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About Little Grouse on the Prairie

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(306) 979-0100

Website:
http://www.littlegrouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Dale Mackay & Jesse Zuber

Private Party Facilities:
Corporate buyouts and large parties welcomed at Little Grouse.

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Little Grouse on the Prairie Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.8

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Tasting Menu (35)
Special Occasion (32)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Notable Wine List (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Romance (20)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Authentic (11)
Fun (11)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Group Bookings (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Late-Night Find (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time dining at Little Grouse and it definitely won’t be our last time!! It is a little gem that for sure! The 2 waiters were both extremely knowledgeable and so very friendly - it was a real treat to see how passionate they were about everything on the menu. We had the salami sampler for an appetizer and then tried 2 different kinds of the pasta - although it was very hard to choose since they all sounded delicious. Our meal was fabulous to say the least! Loved it. Only downside was not having room for dessert - next time!! Thanks for the awesome meal!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic! Alla Famiglia is the way to go and looking forward to the long version. Great service, great food, attentive service. This restaurant rates very, very high on our list of favourites!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

I always try to get here when I’m in Saskatoon. Fantastic on all fronts! Sit at the bar and chat with Jesse about the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was excellent as usual. This is a place for special occasions, if big portions are your thing then don’t come here. Having said that it does seems to me that portion sizes have actually gotten smaller. Given the fact we dropped $600 for 4 (before tip) this can be a concern for some. Embrace the experience though, this is something special.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a small, quaint restaurant. The service was excellent. It did get quite loud as the evening progressed. The food was excellent but pricey. Portions are on the small side. A main course would not be enough for most...you need to add at least one or two appy or secondi dishes. In the end, the multi-course dinner would have been a better value for our group. Wine list had decent variety but again, pricey. A $100 bottle was seen in the liquor store for $16. That's an obscene mark up!!
I would definitely recommend it for foodies, and those who don't mind an expensive night out. It isn't rushed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 5, 2017

Second time at the little grouse. Did the tasting menu. It was excellent. I don't think you can ever leave this place hungry! Recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on October 5, 2017

Already recommended this place to others.
I really enjoyed the food, the right space of time between meals, the right amount of service without appearing overbearing.
We enjoyed our time very much and look forward to another night there!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Lots of talk but little food (portions). Hot food came cold. Deserts were tiny, bland and downright weird....anything but tasty. Save your $ for 3 outings a good restaurant for the price of a single outing here.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

I recently visited Little Grouse with a friend who was visiting from Edmonton. I had heard amazing reviews about this restaurant and I wanted to show her the best of Saskatoon as she was only in for a short period of time. We were so happy with our choice! The ambiance was lovely, I hadn't expected such a tiny establishment but it only added to the experience. It was never too loud and we were able to carry on conversation with ease. We decided to go with the small Alla Famiglia and wine pairing. The food was phenomenal and the wine enhanced the flavours. We couldn't stop talking about the meal after we had left. It was such a nice evening out and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a special night out with loved ones.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Never going back. Main courses smaller than appetizers. Outrageously expensive.

Food2
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was underwhelming at best. Plain. Little flavour. Wine recommendations were ok. Very loud!!

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on September 28, 2017

Overpriced, friendly knowledgeable staff, uncomfortable seating, noisy, food was good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Awesome food. Noisy atmosphere

Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had heard a lot of positive reviews about Little Grouse so were looking forward to our first visit. While the Alla Famiglia menu was interesting, and the wine pairings were quite well done, my overall impression of the food offerings both in terms of size and tastiness of portion, was less than spectacular, especially when the final bill for the AF, with wine pairings and tip without any additional drinks, was significantly north of 3 Cnotes. Having said that, the experience was still quite good, as the service was phenomenal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined on September 13, 2017

the service was congenial, friendly and professional. We were recognized as past customers. The food was awesome!! It is always a treat to eat at Little Grouse when we are in Saskatoon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value1

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The lovely atmosphere, great service and good wine weren't enough to make up for the teenie sample sized bites which were fine... some were even tasty - but waaayyy overpriced for tummy teasers. We left hungry after our table of 4 shared 5 appies and ate a full meal each. Oh- and dessert too.... SO little food and SO much money.... don't bother.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Ambience was perfect and the music was quiet background noise and did not feel we had to yell over it. Server was absolutely fabulous, exceptionally personable and educated with the menu/dishes. The food was by far the best we have had yet in Saskatoon!!!! Absolute gem and the best celebration/date night we've had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

I had fun trying new food combinations. Atmosphere was nice but a little to close to other guests which didn't give to much room for privacy

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Dinner at Little Grouse is always a unique experience. Each dish has its own twist to set it apart from the ordinary. And the service is always impeccable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had an excellent meal with great service. We tried the 10 course tasting menu. I enjoyed it, but my partner felt it was too long. If trying the tasting menu, make sure you are ready to spend 2 hours eating. Next time we will order from the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Many people are crazy for this place but I wasn't overly impressed. Expensive and inconsistent experience. Was disappointed in the small portion sizes. I would not return, but please read other reviews on this restaurant as I'm fairly sure my opinion doesn't reflect the average experience.

Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

The tasting menu was mediocre and too small in proportion for 70 bulks per person.

Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

We found it to be quite loud, it was difficult to have a conversation. It could also use some upgraded seating (cushioning on chairs) as most people are there for at least 2 hours. Those chairs get hard! My husband's back was quite sore.
The food was amazing, highly recommend the "alla famiglia" option!!

I'm also not sure how you would fit a larger group in there? My husband works for the University and they are always looking for venues for taking visiting profs or potential new hires out for meals during the interview process. This would mean a group of at least 8 to 10 people.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing experience. Food was unbelievable. Very accommodating to our special menu requests. Great wine pairings!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent, great food, wine and service, as usual.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Little Grouse lived up to the expectation of one of Saskatoon's best restaurants. Will definitely be coming back. Be ready to spend money.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Although some of the dishes were very tasty the portions were small. The scallops were sliced across to make it look like there was more there but it was really only 2 scallops for $19 I think. $100 wine. $150 for food plus tip and we left starving and went for more food elsewhere

Too bad. I love to support local restaurants but this one was just too over priced for what you got

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

A culinary gem in Saskatoon! We never leave disappointed :-)

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I'm no stranger to fine dining after 10 years in the San Francisco area so I'm not expecting giant portions. However, the prices here are double what you would expect for the portions. Very, very small portions for the price. $15 for 6 pieces of 2" asparagus with a quail egg! Really? Food is decent but they need to increase portion size or decrease the price.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great place with terrific service from all the staff! Sommeliers had great knowledge of the wine list and the wine pairing with the alla famiglia menu was delicious! You must try their amaretto - truly extraordinary!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Casual, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 6, 2017

My husband and I have been wanting to try a meal at Little Grouse. We had the 10 course Alla Famiglia with wine pairings. The meal was absolutely delicious! We had a wonderful time! Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I've been here twice and both time I let the chef decide what I should eat and drink. Turned out to be a great choice both times. Food was excellent. Wine pairings were perfect. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, the four of us ordered the Alla Famiglia with wine pairings. Every course was excellent and although each was small, overall there was plenty of food. Both the waiter and the somm were attentive and friendly. The only caution is the price - this is not an inexpensive restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on July 30, 2017

Terrific meal with excellent service. We got the Alla Famiglia dinner which was a 6 course meal with wine pairings. Scallops appetizer and beef entree were our favorites.

Seemed a little rushed as there was very little time between courses. We were in and out of the restaurant in an hour and a half.

We will be back to try other items on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The entire experience was exceptional. First visit for my friends return visit for me

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is Saskatoon's version of Mario Batali's amazing Babbo in NYC. I love it so so much. Thanks for bringing quality big city taste and experience to YXE. ❤️

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Interesting tasting menu sharing format, and very flexible as to suggestions of what we'd like to include. This is kind of rare to find and we really appreciated it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food and service was good. We opted for the tasting menu ( Alla Familia ) which provided us with 7 different sampler dishes to share. Portion sizes were smaller than some of the other unique dining locations we have visited in Saskatoon and in other places ( i.e. Gordon Ramsay Steak Las Vegas ) The tasting menu was to the chef's discretion, so it was difficult to know what was coming. Although the staff asked us if we had any allergies, we would have opted not to have the NZ lamb or the beef tartare, as my wife doesn't care for either of these options. So I partly blame myself for not mentioning this, but had we known, we would have opted out of these choices. The ravioli was very good...probably the best item we tried. All in all, it was a good experience, but value for your money can be had elsewhere. No disrespect to the waitstaff or the food, but I guess I expected more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

World class food in a comfortable setting that
transports you to Tuscany!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined on July 15, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Little Grouse on the Prairie. It will definitely be our go to place for all special occasions from now on. Great good, ambience and exceptional service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun

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