Ever notice how local lists always have some biased opinion, based on the newest restaurants as they are more likely to dish out some advertising dollars?! I love to eat and you would probably already know that if you follow me on Snapchat. Edmonton has some great restaurants, I’m going to give you the very best of the best, an array of different cultures to choose from! Have fun on your next date night!
Coming in at number ten is no stranger to Edmonton; it’s one of the longest running top shelf Japanese restaurants in the city as it’s been around since 1972! They have unbelievable steak & seafood and they give you a show as they cook right in front of you on a flat grill, cracking jokes & flipping knives.
10238 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B8
This is one of two supper clubs on my list, I was more than pleasantly surprised the first time I had dinner there; I wasn’t expecting this kind of greatness with food & atmosphere. It has a very cool vibe, very trendy yet old fashioned, and it’s a hipper, louder crowd, with a menu that frequently changes.
9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5
This is a cozy little house turned into one of Edmonton’s best brunches, with freshly squeezed orange juice, great eggs benedict & a breakfast burger that’s to die for, literally. Don’t put this place only on your breakfast list, because this quaint, sophisticated restaurant also has a great dinner menu.
10109 125 St NW ·
This isn’t the fanciest of places but it is hands down the best Mexican restaurant in the city, and it also turns into a Latin club at night. You truly feel like you are in Mexico when you walk into the room, its authentic decorations, Latin staff, & friendly service will make you feel like dancing the night away to their Mariachi!
13062 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 4V9
I know what you are thinking, “I’m craving sushi”… Coming in at number seven is also one of Shonn Obrowski’s favourite restaurant, who is one of Edmonton’s best chefs. All the fish is as fresh & delicious as could be and it’s prepared exactly the way it was meant to be. Sushi is an old art form and this is one of Edmonton’s best sushi restaurants, don’t worry about the decor.
5714 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1
One of Edmonton’s newest restaurants on the list is a small room with huge taste buds. I’ve eaten at a lot of great restaurants around the world but Chef Rosario Caputo makes the best meatballs I’ve ever had! If you’re a fan of a great Italian meal, have dinner at this place and don’t forget to have some olives!
11244 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2X4
You’re going to have to drive to the south side or their newest location in St.Albert for this one, this high end lounge & restaurant has fantastic culinary creations, matched with a posh room and fabulous cocktails.
5940 Mullen Way, Edmonton, AB T6R 0R1
One of my all-time favourites, it’s a small, family owned Italian restaurant, with perfectly prepared authentic ingredients & recipes from the old country! The atmosphere is like you’re having dinner at your European friend’s house with Angelo and Joe the father & son duo making you feel at home! Try the escargot, the bruschetta, the chicken Marsala, the penne & sausage, OH! I can go on!
14233 Stony Plain Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5N
This is Alberta right, you need a steak house! So go to the steak house of all steak houses in Edmonton, famous for the buck-a-shuck oyster bar and the best steaks in the city, matched with top shelf-service and an incredible line-up of Caesars!
10309 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2
The only real fine dining experience in Edmonton, it has been a staple piece in the Edmonton downtown core for 17 years, it by far the best restaurant in the city, with culinary masterpieces, and the best wine list & prices in the city. Its open brick, high ceilings, and open kitchen will make you feel like you are in New York City. This is the restaurant to go to for the most romantic dining experience in Edmonton.
10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E6
People who love to eat are always the best people; I want you incredible people to eat great! Enjoy yourselves, taste amazing dishes, and most of all spend time with people you care about!
Written by: Dave Pavelich