Braven

4.3
334 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steak
A mecca for quality steaks, chops and fresh seafood in Edmonton's ICE District, Braven embraces a “go big or go home” attitude. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s ICE District, we invite our guests to abandon all hesitation, embrace adventure and enjoy life to its fullest.

Covid-19 What To Expect When You Dine with Us
https://www.bravenrestaurant.com/what-to-expect/

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 334 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were warmly welcomed and seated at a little table, I ordered the ribeye which was delicious! My gf had the salmon which did seem slightly uncooked in the middle but most likely was meant to be served that way. To start we had the corn bread which was amazing. The drinks were top shelf, old fashioned and paper airplanes. The desert was good as well. We will definitely go back

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Braven, one of the nicest and best restaurants in Edmonton

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vipMaurizioC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We will be back after Covid shutdown.

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PhillipN
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a very nice dinner and the service was very very good. I would come back again.

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JaredF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, amazing food, amazing service. Go here

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Steveaustin
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and even better food. Seems like its my girl new favourite location will definitely be coming back.

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SamS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Steak was average quality..cheese cake was excellent. Hopefully they buy meat from COSTCO LOL

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vipJohnT
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time trying Braven and will definitely go Back !!

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Beatriz
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was great! Mushroom soup was not good, tasted like flour, roux wasnt cooked fully. We loved the restaurant but the parking experience was less than desirable. They said to park in the ice district central parking but the access gets closed after a certain hour (we left early around 7pm) then you have to contact many people to even be able to get back into the parking lot. Kind of ruins a good experience. Prices are what you expect of a restaurant like and the flavours dis not disappoint (except for the soup) but a 7oz filet at 46 dollars with no sides when the actual value of the steak at cost must be around 11 dollars seemed absurd.

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vipVeryImpressed
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Came here to celebrate a birthday!
Parking for this place is a nightmare and I couldn’t find anything on the website that helped prior to me going out. After 15 mins and an explanation from Marriott got to the parking garage at the other side of the building. We could have bucked up $35 for valet to park at the Marriott but why. So we had to drive to the other side of the building to park.
Hostess was nice but didn’t know much about the parking issues. Due to covid a number of the walkways were now closed to access the other parking lot so we didn’t know how to get back to our car when we are finished.
Table we got was pretty small and felt like a table you sit at for fast food not a steak house had to pile things up on the table to fit everything when our entrees arrived. Everything else about the room was great I found but it was pretty dark and our table didn’t have a light above it. Probably due to coronas.
Server was nice but service was lacking. Didn’t seem crazy busy but felt like we just had an order taker, we had to flag her down if we wanted anything. Dessert was served before the cutlery and to get that we had to go ask the hostess for it. Took for ever to get the bill, I had enough time to go to the hotel front desk to get directions to the parking lot come back and still wait 10 mins to pay up. Yes it was that long
Food was fantastic from apps to dessert only issue is getting salt in a dish with a spoon. Hard to sprinkle a bit on when it is served like that but I will blame the Ronas for that as well. Food was great though!

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GabyR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We change to booth table. tables for two was to isolated. The steaks was delicious. The salmon wrap in prosciutto was okay. It would be nice to add a drizzly caramel or maple sauce to cut the salt from the prosciutto.
Waitress was excellent.

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DawitM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Shouldn't call yourself steakhouse with two types of steaks on the menu.

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Steaklover
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent, during vivid, so limited seating, but restaurant was still pretty busy. Food was very good, except the sides. They were only ok.

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RAMONAPS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I enjoyed celebrating Birthday with my hubby and friends.. they came out with a lovely dessert that says happy birthday on the plate !

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BRad
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was fantastic!!!!

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vipLanaK
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was lovely and personable. Our meal was perfect. Great night out.

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Cajaho
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Our server was amazing but the food was mediocre.

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Carrie
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was fabulous and the atmosphere was perfect for date night.

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EvanL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was really good! Food came out quickly and the cocktails were very good.

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vipSHABIM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Ross was awesome in meeting and greeting us! Our food took over 20 mins and we had to ask a few times thought they forgot about us!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

This whole experience was very confusing.. from the parking, to finding the restaurant to where we were supposed to get seated.. our table wasn’t ready so they sat us in the lounge and they told us our table was ready but we’re hesitant to transfer drinks they wanted us to set up in the lounge before going to the restaurant it was all very confusing and the cocktails were definitely the worst I’ve had. The server was really nice but I definitely won’t be going back

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PatriciaH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was decent and the space is very beautiful.

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MatthewF
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Friday night-reservation -several items not available including the Ribeye! Table for two was tiny and on the verge of uncomfortable. $35 valet is nuts. Not worth the effort to go downtown for dinner.

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Grubby
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Downtown dining week was a huge win for Braven. Guests and I, enjoyed a three course dinner for an affordable $50. Food was amazing and very well portioned.

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SRFK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

While the ambiance and décor of the restaurant is nice, you go for the food. Sadly they are sorely lacking in this department. I had the Calamari, Brisket and Vanilla Ice cream. The calamari was good, better than average, but certainly not amazing. The beef brisket fell far, far, far short of expectations. It was as far as you could get from melt in your mouth / fall off your fork without being burnt. It was overcooked, a bit dry and tough. If I was a chef, I would be embarrassed to serve a dish so poorly prepared. On the plus side, the vanilla ice cream was great! It’s hard to screw up vanilla ice cream and thankfully they did not after the brisket disaster. First time trying, won’t be back again. Way better options in the city who know how to prepare food.

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FelixD
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a wonderful time and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Only thing to point out the parking validation which is only 90 minutes. Could be longer if this is a fine dining experience.

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Eatout
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This restaurant is usually verrrry noisy. Due to COVID restrictions capacity is greatly reduced allowing for a more enjoyable experience.
The food is quite good and server Carl, superb.

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swamy
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Went for downtown dining week, the braised beef had run out, told this happened two nights in a row. My canelloni was forgettable and not very good. Braven is a higher priced joeys or moxies.

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RickB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was awesome. Definitely recommend as we were very pleased.

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Yegfoodie
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was poor, literally took over two hours from sitting down to getting out entrees.

Food was nothing special, especially for the price. Mediocre, the other couple with us agreed that it left something to be desired.

The room was nice, I did enjoy the atmosphere.

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GinaC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

The food was very underwhelming, especially for the price point. The calamari and tuna were barely seasoned and the soup was barely warm. Service was very friendly though

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vipTraceyN
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the first time and will definitely be back again! Food was spectacular, with something for everyone on the menu. Classy restaurant in which you can dress up but also laid back enough that jeans work too. Service was amazing with suggestions on food choices and very personable staff.

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vipboldtman
Edmonton
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. Only thing better than the food was the service. Our favourite restaurant for a special occasion.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Seated too close to exit; felt like we were eating in a hallway. Food fantastic.

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KellyT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall experience was excellent. Amber our waitress was AWESOME, food very flavorful and nice portions. Will definitely go back and recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, great food and wine selection.

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LeoZ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Was there to celebrate a birthday. Terrific sashimi and tartare - you will not find any better ones in town. Only that the server messed up the order, three times, brought dishes in then quickly took them away. Not perfect, but not detrimental either. Highly recommended.

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BirthdayCelebration
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing and the service was great. Food was very good, but not a place I would need to visit for a second time.

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vipNatalias
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

My husband and I booked a table for our anniversary there on a Friday night. We got 15 min late, however i notified the restaurant via their text confirmation service.
Once we arrived one of their male host had taken us to one of the worst table in the restaurant and tells us "Happy Anniversary, Enjoy!" Obviously, I thought initially it was a joke, however once i asked him if there was another table in the restaurant, he very rudely indicated "you guys were late so we gave your table away!".
I felt like he put us in the corner of shame. This happened while the restaurant had multiple empty tables.
He let us sit there for 2 minutes and then returned to us saying that he found a table for us.

I guess to put it in that way. My husband and I have traveled the world and have been late to restaurants in the past and no one has ever treated us this way, but at Braven I believe they may have a false perception of self inflated ego that they are too cool for people to arrive late (but notifying them).
I hope someone monitors these reviews and they have a talk to their hosts on how to diplomatically behave in these type of situations instead of being passive aggressive. In the meantime I will make sure that our friends in the city do not waste they time and energy at Braven( there are better restaurants in the city to enjoy a weekend night)

FAQs

Braven is rated 4.3 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

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.