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Sunday Evening dinner in Edmonton

upsidedownorchid Jul 17, 2012 10:32 PM

My husband and I have our first wedding anniversary coming up in a few weeks. It happens to fall on a Sunday, and we were planning to have a nice meal, but out top choices (Zinc, Blue Pear, Hardware Grill, ) are closed on Sundays.

If necessary we could celebrate another night, but we both work in restaurants, and would rather not take a Friday or Saturday night off work if we can help it.

Anyone have any suggestions as to where we might dine on a Sunday night that has a nice wine list and gluten free foods available. Preference would be to more central restaurants since we will be cabbing it and we live in Old Strathcona.

Wildflower Grill seems like a good choice, but any other suggestions are welcome!

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    aasg RE: upsidedownorchid Jul 18, 2012 12:41 PM

    Red Ox Inn

    1. sbendall RE: upsidedownorchid Jul 18, 2012 12:45 PM

      Corso 32 is also open on Sundays

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        cleopatra999 RE: sbendall Jul 18, 2012 12:57 PM

        +1 for Red Ox. How is Madison's of late?? What about The Marc?

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          sbendall RE: cleopatra999 Jul 18, 2012 02:05 PM

          The Marc is closed on Sundays - never noticed this issue until this question came up.
          Madison's is ok food, but there are better options in my opinion. I have also never been impressed by the service at Madison's.

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        misterpeer RE: upsidedownorchid Jul 18, 2012 06:23 PM

        Sabor Divino

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          egon61 RE: upsidedownorchid Jul 18, 2012 09:18 PM

          If the event is in "a few weeks" it may be tough to get into corso32. Perhaps Sunday would be easier than other nights.

          I will throw in another recommendation for Sabor Divino...my wife and I ate there recently for the 2nd time and it was even better than the 1st. Get the calamari, chorizo, and white bean puree appetizer if you like seafood. (The calamari in this dish is not fried.)

          1. chefathome RE: upsidedownorchid Jul 19, 2012 08:34 AM

            Gluten-free is one of the key issues here. I have celiac so I understand eating out without gluten, cross contamination and so on. I have eaten at the following each many times. Be sure to call 24 hours in advance. The most gluten-free friendly spots I have encountered in Edmonton are:

            Wildflower Grill - they are very aware and knowledgable. They actually have a GF brioche in the bread service! One of the best spots in Edmonton as far as GF is concerned.
            Madison's Grill - every time I have been there my dietary restrictions have been catered to without any problems. Service has been discreet and attentive. They have rice cakes should you wish to eat beef tartare, for example. They really know what they are doing.
            corso32 - aware BUT the menu is very limited for GF.
            And, my very favourite, Red Ox Inn. They are also very aware and do everything they can to prevent CC. Superb food and service.

            The above places have made me feel very "safe" yet do not draw attention to the celiac issue (I despise that).

            1. anonymoose RE: upsidedownorchid Jul 19, 2012 09:12 AM

              Blue Pear *is* open on Sunday nights.

              I am so glad that Sabor Divino is getting more love on this board. I think they need to get mentioned more often. :)

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                raidar RE: anonymoose Jul 19, 2012 06:40 PM

                I've had two dinners at Sabor in the recent past, and both have been delish. I could eat the octopus main for days and days.

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                  felix the hound RE: anonymoose Jul 24, 2012 05:14 PM

                  Blue Pear is not only open on Sunday but they have live music as well.

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                  upsidedownorchid RE: upsidedownorchid Jul 19, 2012 06:51 PM

                  Thank you everyone for the suggestions. Funnily enough, after this was posted, my husband had to pick up a shift at work on the Sunday of our anniversary, so we will be dining together this upcoming Thursday, which renders the specific question moot, but I really appreciate the information anyway, as we both normally have Sundays off and do love a good meal ;)

                  We have a reservation at Zinc. Been meaning to try it for ages.

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