Ayden Kitchen & Bar

4.6
1799 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Top Chef Canada Winner Dale Mackay and Executive Chef Benet Hunt welcome you to Ayden Kitchen and Bar. Ayden Kitchen and Bar offers Canadian Comfort Cuisine and crafted cocktails by mixologist Christopher Cho.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1799 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a wonderful experience here: from the polite, diligent handling of the vaccine checking, to the prompt, courteous service by the server, to the excellent advice from the sommelier, to the absolutely fantastic food. Top notch! Minor criticisms would be the music is a bit loud for our liking, the two-person tables are tiny, and the chairs could be a bit more comfy. But we are getting old. :)

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JaceyC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to! 10/10 recommend

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jeff100K
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really good food. I’ve never had a bad meal here. Portions were definitely on the smaller side and prices were high. This was disappointing but not enough that I’d avoid a future visit.

Our service was fast and friendly. Almost too fast, we were in and out in less than an hour. Clientele is (as with most places in Saskatoon) very casual, this is a place where you almost feel silly if you dress up.

Loved the cocktails.

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Took advantage of the tasting menu. For was great!! We will be back for sure.

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TerryM
Saskatoon
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was so good - as usual.
Ordered too many starters, but did a pretty good job anyway.
Excellent all round with such pleasant staff and atmosphere.
Appreciate they are only allowing entry to fully vaccinated people.

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Elena
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, nicely presented and great service. The dishes are well-thought out.

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vipTravisS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken wings are the best thing on the menu. Great experience

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Joss
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, fresh food and service! We love coming to Ayden

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JodiH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time. Great place- friendly service, amazing food & drinks, and would highly recommend to anyone who wants an intimate & fun dining experience!

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Bloefeld
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I have in the past noted that restaurants run by "celebrity chefs" often have an arrogant attitude with regard to how good their menu is.

I found this to be the case here.

I ordered the pasta with beef Ragu. Everyone has an idea what a nice Ragu should be. The term has been rendered less meaningful over the years, but generally it is a braised meat sauce, and the braising liquids can be anything from water and stock to wine and various combinations.

In this case, the meat was course ground beef. Whatever the braising liquid was, allegedly red wine, had been reduced until it was replaced with what was basically grease, probably the beef fat rendered and perhaps a bit or olive oil. There was some sort of herb that was entirely devoid of whatever original flavor it may have had. The beef was overcooked to the point of being crispy. It was under seasoned, and the result was that it was completely bland. I asked for salt, and in the overly precious presentation of restaurants that imagine they are among the best, I was present with a little container of course salt, basically pebble sized. What ever happened to table salt, good old Winsor salt, with iodine to keep our thyroid glands working well. I've eaten in more than a few Michelin starred restaurants. They put salt on the table, or more likely understand how to properly season food.

The pasta was broken lasagna, not being a connoisseur of dried pasta, I could not tell if it was one of the fine offerings by Catelli or perhaps Barilla.

As it turned out, the miniscule serving was close to as much as I was prepared to gag down.

My wife had the Beef Tartar, not actually proper beef tartar, but an rendition that added nothing to the real thing, but she liked it fine regardless.

She had ordered the caramelized nuts and seeds, they were OK but came in a little Ball Jar (cute) with a dirty lid.

Overrated. Better offerings in this beautiful city abound.

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KelseyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!

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GangaR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

One of best ambience, food was amazing.Nice cozy and quiet place. Every dish we ordered was mind blowing and tasty. Serving was quick

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ShannonZ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 4 course sampler was Fantastic!!!
Would definitely order again.

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FoodieGal
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Ayden's is a beautiful restaurant and while some of the food was outstanding I felt some of it was not worth the price, considering almost everything is served a la carte. I think at the very least offer bread or some kind of starter.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Amazing meal!

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Mick
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

This was our first time at Ayden. Started out by ordering each of us a glass of wine, most places give you at least a 6 oz glass, we were served a 5 oz. I had the pasta dish and my wife had the pork. The waitress said that most people order either the zucchini or the fried potatoes to add to the pasta. I opted for the fried potatoes which were good. Pasta had no flavour. My wife had the pork and by the time she cut off the fat of the pork she was down to 2 SMALL pieces of chewy pork, the roasted carrots were extremely overdone with zero flavour as was the carrot and cheese purée. By the time the waitress came around to see how everything was, we were almost done our meal. It was a real let down as we had heard good reviews. Definitely will not be returning anytime soon!

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vipSusanS
Saskatoon
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always fantastic! No matter what I order it tastes delicious and keeps me coming back for more. Definitely one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Saskatoon.

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Louis
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good food and service. But do not plan a romantic dinner. Could get very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another outstanding night out and meal at Ayden. Highly recommend!

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Roger
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

My friends trout was well done but I had ordered the pork loin but instead I got pork belly. I do no like pork belly but thought I must of misread the menu item. Nope, the restaurant decided to serve pork belly instead with a fat cap of about an inch to inch and a half. If the described product is not available, I would like to be told that before hand, especially for this level of dining. This soured my experience enough that I would not return.

Due to the open kitchen concept, Chef Dale is also forced to constantly yell orders which in turn makes diners speak louder. Some may enjoy that but we found it very distracting.

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KellyL
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for our anniversary. The food was amazing. I cannot rave enough. The service was top notch. In a time right now where it seems so difficult to find good servers, I was thrilled with the level of service at this restaurant. Our server was attentive and very pleasant. We were gifted free dessert because it was our anniversary. The quality and attention to all facets of this restaurant is too notch. We will be back and will recommend over and over again

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vipMF44
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went twice within a week. Tasting menu is really great. Wine list could use improvement.

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PaulM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

VeryFreindly and professional

She time our meal perfectly
Thank you

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BrittneyD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and even better food!

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KevB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Great cocktails. Great presentation of food yet flavour was limited. Expected greater satisfaction in food given previous reviews and price.

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vipAngelaG
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very gracious. We asked to love table Sam’s they accommodated. Our servers was extremely knowledgeable. Out food was perfection.

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GregA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, and amazing flavours. Best meal I've had in ages. It's hard to find creme caramel generally and this one was superlative. The trout was done to perfection. Five stars is not enough.

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MMustang
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend Ayden Kitchen and Bar! Very nice and welcoming staff, fantastic food and amazing atmosphere! Im always beyond satisfied with their service, food and drinks!

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MarilynA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent meal and a very congenial waitress! The trout was superb as were the ricotta dumplings and the creme
caramel with peaches was excellent.
We visit Saskatoon once a year and
always include Ayden in our visit!

GM
GwenM
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Unfortunately we had a family with a very loud and boisterous child seated next to us. We moved to the bar area and completed our evening enjoyably.

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TanyaL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was unbelievable. It was a busy night so it took a while to get service on our drinks but once a new server took over our table we had incredible service.

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vipMaggie
Manitoba
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding. It was quite loud so we couldn’t visit very well but the drinks and food trumped the noise!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good as expected. The cocktails were nice. The service was slow but nice. The staff was polite and friendly. Overall a nice experience. Would love to come again. Only thing I would point out is that it was really noisy.

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ElsieH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic, very attentive and friendly service and a great atmosphere!

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was so incredible! Every bite was exquisite! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drinks were excellent, service was really good, food was delicious!, didn’t have to wait long for food with excellent timing for each course!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks to Sara, Benet, and the rest of the team for the incredible service and hospitality! Such an amazing experience!

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ChetS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, Sarah rules! Would definitely come back

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Laj63
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enthusiastic server, great decor, interesting menu items, delicious meal. Just a little loud but otherwise highly recommended/

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TabithaB
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was friendly and the food was fantastic!

FAQs

Ayden Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (306) 954-2590.

Ayden Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1799 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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