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About The Glass Monkey
Our beautiful patio is open!! We bring together a diverse, internationally inspired and locally sourced menu presenting both tapas and small plates ideal for sharing...as well as full meal dishes. The Glass Monkey Gastropub offers an extensive wine by the glass program, a large selection of craft beers and fresh cocktails. Our room is casual, comfortable and elegant.
Don't be fooled by the name! A Gastropub is not limited to those wanting to have a drink and great food with a friend… it is also kid friendly, providing a casual, quick dinner for a busy family on the go.
Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1
Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 3:30 pm until at least 10:00 pm.
111 Street & 57 Avenue
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Lendrum Place Shopping Centre provides ample parking directly in front of the restaurant.
111 St & 57 Ave: buses #9 & #55 (1 block walk)
111 St & 50 Ave: LRT stop at Southgate ( 8 block walk)
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Glass Monkey Ratings and Reviews
An excellent place to meet up with friends. Ample parking and convenient reservations.
Their menu offers a decent selection of plates to share or enjoy on your own. I have not tried their beers but I have been pleased with the wines we have tried. The restaurant seems to have a steady clientele without being overcrowded. The service is friendly and attentive. Will definitely return.
We went for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. We were surprised with a complementary Prosecco to start. Beer and wine selections was excellent. The appetizers tasted great, but were a bit small. Our entrees were excellent. My wife's salmon was fresh and perfectly cooked. My lamb curry was spiced perfectly - substantial heat but with excellent flavour as well. Dessert was a fine, sweet finish to the meal. In total, an excellent meal, with the appropriate portions. The atmosphere was a bit loud (many diners), but it is a gastropub after all. All the table/chairs were at the high bar level - few (none?) standard table level seating. The high chair/table had the benefit of the waiter speaking with us at eye level, not looking down as with normal seating - this was nice and friendly. We left thinking about to whom we could recommend this restaurant.
We enjoyed great food and excellent service on their patio. The smoked salmon mousse cold appetizer was tasty. The homemade meatballs in oven roasted tomato sauce was also delicious. We saw lots of roasted broccoli being brought to tables around us - and French Fries! Have to go back and try their French Fries! People order them like they are a staple not to be missed! I had an amazing prawn dish for my hot meal. The huge prawns were tasty and prepared to perfection. Love their plentiful Craft Beer and wine menu selection. I am happy that Jack's Grill Bread Pudding is still here. I ordered it and didn't share one bite with friends! Yummy it is.
This was my second time dining at The Glass Monkey and wanted my family to experience the amazing food I had previously enjoyed. The food was mediocre. The Pappardelle pasta and the Beef Chili were over salted. The two items out of the seven that were ordered that stood out was the Chicken Yakitore served with the Caesar Salad and the Butter Chicken dish. I expected more from a well rated restaurant. The service was good and they accommodated the Pappardelle being sent back and removed from the bill. I'm not sure I will return.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Glass Monkey. The atmosphere was fantastic - they've done a really nice job with the patio. The service was amazing - we felt welcome and like our server truly wanted us to have a good time. The wine was fantastic and we shared some appies, small plates and entrees and nothing disappointed. Would recommend, and we will be back! It's fantastic to have such a great place on the south side for those times when you don't want to go downtown or Whyte Ave for a nice meal at a local place. Thank you!
The service and patio was very good as were the food selection. We were slightly surprised that 2 cocktails, 1 appi, 2 fish tacos, the feature Chile and a shared desert came in around $100. Now the Chile may be a short rib base (not ground beef) so that may have caused a premium price. When the server described the features she did not tell us the price so I ordered it never guessing it was $22. All that being said, we recommend it and will return ourselves.
I will start out by saying that this is the first review I have ever written. With that being said, I cannot for the life of me, figure out how this restaurant is so well reviewed. I am actually astonished at the positive feedback.
This place serves over priced meals that lack any flavor or substance. For example, the salmon dish was literally a piece of salmon in a bed of rice. The vegetables that accompanied that were garnished around the plate forming a circle... which was just odd in terms of plating. But in terms of flavor, they didn't do much to transform the vegetables. The shallots were left in huge slices, not really edible, and frankly could have been better used to flavor the rice... which seemed to just be plain ol' rice. So, a piece of salmon, a lot of rice, lousy vegetables, and not enough Thai sauce for a mere $25.95--are you kidding me? Earls serves better salmon for that price.
Another guest at my table had the Homemade Pappardelle and boy was that a miss. What came out from the kitchen was a soupy wannabe pasta dish. This dish has about 4 pieces of pasta and about 3 pieces of pork shoulder. What a joke. And you're charging $23.95 for this? For a plate of soupy pasta?
Knowing how dinner turned out, we thought "Hey, maybe dessert won't be that bad?". I mean, dessert is usually the safe option, right? Wrong again. And I really hate being wrong, especially when I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt. We ordered the bread pudding and chocolate cake. Both huge misses and again, over priced. The chocolate cake looked store bought (not uncommon, but it should at least taste good!), and the bread pudding? Not what I was expecting. I really hate when bread pudding translates into "let's deconstruct bread and bake it back into guess what? A piece of bread!". It came out caramelized for some reason too, as if it was crème brûlée. I just. Didn't. Get. It.
I guess it's safe to say that this place was a HUGE miss for me!
This place is amazing! Large menu with both tapas and main dishes. Service is fabulous! We sat inside (this was a date) and most of the people in the restaurant were actually on the patio so it made our occasion even more romantic and intimate. Fabulous wine list too! I tend to want to go places that have a great wine list and Glass Monkey did not disappoint. P.S. Wines are discounted on Monday!
Delicious food! Awesome drinks! Attentive service! Don't be discouraged by the exterior, gorgeous dining room! We celebrated my birthday here with friends and for a change, everyone found the food and drinks phenomenal - even the lucky ones! Definitely will return 😋
This was our 6th or so visit. Some nights were just o.k. but this night all was great! We shared small plates and everything was yummy! Our waiter ( forgot his name ) was knowledgable and great with the recommendations. All the food was hot and tasty! I recommend this restaurant if you want to eat small plates or have an entree!
We had such a great visit the week before we thought we'd go again. The second visit was disappointing. The hummus and pizza was bland and needed the kick of hot sauce to liven it up. We probably wouldn't have commented on this but we discovered afterward (and it is our fault for not paying attention when we paid) but we were overcharged despite asking very clearly at the beginning about the cost of the appetizers. Left us feeling cheated.
Had the mushroom pizza, burgers and fish taco. The pizza crust tasted like a cracker. There was not even a great hint of truffle flavour. Very underwhelming. The burger had a great bun and was fresh ground beef. Neither of the guests thought it was great. The fish tacos were heavy on the aioli.
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