ALMANAC

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Continental
Almanac is a locally owned Bistro focused on continental cuisine and craft cocktails. House made charcuterie and food made from scratch. We have an event room that hosts live music or private functions. Our bar offers a variety of wine, craft beers and cocktails, sure to please every palate. Like our food, we like to showcase quality ingredients and deliver a well executed drink. We believe that quality food, a great drink and some good music are key to a pleasant outing. - Bon appétit!
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C
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great little place on whyte with a nice menu. Only thing was they had musicians playing so loud, we couldn't hear and decided to leave early. There was out table of 8 and 2 other tables there the whole night.

CG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

A fun restaurant, nice atmosphere, extensive cocktail list (mine was very nice), food was good!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Food was good but the plates needed some garnish. The Lentil Hash was tasty but was more like a side dish rather than main course. Prices were a bit high considering the food. Service was excellent.

EH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were met with a warm smile. The room is cozy and there is something on the menu for everybody.

J
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious steak/frites and wine.

m
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic for Birthdays. This is the 2nd birthday bash we have had here and it good food, great drinks and well priced

AD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Fun and trendy atmosphere, good selection of drinks. Service was fantastic and were accommodating to my allergy. Food however, was somewhat underwhelming. Mushroom cavatappi had fresh ingredients but it was cold and the poached egg was more like a hard boiled egg.

LJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Over priced, a big disappointment.
My burger was suuuuper salty and over cooked (and small) For $17.
We got the Brie and smoked olives, exactly how they sound-nothing exciting or wow! Worthy. It was recommended to me to come to the almanac three years ago and after kids and life getting in the way I finally went. I realize a lot can change in three years in a restaurant-New menu, management, chef-who knows? But it was a pretty big disappointment.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drinks were both delicious! Only complaint I have about the food is that it was a little on the salty side. Great atmosphere though and great service.

H
Sydney / NSW
280 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good cocktail variety. Shared dishes from menu were flavourful and a good vale

GA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Almanac is located in the heart of Old Strathcona, close to nice shopping and the Princess theatre. This was my second visit to this restaurant. The first time I thought my meal was spectacular. This time I ordered a burger and fries. I likely will try something different on the menu next time, as the burger was only fine, but the fries were delicious! The cocktail menu is extensive so is a great place to go if that is your thing. The waiter offered great service, was unpretentious and very knowledgeable about the menu. We had a nice experience overall, and I would recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favourite restaurant in Edmonton. It’s always an amazing experience.

RT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

A nice space. The service was very good. Food was mediocre. My calamari was dry and lacklustre/ probably frozen. Steak frites. Good frites but steak was very tough.

D
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Our party largey had seafood appetizers and they were unbelievably tasteless. Sloppy and indifferent was the general ambience. Big downhill from when it opened.

A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good restaurant, although I was a little disappointed in the Beef tartare being very simple and not very tasty. Something they should keep in mind in adding more spices and maybe some dijon (classic way for a beef tartare). We added it with a side of dijon seeds that the server was happy to brought to our table. Otherwise service was excellent and meet and cheese platter was great to share and delicious. Overall it was a great experience!

B
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our table was ready when we arrived and the service and food were great.
My only negative comment would be that the waiter wanted us to pay the bill and I hadn’t even finished eating my meal.

a
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful...great neighborhood gathering....very nice vibe.

R
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a hidden gem on white Avenue. Friendly staff took care of us for our business meeting and supper. The food was delicious.

a
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great cocktails, and entres.. there is good wine to pair with the meal too..!!

RC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Relaxed & comfortable experience

S
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good. Would have given the experience full stars except for the fact that even though both my daughter and I emailed about her being vegan the only vegan option offered was not available. I would have thought that having given the chef a heads up the ratatouille would have been a choice. Appreciate the fact that they did put something together for her. If more options were offered we would give it another shot.

CP
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner with family and we loved sitting at the booth with the retractable window so we felt like we were sitting outside, which is awesome on Whyte Avenue. The food was high quality and perfect portions. The Duck Poutine and Baked Brie were exceptional started. Definitely going back.

M
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at the almanac are so friendly and kind! Amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere!

A
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was fantastic, the drinks, the food, and the service. The only downside is how loud Whyte ave is, so I expect this to be a much quieter place once the temperatures drop back down and they close the patio windows.

a
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Girlfriend loved it…. But I came here with my business partners before. It’s a good place to get away from the young kids

DL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a very pleasant meal and enjoyed the booth seating with the open doors. We enjoyed a couple dealer choice cocktails which capped the evening off nicely. Will definitely be returning and recommending to others. Thanks again!

a
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails... and location is very close to all u need on Whyte ave., will be back AGAIN...!!

EA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The lettuce in the garden salad was mushy. The gnocchi was tasty but not a typical gnocchi dish.

GA
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friends and I enjoyed the great food and ambience at this restaurant. The menu was varied, and each dish we ordered was esthetically pleasing and delicious. It was a pleasant change to not have the music or background noise competing with conversation, so that after we left we had felt we had just enough to eat, and a wonderful visit. I plan to go back!

DP
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We have been before and always very impressed. Sadly, brunch was not up to what we have experienced during prior visits.

N
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I had read great reviews over the past couple of years & kept meaning to try Almanac. Maybe my expectations were too high - I pictured more farm to table, interesting flavors. I found the Brussels sprouts heavy (they were apparently deep fried, and tossed in Hollandaise ). My steak tartare was really lacking in flavor & accompaniments. For my veggie fish-eating friend, pickings we’re slim. She went for the ubiquitous salmon, which also had hollandaise on it, so okay if that’s what your after. My husbands lamb shank was nothing special. Overall, okay but underwhelming food-wise. The service, while a little inexperienced, was friendly and attentive.

KC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The tasting menu was amazing!!! Wonderful service, incredible food, great wine pairings. Highly recommended.

CD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

I can't say much about the food because we only ordered an appetizer to share, and each had one cocktail. The reason for this...it was so incredibly noisy and uncomfortable, that I couldn't stand to be there any longer than we were. It's a cramped little restaurant. The tables are squished together. You come through the door and you are literally standing right at someone's table. It was very awkward. We made a reservation, and nobody was there to greet us. The bartender did some hand signals in the air to us and basically pointed to a table, meaning SIT there. Ok.
The noise level was unbearable You really need to scream at the person next to you to have a conversation. It was difficult to relax, have a drink and eat a meal due to sensory overload.
I'm sure the menu is probably good, but sadly we won't be back to enjoy it.

H
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

We had been there once before and enjoyed it.
This time the food was off and served cold.
Asked for no onions and the meal was loaded with them. The server did not know what the vegetalbles were and didn’t find out.
The lamb tasted off.

s
Edmonton
57 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful... Unbelievable cocktails

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've heard that this restaurant was good, but I had no idea it was THIS good! Not only were the prices amazing, but the food was outstanding in taste and quality . The design of the restaurant is very appealing as well, making you feel welcome and comfortable. I've been to a lot of great restaurants in Edmonton and near/on Whyte ave, and consider myself a little bit of a foodie, but the Almanac honestly blew me away. 10/10 would recommend, I'll be coming back here for sure!

R
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I had beef Bourgogne it was good but was a bit fatty. Tasty though. Very accommodating staff and our server was great . We will be back.

SV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For a first time visit with friends, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Though I wished the charcuterie was a bit bigger, it was definitely a nice intro into the evening. Will definitely be back!

CK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, and delicious food!

LJ
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Unfortunately 3 of the main courses were unavaible. This really limited our options. The food was good but came to us a little cold. Our server was attentive and always there when we needed her. The restroom sewer gas was overwhelming.

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