Little Grouse on the Prairie

4.6
477 reviews
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Italian
From the team at Ayden Kitchen and Bar brings Classic Italian cuisine to Saskatoon. Focusing on farm to table and local ingredients. Serving à la carte and a la famiglia.
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4.7
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4.4
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, very accommodating for Gluten Free
Waitress was fantastic and patient,

Would highly recommend this restaurant

j
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little restaurant with great food and fantastic service

BN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food and great service. Will definitely be back again

MT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The service and food was excellent. The waitress was very informative about the meal. Thanks

MB
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our 5 year wedding anniversary dinner here and we were not disappointed at all. The food was incredible! Highly recommended.

S
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Little Grouse on the Prairie is an overpriced restaurant with extremely small portions.
Unfortunately there is not even a little reward as the food was nearly universally bland.
This was my second visit and my experience was the same on both occasions.

G
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the 6 course tasting with wine. Every dish was excellent and the wine pairing matched the dish perfectly, including a few wines I would not normally order.

K
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

I used to eat in fine dining and even in Europe ( I am from France ) the plates are not that smaller !!! I talked with some collègues from saskatoon who told me to not go there and didn’t understood why I went to this place because you still hungry after the restaurant !! Also it was my birthday and I made a reservation for that and my friend told the waitress but they didn’t done anything for me !!! Really bad experience! Fortunately we took a bottle of wine to forgot that we were hungry after 2 appetizers and mains courses ...

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were in Saskatoon for a few days and decided to try Little Grouse after recommendations from a friend and online reviews. We definitely enjoyed our evening. The service was superb and the food itself was excellent. My only complaint would be the portion sizes which were borderline too small. We had the 6 course tasting menu each and it was $170ish with tax and tip excluding beverages. For that price we both felt we should have been a bit more full than we were. We actually joked whether we were going to have to order pizza to our hotel later. For comparison, we had dinner at another Grassroots restaurant last week and with a shared appetizer and an entree I was fuller than with 6 courses here and going in with about the same level of hunger. We thought afterwards perhaps we should have either each ordered our own entree or done the 9 course tasting menu.

PL
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were in Saskatoon for a wedding and had the most amazing experience at this restaurant. The service was excellent, server very helpful in explaining the 6 course meal, the food was very tasty, well presented and just the right portions. Will make an effort to go back there some time. Thank you!

C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was excellent. Service at start was slow then improved. Could of been a timing issue. Would highly recommend this restaurant overall. Restaurant may consider turning music down and have it as background music. Was hard to converse with others across the table.

TB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice restaurant with great ambiance. While it does not seat many people it makes for a much more intimate experience. My wife and I had the tasting menu with paired wines, all good choices. The food and service was well paced and very well described for each course.
We had a very lovely evening and I would recommend checking them out. Great experience.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic tasting menu - among best meals I’ve ever had!

VM
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we entered the restaurant, until we left, we felt special! The food was fantastic. The staff was very friendly. Any questions about the menu were answered pleasantly and with knowledge. It was a great Anniversary memory.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere

DS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The meal was tasty. The crab was not appealing and oozed something when picked up. The asparagus salad for $16 was 2 bites. The pastas were delicious but overpriced. The restaurant is small and you uncomfortably jammed in.

j
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food and service was amazing. Noise level was too loud.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the 6 course tasting menu and it was amazing. Top notch service. Only thing I might do differently next time is sit up at the counter to watch the chefs. We will be back for sure!

SH
Saskatoon
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the kitchen was very accommodating with food restrictions. Our server was terrific and provided great recommendations for wine pairing.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cosy, homey, very personal service. Food was excellent, although some Italian ‘classics’ missing off the menu, but everything was prepared exquisitely, and the experience was great.

OT
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10/10 recommend

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VG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This dining experience was really great. From the greeting at the door to receiving our bill, everything was elegant. The staff were very knowledgeable about the menu and we were made to feel very comfortable. The space is small and intimate and yet very lively and fun. The decor, dishes and even the choice of napkins were perfect.

TE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was extremely impressed with this quaint gem. They staff were amazing and extremely knowledgeable about food and wine pairings. They did a great job explaining the menu since I do have some food allergies.

We decided to go with the Chef's Table and it was amazing. My favourite dish was the ricotta ravioli with the sage brown butter sauce and the stake Bavaglino. The spaghetti carbonara was so extremely flavourful but was not heavy or overpowering.

I will definately be back here. I have had the pleasure of dining in many parts of the world and this dining experience met and often exceeded dining at Michelin star restaurants in Paris. I was impressed by the quality of the food.

I loved the decor and enjoyed the open kitchen.

My only negative comment would be that this restaurant was not accessible from the street, which would be so easy to do as the store right next to it has a ramp. But once inside I was able to navigate to where I needed to go.

OT
Saskatoon
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had had not such a good last meal and called management they gave us a bit of credit so we decided we would give them a chance it was Amazing food service
Drink menu needs a pic up and it’s loud but everything else was great

SK
Saskatoon
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I had hoped with the revamped menu Little Grouse would have turned things around. Firstly I must thank our server who was wonderful, caring, and helpful. We did the familia menu for the five of us. The starters and first past were excellent. The pasta carbonara had way too much cracked pepper, to the point that you could not taste the pork or pasta, as you were looking for water. The new wine list is great, and the choices were good and reasonable priced. The dessert was wonderful, a peanut butter chocolate in a "pot". Again the service was great, but the big downer was the pasta. Think I will wait until I return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the Grouse!

LM
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We were very excited to try Little Grouse, as we are huge fans of the other restaurants in the restaurant group and love locally sourced food. While it is disappointing that the menu has changed significantly to mostly Italian fare, the food was quite good. The portions are small but rich. However, the service was less than impressive. Two of us are previous servers, and found the woman to be overly casual in her demeanor and bordering on unfriendly. She took offense when told the water was not very carbonated, and seemed very put off by a request from a vegetarian to add some lettuce and tomatoes to a cheese plate. As a restaurant that is in the pricey range, the kitchen should do everything they can to accommodate their guests, especially something as simple as adding some salad to make a meal. We also weren't fans of the tables facing the kitchen. I usually appreciate an open kitchen, but it was distracting watching the waitresses and kitchen staff talking casually (and could actually see our waitress talking to the other about us). The staff were eating (yes, putting food in their mouths as we were sitting there eating the food they had prepared). The decor of the restaurant is quite nice, but our table and another are open to a space that has a very makeshift bar (bottles on some shelves), and a cash register - giving the impression of a diner. We would absolutely not go back and would not recommend, especially given the numerous amazing restaurant this city has to offer.

NM
Saskatoon
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Did the 6 course alla famigglia. Food was outstanding!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Went there to try the new menu and was a bit disappointed overall. The starters were great (burrata and carpaccio). The mains were only average, when in times past they have been great. Ravioli with brown butter was under seasoned and the pasta was a bit tough. The butter was not really browned but more just melted. The carbonara was fine, nothing amazing but not terrible. The asparagus risotto was very disappointing. It was really watered down and didn’t come together like a nice creamy risotto. Usually they have some of the best risotto I’ve tried but this time was not good. It was average, but for the price we expect better than average

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Everything was perfect.

D
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love your new menu; quality of food was superb! Wish your cocktail menu and wine list were both a little more extensive. Feel like you should be able to get a cappuccino in an Italian restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Unfortunately the table we were assigned for our reservation was very small with little leg room and adjectent the entry way. My husband is 6’3” and I am 5’8” tall. This made the experience challenging to enjoy, otherwise the gods was delicious.

C
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience and food I've had in years, possibly ever. We had the 9 course famiglia sharing plates. One of the appetizers I wanted wasn't on the rotation that night, but our server had the chef substitute it in. The price is not conducive to regular dining, but it is well worth it for a special occasion. There is so much thought and artfulness injected into every element of the dining experience.

B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Small but cosy. Food was very good. Fish excellent. If you are just going to have a pasta dish you need to order some sort of salad/veggies before, as there is nothing on the dish except the pasta.

SN
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely great food and service!

NR
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

This restaurant has changed, in a bad way, since Jesse left. The food was lacking. Kind of felt like we were rushed through super. Used to be a 2 hour experience with wonderful food. This time was mediocre food and done in 45 min. Really upsetting, it was our favorite restaurant in Saskatoon. Now we have to find a new one.

D
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Horribly under stocked bar - no tequila, and very little help from server deciding other options. We decided on vodka, which was served in glasses still hot from the dishwasher.

Server was completely out of her depth. Wine was continuously late to the table. For what is being charged the service should be top notch.

Food was quite good but we won’t be back.

CL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I feel bad giving a a negative review since I had high hopes for our dinner but overall it was very underwhelming. Maybe it was just an off night for The lil Grouse. The servers were pleasant but things seemed slow. The burrata was pretty good but at $19 I'd expect more out of it. I had the prawn risotto which sounded amazing but disappointed. Four small shrimp and a fairly bland risotto left me hungry. My colleague had the walleye which he said was decent. They warned us that the beer was pouring warm so we knew it wouldn't be ideal. It seemed like a great atmosphere but the chef appeared to be shorthanded on this evening so maybe that had something to do with the negative experience. I have had an opportunity to eat at some pretty good restaurants across Canada and I had hoped to add this to the list but unfortunately the meal just left us eating wings and cold beer at the pub behind them. :(

g
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place for dinner in saskatoon by far, was very impress!!

EJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great foods and atmosphere. Small and cozy. Great Carbonara. Compared to our Italy trip!

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