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Quiet, midweek business dinner in Saskatoon

prima Nov 30, 2011 09:26 AM

Where would you go? Has anyone been to Carver's Steakhouse recently?

What are the best Italian options in Saskatoon these days?

Or should we go to Bliss or Truffles?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. ingloriouseater RE: prima Dec 1, 2011 04:21 PM

    i always thought italian in saskatoon sucked big time. carver's will remain carver's...john's is thankfully gone

    bliss or truffles is probably really safe

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    1. re: ingloriouseater
      prima RE: ingloriouseater Dec 1, 2011 06:56 PM

      Hi ingloriouseater... re: Carver's- I realize there's a Carver's in the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon, and another at the Sheraton Cavalier in Calgary. Even though I've visited Calgary and Saskatoon a number of times, I've never dined at Carver's. Is it around the same quality level as Hy's or Caesar's? Or closer to the Keg?


      1. re: prima
        ingloriouseater RE: prima Dec 1, 2011 07:50 PM

        its old school hotel steakhouse but nice, intimate and has a stunning and very efficient hostess.

        i always do the beef carpaccio and duck....and a bottle or two of wine

        1. re: ingloriouseater
          prima RE: ingloriouseater Mar 6, 2012 08:41 AM

          The hostess was very accommodating. I wondered why you gave her a special mention, but once I had dinner at Carver's, I understood. Welcoming, warm, attentive and professional.

    2. chefathome RE: prima Dec 1, 2011 06:51 PM

      Truffles and Bliss are our two favourites in Saskatoon. We just ate at Truffles last weekend again and were blown away by the service and fantastic food. If you go and like duck, I highly recommend it.

      There is no good Italian in Saskatoon as far as I know.

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        prima RE: chefathome Dec 1, 2011 06:57 PM

        Thanks chefathome. I have been to Truffles, and I like it, but I've never tried Bliss. Which restaurant would you expect to be more quiet on a Tue, Wed or Thu night around 7 pm?

        Bliss Fine Food
        1002 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B9, CA

        Truffle's Bistro & Pattisserie
        230 21st St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K, CA

        1. re: prima
          chefathome RE: prima Dec 1, 2011 07:15 PM

          I would say Bliss but keep in mind that it is an open space so if there is a loud dinner party the noise would carry all over. That happened to me once. However, I really enjoy Bliss so it has not prevented me from returning. Bliss is a bit more casual than Truffles but the food is also very good, as is the service.

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            prima RE: chefathome Mar 6, 2012 08:35 AM

            Bliss was perfect. It was fairly quiet on a Tuesday night. I loved their soup of the day, a spicy tomato seafood and barley soup. The salmon was delicious. I'll definitely return to Bliss on my next trip to Saskatoon.

            I also enjoyed a rhubarb butter tart at Calories. We had no service issues on this visit. Our server was friendly and competent.

            The Truffles salad and the yam/potato gnocchi with chanterelles at Truffles were delicious. Decadent Cafe Brulot Tart.

            I'm not eating beef these days, so I ordered the crab-stuffed Steelhead trout at Carver's, which was fine, although I'd order something else on my next visit. Very generous bistro salad. The tableside-made Caesar looked good. Very good service at Carver's.

        2. re: chefathome
          Sandy204 RE: chefathome Oct 6, 2012 09:15 AM

          "There is no good Italian in Saskatoon as far as I know."

          I wondered about The Willows dining room. Have you been? It appears to be refurbished and Italian Bistro in style,

          1. re: chefathome
            prima RE: chefathome Jul 25, 2013 09:24 AM

            Bottega Trattoria has opened up in Saskatoon. 120 2nd Ave North. Looks like a promising Italian restaurant!

          2. prima RE: prima Feb 27, 2012 07:22 PM

            Has anyone visited St. Tropez Bistro lately? Not sure why I haven't noticed it before, on previous trips to Saskatoon. http://www.sainttropezbistro.ca/

            St. Tropez Bistro
            238 2nd Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1K9, CA

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