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Nov 15, 2010 09:12 PM

dining in Downtown Edmonton

Hubbie and I will be staying in downtown Edmonton (Sutton Place) from Thursday to Sunday. Not interested in high-end dining but definitely interested in tasty, good-value food. Suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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  1. will you have a car? or willing to take cabs/LRT? or are you looking for only walking distance?

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    1. re: cleopatra999

      No car. Walking would be ideal but we could also take a bus or cab.

      1. re: doughhead

        I like the Blue Plate Diner for breakfast and Tzin for wine and tapas. Both are on 104 st in downtown.

        As previously mentioned, Chinatown has lots of inexpensive and good places to eat.

        Blue Plate Diner
        10145 - 104 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9, CA

    2. Old Spaghetti Factory is about a block away from the Sutton, decent food, decent price, neat atmosphere. Mongolie Grill is about 5 blocks away, this is one of my faves for dinner downtown (I love a place where you choose what you eat). I hear Russian Tea Room is good for lunch. Chinatown is close by with lots of neat little places with great prices. Not sure about a breakfast place outside of Denny’s (which is about 6 blocks away). Hope that helps a bit.

      1. I second Blue Plate. I've never been there for breakfast but it was a regular dinner spot when we lived in Edmonton. Menu is homey and tasty. I recommend their roasted red pepper caesar salad.

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        1. re: keheela

          Thanks for everyone's suggestions. We'll probably check out Blue Plate.

          1. re: doughhead

            What is the name of the spot that Carla Alexander [of Soul Soup and formerly Culina] cooks at that is above Sal DiMaio's [sp?] Red Star pub just west of the Blue Plate and 104th Street on the north side of Jasper Avenue?

            It is pretty basic cooking, good soups and sandwiches without straying into the fine dining territory.

            1. re: Bob Mac

              I believe that is MRKT. there have been great reviews of Red Star Pub too! The Marc is pretty close by too. As is Sabor Divino (mixed reviews, pricey). Definitely check out Credo coffee, if you are coffee fans.

              1. re: cleopatra999

                Hawelli for Indian food too. They have buffets on weekday lunches and I think Saturday too, but personally I prefer to order off the menu.

          2. Zenari's in Manulife Place is nice if you are inside shopping and just want to warm up with a bowl of soup and muffuletta sandwich. I also think Sherlock Holmes on Rice Howard Way has decent pub grub and would be a fun spot to watch some sports on TV. :)