Bar Clementine

4.4
225 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
An elegant cocktail bar in Edmonton's Oliver neighbourhood, Clementine features a celebrated small plates menu suitable for both dinner and casual late night dining, terroir driven wines, and a diversely stocked back-bar served by professional cocktail bartenders. Clementine was named to Enroute magazine's best new Canadian restaurants when it opened in 2017 and has been recognized on the list of Canada's 100 Best Bars each year since the list's inception in 2017.

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Experiences

  • Sunday Dinner

    CA$50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Sunday Dinner is a series of set three course dinners inspired by classic bistro fare. It provides an introduction to our space and style of cooking for those who have not yet enjoyed it, and an expanded offering for our regular diners. Diners may also add wine and cocktail pairings that highlight our focus on terroir driven producers. Menu 1, available November 7 & 14 Gougeres, Comte cheese, Sauce Mornay Duck confit, Orange pepper jus, beetroot & apple salad, vinegar gel Lemon tart, Shortbread, Brûlée top
What 225 People Are Saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They said they were open online I made a reservation and they were closed

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JulietaD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good.
Our table had a cold draft so that was a bit distracting.
Service was not welcoming, e.g. did not welcome us to the restaurant, did not talk about the dinner (the set dinner, when food was presented just said what it was and left), we received eyerolls at our requests, no one said goodbye to us when we left (there were 7 other people in the restaurant when we left so it is possible to at least say goodbye). This was somewhat off-putting as we were there celebrating and with bad service, we no longer felt to be in a celebratory mood.
This is my third time here and probably my last due to service (each time it did not feel welcoming or friendly).

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Ambs
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a very nice atmosphere. I loved the dim lighting and the music. I had reserved standard seating but was seated at a high top table so that is my only complaint. The food was very good and the wine was delicious. It was pretty expensive, but I would go again and try a different appetizer and main course. I went on a Sunday so they were serving the bread and cheese dip, duck, and tart. The bread and cheese dip was underwhelming, it was my first time trying duck and it was really good but a bit in the salty side, and the tart was beyond amazing. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a peaceful relaxing fancy three course meal. It was a unique lovely experience I’m glad I went!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Menu was about to be updated, so most of their food items were unavailable.
Considering I had a reservation at dinner time, I think it's reasonable to expect advance notice. Cocktails were wonderful as always, but this was my first disappointing experience at Clementine.

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JoanF
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clementine is a favourite place for cocktails and lovely food. Excellent service, cozy atmosphere and fantastic cocktails never fail to please.

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Benoit
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic cocktails! Great selection to choose from.

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Evelyn
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Place has poor ventilation so you will smell when you leave or get home... also was asked to leave due to a reso even though I was still buying drinks.

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fauxfoie
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Going to Clementine I knew not to expect large portions which was ok as it was our first stop of the night. Hubby and I both had two drinks- a cocktail and hubby had a glass of wine and I had a glass of champagne. He didn’t love either of his drinks and the orange wine tasted and smelled corked. My cocktail was ok. A really bitter finish when I had asked for something sweet. The champagne was good.

We also had 3 appies.
The oysters were good but only came with lemon and hot sauce (kind of boring usually they come with some sort of vinaigrette or sauce) the potatoes were good and the sour dough flat bread was burnt. I actually had a bite and didn’t eat anymore. The portions were small which was fine and expected but the quality was the biggest disappointment.

The place is pretty though and the service was reasonably good.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The ambience is more bar like than energetic fine dinning

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Gordy
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Very tiny space, poor menu, we had to sit on the high chairs for 2 hrs because not more then 10 people could fit at the regular tables. The cocktails were ok, nothing sensational!

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Delicious
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food and drinks were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Yes for drinks & vibes but eat beforehand. "Charcuterie Plate" was just a little pile of deli meat and nothing else.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Mark was attentive and knowledgeable and took to banter with husband. Gorgeous and cozy but also it was not busy. Ordered the potatoes and the brownie so safe choices. Beautiful texture and freshness also bonus use of local jacek choc I. The brownie. Great glimpses of bar tend work
Super jazz music.

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LaurenB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome. Came here for a birthday and enjoyed awesome drinks. Our server was great at recommending drinks to try as well as “surprise drinks”. We wish there was more food options as it seemed to be limited in the repertoire options (6 snack options). Overall our experience was great and we will be back again to try more drinks!

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Sarah
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Upon walking in for our reservation the restaurant smelled terrible like a "greasy spoon". We debated even ordering food considering the stench but had been excited to try clementine as we were visiting from out out of town and it being awarded #9 on Canadas top 100 restaurants. We were seated by the window which was very cold and drafty so we had to keep our jackets on most of the time.
We had 3 of the cocktails; they were awesome. The food was okay (tried 6 items).
The next day our clothes and jackets still smelled awful. We were very disappointed in our experience considering the restaurant award and the many positive reviews.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Clementine is a great spot for cocktails! Wonderful ambiance, creative bartenders, and a fully stocked bar including exotic options.

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woman
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious absinthe and cocktails. The crispy potatoes are a must.

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RLQ1
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We went on a Saturday expecting to have a r nice evening with delicious food. Instead we found out it was sandwich night. We were not told this when we made the reservation. We could choose from 3 types of sandwiches and a side of salad, soup or chips. No appetizers were available to have before hand. Not a typical Saturday evening meal! More a lunch menu or perhaps a Tuesday, Wednesday evening meal. Hard to pair a nice bottle of wine with sandwiches, especially when wine prices were $65.00 and up. Food was fine but not memorable. Cocktails were good and service was attentive. Not sure if I would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High end cocktails and tapas bar. Small, cozy yoo wont be disappointed

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LynseyH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Wine and cocktails were exceptional, will absolutely be back. Gorgeous room!

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NobleB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was lovely, intimate, comforting, and simply delicious. Thank you for a great service. We did no drink a lot but the selection and creations of cocktail and foods were nothing to complain about. We shall make our return shortly soon. Thank you.

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Garvey
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had a party here with around 20 people dropping in and out throughout the evening. The service was impeccable, even with that burden; the cocktails and food were delicious. I highly recommend.

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anon
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Took a friend here Tuesday for her birthday - $9 cocktail specials with really great drink options - the Last Word was my favourite from the ones I tried! Menu is limited and plates are small, but was nice to share a couple plates with our drinks - the flatbread in particular was lovely though I'd pass on the charcuterie. When we got a dessert they brought it out with a candle in it which was a great touch, our waitress was fantastic throughout the night offering suggestions on drinks and food. The bar is also beautifully decorated and they have the music at a level you can easily converse. Definitely planning on returning! Parking is street and fills up fast, the bar itself also fills up fast so recommend a reservation!

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have been here a number of times for various occasions. Clementine is our got to bar for when we have friends come visit. It has such a cozy, relaxing feel with great personable service. The drinks always deliver as does the food.

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sarahm
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The oysters were a fail. The mignonette had salt added and wasn't balanced with acid, so it overwhelmed them. Also, they came dressed so they were all ruined..
And it's noisy.
Otherwise no complaints, lovely food and good drink selection and execution.

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PatrickH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The level of professionalism and consistency is second to none.

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PatrickH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star is a really difficult to achieve rating, however this place is reasonably within that environment.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktail bar. The food is delicious and the cocktails are so yummy. I like the lively atmosphere and the staff is clearly very committed to unobtrusive but careful service. We always come on Tuesdays for the classic cocktail night.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tough to top the excellence in craftsmanship of their cocktails

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LangfordH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great experience all together, food was great. Server had extensive knowledge and great recommendations.

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CdnGinger
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time there and so much fun! We really appreciated the bartender using his creativity and making something for us :)

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Lovegoodfood
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Some of the dishes were outstanding and one was a miss. Serving sizes were definitely on the small size. Cocktails were excellent!

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The cocktails were fantastic, the appetizer we had was tasty but small for the price point. The place is cozy and welcoming, unfortunately you can’t hear the person across from you as it was VERY LOUD.

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Edmontoneats
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Really great to go somewhere where people take passion in their work. Highly recommend.

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DennisS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent, service was slow. Waited almost 15 minutes after we arrived before anyone came to our table. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived, only about 6 people altogether inside and out.
Waiters were helpful and friendly enough when they came around.

Appears like the menu was written by a chef who was practicing in culinary language skills. It was interesting to try and figure out just what they were serving in layman terms! We eat out lots and this one really was an eye opener......a little over the top in our estimation.

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vipBard
Edmonton
37 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great cocktails, snacks were very good, we will be back

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The staff was super rude. We were a party of six and had drinks and ordered every single dish on the menu- the first waitress was ok but her shift ended and she left without saying anything and the fellow who took over was down right rude. The drinks took forever we had to go to the bar to ask for another round and the food was just ok. With all the awesome places to eat and drink in Edmonton I wouldn’t waste an evening at this pretentious place. They clearly need to learn some lessons in service.

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vipSt3v3
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique food and drinks and some of the best service in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Selection of wine by the glass very limited and the prices seemed high

FAQs

Bar Clementine is rated 4.4 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Bar Clementine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.barclementine.ca/products/gift-card.

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.