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Best restaurant in Edmonton?

I'm visiting in August and want to dine at the best restaurant in Edmonton. I like fine dining - but in an innovative and exciting style of North American cuisine. Looking for a trendy atmosphere if possible. Any suggestions?? Thanks so much!

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  1. If you like or don't mind veggie food, try Padmanadi's on 10740 101street . It's all veggie and just opened up a month ago. This is their second restaurant, the first and original restaurant is in Chinatown about 5 minutes away. I highly recommend their curry "mutton" and roti canai. Very delicious. This is not "North American" cuisine, but it's still very good food. It's a mix of Malaysian, Indonesian veggie food. Here's their website: http://www.padmanadi.com/

    For meat cuisine, check out Home Fire Grill on 18210 100 Avenue. It's not central, it's a bit far into the west end of town. I had their bison meatloaf a few years ago and it was delicious. The food is North American, as what you are looking for, in fact it's Native American influenced, they had bannock on their menu ( and that was tasty too!) It's a cozy and quiet restaurant. The service was wondeful. The chef behind the menu and kitchen is NAIT trained ( I believe). Here's their website: http://www.homefiregrill.ca/index.htm

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    1. re: mspacman

      Red Ox Inn
      The Blue Pear
      Culina Millcreek

      would be my suggestions. the top 2 are more fine dining, Culina more hip and trendy (still higher end food)

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      Blue Pear Restaurant
      10643 123 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P3, CA

      Culina Millcreek
      9914-89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2S7, CA

      Red Ox Inn
      9420 91 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4, CA

    2. I would also suggest Culina Millcreek or Red Ox Inn.

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      Culina Millcreek
      9914-89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2S7, CA

      Red Ox Inn
      9420 91 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4, CA

      1. Murietta's West Coast Grill on Whyte

        1. I'll throw in votes for Red Ox Inn and Culina Millcreek, and add a vote for Madison's (in the Union Bank Inn).

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          Culina Millcreek
          9914-89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2S7, CA

          Red Ox Inn
          9420 91 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4, CA

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          1. re: egon61

            I'd back these three up for sure.

          2. hands down, no question for me. The Blue Pear. Innovative, uses local ingredients, and imho, is the best restaurant in Edmonton.

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            Blue Pear Restaurant
            10643 123 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P3, CA

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            1. re: ihatepickyeaters

              Like all the restos listed very much (except Murietta's). I agree Blue Pear is the best for innovation and use of local products. CUlina is a close second with Red Ox filling out my top three (for innovation and local fare).

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              Blue Pear Restaurant
              10643 123 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P3, CA