About Ayden Kitchen & Bar
Top Chef Canada Winner Dale Mackay and Co-Chef Nathan Guggenheimer welcomes you to Ayden Kitchen and Bar. Ayden Kitchen and Bar offers Canadian Comfort Cuisine and crafted cocktails by mixologist Christopher Cho.
Contemporary French, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ayden Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We were given an appetizer as our table ...
We were given an appetizer as our table was 40 minutes late so that was a nice touch. I had the veggie burger and for 21 dollars it was atrocious. Wine menu fine but overpriced per glass. Service was good. Very busy restaurant. Last time I was there we were in a very noisy location. This time was better. Clothes smelled of kitchen next day. That is unfortunate.
My husband and I are regulars. The drink ...
My husband and I are regulars. The drinks were awesome (as usual.... love that ginger gimlet). I tried the chicken and it was amazing... moist, smoky flavor with a delicious eggplant and rice pilaf! Amazing as usual. Never disappoints!
The staff were very friendly. The room w ...
The staff were very friendly. The room was very drafty and there was a lot of noise coming from the lounge making it hard to hear. The trout dish that myself and my coworker had was amazing and cooked to perfection. My other coworker did not enjoy his steak. It was fatty and tasted poor. Overall we had a nice evening.
We have always loved our Ayden dinning e ...
We have always loved our Ayden dinning experiences, the amazing service and incredible food but were very disappointed with the food during our last visit. My husband's beef entry was cold (although he didn't have the heart to complain) and my brussel sprout salad (an Ayden favourite) was served with so much roasted rutabaga (which was quite tough) I sent it back. Ayden graciously replaced the salad but unfortunately the second time it was so over dressed I couldn't eat it, and couldn't bear to complain again.
We think Ayden's has the best food in to ...
We think Ayden's has the best food in town right now. We eat out weekly, and because we eat grain-free it means we end up eating at some of the nicest places in town (Bliss, Calories, Truffles, etc.) Ayden's is knocking it out of the park. Thank you, Chef!
My husband and I went to Ayden for my bi ...
My husband and I went to Ayden for my birthday dinner. The food was delicious and service was great. The appetizer of popcorn shrimp was perfectly cooked and tasty. Mains were hot and tasty. Dessert was amazing. Our server was polite and professional. Although a bit noisy we enjoyed a wonderful meal.
Aydens is my fave place for dinner so th ...
Aydens is my fave place for dinner so thought I'd try it for lunch. My guest enjoyed the burger, which was my first choice too, but I opted for the daily sandwich - an updated version of chicken salad. It didn't really rock my world but the bread was fantastic. A good lunch overall with great service.
I was really excited for this meal given ...
I was really excited for this meal given that I am rarely in Saskatoon and have seen this restaurant on multiple top restaurant lists. Absolutely disappointing experience. Had the duck to start, the duck was cooked very well but the puree on the plate had a fowl aftertaste which completely overpowered the duck. Based on the server's recommendation, I went with the fried chicken (why they recommend chicken after already having a poultry appetizer was a mystery). The chicken had zero seasoning or flavor too it. The potato salad side was reminiscent of Costco's potato salad. The beat slaw was tasty however. The server looked like he lacked experience and forgot my meal and didn't make any effort to engage and looked disinterested.
It was great! Little loud but we were by ...
It was great! Little loud but we were by the kitchen and seeing every dish made up for it! Made our day was a group from work with 5 bdays in September came and you treated with a dessert. That was very special. Not many places do that for 1 birthday never mind 5. Your not going to leave hungry. Appies are filling too. I will be back.
We both had the dry-aged rib eye steak, ...
We both had the dry-aged rib eye steak, rare. It was nicely marbled, prepared to perfection. I found the arugula salad a tad bitter, but my dining companion enjoyed it. The double baked potato was excellent, with a crisply seasoned jacket. We had started the evening with the charcuterie - fabulous assortment, chicken liver pate to die for - and paired it all with a Chateuneuf du Pape which turned out to be the right choice.
My complaints are these: Ayden seems to always have an exhaust problem with their open kitchen. When we arrived at 8 pm the air was already blue and heavy; when we went home the smell clung to our clothes. Second, the noise. Although this is a perennial problem in open kitchen restaurants, the kitchen staff here make no effort to reduce the noise, frequently shouting across to (or even arguing with) their fellow workers. Definitely not the spot for a business dinner unless your business is promoting rap stars or tractor pulls.
All in, with tip: $245.
We had a great meal. The service wasn't ...
We had a great meal. The service wasn't spectacular but the server did have a lot of tables to take care of. Next time will ask to be in the middle of the restaurant as we were in the back and couldn't see the open kitchen. When my reservation was confirmed they asked if we were there for a special occasion and I said yes for an anniversary, but nothing was said at the restaurant, I thought they might do something but they didn't. Server did not even say her name.
We had a terrible experience at Ayden's. ...
We had a terrible experience at Ayden's. After previously good experiences, we were severely disappointed. I made a reservation almost a week in advance for a special date with my husband and I. Our reserved table was in the lounge (not what we requested), and right at the entrance. Not the kind of seating when the restaurant still had plenty of options for 6pm seating. The food also wasn't as good as it usually was, the chicken wasn't as flavourful as previous experiences. We didn't even want dessert by the end of the meal. Didn't feel like they took our reservation for special occasion seriously.
My daughter and I had one night in Saska ...
My daughter and I had one night in Saskatoon so we chose Ayden and were not disappointed! Cocktails were inventive and the food was excellent...fried chicken, gnocchi and the little blueberry donuts for dessert...all were great. Service and decor also well done. Great spot in dntn Saskatoon!
One of my party got food poisoned. Was p ...
One of my party got food poisoned. Was puking and having tummy issue in the evening and the day after. The scallops smelled fishy, the chicken were a bit pink around the bone. Food flavour profile was also confusing. Will not recommend.
Great food and atmosphere, disappointed ...
Great food and atmosphere, disappointed in the waitress for not knowing or being to explain the menu. For example she couldn't answer if the fried chicken was dark meat (thigh and drumstick) or white meat (breast). Instead of asking the kitchen, she just danced around the question.
Went here for our anniversary and ordere ...
Went here for our anniversary and ordered he burger well done and it arrived med rare. Waiter took the burger back and out a rush on my food but by the time it came out properly my husband had finished his meal so I ate alone. My food was comped by the waiter and we had a dessert given to us. It was really loud and smoky in the building. Still enjoyed my burger once it arrived just wish I could have eaten it with my husband instead I felt rushed
Great food as usual but there was a seri ...
Great food as usual but there was a serious problem with the ventilation. It was like standing near a fast food grease vent. Got worse as the evening went on. Could hardly breathe by the end of the meal and had to go outside for a breath of air. Clothes were so smelly we had to go straight home to change. Had to wash my hair immediately as well. The food was delicious but overall a poor experience. I'll choose another resto next time.
We had exceptional service. The waitress ...
We had exceptional service. The waitress went above and beyond her job scope to see that we were looked after. We were brought a complimentary pasta due to a mistake in the kitchen. We were also given a complimentary desert as it was my birthday. Another server came to the table and sang. The chef came over to our table and asked about our dining experiences and if we enjoyed our meals. We were more than impressed with the entire evening at Ayden. We were visiting from Regina and this was our first visit. We will definitely be returning.
Thank you for a great evening.
We have been many times and obviously en ...
We have been many times and obviously enjoy the restaurant but Saturday was terrible. The appies and mains came very fast--so the message is get out as fast as possible. The table was terrible.--dark and isolated and freezing cold. When we commented on the temperature it was adjusted momentarily then turned back down. Even the guys were cold. Then we ordered one dessert and coffee. Coffee never arrived but wrong dessert did. Then after mistake discovered it took so long that we asked for our bill and to forgo the dessert. The bill arrived with coffees still on but I just paid because it becoming an ordeal. Food was good but Zero ambience and poor service. A true disappointment
Excellent service but Just didn't live u ...
Excellent service but Just didn't live up to the hype, steak was over cooked and short rib special was all out by 6:45pm. My short rib special was the last one available and although well presented it lacked flavour and was not tender. My out of town guest's steak was over done.
Pretty expensive for an average meal!
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