Published Mar 15th, 2012

By Avenue Staff

Edmonton's Best Restaurants 2012

The first annual list of the city's best places to dine

Model photographed by  Curtis Trent. Makeup and hair by Nicola Gavins. Dress from Bamboo Ballroom.
Model photographed by Curtis Trent. Makeup and hair by Nicola Gavins. Dress from Bamboo Ballroom.

Loosen your belts as Avenue takes you inside the best places to dine.

To determine the city’s best restaurants in 10 categories we, the editors, teamed up with three experts: chef Gail Hall, who also hunted down and wrote our 25 Best Things to EatTwyla Campbell, restaurant reviewer for CBC Radio One’s Edmonton AM; and Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution.

Together we lobbied, debated, tasted, re-tasted, judged (first the food, then each other) and then debated some more. We believe the result is a comprehensive and fair representation of the most exciting restaurants in the city. Click the following categories to find out the top three restaurants in each title.

Best Restaurant

Best New Restaurant

Best Brunch

Best Business Lunch

Best Cafe

Best Drinks (Spirits, Wine and Beer)

Best Desserts

Best Steak

Best Service

Worth the Drive

  • Visitor

    I agree

    Submitted 2 years 13 weeks ago

    Andy is right. You can enlist Continental Treat Fine Bistro ( in the list.


  • Sydnee Bryant

    The 2013 Best Restaurants

    Submitted 2 years 17 weeks ago

    The 2013 Best Restaurants Guide has already been voted on by our committee but you are always welcome to comment on the committee's picks and make suggestions on the website. Commenting online when the story goes live in March is probably the best way to make a suggestion for 2014. Thanks for thinking of Avenue!

  • Visitor


    Submitted 2 years 17 weeks ago

    Is there anywhere a reader can make a suggestion?

  • Visitor

    Another Best Restaurant

    Submitted 2 years 21 weeks ago

    Continental treat Fine Bistro is another good restaurant in edmonton, since i had very solid experience dining experience, little pricey, but overall good. You can also consider them on list

    Andy Steven

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