The Hat Resto Pub

4.1
257 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
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vipDavidB
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a good refuge and the kitchen and staff have remembered my preferences for food and drink. I had a very prepared vegetarian version of a burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine, nothing special pub fair, but this is during a pandemic and I suspect every aspect of of the experience is better under normal circumstances

DB
vipDavidB
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good staff, good patrons, well-prepared vegetarian burger - it was what I needed at the end of a demanding week.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was no “dining experience”. We all met up there only to discover that The Hat was closed. Not sure why the system would accept a reservation if they aren’t open. Very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We arrived at our reserved time and ordered food and appetizers. A group of individuals came about 20 minutes after us and somehow their food ended up coming at the same time as ours and seemed a bit annoying since we had been waiting a loot longer.

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Edmonton
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was overpriced, there was only one server working during lunchtime, which seems a little odd considering it's a busy time.

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TaraP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Hat! The menu has a wide selection and never disappoints I have always had a great meal. I'll be back soon!

NC
NickC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decent place to go for lunch downtown. You get value for your money.

DB
vipDavidB
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took lunch away from my office to untangle my thoughts. The only thing that would have been an improvement is an additional server, as the lunch crowd was large and demanding, especially on the staff. So, I had to hustle back to work after eating, instead of having received my meal earlier.

BM
BruceM
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was good, only concern was the time it took to get the meal, not enough kitchen staff working, waitress was fast and came around lots. Good food, will be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Cute little pub on jasper- went before an Oiler game on a Saturday night with only one server/bartender and it got pretty busy! She worked very hard but needed some help to be a good server to everyone in the place. Seemed to be quite understaffed.

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CamC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Must have been a slow day because we were the only people in there at the time.

Menu had WAY too many options. The food was mediocre and the waitress seemed like she had zero personality. She was totally good but seriously smile at least once. There wasn’t really anything on special or on sale so not really a lot of focus. Maybe that’s why no one was there. This place was recommended to me and I’m not sure why.

Probably wouldn’t ever go back. Just not really hip. Sad because it’s close to me and I’ve always wanted to check it out. Maybe I’ll just leave my hat at the door and go somewhere else.... not impressed at all.

DB
vipDavidB
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I came here for a business lunch (the other party didn't show). It was very busy, and there wasn't the usual complement of wait staff. Otherwise, things would have been speedier and my overall grade would have been higher.

DB
vipDavidB
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered a favourite, which arrived as I expected and sooner than I expected. So, I enjoyed it and was fortified after an irritating workday. The staff and the 2 other patrons near me had sporadic but enjoyable conversations. In short, it was a fun end to the workday.

KG
KimG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant food, great atmosphere, and great service! I will likely eat here again.

FM
vipFoodMom38
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointing meal. We used to really enjoy the burgers here, but this time the quality was not there with the burger patty. Extra $3 for shoestring fries versus regular fries is a ridiculous up charge on already expensive burgers:sandwiches. I had the Sharwarma wrap which is supposed to be a Hat specialty, and it was not good. Cooked lettuce in the wrap really took away from the flavor. I did not feel well after eating this.
Service was good, but food has really declined.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the spinach dip here!!!

SC
SarahC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great night out for my birthday and the service and food were excellent!

DB
vipDavidB
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was business lunch with a colleague and friend. We were able to socialize and discuss industry developments without being subject to intrusive noise. The food was hearty and tasty and came promptly after being ordered. The staff provided my preferred drink without being asked - which was fun.

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YEGDiner
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok. Should have had the burger instead of chicken.

JP
JesseP
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved a table and it said it was confirmed and the restaurant was closed. Awesome....

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was out in good time. Service was excellent. Sadly, I was ill after having the Shawarma wrap.

DB
vipDavidB
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the owner were welcoming and good company. After a discussion with the server, I tried a vegetarian burger I'd not had before and did enjoy it. I'd order it again. In short, it was a sustaining and revivifying meal after a tough work day and kept me free from after-work junk food.

JK
JimK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. I would highly recommend!

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vipyegfoodie
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

45 minutes for a burger and rude comments from staff. Will not be back.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere with lots of fun cocktails. Great food.

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Notsofancy
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food wasn’t very good at all.

DB
vipDavidB
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a place where the owner works hard to take good care of his staff, as well as his patrons; so, there's a level of comfort and efficiency that isn't seen in places with a culture of bullying. And the food is prepared and presented well and is reasonably priced for the quality. And I enjoy the food, as well as the owner's knowledge of whiskies, for he's introduced me to 2 or 3 that have become mainstays for me.

CK
CassandraK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Highly recommend both the food & the drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, reasonable price, very friendly waitress.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Signature burger was fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Generally the food is quite good, I have eaten here many times, but today not so much and portion size of one of the dishes has gotten smaller and smaller and less toppings and same price or higher. Another dish the chicken tenders were quite hard.

I will try again because I don’t usually experience this here.

Till next time

LK
LiliK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We found that the food was a little hit and miss. 2 people from our group had to send food back due to it not being very well cooked and others in the group noted that the food was somewhat bland.

We booked a table for a party of 10 and were not seated at one table but rather at the bar tables in 3 tables of 4. Not ideal. The venue was also hosting a paint nite party so they good the good seats.
There is also no vestibule so every time the front door opened we got a big cold gust.

The location is great- we walked to the citadel afterwards.

The music selection was strange. At a point in the evening heavy metal like music started playing which I felt didn't really go with the vibe of the venue.

Venue could do with some accoustics and some updating.

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NicoleW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Great food. Understaffed , took forever to get drinks / atmosphere , very quiet atmosphere had hoped for it to be a bit more lively. Very neat looking inside , has the potential to be fantastic just needs better management.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had booked a reservation ahead of time. We sat down at our scheduled time and placed a drink order shortly after we sat down. We received them and one of my friends asked for a glass of water. We were still looking at the menu at this point. We didn’t get any acknowledgment whatsoever for the next 40 mins nor did my friend get her glass of water. It seemed like they were incredibly understaffed - there was an oilers game on in the city and there was a paint nite on in there too. We waved our server down and just asked for our bill so we could go somewhere else. Our server didn’t even acknowledge how terrible the service was as we settled our bill. I will never ever go back there again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely chat with the owner, we could tell how proud he was of his restaurant and how his goal for his customers was that they had a great experience

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sosha
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly and accommodating. Fries were amazing. Came out piping hot and seasoned perfectly.

BK
vipBarbK
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at The Hat!

AJ
AlexJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Good food, our server was good, but the individual who greeted and seated us got grumpy when we indicated that one of our party had cancelled at the last minute. Apparently we were costing him money. Probably won't be a repeat customer.

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RoxyA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good, prices are always decent, service can be hit or miss but its ok. Definitely recommend for lunch... and the crab cakes. They are soo good. Burgers & mushroom soup as well.

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The Hat Resto Pub is rated 4.1 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.