Best Restaurants in Edmonton

Avatar By Ayngelina Brogan / 22 August 2019

Best Restaurants in Edmonton

Avatar By Ayngelina Brogan

Edmonton Alberta is likely most well known for its widely loved Oilers hockey team and locals take pride in having a river park system that is over 20 times the size of Central Park in New York City.

But what many travellers do not know is that Edmonton is also home to fantastic restaurants.

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With a prime location between the Prairies and the seafood of the west coast, Edmonton also has direct access to world-class local beef. With so many incredible ingredients it’s not surprising there are many delicious restaurants.

But, you need not fall prey to the stereotypes you see in other Albertan cities like Calgary, this isn’t just a city of steakhouses. Edmonton has a diverse food scene, and because it’s mistakenly overlooked, it doesn’t feel the need to be anything pretentious or jump on the latest trends. It’s just a city of really great food. Here are some of the best places to eat in the city.

Bar Bricco

Part of a duo of side by side restaurants. Bar Bricco is next door Corso 32, one of the most popular restaurants in Edmonton. Corso 32 is more formal with Chef Daniel Costa making incredible traditional Italian food and you’ll need a reservation.

Bar Bricco's plate, restaurant of Edmonton
Photo credits: Bacon is Magic

Bar Bricco is a 28-seat wine and snack bar. It does not take reservations and has a much different feel as the lights are low and it’s open late. It’s not so much of a special occasion spot, but a spot where friends gather on the weekend. If you can’t get a table simply stand at the bar with locals. As a modern Italian sputini bar, the snacks are small enough to mange standing. Do not miss the eggs Moliterno ‘Cacio e Pepe’ Crostini if it’s on the menu.

Bar Bricco
10347 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Rostizado

Perhaps Edmonton would not be the first place you think of for great Mexican food, but the city will surprise you. Rostizado is the second restaurant from the team behind the popular taco joint Tres Carnales. It became popular for authentic tacos with a modern spin in a great atmosphere.

Rostizado restaurant' dinning room, Edmonton
Photo credits: Bacon is Magic

The second venture is a Mexican family-family-style rosticeria. The decor is modern and sleek on one side, with vintage family televisions and other home decor on the other. The open kitchen features a massive chicken rotisserie as it is one of the most popular items on the menu.

Aside from roasted chicken, there are a number of traditional Mexican dishes and fantastic cocktails. Reservations are required.

Rostizado
10359 104 street #102, Edmonton

RGE RD aka Range Road

The farm to table movement has existed in Edmonton, long before it became trendy in other Canadian cities. Range road is a cozy spot focusing on seasonal cuisine. It features the best food from local Albertan farms. It’s one of the more expensive restaurants in Edmonton, but well worth the splurge.

Rge Rd restaurant's bison plate, Edmonton
Photo credits: Bacon is Magic

RGE RD
10643 123 St NW, Edmonton

Nongbu

If you come from a major city, it may not seem necessary to visit a Korean restaurant in Edmonton. However, this spot will change your mind about Korean restaurants outside Korea.

Owner John Ahn was frustrated that all of the Korean restaurants he visited served the same dishes that had been on the menu for decades. So he went on a mission to Korea to discover how Korean food had evolved and what Koreans were eating now.

Located in the neighbourhood Old Strathcona, it’s worth a trip to this very minimalist designed spot. The only thing in the restaurant that seems old are the vintage Korean films projected one the dining room wall. Forget the bibimbap, locals here are eating modern Korean street food and small sharing plates.

Nongbu
8115 104 St NW, Edmonton

MEAT

Another great spot in Old Strathcona, this smokehouse is very popular for bunch on weekends and often has a line. But it doesn’t have the heavy handed decor of barbecue joints, instead it is light and airy, perfect for friends or to bring a family with small children.

MEAT restaurant's burger, Edmonton
Photo credits: Bacon is Magic

In addition to brunch it has a great regular menu, the beef brisket sandwich with sautéed onions, pickled and horseradish mayo is very popular.

MEAT
8216 104 St NW, Edmonton

 

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Cover photo credit: Bacon Is Magic

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