About Hardware Grill
Established in 1996, hardware grill is an A-list dining spot in Canada. It is a glorious setting for Chef / Owner Larry Stewart's progressive Canadian Cuisine, bold flavors, dramatic presentation, creative and whimsical prairie regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design and impeccable standards of service form the entire experience hardware grill.
Local owners Melinda and Chef Larry Stewart have a hand picked brigade to offer culinary grace in an elegant casual setting with professional, convivial service.
Located in the heart of the Arts District, the Historic Goodridge Block is the perfect home for this restaurant that has come to epitomize contemporary regional cuisine at its best.
For groups of 9 and over, or the Chef's Table, please contact the restaurant for availability.
Canadian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Corner of 97th Street & Jasper Ave
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Street parking is available on 97th Street and both sides of Jasper Avenue. There is also underground parking at Canada Place across the street as well as several surface parking lots within 2 blocks.
Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
"Edmonton has the best restaurant in Canada, the Hardware Grill.
The room is Frasier-and-Niles chic, but the lack of pretension is pure Martin Crane."
The Red Wine Cellar can accommodate groups up to 16 people. It comes with an exclusive server, and a wall-mounted HDTV for presentation and entertainment purposes. There are three available menus. Room charge is waived for groups of eight or more. The Red Wine Cell
Hardware Grill Ratings and Reviews
Service was excellent and very attentive ...
Service was excellent and very attentive. Food was outstanding. Best sea bass ever!
Food was incredibly tasty! Each plate wa ...
Food was incredibly tasty! Each plate was a delight. Just too expensive to make this a more regular dinner spot.
The food critics must have been there o ...
The food critics must have been there on a different day. Just an average restaurant for the hype it gets. Yes everything was fine but not the raves I read about. Way over priced for what was presented.
It was our first time here and the servi ...
It was our first time here and the service, food and overall experience was excellent. We will definitely be coming back and highly recommend it.
We came to Hardware Grill for our tenth ...
We came to Hardware Grill for our tenth anniversary. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere very serene. The server was a very friendly, outgoing gentleman who was a long-term employee and seemed to really enjoy his job. Our only complaint was that when our drinks were gone he did not ever ask if we wanted another or cleared our empty glasses even though he did refill our water glasses at least once. On a side note, and this has nothing to do with the restaurant, I was disappointed to see the attire of some of the other diners there. One person was wearing a poorly-fitting tank top and leggings with her bra straps showing. Now, I am not a prude, but I dressed according to the location and occasion and felt quite overdressed. I understand that nowadays dress codes are pretty much a thing of the past but I feel we might do well to require at least a modest level of proper attire.
Wonderful food, professional service. Ou ...
Wonderful food, professional service. Our only complaint would be that our seating was not comfortable. Shallow bench and awkward angle for a booth
Service was slow...disorganized when it ...
Service was slow...disorganized when it was time to pay. The food was good...some better than others.
Amazing food. Great service! Waiter was ...
Amazing food. Great service! Waiter was amazing at giving suggestions with wine pairings and dishes to recommend. No wishy washy commentary at all. He was very decisive with what he thought was good. Kind and funny to boot!
The Hardware Grill is a great place to g ...
The Hardware Grill is a great place to go. We have been there twice for our anniversary and a dinner with friends. It is pricey but the food is amazing.
The food was delicious. Would highly rec ...
The food was delicious. Would highly recommend the lobster risotto and scallops as starters as well as the salmon and sea bass for mains! Service however was generally weak.....and not a particularily busy night.
Service was great, good food. Great for ...
Service was great, good food. Great for a special occasion. Might want to have the water and table cleaners a bit happier. The one we had wasn't very nice and pretty grumpy. Could have cared less if we were there. Channel earrings. Tell her to smile and at least pretend she enjoys working there.
My New Favorite!
We received a gift card to the Hardware Grill and had heard that it was an amazing experience. We saved it for a special evening and was not disappointed. They gave us a choice of tables to sit at, both were great but one was exceptional and that was just the start. The waiter was amazing and not in our face! We wanted everything on the menu so we decided to try almost all of the appetizers!! I am still dreaming about the scallops!!! As we watched main courses go by, we started planning what we would order next time! The atmosphere was terrific, the music was easy listening and we could actually talk to each other without yelling. This truly is our new favorite and can't wait until the next time!
An amazing choice!
I enjoy great food and wine . I live on a budget and hate to dine out and have a negative experience. Hardware Grill exceeded all of my expectations. The Prix Fixe menu is huge in portion and value and they have an extensive wine list. The highlight of the evening was our server.
My wife and I are foodies and have tried ...
My wife and I are foodies and have tried many paces throughout North America and internationally - this place is five star, the sea bass was great, service was great, wine suggestions great, it's all great!
So great we went town nights in a row!
This restaurant is the best. The service was perfect and the food was divine. So great in fact, that we went back the next night to sneak in one more dinner before leaving Edmonton. Highly recommend it and looking forward to our next visit. I hope to book the Chef's Table next time.
Tasty, high quality, good value
Food was high quality and very tasty. The quantities were surprisingly large for the quality level. The price fix menu was a great value. Service was prompt and friendly. Overall very nice experience.
Oh what a meal!
A lot of heart goes into the meal preparations, an assortment of fresh bread, extensive wine list and very attentive servers. Desserts were sadly, not very notable, however I have yet to try everything on the menu. There's hope for redemption here! Will be going back for every special occasion!
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes more then the basics , the food is not just meat and potatoes but some basics layered with incredible add ons. Not the norm but great food , decent prices, a wine list that has several Canadian wines and a decent location in a historical spot.
Warmth and charm...
Keep the food coming, and interesting creations. This is my top dining room in the downtown area for the last dozen yrs., Class, and service is top notch.
The food was fantastic. But this was our second time dinning here and both times we had desert and both time it was not at all good. The first time we had the warm gingerbread cake and this time we had the warm butter cake. They where dry and rubbery. The rest of our meal was great. We will go back again but we will not be having dessert
One of my top picks for fine dinning in ...
One of my top picks for fine dinning in Edmonton. Amazing dishes and great service.
The menu was straight forward and the qu ...
The menu was straight forward and the quality of the service and food were excellent. I can't wait until I eat here again! We each had items off the prix Fixe menu and left absolutely stuffed and satisfied.
I would really like to see them bring ba ...
I would really like to see them bring back their lunch time menu
The food and service was exceptional. Th ...
The food and service was exceptional. The atmosphere we felt could have felt warmer however. Will be back
I had the prix fixe 3-course menu when I ...
I had the prix fixe 3-course menu when I dined here on Saturday night. The tomato caprese salad was delicious. I had the lobster mac n' cheese for my main. Also great, but just be sure your partner has a few bites as well...VERY garlicky!! And for dessert I had the warm butter cake...a wonderful way to finish the meal, not too rich or heavy after a very rich entrée. The ambience is upscale (especially for Edmonton) and we had a very accommodating server. We didn't like the 1st bottle of wine we chose and he was very happy to change it for something else. He just wanted to make sure we were happy. I would highly recommend The Hardware Grill, and I will definitely be returning!
Enjoyable evening with my friend from South Africa
The menu was varied and we found dishes to satisfy each of our appetites. She had the lamb and I had the sea bass. The wines were very good and the meals were delicious, and we saved a little room to share the gingerbread and mango ice cream. My only disappointment was that our mouths got very dry afterwards which is a sure sign for me that MSG was used. I'm not allergic to MSG but I find that although it enhances the flavour, my thirst becomes insatiable and quite often end up with a headache. I went to the Hardware Grill to avoid the restaurant chains that use MSG ubiquitously. The food at HG would likely taste wonderful without the added flavouring salts. Why not feature MSG free entrees?
The service was friendly and prompt. We ...
The service was friendly and prompt. We had the sea bass and the strip loin and both meals were FABULOUS! The food was hot and delicious, the best meal we'd had in a long time!
We had dinner at hardware grill for my f ...
We had dinner at hardware grill for my fiancé's 30th birthday. I was really excited that we were able to go here again because the last time we went it was amazing but this time was a little bit different. I found that our waiter was in a rush and then my fiancé ordered a regular Cesaer to drink and it was so spicy that he couldn't even drink it. My fiancé's steak was also over cooked but mine was fantastic. I actually wouldn't go back here just because my expectations were so high from the last time and once we got our bill it was quite expensive and I didn't feel like the food lived up to that.
We had a great anniversary dinner. The ...
We had a great anniversary dinner. The service is second to none and the food was beyond amazing.
Took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner; Honestly the best in the city. Neither he nor I had been before & The reviews I read beforehand were 100% accurate. We haven't stopped talking about it. Can't wait to go back!!
We enjoyed both of our dinners: the beef ...
We enjoyed both of our dinners: the beef tenderloin and the duck , both excellently prepared and presented. The gingerbread dessert was delicious and our waiter was friendly and attentive. My friend had never been before and was very impressed.
A few hits, but no home run
Arriving before 6 PM on a weekday, my partner and I each opted for the $50 "Before Sunset" menu. Of our two appetizers, the butternut squash ravioli was outstanding, but the BLT contained a few brown leaves was drowning in dressing. Of our entrees, the salmon was very good, but its spinach bed was too salty to enjoy. The pork ribs, root veggies and fries were underwhelming. For dessert, the cake on pineapple was good, but the brownie was a marvelous taste sensation! The service was attentive when we arrived, but dropped off noticeably as the other tables filled.
Great food with tepid service
As always, food is great here. Ordered from the 'before sunset' menu and had the 3 course fixed price menus. Had the wedge BLT which was ok, didn't love the dressing but the romaine was beautifully crisp. Short ribs were ridiculous. Dessert was a wonderful butter cake with caramelized slice of pineapple. Wine menu is truly spectacular. Our primary server seemed a bit offish and apathetic but the assisting staff (bread, water) were fabulous and much more outgoing.
Dinner with my sister
My sister and i ordered the small plates so that we could sample more of the items on the menu. We walked away with a new fav....the duck confit. Exceptional!!
Wine stock could be improved
This is the second time I've dined here recently where I had to go through multiple selections of wines before they had the bottle listed in stock. When they did have the bottle it was not the vintage as listed, which is another problem. They even advised the list was just updated, which I doubt. I'd suggest either correcting the list routinely or at minimum mark out what no longer remains so guest don't have to keep making another selection. It's not the servers fault but then becomes awkward, particularly for a business dinner.
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