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Not to miss resto's in Edmonton

remdog99 Jul 13, 2010 07:28 PM

I'll be in Edmonton for a Thurs nite, Fri & Sat in a couple of weeks. What are the 'not to be missed' places---both the haute cuisine and the hole in the wall places? I am a Montrealer so I am eager to discover how my friends in Edmonton live the good life! Of course, I would expect the specialty fo the region is steak of some kind, looking forward to your suggestions!

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    S_B_Russell RE: remdog99 Jul 14, 2010 07:44 AM

    Granted, I live in Europe, not Edmonton, but two of my favorite places in E-town are Culina in the Millcreek neighborhood for modern cuisine with a regional focus and Dadeo's diner on Whyte Ave. for cajun po-boys sandwiches and local micro-brew beer.

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      Dan G RE: remdog99 Jul 14, 2010 09:54 AM

      I wouldn't really call it a big steak town. There are OK steak places, but it isn't something i generally go for. Best recommendation (not steak) would be Red Ox.

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        akondra RE: Dan G Jul 18, 2010 03:53 PM

        Red Ox is a must, but you must get a reservation. Very busy.

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        Sandy204 RE: remdog99 Jul 14, 2010 08:41 PM

        Check out the Madison Grill on Jasper Ave (near the MacDonald Fairmont Hotel).
        It is associated with a boutique hotel (http://www.unionbankinn.com/).

        We saw an enticing dinner menu and loved the place while looking in (for breakfast actually.) Plan to have dinner there next visit to Edmonton.

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          itwillmakeaturd RE: remdog99 Jul 15, 2010 12:36 AM

          Yeah, Edmonton is nothing special for steak and worse than most cities its size.

          I think the best place in town is Wildflower Grill, it's on 107 st south of Jasper. I'm surprised it hasn't been suggested yet. I also think Continental Treat on Whyte is worth visiting. Most of my favourite places in town are ethnic though.

          Of the previous recommendations I can concur with Culina and Madison's. Dadeo's will make a turd.

          Wildflower Grill
          10009 - 107 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J1, CA

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            23skidoo RE: itwillmakeaturd Jul 15, 2010 02:15 AM

            Really enjoyed Culina Highlands.

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              cleopatra999 RE: 23skidoo Jul 18, 2010 02:26 PM

              I like the steak at Bistecca and surprisingly, I had a great filet at 100

              for haute cusine check out Blue Pear, they do a table d'hote with wine pairings, you will definitely need reservations here as well as at previous places mentioned (Culina, Red Ox) they are all small places

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                remdog99 RE: cleopatra999 Jul 19, 2010 08:11 PM

                are any of these in the west end/near the airport?

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                  itwillmakeaturd RE: remdog99 Jul 20, 2010 12:24 AM

                  No. Probably the best in the west end is Sage at River Cree. I haven't been there in a while so the quality may have changed, but you stand a decent chance of getting a good meal there.

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