Ayden Kitchen & Bar

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1567 reviews
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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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Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
1 review
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
29 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

OT
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Haven’t visited in months and food and service was great. Appetizers were delicious and mains were on point. Nothing but positive remarks from everyone. Keep up the great work.

BS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Appetizers were very good as were desserts. Premeal drink specials were quite tasty as well. Waitress was excellent. There were unfortunately a couple hug negatives. Firstly there were no reasonably priced wines on the menu, the lowest being in the $80 /bottle range. However the biggest disappointment were the main courses. 2 of the party ordered cornish hen as that was the only chicken option, and they were served virtually raw, with blood around the joints . The beef option was a rather pricey $45 steak that was way too salty. One of our party of 4 thought the meal was good, the pork belly , even though there was only a tiny strip of meat sandwiched in a lot of fat. All in all , did not come close to meeting expectations

HJ
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious coktails and delicious food. Warm atmosphere and good service. Had a lovely evening at Ayden Kitchen and Bar.

TY
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was very friendly and prompt. Food was all delicious and not a long wait time. Restaurant had a nice, chill vibe to it!

SC
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Aydens. The service was excellent, very friendly staff. The meal was fantastic, not a huge amount of food, but we were expecting that. The quality and taste made up for the smaller plate. We did not leave hungry though. It was my birthday and I was given a complementary dessert which was excellent. We were encouraged to go to the open kitchen and meet the chef, which we did. I would highly recommend Aydens, and we will definitely go back.

D
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was stellar and the atmosphere was lovely. There were several gluten free options for the large plates. Selection of the small plates was limited.

d
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We both ordered the chicken and our meal was delicious. The waitress was very polite and helpful, made suggestions and didn’t push. We succumbed to desert, the Madelines, and again they were Iver the top. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience, we will be back.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice environment and good food. I hope they relocate to a better location.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

the food was really good cocktails amazing i would go back

LG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cozy and relaxed atmosphere. The food is definitely the star of the show and they strive to ensure your meal is perfection.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband and I finally made it to Aydens last week for his Birthday.Luved everything ! The atmosphere and service was excellent, food was so awesome. A " must" in Saskatoon.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, cocktails, and service. Seating was a little cramped, but the overall experience was excellent. Our server was outstanding and helped to make the evening magical.

RL
Saskatoon
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our second anniversary and we had gone to Ayden on a couple of our first dates, so we thought it appropriate to go there again.
I had the pickerel it was fantastic.
She had the pork chop special and loved it!
Our server was Jamie, who was very pleasant and provided excellent service. She even helped me re-propose to my lovely Wife, Laurel, who said, “yes” again!
So it was a fabulous dinner and created even more fantastic memories for us.

SK
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carefully crafted food with attention to detail and great wine pairings. Really exquisite flavors

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