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Mar 23, 2011 06:49 AM

Edmonton "Chic"

I need help to find a chic restaurant (and good :-) to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary.
Any suggestions?
Thank you very much!!

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  1. can you define 'chic'? When I think of chic, it doesn't translate to what someone might want for a 50th anniversary... I would tend to say Corso32 right now in terms of chic, but it would't be a good choice probably for what you are looking for.

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    1. re: Dan G

      Thanks for you answer-question!
      What I have in mind is a classy restaurant where they pamper their clients.
      Maybe a traditionnal French restaurant?
      I saw Characters website: what do you think? Do you know that place? It looks very nice

      1. re: 914Annie

        I'm not really big on traditional French unless I am in France, and don't think Edmonton really has something that would really fit that description anyway. Blue Pear would be my first choice for a major event like an anniversary. Modern eclectic for people with a bit of a sense of adventure...
        I've had good food at Characters. Not what I would consider chic. Madisons might be a good choice too. Or Hardware. Are you more interested in food or atmosphere?

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

        1. re: Dan G

          I agree with Dan. Blue Pear/Hardware/Red Ox.

          Corso 32/Niche/The Marc...great additions to Edmonton but maybe not pampering enough or for that special night.

          I always hear very mixed things about Characters.

      1. My picks would be:

        Red Ox
        Blue Pear
        Madison's (they have a 6-course tasting menu for $85)

        Although I have not been to The Marc yet it has an excellent reputation.

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        1. re: chefathome

          for some reason, I never think of Red Ox as a special occassion restaurant (which is what I assume the person wants for a 50th anniversary). Great food, maybe best in the city...maybe I eat there too often so it becomes 'normal' to me - had another great meal there last night so it should be in the front of my mind.

          Again, I think it might come down to atmosphere. Corso32 is in top 4 or 5 for food but having been there twice now I wonder if I were celebrating a 50th anniversary would I go there given how loud it is (doesn't bother me, but probably not to everyone's liking).

          1. re: Dan G

            Actually, that is true about corso32. I love the food but it can be loud.

            We live three hours from Edmonton so unfortunately do not get to Red Ox very often. Wish we did, though.

        2. Ok, this might get scoffs as far as the "chic" factor goes, but I think as far as food goes and pampering, Normand's might fit the bill nicely. :) Also, Sorrentino's downtown has a nice private room that could serve your group well although you didn't mention how many people would be attending.

          4208 Calgary Trail South, Edmonton, AB T6J 6Y8, CA

          1. How many people in your party?