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The Hat Resto Pub

4.2
204 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Global, International
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
The Hat Resto Pub is conveniently located in the heart of Jasper Avenue, surrounded by world-class hotels & is walking distance from Shaw Conference Center & is two blocks from the future home of the Downtown Arena. It is Edmonton's oldest restaurant, established in 1912, making it more than a century old. For a very long time, it was known as The Silk Hat, a casual diner. It was next to The Paramount Theater & many Edmontonians have fond memories of going to the movies & then to The Silk Hat for burgers & milk shakes. Eventually the restaurant became known as The Hat Resto Pub. Currently the restaurant serves contemporary cuisine featuring different flavours. It also serves draft & bottled beer & many types of cocktails. It has earned a sterling reputation for top-notch food quality & service. Some must-trys include gourmet Prime Rib Burgers, Homemade Crabcakes, Artichoke & Spinach Dip, Butter Chicken, Panko-crusted Goat Cheese, Mussels cooked in wine, & wraps.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am; Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(780) 429-4471
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mike
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Hat Resto Pub can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Mike Bhatnagar: (780) 224-2765
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Catering
Office and business catering in downtown area.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
103 St.
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Parking details
Street parking along Jasper Avenue and 103 St. Covered free parking is available on the main floor of Vinci Parking at 103 St.
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Public transit
LRT and bus stops within walking distance along Jasper Avenue.
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Entertainment
Contemporary music/songs; DJ; weekly live music.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 204 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Popped into this pub for a bite to eat and a few drinks before a band show at Starlite room. The location was great, and we really liked the food and the atmosphere. The prices were pretty decent and good value for your dollar. Cheers!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

What an absolutely disgusting lunch.

Our food took exactly one hour to arrive. The table next to us had their food packed to go right out of the kitchen because we all spent noon to 1 pm waiting for our lunch to arrive.
The manager/owner’s behaviour was inexcusable. He was rude, pushy, and arrogant. We watched in horror as he treated the table next to us with blatant disrespect and anger.
My friend and I ordered nachos, crab cakes, and chicken strips to share. Regular pub food that’s hard to screw up. Well. They managed to make it gross. It was NOT edible. Stale food that tasted like plastic. We were starving and still left 90% of the food on the table.
We both had to stop at the store for something to eat on our way back to work.
Our server was decent enough but it’s hard to see a silver lining here.
Will not return. Do not recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I’ve never been disappointed with this restaurant. Mike the manager/owner is warm to welcome his guests and friendly. He only hires staff that are equal to him in every aspect. This is one of Edmonton’s hidden jets, I would recommend this to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The Hat was one of my favourite restaurants in the city, known for the burgers. The one I had recently did not remind me of those times unfortunately. Still great ambiance though.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Went for lunch as part of Downtown Dining Week. Would definitely go again.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It was very busy because it's dining week. We both ordered the special which was a breaded chicken burger. It took a long time to arrive but I understand it was lunchtime and busy. When our food arrived the chicken was very dry and there was more breading than meat. There was supposed to be aioli sauce but it was barely there. I have eaten here many times and the food is usually good but yesterday it was just ok. For the price it really should be better.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Took the team for lunch and all enjoyed their meal.
Very prompt service, especially for our big group.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our waitress was fantastic (sorry, I forgot her name but she is a very cheerful blonde lady)! We went prior to a hockey game and she gave us some tips on best food/drinks at the game. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. Definitely would recommend for a casual night out.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Amazing service and food. The one part of Teachers convention I look forward to every year.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The service was perfect and the ambience was great, but the food could be improved. Would definitely go back for drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Fantastic, Great service, waitress was great and she was the only waitress that dan

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The waitresses (2 of them) seemed more interested in each other than actually serving us and the other diners. They chatted together and were on their cell phones quite a bit. Our drinks came without garnishes then the waitress just brought the garnishes over with her hands. She forgot a whole portion of my order entirely. I chose not to say anything. She came over at the end of the meal saying she realized she forgot and did I still want the rest of my order. It took forever to get a drink when we were empty although the place was pretty empty. The waitresses were very fake almost to the point of being rude. I will never go back to this place as it totally ruined our anniversary. I don’t usually write reviews but we left feeling extremely disappointed. We ate there at 530 on February 23 - Friday. The highlight of the meal would have been the calamari.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I went to the Hat as I had not been there since 1979 when it was the Silk Hat. It held fond memories of being a broke recent graduate and a promising future. Now nearing retirement, I went back to find it just as friendly and great place to eat. I won't leave it that long before I return again. Great food too.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Par food at high prices. There's definitely better to be found.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

From the reservation to paying the bill, eating at The Hat was an enjoyable experience. The server's (Joanna if I remember) were fun, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The food was great pub food- it was awesome to have tasty, non-greasy fish and chips. All the other members of the party really enjoyed their food as well. Definitely will go back to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Had dinner here before the hockey game. Great food and service with lots of tv’s. Typical pub food but everything was fresh and tasty and a nice collection of craft beers.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

The Hat never fails to impress with their delicious burgers and fresh salads.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

There was one person working, all beer taps not functioning, menu items that no longer exisit and the food took way too long as my party of 4 were 3/4 of the clientelle that night. Wont be back. I could see using this for a quick drink afterwork if you work downtown... but much better eateries around.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Met my son there for lunch and he was very happy with the choice.
Prompt and courteous service and very good meal.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The Hat is an awesome place to go. The food is great, actually a hidden gem in my opinion. The staff is friendly and easy going. This is a restaurant I will keep going

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Very quite and the service was great. Food was above my expectations for a pub.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

The Hat is always a great place to meet friends for lunch or drinks and a bite!

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Terrible food. Friendly servers though.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

I have been here multiple times with different groups of people. This time, I organized a meet-up with about 8 people. it was fantastic as usual, food, seating etc. It is bar style so not really designed for younger kids or seniors. But it is super for young professionals.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent service

Great food

You can always count on great consistency

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

As always, the owner and staff are professional, brisk, and welcoming, without being presumptuous or rude, and the food and beer choices suit my tastes to a T. I enjoy this establishment and what it offers and will keep coming back.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Average food, okay service, but it was pretty quiet. Fine for a reasonably priced burger.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Have been here many times, never disappointed. Great place to meet friends for lunch.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service! Menu had a lot of fun items. I will say the bun for my chicken sandwich was stale. But the Chicken was great!!! Loved that you could have any salad on menu as side salad to sandwich!

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was awesome! We were skeptical because the place was empty but we would definitely go there again.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Great historical pub, Hostess and manager's hospitality was awesome! Drinks were cold, food was very tasty, and a good time was had by all... not overly noisy like a lot of places, so easy to have good conversations!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Took my mother here while she was in town. She used to frequent "The Silk Hat" in the late 50's and I thought it would be fun. It was a slow night as we were about the only people there. Service was excellent! One hiccup was the seriously under-ripe avocado in my moms salad. It would have had to been cut with a cleaver so I'm not sure how it ended up on a plate. The manager comped a dessert for the avocado. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

I have never been here and I decided to try it out. We were going downtown to the fireworks and wanted something casual and affordable. This was so good on so many levels. Our service was great, the food was delicious and the price was so reasonable. The owner even offered to make us some free pouting for coming in. He was so welcoming to everyone and gave us a little history on it. We all agreed we would return!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent service, great ambience and diverse menu!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We were there for my birthday and the service we received was amazing I would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Very good food and service - would recommend - we went before a concert at Rogers Place -

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Great place to have a couple drinks and some food, good location and not too busy or loud.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Not informed of a private party taking up over half the lounge, when we made the reservation or arrived.
Waited over 5mins for a server to take us to our reserved table, than took over 10minutes for her to return with menus and to take our beverage order.
When we asked another waitress for menus, she said she has a 75person group and can't help us. Very poor attitude & service.

Drink & food took way too long once ordered. Had to order multiple drinks at once in order to not let them run dry.

Food order took almost an hour to receive, but was good expect the salads.

They need to hire more wait staff!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2017

Had the sirloin with goat cheese salad again. It was prepared well and met expectations!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Jodi is a great server and the food is always as ordered, hot and in a timely fashion.

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