Little Grouse on the Prairie

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518 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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.
What 518 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicoleHG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a little chilly being by the door/window but other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the experience at Little Grouse. It made my partner’s birthday very special.

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MikeP
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable evening and great wine selection as well! Look forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was tasty - service was pretty good....but if you're hungry... Definitely go elsewhere.. there are several Italian food or other food options within walking distance.

Portions (pasta options were the primary plates on menu) are very small for the price relative to other similar restaurants. I get the quaint dining experience aspect but we all left hungry and disappointed.

Ayden is much better in my opinion and considering its promoted as the same owner I expected more from little grouse.

The "handmade" pasta was good despite the tiny portion size. Maybe the portion size is so everyone orders the pricey desserts? .... Everyone at our table was still very hungry after appetizers and out mains so we all ordered dessert.. the $6 scoop of sorbet looked good; my $12 sliver of cake was dry but had decent flavour..

The positive is that our server was good despite not knowing much about the food on the menu (apparently the menu had just changed??) ...I wish I had more positives to provide but I can't.

Time to order something from Skip to fill the void.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The service and food was amazing!

My only comment was that it was very cold in the restaurant! One of the chefs used the front door to what appeared to pour out water from a pot so came in and out a few times which created a freezing cold draft in the restaurant.

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SashaM
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our experience at Little Grouse on the Prairie was incredible! Our server was knowledgeable, fun and engaged. We opted for the 7 course Alla Famiglia and it did not disappoint! I also opted to pair it with the wine and that was an additional wow factor! The wines truly matched the dishes so well.

We had such an incredible experience and will definitely be back!

Tank you for such a lovely experiencing :)

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BSchm
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our time here. Will definitely be back again.

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GinelleP
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food! The drink menu is a little limited, but aside from that, we had a fantastic time.

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DawnF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. I was dining alone, but was never made to feel neglected or conspicuous (which can sometimes be a problem for solo diners).

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LoganM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. We wanted to sample as many dishes as we could, so we ordered the 7 course alla famiglia. They worked around dietary restrictions and each dish was better than the last. Our server Erin, was very knowledgeable and rounded out the experience. You won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and would definitely dine there again.

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Arisham
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

A very unique little restaurant! The food is amazing, and totally worth every penny! We took friends for New Year's who have never been and they absolutely loved it! Highly recommend checking out for a special occasion!

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VickieM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing
Was kinda nice to be a bit quieter than usual
Sooo fun

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Karla
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our evening here. It was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Our server was fabulous. She was friendly, understood the menu and was energetic. It's rare to get great service these days. Wine and food and music was great. We loved the salad too. We will be back!

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VickieM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always outstanding food and service... the acoustics can be challenging in this venue but this time of year we would expect it to be louder... truly a great night out always !!!!

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gglovesitalian2
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

Great Food, excellent service, however seated at a cold door that with people coming in and out all evening, we just wanted to eat and leave. Unfortunate. Food was quite good. Calamari & salad excellent.

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SheriK
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table shared 7 courses, thoroughly enjoyed the experience and food. Highly recommend!

SB
vipSBMEats
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful service. One of our favourite places when we come to Saskatoon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening! Thank you!

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Nicks
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipPowick
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This was a hard one to review because there were great things but also not great things. Let's start with the service which was exceptional some of the best service I have ever had. Now let's get to the meal I had the tortellini in a broth and the broth was good but the tortellini was very under cooked and the portions are extremely small. I have no issue paying for excellent food with small portions but for 28 bucks this did not pass. I had to order a salad half way through my meal, which was the squash salad and it was good. Bottom line if I pay high prices for a meal I should have no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great server knowledge of food menu & wine is there any better in town?

MR
MatthewR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t praise my server Marc enough! Super friendly and offered great suggestions on food, but his wine pairing suggestions were on point. Fantastic! Highly recommend this lovely little restaurant and hopefully you get the pleasure of Marc being your server.

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ChristelleJ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would definitely recommend Little Grouse on the Prairies. The food was really good, lots of flavor. Fast and Great service.

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JenH
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very tasty! We had the 4 course meal with the wine pairing. Great service- server was very knowledgeable. Sort of wish the piece of trout was a bit bigger!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Seriously not good food.at.all!
Ordered spaghetti carbonara and ravioli.
My 10 year old could make these dishes better.
All you get is an unappealing bowl of spaghetti
with some strange sauce that tastes like - no words to describe the sauce.
My ravioli was tough as though it had dried out around the edges.
That was it - just another unappealing unappetizing bowl of ravioli.
I am not a chef but do know how to make excellent Italian food, the food I tried at this restaurant is not tasty at all.
Waste of my evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and great service!

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vipiliketoeat87
Saskatoon
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I would recommend but I would caution that it is very expensive for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely family thanksgiving celebration with our two daughters. Our appetizers were excellent - soft shelled crab and charcuterie board. Both very fresh and delicious. Our pasta selections were top notch. Mezzaluna, carbonara, ravioli with brown butter and sage, and pasta con vongole would all be dishes that I would recommend. The peanut butter budino was average at best. This is the second time we’ve had this dessert. The peanuts were rancid and the pudding did not have a lot of flavour. It was a bit better the first time, but still not good enough that I would order it again. My husband loves it, however! All in all, it was a great evening and we will be back.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and outstanding meal! Took my family from Australia here and they were thrilled with it.

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Peter929
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our 4th meal at Little Grouse and it was excellent again! We have decided to invite 2 friends to join us the next time. I has the meatball starter which was just what I had hoped for - two large meatballs in a tomato sauce. My wife had the beef carpaccio. For main courses my wife had the brown trout which is similar to salmon and I had a lamb dish with an unprouncable name. We had a bottle of French wine which was good but pricey. While I understand that restaurants need to make money they need to go wth byob option wth a reasonable corkage fee.

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Waitress was phenomenal, She was very informative and knew her stuff. Were prices a little high, maybe, but in my opinion service is what dictates expensive dining. She passed with flying colors and deserved every bit of the tip my wife and I left. The food was amazing and presented very professionally. I was worried about being full at the end. My wife and I were not overfull but didn't feel the need to want more food either. It was absolutely perfect. We need more restaurants in this province like this one! 5 STAR!

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vipTooned
Saskatoon
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Meh! Over priced for blandness. Uninspired reproduction of previous restaurants owned by same owners. The “minimalistic” Approach is played.

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Cclown
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

The only reason I would not recommend to friends is the noise factor. The food was good but we could not carry on a conversation due to the noise level

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MeganH
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was truly the best dining experience I've ever had! My husband and I tried the 7 course tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was absolutely phenomenal. Wonderful service, incredible food - just the best!

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Neli
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, on point service, great value, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!

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TrentO
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The service was good but the food was underwhelming. I had the risotto and it was decent flavour but the portion was too small for the price. The waitress explained their experience but the value wasn’t there in my opinion.

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Junesy
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was superb but the restaurant was unbelievably noisy. It was very difficult to have a conversation without feeling like we were yelling. The noise level improved slightly when the server, at our request, turned down the volume of the music.

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CraigC
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Took my wife for supper on her birthday. We had the 7 course tasting menu. It was a nice relaxing evening the food was very good and a great way to sample many dishes from the menu.

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JEAND
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I have eaten here often and recommended to many friends. The whole experience has deteriorated, especially service which I understand on the evening was due to staff shortage, but that is not my problem as a paying guest. Food was a bit inconsistent. Main course and pasta good but starter and desert really very average.

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Clurr
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good food. Portions could have been a tad larger, but ingredients were fresh and flavourful.
We felt a little rushed through our visit, but I would recommend to someone visiting Saskatoon in the future.

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