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Darling, Edmonton, AB

Darling

4.6
4.6
271 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
The inspiration for Darling comes from our love for great food & wine enjoyed with friends. Creating an inviting and warm space welcome to all, we hope you’ll join us as a neighbour and leave as a friend.

Darling’s sharing plates menu created by our talented Head Chef, Lindsay James, focuses on local ingredient-driven, globally inspired dishes, showcasing the best of the season. You can always count on it being approachable and nourishing.

Darling’s natural wine list is always rotating to bring you thoughtful and exciting unique finds.

We're open for Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10-3pm!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    Lindsay James
  • Neighbourhood
    Edmonton
  • Cross Street
    96 street and Whyte Ave (82 ave)
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Great for brunch

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Edmonton

    Great for brunch

271 Reviews
  1. JudithB

    Edmonton

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another fantastic brunch at Darling! We tried 2 new dishes and loved them both. My husband exclaimed that “Darling is to brunch what Bar Bricco is to dinner.” That is the highest praise! We will definitely be back to try 2 new dishes.

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  2. JAbuds

    Calgary

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice simple and cool decor and layout. Good drinks. Outstanding warm brassica salad but carpaccio, burrata and dessert were subpar.

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  3. Peter

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wine was not interesting and expensive. For the what it cost we felt the service was brisk and lacked finesse

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  4. showboy

    Edmonton

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Minimal and pretty room, server kindly adjusted the speaker volume above us, portions were massive (french toast for me, Darling plate for him), cute little water glasses, great coffee, inspiring, simple brunch menu and can't wait for a dinner and for patio season!

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  5. AlexandraT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quaint atmosphere gives off an intimate and comfortable vibe that is unmatched. The dishes emanate high cuise and the staff are hospitable, warm, and friendly. Go for the wine, stay for the vibes, and you’ll be raving on about the food for days.

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  6. JudithB

    Edmonton

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our brunch was excellent! We had the Benny, and the Spanish Potato Omelette. Both are outstandingly delicious.  We will be back!

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  7. MICHAELM

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty sad when the menu is limited and they run out of a main entre being steak by 8pm

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  8. CherylF

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, love the vibe, love the food and love the staff! This is our third time there and we will keep going back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely space The food is fantastic and presented beautifully and tastes as delicious as it looks. I’d highly recommend

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  10. SaraW

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding and is never the same from meal to meal. The service was very good and the staff were attentive and service oriented. Great experience Thanks!

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  11. MattG

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful restaurant we have here. My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of eating here and the food was fantastic. Wine selection was great with a variety of wines to suit different tastes. Service was also top notch. Highly recommend Darling for a date night!

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  12. katiew

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! Great vibes!!

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  13. RNIK

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Need to have a better wine selection but happy we could bring our own and pay the $25 corkage.

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  14. Allison

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Especially loved the Brassica Salad.

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  15. Jody

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, food was good, linguini was extremely salty.

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  16. MeganS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious fresh food. Attentive service staff. Very reasonable prices. Highly recommend making a reservation as it is a small space and fills up quickly.

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  17. LouiseL

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! The server was not as welcoming. The ambiance was nice. The music a bit loud. Overall we enjoyed our time.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service , food and ambiance! Can’t wait to go back soon!

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  19. GastronomicAdventurer

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying their dinner menu. All the recommendations were on point. Food was delicious! Amazing service and beautiful/cozy atmosphere. Definitely will be coming back for more!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience , especially for smaller groups. Turkish eggs with yogurt was a good combination. Loved the omelette. The dinner menu looks a little bigger, can’t wait to try it! Also, they don’t serve dessert at brunch 🥺

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  21. Soubs

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went here for Sunday brunch with a friend, and shared the Darling plate with extra rye toast ( homemade) and a side of hash browns. It was more than enough for the two of us. Everything was beautifully plated and very tasty. Tom our server was attentive without being intrusive. Excellent service and always with a smile! Thanks, Tom. The restaurant is small, ( expect to be close to your neighbor) and has a European feel to it. We have also been here for a wine and tapas afternoon, which was also excellent. We can highly recommend Darling.

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  22. foodie

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food menu was good and love the vegetarian choices, but the seasoning was quite salty. The Miso Cod was slightly over cooked, and the mushrooms does not need to be pickled. Mushrooms are great by itself.

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  23. Lisan

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch on a Saturday. Food and drink were very well prepared. Great flavours and presentation. I love the wine list, especially the natty wines. They accommodated one person in our party who was celiac; no issues whatsoever. Will definitely return next time we are in Edmonton.

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  24. LisaB

    Edmonton

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cute spot to go on a date or catch up with a good friend over a couple of glasses of wine. We sat at the and were taken great care of.

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  25. CarlyB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darling is always a great evening out! Amazing ambiance, wine, and service,

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  26. MaureenV

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Cold food, eggs no salt pepper at table or offered, worst server didn’t even look at us. Had our coats on before she figured out we were done.

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  27. Nikki

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic - desserts were a little bit underwhelming but the main eats are worth coming back for. Service was lovely and we had no one booked at our table after us so we were able to enjoy some cocktails after dinner with no rush out. Wine selection is unique and well curated. Will definitely be back!

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  28. KrisV

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m so particular and every single time we visit, it’s been fantastic. Last night was 100% perfection. Would not have changed a thing (other than me secretly fangirling over Chef sitting at the counter - please pass on that her creations are pure magic. I’m a huge fan!!) Thank you again for creating this little gem of a spot. It’s truly my absolute favorite place <3

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  29. KellyK

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the unique. Server was lovely. The room is very comfortable and calming. I’ll be back!

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  30. GastronomicAdventurer

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was absolutely wonderful! I will definitely be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed the gluten free options but find the wine overpriced and final bill was high for a light meal of three share plates.

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  32. DaishaW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, including our server Jade. But you guys need to get decaf coffee!! Please! Xoxoxox

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  33. RobynH

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Remember to read the small print! Our reservation was for 6:15 We were enjoying our evening and did not get right down to ordering our food and drink. Poor wine selection for people who luck a full bodied red wine. The food was tasty but small portions, we ordered 4 dishes and bread and butter and all 4 of us left hungry. At 7:50 we were informed the next reservation for our table would be arriving soon, company policy! Small print when booking your reservation is for 1hr and 45 min only. We ask if we had time for dessert and were told they are quick so it would be fine. Dessert came 15 min later. Carrot cake had little to no taste but the apple crumble was good. Service was informative but slow. We left feeling a little disappointed and rushed! We should have read the small print!

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  34. MichaelY

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Awesome service,

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  35. LornaM

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The oysters were so-so, the salad and croquettes were great!

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  36. YevheniiV

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vine selection, delicious food and friendly hospitality. All in one place!

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  37. JuliannaB

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! It lives up to its name. Darling in all ways.

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  38. JohannaL

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular brunch. Beautiful space and excellent service. We brought our toddler for a special brunch and despite expecting it would be a bit of a stretch for her to behave in a more upscale spot than she’s used to we found the staff were so kind and accommodating. She enjoyed her French toast and has been asking every day since for more! My compté eggs Benny was sensational and we will be back for sure.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional! Food was top notch and cocktails were delicious! They know what they’re doing here! We will be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small menu but intentionally out together. Quality was excellent and the portions were reasonable and shareable. Our server was attentive and thoughtful.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Darling is rated 4.6 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Darling

9616 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 1S1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    96 street and Whyte Ave (82 ave)
  • Neighbourhood
    Edmonton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Wine Bar, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    Lindsay James
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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