Ayden Kitchen & Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top Chef Canada Winner Dale Mackay and Co-Chef Nathan Guggenheimer welcomes you to Ayden Kitchen and Bar. Ayden Kitchen and Bar offers Canadian Comfort Cuisine and crafted cocktails by mixologist Christopher Cho.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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JI
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Popcorn Prawns were as delicious as always, Thai chicken wings were a little heavy on the seasoning but still very appetizing, Classic Burger with the added Fresh Farm egg is always a good choice was cooked perfectly to a medium rare. Overall food was very pleasing. Had an odd table which was in a little nook, made our conversation seem echoey and everyone else around us seem loud. Service is always good, fast and attentive.

WC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Meals were great. Burger was awesome as usual. I
I had perogies. Weren’t very many and way over fried. Plus not even close to enough sour cream.
I’m Ukrainian so o am used to home made sorry.
Overall experience was very good.
Thank you.

LC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, exciting to be in the presence of a top chef Canada winner :)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

We knew it would be expensive, but we thought the food would at least taste good.

RB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious. Good size portions but not heavy.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and our server (I’m sorry I missed her name, blond hair with purple highlights and tattoo sleeves) went above and beyond. Honestly the best server I have had in memory, attentive and funny, passionate about the menu. Please let her know how fantastic she is!
We were in town visiting family and it was the perfect space to catch up and relax. We used to live in Saskatoon and Aydens was the restaurant we wanted to make sure we visited while we were back in town.
Thanks again!

d
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and wine was spectacular as always and the service from Sarah was the perfect capper to the evening. A must doing when in Saskatoon.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This outing was a business function, and the restaurant certainly impressed. Food was great, atmosphere and décor as well. Loved the open kitchen concept, and was interesting watching the Chef at work! My wife chose the location for me, we have never been....but plan to return for our own personal dining experience.

JD
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I went to Aydens for supper before going to the festival of trees. We had the Thai wings, popcorn shrimp and burgers. The meal was amazing. Our waitress, Ivy, was fantastic. Very attentive and pleasant. Looking forward to the next time we need another Aydens evening!!

J
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time! Service staff were informative of menu items, attentive and very friendly. Food was fantastic and the unique cocktails complimented everything nicely. We were celebrating a birthday and even got a surprise complimentary dessert. Loved everything about our time spent here!

HN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & cocktails, delicious and thought out. I was so happy to see how COMFORTABLE the waitstaff looked, beautiful women but none in high heels and all in comfortable looking jeans. And it didn't take a damn thing away from the atmosphere! Lovely service by Emily.

CP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Ayden’s to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. The food and service are excellent and we will definitely go back!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So so good!

SV
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great gluten free options :). Great food, good atmosphere.

CN
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was Great! Except the steak that I had. It was a 10 oz strip lion. I know that strip loins have a strip of fat on them, but this steak had wayyyy to much fat on it. And for $43 I feel that I overpaid for it. So really I had a 7 oz steak and 3oz of fat. If that’s the case, don’t charge $43

MM
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were great as usual. Pig appetizer was outstanding. Cocktails were yummy. Staff was attentive, friendly but not overbearing. Still one of the best in Saskatoon.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Food! Great Atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Very tough steak and over priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were celebrating our 40 th anniversary and the staff and the food were amazing

NP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

I had wanted to treat my wife to a nice date night. I had searched for "Best restaurant in Saskatoon" and wanted to try out Ayden Kitchen & Bar. It looked like it should be a solid pick.

First impression our waitress was slow and her attitude was not great. When taking our order I found her a little condescending. I attempted some table banter with the sommelier and the waitress but there was very little to be had.

The wine we chose was advertized on the menu to be a 2013 but we received a 2016 and the difference was noticeable.

I ordered the beef special which was described as a 8-10oz steak and I felt that 8oz might be generous. My wife had the gnocci and at first she described it as tasting "earthy" and later more like "dirt". She did not enjoy it. I enjoyed my steak but was a bit disappointed at the portion size. The desserts were underwhelming.

While I am all for the relaxed service style and environment I found our waitress was dressed maybe a little too relaxed and I also prefer a bit more fun and promptness when receiving service.

I have promised my wife that we do not have to return to this restaurant again.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The tartare was so good, literally I was already missing it on the way back home
However I wouldn’t recommend visiting on a Friday night it’s just too many people and very noisy

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surprise local gem. Food was beyond expectations.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great dining experience!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was friendly, informative and timely as were the other servers who brought out the courses. The flow of a great team. The cocktail waitress likewise was fantastic and walked us through to 2 great recommendations which we greatly enjoyed.

HP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and had excellent service from our waitress and from the bar manager! We were surprised with a little dessert at the end as well which was a tasty treat!
Thank you!

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner and loved everything from the local mushroom app to the warm Madeline desert. Our servers were the best!

T
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and great service!

R
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place with a great atmosphere. Service is great with care and attention from servers and staff. Food was very good, as care and thought were put into every dish. It obvious the chef has a passion for food with detail to match. It also appears the front end staff are as passionate about the food as the kitchen. Our server ‘First day Jack’ Aka. Sara, was fun, energetic and attentive. Manager Jack very much cares for the experience of the customer, being involved through out service. The mushrooms on toast was quite amazing. Fresh, seasoned wonderfully, with a cream sauce, on a tasty, toasted Ciabatta. This is the best version of this I have ever had. Charcuterie was fresh, tasty and generous with its selection of meats. They also had an adequate amount of toast and crackers. Always a peeve of mine when there is not enough to match the board, so well done! I would of enjoyed a couple of cheese selections and nuts or fresh fruits, even if they were at an extra cost, but this board as it is, I am sure would satisfy the masses. Dessert’s were very good. The bread pudding was delicious and satisfying. Raspberry coulis as a sauce was tasty. Madeleines were light and tasty but the chocolate sauce that accompanied it was thin, more like a hot chocolate. I was wanting more of a ganache with some substance in dark or white chocolate. We had dipped them in the coulis, which was great. Overall I am looking forward to returning to try other dishes as they appear to be well thought and creative. I did not mention the pickles as I did not feel they were to my taste but the dill pickle was very good. Great job putting a spin on dishes with fresh ingredients, which is always fun, to go along with an excellent staff.

P
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and exceptional food.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good and great experience. Cool room, great food and service

OT
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Were there before the Elton John concert. Waiter gave us notice when best time to order was so we got out food and out the doors in good time. Food was excellent as always. Sausage platter was good but charcuterie board wasnt as good as it has been in the past. Overall a great meal and great time with friends as usual tho. Definitely will be back.

OT
Saskatoon
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as always!

LM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal! Ivy was a great server, provided great insight to the menu and was very caring.

Thanks

JT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and cocktails rival some of the best bars. Highly recommended! Will visit next time I’m in town.

JD
Edmonton
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service was outstanding. For a date night it was quite noisy due to the full restaurant. Still it was well worth a visit.

CT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! My girlfriend and I came here to celebrate her birthday and we had a great time. The service was great and everything was delicious. Will definitely be returning!

R
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food great drinks good people, Saskatoon is lucky to have a place like this.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. I couldn't find a bad thing to say if I tried.

f
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and decor. Will definitely come back next time in Saskatoon

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