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 Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Ayden Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
The charcuterie board at Ayden is one of the best we have had...quality and unique. This is a place with original servings so order plates to share because you will not want to miss out! The decor is original and fascinating. The noise level and rush were the only down side of our experience. The servers are almost running which creates a rushed ambience in a restaurant where you will want to savour the flavours. The hollering from the kitchen...a little over the top...creating an atmosphere of chaos instead of warm tranquility.
I love Aydens!
So nice to have lunch with an old friend and be able to converse, was a quiet relaxed atmosphere. I had a chicken salad, best I've ever had, and the salad was great. My friend had nothing but compliments for the French onion soup, and everything she had. Our server was prompt and informative. Had maryanns for dessert that melted in my mouth. I actually expected it to cost a lot more, but $50 for a fantastic lunch is very reasonable.
The entrees were fantastic - lamb and tr ...
The entrees were fantastic - lamb and trout - very very good. Our appetizer wasn't great - had the scallops with cornmeal and the cornmeal didn't add anything to the dish. Desserts were very good as well. Great service. Overall a wonderful dining experience.
We were a bit disappointed that our dini ...
We were a bit disappointed that our dining experience didn't quite live up to the hype. The limited menu should have been sufficient but it seemed every dish had some component that made it less interesting. In the end I had the veggie burger (I'm not a vegetarian) which was very good but $45 (tip included) for a burger and fries and glass of wine seemed excessive.. I really enjoyed watching the kitchen staff work in full view and our service was just 'ok'. Not sure I'll rush back.
Impressive & Creative
Amazing cocktails, creative and tasty. Fabulous service. Expected a little more from the food. Unfortunately, a very large noisey group had a negative impact on the overall experience. I will try it again the next time I am in town.
The food was fresh, healthy serving size ...
The food was fresh, healthy serving sizes, bustling atmosphere, great service. Nice spot for lunch or dinner.
We went to Ayden's for our 15th Anniversary and we were really impressed with the food and service. Our waitress was great. She even remembered that I had a nut allergy. This was my Hubby's first time and he was very impressed with the food and service. We will be back.
Our server was excellent from star to finish.. Food was delicious , overall great time.
A first time visit recommended by friends..good table next to a larger group but proximaty did not spoil our experience. Starters were right size and excellent quality and creative..entries were again, the right size..more nouvelle cuisine, yet enough and again, exceptional quality.. A dining jewel for Saskatoon.
Great food, great service!
I had the chicken dish with a mushroom based side which was so so good. I would recommend this place to others.
Over priced and extremely noisy, $25.00 for a hamburger and a bottle of okay wine was $80.00
My person experience.
Went there for the first time last Saturday with my boyfriend. We enjoy fine dining and especially enjoy eating local however we both found the food to be overly salty, I had the chicken he had the pork. The popcorn shrimp was delicious however I can get that anywhere. When we first arrived at 5pm we were the second people there and they sat us at this tiny tiny table against a wall half way into the bar or whatever that area is, we were not impressed however the man who was suppose to be our server happily sat us at a better table. The service was good but I did feel a little rushed to get my food order in, none the less our server was still more than deserving of a 20% tip. Excellent wine list, excellent atmosphere, mediocre food.
Food was wonderful and the staff was excellent!
We received quick service, due to the abundance of staff working that night - it was great to see! Food was excellent and it was a wonderful night!
Our 20th anniversary dinner and the food was amazing. Great service though the food did take quite a long time to arrive. Appetizer was one of the best I've had and a very tasty steak dinner. The only negatives were the noise, the long wait for food and it was quite smoky from the open kitchen. Did I mention how good the appetizer was?
Best restaurant in town.
The food is phenomenal and the service was appropriately effortful without being over the top. It's a bit loud given the open concept feel the rooms have, but an impressive array of incredible food and drinks more than made up for occasionally having to raise your voice a little.
As always the food and drinks were amazi ...
As always the food and drinks were amazing. Overall the experience is and has always been wonderful. I can't wait until the next time!
Great location. First time for dinner. Excellent service. Outstanding charcuterie board, perfect for 4 to share. Gnocchi was a perfect size, very rich. The smoked chicken was very smoky, but moist. The accompaniments to the meal were delicious! The Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc was cool and crisp...excellent!
Pleasant service with a satisfying lunch combo on a wooden platter. The wine is expensive at $14 for a 5oz glass of NZ pinot noir. The seats are hard and uncomfortable which makes it hard to relax. There are some softer bench-type seats too but these were not offered to a party of two. Some of the tables very close which,with all the hard surfaces,increases the noise level.
service was outstanding and the food was ...
service was outstanding and the food was excellent!
Almost everything was perfect, but to be seated by the kitchen for my romantic 61st birthday celebration?? Really!!!!!!! The food was outstanding and our service was great. It was VERY noisy but add the kitchen to the mix and we had to scream at each other to be beard. When making a reservation be sure to specify away from the kitchen.
We really enjoyed our dinner here. We st ...
We really enjoyed our dinner here. We started with the Thai wings but really didn't like them. I think it was just a flavour we weren't fans of, so we sent them back. For our entrées I had the Chicken and my husband had the burger. We both really enjoyed them. The burger was a bit greasy, but my husband said it didn't really bother him that much as he could wipe most of it away. The chicken was very smoky and tasted almost wild. Together with the sauerkraut and spaetzle it was delicious. I paired it with a German reasling and it was amazing. For dessert we shared the Madeleines and the buttermilk pie. I could have eaten multiple pieces of the pie it was so good. Like others have said there could be more of a selection of wines at different price points, a bottle was a bit out of our range since they started at $75. On a Saturday night it was packed so I'm glad I made a reservation. The atmosphere was great and service outstanding. There is a lot of hype about Ayden and I'm glad to say it isn't misplaced.
Great atmosphere, meals hit/miss
Love the place, always get the beef. This time it was quite a bit greasier and a lot more fat on the cut. Still an enjoyable meal and atmosphere. Great cocktails.
Amazing food. Great service. Fantastic a ...
Amazing food. Great service. Fantastic atmosphere. 12 out of 10.
Everything. Even my greeter wanted me to ...
Everything. Even my greeter wanted me to be seated in a spot to experience the resto. The food was ridiculous...I never wanted my plate to end.
Worth the trip to Saskatoon!
Fantastic food, great service. What more could you want. The scallops were seared to perfection, the trout in a coconut milk broth was to die for, and special care was given to our guests with severe food allergies. Well worth the trip to Saskatoon! Looking forward to my next trip and meal!!!
Great place for lunch! Get the Butcher Burger when it's offered.
Great place to spend an evening
Great cocktails, service and everything was cooked perfectly.
Great ambiance, service, menu
I will go back for sure. The service is wonderful and the menu is simple but full of variety. I'm also in love with how convenient it was to make a reservation online.
Great vibe-great service
We really enjoyed our evening. The service was excellent and very attentive. The restaurant was super busy and no one was standing around wondering what to do. The food arrived pipping hot off of the pass. I wish we could have tried more items from the menu. We will be back to do that.
Great food and service!
Great food and service!
My 2nd visit and this is quickly becoming my favorite Saskatoon restaurant. Always busy with a vibrant atmosphere and good service. Food is interesting and always tasty. Only negative would be that portions are a bit small and prices are high for a market like Saskatoon.
Food was excellent and presented very well. Server was outstanding and very attentive and helpful. We ate in the lounge bar area and it was lively. Wine list very good.
98th Birthday Dinner
Once again we are so happy with the service, food, friendliness and atmosphere at this wonderful restaurant. I can't wait for my next visit to Saskatoon to enjoy the flavours again! My Grandmother loves coming here for her birthday!
We recently went to Ayden for a date night with friends of ours. Our food was very tasty and cooked perfectly. And the service was excellent. If you haven't been here you should give it a try!
Girls night out
Just the right mix of atmosphere, buzz, and chatter. Perfect for a small group, great food, and great service. Too bad we couldn't remember where we left the cars 😊
Until I Return
Whether is an evening out with friends (as it was for me), or a hot date, Ayden can definitely entertain both. The idustrial feel and the buzz in the atmosphere was totally inviting. The food was perfect. My entire plate was bursting with flavour, and the pork was so tender. I can't wait to return and bring new friends!
Not as good as it used to be
I've always loved Ayden but I was a little disappointed in my last trip. While the Thai wings were still AMAZING the scallops were cold and just okay tasting. In the past the scallops used to be out of this world. Our server was super friendly though and my friend had the porchetta which was awesome.
Wham Bam Thank You Mam, fast service for a large $
Some restaurants make you feel like you've entered a place where time stops and they are there to serve you and make an evening for you. Ayden's is not that place. The food is better than many places (and should be b/c it's more expensive than other places). We could have been in and out in 45 mins - and that included a beverage before our main course. This is our 5th visit and 3/5 have been fast service. 15 minutes after we've ordered is much too short of a time to be served. We had not even finished our drink yet. This restaurant is way over-rated. My trout was excellent as was my husband's chicken - but the other two guests had the steak (or should I say "the fat") and could barely find the beef. If you're in a hurry to catch a movie it's a place to go - but I don't think Ayden's is trying to be this kind of restaurant. Will try again in 6 months - maybe:(
This is my second time eating here, visiting Saskatoon on business. Fantastic restaurant! Incredible menu and service.
The food was excellent. Only issues: our water glasses were refilled constantly, and the service was a bit rushed.
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