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Copper Pot - Edmonton

anonymoose Jan 14, 2008 10:10 AM

Had dinner here for the first time this past weekend and throughly enjoyed it. The service was fantastic, the food was cooked wonderfully, and the view of the park and Legislature was beautiful.

Portions were large - a smoked salmon salad was more than large enough for sharing and actually included a large portion of flaked smoked salmon which was a nice surprise. This would make a good entree if you wanted something lighter.

For entrees we had a bison rib eye special (cranberry pine nut reduction and stilton mashed potatoes instead of the regular menu item) and the stuffed chicken breast. Both were great but the bison was a bit more flavourful in comparison.

Honey and lemon creme brulee to finish - nice and creamy with a light taste, and the top was crunchy without being burnt to a crisp.

I would definitely go back again.

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    rafer madness RE: anonymoose Jan 14, 2008 03:32 PM

    you have peeked my belly....how are the prices there? good views of river valley?

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      Bob Mac RE: rafer madness Jan 14, 2008 05:24 PM

      rafer madness:

      They have a web-site. Has not changed much since it opened as I remember the pickerel at lunch.

      They moved into the space that Bernie Peck [formerly of Red Ox Inn, Iron Bridge, etc.] had opened one of the first "tapas styled" spots that we never got to before it closed.

      Lovely views of the north end of the High Level Bridge and parts of the River Valley.

      Do you remember CrackerJacks? Same spot.

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        rafer madness RE: Bob Mac Jan 14, 2008 05:30 PM

        thanks, i checeked out the site, but they do not list prices. just want to get an idea of what the damage would be.

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          Bob Mac RE: rafer madness Jan 15, 2008 05:31 AM

          rafter madness:

          Sorry. I thought about that after I had posted.

          Anonymoose will know better since he was there on the week-end but my recollection was that having regard to what was being served and the location, fair pricing.

          Less I expect than Hardware, Jack's and Red Ox. Do not remember the quality or pricing of the wine selection. Recollect bottles set back into the wall of the restaurant which were a holdover from the previous restaurant which were not on the list.

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            anonymoose RE: Bob Mac Jan 15, 2008 09:14 AM

            The restaurant apparently changed hands a year or so ago (along with some of the menu) so if you were there a long while ago it might be a bit different. I think the decor is the same though.

            Salmon salad was $15, 8 oz bison rib eye special was $38 (regular menu item was $37, I think), chicken was $27 and dessert was $7. Not sure about the wine list as we didn't order any, but a bottle of Strongbow Cider was $6.

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              cleopatra999 RE: anonymoose Jan 18, 2008 06:39 AM

              I went there about 2.5 yrs ago was not impressed, reminded me of somewhere only 65+ yr olds would eat, uninspired veg that were mass cooked. with the change a yr ago maybe it is worth going back to?

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                anonymoose RE: cleopatra999 Jan 18, 2008 07:43 AM

                The veg on the entrees didn't blow me away but it was cooked properly (not too soggy, not undercooked). I really liked the reduction on the bison, and I was happy they didn't screw up the creme brulee (I've had that experience at restaurants all too often, unfortunately).

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                  Dan G RE: cleopatra999 Jan 18, 2008 07:46 AM

                  I've had two bad reports on Copperpot from friends who have been there recently. Nothing really scathing, but just comments about uninspired and mediocre food. Both couples are ones I trust wholeheartedly (my regular dining companions around town...) and both recommended we not waste our time or money.

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                    cleopatra999 RE: Dan G Jan 18, 2008 08:31 AM

                    I would concur with that, with my experience a while ago, not worth it at all, way better places to go?

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