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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.
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M3
Contemporary French, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ayden Kitchen & Bar offers a variety of custom catering options - we'll work with you within your budget and size to ensure you get a fantastic dining experience for your group, event, or party.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ayden Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
It was my husband's 30th surprise dinner on Saturday and I was so impressed with the entire experience. I've been to Ayden before and always really enjoyed it but it had been quite a while since I'd been there.
The service from the moment we walked in on Saturday, to the moment we walked out, was fantastic. Our server was attentive, very pleasant and never left us waiting. She was quick to offer more drinks and checked on us without interfering with our birthday celebration. She was friendly and professional.
The food was phenomenal and for a table of 11, we were impressed that everyone's dish arrived at the exact same time. A few people had the fish, a few of us had the pasta and the others, the butcher block burger. Everyone raved about their meal. I also had the ginger gimlet and it was one of the best cocktails I've had. We were pleasantly surprised that a small dessert with a lit candle came out for my husband at the end of the meal. It was a nice touch and not one many restaurants do.
Thanks for a great evening at Ayden!
My husband and I recently tried out Ayden for a special night out. We had an awful table, shoved up against a wall and my husband's back against a coat rack. The table next to us was so close, and the "gentleman" had obscene language and belched repeatedly at the table, which kind of killed any mood.
The interior is beautifully done, and our two starters were tasty (the tuna and scallops). My husbands main, the pork chop, was wonderful, but my chicken schnitzel was so doused with mustard that I could hardly taste anything else. I ate less than half.
I felt that for $110, the overall experience would need to have been a bit better. The food I would give 4/5, and our server was lovely. But just due to us being shoved in a dark awkward corner, and how expensive the food was, I'm not sure we'd return.
Ayden Kitchen & Bar provided great food in a modern setting. The appetizers, particularly the scallops, were outstanding, as were our cocktails. We shared the Rib Eye for our main course and while it didn't stand out from the same dish at other restaurants, it was perfectly cooked. Our server was excellent, providing the right level of attention throughout and was very pleasant. At the end of the meal we were presented with a lovely serving of madeleines in honour of my wife's birthday, which was a nice surprise, and a fantastically tasty end to the evening.
I found the restaurant a little on the loud side, but it would only be an issue if I was trying to have a serious conversation or meeting.
I look forward to returning the Ayden and giving some of the items on their Snacks Menu a try. Do yourself a favour, order one of their cocktails - you won't be disappointed.
Went for a business lunch. We ordered wings as appetizers which were dropped in the kitchen. Without hesitation a employee approached us, offered us an apology and dropped off some delicious popcorn shrimp to tie us over until a new order of wings were prepared. I had the hot dog, a few beers and a original cocktail. Absolutely delicious everything and the service was second to none! Keep it up! Fantastic!
My husband and I have ate here 2x. Both times have blown us away. These chefs know exactly what they are doing! They change their menu constantly so there's always something new to try! Another huge plus, they make absolutely everything in house, pasta, bread hamburger etc!
Ayden's was a great meal and the service was prompt and friendly. I enjoyed the burger and the drink very much and would definitely return to try more items on their menu. The waitress Shannon was excellent and was attentive, friendly and professional without being intrusive. A great spot for an evening out.
First of all....I absolutely hate being jammed into a small space against the wall!
Two....our main course was maybe 7 out of 10...we all had steak except one who had the perogies (6/10)
Three....we all had steak because the fish, chicken, pasta all had capers (yuck).
Four...the desert was a 2/10. One had the floureless tort, another the tart and ice-cream....both were dry not pretty looking.
So we were crammed I to a small space, with limited food options, had a mediocre meal, and a worse than Sara Lee dessert.
The prices are not cheap, but if one wants food of this quality, it is not out of line compared to many restaurants in many cities I have visited. Like many things are in life, "you get what you pay for". At Ayden's, the food is delicious, the menu items show creativity, and the staff is efficient and friendly. I really like the focus on using fresh local products and I enjoy watching the "organized frenzy" in the open kitchen. The cleavers on the wall might freak out some vegetarians, but they are a unique part of the decor. We'll be back!!
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