Braven

4.4
390 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steak
In light of provincial regulations, we are closed for indoor dining. Join us on our covered and heated patio!

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.

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 390 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Enjoyed lunch on the patio. Food was great but service was disappointing. Our server rarely checked in on us and it was quite difficult to get another round of drinks, etc. Often times we would have to flag down other servers or support staff for what we needed. Would return more often if service improves.

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vipMagglesk
Calgary
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time in Edmonton and also this restaurant. It was outstanding. Love it and will be back.

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Regg
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Can't really complain, check the menu before you go. Service is great, I'll let you decide on the rest!

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JADRA
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an excellent experience . I feel bad that i did not catch names of the hostess and our waiter . Our dinner was at 7;45 On Saturday April 3 . Our hostess She seated us ( family of 5 ) at one table that we did not particularly like . When we asked to change it she was supper happy to assist us . We got first booth on left side . Our waiter was AN AMAZING gentlemen , very friendly and professional . I will be back and will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends . Food was great as well , but even if it was not ,for me experience and friendliness of the people working there would make it up .

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ScottD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service and a relaxing atmosphere. Prices are high , but for the quality of the food and service. It is justified.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Was ok. They put us in a side room with very little going on and seemed like we were put there because the main room with the fun atmosphere was full. Didn’t have the wine we wanted off the menu. Nothing crazy.

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vipCheckitoutyeg2020
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

2nd time at Braven in one year. Nice atmosphere however my dish selection was disappointing. Shrimp and scallop linguine was so salty I could not really enjoy it. Drinks were good. Shared a delicious phyilo pastry cheesecake as well.

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YEGGinger
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Our server was amazing! The staff were all very accommodating and the food was very good. The Phyllo Cheesecake alone was worth it! SO good!

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vipDouglas
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was on a Monday, quiet at 6:30, by 7:30 a number of tables around the edge of the room. Service was excellent. The food great.

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SunnyK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Police presence made me uncomfortable. Police were rude and aggressive towards patrons dining.

Braven
Responded on March 26, 2021

We are very sorry to learn of your experience while dining with us. Please be assured that the comfort and safety of our guests is our top priority. As within all communities, from time to time law enforcement is required to enter a public establishment. On the rare occasion when this occurs, we endeavour to minimize any possible disturbance to our guests. We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience that was caused.

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RyanF
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible anniversary dinner. Our waiter was excellent and his recommendations for food and drinks we're spot on, we'll defiantly be back!

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vipMaurizioC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and services. We keep coming to this restaurant.

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JamesC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melanie was a great bilingual server and very attentive. Food recommendations were excellent and the timing between courses was perfect.
It was quiet and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and service, would highly recommend!

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Bonnie
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went to Braven to celebrate my husbands birthday! Nick our waiter was awesome! Knowledgeable and attentive but not overly so! We were having a romantic dinner and was aware of that Meal was fabulous and a great wine selection

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LaurieP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Short rib very good. Cod rubbery, small and way over priced for what we ecperienced

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TrentC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was pedestrian, especially at that price point.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing experience for my boyfriend and i on our anniversary, they even had a quite place for us that was perfect. Will be going back and i highly recommend

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! We tried appetizers, salad, steak, entrees and dessert and there wasn’t a single thing that was not outstanding. Our server was also very on top of things and friendly. Highly recommend!

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vipKamsen
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Staff, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing date night place or intimate celebration location! Highly recommend, the service alone was enough to get me to come back!

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L7vqkc
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Dining at Braven is a treat. They have good service (may want to consider leaving a caraf of water on the table to make hydration easier) and the food arrives quite timely and has the taste and visual appeal to match the ambiance of the dining room. My steak was cooked almost perfect, slightly over cooked for medium rare but far made up for that with great taste. Wine selection is descent and overall the experience is worth having again and again for sure.

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JeffG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was fantastic , great value on the wine list

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DawnaR
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner was nice and quiet due to covid !

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Mamatima
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lunch booking and we found the food to be well prepared and delicious. The service was attentive and the ambiance was relaxing and comfortable. Covid protocols are followed and taken seriously. I found the food to be on the pricy side but we enjoyed the meal.

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MUNUGHAAA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and the server was out of thus world friendly and polite. He gave us an experience to remember. He was helpful in guiding us with our choices

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went for nice dinner at Braven last night and it was exceptional! We had a great waiter who went above and beyond, giving food and drink recommendations which he nailed. The food, service and vibe were a 10/10. We will come back every time we come to the city! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The food was not great and under seasoned but the service was great

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AlTi
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice place and food was good. The service is exceptionally pretentious. This is Edmonton. "The chef wont sub veggies for potatoes as his plates are a whole meal experience" what? But for an extra $10 you can get a side of veggies. huh? The grilled shrimp is peel and eat. Once you dealt with all the grease and crap running off your elbows they tasted ok. No one expects pub food peel and eat shrimp in a fine dining location. It was mediocre at best due to the service. Drink refills were so slow it cost them as it lowers the bill. There are lots of places that make you feel like they want you to be there. I'd recommend against going here.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

This was the second time my wife and I have had dinner at Braven. The first time I ordered a prime rib which they had on special that evening. It was supposed to come medium rare but was extremely overdone to the point where there was absolutely no red meat and was terribly dry. I had to send it back but they had apparently run out of any more so they whipped me up a Bolognese instead which was decent. That aside the management took good care of us and comp'd my meal, our desert and wine. They were very apologetic and seemed to legitimately care. That effort was enough for us to try it again so we returned this past weekend. We both had pasta dishes this time. Mine was a delicious rigatoni with sausage, excellent flavor, an excellent meal. My wife had a linguine seafood dish but hers was very disapointing. It was so bland in comparison to mine, almost like they had forgotten to season it properly. It came with shrimp and there was supposed to be crab in it but we couldn't find any. Again, the management were very considerate and comp'd our deserts. Besides these issues, thre restaurant atmosphere itself is very inviting although a bit noisy. Especially if you're seated near the entrance which is within earshot of the hotel lounge area. I think we'd be willing to try Braven one more time given our 50/50 experiences and also some slack should be given I suppose due to the restaurant having just re-opened recently due to covid restrictions.

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JonathanM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I were going to go half and half - she got the short rib and I got the filet mignon. One bite into the Filet Mignon and I didn't want to share it anymore. I got a taste of the short rib, which was excellent as well, and we both left thinking we out-ordered the other...that's hard to do. Good selection of wine, although that was a bit on the pricey side, but I'd go as far as to say this is the best steakhouse in the city right now.

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KMoretti
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing from start to finish. The service was great, our waitress was so kind and great to talk to. The food and drinks were exceptional, definitely a must go to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

First bottle of wine was off. Service was slow and bizarre-all courses had to be ordered at the same time. Steak was dry and lacking flavour.

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RobynW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible! From the moment we walked in we were treated top notch! We had the opportunity to sit right at the kitchen bar where Chef Jeremy and his team went above and beyond to make our night! It was an amazing experience! Our server, Nick, was fun and attentive. The atmosphere was perfect for a Saturday night. Our food was so delicious. We didn’t want to leave! We will be back!

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JohannesC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and big serving. The ambiance was also classy.

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SherylO
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing dinner experience. Food and service were outstanding. Would recommend Braven to anyone.

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GDeljoke
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place and atmosphere, service was spectacular. Shout out to the chef , for an amazing meal.

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MikeG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Nothing to comment................................

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Beck
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing as was the service. Our waiter was the perfect balance of attentive but let us enjoy our meal and conversation without constantly checking in!
My husband said his steak was one of the absolute best he has ever had and we highly recommend the goat cheese and wild mushroom appetizer, it is AMAZING and served in such a fun and unique way.
If you are looking for a good meal and a great night out Braven is the place!

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Marv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!!!
Oysters, foie gras, black cod, and rib eye, old fashioned, and the duchess! We finished everything and zero left overs!

FAQs

Braven is rated 4.4 stars by 390 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.