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About Blue Plate Diner
Blue Plate Diner in Edmonton, Alberta is situated in the downtown's Warehouse District. The dining room is welcoming, and features paintings by local artists. There are a number of vegetarian dishes on offer, and the menu is also focused on comfort food. You could begin at Blue Plate Diner with a vegetarian Southwest Caesar salad, crispy duck wings, vegan green onion cake, smoked salmon spring rolls or something else from the lengthy list of starters. Then for mains, try the pork tenderloin, vegetarian curry chickpeas with paneer, shepherd's pie or Blue Plate meatloaf.
If burgers are to your liking, you might like the bacon & smoked cheddar beef burger or the bison & duck confit burger. There is a Blue Plate Diner kids' menu as well, with items like grilled cheese sandwiches on multigrain bread, burgers and veggie burgers.
Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9
Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We are located half a block away from the 'Bay' LRT or subway station. Also, there are numerous buses located within one block of restaurant
Private Party Facilities:
Our open-floor concept makes it easy for your large group to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Blue Plate.
Private Party Contact:
John Williams: (888) 924-1390
Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Seemed noisy for lunchtime. Interesting food, didn't seem to have a theme- one of our friends was very limited in food choices. I had the chickpea burger, I quite enjoyed it- very flavourful! We were seated promptly, service was a little slow, but it was busy.
Food was ok but a little on the bland side. It lacked flavour in most of the dishes. Our service was top rate thanks to Richard. He was the only waiter although he had some help. If the food was as good as him, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
I really enjoy the dinner at the Blue Plate Diner! The location is great and the ambiance too. It was so hard to choose among the main dishes, because all sound amazing. At the end I got the half-chicken with rosmarine&bacon bread, that is really good... but I have to go back to try all the others!!!
Even though our server seemed a bit overwhelmed and was late to inform us that what we ordered for an appy was all sold out, she made up for it by adjusting our total bill. The food was good, the atmosphere was good, total cute place, really enjoyed myself.
This place has great atmosphere. I love the '50s style tables and all of the decor, including the art. It's also very roomy, something rare in the restaurant scene today. The food was great, we just had appetizers really, because we were really there for the dessert. Chocolate peanut butter pie and beet cake, both delicious. The bill was very reasonable.
Wonderful staff, fun and vibrant atmosphere. Great vegetarian options and a great drink menu! A real Edmonton gem that I hope stays popular and around for many many years!
The restaurant was fairly busy when we arrived so our reservation was a great idea! The staff kept up great and were very attentive and friendly b
We picked BPD from a "Restaurants close to Winspear" Google list. Didn't take time for the bar. Reservation system worked well. The ribs were great. However, the noise level was more than energetic - could barely hear across the table. I recommend acoustic treatment to bring the noise level down. Otherwise a great experience.
I found the Blue Plate Diner last year as a spot to go when my niece visits from Lethbridge. A vegan by health-driven necessity and a proud carnivore can't always agree on where to eat. if this is your situation, The Blue Plate Diner is the place for you! my niece has Shepherd's Pie regularly, and I'll take steak or whatever else (currently pork tenderloin) grabs my fancy. If you do dairy, do yourself a huge favour and leave room for the beet cake. Carrot cake has nothing on this dream of a dessert! Great staff, great atmosphere, and we WILL be back!
Blue Plate Diner is one of those special local bistros that you happen on by chance and enjoy so much you return again and again. The limited menu has many tasty choices. Go for the meat loaf, although this visit the kitchen ran out so I had the lamb shepherd's pie. Staff are always friendly and helpful, but be wary, they are very persuasive convincing you to enjoy a rich dessert too! 104 Street downtown has a number of neat little places to eat or take coffee. Blue Plate Diner os one of the best!
I distinctly recall enjoying coming to the Blue Plate in the past. This last visit has changed my opinion forever. I made a reservation and they seated us at what was clearly a table for 2 with a chair pulled up. The table was so rickety, it was bowing in the middle. It was not a busy night, wouldn't you save that table for last minute diners?
It took a while for the waiter to come for our drink order and it took forever to get our drinks. C'mon...there was no blending or muddling involved...what was the hold up? We ordered our appetizers and main. I ordered the salmon roll. They were obvious cooked in oil that was too cold, so they were extra greasy. To call them salmon rolls is a joke...they should have been called carrot rolls. My chickpea paneer was tasty, however I could have knocked someone out with the naan.
Mac and Cheese is not enough to keep people coming back. In a service industry, you shouldn't rest on your laurels...you should aim to put out the best every time, every meal, every dining experience. All I know is I won't be returning in the future.
The food at the Blue Plate Diner was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the nice fresh salad and the tasty beet cake, the coffee was good too. I thought the value for money was good and the service attentive. I wasn't a big fan of the music but the volume was acceptable.
All in all a very good experience.
I love this restaurant in downtown Edmonton and try to go every time I'm in town. Casual and funky decor, lots of art and colour, very comfortable for a single gal or a big crowd. Food is consistently good and hearty, and wine complements well. All in all a great place!
This was my first dinner visit to Blue Plate Diner. Chose this restaurant because of the varied food preferences among our party - one vegetarian; one committed carnivore; and two foodies. Blue Plate proved to be a good choice. Our vegetarian had several options from which to choose; our carnivore found your meat servings to be generous; and our foodies found some interesting food ideas. Service was attentive but not over-bearing. We look forward to a return visit.
We had a reservation specifically for Downtown Dining Week and were put at a table in the middle of the aisle. The noise level was so loud, I couldn't even hear my date who was 20" from me. Our server took 10 minutes to make it to our table with the menu, so we ordered our Downtown Dining Week Special 1st and then our wine. The cured sockeye salmon consisted of an ice cream scoop (literally) of lox. Totally underwhelming in both taste and presentation. We then waited 45 minutes (yes, we checked our watches) for a main course of cold overcooked mushy risotto and cold chewy duck. The "chokecherry demi-glace" on the duck tasted suspiciously like plain old BBQ sauce. The dessert of local berries tarts was more crust than tart. And, as if the poor food wasn't bad enough, the service was even worse! Apparently, our server deigned to wait on tables instead of going to the gym because each and every order of drink or wine warranted a separate trip to/from the kitchen. Maybe if he knew how to use a pen and paper, he could have taken more than one table's order at a time. We've never had a more horrendous dining experience, much less for the privilege of paying $50 a person for it. Our recommendation: NEVER EVER EAT HERE.
We dined during downtown dining week at the Blue Plate. We had a reservation and arrived about 15 minutes early and were seated right away. It was almost a full house due to the weekly event however the wait times were too long. We waited almost 15 minutes sitting at our table to be greeted by our waiter or place a drink order, and an hour and 20 minutes or so to recieve our meal. The food was delicious, the waiter was very friendly and funny, however that is the longest I have ever waited a restaurant to recieve a meal and it was way too long in my opinion.
As new patrons at Blue Plate, we have now dined twice in 2 weeks and we were very pleased with menu choices (varied); food quality; (& hot); service and overall ambience. The veggie meat loaf & salmon were particularly good. Corn bread is a real winner & enjoyed brussel sprout/cheese starter with pita. Comfortable and good value - we will continue to support.
Only suggestion would be to a little for depth and breadth for the red wine selections.
Older women hostess/server that was rude. She rudely butted in while younger hostess was trying to help. She proceeded to tell me they do not take reservations during peak times despite me making reservations 4 days prior for a table of 8 and it being 1pm, which I didnt think was peak time. She has a complete lack of respect for her co-workers, which is blatantly obvious and uncomfortable to watch. The food was good and our server was nice but I will not return.
We chose to eat at this restaurant based on positive reviews we saw in Yelp. Perhaps the evening we were there was an outlier? The food was terrible and service poor. We ordered zucchini fritters -- which were soggy inside and burned on the outside. We ordered the salmon and it was very thin and very dry and chewy. I had requested to hold the rice and add double vegetables on the plate. Yet my request was ignored and no apology made.
The ambiance is certainly cool and there are lots of young people there hanging out. The food and drink menu is fun and interesting. Too bad the food and service was a disappointment.
I was disappointed. This restaurant is overrated. I can give only 2-3 stars to it. A staff said their one of the most popular menu was 'meatloaf sandwiches' so that I ordered.
Food was not bad but under my expectations. It was more likely to be kinds of foods selling at an university cafeteria but more expensive than that.
No worth to visit again.
Love coming to the Blue Plate for lunch. It never disappoints, always tasty and a great atmosphere. The menu has something for everyone from gluten free to vegan to meat lovers. It is noisy and lively so be prepared for that. Its a perfect downtown diner and I will keep coming back.
I took my lady here for Valentines dinner this year (2016). Despite the fact that you can tell the surrounding neighborhood is trying its hardest to be trendy and clean, this restaurant is amazing. The service was outstanding, the portions where MORE than adequate and the quality of our meal is delicious. I only regret not leaving enough room for what looked like the best Red Velvet dessert I'd ever seen. Good job Blue Plate, I will DEFINATELY return!
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