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About The Hat Resto Pub
The Hat Resto Pub is conveniently located in the heart of Jasper Avenue, surrounded by world-class hotels & is walking distance from Shaw Conference Center & is two blocks from the future home of the Downtown Arena. It is Edmonton's oldest restaurant, established in 1912, making it more than a century old. For a very long time, it was known as The Silk Hat, a casual diner. It was next to The Paramount Theater & many Edmontonians have fond memories of going to the movies & then to The Silk Hat for burgers & milk shakes. Eventually the restaurant became known as The Hat Resto Pub. Currently the restaurant serves contemporary cuisine featuring different flavours. It also serves draft & bottled beer & many types of cocktails. It has earned a sterling reputation for top-notch food quality & service. Some must-trys include gourmet Prime Rib Burgers, Homemade Crabcakes, Artichoke & Spinach Dip, Butter Chicken, Panko-crusted Goat Cheese, Mussels cooked in wine, & wraps.
Edmonton, AB T5J1X8
Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am; Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary music/songs; DJ; weekly live music.
Office and business catering in downtown area.
Street parking along Jasper Avenue and 103 St. Covered free parking is available on the main floor of Vinci Parking at 103 St.
LRT and bus stops within walking distance along Jasper Avenue.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
The Hat Resto Pub Ratings and Reviews
I love The Hat. And not just because it's the old Silk Hat restaurant on Jasper Avenue, with that original neon sign hanging on the wall. The food is well made (no fillers in the burgers, marinated chicken in the chicken burger) with a great selection - salads, soups and pasta too. There's a nice selection of cocktails and beers too. It's perfect for dinner before Oilers games; we go there for dinner and then walk to the game.
For an extra $3 I'd expect more fries. No idea why extra when different fries same price ala carte. Both table next to us and we were sharing a burger. Theirs came cut in half, ours not! Why can't they split it and bring two plates? For $20 the burger should be extraordinary not just oksy
We had business to discuss at a pre-game meal & it was perfect. Everthing was great - casual setting & the food excellent (the California chicken burger was amazing). Very pleasantly surprised & will return again soon. I also appreciated our server seemed to know when we in the middle of a conversation that was better "not interrupted". Thank you!!!! That alone - combined with great food made the overall experience excellent !
We went with a few friends for dinner and drinks before going to an escape room. I really like The Hat because the service and food is both consistently good. Unfortunately it was the first time I ever brought my husband there and his burger was stone cold when it was served. The waitress promptly removed it from the bill, so in the end I don't really have any complaints. I've probably been here at least a dozen times and that was the first time it ever happened. I'll be back.
This is the latest configuration of the Silk Hat, what is thought to be Edmonton's oldest restaurant. It remains a favourite for many reasons, including the fare and the accommodating and polite staff, and escapes both the false friendliness and also the plague of snootiness infecting many restaurants.
Booked for a party of 10. We were one of two parties in the entire restaurant. Server had a poor attitude; she wasn't rude or anything, but gave the impression she would rather be doing anything other than serving our quiet get together. We felt unwelcome, and wont be returning for any future gatherings.
Food came out in a timely manner, everything was fresh, and tasted decent. No complaints there.
We went to The Hat because we were looking for something new and casual. While the vibe and the food was just about right, I was actually shocked at the bill even though we just had a few drinks and some appies. For what we got, I would expect to pay that level for a high end restaurant, so for that reason it's unlikely I'll go back. But it was still fun to try something new.
Went for dinner at The Hat with some friends. Right from the moment we arrived, we were treated very well: our waitress was extremely welcoming, genuinely helpful, and very attentive to our table. The atmosphere was relaxed, and it was very easy to have a conversation at the table. They have a good beer selection for the size of the bar, and the food was delicious! Will definitely be returning.
All around perfect the owner even stopped by to say hello and introduce himself, the waitress was soooo nice, a teacher working partime. The chef who brought out our food as sooo nice kind and a big smile. Food was cooked perfectly, we will be back fore sure. We live a bit from downtown, but I am recommending it to anyone who needs a place for a quick delicious meal!
I absolutely love the burgers they make here! Service was okay - it was a Sunday evening so there was only 1 staff member present. She was a bit busy and the food took slightly longer then expected, but it was worth the wait! Just don't come starving - expect to wait a bit longer and have a bit of time to socialize with the group you came with.
Everyone was impressed with the size and taste of the burgers. Our server recommended cocktails for us based on our preferences. The Caesars were unique and delicious (can't go wrong with pickle and bacon). I wish the sides were a little more show stoping, but maybe I just haven't explored the menu enough.
I've been to the Hat a number of times since the ownership changes a few years back, and it's been a very solid go-to place. Great service, good food, and Mike (the owner) has stopped by my table on a few occasions to check-in on how we're doing. Really nice touches. Would recommend for a bit of a nicer bit still casual or relaxed pub location.
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