. The good news is that they rectified it quickly and brought them back steaming hot. The food tasted great so we overlooked the temp issue.

Not a super experience for our first time but would go back and try again for sure.

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SL
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always,truly enjoyable.Welcoming and genuine throughout the meal...discreetly gracious service, relaxed and attentive! This is our ‘home’ base since the opening.It is easy to find fault these days; Janine and Rob make it a rare pleasure to return and feel comfortable & satiated.

Thank you for creating a place we want to be,again and again! Cheers☘️

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PH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The only negative was the dessert..an order of bread pudding was far too sweet to eat. The accompanying whipped cream coludn’t even cut the sweetness of the pudding. Too bad, as the rest of the meal was very good.

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C
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS IS A LOVELY PLACE TO HAVE A GOOD MEAL. THERE ARE LOTS OF CHOICES TO SUIT EVERYONE. IT IS CLOSE TO MY HOME SO WE CAN WALK THERE.

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J
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a nice place to eat. Good food and wine selection.

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ST
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our evening at the glass monkey was very good. All 4 people in our party were happy with their meals. I did feel the waitress had a few too many tables she was serving - she was very busy. 3 of us shared a bottle of wine which was delicious and we were half way through finishing our meals and we had finished our bottle and I decided to order another glass to have with the remainder of my meal well after reminding her once and thinking I would save the last few bits of my meal to enjoy with the wine but eventually finished up because all the others had completed their meals and were also now wondering when the wine would arrive. Overall very good and will return to the Glass monkey- thank you

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited quite a while for a table (we had reservations). Once seated no one came for water or drinks. Finally 15 min later our server came. Thankfully she was excellent (the best part actually).

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 3 children to Glass Monkey on Saturday night and it was fabulous! Rick, our waiter, was attentive, positive and very well versed on the menu. Our kids are used to dining out, and they each thoroughly enjoyed their meals. It’s got a wonderful ambience, excellent food and great service. Highly recommend!

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SY
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I come here a lot, the food is always consistently great. We came on a Friday night and it was super busy, the noise level was really loud and it was difficult to talk to one another. I love this restaurant on Tuesday’s (1/2 price bottle night) and it’s a little quieter.

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TT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to the Glass Monkey a couple times and it didn’t disappoint again! We sat at the bar and it was great for the two of us.

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LW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Based on our first visit I would recommend it but not from this last visit. Food was only adequate at best.

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G
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Have been to this establishment many times in the past and enjoyed the food,service and attention. This trip we selected one of the specials ( butter chicken) while the dish was flavorful there were only 3 pieces of chicken in the dish and at $26 it was way overpriced. Enjoy the pizzas or other dishes but be wary of their specials. Also we were charged for a 9 oz glass of wine but had ordered the 6 oz.

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D
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have come here many times but this time very Disappointed with service. Too busy and distracted. Told about allergies and inadvertently was given food that I was allergic to. After eating it, server was defensive but did say sorry after a while. Thankfully allergy is not fatalistic. Asked if we could at least have some retribution only gave 5$ off. My allergy symptoms started taking effect and my friend went to the manager. The manager did give us a free drink and a gift card to come back another time.

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L
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The service was excellent and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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JD
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service are outstanding! We love this neighborhood gem and come often.
The wine is overpriced. The restaurant needs more Canadian (BC) wines.

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E
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very dependable restaurant with good foor. A good Valentine's Day destination.

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MM
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although it was extremely busy on Valentine’s Day, the service was great! There was a great range of small and large plates to choose from on top of the Valentie’s Day specials!

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LB
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was seated by the window and froze the entire meal as we weren’t able to be moved. Server was good. Noise level appropriate. The breadsticks were not soft and fluffy and very salty. The broccoli was also salty. Meatballs were ok but expensive for the size of the meatballs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed our evening, noise level a little high, but we may have been the cause!

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b
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I had the lasagna and the top was a bit burnt, therefore a bit chewy. My daughter also said her salad wasn't up to par like the previous time we were there. The service was out standing though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It' quaint and I usually know a few people in the restaurant which makes it even more fun. Great food!!

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PH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were both excellent. There are a number of specials in addition to a very extensive menu. Lots of options for vegetarians, and small eaters (there are appetizers, small plates and large plates).

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely evening , the room was a bit crowded for seating so it was a bit loud but the food was great, service was lovely and would recommend !

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J
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place! Really enjoy the menu, ambience, and service! The prices are a bit steep, especially for wine, but the choices extensive! If you are in the mood to splurge there’s nothing they won’t do to keep you happy!

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit here and it ended up being a GREAT experience. Service was great and food was amazing. We will be returning for sure.

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LY
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. A little loud though

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EH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Very poor service for our table of 6. They didn’t have the wine we ordered, let alone proper wine glasses. Some of the small plates were not edible ( deviled egg), house pickles (all onions and carrots). Won’t be returning any time soon.

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C
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waiter was great, fun and informative. Food was just the right amount. Atmosphere was merry. Definitely will return. It was a bit noisy as it was busy, but it was Saturday evening, so noise is expected. I don't think they need background music.
Food was served nicely and was tasty.

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o
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening and a wonderfull location. Service was excellent

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I
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with my family, good food and ambiance! Definitely worth a try.

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