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 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.
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!
We had a great meal and the waiter was e ...
We had a great meal and the waiter was excellent. Unfortunately we had tickets for a movie so we literally had to eat and run. Next time we won't book anything else and stay longer. Great food in a relaxed atmosphere.
My colleague seemed to enjoy his food bu ...
My colleague seemed to enjoy his food but I found my trout rather flat , not absolutely delicious as I was hoping for. Our service was very good - attentive polished and helpful but not too much not over the top - noticeable on a bad way
Had a great time at Ayden as always. Th ...
Had a great time at Ayden as always. The cocktails are exceptional and the food is very good, if maybe just a little overly meat-centric. But I think that's what Ayden has become known for. Our steak and our chef's burger was perfectly cook to order and the service was very friendly and efficient. This is one of our favourite places in the city even if we don't go all that often and treat it more as a special occasion kind of place. Highly recommended.
Avoid the steak like the plague, it was ...
Avoid the steak like the plague, it was extremely greasy, fatty, and tough. The rest of the meal and appetizers were decent. The service was fast and generally good, but our server never even asked how we liked our meal, and when I complained about the fatty and tough nature of the steak (literally 1/3 of the $40 steak was fat), there was no apology or explanation or anything. I wouldn't recommend based on my experience.
I have been to Ayden's on visits to Sask ...
I have been to Ayden's on visits to Saskatoon, I took my husband for the first time and I was not impressed where we were seated. We were put into a tiny corner at the front of the restaurant with no view to anything except the street, which isn't much of a view.
Food was still fantastic and our waiter was good, but seemed a bit rushed and agitated with us for some reason.....
The food is tasty over all. If locally ...
The food is tasty over all. If locally source ingredients is important to you, they do it. The steak is amazing and never has let us down. The chicken is crispy but lacks real flavour. I hope they improve it because the overall entree could be a real winner. The appetizers are tasty. The restaurant is louder because of high ceilings. It's set up is impersonal. Typical of mainstream dining. The service was good. I've been there 4 times. 3 suppers, 1 lunch. I would go back.
We went to Aydens for my son's 15th birt ...
We went to Aydens for my son's 15th birthday. Not only was the food & ambience awesome, the staff treated my boy so well. They even had a special little surprise for him.
Would we go again.... most definately.
The food & drink is awesome.
Food was good but wine priced ridiculous ...
Food was good but wine priced ridiculously 19 crimes cheapest sharaz st $80 which was out ofstock but told the 220 bottle was the next best shiraz. Just too expensive for wine. Not even comparable to higher class dining places in the city. We might have bought 3 bottles of wine fir our table but instead bought none. No excuse for charging that much for wine. Get real
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