YEG Simple Poll. The war of the restos...
I have a Birthday dinner coming up and am split between Culina and Corso 32. I recently dined at Culina Millcreek and both my dining companion and I loved our meals, so I would go back in a heartbeat. But I have heard such great things about Corso 32... What are the portion sizes like at Corso?
Then I have another dinner with a larger group coming up soon (guests have fairly healthy appetites)... Hardware Grill vs. Wildflower.
Finally, for decent schnitzel - Bauernschmaus vs. Bistro Praha?
9914-89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2S7, CA
Reasons? The first is just better - more unique perhaps, imho. The second is because I don't much care for Hardware Grill...it is a bit too boring (meat and potatoes) for me. Plus, I have had good food and service experiences at Wildflower. Lastly...I like the ambiance of Praha...and I think the schnitzel is bigger and crispier.
Corso32 - There portions are fair. I would normally be tossed up between the two, but if you have already been to Culina, I would suggest giving Corso a try.
Hardware Grill - I like Wildflower Grill for lunch, but I went there for dinner once and felt that while the food was good, it wasn't good enough for the price. I felt like the taste and portions at Hardware Grill were worth the price.
Bauernschmaus - I like both, but it has been awhile since I have been to either (I haven't been to BP since it re-opened) and I just remember being more satisfied with the food at Bauernschmaus.
10009 - 107 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J1, CA
Corso32 for sure. I've only been there once but thought it was one of the best meals I've had in Edmonton. I don't understand all the praise Culina gets.
Hardware, mostly because you said the guests have a healthy appetite and hardware has gigantic portion sizes.
Haven't been to the others.
If you are ok going in knowing that you will be eating Southern Italian food, then give Corso32 a try. It is no better or worse than Culina. The potential advantage of Culina is a menu that doesn't focus on one culinary style.
Hardware Grill for me has always been delicious food with quality ingredients and very generous portions (with prices to match all the above).
I tend to lean towards Wildflower when I go out only because I think they have more of a potential to pleasantly surprise me. Hardware can be a little predictable, and if you don't plan to eat a lot you may feel you're overpaying. However if you specifically mention portion size being an advantage so I suggested them.